We lose 50 to 100 strands of hair every day, which is generally considered normal for a healthy adult person. However, losing more hair than this daily amount may mean that the time to take action has already come.
If you face with the hair loss, hair thinning or receding hairline, the first thing you need to do is to see a doctor and tell your complaints. Your hair loss might be caused by several reasons such as malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, menopause, thyroid problems, etc. Although the most common form of hair loss in men and women is Androgenic Alopecia (also known as genetic, inherited pattern baldness and thinning hair), there are also various causes of hair loss, including medical conditions such as Trichotillomania or Alopecia Areata, chemotherapy treatments, medications, diet, stress and more.
The most common and satisfying hair loss treatment is hair transplant surgery. If you decide to undergo a hair transplant operation, your surgeon will guide you about the whole process and will choose one of the methods among Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE), Direct Hair Implant (DHI) and all the other latest techniques according to your need, to your hair loss level and to your expectations.
However, if you don’t consider hair transplant surgery now, some natural hair growth and thickener ingredients can help you at a certain level at home. Here is a list of some of the natural remedies to treat hair loss.
Aloe vera is a great home remedy as a hair loss cure that works to soothe a damaged scalp and to create a healthy environment for hair follicles to grow. Aloe vera also helps clean up sebum which clogs follicles and prevents hair growth. One of the using tips of aloe vera is to apply it as gel or juice onto your scalp, leave it on for about 40 minutes and then rinse your scalp with lukewarm water. Repeat this natural hair loss treatment three to four times a week. You may also use shampoo or conditioner that contain aloe vera.
Coconut oil is highly rich in vitamins E, K and also antioxidants that strengthen and moisturize your hair. It also has antimicrobial properties that fight scalp infections and dandruff. To use this natural home remedy for hair loss, take one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and slightly warm it. Gently apply the oil to your scalp and especially to your hair roots. Leave it on about 40 to 50 minutes and then shampoo your hair as usual. If you have oily hair, you can do a leave-in cure overnight or for a few hours before you wash it.
Jojoba oil highly moisturizes hair and stimulates hair growth. And fortunately, jojoba oil doesn’t leave behind any greasy look after being washed out. Jojoba is rich in components including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper and zinc which are very effective to nourish hair.
To use this natural hair loss treatment at home, warm a few drops of jojoba oil slightly in your hands, massage it gently into your hair roots in circular movements and rinse your hair after 30 minutes.
Recent studies have shown that onion juice greatly supports hair growth and prevents hair loss. Onion with sulfur in it improves the blood circulation to fight with hair loss. It is a very effective remedy that successfully treats patchy alopecia areata by promoting hair growth.
Onion also contains antibacterial properties that treat scalp infections and fight dandruff and sebum. To use, grate an onion, squeeze its juice and massage the juice all over your scalp. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse it with warm water, and your regular shampoo.
Rosemary oil is an essential oil which has strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties that treat dandruff, infections and sebum. Rosemary oil also works as a potent hair stimulant when applied directly to the scalp and hair roots. To use, mix a few drops of rosemary oil and olive oil. Massage that mix onto your scalp gently. Cover your head with a hair cap, wait for about 40 minutes and then rinse well with warm water.
Applying an egg mask to your hair as much beneficial as eating at least one egg a day. Egg contains a high level of protein, thus helps prevent hair loss and promote hair regrowth to a great extent. To use egg as a natural hair loss treatment, mix one egg and one tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. You can also add one tablespoon of honey as well (to moisturize and clean up your scalp). Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then wash your hair with warm water and your regular shampoo.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Hair loss can also be caused by clogged hair follicles. To prevent or fix clogged hair follicles, try rinsing your scalp with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. This natural hair loss treatment may work to unclog pores and promote hair growth. Hair that looks dull and limp wants to be more alkaline. An applicable acid substance, like Apple Cider Vinegar, helps to reduce pH and brings healthy balance of hair back.
Yogurt, also known as Greek yogurt or yogurt, works as a natural conditioner for hair. Yogurt contains vitamin B5, proteins and antibiotics that are extremely beneficial for good hair quality and hair regrowth. To benefit from this, you can take two tablespoons of yogurt in a bowl, add some honey and a few drops of lemon juice into it. Mix the ingredients well and apply this natural hair loss treatment mixture to your scalp and hair roots. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Apply this mixture twice a week regularly.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in January 2019.