Who doesn’t want long and silky hair? Nevertheless, we all know that those silky locks come at a huge price. With growing dust and pollution and irregular bodily functions, it is almost impossible to maintain long hair unless your lifestyle allows it. Although there are several cosmetic companies and hair products that claim to limit hair fall, we all know that most of these products contain harsh chemicals that can do more harm than good to your hair. For those who are skeptical of the high priced clinical solutions, here are some natural home remedies that can drastically reduce hair fall.
1. Hot Oil Treatment
It is easy to buy the various hair care products that make your hair look attractive, but the chemicals can often leave the scalp dry and the hair under nourished. The best way to bring new life into dry, unhealthy hair is by giving it a homemade hot oil treatment. Take two tablespoons of coconut oil and heat it in a water bath for around four to five minutes till the oil is lukewarm. Add one tablespoon of jojoba oil and one tablespoon of olive oil to the warm coconut oil and massage into your scalp in gentle circular motions. The jojoba oil is said to have natural anti-fungal properties that protects the scalp from infection. Olive oil, on the other hand, protects the scalp from dandruff and dryness.
2. Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves
To make nourishing oil for your hair, take around 500ml of coconut oil and add a whole branch of curry leaves. Heat the mix on a medium flame till the curry leaves start to crackle. Once the curry leaves turn black, take the vessel off the heat and stir till the leaves dissolve in the oil. The residue left by the curry leaves is deemed to have both antibacterial and antifungal properties, while also making hair naturally black. You can also add a teaspoon of crushed pepper to the mix, as black pepper is a suitable remedy for dandruff and dryness. You may also use this mix for an occasional hot oil therapy.
3. Onion Juice
While cutting one can bring tears to the eyes, onion juice is one of the best remedies for hair loss. According to hair experts, onion juice contains a natural dose of sulphur that not only removes unwanted dryness from your scalp but also aids blood circulation. Onion juice reacts directly with hair follicles and protects them from infection and fungus buildup. In fact, onion juice is said to be so potent that it can regenerate dead roots and encourage them regrowth. Simply apply the onion juice to your hair and leave for up to thirty minutes before washing off with a mild shampoo. You can also add a little coconut oil to the juice if you’re not happy with the pungent smell. However, cleansing the solution with shampoo removes the scent so one can be totally care free while trying this remedy.
4. Fresh Natural Yogurt
Are you tired of using the various conditioners available in the market that offer no benefit for your hair? A good hair silkening and smoothing remedy is to apply fresh natural yogurt (curd). Curd can be mixed with a variety of other ingredients that will benefit the hair. The curd acts as a natural conditioner and its acidic nature also removes dandruff from the scalp. Simply apply curd mixed with a little gram flour and crushed black pepper and leave on the hair until it dries. Wash the hair with shampoo to get smooth, stronger hair. Repeating the procedure once in a week can offer visible results over a couple of months.
5. Olive Oil
Known to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, Olive oil is one of the best remedies against hair fall and hair loss. Heat and pollution can often leave your hair devastated, and once you start losing hair the only solution may be to shave your head. Alternatively, you can also apply olive oil regularly on your scalp to make the hair dandruff free and shiny. Olive oil is also said to prevent excess DHT build up, which is considered to be one of the major reasons for hair loss in men.
6. Fenugreek Seeds
Used commonly as a spice in various countries, Fenugreek (methi) seeds are known to be a great alternative to the high chemical infused hair products. Fenugreek contains a healthy dose of proteins, vitamin C, Potassium, Iron, Lecithin and Nicotinic Acid, all of which are said to be beneficial for hair growth. Simply take a handful of fenugreek seeds and soak them in water for 24 hours. You can later use the water to give hair a shiny rinse. Make a fine paste with the soaked fenugreek seeds and mix in a tablespoon of coconut milk. Apply the mix onto your hair from the roots to the tips and leave for up to thirty minutes. Wash hair with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
Stress is known to be one of the major contributing factors to hair loss. While we know that we cannot truly escape the tensions and stress of daily life, we can relax the mind. Meditation is an effective way to combat stress and relax the mind. While one can perform a number of yoga Asanas that are said to be good for hair loss, a simple hourly meditation can also be effective. Meditation relaxes the nerves of your brain and enhances blood circulation in the body. This helps remove any unwanted stress. Over time, you will start to feel lighter.
The daily hustle and bustle of the modern life can certainly be devastating on your scalp. Nevertheless, these above simple home remedies are helpful for maintaining smooth, wavy locks of hair for many years.