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Home Remedies For Hair Thinning or Hair loss

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Watching your hair thin out can be extremely painful. Brushing and running your hands through your hair become things that you start to dread. Not to mention the amount of added stress that comes with hair fall. But, don’t give in yet! There are still things you can do to stop and reverse hair fall.

Hair fall can be caused by a myriad of factors like unhealthy lifestyles, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, hormonal imbalances, poor hair care, and genetics. And so, there are also a plethora of modern treatments and techniques available that promise to help reverse it. But did you know that using ingredients from your kitchen could also fix the problem? Following is a list of 5 natural home remedies to treat hair thinning.

Home Remedies For Hair Thinning or Hair loss

1.Aloe Vera

You Will Need

2 tsp aloe vera gel

Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process

Extract about 2 teaspoons of gel from an aloe vera leaf. You can do this by slicing the leaf with a knife and simply scooping the gel out.

Blend the gel so that it gets to a smooth consistency.

Start massaging the gel into your scalp with your fingertips.

After massaging your scalp for about 5 minutes with the gel, leave it on for an additional 25 minutes.

Rinse it out with warm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes that help heal and repair dead skin cells. This helps stimulate hair growth from dormant hair follicles, increasing hair volume. Daily consumption of aloe vera juice is also recommended to help promote hair growth.Eggs

2Eggs

You Will Need

1 whole egg

1 tbsp olive oil

Shower cap

Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

20 minutes

Process

In a bowl, combine one egg with one tablespoon of olive oil. Stir until you get a smooth mixture.

Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.

Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, leave it on for about 20 minutes.

Cover your hair with a shower cap during this time to avoid a mess.

Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water. Do not use warm water to wash your hair at this point as it can ‘cook’ the egg.

Finish by conditioning your hair. (You may skip this step if you have oily hair.)

How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Eggs are a rich source of protein and sulfur. Frequent protein treatments are crucial for thick and healthy hair.

3. Avocado

You Will Need

1 ripe avocado

1 ripe banana

Shower cap

Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes-1 hour

Process

Mash the avocado and banana in a bowl until you get a smooth, lump-free mixture.

Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.

Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, leave it on for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Cover your hair with a shower cap during this time to avoid a mess.

Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water.

You can skip conditioning as the hair mask will leave your hair feeling soft and smooth.

How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Avocado is well-known for its numerous health benefits. In combination with banana, it deeply nourishes and conditions your hair and follicles, promoting healthy hair growth

4. Henna Leaves

You Will Need

A bunch of fresh henna leaves

1 cup water

Shower cap

Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

3 hours

Process

Grind the fresh henna leaves with some water until you get a smooth mixture.

Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.

Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, leave it on for about 3 hours.

Cover your hair with a shower cap during this time to avoid a mess.

Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water.

How Often?

Once a month.

Why This Works

Henna seals the hair cuticle which, in turn, strengthens the hair shaft. It also balances the pH of the scalp and imparts a natural color onto your hair. The leaves also have conditioning properties, which soften your hair and make it more manageable.

5.Coconut Oil

You Will Need

2 tbsp coconut oil

Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process

In a bowl, heat the coconut oil for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.

Use your fingertips to massage the oil into your scalp.

After massaging your scalp for about 15 minutes, work the oil into the rest of your hair and leave it on for an additional 30 minutes.

Optionally, you could sleep with the oil in your hair and then wash it off in the morning.

Rinse the oil out with shampoo.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Coconut oil contains ingredients that naturally condition your hair and also promote growth. It is rich in essential minerals and fat, iron, and potassium that prevent hair breakage. It also helps maintain scalp health and prevents issues such as dandruff.

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