Do you feel distressed and upset due to excessive hair loss and is spoiling your overall appearance?
All around the world’s population, 85% of men and 45% of women suffer from hair fall. One survey revealed that 14% more men with full heads of hair were selected for job interviews as compared to men with less hair. 
 
Hair loss has turned into one of the biggest worries among men, women and children. Hair loss could be a serious life adapting condition as it affects careers and marriages along with self esteem  and emotional well-being. Hair loss not only affects your appearance but also knocks down your confidence, interpersonal relationships and even careers.
 
A normal amount of hair loss for a person could be upto 75-100 strands of hair. Even though hair comes in many colors and textures, all hairs are made up of keratin. The common ingredient of the human hair is protein called keratin, which is also found in other human body parts such as skin, teeth, fingernails and toenails.

Causes of hair loss:

Stress, medical issues, aging, hormonal changes, thyroid, diabetes, high stress levels, genes, vitamin deficiency and immune system reactions are also major reasons for hair loss

Today, we are going to learn some of the home remedies which are proven and tested methods and are easily available in our kitchen.
 

Tip 1 : Neem leaves

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Neem also known as Indian Liliac, is an essential ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines. Neem has a really high level of antioxidants which helps in protecting the scalp from the ongoing damage which is usually cause by the free radicals.
 
The properties of neem leaves are able to address the root cause of hair loss, thereby stimulating the growth of healthy strong hair.

How to use?

  • Boil the neem leaves in water till the water comes down to half its quantity.
  • Let the mixture cool.
  • Apply this mixture on your scalp daily before going to sleep.
By following this technique for 1 month, you will definitely notice some changes in the quality of your hair.

Note: Store the mixture in a refrigerator.

Benefits of neem leaves for hair:

  • It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, thus results in controlling dandruff.
  • Strengthen hair follicles.
  • It is anti-oxidant which prevents premature greying of hair.
  • Hydrates dry ends of hair.
  • Clears the clogged pores and enhances hair growth.
  • Treats lice from scalp.
  • Treats scalp infections.
  • Conditions dry hair.
  • Prevents split ends, frizzy hair.

Tip 2 : Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

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Amla or Indian Gooseberry is an extremely nutritious, sour fruit, which contains high amount of Vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes hair growth and improves hair health. Amla is known to provide a number of health benefits as well as hair benefits.
 

How to use?

  • Dry the amla under sun rays for 1-2 days.
  • Boil the dried amla in coconut oil/any oil  till the oil turns black.
  • Let it cool.
  • Massage this oil on your scalp as well as apply it on your hair strands.
  • Wash your hairs with a mild shampoo, next day.
  • You can follow this method, twice a week.

Benefits of amla for hair:

  • Controls hair fall
  • Reverses grey hair.
  • Acts as a natural hair conditioner.
  • Helps with dandruff and other health conditions
  • Adds shine and texture to your hair
  • Regulates head’s blood circulation
  • Hair strengthening
  • Prevents hair damages
  • Gets rid of lice
  • Destroys split ends
  • Anti-microbial
  • Enhances hair color

Tip 3 : Coconut milk

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Coconut milk is a milky white liquid extracted from coconut flesh, used as a base in cooking. It is higher in healthy saturated fatty acids. It has an excellent moisturising properties and can be used as a scalp tonic for dry, itchy and irritated scalp.

How to use?

  • Grate the coconut.
  • Grind the grated coconut and squeeze out the milk.
  • Apply the coconut milk on your scalp with the help of a dry brush.
  • Leave it for about 20 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with cold water.
  • And wash your hairs with shampoo.
You must follow this process once a week for better results.

Benefits of Coconut milk for hair:

  • High in protein
  • Restores dry hair and scalp
  • Contains vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6.
  • Natural hair conditioner
  • Fights bacterial infection
  • Treats greying hair

Tip 4 : Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is an ancient, popular medicinal plant that has been used since ages. It is best known for treating skin infections, injuries but also has several other beneficial effects on health.

This gel is widely used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The gel contains bioactive compounds such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.

How to use?

  • Wash your hairs with shampoo.
  • Extract the pulp content from the aloe leaf.
  • Massage the pulp into your scalp.
  • Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with cold water.
You must follow this proces twice a week for better results.

Benefits of  Aloe Vera for hair:

  • Aloe Vera has chemical composition similar to keratin, which hairs are made of.
  • Rejuvenates hair follicles.
  • Reduces hair thinning.
  • Locks moisture and nutrients in the hair follicles.
  • Restores the pH balance of the scalp.
  • Repairs the dead skin cells on the scalp.
  • Promotes hair growth.

Tip 5 : Onions

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Onion being a good source of sulfur, has many therapeutic properties. Also known as a bulb onion, is a vegetable most widely cultivated. It contains strong-smelling organosulfur compounds that have the ability to fight cancer cells in humans.

How to use?

  • Grate the onions and extract its juice.
  • Apply the juice on your scalp with your finger tips.
  • Cover your strands, from root to tip by the juice.
  • Leave it on for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and wash your hairs with shampoo.
You can follow this remedy twice a week.

Benefits of Onion juice for hair:

  • Minimises hair breakage.
  • Adds volume to your hair.
  • Lends a healthy shine.
  • Fights lice infestation.
  • Helps against premature hair greying.
  • High is sulfur content which is essential for regeneration of hair follicles.
  • Creates a natural shine for your hair.
  • Replenishes the nutrients you have lost from the scalp.
  • Great source of anti-oxidants, which helps prevent environmental damage.

Tip 6 : Curry Leavess (Kadi patta)

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Curry leaves mostly known as kadi patta is a staple in Indian dishes. The fragrance of curry leaves  not only add aroma to the food but they are also loaded with immense health benefits. Curry leaves are full of health and beauty benefits and they can do wonders for your hair.

How to use?

  • Boil coconut oil/any oil.
  • Add curry leaves in your hair oil.
  • Let it cool.
  • Apply and massage your scalp with the oil.
  • Wash your hairs with shampoo the next day.
Follow this method twice a week for better results.

Benefits of curry leaves for hair:

  • Strengthens the hair roots.
  • It is a rich source of beta-carotene and proteins which reduces hair loss.
  • Effective in the treatment of dry hair. 
  • The antioxidants and amino acids present in leaves moisturizes the scalp and strengthening the hair follicles.
  • Nourishes damaged hair.
  • Controls hair frizz.
  • Protects the hair shaft.
  • Works as a natural hair tonic.
  • Reduces impact of harmful chemicals on hair.

Tip 7 : Shikakai, Aloe Vera, Amla, Neem Powder

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Since ancient times, shikakai has been used for haircare in the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the Ayurvedic medicinal plants. A paste of shikakai powder, when combined with aloe vera, neem powder, amla applied to hair and body, works as a natural cleanser.

How to use?

  • Take 1 tablespoon of aloe vera, amla, shikakai, and neem powder respectively.
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp.
  • Massage your scalp for 5 minutes.
  • Wash your hairs with shampoo.
You must repeat this process twice a week for better results.

Benefits for hair:

  • Promotes shiny and glossy hair.
  • For oily scalp.
  • Heals scalp wounds.
  • Prevents pre-aging of hair.
  • Gives you stronger, thicker hair.
  • Removes hair lice.
  • Soothes your head.