Most women and men are worried about hair loss as a matter of beauty. The cause of hair loss may vary from person to person. Numerous things, including food disorders, stress, an unhealthy lifestyle, lack of sleep, the weather, etc., can lead to hair loss. The experts say healthy hair is a sign of a person’s overall health. That means healthy hair is a part of your overall health. So, whatever steps you take to address your hair issues must also include the steps that boost your overall health.
Before looking into remedies for hair loss, let’s go through the general reasons for hair loss.
General Causes of Hair Loss
Naturally, a healthy individual may lose, on average, 50 to 110 hairs per day. There is nothing to be concerned about it. Take action only if the number exceeds this range. Eating disorders, stress, an irregular lifestyle, lack of sleep, particular health issues, and other causes can all contribute to hair loss. The list below includes a few of them.
Heredity:- It plays a key role in hair loss. Some people may inherit hair loss. It occurs not only in men but also in women. However, it is more common in men.
Stress: Both mental and physical stress can cause hair loss. These days the world is getting more and more competitive. In this run, people undergo a lot of pressure, both at work and at home. Physical stress, such as frequent illness, over-physical effort, weight loss, and other things that cause the body to get dehydrated and exhausted, can lead to hair loss in a big way.
Hormone imbalance: The imbalance of thyroid hormones and pituitary hormones can lead to hair loss. Hormone imbalance weakens the hair roots causing hair fall. Menopause, PCOD, polycystic ovarian syndrome, etc. cause hormone imbalance in the body.
Drugs: Drugs used in chemotherapy, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, anti-inflammatory (steroids), heart diseases, birth control pills, weight loss, typhoid, anti-clotting, etc., causes excessive hair loss.
Malnutrition: Nutrient deficiency causes hair loss. As said earlier, ” Hair fall is closely connected to the overall health of the body.” Better the health, the lesser the chance of hair fall. For better health, the body needs nutritious food. Try to include food that contains vitamins and minerals in your diet, which helps healthy hair growth. The vitamins ( such as C, D, B-complex, and E) and the minerals ( such as magnesium, selenium, and zinc) are essential for the healthy growth of hair.
Dandruff & Scalp Infection: Lack of cleanliness in the scalp is the underlying cause of dandruff and Infection. Infections caused by fungi, bacteria, and viruses, such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, can weaken the hair roots and harm hair follicles, resulting in thinning, breaking, and hair loss.
Hair Products: Certain hair styling products, if used in excess, may cause uncontrolled hair loss. Some products contain chemicals that not only cause damage to the hair root but also sometimes be a reason for dangerous diseases like cancer. Recently shampoos of leading brands have been recalled following the suspicious presence of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer. Also, avoid the products like elastic bands, regular use of such bands may destroy the area of hair where they are applied.
Lack of sleep: Frequent sleeplessness or avoiding sleep can lead to hair loss. Sleeping is essential for us to stay healthy. A night of good sleep is like rejuvenation. That refreshes the entire organs.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy or after delivery, most women experience hair loss because of hormone changes. During pregnancy and after childbirth, the body undergoes a lot of changes. These changes in the body are controlled by hormones to make the body ready for delivery. These hormones return to normal after delivery. Postpartum hair loss can be addressed by following postnatal treatments and a nutritious diet.
Anemia: Inadequate iron levels due to anemia, unexpected blood loss, and red blood cell deficiencies contribute to hair loss. So, maintaining an adequate iron level in the body is significant for stopping hair loss and avoiding fatigue and weakness.
Proven Home Remedy for Hair Loss
Before suggesting any remedy, let me make one point clear. You may come across several suggestions and home remedies on the internet. Testing and adopting all of them is not possible. Above all, trying different things frequently, particularly when it comes to a matter of health and beauty, may end in a disastrous result. So, I request you to stick to one thing at a time that you think is best for you. All home remedies are more often natural. So it will take time to give a result; wait for at least three months. Frequently changing or simultaneously adopting more than one thing won’t help.
So, let me share the method that helped me stop hair fall. It worked for me. Since then, I’ve been using it for more than one year. My hair started growing and turned thick and voluminous. I continued this as it proved to be the best for me. You, too, can try this. I’m sure you will also get the same result.
My Favorite Home Remedy
- 4 tbsp. of Coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. of Castor oil
- 2 tbsp. of Onion juice
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. The quantity may differ from person to person. You can make it as much as you want, but follow the ratio of 4:1:2 (for every 4 units of coconut oil there are 1 unit of castor oil and 2 units of onion juice).
How to Apply:
Apply the mixture thoroughly on the scalp by gently massaging the scalp using your fingertips. Don’t put excessive pressure that may damage hair roots. Leave it for 1 hour, and wash it off with mild organic shampoo.
I don’t use any shampoo; instead, I use a paste of fenugreek, which is herbal and a better alternative to shampoo. It thoroughly cleans the oil left on the hair but leaves a trace of oil on the scalp, which is good for nourishing hair roots further.
To make a fenugreek paste, take 2tbsp. of fenugreek and soak it for 2 hours. It is better that you do it 2 hours before taking bath. With a little water, grind the soaked fenugreek to form a fine paste.
How often to apply:
Do it once or twice a week. Be patient, and don’t abandon it halfway. Wait for at least three months for the result.
Note: Friends, I strongly recommend fenugreek paste as the best alternative to any inorganic shampoo. Fenugreek promotes healthy hair growth and provides silky-shiny hair.