Hair is considered as an essential part of our identity. Hair thinning is therefore a sensitive issue for both men and women. Hair is mainly made up of a protein called keratin. Deficiency of vitamin A, B6 and C nutrients can lead to hair loss. Abnormal hair loss may also be precipitated by metabolic disorders (including diabetes, thyroid diseases and crash diets), damage to the hair shafts caused by harsh treatments, stress brought on by illness, dandruff, hormonal changes of pregnancy, medical treatment, including cancer chemotherapy and other very severe scalp disorders.
Excessive shedding of the hair, male pattern baldness (in front and top of the head), patchy hair loss and receding hairline.
Coconut milk- Take a cup of grated coconut, crush it and squeeze it to remove the milk. Apply this milk all over the scalp and hair evenly. Leave this for one hour before you wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Amla (gooseberry) - Take three tablespoons of warm coconut oil in a bowl. Add equal amount of amla juice. Massage the scalp with this oil. Leave it on for two to three hours. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. Take four table spoons of amla juice. To it add two table spoons of lime juice. Mix it and apply it on the scalp. Allow it to stay for 30 minutes before you rinse it off with plain water.
Margosa (neem)-Take a handful of margosa (neem) leaves and boil it in four cups of water. Allow it to cool. Filter the liquid. Use this liquid to rinse your hair.
Buttermilk-Take one cup of curry leaves and grind them with one cup of buttermilk. Apply this to the hair. Keep it on for one hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Onion-Make a paste of one onion. Massage the scalp with the onion paste. Keep it for an hour. Wash your hair thoroughly with a shampoo.
Egg-Take an egg, add juice of one lime. Mix it well to make a thin white liquid. Apply this mixture on the scalp evenly. Allow it to dry and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Garlic-Make garlic oil by taking two tablespoons of crushed garlic in a glass bottle. Pour warm coconut oil in it. Store this oil .Use it to massage the scalp as and when required.
Cinnamon- Take one tablespoon of cinnamon powder, add two table spoons of honey and add three tablespoons of olive oil. Mix this well. Apply this paste on the bald patches. Leave it on for 30 minutes before you wash it off.
Licorice- Take 4 tablespoons of milk, add two tablespoons of liquorice powder, add a pinch of saffron to it. Mix it well. Apply this paste on the bald patches. Leave it overnight.
Castor oil-Take two tablespoons of organic castor oil, add half teaspoon of lemon essential oil. Mix it well. Apply this mixture to the bald patches. Leave it on for two to three hours. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Homemade oil- To prepare this oil, take one part of organic castor oil, three parts of extra virgin olive oil and five drops of organic tea tree oil. Store this mixture. Massage a generous amount of this oil on the scalp. Keep it overnight for best results.
Just like the skin, the condition of your hair is an outward sign of inside health.
A balance of protein, vitamins and minerals is necessary for strong lustrous hair.
Avoid harsh chemicals, exposure to the sun, rigorous brushing, blow dryers and hair straighteners.