NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR BALDNESS / HAIR LOSS
Baldness or alopecia refers to the falling of hair or absence of hair on the head. It is the most common disorder among men. Hair is found on each and every part of the body except the hands, palms and soles of the feet. Hair is formed in minute pockets in the skin called follicles. An up growth at the base of follicle produces hair when a special group of cells turn amino acids into keratin, a type of protein, of which hair is made. The rate of production of these building blocks determines hair growth. There is a balance in the hair growth and falling of hair. Any problem in the body system can disturb this balance causing more of hair loss and finally baldness
Date: 5/28/2007 10:23:24 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 12592 times
Types of Baldness / Hair Loss
Male pattern baldness - This condition can occur at any age and is mostly hereditarycondition. It results in total hair loss in a short period.
Female pattern baldness - The hair gets thin from all over the scalp except the front line and it doesn’t results in complete hair loss
Causes of Hair Loss
The main cause of hair loss is inadequate nutrition. Persons with deficiency of folic acid are the most sufferers. The various other causes of hair loss that ultimately results in baldness are:
* Age factor
* Genetic factor
* Hormonal changes
* Poor circulation of blood to the scalp
* Excess dandruff
Home Remedies for Hair Loss
Amla oil prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil is considered a valuable hair tonic.
A mixture of equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice when used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.
One cup of lettuce and spinach juice taken daily prevents hair loss.
Daily application of coconut oil mixed with lime water or lime juice on the hair prevents hair loss.
Application of juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also beneficial. Good Home Remedy for Hair Loss
Mustard oil boiled with henna leaves is also useful in healthy growth of hair. About 250 grams of mustard oil should be boiled with 100 grams of henna leaves.
Another effective method to prevent hair loss is the application of coconut milk all over the scalp.
Washing the hair with a paste of cooked black gram dal and fenugreek lengthens the hair.
A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram can also be applied for treatment of baldness and hair loss.
Regular use of castor oil as hair oil prevents hair loss.
The seed of lime and black pepper ground to a fine paste is an effective remedy to prevent and control hair loss.
Paste of liquorice made by grinding the pieces in milk with a pinch of saffron stimulates hair growth.
Add one-gram black pepper in 100 grams of curd and apply in the scalp. Then wash the hair with warm water and use it once a week.
Mash beetroot leaves in henna paste and apply on the head to prevent hair loss.
Conditioners to prevent hair loss
* Hot oil conditioner: Heat a small bowl of olive oil or herbal oil and massage it well into the scalp. Comb through with a wide-toothed comb then massage again. Leave overnight for the best results and wash them with mild or baby shampoo.
* Southernwood tonic: Pour 5 tablespoons each of strong southernwood infusion into a bottle and shake well. Use diluted 1 tablespoon of tonic to one warm water and massage into the scalp twice a week.
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