16 Effective Home Remedies and Tips to Control Hair Fall

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Hair fall is one of the most common problems we face today. What is also common is our lack of knowledge about the wonderful and simple ways through which we can treat the condition.

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In this post, we talk about some of the best home remedies you can use to get rid of the problem. And in addition to those, there are certain other tips that can help you say good bye to hair loss – once and for all!

Trust us when we say this – these remedies can go a long way in treating your hair troubles! To know more, keep reading.

CAUSES OF HAIR FALL

Hair fall can be caused by a number of factors. These include:

  • Physical or emotional stress
  • Inadequate protein intake
  • Genetics
  • Anemia
  • Aging
  • Hormonal changes
  • Prolonged illness
  • Deficiency of vitamin B6 and folic acid
  • Over-styling
  • Thyroid diseases

Home Remedies For Hair Fall

Now that you know the various causes of hair fall, let’s go ahead and check out the home remedies that can treat the condition.

  • Coconut Milk
  • Aloe Vera
  • Neem (Indian Lilac)
  • Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Methi (Fenugreek)
  • Licorice Root
  • Beetroot
  • Onion Juice
  • Chinese Hibiscus
  • Green Tea
  • Coconut Oil Massage
  • Egg White Mask
  • Potatoes
  • Lemon Juice
  • Coriander Juice

1. COCONUT MILK:

Cocnut Milk to control hair fall

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What You Need

  • Coconut milk, 1 cup

What You Need To Do

  • Apply the coconut milk to your scalp using a hair dye brush. Then cover your head with a towel and leave it undisturbed for about 20 minutes.
  • You can ideally prepare coconut milk at home by grinding the grated coconut and squeezing its milk.
  • After that, remove the towel and rinse your hair with cold water.
  • You can follow with a shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, before taking bath. You can follow this process once every week.

Why This Works

Coconut milk is rich in vitamin E and fats, which help moisturize the hair and keep it healthy. The milk is rich in potassium (1), another vital ingredient for hair growth. It also has antibacterial properties that protect the hair from damage.

2. ALOE VERA:

Home remedies to control hair fall using Aloevera

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What You Need

A leaf (or even a stalk) of the Aloe Vera plant

What You Need To Do

  • This is the traditional way of using Aloe Vera for treating hair growth. Extract the pulp content from the leaf or stalk and rub into your hair.
  • Ensure your hair is already washed before you do this.
  • Massage the pulp into your scalp in circular motions.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Repeat the process thrice a week, ideally in the morning after you have taken a head bath.

Why This Works

Aloe Vera plays a crucial role in balancing the pH levels of the scalp and hair. It penetrates the scalp and hair, there by hair growth (2), (3).

Caution

The yellow-colored sap of the Aloe Vera plant contains toxins, and can irritate the skin if you are latex-intolerant. You can ideally boil the plant (which converts the toxins to natural salicylic acid, which is harmless to the skin) before extracting the pulp content.

3. NEEM (INDIAN LILAC):

What You Need

Dry neem leaves, about 10 – 12
A vessel containing water

What You Need To Do

  • Boil the neem leaves in the water till the water level comes down to half its quantity.
  • Wait for the mixture to cool.
  • Rinse your hair with this mixture.

When You Need To Do This

You can use this remedy as a last rinse after shampooing your hair. It can ideally be done once every week.

Why This Works

Neem has excellent antibacterial properties that help you get rid of dandruff. This ensures the scalp is healthy, and

hair growth (4). It also stimulates blood flow to the skin, thereby nourishing the hair roots.

Neem is even found to eliminate head lice and nits (5).

Caution

Using neem for hair (especially in the case of dandruff) can cause your eyes to burn. So, be careful while washing off the neem water and ensure it doesn’t get into your eyes.

4. AMLA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY):

What You Need

  • Indian gooseberries, 4 -5
  • Virgin coconut oil, 1 cup

What You Need To Do

  • Boil the dried Indian gooseberries in coconut oil till the oil turns black.
  • Wait for it to cool, and then massage your scalp with this oil.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about 20 minutes, and then shampoo as usual.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning before taking bath. You can follow this twice every week.

Why This Works

Amla is rich in vitamin C, a nutrient essential for the growth and strengthening of hair (6). Vitamin C also helps build collagen, which is vital for hair growth. Apart from this, vitamin C also helps absorb iron, thereby keeping your locks strong and healthy.

Amla also helps thicken each individual hair strand (7).

5. GREEK YOGURT:

What You Need

  • Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons
  • Honey, œ a tablespoon (or a few drops)
  • 1 lemon

What You Need To Do

  • Take the two tablespoons of Greek yogurt in a bowl. To this, add honey and the lemon juice extracted from the lemon.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly and make a paste.
  • Using a hair dye brush, apply this pack to the scalp and hair roots.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Follow this procedure before bath. Ideally use this pack once a week. If you have dry hair, then use the pack twice a week.

Why This Works

Greek yogurt acts as a natural conditioner for hair. It contains vitamin B5 and proteins that are extremely beneficial for hair (8). Honey contains antibacterial properties that protect hair from damage (9).

Greek yogurt contains probiotics, which, according to studies, make the hair glow (10).

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