SAY GOODBYE to HAIR LOSS and THINNING with these natural remedies for natural hair loss and thinning.
First off, any woman who feels this is not the post for them needs to rethink her situation. While it is true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women. Yes, we can suffer from hair loss and thinning hair and here are a few reasons why:
- Lack of protein
- Dramatic weight loss
- Lupus (or other illnesses)
These are just a few reasons why some women experience hair loss or thinning hair and many of us will experience one or more of the symptoms above regardless of how hard we try not to.
We should all know by now that we all lose around 50 to 100 hairs a day. Most of us are used to a few hairs falling from combing, styling, washing, etc.
For those of us wearing protective styles, you see very little until it is time to take down the style. That is because when you do not manipulate your hair daily you end up with tons more when you finally take the style down. That happens because as many of those shed hairs have been trapped in the style and finally become released.
Outside of protective styles, some women are seeing a lot more hair falling out than normal. It can be one of the reasons above or something else entirely but when it does occur one can become scared, embarrassed, depressed or all of the above.
It may seem like contacting a Dermatologist or a Trichologist is an answer for most but if you want to at least try a few natural options before seeking professional help here are a few natural remedies that have been said to combat hair loss and/ or thinning hair.
1. Fix your Personal Problems
First off, reevaluate your eating, drinking, sleeping, and exercising. What are you putting into your body that may be causing this hair loss? Whether you are crash dieting, stressed over work, family or a relationship, or not sleeping; all of these can affect your health and cause hair loss.
This is the simplest and quickest way to solve the hair loss problem outside of meds and even if none of these are causing your hair loss; eating healthier, getting enough sleep and exercising will positively affect your overall well-being.
2. Do Herbal Rinses
Herbal and tea rinses have been used for years as remedies for hair loss. Many contain anti-inflammatory, antiviral or anti-microbial properties that can thwart scalp ailments and make the hair’s environment healthier for hair growth.
- Horsetail stimulates blood vessels in the scalp, promoting the growth of new hair.
- Stinging nettle stimulates the growth of new hair while at the same time inhibiting the production of DHT – the hormone primarily responsible for male- and female-pattern baldness.
- Bhringraj is an ancient Ayurveda herb considered to be one of the best natural remedies for revitalizing dormant hair follicles.
These are just a few that can aid in revitalizing your hair’s follicles and allow for healthy hair growth.
3. Do Oil Scalp Massages
There are several essential natural oils like rosemary which are known for their promoting hair growth. Add them to a carrier oil that will also assist and use as a scalp massage to the affected areas or your entire scalp. For one it is soothing to do and relaxes you (especially if stress is one of the components of your hair thinning) but it also stimulates the hair follicles.
“Use your fingertips and a bit of Argan or Coconut oil to rub in a circular motion for several minutes before you shampoo,” says John Masters, owner of John Masters Organic Salon. Mary Lupo, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane Medical School.
With our without the essential oil, oil massages will increase circulation to the scalp and that may give the hair follicles the nutrients they need for hair growth.
4. Use Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains enzymes that directly promote healthy hair growth and with its alkalizing properties can help bring the scalp and hair’s pH to a more desirable level, which can greatly promote hair growth.
Aloe Vera Gel contains polysaccharides and glycoproteins, and some believe they can stimulate new skin growth. Aloe Vera is an excellent natural moisturizer and skin conditioner. It can reduce flaky, itchy scalp and reduce dandruff and this can make the scalp a more conducive environment for healthy hair growth.
Many curlies prefer to use commercially available Aloe Vera Juice instead of Aloe Vera Juice extracted manually from leaves to make rinses or add to their spray bottle, you can use either both, what matter is that you use it.
There is nothing better than sound medical advice so if you feel a natural remedy is not the answer or if you have tried one of these solutions with no change then seek a medical professional.
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