A certain amount of hair loss is considered normal, as old strands are replaced by new. But care must be taken when hair loss is excessive. Similarly, the graying of hair after a certain age is a natural phenomenon, but when it starts in the early years of life, one should look for remedies. Anxiety, stress, worry and inadequate nutrition are the main reasons behind hair loss and premature graying of hair. This is a common problem in young adults, making them older than their age. It can also occur in children. The only symptom is loss of hair whenever one combs the hair and graying of hair at an early age.
Check Out The Following Easy And Authentic Home Remedies Which Have Proved To Be Very Beneficial To Control and Prevent Hair Loss And Premature Graying Of Hair:
Ginger, Honey, Jojoba Oil
Ginger increases circulation of blood to the scalp and stimulates hair follicles and improves hair growth. Fatty acids in ginger are beneficial for thin hair. It is also great for dry and brittle hair as it contains zinc, phosphorus and vitamins which impart a natural sheen to your hair. Ginger extracts can be used to cure damaged hair follicles (due to exposure to excessive heat and pollutants) as damaged hair follicles lead to split ends. You can grate 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger and have it with ½ teaspoon of honey twice a day. You can make a hair mask by grating a tablespoon of ginger in 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil. Massage your scalp with this mixture and leave for 1 hour. Rinse it off and shampoo as usual. It will not only cure hair loss and thin hair, but will also stimulate hair growth.
Fenugreek, Henna, Yogurt
Mix 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seed powder, 1 teaspoon of coffee powder, 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry powder, 2 teaspoons of henna powder, 1 tablespoon of basil juice and 1 cup of yogurt into a paste. Apply to the hair once every two weeks for 3-4 hours and wash the hair with a mild shampoo.
Coconut Oil, Black Pepper, Basil, Curry Leaves
Vitamin A in curry leaves helps to restore your hair colour by nourishing your hair roots. It also assists in the growth of new hair roots with healthier, stronger pigments. As a result, you get rich, black, radiant hair. Curry leaves contain essential nutrients that help to restore the strength in your hair follicles. You can either include them in your recipes or apply them to your scalp. Hair follicles get clogged due to pollution and artificial hair strengthening products which cause hair damage and hair loss. Curry leaves aid your scalp’s restoration process, help the hair follicles to breathe. Heat 1 cup of coconut oil. Add ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder, 12 basil leaves, 12 curry leaves and 2 Indian gooseberries cut into pieces. Let this simmer for 20-30 minutes. Cool and then strain. Apply this oil on hair 2-3 times a week.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Indian gooseberry is a green wonder ingredient for hair. Drinking its juice or making its paste or simply chewing it can give you long, lustrous locks and make your hair and skin healthy. It is a rich source of vitamin C and essential fatty acids that serve to keep hair follicles strong and nourish the hair from the roots. It reduces hair fall by doing away with dryness of scalp.
The fruit is believed to yield oil that penetrates the scalp and strengthens the roots. You can add 2 teaspoons of its juice or the powder into an equal quantity of freshly squeezed lime juice. Mix well, apply to the scalp and leave it to dry. Then rinse using warm water. Or you can heat 250 millilitres of coconut oil in a pan and add 3-4 Indian gooseberries cut into pieces. Heat until the gooseberries turn black or dark brown. Use the oil for hair massage 2-3 times a week.
Curry Leaves, Buttermilk, Coconut Oil
Though curry leaves with coconut oil is an amazing remedy for premature graying of hair, buttermilk with curry leaves can also be used for similar effect, especially, by people with oily hair as they may not like oil in their already oily hair. Take 1 cup of curry leaves and grind them with 1 cup of buttermilk. Apply this to the hair for 1 hour and then wash the hair with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. It not only prevents gray hair but also an excellent remedy for hair loss.
Sesame seeds may be small but they are truly worth their weight in gold as they possess amazing nutrients which are needed for a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. They are full of high quality protein (about 20% of the seed). Mix powdered Indian gooseberry and sesame seeds in equal amounts. Take 1 teaspoon twice a day with water.
Alfalfa, Carrot, Lettuce
The Arabic word Alfalfa means “Father of plants” as this plant sends its roots very deep down into the ground and thus is enriched with minerals which are not available on the surface. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients that play a vital role in the growth and strength of our hair. It contains calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, carotene, protein, vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E and K. Take the juice of alfalfa with equal amounts of carrot and lettuce juice daily as it helps in the growth of hair to a great extent. This juice combo is rich in nutrients which are particularly helpful for the prevention of hair loss.
Hibiscus is known to be one of the best secrets to beautiful and healthy hair. It promotes hair growth, stops hair fall, gives your hair a healthy luster with bounce, and even delays premature graying. It also acts as a mild cleanser that helps with toxin elimination. An age-old recipe for lustrous long tresses is to boil hibiscus flowers with coconut oil, curry leaves. You can also squeeze out the juice of these flowers and apply it to your scalp and hair. Wash after 1 hour with a mild shampoo made from the gel squeezed from hibiscus leaves. This shampoo is so mild that it can be even used for babies. You can also boil 10-12 hibiscus flowers in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes. Strain away the water and let the flowers cool. Mash the flowers into a paste and apply to the hair. Rinse with water afterwards.
Consuming amaranth regularly and applying the juice from its leaves helps prevent brittle hair falling. It also retards the onset of premature graying. A paste made from its leaves can prevent premature graying and loss of hair. Apply amaranth juice on the hair and rinse with water after 1 hour. It helps build healthy hair texture and adds a natural shine, thereby making your hair manageable and soft.
Cow’s milk contains vitamins A, B, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, zinc, proteins that strengthen and fortify hair cells. When used in combination with honey and egg adds body to the hair and gives your hair a very terrific and complete protein treatment. If used with almond oil or coconut oil, cow’s milk adds moisture to hair and gives it a deep conditioning treatment. It makes hair resilient, gives hair incredible gloss. Apply butter prepared from cow’s milk on the hair at least twice a week.
Easy To Follow And Simple Diet, Lifestyle Suggestions:
Even the best haircut and expensive products are unable to conceal unhealthy hair. Strong, rich and shiny hair is a direct result of feeding your body with the essential nutrients and plenty of water. There are no short cuts to healthy hair. By bringing about these simple yet significant changes in your daily eating habits and daily routines, you can easily fix the problem of hair loss and premature graying of hair and also ensure healthy growth of beautiful, shiny and bouncy hair in the future.
Have Plenty Of Fresh Fruits, Green Leafy Vegetables
A balanced diet rich in essential nutrients helps you to have strong healthy hair. Most of the fast foods and junk foods do not provide the necessary nutrients. A poor diet leads to dry and brittle hair which ultimately results in hair loss. Eating delicious fruits and vegetables improve your hair health as veggies and fruits are natural sources of vital hair nutrients. Increase intake of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Try to have at least 2 cups of fresh fruit and 2 -3 cups of vegetables every day for healthy hair.
Foods To Avoid
Increased intake of fried, spicy, fermented foods, as well as tea, coffee, alcohol aggravates hair loss. Factors such as excessive anger and stress are also responsible. Avoid spicy, oily, heavy greasy food as well as tea and coffee. Avoid refined food, refined sugar, junk food, alcoholic and carbonated drinks.
Use Chemical Free Mild Products
Always try to use mild shampoos and oils which are devoid of harmful chemicals. Avoid experiments on the hair with all kinds of advertised chemical products available in the market as they do more harm than good.
Pranayam And Yoga
Anulom Vilom Pranayam and Sarvangasan are extremely helpful in preventing hair loss and premature graying of hair. It won’t take even 15 minutes of your time but will do a lot good to help you achieve beautiful hair growth.