Hair loss is something that affects many of us, regardless of age or gender. It can be triggered by many different things including genes, hormones, stress and illness. While it can be devastating when it happens, it’s worth remembering two important facts: it’s not always permanent, and there are more and better ways to treat it than there have ever been before.
This article is going to examine some of the natural treatments that have proven to be effective in the fight against hair loss. Scroll down to find out more!
Five Natural Remedies for Thicker hair
If you’ve noticed that your hair is starting to thin, don’t panic! Here are five tried and tested natural remedies you can adopt to thicken your hair and kickstart regrowth.
Research published in 2016 showed that regular head massages can result in thicker hair due to the dermal papilla cells in the subcutaneous tissue getting pulled and stretched by the pressure from the fingers. Massages are also a great way of stimulating the blood supply to your scalp and hair follicles. Since all nutrients are carried in the bloodstream, this ensures your scalp and hair follicles are getting the proteins, vitamins and minerals they need to support the growth of thick, healthy hair. A head massage also helps lower your stress levels; stress can be another contributory factor to hair loss and thinning.
You can give yourself a decent head massage in under five minutes. Use your fingertips to apply gentle but firm pressure to your scalp, moving your fingers across the scalp in small circles.
#2 A balanced diet
Improving the supply of nutrients to your scalp is of little value if you’re not eating the right foods in the first place. That’s because a good proportion of the nutrients our hair needs are not produced naturally by our body and must be obtained from products applied to our scalp (more of that in the next paragraph) or from the food we eat. The right diet is therefore crucial. Fruits, nuts, seeds and eggs are all recommended. Oily fish that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids is also good. Check out this article for more information on food choices.
Oils are a great source of nutrients. Coconut oil, for example, is full of lauric acid. This protects the roots of your hair and helps prevent hair breakage. Coconut oil can be used as a hair conditioner and applied directly to your strands. Rosemary oil can also be applied directly or accessed as a component of your shampoo and conditioner. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that help fight hair loss. It also improves blood circulation and promotes nerve growth. Geranium oil hydrates and strengthens your hair. It can be added to a carrier oil or a shampoo and conditioner and then applied to the scalp.
All three of these oils are natural moisturisers. Since dry, brittle hair is more prone to breakage, keeping your hair hydrated and moisturised ensures it remains in good condition.
A study produced in 2018 confirmed that ginseng is a natural remedy for hair loss. The study recommended further research into the effects of ginseng, but it concluded that ‘ginseng and ginsenosides have been shown to regulate the expression and activity of major proteins involved in hair-cycling phases.’ This has the effect of stimulating the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle and delaying the catagen phase.
Ginseng is found in shampoos and conditioners, but it can be applied to the scalp in its ‘pure’ form. It can also be taken orally as a supplement.
#5 Onion juice and lemon
Two of the lesser-known natural remedies for hair loss are onion juice and lemon. These are effective remedies if you can tolerate their pungent aroma. To use onion juice, you need to cut up several onions and squeeze out the juice. This is then applied to the scalp and left for fifteen minutes before being shampooed off. The same process is used for lemon juice. Both products have been shown to enhance hair growth and quality.
The good news for those experiencing hair loss is that there are many excellent treatments and procedures available to deal effectively with the problem. Not everyone wants to go down that road, however. Some prefer to resort to natural remedies. If you’re in that category, this article will have provided you with some useful tips for thickening your strands and stimulating regrowth.
If you have any concerns about the condition of your hair, the best course of action is to speak to a hair expert as soon as possible. Vinci Hair Clinic can help with that. We are one of the world’s leading hair restoration organisations, and we offer all our new clients a free, no-obligation consultation. Get in touch and book your appointment today!