Hair loss occurs in both genders with few exceptions, throwing us into a constant search for remedies or treatments that can bring our luscious locks back stronger than ever.
Over fifty per cent of women experience hair loss during their lifetime, and this happens for a number of reasons.
Women who have just gone through a postpartum period or are in their menopause years are particularly vulnerable. Besides medications, experts advise using natural treatments which can provide the hair follicles with the nutrients they need to grow.
We have compiled a list of ten remedies that are proven to improve hair follicles’ health and boost their growth, without the need for medical prescriptions or the use of chemicals. So, let’s begin with the first remedy!
Regular Scalp Massages
Our scalp holds the hair follicles together and acts as a protective, nurturing layer. Massaging your scalp regularly is not only relaxing and enjoyable but it contributes to hair growth. It also lessens hair loss by stimulating the blood supply to your scalp, allowing nutrients to circulate easier through your head and nourish the hair follicles. Consider combining your scalp massage with natural hair masks for better nourishment and moisturising.
Applying Coconut Oil
Research shows that coconut oil is rich in the nutrients that contribute to the growth and health of hair follicles. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which helps reduce protein loss. It also contains antioxidants responsible for preserving collagen and promoting hair growth, as well as other nourishing nutrients.
Applying Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is well-known for its many benefits when it comes to skincare, but it can also help with haircare. Applied to the hair follicles, aloe vera can moisturise the hair, protect it from dryness and prevent hair loss. Applying aloe vera to your hair removes excess oil and lowers the risk of dandruff.
Applying Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil helps refine our hair and boosts its growth, as it contains rich nutrients that contribute to hair growth. Most commonly used in treating alopecia, this essential oil will reduce hair loss, leading to more luscious locks. It can be applied directly onto the scalp by massage or combined with a good-quality conditioner or shampoo.
Building a Balanced Diet
Most of the nutrients our body needs are extracted from the food we eat. Having a balanced diet that contains nutrients that help our hair follicles grow is essential. Focus on selecting a diet that contains ample amounts of proteins and fatty acids like OMEGA-3. These are found in fruits, seeds, salmon, nuts and eggs. This sort of diet, combined with exercise, will do your health and hair a power of good!
Selecting Hairstyles with Minimal Tension
If you experience hair loss, the first thing you should do is lower the pressure on your hair. This is done by styling your hair in a loose, comfortable way. Also, consider excluding certain hair products and hairdryers from your haircare routine. Extensive use of hairdryers and irons to give your hair a particular style may result in increased hair loss and reduced effectiveness of other treatments you’re applying to it.
Applying Jojoba Ointment
Similar to Rosemary oil, jojoba oil serves well for moisturising your hair before applying a conditioner or shampoo. Combined with them, it helps prevent breakage, split ends and dryness. Applied directly to the scalp, it also helps reduce dandruff. Rich in minerals (zinc and copper) and vitamins (B, C and E), it helps nourish the hair properly.
Our hair goes through combing, tucking and the application of different haircare products. It is affected by many pollutants from the outside environment on a daily basis. Keeping it moisturised, therefore, is essential. Instead of using conditioners and shampoos, experts suggest the use of natural oils and the avoidance of drying tools after applying these products.
Applying Egg Yolks
If you’re making a hair mask, add egg yolks with essential oils such as jojoba oil for an enhanced treatment to prevent hair loss and boost hair growth. Eggs are useful since they are rich in biotin which prevents split ends and increases elasticity levels. Egg yolks contain a great number of vitamins that are absorbed by the hair follicles during a simple scalp massage.
Phytochemicals found in ginseng have the potential to encourage faster hair growth in hair follicles. Ginseng is found along with other chemicals in several shampoos and conditioners, but you can benefit from its use in a pure form as well. It’s applied mostly to the scalp with oils, but you can take it as a vitamin supplement too.
In a Nutshell
Dealing with hair loss can be a difficult experience, especially if you’re just after giving birth or are undergoing some other stressful situations that lead to noticeable hair loss. Having a basic understanding of a few natural remedies helps treat hair loss in some circumstances.
However, if you’re experiencing worrying amounts of hair loss, these remedies might not be effective. A consultation with one of our experts at Vinci Hair Clinic might be a better way forward. Contact us today to book your free consultation!