8 home remedies for thinning hair

 

 

For both men and women, hair is a strong part of identity. We design our hair, color it, add accessories or give it a free rein to send the world a message about ourselves. This is why hair loss, although often harmless, can be so devastating. It doesn't have to be.

According to the Mayo Clinic, hair loss is caused by the destruction of hair follicles and their replacement with scar tissue.

 

The most common causes of hair loss are family history (we thank Bald Uncle Bob for these genes!), Hormonal changes (like pregnancy and menopause), medical conditions like ringworm and lupus, and medications, such as those used to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, and heart problems.

 

 

1. Olive oil, cinnamon, and honey

Start by heating the olive oil in the microwave or on the stove. Mix 1 to 3 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Massage your scalp with the warm home remedy and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo. Home remedies for life recommend repeating the treatment 2-3 times a week.

 

2. Fenugreek seeds

Add the ground fenugreek seeds to the water to make a paste that you can apply to your scalp. Rest for 1-2 hours, then rinse it off with water. Home Remedies For Life says the seeds are effective because they contain hormonal precursors that stimulate hair growth and proteins that strengthen tufts of hair.

 

3. Castor oil

 It nourishes the scalp and cures infections that impede hair growth. Home Remedies for Life suggests massaging warm castor oil into hair and scalp.  Wash off the castor oil with a mild shampoo the next morning. Instead, add a few drops of castor oil to your regular moisturizing regime.

 

4. Aloe vera

You are probably familiar with aloe vera in the context of a sunburn.  that stimulate hair growth, open up clogged hair follicles, and clear up scalp infections. Simply massage aloe vera gel onto your scalp in the evening. Cover it with a hood and rinse it off with lukewarm water the next morning.

 

5. Onions

To take advantage of onion antioxidants, Home Remedies for Life recommends making a home remedy with equal parts onion juice and organic honey. Rub the solution into the scalp, let the solution soak for a few minutes, and then rinse with water.

 

6. Coconut oil

Massage your scalp with your favorite coconut oil and leave it on for an hour before rinsing it off.

 

7. Garlic

You may hesitate to try this home remedy with exposure to a scent like garlic, but follow the directions provided by The Health Site and not only will you stimulate hair growth, but you'll also smell a pleasant and refreshing scent. Boil mashed garlic cloves in coconut oil. Allow the solution to cool, then rub it into your scalp. The high concentration sulfur in garlic aides rejuvenate hair growth, while coconut oil moisturizes.

 

8. Eggs

Like garlic, eggs are high in sulfur. It is also rich in phosphorous, selenium, zinc, iodine, and protein, all of which promote hair growth. The health site recommends mixing an egg white in a teaspoon of olive oil until the solution reaches a paste-like consistency. Massage the scalp with the home remedy and let it soak for 15-20 minutes.