I think I have figured out the natural solution for hair fall. My hair is getting thicker, stronger, and healthier. I can see plenty of new growth on my scalp.
I have come a long way since I last wrote 17 Things I did to Regrow my Lost Hair. It’s been over two years now and what a learning it has been. (You can read my story here.)
To be honest, there have been times when I would lose a huge amount of hair, and also the new growth would just fall out or not grow beyond a few centimeters. Those times were heartbreaking, but I didn’t give up. I also realized that the health of hair is interlinked with many factors. And it’s not just the food, yes food is very important, but it’s also your state of mind which plays an important role in the health of your hair.
I have learned many things along the way, I made mistakes, corrected them, made more mistakes… now I almost know everything about what to do and what not to do for healthy hair.
No, it was not easy. But I want to make it easier for you, so you don’t make the same mistakes that I made.
Therefore, I am sharing with you all my research and remedies that worked for me and also worked for other wonderful people around me.
So sit relaxed and keep pen and paper handy to take down notes. I also encourage you to go through every point as it might just help in some way.
How to Stop Hair fall: 10 Natural Ways to Grow Your Hair Back
Wake up Your Hair Follicles with Head Massage
Head massage is really important. If you have fine thin hair, then do it gently, very very gently, like you are treating a delicate thread.
If you have never done a hair massage or are scared that you may be broken more hair, just tap your scalp with your fingers or stroke your hair. Any movement on the scalp is good because like other parts of our body, it is essential you move it or stimulate it. This increases the blood supply to the scalp, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth.
So do it at least once a week, if not more. You can do it with or without oil, it’s up to you. Some beneficial oils for head massage are coconut, almond, sesame, olive, and castor. More details on which oils to use see here.
The Right Temperature for Washing Hair: Hot, Warm, or Cold?
Imagine your hair as delicate fabric, what will happen if you use hot water to wash it. It will fade and lose its shape and luster – right?
The same opinion also applies to your hair. Hot water not just strips your scalp of its natural protecting oils; it can do serious damage to your hair roots.
Coldwater will not clean the greasy hair well, so opt for lukewarm water, which is the best to wash your hair.
Miracle Hair Mask Is a Must-Try Fenugreek hair mask for hair growth
Fenugreek (methi) is an age-old therapy for hair fall and thinning. It provides nutrition to hair as well as stimulates blood flow to the root of the hair. And if you have dry, coarse or frizzy hair, fenugreek can come to your rescue. Regular use of this herb in a hair mask or deep conditioner will naturally soften your hair, growth manageability, and restore luster and bounce.
Yogurt is equally wonderful for hair. It is filled with protein, which works to strengthen the hair shaft, thus stopping split ends and breakage. At the same time, yogurt also situations, moisturizes, and adds volume and shine to your hair.
I completely love this Miracle Hair Mask; I encourage you to try it at the smallest once. Here’s how to make a miracle hair mask. You can also use fenugreek in a hair rinse or include them in your diet.
Revive Your Hair with An Egg Mask egg hair mask for hair growth
Egg mask is another great therapy to reduce hair fall instantly. Eggs are packed with protein, which works to strengthen the hair trough as well as make hair shiny and voluminous. Egg also encloses natural biotin (which is often touted as the hair growth vitamin), selenium, iodine, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B12 – all important for healthy hair growth.
One method to make an egg mask is by combining it with green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants that benefit both hair and scalp by preventing hair fall and helping with dandruff and eczema. Green tea also helps to strengthen and soften hair and protects it from sun damage.
- Egg and Green tea hair mask
- 1 egg
- 50 ml green tea (here’s how to make green tea)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Whisk the egg and at that time whisk the tea and oil into it. Massage it into your scalp and hair, leave for 15-20 minutes and then dye well with lukewarm water.
- Note: If you have waterless hair, use just the egg yolk.
Here’s another way to make an egg mask, I use this technique for my hair.
Coconut Is Tonic for Hair coconut oil for hair
Due to its unique health and hair advantages, coconut has been an essential part of many Asian cultures.
Regular intake of coconut can transform your hair and I have seen this happen: one of my friends started taking coconut oil and coconut meat in her diet and in one year her hair went from presence dull and dry to shiny and gorgeous looking. Coconut oil also supports your immune system and has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
To reap the benefits, try to eat coconut oil/ coconut meat every day or a few times a week. You can also use coconut oil for head massage. It strengthens the hair roots and promotes more solid and healthier new hair growth.
For head massage, you can use a blend of 2 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon castor oil and 2-3 drops lavender essential oil.
Love Aloe vera to stop hair fall
In Ayurveda, aloe vera is said to be an important therapy for hair fall, dandruff, scalp irritation, and eczema. Besides, several cultures around the world use aloe vera to keep their hair healthy and beautiful.
With tons of vitamins and antioxidants, aloe vera nourishes the hair follicles and stimulates hair growth.
Aloe vera is also renowned for its soothing and cooling properties that relieve redness and irritation.
Moreover, aloe vera juice is also a powerful health tonic, it helps with cell rejuvenation and keeps you looking and feeling young.
- How to use:
Aloe works beautifully with olive oil. This combination can be used by all hair types, and it will help deep situation your hair and make it soft and smooth. It will also increase the volume and thickness of your hair, and may help with hair improvement.
Mixture equal quantities of aloe vera gel and olive oil and massage into your scalp. Let it absorb for an hour afore washing it out.
Wood Comb Is Your Friend
I find wood-comb the best for combing hair. Every time you comb it kind of gives you a mini massage. This helps to raise the blood flow to the scalp- bringing lovely nutrients to the hair roots.
The wood comb may also help with dandruff. If your dandruff is due to dry scalp, everyday massage with a wooden comb will normalize the oil production and eliminate dandruff.
Don’t Forget To Drink Water
If you want thick, shiny hair and glowing skin drink 2-3 liters of water every day.
Water helps our body to flush out the toxins and waste, so not only will your body feel better, but your hair will get stronger too. The stronger the hair, the faster it grows.
So drink water!
Apply Onion Juice Onion for hair fall
This is an ancient remedy for hair fall. There are two amazing ingredients of onion. Sulfur and Quercetin can help improve hair growth.
Moreover, onions are a worthy source of biotin, flavonoids, manganese, copper, vitamin C, phosphorous, and folic acids – all very significant for healthy and shiny hair.
It has been scientifically shown that topical use of onion juice can help with hair fall. A study published in the Journal of dermatology (in 2002) establish that just after 6 weeks of using onion juice, 86% separable with alopecia areata experienced hair regrowth.
Amla Is Amrit (nectar) For Hairindian gooseberry to prevent grey hair
The Indian culture considers Amla as Amrit (nectar) for hair. It has played a key part in the long, thick, and beautiful hair of Indian women.
Amla is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, and also contains an array of antioxidants and plant vitamins. It is mentioned in Ayurveda as the best medicine to prevent aging — a promoter of health, longevity, and great complexion and great hair.
This tangy berry entertainment as a natural conditioner, and helps to reduce hair fall and greying, and promote thicker and shinier hair. You can use amla oil for head massage and/or use amla supplements to enhancement hair growth and overall health.