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11 Natural Hair Remedies You Can Try But Do They Work?

Hair loss is known as alopecia in professional medical circles. It is a very distressing concern for men, women as well as children. The causes can range from medical conditions, heredity, hormonal changes or the natural ageing process. The psychosocial effects of hair loss impacts on one’ self-esteem, self-confidence as well as body image. If you’re experiencing persistent hair loss it’s best to consult with your dermatologist. For those who believe in natural remedies, here are a few natural treatments that may stimulate growth for beautiful, healthy hair.

#1. Jojoba Oil Moisturiser

Jojoba oil contains more Vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, B and E, Copper and Zinc), than most oils, thereby qualifying it as a good moisturizer. A dry scalp is a source of flakes and itch which offers a poor environment for hair growth. This oil prevents hair loss by moisturizing the hair follicles, helping the hair cells replicate rapidly to stimulate hair growth, preventing hair breakage and treating dandruff.

Using Jojoba oil is very easy. Warm the oil beforehand and gently massage the hair roots. Leave it for approximately 20 minutes then wash the hair with shampoo then conditioner. You can add a few drops of jojoba oil to your everyday shampoo or conditioner or purchase products that contain the oil as an ingredient.

 #2. Aloe Vera For Healthier Hair

 A gel derived from the succulent plant which is found in many consumer products including beverages, skin creams, and cosmetics and now in hair products. Aloe transpires as a significant home remedy for soothing and calming a damaged scalp promoting healthier, shiny and soft hair. It cleanses the hair efficiently stripping off sebum that normally clogs hair follicles. Aloe vera contains huge amounts of folic acid and choline as well as the vitamins which aid in nourishing and strengthening the hair. Get the full benefits of Aloe by simply massaging it directly into the scalp frequently. You may also use aloe-based hair products.

#3. Liquorice Root For Stronger Hair

This root has been said to be a rich source of various medicinal benefits. Loaded with coumarins, flavonoids, volatile oils, glycosides and plant sterols, liquorice root traps the essential moisture in the scalp.  As well as calming the scalp, liquorice strengthens the weak hair follicles paving the way for abundant growth. For those with hair that grows slower than average, liquorice comes to your rescue. It has a minty stinging sensation that can help stimulate hair growth. Fortunately, you can choose to use liquorice root orally by consuming liquorice tea or topically by applying it in the scalp as a paste. Leave it in the scalp overnight and wash the next morning.

#4. Onion Juice For Healthier Scalp

Onions are a safe, natural and affordable home remedy for hair loss and other hair/scalp conditions like;

  • inflamed, dry and itchy scalp
    • Scalp infection
    • Brittle and dry hair
    • dandruff
    • Premature greying hair

Onions are high in dietary sulphur which is essential for growing strong hair, collagen production and boost blood circulation to the hair follicles. Gently massage the onion juice into the scalp and wash with your ordinary shampoo after 15 minutes.

#5. Rosemary Oil For Scalp Rejuvenation

Carnosic acid found in rosemary plants has been found to rejuvenate nerves in the scalp. This results in increased blood circulation to the scalp along with boosting nutrition to the hair follicles, thereby acting as a stimulant. Rosemary oil offers both antioxidant and antibacterial benefits to the hair/scalp resulting in beautifully healthy hair.

Work out a few drops of rosemary oil into the scalp after washing. Rinsing out is optional.

#6. Garlic Rich In Vitamin C

Raw garlic isn’t great for your breath but it is rich in Vitamin C, which is known for boosting collagen production that stimulates hair growth as well as reverse alopecia. A considerable presence of sulphur and selenium in garlic stimulates blood circulation for adequate nourishment helping to fortify the structure of the hair. You can easily blend the garlic cloves into a paste and apply onto the scalp.

#7. Coconut Milk Shampoo For Stronger Hair

Coconuts contain lauric acid known to penetrate the hair easily, helping to strengthen the hair cuticle. The high protein content in coconuts keeps the hair strong and can reverse hair fall that resulted from dryness. The high vitamins in coconut milk can be benefited both orally and topically. You can use pure coconut milk for scalp treatment. You can drink coconut milk, and the nutrients will still benefit the hair inside out. You can also use coconut milk/oil in everyday shampoos and hair products.

#8. Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanser

When it comes to natural hair remedies, apple cider vinegar is one of the top cleansing and balancing hair treatments out there. Its acidic component helps exfoliate dry flakes, remove bacterial residue and fix blocked follicles. Restoring the PH balance of your scalp will do wonders to hair growth. Making a scalp treatment is easy. Prepare a mix of equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. Massage it into the scalp and let it rest for about 30 minutes before rinsing out. You can repeat this 2-3 times a week for excellent results.

#9. Cayenne Pepper Stimulates Scalp Blood Flow

Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, an ingredient that generally stimulates

blood circulation. When this stimulation ensues in the scalp, hair follicles benefit with the nutrition. This, in turn, boosts hair growth, thickness and volume. Infuse dried cayenne pepper in vegetable/olive oil for a few days before applying it onto the affected area.

#10. Safflower Oil For Stronger Hair

When applied to the scalp, this wonderful oil which contains a lot of oleic acid acts as a vasodilator. When blood vessels dilate, blood circulation increases resulting in more nutrients being supplied to the hair follicles. Hair cells are strengthened from within maintaining hydration for longer. Improve hair growth, shine and softness almost immediately by putting a few drops of the oil into your hands and massage into the hair and scalp.

#11. Egg Hair Mask Boosts Hair Health

Surprisingly, the solution to strong, healthy hair has been in your fridge all along! Loaded with keratin proteins, vitamin A, E, biotin and folate, eggs may reverse hair loss and damage caused by nutrient loss. Simply blend a spoonful of olive oil and one egg into a bowl and apply it onto your dampened hair. Make use of a shower cap for approximately 10 minutes then wash hair with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Show Your Hair Some Love

Since hair loss depends on the underlying cause, excellent hair hygiene needing regular shampooing and conditioning is the basic step towards avoiding hair loss. Good nutrition and balanced treatments are sure to produce noticeable results. Take time to care for your hair and introduce creativity with these natural remedies taking into consideration that it might take a while to yield desirable results. Keep a positive attitude and never give up on growing your healthy, desired hair.  If you have concerns about hair health and excessive shedding, get in touch with Vinci Hair Clinic and book a free consultation.

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