Too many hairs on the towel after a shower puts you on guard immediately. If your hair is thin and weak, it breaks easily. People who have thin hair refrain from combing their hair and are always worried about their hair. Although, thinning of hair is common as you age, there are many other factors that are responsible for it. Some of most common causes of thinning of hair include protein deficiency, poor hair care, unhealthy lifestyles, hormonal imbalances, medications, allergies and genetics.
There are various hair treatment centres that offer a plethora of services to make the hair thick and dense but most of these are very advanced techniques. If you take care of your hair, you can easily avoid thinning of hair. Here are a few home remedies to avoid thinning of hair:
1. Castor Oil – Packed with Vitamin E, proteins, minerals, omega 9 and 6 fatty acids, castor oil is known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Castor oil is rich in antioxidants which reinforce the keratin in hair, thus making hair strong and smooth. Castor oil also helps to treat scalp infections and increase the circulation on the scalp. Castor oil also contains ricinoleic acid, which helps to balance the pH level of the scalp and restore the natural oils of the scalp. Research has shown that castor oil can help to increase hair growth almost 5 times than the normal rate. Massaging the scalp with castor oil twice a week is apt to reap the benefits of this oil.
2. Vegetable Juice – Drinking fresh vegetable juice can help to strengthen the hair and prevent thinning. Green leafy vegetables contain various minerals and vitamins that help to nourish the hair follicles and facilitate hair growth. Include carrots in your juice since they contain antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E. Carrots work as a natural conditioner for hair and help to make the hair look luscious. Cucumber and coriander juice are also very beneficial for the hair. They not only help to promote hair growth but also cure many hair problems. You can also use coriander juice to wash your hair since it helps to fight against hair fall.
3. Reetha – More popularly known as Soap nut, Reetha is a natural cleanser for hair. Packed with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, reetha helps to treat all kinds of scalp infections. Reetha can be used in many different ways to enhance the quality of hair. Just mix 3 tablespoons each of dried reetha and henna powder and prepare a fine paste. Massage this paste on to your hair and let it stay for 10 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo. Another paste that can help to strengthen the hair involves mixing 2 tablespoons each of reetha and amla powder along with 2 eggs. Massage it on to your scalp and rinse with a mild shampoo after half an hour.
4. Flaxseeds – Packed with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and Vitamins, flaxseeds have anti-inflammatory properties and they help to ease inflammation in the scalp and help to nourish the scalp and promote hair growth. Just eat a spoonful of roasted flaxseeds and see how they benefit your hair and body. You can prepare a flaxseeds gel for your hair. Just boil 2 cups of water and add 4 tablespoons of flaxseeds to it. Lower the flame and turn off the heat after 20 minutes. Strain the concoction and wait for it to thicken and cool down. Apply it on your scalp sparingly. Massaging with this gel every day will help to prevent hair loss and facilitate hair growth.
5. Shikakai – Native to Asia, shikakai is a shrub that is known for its hair strengthening properties since times immemorial. Shikakai is very rich in Vitamins A, D, K and E and antioxidants that help to increase hair growth and keep hair follicles healthy. One can easily prepare a paste of dried shikakai and any oil. Just massage it on to your scalp and see how it works wonders for your hair. You can prepare a shikakai shampoo by adding 3 tablespoons of shikakai powder to herbal tea. Just rinse with this all natural shampoo and you’ll find that your hair is really clean and you’ll also notice a marked decrease in hair fall.
6. Licorice – Known as Mulethi in Hindi, Licorice is full of flavonoids, plant sterols, coumarins, volatile oils, anethole and glycosides. It is extremely beneficial for the scalp. It helps to keep the scalp hydrated, helps to prevent premature baldness and helps in hair growth. Just prepare a tea using licorice root and apply it to your scalp. This helps to moisturise the scalp and also treat scalp infections like scabs and dandruff. You can also massage the licorice tea along with coconut oil to keep your scalp nourished for long. Consuming licorice tea orally can help to stimulate hair growth and make your hair look shiny. You can also prepare hair pack using henna, licorice root tea and amla powder. This is one of the most effective hair treatments since it helps to treat various hair problems such as split ends, fungal infections, hair loss, sun damage, dandruff and dull hair. It can also help to reverse the effects of chemical damage of the scalp and hair.
7. Fenugreek Seeds – Fenugreek is the English name of the popular Indian spice – Methi. Fenugreek seeds contain nicotinic acid and lecithin, along with lots of proteins, minerals and vitamins that help to promote hair growth and strengthen the hair follicles. Just soak some fenugreek seeds for 24 hours and use the water to rinse hair. Let it stay on the scalp for 3-4 hours and wash off with a mild shampoo and cold water. A paste of soaked fenugreek seeds and coconut milk can also be applied on the scalp. It works wonders for your hair. The biggest advantage of fenugreek seeds is that they are readily available in our home and are really inexpensive!
Don’t get alarmed when you see your hair break and fall to the ground. Just follow our home remedies and maintain your tresses!