8 Natural Remedies For Hair Health
Hair loss is something that many us have to face at some point in our lives. It’s just one of those unfortunate facts of life and despite popular belief, it does actually affect both men and women.
Men are of course more susceptible to it but women are prone to losing their hair too, especially as they get older. It can be a pretty distressing experience for a lot of people, and there’s a number of reasons why it happens.
One positive here is that most people don’t have to face hair loss until they’ve reached middle age. But there are those unlucky ones who’s hair starts thinning a lot earlier. For some people it’s as early as their mid-20’s or maybe even before that.
You don’t have to sit idly by while it happens though. There’s a lot of ways to try and regrow what you’ve lost and you don’t even have to use any harsh chemicals. I’ll stress the word ‘try’ here though, because there’s no guarantee these methods will work for everyone.
It’s definitely worth a shot though, so here’s 8 tips you can try out:
We all love a good scalp massage and whilst there’s no evidence to suggest that it can regrow your hair as such, it does help with the thickness of your hair. This study was conducted in Japan on several men who received regular scalp massages over a period of 6 months and there was a noticeable and significant increase in the thickness of their hair.
Coconut oil has been used around the world for years and years in a wide variety of different capacities. It’s been used medically and as a beauty treatment for hair and skin. While this originated in tropical countries, it’s benefits have recently been discovered by other countries.
The reason why it’s effective in the treatment of hair loss is because it’s good for reducing the loss of protein in hair follicles which contributes to hair loss and there’s many ways you can apply it in this fashion.
Originating from Korea, Red Ginseng is a herb that is used to treat several different conditions, the most common of which is Erectile Dysfunction. While it’s usually effective in that regard, it’s hair regrowth record is a bit lower. But it has been proven to work in a number of cases. Why this happens is still unclear even to scientists, but there are definitely those who have experienced hair regeneration on account of taking Red Ginseng as a supplement. So if you are self conscious about your hair loss it’s worth a shot!
Much like coconut oil, rosemary oil has been used for many years in a variety of different health capacities. It’s an anti-inflammatory, it’s antibacterial and antiviral among many different benefits. When applied to alopecia patients, rosemary oil has been shown to increase hair growth if it is continually used over a period of 5 or 6 months. Some patients report scalp itching as a side effect but hopefully the benefit should outweigh this.
A high-protein diet is beneficial for many reasons, but alongside biotin, protein is one of the most important nutrients that you require for your hair. Protein for your hair will be like sunlight for a dying plant. So eating things like eggs, lentils, beans and nuts will increase the protein in your diet.
Dehydration will affect your hair just as much as it affects your skin and your internal organs. Which is quite a lot. If your hair is dry and frizzy, or prone to breakage, there’s a good chance that’s a consequence of dehydration. Drinking plenty of water benefits you in so many ways and it will help your hair stay healthy.
Make an Egg Mask
I briefly touched on eggs earlier as a good source of protein that should help your hair if you include it in your diet, but there’s even more ways that you can be using them to your hair’s advantage. It’s mainly the yolk that will help you out here and the reason for this is because it’s high in sulfur, which is a significant component of human hair. You can make what’s called an ‘egg mask’ to use on your hair if you want to give this a try. Once again, this is by no means a sure-fire way to regrow your hair, but it has been proven to promote hair health and so it’s definitely worth trying.
Like some other things we’ve discussed already, Aloe Vera is another substance that’s been used for a very long time to treat certain ailments. The usage of aloe vera dates all the way back, several thousands years to ancient Egypt. One of the things that this will do for your hair is increase the blood circulation around your scalp. As you get older it becomes more difficult for your blood to flow as effectively as it has before and is partially why you lose your hair.
I’ve said this already, but I’ll reiterate it because it’s important. None of these things are guaranteed to work. But each of them are proven to address specific problems that do contribute to hair loss and have been successful in the past for individuals.
If none of them work, there are other options too. We haven’t touched on things like scalp exercises or derma rollers yet which are other things that have also yielded results. At the end of the day though, don’t lose too much sleep if you don’t find a way to regrow your hair. It’s not the end of the world and as I said right at the very beginning, most of us will have to go through it at some point.