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How to Stop and Reduce Hair Fall Permanently

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Did you see a clump of tangled hair floating on the floor of your house again? Or is your drain clogged with fallen hair, this time? Or have you been leaving a trail of hair strands everywhere you go?

All these instances only indicate that you have fallen victim to hair loss or hair fall. Hair fall or Hair loss is an extremely common issue that almost everyone faces, right from teenagers to the elderly and is faced by both males and females.

Hair fall or hair loss can certainly trigger a lot of worry and anxiety in the minds of anyone who is facing the issue. At a particular instance, you might feel very worrisome and think why is this happening to you? And what should you do next?

Today we bring you a list of cures or remedies you could try to solve or control your hair fall. We also bring you a list of causes which could possibly trigger hair loss. Knowing the cause before the remedy is better. So let’s get started…

What are the Causes of Hair Fall?

Hair fall can be quite frustrating as we might not know the exact cause behind it. The following are the most common causes of hair fall and hair loss:

Genetics

Androgenetic Alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. A variety of genetic factors cause this. This type of hair loss is particularly caused due to hormones passed on through genetics.

In women, the pattern of hair loss is when the hair starts becoming thinner all over the head, but the hairline doesn’t recede. Whereas in men, the pattern of hair loss is quite different. Hair starts to fall out from the temples, then hair starts to thin at the crown (near the top of the head) and slowly results to complete baldness.

The inheritance of this genetically developed hair loss pattern is unknown. As in, you could either inherit from your mother’s side or your father’s side and even in some conditions you could inherit it from both sides.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal Imbalance can be a cause for many troubles in your body. Hair fall can be caused due to hormones called androgens, particularly an androgen called ‘dihydrotestosterone’.

Estrogen is the main hormone that women produce but women also produce testosterone and other androgens. When certain androgens get converted to dihydrotestosterone, it causes hair fall or hair loss.

Thyroid

Your hair growth cycle may change if the thyroid gland, which is at the front of the neck, produces excessive or an insufficient amount of the thyroid hormone. Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism have been seen as causes for hair loss.

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone disorder that can cause a range of symptoms, including hirsutism which is excess facial and body hair. While many people who are suffering from PCOS grow thicker hair on their body, some also face hair thinning and hair loss.

Nutritional Deficiency

Your diet plays an extremely important role in maintaining healthy and strong hair. If your diet is missing certain vitamins, it is possible to cause hair loss and hair fall. Iron, Copper, zinc, vitamin D and proteins are the most valued nutritional elements that can cause hair loss or hair fall if they are missing from your diet.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body’s immune system attacks the body itself. When alopecia areata develops, the body attacks the development of its own hair follicles, causing hair loss. Alopecia is not contagious. There is no settled cause for alopecia areata because hair regrows on its own.

Aging

The most common factor while hair loss is ‘age’. Nothing can be done because age is a natural factor which goes on its own pace. There is no treatment but you certainly refer to some home remedies that help regrow hair at a faster rate.

Hair Products

Almost all hair products like shampoos, conditioners, styling gels, hair dyes, etc. use very harmful chemicals that are bound to damage your hair and cause hair fall or hair loss. Chemicals like Sodium Laurly Sulfate, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, etc. are used in hair products which cause heavy damage to your hair causing hair fall or hair loss.

Stress

It is very much possible that stress and anxiety can cause hair loss. It also has been proved by medical researchers. There is usually about a 3-month delay between a stressful event and your hair falling out. Stress can also cause a delay in hair regrowth.

Now that we have established a list of causes for hair fall or hair loss, it is advisable to not assume any disease and start self-treating yourself. It is normally advisable to visit a doctor or a dermatologist who could help you in treating and curing your hair fall or hair loss. They could also suggest possible treatments to speed up the process of hair regrowth.

While these all are quite possible ways to handle hair loss and hair fall. You could also try out some home remedies to stop and reduce hair fall. Home remedies have never failed or deceived anyone in treating or curing them. Also, home remedies don’t have any possible side effects that could harm your hair.

Remedies to Stop and Reduce Hair Fall

As it was very correctly said that ‘Nature itself is the source of all healing and not any physician.’ This stands true even in today’s life as most remedies that we get come from natural ingredients rather than medicines or supplements.

Remedies that are created with the help of natural ingredients are more effective and have no side effects that could further harm you.

You may not get immediate results but the results you get after a long time will surely be effective and long-lasting. You must give the remedy sufficient time to implement and work its cure to the skin issue.

Rather than ruining your hair further with chemically induced products, it’s better to use something natural and treat your hair in a gentle and natural way.

The following list is presented with simple yet effective remedies using all natural ingredients that could help stop and reduce hair fall:

1) Green Tea

Greent Tea Remedy for Hair Loss Treatment

Green Tea is induced with antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids. It is especially good for your hair. It is rich in catechins, which helps in reducing ‘dihydrotestosterone’ which is responsible for causing hair loss. It also contains Polyphenol which is good for hair roots and hair follicles which leads to faster hair regrowth ( 1 ).

You Need:

  • Sachets of green tea
  • Water

Method:

  1. Soak sachets of green tea in hot water. (Take sachets of green tea depending on your hair length.)
  2. When the tea cools down, use it to pour the liquid all over your scalp and hair. Massage the liquid into your hair.
  3. Rinse it with cool water after keeping it for an hour. Repeat it every alternate day.

2) Greek Yogurt and Honey

Yogurt and Honey Hair fall Home Remedy

Greek Yogurt is a great source of protein which boosts hair regrowth and reduces hair fall. Greek yogurt has both vitamin D and vitamin B5 which are excellent nourishment for your hair follicles and hair strands. Honey is a humectant which provides and retains moisture in your hair. So Greek Yogurt along with honey makes a very good hair mask to regrow hair and reduce hair fall.

You Need:

  • 5-10 Tablespoon of Greek Yogurt
  • 5-6 Teaspoon Honey
  • 5-6 Teaspoon Coconut oil

Method:

  1. Mix Greek yogurt with honey and oil in a bowl. (Quantity might differ according to your hair length.)
  2. Apply this paste on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Repeat it twice a week.

3) Banana

Banana Hair Loss Remedy

Bananas are great for your hair and scalp. Bananas are high in vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber. Bananas also prevent and control dandruff and moisturize your scalp. A banana hair mask can make your hair shiny, soft and smooth.

You Need:

  • 1 Banana
  • 2-3 Teaspoon Coconut oil

Method:

  1. Take a bowl and mash the banana using a fork.
  2. Now add the coconut oil and mix the ingredients well till you get a creamy paste.
  3. Apply this paste on to your scalp. Ensure that you are applying it right from the roots to the tips of your hair for better coverage.
  4. Let the paste stay on your head for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash your hair with water. Repeat it once a week for fast results.

4) Henna

Henna Boosts Hair Growth

Henna is an amazing natural ingredient which helps in boosting hair growth, curbing hair fall and strengthening your hair. Henna has antifungal and antimicrobial properties which help in preventing dandruff, hair thinning and hair loss. It also acts as a great hair conditioner when paired with other natural ingredients.

You Need:

  • 5-8 Tablespoon Henna powder
  • 2-3 Teaspoon Olive oil

Method:

  1. In a bowl, add the henna powder, add some olive oil and then lastly sprinkle some water.
  2. Mix everything to form a paste. Apply it to your scalp starting from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  3. Keep it for about 30 mins before washing it off with some water and mild shampoo. Repeat it once a month.

5) Avocado

Avocado Prevents Hair Fall

Avocados have many health benefits and they also have amazing qualities that benefit your hair. Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which help in protecting and strengthening hair. Avocados are best used as hair conditioners and hair masks to treat damaged hair and to prevent hair fall.

You Need:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 2-3 Teaspoons of Honey
  • 1-2 Teaspoons of olive oil

Method:

  1. In a bowl, extract the flesh of the avocado by scooping out the flesh of the fruit and discarding the skin.
  2. Add oil and honey to the avocado. Mix well until everything is incorporated and formed into a paste.
  3. Apply this paste to your scalp, starting from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  4. Let it stay for 30 mins before washing it off with water and mild shampoo.
  5. Repeat it once a week for better results.

6) Hibiscus (flower and leaves)

Hibiscus Nourishes Hair Follicles and Scalp

Hibiscus flowers and leaves are known to be very powerful while dealing with hair loss. Hibiscus contains vitamin C and phosphorus which promote hair growth and control your hair fall. They also prevent dandruff, moisturizes your scalp and nourishes your hair.

You Need:

  • 5-6 Hibiscus flowers
  • 1-2 Teaspoons of coconut oil

Method:

  1. Take 5-6 Hibiscus flower and grind them using a blender or a mortar and pestle. Grind it until it forms into a coarse paste. Add the coconut oil and mix to form a soft consistency.
  2. Apply this paste to your scalp, starting from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  3. Let it stay for 30 mins before washing it off with water and mild shampoo.
  4. Repeat it twice a week for better results.

7) Beetroot Juice

Beetroot Juice Hair Growth Remedy

Beetroot juice has always been considered as superfoods that contain a lot of benefits.

It is high in antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, Iron and Potassium. Beetroot juice is amazing for hair regrowth, owing to the carotenoids present in it which nourishes the hair follicles from within. It also prevents hair loss. It acts as a detoxification agent by helping the scalp stay clean.

You Need:

  • 2 Beetroots
  • 2-3 Teaspoon ginger juice
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Method:

  1. Take the juice of 2 beetroots (You could either buy readymade beetroot juice or also make the juice by yourself using a juicer). Add freshly made ginger juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Mix well to create a good mixture. Apply this mixture to your scalp, carefully ensuring that the juice stays on your scalp. Let it stay for 30 mins before washing it off with water and mild shampoo. Repeat it once a week for better results.

8) Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk Nourishes Scalp

Coconut Milk is filled with Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B1, B3, B5, and B6. It is also packed with iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Coconut milk contains all the necessary elements that are required for hair regrowth.

It is also an amazing moisturizing agent which nourishes your scalp and hair follicles from within.

You Need:

  • A medium sized coconut (grated coconut)
    Or
  • Readymade bought coconut milk

Method:

  1. (You could either use readymade coconut milk or make your own coconut milk.)
  2. To make your own coconut milk, add grated coconut and 1 cup of water in a blender and blend till it forms a coarse paste.
  3. Strain the paste to extract the coconut milk. Apply this milk to your scalp and hair. Keep it for 20 minutes before washing it off with water and mild shampoo.

9) Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds Strengthen Hair

Fenugreek seeds are really effective in fighting off hair loss and making your hair strong. They fight irritation on the scalp and dandruff and also deal with follicular problems. Fenugreek seeds have antibacterial and antifungal properties which help in fighting off the bacteria and helps in strengthening and nourishing your hair.

You Need:

  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Water

Method:

  1. Soak some fenugreek seeds overnight in a bowl of water.
  2. In the morning, take those fenugreek seeds and grind it to a fine paste using a blender.
  3. Apply it to your hair and scalp.
  4. Leave the paste on your head for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off with some water.
  5. Repeat twice a month for better and visible results.

10) Eggs

Eggs for Hair Fall Home Remedy

Eggs are known to be extremely beneficial for all kinds of hair issues. Eggs are rich in phosphorous, selenium, iodine, zinc and protein, which together help promote hair growth. The egg yolk is packed with biotin, folate, Vitamin A and Vitamin D.

All these beneficial ingredients in the egg contribute in making your hair moisturized, glossy, shiny and healthy. They also make your hair more resistant to damage.

You Need:

  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 Tablespoon Olive oil

Method:

  1. Crack an egg in a bowl. Add olive oil to the egg. Mix well.
  2. Apply this mix to your scalp, starting from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  3. Let it stay for 30 mins before washing it off with water and mild shampoo.
  4. Repeat it once a week for better results.

11) Licorice Roots

Licorice Roots Prevents and Stops Hair Fall

Licorice is another magical herb which helps in preventing hair fall and hair regrowth. Licorice has amino acids and polysaccharides that help in moisturizing your scalp and keeping it hydrated. It also strengthens your hair and provides a natural shine to your hair.

It helps in curing dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, etc. hair diseases.

You Need:

  • Licorice roots
  • Water

Method:

  1. In a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon licorice roots and 1 cup water. Boil this mix and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. Strain and use this mix to apply it to your scalp. Leave it on for a few hours or even overnight. Wash it off using water. Repeat once or twice a week.

12) Rice Water

Rice Water Reduces hair Loss

Rice water has been a magical treatment used for many centuries. Rice water has been beneficial properties like amino acids, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, minerals and antioxidants. It helps the hair grow stronger and faster. It also makes your hair shiny and smoother than before. It helps in faster regrowth of hair and deep conditions your hair.

You Need:

  • ½ cup of Rice
  • 2 cups of Water

Method:

  1. Take ½ cup of rice and soak it in cups of water. Leave it to soak for about 30 – 40 minutes. Strain the rice water into a bowl using a strainer.
  2. Now you use this rice water to pour all over your scalp and hair.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly using warm water.
  5. Repeat twice a week for better and faster results.

13) Onion Juice

Onion Juice hair Nourishment Home Remedy

Onion juice has high antibacterial and antifungal properties that help in keeping your scalp free from bacteria and healthy. It also controls dandruff, keeps it free of infection and promotes hair growth. It nourishes the hair follicles from within and makes your hair strong from within.

You Need:

  • An Onion

Method:

  1. Extracting onion juice is quite easy. You just have to grind the onion (using a blender) and then squeeze out the juice.
  2. Dip a cotton ball in the onion juice.
  3. Apply this mix to your scalp, starting from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  4. Let it stay for 30 mins before washing it off with water and mild shampoo.
  5. Repeat it once a week for better results.

14) Lemon

Lemon Juice Hair Benefits

Lemon juice has a lot of beneficial properties that help in curbing hair fall and promotes hair regrowth. Lemon juice has acidic properties which helps clean the scalp and unclog hair follicles. It also helps in fighting issues like dandruff and dormant hair follicles.

You Need:

  • A lemon
    Or
  • Lemon Juice

Method:

  • Take a lemon and squeeze it to extract all its juice. (You could also directly use lemon juice bought from the market)
  • Take a cotton ball, dip it in the lemon juice and apply it to your scalp.
  • Keep it on for around 10 minutes before washing it off with water.
  • Repeat it once a week.

15) Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian Gooseberry Amla Stops Hair Loss and Balding

Amla or Indian Gooseberry has been in the list for providing the cures most hair problems. Amla consists of Vitamin C, tannis, antioxidants, kaempferol, flavonoids, and gallic acid. All of these properties help in stimulating hair growth and also controls hair fall.

You Need:

  • 5-6 Amlas or Indian Gooseberries
    Or
  • Amla Juice

Method:

  1. Take 5-6 gooseberries and squeeze it to extract all its juice. (You could also directly use amla/gooseberry juice bought from the market)
  2. Take a cotton ball, dip it in the juice and apply it to your scalp.
  3. Keep it on for around 10 minutes before washing it off with water.
  4. Repeat it once a week.

Tips to promote Hair Growth and Reduce Hair Fall

Previously you read about all the home remedies that you could try to try and curb hair loss. Now it’s the turn to read about some tips which help you in maintaining a consistent pattern that would help your hair grow faster and also reduce hair fall.

1. Make sure to get regular Trims

Trim your hair Regularly to Prevent hair fall

Trim your hair regularly, especially to avoid split ends. Split ends result in hair-knots and breakage. Split ends also hamper the growth of your hair.

Regular trims will help your hair grow longer and faster.

2. Drink lots of water

Keep yourself hydrated. Your hair growth rate depends upon how hydrated you stay. Drink at least eight to twelve glasses of water in a day to stay hydrated and for growth of healthy hair.

3. Eat Healthy Food

Eat Healthy Food and Diet for Hair Fall Prevention and Cure

Having great hair requires having healthy food. Your hair needs nutrients, minerals, and vitamins in order to grow. Proteins are the building blocks of hair.

Vitamin A encourages healthy production of sebum in the scalp and also helps in hair growth. So, if you are suffering from hair fall, include foods like dairy products, nuts and green vegetables that are a rich source of biotin in your regular diet.

4. De-stress Yourself

It may not seem like a real issue but stress is a harmful agent that harms your hair the max. So take conscious steps to de-stress yourself to curb hair fall. Meditate, practice breathing exercises, find time to follow your hobbies, listen to music and relax. Find ways to de-stress in your own unique ways.

So we have come to the end of the compilation of tips to stop and reduce hair fall. We hope this list of remedies and tips help curb your hair loss and also help in hair growth.

5. Massage your Hair

Get into the habit of massaging your hair with oil. You use coconut oil or castor oil or olive oil to massage your hair. This improves blood circulation in your scalp thus promoting hair growth. Let your hair soak the oil overnight and then wash your hair with shampoo the next morning. Do this twice a week for better results.

6. Regular Exercise

Regular Exercise for Stronger, Longer and Shiny Hair

Regular exercise can relatively boost your metabolism and simultaneously reduce stress. Also, it shall help you stay on the healthy path of your life.

7. Be Gentle with your Hair

Take care of your hair and be gentle to your hair. Don’t rinse your hair with hot water. Use a wide tooth comb to get rid of tangles in your hair. Don’t use too many harmful products in your hair. Don’t tie your hair with really tight hair bands. Let your hair be free.

8. Don’t put Heat in your Hair

Avoid using too much heat on your heat. Avoid using hair dryers, hairs straighteners, hair curlers or any other such heating agents regularly that could possibly damage your hair.

9. Protect your Hair from the Sun

It is very important to protect your hair from the sun. Wear hats or caps while out in the sun. The sun emits harmful rays which can damage your hair. Use scarves or bandanas to shield your hair from the sun.

10. Use proper Natural Products

Use Organic and Natural Hair Products

Ensure that you are using appropriate and good quality products for your hair. Try to use natural products that use organic ingredients so that it doesn’t damage your hair excessively. Read the ingredients on the bottles of shampoos, conditioners, hair gels, dyes etc. before using them. Beware of harmful chemically induced products that damage your hair to no bounds.

Final Words

One must remember that though hair might accentuate your looks, one must not get too obsessed with their hair loss and burden themselves with worry.

According to the ‘American Academy of Dermatologists’, it is quite common to lose around 50 – 100 strands of hair every day. So, don’t burden yourself with concern about your falling hair. It’s quite common.

But if you notice a sudden increase in hair fall and if you feel you are losing hair at an alarming rate, it is better to look into the causes of hair fall and visit a doctor rather than worrying yourself with your own baseless assumptions and thoughts.

Yes indeed, healthy hair can be noted as one of the most attractive features on the human body. Your hair is that thing that can bring your overall look right from 0 to 100. And that’s why taking care of your hair is extremely important.

You must remember that worrying and anxiety will not help your problem to get solved. So don’t worry continuously and get self-conscious because of your hair loss. On an average, when you lose a strand of hair, another hair starts to grow almost immediately. So don’t worry. Your hair will eventually regrow.

One must focus on the greater things in life and enjoy things in life rather than spending their life worrying about things. A happy ‘you’ will give you healthy hair!

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