Eggs, yogurt and honey are, initially look, all elements of a tasty breakfast—but they additionally happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and cheap, all-natural ones at that. and they are not the sole ones. Did you recognize, for example, that the oils in avocados additional closely gibe our own skin’s oils than associate degreey product within the beauty aisle does? Or that the delicate acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks would like a carry, economize by mistreatment one in every of these room fixes.
If you search online for “natural hair loss treatments,” a long list of tonics, creams, and supplements appears. Though few natural treatments have been well-studied for hair loss, there are a handful that may help you hold onto your mane longer if it’s starting to disappear.
Depends on the Cause
You may be seeing more hair in your brush than normal for several reasons. Vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, and menopause are all culprits of hair loss. If a medical condition is causing your hair loss, it may need to be treated. “If something needs our attention, you fix that and the hair takes care of itself,”
All Hair Types
Egg is really the best of all worlds, The yolk, rich in fats and proteins, is naturally moisturizing, while the white, which contains bacteria-eating enzymes, removes unwanted oils, she explains.
To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Use 1/2 cup of whichever egg mixture is appropriate for you and apply to clean, damp hair. If there isn’t enough egg to coat scalp and hair, use more as needed. Leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water (to prevent egg from “cooking”) and shampoo hair. Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month; whites-only treatment can be applied every two weeks.
Styling products (as well as air pollution) can leave a film that both saps moisture and dulls shine—but dairy products like sour cream and plain yogurt can help reverse this damage. “Lactic acid gently strips away dirt while the milk fat moisturizes”
To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by cool water, then shampoo hair as you normally would. Treatment can be applied every other week.
To fight flakes—brought on by poor diet, stress and climate, among other factors—try a lemon juice and olive oil mixture in your hair. “The acidity in lemon juice helps rid your scalp of any loose, dry flakes of skin, while the olive oil moisturizes the [newly exposed] skin on your head”
To Use: Mix 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp water, and massage into damp scalp. Let mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair. Treatment can be applied every other week.
Limp or Fine Hair
To add body to hair, reach for an unlikely beauty beverage: beer! The fermented drink contains generous supplies of yeast, which works to plump tired tresses.
To Use: Mix 1/2 cup flat beer (pour beer into a container and let it sit out for a couple of hours to deplete carbonation) with 1 tsp light oil (sunflower or canola) and a raw egg. Apply to clean, damp hair, let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Or add flat beer only to a spray bottle and spritz onto dry hair. “When the liquid evaporates, the remaining protein residue (from the wheat, malt or hops) continues to strengthen and structure hair,” says Belkin. Treatments can be applied every other week.
Dry or Sun-Damaged Hair
Whatever your hair-dehydrating demon—hard water, sun overexposure, your trusty flat iron—nature’s sweetener can help. “Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and locks in moisture”
To Use: Massage approximately 1/2 cup honey into clean, damp hair, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can also add 1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil to loosen the honey for easier application. For extremely sun-damaged hair, trying mixing honey with 1 to 2 Tbsp of a protein-rich ingredient, like avocado or egg yolk, which will help replenish the keratin protein bonds that UV rays attack. Treatment can be applied once a month.
Hair Treatment Products
Essential Damage Care Nuance Airy Hair Alignment Technology Conditioner 300mL$ 10.79
Thon Aroca Coconut Oil Conditioner 225mL$ 13.64
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Thon Aroca Coconut Oil Conditioner 245mL$ 14.82
Essential Damage Care Nuance Airy Hair Alignment Technology Conditioner 160mL$ 8.99
Sunsilk Natural Almond and Honey Anti-Breakage Conditioner 120ml$ 25.64
Essential Damage Honey Shea Butter Intensive Hair Treatment Conditioner Mask 200ml
Oily or Greasy Hair
Used properly, [cornmeal or cornstarch] is an inexpensive way to remove oil and grease.
To Use: Pour 1 Tbsp cornmeal or cornstarch into an empty salt or pepper shaker and sprinkle onto dry hair and scalp until you’ve used it all. After 10 minutes, use a paddle hairbrush to completely brush it out. Treatment can be applied every other day.
Avocado—and not just to repair damaged hair. Its oils (which are light and moist like our own natural skin secretions) and proteins boast the best combination of nutrients for smoothing and weighing down unruly hair.
To Use: Mash up half an avocado and massage into clean, damp hair. Let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with water. Amp up moisturizing power by combining mashed avocado with 1 to 2 Tbsp of a hydrating ingredient, like sour cream, egg yolks or mayonnaise. Treatment can be applied every two weeks.
Nothing eats through product buildup like baking soda.
To Use: Mix 1 to 2 Tbsp baking soda with small amounts of water until a thick paste forms. Massage into damp hair and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with water, then shampoo hair. Treatment can be applied every two weeks.
Tips for Fighting hair loss
- Avoid applying heat on hair from straighteners, curlers etc. This damages the hair follicle and makes it brittle. Once hair is damaged, there is no way to fix it.
- Sometimes hair loss is also due to dandruff. Visit a doctor or a trichologist and seek medical guidance.
- Its always better to seek medical guidance before using or consuming any medicine. Henceforth if anyone suggests or prescribes you to have or use the medicine for hair loss, in fact in any medical condition, ask a doctor. Its always better to take precaution.
- It is normal to experience initial hair shedding after using Rogaine. This is a sign that the product is working.
- You can cut, color and style human hair extensions like real hair.
Caution of hair loss
- Hair transplantation can cost $20,000 or more and may require additional procedures.
- Hair transplantation may not be suitable for thinning throughout the hair because the transplanted hair could fall out due to female pattern baldness.