Alopecia is the medical term for excessive hair fall or baldness.Many of us suffer from this condition without even knowing it and many are just helpless victims. Alopecia can be caused by a myriad mix of reasons, ranging from alcohol, diet, pollution to bad scalp hygiene or poor hair care regime. The best way to know if you have Alopecia is to do the “Pull Test”.Hold a bunch of your hair (40-60 hairs) and gently pull them (remember to tug at dry hair not wet).
If you have more than 4-5 hair coming out in a single pull, you must be suffering from hair fall problem.But, you won’t be needing expensive clinics or medicines to treat the condition for you’ll find some sure-to-work remedies right at home!
Best Home Remedies For Alopecia
Thorough Massage Using Oils
Start off with regular massages using some tepid oil.Take care to massage your head with the finger tips at least 3 times a week. Massages increase the blood circulation and makes the hair roots stronger. You can use coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil or mustard oil.
You can add some essential oils to your oil and massage well. Some essential oils like chamomile, jojoba, tea tree and rosemary help promote growth of hair. Remember to wash off with mild herbal shampoos only.
Neem is an excellent remedy to arrest hair fall.If the cause of the hair fall is scalp infections or fungal growth you can use neem paste to help eliminate the problem. Grind some neem leaves into a paste and apply on the scalp.Leave it on for about 1/2 hour and then wash it off.
Coconut milk nourishes the extreme roots of the hair and makes them stronger.Extract some fresh coconut milk and massage the liquid well into the hair and scalp.Leave it for sometime and then wash it off.
Onion has shown some promising results in treating patch baldness.Rub some onion on the bald spot till the skin becomes slightly red and then put some honey and on the affected area and massage well. This should be done twice daily.
Henna when combined with some mustard oil not only stops hair fall but also initiates growth of new ones.In a small vessel, put some mustard oil and heat it.When it has reached the boiling point, turn off the gas and thrown in about 15-20 henna leaves.
You will notice that the leaves char and burn.Let the mixture cool down and then strain it.Store this oil in a container and use it for regular hair massage.
Amla is extremely beneficial for hair.It prevents hair loss, helps new hair growth and eliminates infection or scalp problems.It is used in various ways too.You can boil some amla pieces together with some coconut oil and use the oil for massage. You can prepare an amla shampoo by extracting some fresh amla juice and adding equal parts of fresh lime juice to it.Use this tonic as a herbal shampoo.
Another effective method of treating this problem is by applying fresh coriander paste on the scalp. Leave it on for some time and then wash off well.This paste also prevent hair fall.
Gram And Curd
Gram flour combined with curd to make a smooth paste can be applied to the hair to make it stronger.Apply the paste atleast 1 hour before bath and then wash off with a good herbal shampoo.
Hibiscus is commonly grown in many households.Boil 3-4 hibiscus flower in some oil and then smash it well.Apply this directly on the scalp,Let it dry and then wash off.