Baldness or thinning of hair as one starts getting older is called alopecia. Though hair loss is common in old people, the environmental conditions, stress and anxiety in today’s lifestyle leads to premature balding.
Alopecia is common in both men and women. Rather than opting for cosmetic procedures for hair re-growth, use natural cures for alopecia. Read on to know more about home remedies for alopecia.
Herbalists say that saw palmetto must be the first natural remedy for curing alopecia. This herb stops the production of dihydrotestosterone in the scalp, the main hormone that blocks the hair follicles stopping the growth of hair. Consume 160 milligrams of saw palmetto two times for best results. This herb is most effective in curing androgenic alopecia.
The juice of aloe vera is beneficial not only for ending baldness but also improving quality of hair. Take the fresh gel extracted from the aloe vera plant and gently massage on your scalp.
You can also drink two tablespoons of diluted aloe vera juice before going to bed each night for a month to cure alopecia.
Jojoba oil, kalaya oil and emu oil can be used to put an end to premature loss of hair and baldness. Massage these oils on the scalp after heating them in circular movements of your fingertips.
The massage and nutrients from the oils stimulate the roots of hair promoting the growth of hair. Oil is also a natural moisturizer for dry hair. Use a mixture of equal quantities of rosemary oil and almond oil for massaging the scalp. Use the solution at least twice a week before washing the hair. You can also use safflower oil which is considered a natural vasodilator.
Nutrients in this oil increase the circulation of blood in the scalp and thus lead to higher rate of growth of hair. Moreover, safflower oil is very light and thus can be used on the hair everyday. Massage for minimum half an hour for best results.
This ingredient has been used for centuries now in hair fall solutions all over the world.
Mix sage extract in your shampoo or prepare sage tea and use it as hair rinse. Both formulas are beneficial in promoting hair growth. You can substitute sage with licorice.
The main reason for thinning of hair is poor absorption of nutrients by the stomach cells. Bacterial growth and deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is responsible for this phenomenon. However, you cannot consume raw hydrochloric acid.
Take 2 ounces pills available in the chemist’s shop and dilute in water before consuming in between meals. To avoid burning or poisoning by hydrochloric acid, consult a doctor for the proper dosage.
Deficiency of iron manifests itself externally with the premature loss of hair. Blackstrap molasses are a very rich source of iron. Include them in your daily diet.
Eat a lot of seasonal fruits, especially grapes that restore iron balance in the blood. More iron means more blood flow; increased blood activity in turn means active hair follicles that induce hair growth.