New Delhi: Our hair is one of our most attractive features and it is also one of the first things that people notice when they see us. So, it makes sense that we put some time and effort into having a good hair care routine. However, we often have a very complicated relationship with our hair. The more we take care of it, the more it seems to fall apart. And, problems like dandruff, dry hair, split ends or greying have now become a part of our daily life.
But, one of the more serious issues that troubles most of us is hair fall. It is a common problem that is caused due to different reasons and is faced by more than half of the population.
Bid adieu to your breaking strands and weak follicles with these DIY home remedies to prevent hair fall naturally:
1. Egg Hair Mask
Don’t scroll down this option with the mere thought of dealing with the unpleasant egg odour. Rich in protein, sulphur, zinc, and phosphorus, eggs make a fantastic remedy to treat persistent hair fall. An egg strengthens hair strands, promotes hair growth, and prevents split ends. Once you regularise this routine, your nose will learn to make its peace, and you will enjoy the joy of wearing thick and luscious locks.
How to use egg hair mask for hair fall
Mix 1 egg with a teaspoon of honey & olive oil
Use a brush to apply the paste from roots to the tips
Rinse after 25 minutes with a mild shampoo and in cold water
Frequency: Once a week
2. Coconut Spa
Every Indian grandmother’s and mother's favourite home remedy for hair fall – coconut oil (Nariyal Tel) is an unbeatable solution. The oil’s fatty acids strengthen your hair roots and promote hair growth excessively.
How to use coconut oil to stop hair fall
Warm 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil and apply it to your scalp
Massage the scalp gently and leave it overnight (or leave on for 20 minutes during the day)
Rinse in the following morning with a mild shampoo (or on the same day)
Frequency: Twice per week
3. Onion Juice
Don’t judge this incredible remedy by the mere thought of experiencing temporary tears and bearing the onion's strong smell. Onion, in recent times, has skyrocketed its importance in the hair fall industry. Right from increasing blood supply to hair follicles to providing natural scalp nourishment, regular onion users experience shiny, healthy, thicker, and longer locks!
How to use onions for hair fall control
Grind onions to extract their juice
Dab a cotton ball into the juice and apply it to the scalp evenly
Wash your hair after 30 minutes
Frequency: Once a week
4. Aloe Vera Mask
Aloe Vera is known for its power-packed property to treat dandruff and hair loss. This cooling plant stops hair fall, soothes the scalp, and frees the hair follicles blocked by excessive oil secretion.
How to use aloe vera to control hair fall
Squeeze some aloe vera gel on your fingers and massage it on the scalp directly
Rinse off the hair mask after an hour
Frequency: 2-3 times/week
5. Fermented Rice Water
Fermented rice water enhances the existing vitamins and nutrients levels of plain rice water, thus increasing its benefits. You can use it as a replacement for the plain version. It has anti-dandruff, anti-itch, anti-hair fall properties and helps in oil control on the scalp.
The Guinness Book of World Records has declared Huangluo village in China as the world’s longest hair village as its Yao women are known for their long, grey-less, shiny hair. These women use fermented rice water as a shampoo. This natural shampoo is the secret of their shiny black and silky soft hair.
How to use it
Take 2 cups of rice; add 2 times more water to it and leave the rice to soak for 20-30 minutes
Pour the water into a glass bottle, seal it and leave in a dark place at room temperature for 2 days
When a sour smell appears, stop fermentation and put it in the fridge to preserve it.
Frequency- Once in a week
Let’s face it, the sight of strands of hair on pillow covers, bathroom sinks, and house floors leave us petrified every day. Let’s try these home remedies to get rid of hair fall.