10 GENUINE HOME REMEDIES FOR HAIR LOSS – THAT WORK AND THAT DO NOT

In Today’s article we will discuss on the 10 Genuine Home remedies for hair loss and hair thinning for both men and women. Some of these are proven to work and have a scientific basis while other natural remedies have no scientific background and either do not work, or act through a placebo effect.

There are many Hair loss solutions and treatments like hair fall shampoos, lotions and pills! There are 100s of products that claim to cure hair loss. Which one can you trust?
Now, Lets list out the 10 natural remedies for hair loss treatment based on research studies conducted in various years. Some of these might be very helpful, whether you’re trying to regrow hair that you’ve lost or simply like to improve your existing hair or to treat hair thinning.  And all Links & references to these research studies on hair loss remedies are provided in description below this video.

10. Head Massage: Gently massaging your scalp in circular motion and pressures, can improve the blood flow to the scalp hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Doing this at least twice daily is found to be helpful. This can not only strengthen your existing hair, but it also proven to treat hair thinning,  specially if its due to nutritional deficiencies.  Supplements like biotin, collagen, vitamin C, zinc and others, along with scalp massage will revert your hair back to normal within 3 to 6 months if the cause is due to nutritional factors.  In addition, head massage also relieves stress and anxiety!

Before I list out the other remedies for hair loss, you should know that hair growth is primarily determined by genetics and on an individual’s overall health. But the good news is! These are natural remedies and have no side effects! So, why not try these! Whether singly or in combination, these can have an impact on your hair!  And also remember ! any treatment must be followed for atleast 6 months to see any kind of result.

9. Aloe Vera: Fresh aloe vera gel extract from a leaf has great anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces scalp inflammation specially in seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff  and reduces itchiness and scaling to a considerable extent. Studies also say, it stimulates blood circulation and improve delivery of oxygen and nutrition to hair follicles.
So, Now! How to use Aloe vera gel?
– Cut a healthy leaf from aloe vera plant.
– Peel one side of this and Scrape out the gel using a spoon.
– Apply this gel directly to your scalp and massage in circular motions.
– Leave it on for an hour or two and then wash off with a mild shampoo.
– Use this two or three times in a week for atleast 6 months consistently to see any results.

8. Ginseng: Taking ginseng supplements can promote hair growth by stimulating hair follicles and blocking the hormone DHT – DiHydroxyTestosterone.  The active ingredients in ginseng are called Ginsenosides. Ginseng is a special short plant with fleshy roots and the Asian variety is considered the best because it contains these active ingredients for hair stimulation. There are many supplements with ginseng available to purchase online. The link to this research study is provided in description below. And one more point to note: Ginger and Ginseng are not the same!

7. Coconut Oil: Though Coconut oil contains seven different types of fatty acids like the caproic, caprylic, capric, lauric acid, etc, there is no study to prove that coconut oil promotes hair growth. It is only a good conditioner and improves the luster of your hair, especially if you have dry hair. It also protects your hair by coating it and prevents damage to your hair shaft. Some recommend mixing lemon into coconut oil and apply on hair. This is not proven to promote hair regrowth.

6. Onion Juice: Onion juice has been shown to successfully treat patchy hair loss also known as alopecia areata by promoting hair growth in bald areas or patches. But only one such study is conducted in the year 2002 and with a small number of only about 38 patients. Also, it is not proven to grow hair in male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia.  I have discussed about onion juice and hair growth in a detailed episode. You can find that link in the video description below.

5. Garlic: Similar to onion juice, a 2007 research study found that applying garlic paste along with betamethasone valerate cream on bald areas produced more hair regrowth than using a placebo treatment with the steroid cream betamethasone. Again, this study was conducted only in 40 patients with alopecia areata and not androgenetic alopecia.  Much like onion, garlic is also full of minerals and vitamins that might help, but no proper scientific evidence found.  Applying a paste of blended garlic cloves can be tried as a home remedy for hair loss without any adverse effects. Do let me know the results if you have tried by commenting below!

4. Viviscal: Viviscal is an oral hair growth supplement containing a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids said to combat hair thinning. The key ingredient in Viviscal is the AminoMar Marine Complex, which contains shark cartilage and oyster extract powder. Studies have been conducted on this many times and all studies have shown its efficacy in hair thinning patients in both male pattern baldness and female alopecia. I recommend using this for stage 2 and 3 and to treat hair thinning in combination with minoxidil.

You can read stage wise treatment of male pattern baldness here.

3. Biotin: Biotin, zinc, copper and collagen supplements  or from foods rich in these sources are also very useful for hair regrowth if used in conjunction with other treatments like minoxidil.

2. Jojoba Oil and Rosemary Oil or any other Oil: These have no effect on hair growth and hair regrowth and these work similar to coconut oil as already discussed!

1. Licorice roots:  Licorice is thought to opens skin pores and strengthens weakened hair follicles by its antiandrogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, angiogenic, and hair-stimulating features.  It is also found to be helpful in hair loss due to telogen effluvium.

One last and very important natural DHT blocker to mention is Saw Palmetto. This is a proven remedy for androgenetic alopecia. This is also used for the treatment of prostate enlargement. There are many supplements available which contain this substance.

Links to all these research studies are provided in description below,  for your reference.

Garlic: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17314444

Oils and hair: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12715094

Viviscal: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509882/ and

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27506633

Licorice root – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29945259

 

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10 Bad Habits That Cause Hair loss and Hair Thinning

Certain everyday habits can lead to hair thinning and cause hair loss. If you do not stop them right away, you can become bald in no time.

 

10: Hot Showers: Hot water dehydrates hair strands making them dry and brittle by stripping away your hair’s natural oil coatings. These hair are prone to snap and fall out.

09: Using a Hair Dryer in Hot Mode or heated styling products can considerably damage your hair and make them thinner.

08: Brushing or Combing Wet Hair: Aggressive towelling or brushing or combing your wet hair can cause damage to your hair.

07: Tight Hairstyles: Hair follicles are stressed and eventually damaged when there is excessive tension from tight hairstyles. This can result in Traction Alopecia.

06:  Stress: Yes this is one of the main reasons for hair loss. Stress not only affects your mental or physical health, it also causes significant hair loss. Hair loss can occur upto three months or later after a stressful event in your life due to hair follicle phases. When you are in stress hair follicles go into the telogen phase – that’s the fall out phase.

05: Diet: Lack of Balanced Nutritious food. Healthy lustrous hair require you to consume diet full of vitamins, minerals and proteins.

04: Excessive Scratching your Scalp during Itch – can also lead to hair follicle damage.

03: Vigorous combing can cause traction alopecia as discussed in point number 4.

02: Excessive Use of hairstyling products: Many styling products can cause more harm that good. This is due to high alcohol content in them, they can make hair dry and brittle.

01: Medications: Yes if you are on certain drugs, this can cause hairloss.  Drugs like statins, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety agents, anti-hypertensive medications  or hormones (like thyroid replacement drugs) can cause hair loss, as well as birth control pills, can disrupt or interfere with the normal cycle of hair growth, causing hair to go into a resting phase and fall out prematurely.

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7 EASY REMEDIES TO REVERSE Hair Greying and Causes of Grey Hair

You see Most of us think grey hair or white hair are related to aging and your genes. Of course they do play a major role in hair greying but there are some natural hacks and remedies to slow down or even reverse hair greying problem, specially premature hair greying.

Yes in this article we will look into the causes of grey hair and 7 treatments or remedies to slow down or treat grey hair.

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What are the causes of Hair greying?

Hair color is due to a pigment called melanin which is produced by special cells in your skin called Melanocytes.  Melanin if of two types: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Generally, if more eumelanin is present, the color of the hair is darker; if less eumelanin is present, the hair is lighter. Eumelanin gives blackish or brownish color to your hair, where as pheomelanin gives orange and reddish color to your hair. And All this depends on your genes.

Grey hair or white hair can also occur naturally in some races. This is mainly due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin.

What causes abnormal or premature greying or white hair?

  1. Aging: Gray hair color typically occurs naturally as people age. But For some people this can happen at a very young age, even as young as 10 or in their teenage. This happens at some point in the human life cycle, when melanocyte cells that are located in the base of the hair’s follicles slow, and eventually stop producing pigment.
    One Hypothesis says Greying occurs due to a buildup of hydrogen peroxide in your hair, which bleaches your hair from the inside. An enzyme called catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. But as you get older, catalase production starts to slow down and hence Hydrogen peroxide starts to accumulate in the body causing grey hair. Another theory says that a chemical Glutathione peroxidase is an antioxidant produced by the liver, turns hydrogen peroxide into water and helps prevent hair greying.
  2. Some Pathological causes that can rarely cause this problem are Thyroid deficiencies and also nutritional problems like Vitamin B12 deficiencies, Then conditions like Albinism, Vitiligo, Malnutrition, etc also cause hair greying.
  3. Race and Genetics – is most important. Europeans often begin to grow gray hairs in their mid-30s while Asians begin graying in their late 30s, but most Africans retain their original hair color until their mid-40s.
  4. Stress is another important factor that can cause premature hair greying.
  5. External Factors like use of chemical dyes or colors, some strong shampoos and even excessive smoking can cause this problem. Even excessive sunlight exposure is also thought to cause this problem.

Solutions and prevention of hair greying:

  1. Lifestyle Changes – If the cause is due to stress, smoking and nutritional deficiencies rectify these issues first.
  2. Stop using those hair styling agents, bleaches and chemicals and strong shampoos.
  3. Protect your hair from the direct sunlight. Cover up with a hat or a scarf.
  4. Supplements: You can try glutathione supplements 500-1000mg on an empty stomach at bedtime. Eat foods rich in vitamin C, which raises glutathione in red blood cells.
  5. Exercise: Regular exercise boosts your body’s antioxidant levels, including our glutathione.
  6. Pseudocatalase cream: Yes it mimics the effects of the enzyme catalase which claims to reverse hair greying. But this is little expensive.
  7. Foods: You can also eat more catalase-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, cucumbers, radishes, and celery.

So there you have it folks. If you know any other solution to this problem, please comment below.

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Hairloss Diet – Top 10 Foods Promote Hair growth

All of us want strong and healthy looking hair, specially as we start aging. Human hair grows around 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month, or about 15 centimetres or 6 inches per year. How fast it grows also depends on factors like age, health, genetics and diet. In fact, eating a well balanced diet with the right nutrients can help promote hair growth and make your existing hair stronger.  

Another Fact to remember and not to Panic on is: On an average, you lose about 50 to 100 hair per day. This is perfectly normal.

Now Lets list out the top 10 foods that promote hair growth and delay or treat baldness. But before that, please take a second to Click on the Subscribe and the Bell button to get notifications whenever we add a useful episode.

10: Beans and Soybeans: beans are a excellent and an inexpensive source of zinc, which helps in hair growth and hair repair. It also contains other nutrients like iron, biotin and folate which are again important for hair growth.
Studies have shown that compounds in soybeans may promote hair growth. One of these compounds is spermidine, which is abundantly found in soybeans. But this research on spermidine and hair growth is actually new and hence more research is needed before this is approved.

9: Meat: Specially Red meat is rich in iron that’s easy to absorb and this increases your red blood cell count, which  in turn helps the red blood cells deliver oxygen to all cells in the body, including hair follicles. Whereas the protein in meat helps in growth and repair of hair follicles.

8: Oysters: Oysters are one of the best sources of zinc in the diet. Zinc helps in hair growth and repair.

7: Seeds: Specially flaxseeds and chia seeds in addition to vitamin E, zinc and selenium, also provide omega-3 fatty acids – all of these promote hair growth.

6: Nuts: specially almonds and walnuts provide vitamin E, B complex vitamins, zinc and essential fatty acids, all of which promote hair growth and they are also proven to protect your heart.

5: Avocados: They are not only super delicious but also an excellent source of vitamin E and also rich in Vitamin C, K and Omega-3 fatty acids.  Vitamin E is an antioxidant and protects your skin specially at the scalp, from oxidative stress and damage and promotes hair growth and strengthens hair follicles. And when you talk about the essential fatty acids in Avocados, These are essential building blocks of your cells. A deficiency in essential fatty acids has been linked to hair loss.

4: Fatty Fish: Fatty fish like salmon, herring and mackerel are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to improved hair growth and even density. Studies have shown that taking a fish oil supplement significantly reduced hair loss and increased hair growth in women with thinning hair.

3: Spinach: Spinach is loaded with folates, iron, and vitamins A and C, which may promote hair growth. A deficiency in these nutrients may result in hair loss. Spinach is a best plant-based source of iron, specially great for vegetarians.

2: Eggs: Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, which are so important for healthy hair and hair growth. A deficiency in either of these nutrients has been linked to hair loss. Eggs are also a great source of zinc, selenium and other nutrients. This makes them one of the best foods for optimal hair health. Eating adequate protein is important for hair growth because hair follicles are made of mostly protein. A lack of protein in the diet has been shown to promote hair loss.

Another Important Nutrient in Egg – Biotin is essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin.  Research has shown that consuming more biotin can help improve hair growth in people with  biotin deficiency.

  1. Berries: are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins that promote hair growth. This includes vitamin C, which has strong antioxidant properties.
    For example, strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which help in collagen production and iron absorption which are two factors that can promote hair growth.

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