In general, hair loss is a condition that reflects the level of health of the person, although not a dangerous disease, millions of people are desperately seeking a cure for hair loss, our society drives us to look healthy and young, hair loss damages or looks and our self esteem, making us less sure of ourselves. Find a list of home remedies hair loss at the bottom of this page.
But why do some people suffer from hair loss, and others enjoy a full head of hair throughout their lives? Usually we lose about 100 hairs per day, after a few months, a new hair grows out of the same follicle. In some men, the new hair is thinner then the one before, when this one fall the next one is even thinner, until eventually the follicle stops producing hair.
Women also suffer from hair loss as they age and reach menopause, though they don't lose as much hair as men. Childbirth can cause hair loss. Mothers usually lose a lot of hair during a 6-month period after giving birth. Other reasons for hair loss in men and women are; stress, infection, surgery, high fever, diets, over brushing, syphilis, and tumors.
There are some drugs that claim to regrow hair, but they only achieve mild results and are full of side effects, for example minoxidil (Rogaine) should not be taken by people with high blood pressure, and it may cause acne on the forehead and back. Another is finasteride (Propecia) it can be taken orally (men only) and causes sex problems, rash and if handled by a pregnant woman it can cause birth defects in the genital area of the fetus.
TIP: Did you know that the herb Sage used as a rinse restores color to gray hair better then advertised products?
List of Home Remedies for Hair Loss
Take Vitamins A, B6, B12, Folic acid, biotin, and Vitamin C.
Caution: Too much Vitamin A can cause hair loss keep your intake less than 100,000 IU daily.
Take Silica in capsules one a day, makes hair stronger and thicker.
Rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea this helps hair grow.
To improve blood circulation to the scalp take Ginkgo Biloba.
Take Saw Palmetto, this herb unblocks hair follicles and heals the prostate (like the drug found in Rogaine) decreasing residues of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp. It is 3 times more effective then Proscar in healing the prostate. It may be 3 times better then Rogaine
Nettles can be used locally or internally to prevent baldness and stimulate hair growth, it contains high amounts of silica.
Use locally Rosemary oil to stimulate hair growth. Improves oxygen delivery to the follicles.
Neem has been used in ayurveda for hundreds of years to help hair growth. Thickens hair, heals follicles and it cleans the scalp.
Horsetail contains silica therefore promoting hair growth.
A Chinese herb called Fo-Ti , restores hair color and hinders production of DHT, stops hair loss and thinning hair and encourages hair growth.
Tea tree oil kills bacteria and mites that attack the follicles and causes hair loss.
Home remedies hair loss: Mix 1 tsp. of cayenne. 1 tsp. of yucca root. 2 cups of boiling water. Let it sit for 30 minutes apply this topical solution on the scalp to promote blood circulation to the area and help with hair loss.
Pygeum works in the same way Saw palmetto does, reducing DHT in the scalp and thus promoting hair growth.
Avoid drugs such as Rogaine and Propecia, they have side effects, and although they are allowed to advertise that they regrow hair, only a small percentage of people see acceptable results, besides, they must be use for the rest of your life, as soon as you stop, the hair loss resumes, and some people have reported loss of hair at a higher pace then before the treatment started.
Use shampoos and conditioners containing silica and biotin extracts.
Avoid hair sprays and gels.
Do not brush your hair too much.
When towel drying your hair, don't rub instead pat your hair dry gently.
Rosemary Hair Oil. 1/2 tsp. rosemary essential oil. 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil. Mix ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Apply on the scalp a leave it for a few hours before washing it off.
Hair Formula. 1 cup aloe vera gel. 4 tbs. apple cider vinegar. 1 tbs. nettle tincture. 1/2 tsp. vitamin E oil. 1/2 tsp. rosemary essential oil. Mix ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Apply a small amount on the scalp once a day.