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Home Remedies for Hair Loss

Hair loss can affect both men and women.

Hair loss sometimes called ‘thinning of hair’ or ‘baldness’ is caused by a variety of factors and some are:

The thyroid gland producing unusual levels of thyroid hormone

When the thyroid gland produces an increase amount of thyroid hormone it can lead to thinning of hair. 

When only a little amount of thyroid hormone is released it leads to hair loss.

Hereditary reasons

Hair loss due to genetic or hereditary reasons is called ‘androgenetic alopecia’ (also known as male or female pattern baldness). In this type of hair loss women and men tend to lose their hair if one or both parents suffered from hair loss or thinning of hair.

Certain medications

Telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss caused by certain medications.

In Telogen effluvium hair loss begins after two to four months of taking the medication.

Anticoagulant medications (given to keep away blood clots), Allopurinol (a medication to treat the form of arthritis called gout), large amounts of Vitamin A, medicines taken to increase female hormones (birth control pills, estrogen, and progesterone) and male hormones (testosterone or anabolic steroids) are examples of medicines which can trigger hair loss and baldness.

Telogen effluvium can also occur during and after pregnancy or when suffering from high fever or stress.

Pregnancy

During pregnancy women undergo many physical changes because hormones in the body increase above its normal level. Estrogen is one such hormone. Estrogen promotes hair growth.  But after child birth the hormones decrease and go back to its normal level and in some cases below its normal level.

When estrogen levels fall below its normal level it can trigger off hair loss.

Some women tend to also lose their hair during pregnancy because of vitamin deficiency or if their thyroid is not functioning properly.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is another form of hair loss which results in bald patches on the scalp. Alopecia areata is an ‘autoimmune disorder.’ In this type of disorder the immune system attacks the hair follicles slowing down hair follicle growth and eventually leaving the scalp without any hair.

Listed below are a few home remedies to treat hair loss

Amla (Indian gooseberry)

Amla (Indian gooseberry) which is a small round fruit has been used in the treatment of hair loss and to promote the growth of healthy hair since ancient times. It’s packed with Vitamin C.

Mix a tablespoon of amla powder with lemon juice and make into a paste. Apply on the scalp. Make sure to wash your hair with a gentle baby shampoo before applying the paste.  Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Use this treatment twice a week.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in one cup of sage tea. Set aside. Wash hair with a mild baby shampoo. Rinse off with warm water. Then apply the apple cider vinegar and sage tea onto the scalp. Allow to dry naturally. Use this treatment twice a week.

Rosemary

Pour 500 ml boiling water into a bowl. Place 2 tablespoons crushed rosemary leaves into it. Allow to soak overnight. Strain the next day and only use the water. Apply the rosemary water twice a day (morning and evening) by massaging it into the scalp.

© Suranee Perera 2012

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