Hair Loss: Home Remedies for Hair Loss

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Are you tired of hair loss? Have you tried numerous remedies, but nothing seems to work? 

If you are looking for natural remedies for hair loss, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Here are some home remedies that can help you combat hair loss. However, let’s first dig deep into what hair fall is and what are its causes. 

What Is Hair Loss (1)?

Hair loss is a common condition that affects both men and women. It occurs when hair falls out faster than it can be replaced, resulting in hair thinning or baldness

Different Types & Causes of Hair Fall (1)

There are several types and causes of hair loss, including:

Telogen Effluvium: This type of hair loss occurs after a situation involving significant body stress, such as a major illness or surgery, or a sudden change in hormone levels. It is characterised by moderate hair loss from all parts of the scalp, but it is rare to see large bald spots.

Drug Side Effects: Certain medications, such as lithium, beta-blockers, and chemotherapy drugs, can cause sudden hair loss affecting the entire head.

Medical Illness: Hair loss can be a symptom of a medical illness, such as lupus, syphilis, or a thyroid disorder. Nutritional deficiencies, such as a lack of protein, iron, zinc, or biotin, can also cause hair loss.

Fungal Infection: Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp that can cause patchy hair loss, scalp flaking, and scaling.

Autoimmune Disease: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in one or more small patches.

Traumatic Alopecia: This type of hair loss is caused by hairdressing techniques, exposure to extreme heat during hair treatments, or damage from strong chemicals. Trichotillomania, a psychiatric disorder characterised by compulsive hair pulling, can also cause bald spots.

Hereditary Pattern Baldness: Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss, affecting both men and women. It is caused by an inherited tendency toward baldness, male hormones, and increasing age.

Symptoms of Hair Loss (1)

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The symptoms of hair loss vary depending on the type and cause of the condition. However, some common symptoms include:

  • Unusual large amounts of hair fall when brushing, washing, or styling hair
  • Thinning of hair 
  • Receding hairline
  • Bald patches on the scalp
  • Scalp flaking or scaling (in the case of fungal infection)
  • Broken hair that looks like black dots (in the case of a fungal infection)
  • Baldness at the crown of the head (in male-pattern baldness)

Best Food for Hair Loss (2)

Hair loss can be a distressing issue for many people, but the good news is that there are some foods you can add to your diet to help promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. 

B vitamins, such as B6, B3, B5 and folic acid, and biotin antioxidants are essential for healthy hair growth. You can find these vitamins in foods like whole grains, eggs, liver, rice, and milk. 

Vitamin A is also crucial for maintaining overall good health, including healthy hair follicles. You can find it easily in carrots.

Vitamin E is another nutrient that helps prevent hair loss by improving circulation in the scalp and increasing oxygen uptake in the blood. Nuts, seeds, yoghurt, soy, dark green vegetables, and whole grain products are all great sources of vitamin E.

Herbal Home Remedies for Hair Loss (2)

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  • Ginkgo Biloba 

Ginkgo biloba, also known as maidenhair tree, is known to improve cerebral microcirculation and oxygen supply. 

How To Use Ginkgo Biloba?

Extract Ginkgo Biloba in coconut oil and massage it on your scalp for at least 2 minutes.

  • Amla or Indian Gooseberry

Iron is essential for hair growth and maintaining healthy hair. Amla is rich in iron and is known to promote hair growth. 

How To Use Amla or Indian Gooseberry?

Boil dry pieces of Amla in coconut oil and make Amla oil. Massage it on your scalp daily. You can also mix fresh Amla juice and lime juice to make a shampoo.

  • Onion 

Zinc helps to secrete the scalp with much-needed oil and avoid dandruff that may cause hair loss. Onion is rich in zinc and is beneficial in patchy baldness. 

How To Use Onion?

Rub onion juice on the affected part of your scalp every morning and evening until it turns red. Afterwards, apply honey to soothe the scalp.

  • Rosemary and Lavender Essential Oil

Topical herbal therapy with essential oils like rosemary and lavender stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair growth. It is considered the safest way to cope with different types of hair loss.

How To Use Rosemary and Lavender Essential Oil?

Mix these oils with carrier oil and massage your scalp with them for at least 2 minutes daily.

  • Walnut

Walnut contains essential minerals like iron, zinc and copper that promote healthy hair growth. 

How To Use Walnut?

Use walnuts in the form of oil to nourish your hair and promote hair growth. Apply walnut oil all over your scalp and massage it into your hair roots daily for optimum benefits. 

  • Liquorice

Rich in glycyrrhizin, the extract of liquorice has proved to promote hair growth. 

How To Use Liquorice?

Make a paste of liquorice by grinding the pieces in milk with a pinch of saffron. Apply the paste over the bald patches on your scalp at night before going to bed.

On a Final Note

Hair loss can be a worrying condition, but fortunately, there are natural ways to combat it. From Amla to walnut, there are many herbs that can help prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. A diet rich in important nutrients also helps with hair loss.

Discalimer: This article is written from a health and lifestyle perspective. 



Dr. Jyoti Lakhani

Dr. Jyoti has 15 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions like Arthritis, Spondylitis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica etc. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders.