Best home remedies to prevent hair loss in women

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Mar 15, 2017
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  • Losing hair can cause a lot of psychological stress and distress.
  • Women are advised to consume foods rich in vitamins.
  • Rubbing aloe on the scalp can be beneficial.

Losing hair can cause a lot of psychological stress and distress. It is estimated that there are about 100,000 hair on a woman’s scalp, so losing 100 of them in a day should not be a cause for alarm. Usually the hair loss in women is replaced by new hair that grows from the same hair follicle.

 

But this changes with age and especially after menopause when a general thinning of hair occurs in the central part of the scalp, which is called female pattern baldness and related to hormonal changes and genetic predisposition.

 

hair loss in women

 

Causes

Further, women lose quite a bit of hair in the two to three months three months they take to deliver a baby. Other causes of hair loss in women are the result of severe stress, operations, infection, high fever and crash dieting with insufficient protein intake that result in hair coming out in handfuls. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy lose a substantial portion of their hair but it usually returns after the treatment isover.


Other possible causes of hair loss in women are birth control pills that have high amounts of progestin, thyroid disease, bacterial, fungal and herpes infections of the scalp; improper hair care with tight hairstyles, overuse of dyes and permanents.

 

Nutrient deficiencies like vitamins A, B6, B12, C, folic acid, and minerals such as copper, iron and zinc that make red blood cells which supply oxygen to the hair shaft to keep it vibrant. Vitamin E is also required for good scalp and follicle health.

 


There are many home remedies for hair loss in women, some are listed below:

 

Healthy Diet

You need to identify the bad eating habits that are contributing to the increase of pitta in your body. Replace those foods with healthy alternatives especially ones that are rich in fiber and protein. You should eat sesame seeds in the morning. Mix carrot, alfalfa juice and lettuce juice or lettuce and spinach juice for aiding in hair growth. Drink lot of water. You do need to flush out the toxins that have accumulated in your body and drinking water is the best of doing it.

 

Vitamins

To correct vitamin deficiency causing hair loss, women are advised to consume foods rich in vitamins. They should contain beta carotene, the major vitamins, vitamins C, E and minerals iron, zinc, copper, silica and free form amino acid complex.


Hydrochloric acid

Thinning hair can be a sign of poor nutrient absorption stemming from insufficient stomach acid or bacterial growth in the stomach. Such women need appropriate doses of hydrochloric acid along with a digestive enzyme capsule to correct this condition.

 

Aloe Vera

Some women have had success in using aloe by rubbing on the scalp and taking two teaspoons orally before going to bed.

 

Herbal Remedies

You need to use chemical-free products, i.e. avoid shampoos and conditioners. This is because they only contribute to the rise of pitta in your body. Use warm water to the level of your body temperature for washing your hair. If it is too hot, hair loss will be accentuated. Rinse your hair with boiled neem leaves after washing your hair. It helps to clean your scalp and promotes growth in hair follicles.

 

Yoga and Meditation

Inverted asanas such as Sarvangasana that tend to reverse the gravity on the body are best suited for treatment of hair loss. They stimulate the flow of blood to the head. Make sure you pratice such asanas under the guidance of a yoga teacher. What you must additionally do is practice deep breathing exercises to control stress, anxiety and keep your mind balanced.

 

Uses of oils and massage

Other scalp massagers to stimulate hair growth in women include arnica that can be applied in the form cream, ointment or tincture dissolved in warm water;jojoba oil, that may reduce hair loss when applied to the scalp, emu or kalaya oil is recommended as a moisturiser and root stimulant and promote hair growth; rosemary has been used for centuries to keep hair healthy and lush and should be used with almond oil, sage has been used for centuries by women fearing hair loss extracting it in the form of atea for massaging on the scalp; safflower oil has been known to be a good vasodilator and massaging it for twenty minutes a day stimulates hair growth.

 

Massaging all of the above oils. improve blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair growth in women.

 

 

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Comments
  • Shabana02 Jul 2013

    Hair loss is a major worry, I do not know why but my hair just seems to be falling all the time. This article is good because it talks about helping the condition of hair fall just by using simple items that can be found at home. Also I like the causes that have been mentioned here, hairstyle is a major factor for my case I guess. Anyway, I have now learnt well and do not commit the mistakes that I used to a few years back. Good article, home remedies are simple and I tried out a few already!

  • ayushi mahajan09 Sep 2012

    hi m ayushi i loss my hair in front due to some using treatment lyk rebonding o r curly hair ,,,i get scalp in my hair,,,i want to get back my hairs,,,,i read ur remedies above but in my city i cant get ur oinments can u give me the best oinment to get back my hairs ,,,i read above rosemsry ,,,kalaya oil but we cant get that here ,,,so i want u help me to choose 1 oinment which can help to get back my hair and can u send me this oinment , and olso give me procedure 4r applying....thanx...ayushi

  • ayushi mahajan09 Sep 2012

    hi m ayushi i loss my hair in front due to some using treatment lyk rebonding o r curly hair ,,,i get scalp in my hair,,,i want to get back my hairs,,,,i read ur remedies above but in my city i cant get ur oinments can u give me the best oinment to get back my hairs ,,,i read above rosemsry ,,,kalaya oil but we cant get that here ,,,so i want u help me to choose 1 oinment which can help to get back my hair and can u send me this oinment , and olso give me procedure 4r applying....thanx...

  • chetna24 Aug 2012

    nice information for women

  • tina24 Aug 2012

    good tips about hair fall

  • kaj08 Mar 2012

    please help me .... even i have a habit of plucking my hair along with the roots. what should i do to help it out????