Hair loss is something even the toughest of men might find it challenging to cope up with. There can hardly be any who would have the heart to say, “I don’t care whether my hair stays or falls”! Everyone cares, it’s just that depending on the level of the problem, some naturally get more dismayed and stressed out than the rest. Then comes a stage where you feel there is no shampoo left in the market or cream or serum that you haven’t tried, but your hair just hasn’t stopped falling! What do you do then? You can always resort to expensive medications that would for sure burn a big hole in your pocket along with an array of side effects and no guarantee of hair growing back. So why not give your hair fall issues a shot the milder way?
For millions of years, Ayurveda has been offering solutions to so many ailments, including distressing ones like hair fall and hair loss. In Ayurveda, everything is there in nature; you should know how to utilize the same for your ailments. So let’s see some natural recipes from the house of old years of knowledge, which you can definitely give a shot to rescue those falling strands of yours.
Bhringraja: Also known as the king of hair, this herb has the power to not only control hair fall and prevent premature greying but also boost new hair growth. You can make a paste from the leaves of this plant and apply it on your hair as a mask. Keep for an hour and then wash off. You can even use pure Bhringraja oil to daily massage and nourish your hair.
Amla: The vitamins and antioxidants of this fruit help keep your hair healthy and soft while preventing premature greying. While amla oil is a great way to keep your hair nourished from the roots, a mask made of amla henna and yogurt can be applied to your hair for one hour once a week to help strengthen your hair and prevent hair loss.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera not only helps prevent hair loss but helps treat a lot of scalp issues as well. This is because of the proteolytic enzymes which aloe vera contains, which helps repair dead skin cells on the scalp. Known for its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, it’s a great recipe to shoo away your hair problems. Just apply the pulp to your hair as a mask, three to four times a week, and wash away after an hour or so.
Jojoba oil: Rich in Vitamins, including Vitamin B, C, and E, Jojoba oil helps nourish and strengthen hair, thereby preventing hair loss. Its efficacy has been proven over the years in several ayurvedic medicines. A simple way to use it is to heat it, apply and wash off after an hour with shampoo.
Hibiscus: This is a wonder plant known to stimulate even the dominant hair follicles located in bald patches, leading to hair growth. Known for years as an effective remedy to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth, the best way to apply this is in the form of a freshly ground hibiscus flower paste. Leave for one to two hours and then wash off.
Along with following the above recipes, here are some simple hair care tips to prevent hair loss:
1 Avoid combing wet hair, as hair shafts are weakest at that time, making them prone to breakage. Semi wet hair can be combed using a wide-toothed comb.
2 Don’t keep changing shampoos. Sticking to a mild herbal hair cleanser is better.
3 Eat a healthy diet rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin D, and protein to help prevent hair loss.
4 Never use hot water to wash your hair, as this may lead to a breakage of weaker shafts. You can use lukewarm water instead.
5 Always massage your hair with a good natural oil before shampooing as this will help nourish your hair while improving blood circulation in your scalp.