Hair loss has become a common problem today. People do many efforts to prevent hair fall, but due to lack of information, they are unable to take the right solution. The chemical loaded hair products you see on the supermarket shelves benefit less and harm more. These products may show good effects for some time, but later make the hair dry and lifeless.

When it comes to hair health, Ayurveda has great importance in hair care. It makes your hair shiny and helps remove the problem of dandruff and itching.

Also, there is no risk of side effects.

Ayurvedic Remedies to Prevent Hair Loss:

Amla (Gooseberry)- Amla has vitamin-C and antioxidants which helps in collagen production. Collagen enhances hair growth and ensures growth.

You Will Require-

  • 4 or 5 amla
  • ½ cup of coconut oil

Way to Use- Cut amla into small pieces and soak it in boiling coconut oil.  Sieve this solution and keep it in an airtight container. Massage the scalp with this mixture before taking a bath twice a week.  Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash the hair with cold water.

Another Ways to Use- Mix Amla powder in water and apply it on hair roots and leave it for half an hour. Then wash it thoroughly with cold water. follow this procedure 2 to 3 times a week. With this practice, the problem of hair fall will gradually vanish.

You can also have one teaspoon of Amla powder with two sips of water at bedtime.

Bhringraj (Eclipta Prostrata)- Bhringraj has been called the king of hair. It is very useful in preventing hair fall and making hair thick.  Due to this quality, it is used in many hair care products.  You can see the effect of this oil very quickly.

You Will Require-

  • 5-6 dry Bhringraj leaves

Way to Use- Mix these leaves with some water and make a paste by grinding them.  Then apply this paste on the head and keep it for 20 minutes.  Wash it with shampoo.  Basil or Amla can also be mixed in its paste.

You can also apply Bhringraj oil to keep hair roots strong.

Reetha (Soapnut)- Reetha is being used to make hair stronger and thicker since ancient times. You can even wash your hair daily with it.

You Will Require-

  • Handfull of reetha

Way to Use- Soak the Reetha in hot water at night. Boil the same water for 15 minutes in the morning along with Reetha and then keep it to cool down.  Now, crush them and sieve the water. Massage it on your head for 5 minutes.  After that, wash your hair well.

Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)- Brahmi is great for treating hair loss problem.

You Will Require-

  • 3-4 Brahmi leaves

Way to Use- Eat two-three leaves of Brahmi leaves with fresh water in the morning, or grind its leaves into a paste and apply it to the hair like a hair pack.  You can also add yoghurt to it.  Shampoo the hair after 15-20 minutes.

Neem (Margosa)- Neem has antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and healing properties that are beneficial for every hair problem. It also relieves itching on the scalp.

You Will Require-

  • Handfull of neem leaves

Way to Use- Boil neem leaves in water for 15 minutes and then keep it for cooling.  When the water cools down, filter it with a sieve.  After shampooing the hair, wet the hair again with this water and leave it on.

Another Way to Use- Grind neem bark along with dry neem leaves into powder. Now mix this powder in coconut oil and apply it to the hair roots. Neem powder can also be added to the curd. This will prevent hair fall.

Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng)- Ashwagandha works on the roots of the hair and makes them strong.  In it, some other herbs can be mixed.  It deals with hair loss problem.  Ashwagandha helps to increase the amount of melanin in the hair by strengthening the hair roots.  This makes the hair's grip stronger.

You Will Require-

  • 3 tablespoons Ashwagandha Power
  • 3 teaspoons dry Amla powder
  • 6 teaspoons water

Way to Use- Mix all the ingredients and prepare a thick paste.  Apply this paste to the hair and leave it for 30 minutes.  Later wash the hair with shampoo.

Methi (Fenugreek)- There is a lot of potassium, vitamin C and iron in fenugreek which helps in hair growth and prevents hair loss.

You Will Require-

  • ½ cup fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut oil

Way to Use- Soak the fenugreek seeds in coconut oil overnight and grind it into a paste in the morning.  Allow it to remain on the scalp for 10-15 few minutes.  After this wash your head with shampoo.

Another Way to Use- Grind a few spoons of fenugreek seeds with one cup of water.  Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for 30-40 minutes.  Then wash the hair with plain water.  By repeating this process throughout the month, you will see the positive effects soon.

Shikakai- Shikakai powder is used along with coconut oil. It is used to remove dandruff from the hair. It has an important role in strengthening and growing hair from the root. The paste has to be applied on the hair and washed after half an hour.

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Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP

Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seeds