Monday, March 19, 2012



Warning: This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.

Hair loss or baldness is the condition, wherein no new growth of hair on the scalp occurs. The condition leads to excessive hair loss from the scalp. Hair loss is mostly related to ageing; do not be surprised if it happens as early as puberty. Anyone men and women to children, can face hair loss. Hair falling out, thinning or appearing in large amounts in combs, on bed or cloths is some of the primary symptoms of hair loss. Following are the all major causes and symptoms of hair loss.

Causes of Hair Loss:

  • Unhealthy food

  • Food cooked in adulterated oil

  • Unhygienic living conditions

  • Excess consumption of caffeine

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Physical/emotional stress

  • Burns

  • Fever

  • Depression

  • Side effects of some drugs

  • Chemotherapy

  • Excessive shampooing

  • Radiation therapies

  • Tinea capitis

  • Tumors of the ovaries or adrenal gland

  • Hormonal changes

  • Hereditary factors

  • Ageing

Symptoms of Hair Loss:

  • Hair fall on clothes after combing

  • Gradual appearance of bald patches

  • Receding hairline

Hair loss is a condition when a person faces extreme hair fall. Baldness as it is referred to, can be due to hereditary reasons, medication or even because of medical conditions. A little bit of hair fall every day is normal and is part of the growth cycle but when the hair loss becomes a little more than the usual, it might cause baldness. This can affect all - men, women and children. The major factor for hair loss is nutritional deficiency. Other causes are age factor, genetic factor, hormonal changes, stress and excessive dandruff. Hair loss must be treated on time as the risk for getting bald increases every time you have a major hair fall. Baldness can be treated at home using some natural remedies. Read onto know some home remedies for hair loss of baldness.

Home Remedy for Hair Loss:

  • Take a pot of water and soak few fenugreek (Methi-in hindi) seeds in it. Massage it in the scalp and wrap a cloth for about 3 hours. Repeat this procedure for a month to get treated of hair loss.

  • Take uncooked egg yolk and massage it on the scalp. Keep it for an hour and then wash off.

  • Red henna is beneficial in treating hair loss problem. Smear henna over the scalp and keep it for an hour. Wash the hair. Repeat this process in a span of 10 to 15 days.

  • Apply castor oil on the scalp and the roots but not on the hair. Wrap the hair with newspaper and tie it with cloth. Keep it overnight and wash it in the morning. Repeat this for 7 to 10 days.

  • In a cup of boiling water, add a tsp of mustard seeds. Cook it for about 5 minutes and allow it to cool. Once cooled, drink this concoction.

  • Rub olive oil in the scalp. This would help reduce hair loss.

  • Take a few rosemary leaves and boil them in water. Strain the combination and store the liquid. Use this concoction daily to rinse the hair with.Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, rosemary, 1 lemon juice and 1 egg yolk. Apply this mixture on the hair roots and keep it for half an hour. Then, wash off this mixture.

  • Extract juice from green coriander leaves. Apply this juice on the head. This proves worthwhile in treating hair loss.

  • Boil water and put blanch scented geranium leaves in it. Strain the water and allow it to cool. When cool, wash the hair with it.

  • In ½ cup olive oil, add 1 tablespoon of cumin. Rub this over the scalp and leave it for half an hour. Rinse the hair later.

  • Grind myrtle leaves and soak it in water for a day. Apply this combination the next night before going to sleep and wrap it with a cloth. Keep it overnight. Wash the hair the next morning with cold or warm water. repeat this procedure for 2 weeks.

  • In a ½ cup of coconut oil, add some dry pieces of Indian gooseberry (Amla-in hindi). Boil this mixture and when cool apply it on the scalp. This is beneficial in reducing hair loss.

  • Applying coconut milk is also beneficial in treating hair loss. Massage the hair roots with this and rinse it after some time.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

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