Whether your hair loss is caused by natural reasons (hormones, genetics, or stress) or a side effect of drugs, medication or chemotherapy treatment, you may want to consider one of these all-natural tips to help alleviate thinning hair.
Rub your scalp with onion juice. It might seem a bit strange but onion juice has been used for hundreds of years to help increase hair growth and reverse grays. It provides nourishment and aids in circulation, kills germs, parasites, and is also helpful in treating some fungal infections. The sulfur contained in the juice also aids in the formation of collagen, which is associated fuller, stronger hair. Juice, blend or grate a fresh onion and collect the juice. Massage it into the scalp and leave from 10 minutes to an hour. Wash hair normally.
Massage your scalp with tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has many natural healing properties – anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-infection. It has been shown to unblock hair follicles, help boost the immune system to fight against infections that lead to hair loss, and also prevents head lice and dandruff. A scalp massage with tea tree oil will help stimulate blood flow and reduce the inflammation, helping to enhance hair growth. Take a few drops of tea tree oil and mix with a carrier oil (like organic coconut oil) and massage into the scalp. You should feel a fresh, tingling sensation. Wash normally after, and repeat the process regularly to promote hair growth.
Spot treat with sage tincture. A common kitchen spice used all over the world, sage is believed to have many curative properties. Traditionally it has been used as a topical treatment for graying hair, but may also promote new hair growth, according to a study by the University of Maryland Medical Centre. After washing and rinsing your hair, apply one drop of sage tincture to problems areas on your scalp. Massage it gently into your scalp while your hair is still wet and let dry normally. Discontinue if there is any irritation or discomfort.
Up your intake of Vitamin B. B complex vitamins are essential for regulating metabolism and maintaining the nervous system, but they are also essential to healthy skin and hair B-12, in particular, has been associated with strengthening and conditioning. You should boost your B vitamins with food before turning to a supplement: whole grains, cauliflower, carrots, dark leafy greens, liver, poultry, eggs, soybeans, nuts, avocados and legumes are all great sources of the B vitamin complex. If you are worried you may need a supplement, check with your doctor first.
Lighten your hair care load. How involved is your routine? Sometimes simply laying off the styling products can help promote hair regrowth. Wash your hair once or twice a week (unless you have very thin, greasy hair or are prone to sweating, your hair does not need to be washed daily), try to let it air dry naturally, and limit your heat styling. Lastly, try to use natural products that are gentle and chemical free.