Nowadays, more and more people are faced with a serious problem of hair loss. The reason for this can be many factors: diseases, stress, insomnia, overwork, taking medications, diets, pregnancy, improper hair care. It is considered normal that a person loses from 40 to 100 hairs per day. If the losses are higher than normal, action should be taken. Before proceeding with the emergency restoration of the hair, it is necessary to analyze and establish the root cause of the loss, a trichologist can help you with this.
First of all, you should provide the body with vitamins. These can be drugs from a pharmacy or ordinary products that contain many useful substances and vitamins. Flaxseed, for example, is not inferior to many purchased vitamins. Take it on an empty stomach every morning, 1 tablespoon with water. Nuts, green vegetables, legumes are also very good for hair.
Now there is a huge range of hair care products, of various categories and prices. But they are all very individual, what helped one, can only worsen the condition of another. So why spend extra money and time looking for the right remedy when you can use grandmother’s proven methods?
Folk remedies for hair loss
In fact, in every home there are products with which you can improve your hair. These are milk, kefir, onions, eggs, cognac, bread, yeast, etc. Oils, especially olive, burdock, castor, play an invaluable role in hair care. Consider a few examples of masks, decoctions against hair loss, which can be easily prepared at home using well-known and publicly available ingredients.
The onion mask is very effective and can stop even severe hair loss in a short time. The active substances of the onion irritate the scalp, due to which the hair stops falling out, begins to grow faster and even dandruff disappears. There are countless variations of onion masks; almost any ingredient can be added to it.
The easiest way is to rub freshly squeezed onion juice into the hair roots. Then cover the head with a film and wrap in a warm towel, hold for at least 2 hours, rinse with shampoo.
Onion masks should be done for 2 months, preferably every other day.
Along with the effectiveness of this mask, there is one significant drawback. The fact is that onion ambre is persistently eaten into the hair, especially if they are badly damaged.
To beat off the aroma of onions, when rinsing, add lemon juice or lemon essential oil (5-10 drops per liter of water), vinegar (2 tablespoons per 1 liter of water) into the water. In general, it is good to add essential oils directly to the mask from the smell (no more than 5 drops). Masks of colorless henna, honey, kefir also help to kill the unpleasant onion smell.
The easiest to prepare is a decoction of burdock: add 1 tablespoon of chopped root to a glass of water and boil for 10-15 minutes. Then strain, cool and rinse your head with it after washing or rub it into the hair roots. Also, in addition to burdock, you can add dried calendula flowers to the broth (for 1 part of the root, 2 parts of the inflorescences), calamus root (in a 1: 1 ratio), nettle (in an arbitrary ratio), cognac (4 spoons of root for 1 spoon of cognac).
Burdock root ointment is prepared using the same technology as the decoction. Just cook until the volume is reduced by half. Then fat is added to the still hot broth, in a ratio of 1: 1, mixed and put in the oven for 2 hours. The ointment should be rubbed into the scalp before washing.
Everyone knows that the basis of burdock oil is burdock root. Therefore, you can cook it yourself at home. To do this, 100 grams of dried chopped rhizome should be soaked in 1 glass of olive oil (vegetable, linseed) and left for a day in a warm place. Then put on a slow fire for 3 hours. Then use the finished oil for its intended purpose.
According to its properties, burdock is no less effective than onions. It is best to use a root dug in spring or autumn. Burdock procedures should be applied 2-3 times a week for at least 2 months.
- Chili pepper pour vodka and leave for 7-10 days. Rub into the roots of the hair, then cover the head with cellophane and wrap with a warm towel. Keep for 20 minutes, then rinse with shampoo.
- For the next mask, you will need pepper tincture. It can be easily found in any pharmacy, it is inexpensive. In addition to the tincture, the mask includes shampoo and castor oil (in a ratio of 1:2:2). The mixture is applied to the hair for an hour, insulated, then washed off with shampoo.
- In liquid honey (3-4 tablespoons) add 1 teaspoon of pepper tincture or ground red pepper. Mix and massage into the hair roots. Leave on the head for 20 minutes, warm, then rinse with shampoo.
Oils can be used both separately and as part of masks with a variety of components. The most basic mask is to simply apply oil to the hair and scalp.
There are many oils useful for hair, the most basic: olive, burdock, castor, sea buckthorn, linseed, wheat germ, almond. They do not cause allergies, they can be left on the hair for the whole day. Before applying, the oil must be slightly warmed up in a water bath.
Difficulties arise only when washing off the oils, sometimes you even have to wash your hair with shampoo several times. The result from the masks does not appear immediately, but only after 2 months. But it’s worth it, oils can restore even very damaged hair.
Essential oils are also used in hair care. They can be added to shampoo, masks or rinse water. From falling out, it is best to use essential oils: tea tree, mint, rosemary, pine, ylang-ylang, rosewood, cedar, bay. It is necessary to strictly observe the dosage.
This article describes the most useful methods for solving hair loss, they may not be as fast-acting as pharmacological, but natural. Since in the composition of any purchased products, at least in a small proportion, there are chemical elements. The main treatment should be regular for 2-6 months.