Have you noticed more loose strands in the shower after you wash your hair? Do you find more hair in your comb or brush than you did before? Have you noticed bald spots or patches of hair that seem more sparse?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of hair loss. Hair loss is natural, so it makes sense to turn to natural remedies to find a solution to stop it. Hair loss could be caused by a number of factors, including hormonal changes, stress, genes, radiation therapy, or simply because of aging. Stimulating the scalp and the roots of your hair often benefits people who are experiencing hair loss because it encourages blood flow to the region.
There a number of ways that you encourage hair growth. We suggest the following natural remedies:
1. Massage your scalp with essential oils.
You may have heard that essential oils are good for headaches and other sicknesses, but they are also super beneficial for hair loss. There are a number of different combinations of oils that we recommend; however, the most popular is probably lavender. Rubbing lavender oil into your scalp every night is known to stimulate hair growth and can help repair your damaged hair. Other essential oils that are recommended are a combination of basil, peppermint, orange, lemon, and eucalyptus.
2. Use homemade serums.
In addition to essential oils, some beauty and health blogs are proponents of homemade serums. For example, it’s an old wives’ tale that if you rub 1 part vodka and 3 parts lemon juice into your scalp, your hair will grow more. Some also recommended brewing chamomile tea and rubbing it into your scalp at night.
3. Bathing in juice from produce and the pantry.
You may not even have to leave the house for these remedies! There are many healing properties in the foods we eat.
For example, you can stimulate hair growth by spraying onion juice on your scalp before you go to bed at night. Though unorthodox, applying onion juice to your scalp could promote natural hair growth, especially if you are losing hair in chunks. Blending a few onions and squeezing the juice onto your head can increase blood flow to hair cuticles and increase keratin production, which is necessary for healthy hair. If you choose to go this route, leave the juice in for about 15 minutes before rinsing and shampooing.
Similarly, the commonly used coconut oil can not only help with hair loss but will condition the hair that you do have. People have been using coconut oil in their hair and on their skin for centuries because of the fatty acids it contains, which reduce protein loss in hair shafts and leave your hair shiny and healthy. Massage the coconut oil onto your scalp to increase blood flow to the hair follicles and leave it in for at least 15 minutes before rinsing it out.
Some experts recommend using aloe vera on your scalp to soothe irritated skin, cleanse follicles blocked by too much oil buildup, and reduce dandruff. Some shampoos and conditioners use aloe vera as a main ingredient, but you can also apply pure aloe vera directly to the intended region several times per week.
If you have tried natural remedies to cure your hair loss but have not seen any improvement, you might want to explore our services at Hairline Ink. We offer specialized scalp micropigmentation, which is an advanced procedure that adds detailed pigment to your hairline and scalp. Our technicians employ the newest in technology to give our clients the most natural-looking hairline through needle application. The results are permanent and our clients always walk away satisfied with the results. In addition, we can also camouflage head scars with a specialized pigmentation process.