A lot of moms experience thinning hair and hair loss after childbirth. And while it’s always best to seek a doctor’s advice on health matters to make sure it’s nothing serious, there are some things you can try at home to remedy the situation. Our Guest Geek post today has several tips on simple home remedies that may be worth a try to get your hair back to its full potential.
Simple Home Remedies that Can Help Prevent Hair Thinning
Hair thinning is generally first noticed when excessive amounts of hair seem to be coming out. The average person sheds between 50-150 hairs per day. That’s simply hairs that have reached the end of their life and fallen out. If you notice more hair in the sink, shower, or on your pillow than normal, you may be experiencing hair thinning. There are many reasons why you may experience hair thinning. The good news is that, in many cases, the hair thinning can be stopped, prevented, and even reversed.
You can start with the following home remedies. If they aren’t effective you may wish to confer with a doctor. Naturally, you should review all the products you currently use on your hair. It’s best to choose natural products that suit your hair type, like the ones in the Kerastase range.
Aloe vera is excellent for nurturing sore skin, especially after you have been burned, bitten, or stung. It is anti-inflammatory and contains proteolytic enzymes. These are known to help repair skin cells. By using aloe vera on your scalp you may be able to stimulate dormant follicles and boost your rate of hair growth. You can apply aloe vera gel to your scalp or consume foods that contain aloe.
Eggs are another natural remedy that can help to prevent hair thinning. Eggs are full of protein and sulfur, both key ingredients in the repair and growth of hair and other cells. Simply mix an egg with a little olive oil and massage it into your hair. It’s best to put a shower cap on and leave it in place for twenty minutes before rinsing in cool water. Don’t forget, if the water is too warm you may start cooking the egg in your hair. (*Editor’s note – Yes, the eggs really will cook if your water is too hot. I did a home hair mask with egg in my teens and ended up with scrambled eggs when I washed it out!)
You’ll find amla, better known as Indian Gooseberry, in many hair products but you can also buy it in powder form. Simply mix a tablespoon with the same amount of lime juice and massage it into your hair. You’ll then need to leave it until it dries before rinsing your hair and, ideally, shampooing it.
Amla is known to strengthen your hair and promote growth, this is mainly through the high level of vitamin C in the compound. This boosts collagen levels in your skin which encourages hair growth.
Coconut oil is completely natural and rich in a selection of fatty acids, including lauric acid. It also contains potassium and iron, both of which are useful to hair growth. Alongside this, lauric acid is antimicrobial which can help to eradicate scalp issues and avoid issues such as dandruff.
Green tea is known to be full of antioxidants which help prevent free radicals from causing damage to your body. This also ensures your hair and scalp are healthy and will encourage new hair to start growing. All you have to do is make a cup of green tea, wait for it to cool, and then massage it into your head. You’ll need to leave it on for approximately one hour and then rinse your hair.
Naturally, none of the above give instant responses, but repeating them several times each week may help to prevent your hair thinning and restore your hair health in a natural way.
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