Hair loss can be caused by hormonal changes, poor digestion, low thyroid functioning, nutrient deficiencies (such as essential fatty acids, biotin, zinc, iodine, iron, B-vitamins), stress, rapid weight loss, intestinal parasites, fungal infections, damage from hair treatments, and many other problems. If large amount of hair are lost, it is important to see a doctor! These are some home natural remedies that may help:
Diet for hair loss: Well-balanced is essential for health of your hair. Most of your calories should come from the following: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy products, lean meat and poultry, fish, legumes, nuts. Sea vegetables such as kelp are good sources of trace minerals which are necessary for your hair, skin and nails. Avoid consuming excessive amounts of animal fats, animal proteins, and salt.
Caution: Excessive intake of Vitamin A can cause hair loss.
For lifeless hair use vitamin E, flaxseed oil, and evening primrose oil.
Drink plenty of water! Peppermint, lemon and ginger teas are very good for your hair.
Juice therapy: Carrot, beet, spinach, onion.
Circulation to the scalp is important. Exercise regularly. Massage scalp daily (even better with castor or almond oil).
Apple cider vinegar or sage tea used as a hair rinse may stimulate hair growth.
Aromatherapy: Lavender, rosemary, thyme, sage essential oils.
Daily application of coconut oil mixed with lemon or lime juice on the hair prevents hair loss.
Application of onion juice mixed with honey works wonders. Apply the mixture to the scalp, cover with a plastic wrap and a warm towel, and leave it for at least an hour. Rinse your hair thoroughly. Warning! Do not do use this recipe if you have a date tomorrow, as your hair will keep slight onion odour for a day or two.
Henna is claimed to make hair stronger and to increase hair growth.
Avoid chemicals in your hair-care products. (14 Toxic chemicals to avoid in skin care and hair care products (including organic!))
Minimize heat styling and tight hairstyles.
Consider having a hair analysis done to uncover any nutritional deficiencies or toxic metal contamination.