Healing Hairfall Home Remedies for Winter

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healing hairfall home remedies for winter

Increased hair fall in winters make the season gloomy for many out there. There is high humidity and dryness in the winter season which affects the hair. Just like skin, the scalp becomes dry during winter causing excessive shedding and breakage of hair. Winters is among the seasons where hair fall is significantly observed. It might also cause itchiness and flakiness on the scalp resulting in dandruff and subsequent hair fall. It is the best time for the fungal infections to thrive, which worsens the hair fall.

Hair fall is the most common problem globally affecting both men and women. With time, the old hair strands fall leaving behind place for a new strand to grow. Losing around 50-100 hair strands a day is considered normal but beyond that is something to be worried about. Few people also experience hair fall due to genetic factors other than the environmental factors. There are several reasons which worsen the hair fall in winter (or any other seasons) such as stress, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, scalp infections, pollution, aging and several health conditions. Hair fall is also majorly caused by certain habits such as excessive styling, dying, combing wet hair and washing too often.

Implementing several home remedies can stop and even reverse the hair fall during winters. These home remedies are easy to do and very effective in reducing hair fall during winters. The ingredients used in these remedies are easily available and quite inexpensive. However, a person should not over-do any remedy as it can lead to excessive hair fall.

Home Remedies for Preventing Hair Fall During Winter

1. Egg White and Curd Mask:

Both curd and egg are packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins. This mask provides shine and strength to the hair thereby preventing hair fall during winters. Curd helps in getting rid of dandruff. Together eggs and curd boost hair growth and also act as a natural conditioner.

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Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon of fresh curd
  • One egg

How to use it:

  • Break an egg into a bowl, separate the egg white from the yolk.
  • Take the egg white and add a tablespoon of curd into it.
  • Mix both the ingredients thoroughly to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste over wet scalp and gently massage for around 15 minutes.
  • Let it sit for an hour.
  • Wash the paste off with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the process two to three times to prevent hair fall.

egg white and curd mask

2. Cinnamon and Olive Oil:

Cinnamon improves the blood circulation in the scalp and also reduces dryness due to winters. Olive oil moisturizes the dry scalp and promotes hair growth. Olive oil and cinnamon, when applied together help in reducing hair fall during winters.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • One teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • One tablespoon honey

How to use it:

  • Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a bowl to make a paste.
  • Massage the paste on the scalp for around 10 minutes and gradually apply on the hair strands.
  • Let it sit for around an hour.
  • Wash off the paste by using a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the remedy around two to three times a week for best results.

cinnamon and olive oil

3. Lemon and Honey Mask:

This is one of the most effective remedies to prevent hair fall during winters. Honey moisturizes the dry scalp and prevents hair fall. Whereas, lemon cleanses the scalp and inhibits various scalp infections, reduces flakiness and itchiness. This mask conditions the scalp and also adds extra shine to the hair.

Ingredients:

  • One teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • One tablespoon of honey

How to use it:

  • Squeeze out juice from a lemon into a bowl and add a tablespoon of honey to it.
  • Mix both the ingredients and apply over the scalp.
  • Massage gently for around 15 minutes.
  • Wash the mixture off with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat this process before shampooing to see best results.

lemon and honey mask

4. Lemon and Onion Mask:

Onion promotes hair growth owing to its anti-oxidant properties. It has high sulfur content which supports hair regrowth. Onion is widely used to cure baldness and prevent hair fall. It also also helps in eliminating any kind of scalp infections. Lemon provides the required amount of vitamin C to the scalp and reduces the itchiness and flakiness. It also helps in reducing dandruff and scalp dryness, thereby preventing hair fall.

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Ingredients:

  • One medium sized onion
  • One teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • One tablespoon of honey

How to use it:

  • Grate an onion and strain out its juice.
  • Add a tablespoon of honey, onion juice and freshly squeezed lemon juice to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Apply the mixture over the scalp and massage for around 10 minutes.
  • Wash the mixture with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the process around two times a week to see results.

lemon and onion mask

5. Neem Leaves:

Neem has various anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties. It helps in combating the free radicals that cause dandruff and eventually initiate hair fall in winters. Neem also helps in inhibiting any kind of bacterial and fungal scalp infections. It is widely known for its anti-septic properties and it also heals the scalp skin.

Ingredients:

  • Ten to twelve neem leaves
  • A bowl of water

How to use it:

  • Boil the neem leaves along with a bowl of water in a sauce pan for about 30 minutes.
  • Take out the neem leaves, grind them to form a paste and add the paste back to the water.
  • Apply the paste over scalp and let it sit for around three hours.
  • Wash off the paste with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the process two to three times a week to prevent hair fall.

neem leaves

6. Aloe Vera and Lemon:

Aloe vera moisturizes the scalp and relives the scalp itchiness and flakiness. It soothes the scalp and tremendously controls winter hair fall. Aloe Vera strengthens the hair follicles. Lemon eliminates scalp infections, dryness and itchiness during winters. It also provides vitamin C to the scalp and gives an extra shine to the hair.

Ingredients:

  • One aloe vera leaf
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of honey

How to use it:

Method-1:

  • Extract gel from the aloe vera leaf and add a little water to it.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the aloe vera paste.
  • Mix the ingredients properly to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste over scalp and massage for around 15 minutes.
  • Let it sit for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Wash off the paste with cold water.
  • Repeat the process every week to see best results.

Method-2:

  • Extract gel from the aloe vera leaf
  • Apply this gel directly over the scalp.
  • Let it sit for around 45 minutes.
  • Wash off the gel with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the process three or four times a week for better results.

aloe vera and lemon

7. Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil:

Coconut helps in resolving all the hair and skin-related problems. When there is excessive hair fall in winters, coconut can surely help in controlling hair fall. It helps in blood circulation and also moisturizes the scalp. Coconut has various anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties that help in keeping the scalp infection free. It helps in promoting hair growth and also reducing hair fall during winters. Coconut milk is rich in minerals, proteins and essential fats, and reduces hair breakage and promotes new hair growth. It also contains potassium, which promotes hair growth.

Ingredients:

  • One cup of coconut milk or a medium sized coconut
  • One tablespoon of coconut oil
  • One teaspoon of honey

How to use it:

Method-1:

  • If coconut milk is not available, grate few coconut pieces in a blender and strain coconut milk from the paste with help of a muslin cloth.
  • Apply coconut milk over the scalp and hair with fingers. Apply from the hair roots to hair ends properly.
  • Let it sit for around twenty minutes to half an hour.
  • Wash hair with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat this process once in a week to notice the difference.

Method-2:

  • Take one tablespoon of coconut oil and mix a teaspoon of honey to it.
  • Apply this mask over the scalp and hair strands.
  • Let it sit overnight by using a shower cap.
  • Wash off the oil next morning, with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat this process twice a week to see best results.

coconut milk and coconut oil

8. Ginger, Lemon and Honey Mask:

Ginger has certain anti- bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is a rich source of sulfur, which is widely known to minimize hair falling and breakage. Ginger helps in getting rid of dandruff, which is common during winters. Also, lemon helps in relieving the dryness and flakiness of the scalp. Honey moisturizes and soothes the scalp.

Ingredients:

  • One-inch piece of ginger
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • One teaspoon of lemon juice

How to use it:

  • Grate the piece of ginger and extract juice out of it.
  • Mix ginger juice with one tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply this mixture on the scalp thoroughly.
  • Let it sit overnight by using a shower cap.
  • Wash with a mild shampoo next morning.
  • Repeat this remedy twice a month for better results.

ginger lemon and honey mask

9. Fenugreek Seeds with Basil and Curry leaves:

Fenugreek seed is one of the most effective home remedies for preventing hair loss. It strengthens the hair follicles and promotes re-growth of hair. Fenugreek seeds are rich in nicotinic acid and proteins that prevents the hair falling and breakage. Curry leaves prevents premature graying of hair and also reduces hair loss. Basil has several anti-septic and anti-microbial properties. It helps in eliminating scalp infections.

Ingredients:

  • Half cup of fenugreek seeds
  • Ten to twelve basil leaves
  • Ten to twelve curry leaves

How to use it:

  • Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight.
  • Grind the seeds along with basil and curry leaves, to form a thick paste.
  • Apply this paste over the scalp and hair thoroughly.
  • Leave the paste for an hour.
  • Wash the paste off with water as a shampoo is not required.
  • Repeat this process two times in a week for best results.

fenugreek seeds with basil and curry leaves

10. Indian Gooseberry:

Amla is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It also has various exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties. Amla helps in maintaing a healthy scalp and promotes hair growth. With its regular use, hair fall is considerably reduced during winters. Amla also prevents premature graying of hair.

Ingredients:

  • One small cup of coconut oil
  • Four to five dried amla
  • One tablespoon of amla powder
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice

How to use it:

Method-1:

  • Add four to five dried Indian gooseberries in a cup of coconut oil.
  • Boil the mixture till it turns black.
  • Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Massage scalp with the mixture for around 15 minutes.
  • Let it sit for around half an hour.
  • Wash off the mixture with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the process twice a week to notice difference in hair fall.

Method-2:

  • Mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberries powder to a tablespoon of lemon juice to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste over the scalp and hair.
  • Cover it with a shower cap to prevent it from drying.
  • Let it stay for around an hour.
  • Wash off the paste with cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy twice a week to see best results.

indian gooseberry

11. Beetroot and Henna Mask:

Beetroot contains potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorous, protein, all of which are essential nutrients for healthy and strong hair. It is one of the best home remedies to control hair fall during winters. Henna is an excellent hair conditioner which strengthens hair and also reduces hair fall.

Ingredients:

  • Four to five beetroot leaves
  • One tablespoon of henna powder

How to use it:

  • Put the beetroot leaves in two cups of water and boil the mixture until it is reduced to its half quantity.
  • Let the mixture cool and then grind it to make a paste.
  • Add henna powder to the paste and mix thoroughly.
  • Apply the paste to scalp and hair.
  • Let it sit for around half an hour.
  • Rinse off with cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy thrice a week to reduce hair fall.

beetroot and henna mask

12. Onion and Honey Mask:

Onion has several anti-bacterial properties that inhibit the scalp infections. High amount of sulfur in onion promotes circulation of blood in the scalp. Onion helps in strengthening the hair follicles and re-growth of hair, thereby reducing hair fall.

Ingredients:

  • One medium sized onion
  • Two tablespoons of honey

How to use it:

  • Grind onion into a smooth paste.
  • Mix two tablespoons of honey in the onion paste.
  • Apply the paste over the scalp and hair.
  • Leave the paste for around 30 minutes.
  • Wash the paste off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this remedy twice in a week to prevent winter hair fall.

onion and honey mask

13. Banana, Honey and Avocado Mask:

Banana is packed with nutrients and has several health benefits. It is a rich source of potassium and also contains vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Banana is beneficial for both hair and skin treatments. This mask can reduce the dryness and hair fall during winters. Avocados are also rich in minerals and vitamins. They strengthen the hair follicles and prevent hair fall. Honey will provide necessary moisturization and nourishment to the scalp.

Ingredients:

  • Two ripe bananas
  • A half ripe avocado
  • Two teaspoons of honey

How to use it:

  • Blend the two ripe bananas along with the half ripe avocado to form a smooth paste.
  • Add two teaspoons of honey to the paste.
  • Apply the paste over the scalp and hair.
  • Leave it for half an hour.
  • Wash off the paste with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat this remedy two times a week for best results.

banana honey and avocado mask

14. Hibiscus and Coconut Oil Mask:

Hibiscus flowers are rich in amino acids and vitamin C, which helps in reducing the hair fall. It also strengthens the hair roots and helps in getting rid of dandruff. Coconut helps in the moisturization and nourishment of the scalp. It also prevents scalp infections and strengthens the hair follicles. Hibiscus and coconut oil together stops premature graying and falling of hair.

Ingredients:

Five to six hibiscus flowers
Three tablespoons of coconut oil

How to use it:

  • Boil five to six hibiscus flowers in a saucepan with water.
  • Blend the boiled flowers in a little amount of water to make a smooth paste.
  • Add three tablespoons of warm coconut oil into the paste.
  • Massage the paste over the scalp and hair.
  • Let it sit for around two hours.
  • Wash the paste off with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the process twice a week for preventing hair fall during winters.

hibiscus and coconut oil mas

15. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is packed with essential minerals such as potassium and several other enzymes that help in reducing hair fall. It is also used to prevent dandruff which clogs the pores and hair follicles, causing hair fall. Apple cider vinegar can be applied after regular hair wash. It provides extra shine to the hair and would help in preventing hair fall during winters.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

How to use it:

  • Apply two tablespoons of ACV onto the scalp after shampooing.
  • Cleanse it with water after a few minutes.

apple cider vinegar

15. Green Tea:

Green Tea is packed with various anti-oxidants and helps in preventing hair fall. Several studies have shown that rubbing green tea over scalp helps in preventing hair fall. It stimulates the hair follicles and prevent winter hair fall.

Ingredients:

  • Two green tea bags

How to use it:

  • Brew two green tea bags into a cup of water.
  • Leave it to cool and apply this mixture over the scalp.
  • Rinse with water after an hour of application.
  • Repeat this remedy regularly to notice the difference.

green tea

16. Coriander Juice:

Coriander (also called as cilantro) contains many essential vitamins and minerals that strengthen the hair follicles and also promote hair growth. Regular application of coriander juice is one of the best ways to combat hair loss during winters.

Ingredients:

  • A bunch of fresh coriander leaves

How to use it:

  • Grind the bunch coriander leaves to form a paste.
  • Strain the liquid out of it with the help of a muslin cloth.
  • Apply this juice over the scalp.
  • Let it stay for around an hour.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this remedy two times a week to prevent hair fall.

coriander juice

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