It is common to start losing hair at certain age, as it is a sign of aging. Hair loss is common in men as compared to in women. Most men face the condition in their 40s or 50s. But, people may start losing hair at an early age which affects their looks and personality. Permanent hair loss, i.e. baldness is a major problem for most men around the world.
I would like to draw your attention to the causes for hair loss in men, including fungal infection, side effects of chemotherapy, male pattern baldness, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, and phycological disorders. These all affect the production of keratin by follicles. Hair loss may also result due to lack of blood circulation on the scalp.
To be precise, losing hair isn’t a big problem until they don’t grow back again. When the hairs don’t grow back i.e. follicles aren’t able to produce enough amount of keratin, hair loss ultimately leads to baldness.
Most of you may be wandering, is there any effective solution to baldness? The answer is yes! Baldness can be treated until it is genetic or caused as a side-effect of chemotherapy.
Here are some home remedies for baldness that can restore hair growth in men:
1. Castor Oil and Coconut Oil Mixture
Castor oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that can help in fighting off the infections that affect the scalp. It can thus prevent hair loss caused by bacterial infection. Also, coconut oil resembles sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. The function of sebum is to maintain the health of scalp and protect the roots of hair from damage.
Thus, coconut oil and castor oil when used together can promote the health of the hair.
How to use:
- Mix some castor with coconut oil.
- Warm the mixture.
- Let the mixture cool.
- Use the mixture to massage the head, specifically on the bald areas.
- After applying the mixture, cover the head with a towel (wet with warm water) for 3 to 5 minutes.
- After removing the towel, flip head in a upside-down motion several times.
Repeat the process in 2-3 days. This can help in treating the scalp infections and can promote the growth of new hair.
Also, if some of the mixture is left, don’t throw it, instead store it in an airtight container, so that it can be used later.
The component of onion that makes it very effective for the growth of hair and treatment of baldness is sulfur. Onion contains a rich amount of sulfur that helps in increasing the production of keratin in the scalp, thus promoting the growth of new hair. Sulfur is a very potential in preventing, reducing (by stopping hair fall), or treating baldness.
Onions can be made into juice and can help in promoting the growth of new hair.
How to use:
- Take an onion, peel it and then cut it into 4 pieces.
- Put these pieces in a blender and blend them into small pieces.
- Add some water to the blended onion pieces and blend again.
- Now, filter the mixture with a muslin cloth to remove the small pieces of onions from it.
Massaging the oil on the scalp and bald areas can help in regulating the growth of new hair and preventing or treating baldness in men.
Eating raw onions can help in providing essential amount of sulfur to body that can help in promoting the growth of new hair. The best way to eat raw onions is to add them to a salad or stuffed in a sandwich.
3. Neem Leaves
Neem has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a traditional Indian medicine and widely used for the treatment of baldness. Using neem leave water to wash the scalp can help in promoting the growth of new hair and getting rid of problems such as dandruff and scalp infections.
Neem can be used in the form of neem water to treat baldness or other conditions associated with hair such as premature graying.
How to use:
- Take some neem leaves (fresh or dried) and put them in water.
- Boil the water for a few minutes, or till the neem leaves turn soft and the water changes color.
- Wait for the water to cool down.
- Once cooled down, filter the water to remove the neem leaves.
Use this neem water to wash the hair or apply it on the bald areas for effective results.
4. Coconut Milk
Coconut milk has a variety of hair benefits, from the treatment of dry and damaged hair, to boosting the growth of new hair by increasing the production of keratin from hair follicles. It can be used to wash the head or can be mixed along with yogurt and honey to form a mixture, which when applied on the bald areas can help in promoting hair growth.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps in the removal of the dead skin cells from the scalp. It also boosts the growth of new hair from follicles. When these two ingredients are used together, they can help in treating baldness and helps in the growth of new hair.
How to use:
- Take coconut milk and yogurt and mix them together in a mixing bowl.
- Add some camphor (because of its hair growth benefits) to it to make it more effective.
- Mix well all the ingredients together.
- Now apply the final mixture on the hair and gently massage the head and cover the head with shower cap until the mixture dries there.
- Later, wash the head.
This mixture can help in promoting the growth of new healthy hair and can resolve the problem of baldness.
Wheatgrass is a natural supplement that can help in boosting the growth of new hair and can be helpful in the treatment of baldness in men. It is a rich source of protein, amino acid and vitamins A, C, and E.
It also contains a rich amount of chlorophyll that is essential for treating premature graying of hair. Also, in the form of juice it can help in cleansing of the scalp, i.e. removal of dead skin cells and growth of new hair.
How to use:
- Add wheatgrass to water and mix them using a food processor or an electric mixture to make a juice.
- Apply wheat grass juice on the scalp and let it dry for at least 15-20 minutes.
- Later, wash the hair with shampoo.
Repeating this process for at least 2-3 times a week can help in improving the hair growth and resolve the problem of permanent hair loss.
6. Henna and Indian Gooseberry Paste
Henna is a dye extracted from Lawsonia inermis plant that has a large number of hair benefits. It has natural antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Thus, it can help in cleansing of the scalp, cooling it down and reduce itching. Also, Indian gooseberry contains a rich amount of fatty acids that helps in making the hair follicles stronger, thus reducing hair fall.
When the properties of both the ingredients come together, they help in reducing the hair fall and also boosts the growth of new hair by activating the hair follicles. They are also effective in treating the scalp infections that can lead to baldness in men.
Indian gooseberry is not used directly with henna, instead its powdered form is used to mix with henna and form a paste. Indian gooseberry powder can be found at nearby general stores or supermarkets. Also, the color preferences are taken into consideration before using this mixture. This is because henna is available in various colors, i.e. red, brown, and black.
How to use:
- Take 2½ tablespoons of the Indian gooseberry powder and mix it with a whole packet of henna.
- Add some water to the mixture and mix well until it is as thick as yogurt.
- Now, keep the mixture aside for about 8-12 hours.
Apply the final mixture on hair for a few hours and later wash it using shampoo. This can help in controlling the hair loss and can help in preventing baldness.
Also, the amount of Indian gooseberry in the mixture can vary depending on how dark a person wants their hair.
7. Mustard Powder and Baking Soda Mix
Baking soda is alkali in nature and thus helps in maintaining the pH level of the scalp. Also, it has anti-fungal properties, thus it can help in the treatment of scalp-related problems such as dandruff and itchiness. Thus, it is effective in promoting healthy growth of hair. Moreover, mustard powder has its own benefits as it can stimulate the hair follicles and can promote the growth of new hair.
These ingredients when used together can help in maintaining the health of the scalp and promotes the growth of new hair, thus, preventing hair-fall and baldness.
How to use:
- Mix baking soda and mustard powder by adding some water.
- Add some shampoo to it.
- Gently scrub the hair with the mixture.
Use this mixture at least twice a week to get rid of hair problems such as premature graying and hair fall. It also prevents permanent loss of hair.
8. Egg-Yogurt Hair Pack
Egg yolk is rich in nutrition and contains various essential vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin D, folate and biotin. It is widely used for the treatment of brittle hair and hair loss.
Also, the other ingredient of the mixture, i.e. yogurt contains lactic acid which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps in cleansing of the skin by removing the dead layers of skin, thus promoting the growth of new hair.
How to use:
- Mix the egg yolk and yogurt together until they form a smooth paste.
- Apply the paste on the hair and the scalp and keep it applied for at least 30 minutes.
- Wash the hair with cool water.
- Shampoo and condition the hair.
Use this mixture at least twice a week for better results. Moreover, mix egg yolk with yogurt only if you have dry hair. In case of oily hair, use egg white instead of egg yolk.
Also, in case of normal hair, use the whole egg mixed with yogurt to make the hair pack.
9. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds are a common ingredient found in kitchen, however, it has a large range of hair care benefits. The components of fenugreek seeds that are essential for improving the growth of hair are lecithin and nicotinic acid. These two components help in repair of the damaged hair follicles and thus helps in the growth of new hair.
Hair follicles are damaged because of a condition known as alopecia areata in which the immune system attacks the hair follicles, thus damaging them and affecting the growth of new hair. However, fenugreek seeds are effective in curing the damage and promoting the growth of new hair on the scalp.
Fenugreek seeds can be made into a paste, which when applied on the scalp can help in the growth of new hair and can be helpful in the treatment of baldness.
How to use:
- Take 4 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and add them to warm water. Keep it overnight.
- Now put the seeds in a blender and add some more water. Blend properly.
After blending, fenugreek seeds paste will be ready. It can be mixed with a few tablespoons of vitamin-E oil and applied on the scalp. Keep it applied for a few minutes and later wash it witch water. It is very effective in improving the growth of hair.
Yoga has a variety of health benefits like weight management and maintaining the health of heart. Moreover, yoga can also be beneficial for the health of hair and can be a possible solution to hair fall and baldness. A yoga posture called ‘Balayam Yoga’ can possibly help in the treatment of hair fall and improve the growth of hair.
Balayam yoga is the nail rubbing exercise performed by rubbing the nails of the fingers of both the hands with each other. Doing the exercise for at least 5-10 minutes in the morning and evening, and that too every day, can help in improving the growth of new hair and treats various hair problems such as premature graying and permanent hair loss.
These home remedies can be very effective for the treatment of baldness in people. However, there are various modern treatment methods such as hair transplantation and hair restoration that are widely used for the treatment of baldness. But, all these modern methods are very expensive and can cause some side-effects. Thus, what is better than these home remedies to treat hair-loss and baldness? Try these home remedies and regain the youthful hair.