Healthy, voluminous, shiny and bouncy hair...that's what everyone dreams of right? Unfortunately, in today's day and age, most of our hair dreams are crushed by hair fall.

It is normal to lose about 80-100 strands of hair daily but if you notice excessive hair shedding then it's time to figure out what's causing your hair to fall out.

With this article, we will help you find out the cause of your hair fall and also help fix it so you can flaunt your hair without worrying about the notorious hair fall.

Possible Causes Of Hair Fall

  • Genetics and heredity
  • Ageing, wear and tear
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Medical Conditions like thyroid disorders, PCOS etc
  • Medications like birth control pills, antidepressants, medicines for blood pressure, arthritis, heart problems etc
  • Excessive hairstyling using heat treatments like dryers, curlers and straighteners
  • Chemical treatments like bleaching, colouring and perming
  • Hairstyles that are tight and tug at the scalp
  • Washing the hair with hot water
  • Wiping the hair by rubbing and tugging vigorously
  • Combing wet hairs
  • Letting sweat dry on the scalp
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Nutrient deficiencies in the body
  • Lack of proper hydration
  • Sun damage and external pollution
  • Unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking too much
  • Overuse of hair care products or unsuitable products
Now that you know what can cause hair fall, it'll be easier to find out exactly what's causing your hair to shed and take proper precautions against it. 

Let's now take a look at some effective home remedies for regaining your crowning glory. They repair damaged hair and prevent further hair damage. These remedies also promote new hair growth. 

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Home Remedies For Hair Fall

Natural Remedies For Hairfall            

1. Onion Juice

Onion juice is rich in sulfur which makes the hair follicles thick and strong. It reduces hair fall and helps in hair regrowth. It also improves blood circulation to the scalp and makes the hair shiny.

What To Do

Grate a red or purple coloured onion to extract its juice. Massage your scalp gently with this onion juice. Make sure to apply it evenly on the whole scalp area.

Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo after 30 minutes. Do this once or twice a week for beautiful thick hair.

2. Egg

Eggs are delicious food not only for the stomach but for the hair too! 

Eggs are packed with protein, biotin and amino acids. Eggs can be used for an at-home keratin treatment.

What To Do

Beat an egg and mix it with jojoba oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Massage this formula on your hair and cover your head with a shower cap. Let the egg mask condition your hair for 30 minutes.

Shampoo, rinse and pat dry your hair. Do this once a week.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel contains as many as 75+ essential nutrients that are beneficial for both skin and hair. It can be applied topically on the scalp for boosting hair health. It also makes the hair super smooth and silky. 

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What To Do

Scoop out the nutrient-rich aloe vera gel from a freshly cut aloe leaf. You can mix it with any carrier oil or apply the gel as it is. Slather the gel on your scalp, ends and even the whole length of your hair.

Put on a shower cap and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse your hair and pat dry. Do this once or twice a week.

4. Amla

Touted as the 'Desi superfood', amla or the Indian gooseberry has been considered a miracle product for hair health for ages. 

It makes the hair strong and reduces hair fall. It also treats dandruff and keeps the hair jet black. 

What To Do

Grate amla pieces and strain them to extract amla juice. Mix this amla juice with coconut oil and warm it up slightly. Massage your scalp with this aromatic amla oil for about 4-5 minutes.

Shampoo your hair as usual after 30 minutes. Do this once a week.

5. Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is renowned for its richly nourishing properties. It reduces oxidative stress, improves blood circulation and keeps the scalp healthy. 

Its moisturizing effect keeps the locks lustrous, strong and shiny.

What To Do

Pierce 3 vitamin E capsules and squeeze out the vitamin E oil. Mix it with a little bit of coconut or fish oil (omega-3 capsules) and massage it on your hair.

Put on a shower cap and let it nourish your hair for 20 minutes. Shampoo and rinse your hair. Do this once a week.

6. Ashwagandha

Considered as the Indian equivalent to ginseng, ashwagandha reduces stress, anxiety and inflammation which keeps the scalp healthy. It strengthens the hair strands and minimises hair breakage.

What To Do

Mix ashwagandha powder with distilled water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste to your scalp. Rinse your hair after 20 minutes. Repeat this once a week to reduce hair fall naturally.

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7. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is undoubtedly the best and healthiest oil for curing all kinds of hair problems. It penetrates the scalp easily, moisturizes and strengthens the whole hair strands. Its essential fatty acids make the hair thicker and longer too. 

What To Do

Heat some coconut oil on a low flame to warm it up slightly. Massage the warm oil on your hair roots and ends. Let the oil nourish and repair your hair strands.

Shampoo your hair as usual after 30 minutes. Do this twice or once a week.

8. Avocado

Avocados contain omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, biotin and other essential nutrients. It encourages new hair growth and rejuvenates the existing hair shaft. It also tames frizz and adds volume to the hair. 

What To Do

Mash a ripe avocado and mix the pulp well with coconut oil. Massage this avocado oil on your scalp, hair shaft and also the tips. Put on a shower cap and let your hair deep condition for 20 minutes.

Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. Do this once a week.

9. Green Tea

Green tea contains theanine, caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate which are all beneficial for hair health. 

It is also rich in antioxidants which reduces hair fall, aids in new hair growth and keep the scalp clean. Green tea makes the hair bouncy and shiny. 

What To Do

Brew green tea as you normally would. Massage the green tea gently on your scalp and let it work on your hair roots. Rinse off after 20 minutes.

Do this twice or once a week depending on how often you wash your hair.

10. Beetroot & Hibiscus Rinse

Beetroot is rich in fibres and folic acid. It detoxifies the scalp, improves hair texture and provides nourishment to the hair follicles. It can also lend a mild dye like colour to the hair strands.

The juice extract of red hibiscus flowers can stimulate new hair growth. It also moisturizes and conditions the hair follicles. It softens the hair, removes dandruff and keeps the hair dark in colour.

What To Do

Blend freshly cut beetroot pieces to get beetroot juice. Massage this rich red juice on your scalp and rinse off after 20 minutes. Do this twice a week.

Steep hibiscus petals in hot water for about 10 minutes. Wash your hair using this hibiscus infused water and rinse off after 10 minutes. Do this twice a week.

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Follow any one of these home remedies and get happy, healthy hair locks! Choose any remedy that suits you but remember to have patience and follow the remedy for at least three whole months.

Along with trying home remedies, make sure to eat well, get enough rest and keep yourself hydrated at all times. 

If your hair continues to fall at an alarming rate then make sure to consult your doctor.


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