Hair loss is a common problem nowadays. As hair is regarded as an asset that enhances one’s physical appearance, balding or thinning hair is a problem that many want to correct as soon as possible. The problem of thinning hair may grow with the age of an individual. Common causes of thinning hair may include hormonal imbalance, protein deficiency and so on.
If you have thinning hair, there is no need to spend money on expensive treatments and products. There are many natural remedies to help you get thicker and voluminous hair.
Eggs are rich in protein, sulphur, iron, zinc, and selenium – all of which our bodies need for the production of hair. Extra virgin olive oil is a great natural moisturizer high in Vitamin E traditionally used for all-around skin health.
How to use: One egg white mixed vigorously with one teaspoon of olive oil creates a great natural scalp treatment. Apply it on scalp and hair and keep for 2 hours. Wash off with shampoo.
Massaging your scalp regularly with cold-pressed castor oil is one of the easiest ways to get thicker hair naturally. Due to its high viscosity, it coats the hair thoroughly and protects against hair fall. Plus, being high in vitamin E and fatty acids, it promotes hair growth.
How to use: Heat a mixture of equal parts of castor oil and coconut oil. Simply using castor oil will also work but it tends to be too thick. Apply it on your head and scalp and massage in circular motions. Comb your hair to distribute the oil throughout your hair and remove tangles. Cover your hair with a towel moistened with warm water. Leave it on for at least one hour and then shampoo your hair as usual. Follow this remedy once a week to enjoy lustrous and thick hair.
Another very popular ingredient that can be used to enjoy thicker hair is aloe vera, thanks to it’s moisturizing quality. It will also help restore the pH balance of the scalp.
Remedy 1: Extract the gel from one or two aloe vera leaves and rub the gel onto your scalp. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing your hair with lukewarm water. Do this once or twice a week on a regular basis.
Remedy 2: Another option is mix two teaspoons of coconut milk in fresh aloe vera gel and apply it to your scalp. Leave it on for about half an hour before rinsing it off and shampooing your hair. Repeat once or twice a week.
Avocado can also be used to get thicker hair as it moisturizes and adds body to your hair. Plus, the vitamin E in this fruit contributes to the overall health of the hair shaft.
How to use: Make a mixture of one mashed avocado, one mashed banana and one tablespoon of olive oil. Massage it on your scalp and leave the mixture on your hair for about 30 minutes so that the nutrients are absorbed by the scalp. Finally, rinse it out and shampoo your hair.
You can use a mixture of coconut oil (4 tablespoons) and lime juice (2 teaspoons) for treating the problem of thinning hair. It is advisable to massage the scalp with this mixture for at least 10 – 15 minutes. Further, this mixture should be removed only after 60 – 75 minutes in order to obtain better results. Regular use of this remedy can also help an individual in keeping the hair clean.