Home Remedies for Baldness
Baldness or alopecia is the condition in which hairs are lost abruptly and are not replaced again. It is characterised by patchy area without hairs.
Usually men are affected but women also sometimes suffer the loss of hairs. Factors like stress, hormonal imbalance, prolonged diseased conditions and inadequate nutrition are the primary causes of baldness besides hereditary reasons. Once considered as an incurable condition can now be treated by various ways. Few preventive measures and home remedies can forbid you from baldness.
Baldness which is termed as Alopecia by medical practitioners is a condition denoted by absence of hair. According to University of Virginia Health System, it is usually detectable on scalp, but other places bearing hairs can also undergo hair loss. It is found to be prevalent in men.
In simple terms when hair sheds off but new hair does’nt grow to replace the lost ones, baldness occurs. It usually follows a set pattern of events. It starts with the loss of hairs in characteristic fashion in a receding hairline pattern and thereby increases the area under baldness. The hairs become thin at the top portion. In males, hair loss is basically due to hereditary reasons and can lead to complete baldness which is not the case with the females.
Baldness can be caused by any of the following or a combination of these factors-
- Change in hormonal conditions within the body,
- Genetic factors, or hereditary factors
- Stress or trauma
- Age factor
- Burns or exposure to fumes
- Inadequate diet
- Chemotherapy treatment for cancer
- Long term disorders like typhoid, anaemia, viral surgery etc.
Home remedies provide an effective way of reducing the occurrence of baldness. If left untreated, one has to go for expensive treatments like hair transplant or flap surgery. These involve lots of complications and may land up in bleeding, infection or formation of scars. Thus following home remedies may be followed for reducing hair loss or treating baldness
Home remedies for baldness
Coffee: Researches conducted by research from European Hair Research Society have shown that caffeine, one of the major constituents of coffee tend to rejuvenate hairs when applied over the bald areas. It is the simplest home remedy for combating baldness.
Coriander Juice: Juice obtained from leaves of coriander can also be applied to scalp and has been found to be beneficial in the growth of new hairs.
Mustard Oil and Henna Leaves: Leaves of henna are boiled in mustard oil and applied on to the patchy area devoid of hairs. This aids in growth of healthy hair.
Coconut Milk: Coconut milk is a rich source of protein and can also induce formation of new hairs. Tender coconut fruits can be broken down carefully or bored to obtain the milk which when applied over the scalp of a bald individual gives rise to new hairs.
Amla, Shikakai and Reetha: These are all mixed together and boiled in water to yield a shampoo which is applied regularly. This results in rejuvenation of hairs in bald individuals. It has been recognised as one of the most essential home remedies for treating baldness.
Lemon and Black Pepper Seeds: These are made into a paste and applied over bald area to stop further loss of hair.
Liquorice, Milk and Saffron: Pinch of saffron added to milk containing grinded pieces of liquorice can stimulate growth of new hair in the balded region.
Fenugreek Seed: Mixed with water and applied and left for an hour followed by washing. Done for a month can reduce result in growth of hairs.
Red gram: Paste made up of red gram can be applied for treating both baldness as well as hair loss.
Pepper and Curd: Pepper is mixed in curd and applied on scalp once in a week followed by washing hair with like warm water.
Herbs: A combination of dried bhringaraja, amla, haritaki and vibhitaki made into a paste and applied on the balded region results in growth of new hairs.
Apart from these remedial measures, it is also advised to take proper rest so as to keep you stress free, avoiding spicy or salty food, keeping away from alcohol and smoking. Timely and complete sleep plays a vital role in maintaining the homeostasis of the body. Thus with some preventive ways and home remedies one can rejuvenate lost hairs and prevent there further loss.