There are many causes for hair loss, like severe illness, flu, high fever, pregnancy, hormone imbalance, cancer treatments or excessive hair styling. Fortunately, most of these are reversible, and a balanced diet and gentle care for the hair can help restore it to health. This is why if you experience mild hair loss you don’t necessarily have to visit a specialist; you can make your own natural hair loss treatments at home.
Nevertheless, depending on the cause of hair loss, you can take supplements, just make sure you don’t use them without talking with your doctor first. That way, your doctor can advise you and watch out against any possible side effects or interactions with other drugs you might be taking. Some of the most natural hair loss treatments are represented by inaction, more precisely, by renouncing on some bad styling habits like excessive straightening or curling, excessive bleaching or dyeing. Perms, rubber bands and tight braids can stress the hair and force the roots, causing the hair to die and fall. It is good to wash your hair regularly, but be careful not to overdo it. The scalp secrets its own nourishing oils for the hair, so if you wash it too often the scalp will compensate by creating too much oils, therefore making your hair oilier faster and faster. Brushing can be damaging to hair as well, especially if you do it while the hair is wet. If you must untangle it while wet, brush gently and choose a soft-bristled brush.
One of the most important natural hair loss treatments is cutting the hair every 6 to 8 weeks in order to keep it healthy, to wash it regularly, to moisturize with conditioners and try to dry it naturally more often than with the hair dryer. As for masks and oils as natural hair loss treatments, coconut milk has been proved to work. Whether you get true coconut milk or hair care products that contain coconut milk, massaging it into the scalp three times a week can work wonders. You can also mix coconut oil with avocado and spread the composition on the hair. This combination helps prevent flaking and gives your hair a healthy boost.
Almond oil, saw palmetto, stinging nettle, gotu kola, ginseng, fo-ti, vitamin A, folic acid, vitamins E and C, jojoba oil and others are all used in various combinations or by themselves to protect and rejuvenate hair follicles.