When it comes to home hair loss remedies, not many of them live up the expectations, let alone show any results whatsoever. There is a plethora of scientifically proven home remedies but the following are those that yield the most significant results as well as nourishing the hair follicle for healthier hair.
The best home remedy for hair loss
There are a few key ingredients that you can use at home to make a powerful hair growth tonic. By massaging these ingredients into your scalp you will promote hair regrowth in several ways, which I’ll explain below:
Castor oil is a natural plant oil with a very high concentration of something called ricinoleic acid. This is the key to its hair growth benefits. Ricinoleic acid has been shown in studies to increase PGE2 in the scalp. PGE2 has been shown to increase hair growth and balding scalps contain lower levels of PGE2.
So, by applying castor oil to the scalp we can increase PGE2 in the scalp and thereby increase hair growth.
Coconut Milk to prevent breakage
Applying a mask made with coconut milk can help lubricate the hair and prevent hair breakage. Coconut milk will also reduce the protein loss from hair when is used as a prewash or postwash a grooming product. This is due to the lauric acid in coconut oil which can penetrate into the hair shaft immediately and nourish the hair for a quick fix. (Lima et al., 2015)
A quick home remedy that has been around for ages is to use onion juice on your scalp before going to bed. A study was done on two groups of people who used onion juice and tap water topically on their scalp in order to see the differences between the two. The researchers discovered significant differences between the two groups after only 2 weeks. (Sharquie and Al Obaidi, 2002)
If your hair loss is caused by seborrheic dermatitis or excessive dandruff and inflammation of the scalp, a quick proven home remedy is a honey mask. In a 2001 study, a mask was made with warm water in which honey was added; the mixture was rubbed into the scalp and kept for 3 hours before rinsing. In just a week the participants saw noticeable changes including: wound healing, improvement in hair texture, less hair loss and less dandruff and inflammation. (Waili, 2001)
Have you used a home remedy?
The internet seems to be filled to the brim with home remedies for hair loss. But have you heard of one or even used one that’s shown significant hair regrowth results? Let us know in the comments.
- Lima, E. B. C., Sousa, C. N. S., Meneses, L. N., Ximenes, N. C., Santos, M. A., Vasconcelos, G. S., … Vasconcelos, S. M. M. (2015). Cocos nucifera (L.) (Arecaceae): A phytochemical and pharmacological review. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 48(11), 953–964. http://doi.org/10.1590/1414-431X20154773 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4671521/
- Sharquie, K. E. and Al-Obaidi, H. K. (2002), Onion Juice (Allium cepa L.), A New Topical Treatment for Alopecia Areata. The Journal of Dermatology, 29: 343–346. doi:10.1111/j.1346-8138.2002.tb00277.x
- Al-Waili NS. Therapeutic and prophylactic effects of crude honey on chronic seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Eur J Med Res. 2001;6:306–8. [PubMed]