The power of strong and healthy hair was exalted as early as the ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago. For men it represented manhood, while for women it was a weapon for seduction. Today, perhaps because of these ancient beliefs, the hair loss is a nightmare that affects many people, men and women, of all ages.
Let’s see what the main causes are, but above all how you can counteract hair loss with natural remedies.
The most common hair loss causes
Hair loss is a normal and natural phenomenon. The hair represents living organisms, composed of fibers, minerals and vitamins, and once their energy source is exhausted they simply die, fall and are replaced by new hair. Suffice it to say that an average person produces around 15 kilometers of hair each year.
In some individuals, however, hair loss occurs more consistently and less naturally and this can be associated with more or less common causes. It is estimated that in Italy about 50% of the population, of both sexes, suffers from weakening and thinning of the hair.
Let’s look at some of the most known and known causes:
■ The seasonal fall, which generally occurs at the beginning of autumn. This fall is absolutely normal and occurs in all individuals. It is frequently caused by changing weather conditions and by atmospheric agents due to summer aggressions such as, sun, wind and salt;
■ Stress is the number one enemy of hair, which in times of strong emotional pressure tends to weaken quickly;
■ Poor diet and drastic diets can generate hormonal and physiological disbalances important enough to weaken the hair;
■ Aggressive cosmetic treatments: some chemical agents contained in hair products can cause them to fall, mainly dyes and colors;
■ Hereditary factors: heredity is one of the most common causes to keep in mind, especially if hair loss begins after a certain age and is not only periodic, but rather constant and continued over time.
Hair loss natural remedies: the 5 most effective
Combating hair loss with natural remedies is not only possible but also effective. The use of drugs and chemical agents can often have contraindications and side effects that we would prefer to avoid.
The 5 natural remedies for the most effective and known hair loss causes:
1. Lemon juice
Lemon is among the most known and consumed citrus fruits in the world. It is rich in vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B and mineral salts.
Thanks to its properties and its composition it helps to counteract the formation of dandruff and the weakening of hair follicles.
An ideal natural remedy not only to combat hair loss, but also to control frizz and give shine and brilliancy to the hair.
It must be used daily, for example through the use of a natural shampoo based on egg and lemon juice. In this way, the properties of the lemon are combined with the proteins reinforcing ones contained in the eggs, guaranteeing an extraordinary result from the root to the tips.
In particular, to make your natural shampoo, take an egg and beat it gently, gradually adding the lemon juice. Apply it to damp hair by massaging gently and let it work for about 30/40 minutes.
Amla, also known as Phyllanthus emblica extract, is used for the preparation of masks and specific products for hair loss. It is also called Indian Spina Grape and is essentially an ayurvedic berry.
Thanks to the amount of Vitamin C contained in it, it is very nutritious and therefore helps to keep the scalp healthy.
Since ancient times, in the Indian tradition, it was used to counter dandruff and weaken hair.
You can find it in herbal medicine or online in the form of powder, to add to a slight amount of water. This will form a soft cream to be applied to the scalp with a light massage.
3. Moringa oleifera
Moringa is not only the superfood of the year, but it is also an extremely effective natural remedy in the fight against hair loss.
Its intake in the form of capsules guarantees incredible results. They are possible thanks to the high content of Vitamin A, which plays an important role in the development of healthy cells and tissues in our body and in reducing hair loss. Its deficiency can cause thickening of the scalp, dry hair and dandruff.
The Moringa plant also contains zinc, which stimulates hair growth by improving the immune function. Zinc and silicon, combined with vitamin A, prevent the drying and clogging of the sebaceous glands. Zinc deficiency can cause atrophy of hair follicles due to impaired DNA and protein synthesis.
But the benefits of Moringa in favor of strengthening hair are not yet finished, in addition to Vitamin A, Zinc and the known antioxidant properties we recall that it is rich in Vitamin B (especially B6), Vitamin E and Vitamin C. Vitamin C together with vitamin E help improve blood circulation in the scalp by feeding the capillaries that carry blood to the follicles for healthy and robust hair.
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4. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is very famous for its uses in the field of beauty and skin care. It is a vegetable oil that is extracted from the coconut, the fruit of a plant that grows in tropical countries, rich in nutritional properties, vitamins, saturated fatty acids.
In particular, coconut oil is known for its use in hair treatment. Not only that, this vegetable oil is able to counteract the weakening and the formation of dandruff, but it has a real restructuring capacity. In fact, this product is able to repair most of the damage suffered by the scalp, giving it shine and strength again.
5. The Avocado
Also known as the superfood of the year, he is actually a powerful ally in the care of our hair. It is perfect for the preparation of an effective mask, with which to prevent hair loss. It is sufficient to apply the pulp previously blended on the scalp at least half an hour – an hour before shampooing. The avocado pulp is also perfect for those with particularly dry hair.
Hair loss not only natural remedies
A proper nutrition
This is not a natural remedy, but an advice. Nutrition affects about 70% of our body. Everything that enters into body modifies or facilitates its normal functioning. For this reason, even for hair loss, it is very important to pay attention to what you eat, the freshness and naturalness of the product. Also the 5 natural hair loss remedies that we have listed above can have their effects totally canceled if treated with fungicides (pesticides); that’s why we always recommend buying Organic products, like our Moringa.
The hair, in order to be kept healthy and strong, needs in particular vitamins H and those of group B. Introduce in the diet cereals, egg yolk, brown rice and fresh fruit, green tea, which is rich in polyphenols capable of performing a powerful antioxidant action. Also increase the consumption of legumes, which are rich in proteins, B vitamins and iron, and foods rich in vitamin E such as parsley, carrots, spinach, moringa and other green leafy vegetables and tomatoes.