Gold, silver and money are everybody’s treasure and the loss of anyone of them is surely going to give you sleepless nights. But there is another treasure which everyone holds dear, that is, one’s hair. Almost everyone loves to flaunt those lovely tresses of yours and suffers a lot when something goes wrong with your locks. No matter what kind of hair you have almost everyone falls prey to one or the other kind of hair problem.
Natural solutions for common hair problems
Most of the hair problems initiate form the hair follicles, the impact of external surroundings, improper nutrition and lifestyle factors. When imbalance occurs due to these factors, your hair health reflects this imbalance. Its better that you what are the common hair problems and then adhere to the solutions to prevent you from falling prey to them.
Most Common Hair Problems:
For some it is the receding hair line that is the biggest hair problem that they face while for others it is the dandruff on their head that makes them feel less self confident. In certain cases hair may thin out, break down easily or grow slowly. Then there is the problem of an itchy, flaky or crusty scalp which is characterized most commonly by dandruff or on extreme ones by ringworm, eczema or lichen planus (caused due to stress, fatigue or exposure). Still some people face hair problems like oily or Greasy hair and scalp, premature graying, split ends, fragile hair, frizzy and unmanageable hair.
Solutions that are recommended
In spite of turning to those harmful chemicals and medications to solve the hair problems, most of these common hair problems can be treated naturally from the ingredients that are available at your home and that too at much a lower cost than those hair beautifying cosmetics. You can use ingredients from onion to lime and even eggs to maintain those beautiful tresses. Have a look:
Sesame Seeds Remedy:
It is advisable that you increase the intake of protein, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, vitamin A, soya bean and curd in your diet to make sure that your hair stays healthy. Every morning you can eat white sesame seeds for they contain ample magnesium and calcium that prevents hair fall. Indian system of medicine offers a special preparation that can be made from eclipta elba, iron, amla, black sesame seeds and corals which can help prevent the graying of hair.
There are some juices that you can make at home and drink daily to induce hair growth and also keeps the scalp healthy. A juice of lettuce and spinach or that of alfa alfa mixed with carrot can be taken for this purpose. It is also recommended that you drink a quarter cup of aloe vera juice daily to prevent hair loss. You can also add a pinch of cumin powder and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to this juice to increase its efficiency.
Oil Massage Remedy:
Your hair washing habit also ensures that you stay away from those hair problems. Massaging your hair is very necessary if you want your hair to look healthy and shiny. It is recommended that you massage with coconut oil or any other oil containing vitamin E before a wash as this activity prevents hair fall, cure dry and flaky skin and reduces dandruff. You can also make coriander juice and apply it on your head before washing. For those of you who have bald patches on your head, make a paste of licorice in milk or that of lemon seeds and lack pepper and apply on those patches to induce hair growth.
Sesame and Ginger Oil Remedy:
Before going to bed rub sesame oil or garlic paste on your scalp, massage properly, cover you head with an old towel and wash you hair with a good herbal shampoo in the morning. This makes sure that it reduces your hair fall, it is especially beneficial for men who suffer from hair fall and a receding hair line.
Curd and Lemon Remedy:
You are fed up of that dull looking hair of yours, you shampoo regularly but the chemicals in the shampoo play havoc with your hair and they break down easily. Take a cup of curd, one teaspoon of lemon and the white of egg and mix them in a bowl. Apply and spread the mixture on your head and hair and keep it as such for two to three hours. Wash your hair after the stipulated time and see your locks retain their shine and strength after a couple of days.
Raw Onion, Honey and Vodka Remedy:
Onion, Honey and Vodka are excellent ingredients that are available at home to control hair loss. Massage your scalp with the paste of almost half of onion, keeping it on your head for the night and rinse with shampoo in the morning. You can also make a mixture of one tablespoon of honey, juice of one onion and one jigger of vodka and keep the mixture them on your hair overnight and wash in the morning. Make sure that you do this after every two days.
Raw Egg Remedy:
The yolk of raw egg is rich in fats and protein helps in moisturizing while its white removes unwanted oils because of the presence of anti- bacteria enzymes present in it. If you have normal hair then it is recommended that you use the whole egg while to treat oily hair only egg whites are recommended. Use half cup of the egg portion which suits your hair and keep it on your scalp for twenty minutes. Make sure that you rinse off with cold water and a good herbal shampoo thereafter.
Sour cream and Yoghurt Remedy:
Use these diary products to bring back the moisture and shine to your hair which is otherwise sapped by styling products and air pollution. Make a paste of plain yoghurt and sour cream (half cup) and keep it on your hair for twenty minutes. It is recommended that you follow up by a rinse with cold water, then hot water fallowed by your shampoo.
Olive Oil Remedy:
If you live under stress, have a poor diet and there is an irregular weather then you scalp might be flaky and itchy. To fight this condition, all you need is olive oil, lemon juice and water. Take two tablespoon each of olive oil, lemon juice and water in a bowl and mix them thoroughly and then keep it on your hair for fifteen to twenty minutes. Make sure to use this treatment after every week.
If you are fed up of your dry and damaged hair then avocado comes to your recue. It contains a combination of oils and proteins that are best suited for your hair. What you need to do is to mesh up an avocado and massage it into your damp hair or add egg yolk, sour cream or mayonnaise to it. Let the mixture sit for fifteen minutes before washing. Apply it after every two weeks.
Baking Soda Remedy:
If you have that residue-ridden hair then nothing can be better than sodium carbonate that breaks down anything acidic in your hair. Take one to three tablespoons of baking soda and mix it with small amount of water till the formation of a thick paste. Apply on the hair and rinse with a shampoo.
Treating common hair problems is not a big issue and you can learn how to remedy them by following these simple home made treatments. These natural remedies can do wonders from restoring healthy and shiny hair to preventing dandruff and even treating graying hair. Not to speak of hair loss! Moreover these natural remedies give you three great reasons to try them at home- saves your money, protects your hair and is eco-friendly.