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|Although hair is not essential to life, it is of sufficient cosmetic concern to provoke anxiety in anyone when it starts thinning,
falling, or disappearing. To a woman, the sight of a comb or brush covered with lost hair can cause intense mental strain.
Hair is formed in minute pockets in the skin called follicles. An up growth at the base of the follicle, called the papilla,
actually produces hair when a special group of cells turn amino acids into keratin, a type of protein of which hair is made.
The rate of production of these protein 'building blocks' determines hair growth.The average growth rate is about 1.2 cm per
month, growing fastest on women between fifteen to thirty years of age.
|The most important cause of loss of hair is inadequate nutrition. Even a partial lack of almost any nutrient may cause hair to fall.
Persons lacking in vitamin B6 lose their hair and those deficient in folic acid often become completely bald. But the hair grows
normally after the liberal intake of these vitamins. Other important causes of loss of hair are stress such as worry, anxiety, and
sudden shock; general debility caused by severe or long standing illnesses like typhoid, syphilis,, chronic cold, influenza, and
anaemia; an unclean condition of the scalp which weakens the hair roots by blocking the pores with the collected dirt; and
Home Remedies for Hair Loss #1
Onion has also been found beneficial in patchy baldness. The affected part should be rubbed with onions morning and evening till
it is red. It should be rubbed with honey afterwards.
Home Remedies for Hair Loss #2
The application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it into the hair roots is also beneficial in the treatment of loss of
hair. It nourishes the hair and promotes hair growth. Coconut milk is prepared by grinding the coconut shavings and squeezing
Home Remedies for Hair Loss #3
The paste of liquorice, made by grinding the pieces in milk with a pinch of saffron, is another valuable remedy for patchy
baldness. This paste should be applied over the bald patches at night before going to bed.
Home Remedies for Hair Loss #4
Daily application of refined coconut oil, mixed with lime water and lime juice, on the hair, prevents loss of hair and lengthens it.
Application of the juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also considered beneficial.
Home Remedies for Hair Loss #5
A vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingers after washing the hair with cold water is one of the most effective among the several
home remedies for the prevention and treatment of loss of hair. The scalp should be rubbed vigorously till it starts to tingle with
the heat It will activate the sebaceous glands and energize the circulation of blood in the affected area, making the hair grow
Home Remedies for Hair Loss #6
The juice of alfalfa, in combination with equal quantities of carrot and lettuce juices, taken daily, also helps the growth of hair to
a remarkable extent The combination of these juices is rich in elements which are particularly useful for the growth of hair. While
preparing alfalfa juice, the leaves of the plant may be used when they can be obtained fresh.
Home Remedies for Hair Loss #6
Certain home remedies have also been found beneficial in the treatment of patchy baldness. The most valuable of these
remedies is the seeds of lime and black pepper, ground together to get a fine paste. This paste applied on the patches, has a
mildly irritant action. This increases blood circulation to the affected area and stimulates hair growth. The paste should be applied
twice a day, for a few weeks.
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