For women, pregnancy, stress, sickness, and genetics often play a big role in hair loss. There are over-the-counter topical treatments you can try, but how long can one use them anyway without any side effects? If your hair loss is just starting, try these safe and simple home remedies and let me know if they work for you.
1. Green tea
Green tea contains anti-oxidants that can promote hair growth when used as a hair mask. Brew two bags of green tea and let it cool for a few minutes. After shampooing, rub the green tea solution on your hair and scalp and leave it overnight. Do this thrice a week.
2. Canola, olive, and safflower oil
Mix equal parts of canola, olive, and safflower oil, and heat (not boil!) the mixture for a few minutes. Make sure the oil is just warm and not scalding hot before you apply it to your scalp. Massage a little and then cover with shower cap. Leave it for an hour. Rinse and shampoo out the oil. Do this twice a week.
3. Essential oils
Choose any essential oils such as lavender and massage it on your scalp for a few minutes to an hour, depending on how much free time you have. No need to spread it throughout your mane; only the scalp will do. Massaging the scalp area promotes good circulation and keeps your hair follicles active. Rinse and shampoo after.
If all else fails, then maybe a lifestyle change is needed. Consult your dermatologist to see if your hair loss is the result of an underlying disease, hormonal changes, poor nutrition, or lifestyle choices such as constant stress.
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