Hair loss is a problem that people have been trying to solve for a long time.
While recent studies suggest that pollution plays a role in inducing damage which can eventually lead to hair loss, those who lived during less industrialized times also suffered from thinning tresses.
This is why various natural remedies are available and continue to be in use today.
Such remedies usually comprise a formulation of herbs and plant extracts, and other naturally-occurring ingredients. Other remedies include healthy lifestyle changes to counter the effects of stress, which can also contribute to hair loss.
1. Fruits and vegetables
Many fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and biotin.
Antioxidants, such as Vitamin E and Vitamin C, do not just keep the skin clear and prevent premature aging. They also nourish the scalp, thereby promoting hair growth.
Meanwhile, biotin, or Vitamin B7, maintains the natural health of the hair, skin, and even nails.
2. Aloe vera
A plant frequently found in many home gardens in the Philippines, this versatile succulent has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties that help soothe the scalp and keep it free from irritations. It also moisturizes hair, protecting it from sunlight and pollution.
3. Calamansi and coconut milk
Constant exposure to the sun, pollution, and chemical hair treatments can result in hair damage, leading to hair loss.
Restoring the original glow and moisture of the hair is important in preventing hair loss. A mixture of coconut milk and calamansi can be used as a natural alternative to hot oil or hair spa treatments.
Apart from being natural, the mixture of calamansi and coconut milk also contains vitamins that nourish the scalp.
Aside from contributing to premature aging, stress is also one of the main causes of hair loss. According to experts, stress can disrupt hair’s natural growth process, delaying the growth of new hair and accelerating the rate at which strands fall out.
One way to prevent the disruption of hair’s growth cycle is to naturally manage stress, which can be done through meditation.
5. Grape seed extract
Studies have found that grape seed extract can help prevent hair loss with its antioxidant properties. By preventing cellular damage due to free radicals, hair will be better able to grow.
While not frequently found in local stores, grape seed extract can be found in natural hair care products available in the market, such as Dove’s Hair Fall range.
The Dove Hairfall Range contains potent grape seed extract and dynazinc technology which not only prevents hair loss, but also promotes growth.
Category: Features, Wellness and Complementary Therapies