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How to Control Falling and Graying of Hair Naturally at Home?

The untimely falling and graying of hair are caused by many other factors, in addition to the hereditary elements like genes and hormonal imbalances. The most common and important among the these other causes are excessive stresses and tensions of daily life; nutritional deficiencies; growing pollution in the environment; unhealthy habits and lifestyles (such as smoking, drinking, prolonged exposure to rough weathers, absence of frequent hair massages, etc.); under-active thyroid gland; regular use of chemicals and hairstyling tools; aging; and pregnancy in women. Considering these all facts, this very informative and useful blog has been written to help people of the world over. The main themes covered by this blog are how to prevent untimely falling and graying of hair?; informing some of the most effective and best natural tips to boost re-growth of hair; and suggesting some most easily available and sovereign food items for hair health; which are useful to both men and women alike. Here, it may also be mentioned that using natural products at home to control hair fall is more convenient and economical than getting the expensive hair treatments in parlors.

The most elegant and easy home remedies to control hair fall, can be classified into the following two broad categories: ---

(A) Application of Natural Products: --- The following paragraphs give satisfying answer to the most common question of "how to reduce hair fall naturally?" at the ease and convenience of one’s home.

Fenugreek/Methi Seeds: --- Making application of the paste of soaked (in water overnight) fenugreek seeds to hair and scalp, is one of the most effective home remedies for controlling hair fall, strengthening hair shaft, and boosting hair growth. After making application leave the paste on for about 30 minutes, and then, rinse off with water, without using any shampoo or soap. Use twice a week for at least one month to see marvelous results.

Massage of Lukewarm Oils: --- Good blood circulation in the scalps keeps the hair follicles active; and nutrition to hair makes it healthy. Both these purposes are met through proper massage of hair and scalps. For such massaging an easily available and convenient combination of any two or more of the following oils (rich in vitamin E) are very effective --- almond oil, rosemary (Gulmehandi) oil, olive oil, sesame oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, etc. After homogenous mixing make the mixture lukewarm, then massage thoroughly the lukewarm mixture on hair and scalps. Leave the oils overnight, and then wash off in the morning with water, with or without a shampoo.

Sour Curd: --- Sour Curd is another very beneficial home remedy for controlling loss of hair, and making it smooth and shiny. Mix two tablespoons of sour curd with one tablespoon of honey, and apply the homogenous mixture onto your hair and scalp. Leave the same on for about 30 minutes, and then wash off with plenty of water.

Indian Gooseberry / Amla: --- Take few Indian gooseberries/Amlas, discard the seeds, and grind the flesh to make a pulp. Then, add few drops of lemon juice to this pulp paste. Apply the mixture onto scalp and hair, and leave this on for about one hour. Lastly, wash off the paste with plenty of water.

Juice of potatoes: --- Affluently rich in Vitamin C and B6, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, and Niacin, potatoes are very helpful for health of hair and re-growth of it. First, clean few potatoes and crush the same to squeeze out the juice easily. Apply the juice on hair and scalp; leave the application on for about 30-60 minutes, and finally, wash it off with water. Again, the same process can also be performed using Onions, Garlic, or ginger; this is very helpful for killing germs and parasites, in addition to improving blood circulation to the hair follicles.

Licorice Roots/Mulethi /Yashtimadhu (in Sanskrit): --- Licorice roots are one of the most beneficial herbs for prevention of hair loss, and maintenance of healthy scalp. Soak few strands of licorice roots in milk in the morning. Then, grind the mixture to make a paste at night. Apply the paste on hair, scalp, and bald patches, before going to bed. Leave the paste overnight, and finally wash off the same in the morning, with or without shampoo.

Hibiscus/ Gurhal Flowers and Leaves: --- Either flowers or leaves of Hibiscus/Gurhal, both are separately very effective for complete health and growth of hair. First, take the flowers, heat 12-15 hibiscus flowers in two tablespoons of coconut oil. After thorough stirring the mixture, collect the oil. Then, apply the oil on scalp and hair, and leave it on overnight. Then, wash hair in the morning. On the other hand, to use hibiscus leaves, you need to grind sufficient leaves into a fine paste. Then, apply the paste on hair and scalp and leave the same on for about 30-60 minutes. Finally, rinse off the paste with plenty of water.

Egg White: --- Egg white gives complete nourishment, smoothness, and shine to your hair. Just break few eggs, discard the yolks. Then, apply the egg white on hair and scalp, and leave the mask on for 30-60 minutes. Finally, wash it off with a cleanser. Use this remedy at least once in a week.

(B) Food Items for Hair Health: --- In addition to following the above-mentioned tips to curb hair loss, consumption of certain foods may also be made regularly and alternately, for the best results. Some of the most helpful food items for controlling hair fall, promoting re-growth of hair, and sound health of hair and scalp, are mentioned below. Here, it may also be added that meditation is also helpful for alleviating stresses and tensions and restoring hormonal balance.

The food items containing essential fatty acids are very helpful for curbing hair fall, strengthening hair, and promoting re-growth of hair naturally. The most prominent and rich sources of these essential fatty acids are fishes like Salmon and Tuna, almonds, walnuts and other nuts, flax seeds, avocado, etc. Food items which are rich in Biotin (an immensely vital component for health of hair, essentially prevents untimely falling of hair), such as meat and poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products, nuts, soya bean, avocado, and green vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc. The Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) is well-eminent for producing Keratin (a hair protein) which helps in strengthening hair, curbing hair fall, and boosting re-growth of hair; milk, tomatoes, and corn are rather rich in MSM. Again, Iron is vital for hair health and hair growth; food items rich in Iron are leafy vegetables such as spinach, dry fruits, berries, molasses, cashews, meat, beetroot, and poultry. Foods which are opulent in Silica and Zinc are considered critical for healthy scalp and growth of hair; the rich natural sources of these minerals are beans, eggs, oysters, pumpkin seeds, cucumber, mango, and celery. Lastly, taking supplements of Saw Palmetto, Iodine, and other nutrients mentioned here, are also beneficial.