How Does Hair Grow? Four Home Remedies for Hair Loss

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Experts say that hair loss and hair thinning are common due to increased levels of stress, pollution, and bad quality of water. The solution to this problem is right there in your kitchen, certain oils, and foods well to help cure your weakened hair.

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Aloe vera: An effective remedy is to rub aloe vera gel on your scalp or you could drink aloe vera juice.

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Coconut oil: One of the main reasons that women and men face hair thinning is because they don’t oil their hair regularly. Coconut oil is said to be the best way to treat your damaged hair. Add a few drops of lemon juice to coconut oil and apply it on your hair once a week. Keep it overnight and wash it off the next day.

Castor oil: Castor oil is can be another solution to your problem of hair thinning. Castor oil is quite thick, so mix it with a few drops of honey and apply the mixture on your scalp once a week.

Fenugreek seeds (methi) A paste out of fenugreek seeds can be effective as well. Crush the seeds n mix them with a little bit of water to make a paste. Massage this on your scalp once a week.

How does hair grow?

Here’s a fascinating fact: You’re born with all the hair follicles you’ll ever have — around 5 million to be exact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Of those, about 100,000 follicles are on your scalp. When it comes to losing hair, the AAD says it’s totally normal to lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day.

Hair grows from a root at the bottom of a follicle under your skin. The blood in your scalp goes to the follicle and supplies oxygen and nutrients to the hair root, which helps your hair grow.

As your hair grows, it will push through your skin and pass by an oil gland. According to the AAD, it’s the oil from this gland that makes your hair shiny and soft.

Check your protein intake

“If your diet is severely restrictive, hair won’t grow optimally, and shedding can occur,” said Bordone. “Eating a well-balanced diet with adequate protein intake is important for optimal hair growth,” she added. “Generally, we recommend 50 grams of protein or more per day.”

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