Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade Remedies for Hair Loss & Dry Hair

Hair is a sign of the body's health, and the overuse of hair care products, heat, stress and poor diet can cause dry hair or even hair loss. You can create your own home remedies with easy-to-find household items, to
revitalize your hair and even promote hair growth and health.

Water

Water is a great home remedy that can be used to invigorate dry damaged hair. The body can store many toxins and wastes, shown through dry dull hair. Make sure to drink 8 cups of water daily to flush out the body and provide your hair with proper inner moisture and health.

Coconut

Coconut oil mixed together with some boiled curry leaves can be applied to the hair and scalp. The nourishing combination of the coconut and curry will deeply penetrate the hair follicles, leaving them strong and moisturized.


Bananas

A paste of two well-mashed bananas and beaten curd applied to the hair and scalp can greatly reinvigorate dry hair. Make sure the paste coats the ends of the hair and is left onto the scalp for 15 minutes. Shampoo and rinse your hair clean of the paste for soft lustrous hair.

Aloe Vera

The gel within the aloe vera plant can be used not only to cure hair dryness but can fight hair loss as well. After shampooing your hair, liberal application of fresh aloe vera to the scalp will stimulate hair growth and nourish dry hair. Drinking aloe vera juice also helps to flush out the body and stimulate healthy hair from within.

Rosemary & Sage

A shampoo made of equal parts rosemary, sage, and castile soap as a base can be applied to the hair to stimulate hair growth and combat hair loss. Rosemary and sage have antiseptic properties which cleanse the pores and condition the scalp. Nettles can also be added to the rosemary and sage mixture to give it an extra punch.

Healthy Diet
According to dermatologist and hair loss expert, Ted Daly, MD., foods containing vitamin B12 are critical for healthy hair growth. It is important to eat foods that are high in protein, low in carbohydrates and fats, a key not only to providing nutrition to your body, but also to your hair's health. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be a major factor of hair loss, especially for women.