Hair loss is mainly associated with men, but in reality, more than 55% of women will experience some type of hair loss in their lifetime. In fact, around 40% of women will experience permanent hair loss in their lifetime.
And while genetics can play a big role in this, other times it’s everyday habits that cause hair loss. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of remedies that can help hair follicles become healthy again.
1. Green tea
In one study, researchers applied green tea extract to participants’ scalps to see how it would help their hair grow back. After 4 days, it was evident that hair growth activity had greatly increased.
Furthermore, green tea also protects the scalp skin and improves hair follicles. This is especially true for those who receive it through supplements, as they will see an improvement in blood flow and oxygen levels.
2. Onion juice
Imagining the smell of it may seem unbearable, but onions are proven to promote hair growth. It is especially effective in patchy alopecia areata, a condition in which hair falls out in patches on different parts of the body.
The way onion juice helps by improving circulation to the scalp or any other part of the body. All you need to do is blend some onions, squeeze the juice, and apply it to your scalp for 15 minutes before washing it off.
3. Egg yolk mask
Egg yolks contain something called sulfur, which is vital for hair and hair growth. While we still need some hard evidence that egg yolks can promote hair growth, it can’t hurt to try a homemade mask.
You can mix 2 or 3 egg yolks with 2 or 3 drops of lemon juice and apply the mask with your hands to your scalp. You will need to wear a shower cap and leave the mask on for 20 minutes before washing it off with cool or lukewarm water.
4. Saw palmetto
This isn’t a very common ingredient, but a 2-year study found massive hair growth in balding men. Participants took 320 mg of Saw Palmetto every day for 2 years and at the end of the study experienced significant hair growth. More specifically, they had new hair growing on the vertex, or the top and back of the scalp.
Bonus: improvements you can make to avoid hair loss
- Stop using hair accessories such as scrunchies, bobby pins, and bobby pins.
- You may need to reduce the time you spend curling, straightening, or styling your hair in very high temperatures.
- If you frequently bleach or dye your hair, you may need to reconsider.
- When you get out of the shower, avoid brushing your wet hair.
- Don’t style your hair in braids or tight buns.
- Use mild shampoos that best suit your hair.
- If your brush is rough, you may need to change it to a softer one.