No one can deny the role of healthy and beautiful hair in enhancing the overall look and personality of a person. It has great importance in both men and women’s lives. On the other hand, hair loss and thinning remains to be one of the most major and common issues faced by both genders. Various illness', poor diet and nutrition, high stress level, tension, smoking and pollution etc damage your hair follicle, discouraging hair growth and making your hair fragile and lifeless. Now, if you are one of the victims of thinning hair or hair loss, the game is not yet over for you. Solutions are available to re-grow hair follicles that have been damaged for any reason. Luckily, you don’t need any expensive hair treatment or commercial products for this reason as many natural and home remedies are available to regrow your hair follicles. They are not only budget-friendly and easy to make, but very constructive as well.
Proper diet is the key to regrow your hair follicles. Make sure to maintain high level of iron in your blood as it is utilized to carry oxygen to your scalp, which in return, stimulates hair growth. Liver, spinach, roasted pumpkin seeds, sesame butter, soybeans, lentils, candied ginger root, sun dried tomatoes, dried apricots, and dried herbs are some of the rich sources of iron.
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A Major portion of your hair follicles are made up of protein. Its deficiency is one of the major reasons of hair loss and thinning. Consider powerhouses of protein like meat, cheese, fish, eggs, beans, yogurt, milk, nuts, seeds, broccoli and tofu etc.
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Vitamin B6 also play vital role in regrowing hair follicles. Spinach, bell peppers, summer squash, tuna, cod, garlic, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, venison, sunflower seeds avocado, yam, onions, carrots, grapes, cayenne pepper, turmeric, romaine lettuce, and figs etc are the rich sources of Vitamin B6.
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Fruits and Vegetables
Vegetables and fruits are natural powerhouses of many useful ingredients, which help in the re-growth of lost hair. Make sure to consume them on daily basis.
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Proper water intake helps in doing away with the unwanted toxins in your body, which stimulates hair follicles and strengthen it. Drink at least 10 glasses of water every day.
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Proper head massage after hair wash nicely stimulates the sebaceous glands in your scalp that improves hair growth. Make sure to massage your scalp at least five minutes in circular motions, using the pads of your fingertips. Given below are some of the suggestions for head massage:
Coconut Milk / Oil: Massage your scalp with some coconut oil or milk at least three times per week. This simple activity not only strengthens the existing hair but regrow the lost ones.
Coriander Juice: Massaging scalp with coriander leaves’ juice 2 to 3 times a week improves the process of hair re-growth.
Amla Oil: It is another herbal remedy to restore the lost hair follicles. Boil few dry amla in some coconut oil for some time. Once lightly warm after boiling, use this mixture to massage your scalp. Massage twice a week.
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Use Cold Water for Hair Wash
Once you massage you scalp with the suggested oils, leave it for 25 to 30 minutes and then rinse off with cold water as it gives extra stimulation. Hot water makes the hair dry and brittle, better to avoid it.
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Apply Apple Cider Vinegar
The dead skin cells of your scalp clog up your hair follicles, putting a stop to new air growth. Therefore, use pure apple cider vinegar to cleanse your scalp and to remove the dead cells.
Pour some pure apple cider vinegar into your palm, dip the fingertips of the other hand into it and apply to your dry hair roots. Gently massage your scalp for five minutes, using both hands. Now leave it for few minutes until through penetrates into your hair roots. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner like as usual.
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Ground Cayenne Pepper
The application of ground cayenne pepper activates the re-growth process of your hair follicles as it improves blood circulation in your scalp. Apply some freshly ground cayenne pepper directly into your scalp and leave for some time. Rinse off with cold or lukewarm water.
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Last but not the least; rosemary is another natural treatment to stimulate hair follicles. It perks up the blood circulation in the scalp area, which in return helps in regrowing the lost hair.
Put 3 tablespoons of dried rosemary leaves into a medium bowl and top with half cup of pure olive oil. Place in your microwave oven and heat it for two minutes. Remove from oven, cover the bowl and store it for two weeks. Unseal the bowl, strain the rosemary-oil mixture and discard the leaves. Now apply this mixture (oil) to your scalp prior going to sleep, massage for five minutes and then cover your head with a shower cap. Leave it overnight and wash it off with shampoo and conditioner in the morning.