Thinning hair can happen to anyone regardless of sex. Although it is quite common in men, women too can suffer from hair loss due to pregnancy, medication, heredity, or a possible health issue. Many use over-the-counter treatments to solve this issue while others prefer to pay more to let the experts take care of it. But not everyone has the means to have their hair touched up through a procedure. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can be used by women to reduce thinning hair fairly quickly. These are all safe to use and are relatively cheap so why not give them a try?
Reduce styling your hair
Women tend to use hot tools when styling their hair. Although they do make your hair look absolutely stunning, constant exposure to heat can damage your hair strands to the point that they become brittle and start to fall. Try to reduce the number of times you use your hair straightener or curler to once or twice a week to give your hair time to repair itself. Keep in mind that there are other ways for you to style your hair without using heat.
Massage scalp with oil
Another possible natural treatment for thinning hair is to use oils like olive oil and coconut oil on your scalp. These oils have fatty acids as well as other vitamins and minerals that not only repair your damaged hair but also improve your scalp’s condition too. Heat the oil until it is warm then massage on your hair and scalp. Allow it to sit on your scalp for 45 minutes before shampooing your hair.
Use aloe vera
Thinning hair can also be remedied with the help of aloe vera. The gel found in the leaf of the plant contains antioxidants that fight off free radicals that cause hair damage. It also contains enzymes that can repair and heal dead skin cells while stimulating hair growth. Harvest about 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and mix until you get a smooth consistency. Massage the gel onto your scalp with your fingertips for five minutes then leave it on for 25 minutes. Rinse afterwards with warm water.
Apply coconut milk
You can also use coconut milk as part of your hair thinning treatment as it is rich in nutrients that can help prevent hair loss. What’s great about coconut milk is that it is easily available. You just need to massage the milk onto your hair and scalp and allow it to set for half an hour at least before washing off. You will need to repeat this treatment at least three times in a week to get the best results.
Eggs can work too
Eggs are useful too, when it comes to treating thinning hair, because they are rich in sulfur as well as protein. Protein is essential in growing healthy, thick hair which is why adding this to your diet can be a good thing. Another way to use eggs to remedy your thinning hair is to mix one egg with a tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl until you get a smooth consistency. Apply the mixture on your hair and scalp, making sure that they are evenly coated. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap to prevent making a mess. Wash your hair afterwards with shampoo and cool water. Condition your hair afterwards to complete the treatment.
These natural remedies are just for starters. There are plenty more out there that can help save your thinning hair without causing any harmful side effects because you are using natural ingredients.