Combating Premature Balding

If you are losing hair or going bald before your fourties, it is vital for you to consult a Doctor to ascertain why you are prematurely losing hair.

According to, there are some remedies that you can try at home.

Spoiler alert some of these are not so great in the aroma department but hey you have to try it right.

Onion and garlic yes I know it sounds weird but onion and garlic are rich sources of sulphur and this explains why they have been used in traditional medicines for regrowth of hair especially in Asian countries.

They help improve blood circulation to the hair follicles and their anti bacterial properties kill nasty germ and parasites plus treat scalp infections that can cause hair loss.

The element sulphur increases the production of collagen which in turn helps the hair to grow so what you do is grate the onion and squeeze the juice out. 

Apply to scalp and rinse with a mild shampoo, crush a few cloves of garlic add them to coconut oil and boil for few minutes. Apply to your scalp two or three times a week.

Coconut oil is one of the holy grails of hair care because it conditions and grows your hair. Coconut milk has proteins, good fats plus potassium and iron which if used often reduce the breakage of hair.

Coconut oil also carries the same rich ingredients and it helps to make the hair stronger right from the root, through the shaft to the tip. 

Regular use of this oil to massage the scalp has a protective action against hair loss.

You can find Coconut oil in most Indian shops and food outlets just stick to the one used for cooking as it does not contain nasty chemicals.

Also try mixing warm olive oil, (do not directly heat the olive oil) with honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder which you then apply to your scalp for 15 minutes just before your bath.

According to, The Chinese hibiscus flower has many natural properties that can help in treating hair loss.

This flower not only helps to cure dandruff, prevent split ends , prevents premature greying and also thickens hair.

So what you basically do is add ten hibiscus flowers to two cups of coconut oil, heat the solution (just not direct heat as it ruins the oils properties).

Heat the solution until charred. Strain it to collect the oil. And apply the oil on your head before going to bed. And rinse your head (if need be ) in the morning.

Repeat this three to four times a week.You can also make tea with this flower and use it as a rinse for your hair to encourage proper growth.

Aloe Vera (intembusha) is among my favourite things , it contains enzymes that directly promote healthy hair growth and its alkalizing properties can help bring the scalp and hair’s pH to a more desirable level, which can greatly promote hair growth.

If you use it often it relieves scalp itching, redness on the scalp and inflammation plus it gets bonus points for adding strength and luster to hair.

You just apply Aloe Vera Gel or juice onto the scalp and rinse it off after 40 minutes with Luke Warm water.

The site also lists Beetroot among its goodies saying its juice contains carbohydrates, protein, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and vitamins B and C. All these nutrients are essential for healthy hair growth.

Take two to three beetroots and grate them to extract the juice. Use the juice as a hair rinse to give your hair an extra shine. When used regularly, you’ll also notice significant improvement in your hair growth rate.

Also, include fresh beetroot juice in your diet. In addition to that, spinach juice, lettuce juice, or carrot juice will help keep your hair healthy.

Many natural haired women swear by  Flaxseeds which are  a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids that can prevent further hair loss and encourage hair growth.

To manage hair loss, consume one tablespoon of freshly ground flaxseeds with a glass of water daily in the morning.

 You can also add flaxseeds to your salads, soups, smoothies, and other dishes.
You can also simply take flaxseed oil, or apply it onto your hair. When used as hair oil,flaxseed oil can help prevent hair loss as well as strengthen your hair.

Castor hair oil is also something many swear by, be it the normal clear one or Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) all you need to do is apply it on the affected area and you will see results.

So there also eat a lot of fish (which contain Omega Oils ), and foods which contain protein because it is the primary constituent of your hair.

Egg is a good source of protein, along with biotin and B vitamins, which help in controlling hair loss problem.

Also eat a lot of nuts because they have protein, vitamins, minerals, iron, zinc, healthy fats and phytochemicals which are essential for solving the problem of hair loss as well as dull hair.

Finally don’t forget to drink lots of water, exercise and eat a balanced meal.


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