Hair Fall - Natural Home Remedies

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If you are one of those who gets up fretting each morning while checking your pillow for lose strands of hair, here's all the information you need about hair fall. We all lose a few strands of hair every day.

This is a natural phenomenon by which the body renews itself. Losing hair becomes a matter to ponder about only when you lose an unusually large amount each day.

There are numerous causes of hair loss some of which are temporary in nature, while others are permanent. Some of the common causes of hair loss are:

  • Suffering from prolonged ailment
  • Consumption of certain drugs
  • Imbalance in various hormones
  • Pregnancy
  • Excess oil in the scalp
  • Insufficient blood flow to the scalp
  • Deficiency in diet
  • Hair styling treatments
  • Stress

There are various natural remedies that you can undertake at home. Here are a few quick remedies to fight hair loss:

Rubbing the Scalp

Try and avoid washing your hair with hot water. Instead, wash hair with cold water and then vigorously rub your scalp till it starts tingling with heat. Rubbing the scalp increases the circulation of blood to the scalp and makes the hair healthy.

Amla Oil

Keep fresh amla pieces to dry in the sun and then boil the dry pieces in coconut oil. Cool and strain. Apply this regularly.

Amla and Lime Juice

Take equal quantities of amla juice and lime juice. Use this as a shampoo.

Lettuce and Spinach Juice

Make a juice of lettuce and spinach and consume at least half a litre each day.

Mustard Oil and Henna

Boil four tablespoons of henna leaves in one cup of mustard oil till the leaves are burnt in the oil. Strain using a cloth and apply to patches where hair is scarce.

Coconut Milk

Grind coconut and squeeze the milk either using a strainer or a muslin cloth. Massage into the roots of the hair.

Lime Seeds and Black Pepper

Grind lime seeds and a few black pepper corns to a fine paste and apply to the scalp twice a day for a few weeks.


Rub onion on balding patches of the scalp, till it turns red and then apply honey. Do this twice a day.

Fenugreek Seeds

Grind fenugreek seeds to a fine paste using water. Apply on scalp and leave for 40 minutes before washing off. Continue this routine for a month.

Honey and Egg Yolk

Make a mixture of honey and egg yolk. Massage this mixture onto the scalp and hair. Wash after half an hour.


Make a juice of amaranth leaves and apply to the hair. This not only stops hair fall but also keeps the hair soft.

Coconut Oil and Lime Juice

Take coconut oil and lime juice in equal quantities and apply this to the scalp daily.

Coriander Leaves

Regularly apply juice of coriander leaves to the scalp.

Raw Mango

Make a pulp of raw mangoes and put this in coconut oil. Leave this for one year. Then massage this regularly.

Castor and Almond Oils

Take equal amounts of castor oil and almond oil. Warm it and apply on the scalp at least once a week. This also makes hair stronger.

Apart from undertaking these remedies you can also fight hair fall by making a few diet and lifestyle changes. Avoid foods that are oily and rich in carbohydrates. Reduce intake of coffee and alcohol. Consume food that is rich in protein and iron.

Also drink lots of water. A few changes that you can incorporate in your lifestyle include avoiding use of shampoo on a daily basis, oiling hair regularly, not combing hair while it is wet and keeping stress (a major cause of hair fall) at bay. Try integrating these into your daily routine and see your hair grow thick and lustrous.

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