Lemon juice and 8 other tips for natural hair growth

Lemon juice and 8 other tips for natural hair growth

Hair loss is on the rise, and although it has no direct physical effects on your health, its emotional impact can be significant. There are various reasons for hair loss: genetics, hormonal imbalances, fungal scalp, stress, autoimmune diseases and nutritional deficiencies, but there are a few things you can do to make hair grow back naturally.

What is hair loss?

Hair loss can be classified based on several symptoms. Male or female baldness, also called androgenic alopecia, is more common in men over the age of 50 and women who have already undergone menopause.

male pattern baldness

The causes of male pattern baldness are:

genetic
thyroid disorders
drugs
eating disorders
high levels of sex hormones called androgens

female baldness

Women are less likely to be bald, but thinning hair is common. Doctors divide female baldness into three types:

Type I. This is the appearance of a slight thinning around the hairline.
Type II. This is an extension of the division and an increased thinning around it.
Type III. This is an overall thinning, with transparency at the top of the scalp.

Female baldness can be a natural, genetic, side effect of medication or treatment, or a hormonal change caused by pregnancy or menopause. Women are less likely to experience thinning hair in their 20s and may instead begin to notice symptoms in their 40s, 50s and beyond.

Tips for natural hair growth

1. Massage

The scalp massage, which can be used in conjunction with oils and hair masks, stimulates the scalp and can improve hair thickness. Stretching during massage is thought to promote hair growth and thickness in dermal papilla cells that are located deep in the hair follicle. These cells play a key role in hair formation, hair growth and the hair loss and regrowth cycle.

Massage is also known to improve blood flow and scalp health. A 2019 study found that growing hair improved blood flow and scalp health. If you take the time to massage your scalp every day, it can also help relieve stress and tension, which is another bonus if these emotions cause hair loss.

Massage the scalp with your fingertips, not your nails. Work the scalp in small circles with light to medium pressure. Although the duration of the scalp massage is not specified, each scalp massage was performed daily for 4 minutes for 24 weeks in the above-mentioned 2019 study.

Conclusion: Be patient and consistent.

2. Aloe vera

Aloe vera has long been used to treat hair loss. It also soothes the scalp and cares for the hair. It can reduce dandruff and unblock hair follicles that can be blocked by excess oil. You can apply pure aloe vera gel to the scalp and hair several times a week. You can also use shampoo and conditioner that contain aloe vera.

3. Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains fatty acids called lauric acid, which penetrate the hair follicle and reduce hair protein loss. Coconut oil can be used before or after hair washing, depending on hair type. If your hair tends to be oiled, you can perform a rinse-free treatment overnight or a few hours before washing.

Massage the scalp and all hair with coconut oil. If your hair is dry, you can also use it as a rinse-free treatment. Further research is needed on coconut oil as a hair growth stimulant, but it has been shown to lubricate the hair stem and prevent breakage. The study also found that coconut applied to the scalp helps enrich the scalp microbiome so that the scalp and hair follicles are healthier.

4. Fish oil

Consuming omega fatty acids can help improve your hair from the inside out because it is full of nutrients and protein. Taking an omega supplement along with antioxidants can improve hair density and diameter. It also reduces hair loss. Omega fatty acids help your cells function properly and can boost immunity, leading to better overall health. You should follow the dosage recommended by the manufacturer and consult your doctor before introducing any new supplement to your diet.

5. Ginseng

Taking ginseng supplements can support hair growth by stimulating hair follicles. Ginsenosides are active ingredients of ginseng and are considered responsible for the positive effect on hair. You should always take supplements as directed and be sure to check for side effects.

6. Onion juice

If you keep the smell of onion juice, you may find that the benefits are worth it. Onion juice has been shown to promote hair growth and successfully treat plaque alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss on various parts of the body. Onion juice is also thought to improve blood circulation. Animal studies show an improvement in keratinocyte growth factor, an important mediator of hair follicle development and growth. To consume onion juice, mix a little onion and squeeze the juice out of it. Apply the juice to the scalp and hair and leave on for at least 15 minutes. This is followed by shampoo.

7. Rosemary oil

Rosemary is a common essential oil that people use to support hair growth and reduce hair loss. Rosemary oil has been found to stimulate new hair growth and can even be used to treat androgenic alopecia. Mix a few drops of rosemary oil in a carrier oil such as argan oil or jojoba oil and massage into hair and scalp before rinsing. You can do this several times a week.
You can also add a few drops of rosemary oil a day to your shampoo and conditioner. However, you should not apply the essential oils directly to the skin and always mix them in a carrier oil or shampoo.

8. Geranium oil

Geranium or Pelargonium graveolens is a fragrant plant native to South Africa. Geranium oil is a concentrated essential oil that is obtained from its leaves. You can use geranium oil to support hair growth and stimulate blood circulation. Mix three drops of geranium essential oil with eight drops of carrier oil and apply directly to the hair. You can also add a few drops to the shampoo and conditioner.
Geranium oil can help strengthen, hydrate and restore your hair.

9. Lemon

You can use fresh lemon juice or lemon oil, as they have been found to both improve hair quality and growth. Lemon oil can help you maintain a healthy scalp and promote hair growth. Apply fresh lemon juice to the scalp and hair 15 minutes before shampooing. You can also use lemon essential oil diluted in carrier oil as part of a hair mask.

Can I use natural hair regrowth methods with other treatments?

Natural hair regrowth often requires a multifaceted approach, which means you may need to combine different approaches to get the best results. If you are currently being treated by a doctor for hair loss and want to combine natural methods with treatment, consult your doctor to make sure there are no problems or contraindications.

What are the causes of hair loss?

Hair loss can have several causes. In some cases, there is a genetic component. In other cases, it is the result of an autoimmune disease, high stress, recent surgery or illness, hair damage with bleach or dye, scalp condition or vitamin deficiency. Hair loss can also develop in response to hormonal imbalances or thyroid problems. Hair pulling and wearing hairstyles can also contribute to hair loss over time.

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If you want to improve your hair, make a plan and stick to it. Remember that treatment may take several months for visible results to appear. Get creative with drugs and mix them as much as you want. It is important that you take the time to nourish your hair every day. This approach and practice of self-care is beneficial if your hair loss is related to emotional problems or stress. Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle that complements your hair treatment plan. If these natural methods are not suitable for you, consult your doctor about medications or procedures.

* Presse Santé strives to impart health knowledge in a language accessible to all. IN NO EVENT can the information provided replace the advice of a healthcare professional.

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