It starts when men are in their twenties. Men start losing hair naturally. Full head of hair is a sign of a virile, healthy male. Losing hair can be very depressing for most men. The hairline starts receding, or a bald patch develops somewhere on the scalp. Often men develop a typical ‘M’ pattern in which they lose hair. While medicine has an answer, a long-term solution lies in taking care of hair daily. The question that haunts most men is how to treat male baldness naturally?
There are many causes of baldness. The key factor is a biological or genetic factor. As you age, the male testosterone turns into androgen or the female hormone. This leads to hair fall and development of more feminine features. The biggest and the most obvious issue developing is baldness. Men go to any lengths to regrow hair. From trying medicines, special shampoos, oil treatments, transplanting, hair regrowth is an obsession with men, as such it is also a big market for a growing industry.
While there are very few natural remedies available, the one thing you can do is maintain hair health. How to treat male baldness naturally? Just focus on preventing hair loss and maintaining whatever hair you have, so that you don’t go completely bald. Or have to take a decision to do away with hair completely.
Here are a few good options to increase hair growth and prevent hair loss. There are natural home based ways you can do this.
Natural Remedies For Hair Growth
Onion juice helps in hair growth. Applying onion juice to your scalp for thirty minutes twice a day and then rinsing it off will help promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Use natural oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, gooseberry oil to massage into your scalp daily. This will help in hair growth.
A paste made from fenugreek seeds soaked overnight works for some people. This paste is applied to scalp daily for at least a month. This stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair growth.
Aloe Vera gel improves pH and soothes the scalp. Apply this daily and leave it on for at least an hour before washing it off. It will show results after a month.
Licorice root paste mixed with saffron and milk is a good emollient for the irritated scalp. Apply this twice a week to bald patches to stimulate hair follicles.
Other remedies include mixtures of hibiscus and coconut oil, oil blends, coconut milk, flax seeds among others for massaging and wash. All these provide food for hair and lead to hair growth.
As with all natural remedies, a word of caution for all. The treatments will not work for all. They may work for some and others they will not lead to hair growth. It depends on individual scalp condition, type of hair, and hormonal make-up. However, these remedies are harmless and result in some benefit for your hair. It will have a positive effect on circulation.
Apart from remedies, you can also eat certain types of food to improve hair growth.
Diet For Hair Growth
Vitamin A boosts hair growth. Eat fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A such as carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes. These are mainly red and orange in color.
Fatty acids are useful. So fish such as salmons and sardines will lead to hair growth.
A spinach based salad, which has vitamin A, folate, iron, vitamin C is good for your scalp and hair.
Hair is made of an essential protein called keratin. A diet rich in protein is essential. Lean meat such as turkey or chicken has protein. Beans and lentils are also a good source of protein. Ask your doctor or nutritionist for advice on protein rich food.
Foods rich in biotin or Vitamin B7 also promote hair growth. Biotin is also available in synthetic form as capsules or vitamin supplements. In its natural form, it is found in milk, eggs, cereals and chicken.
If you suffer from zinc deficiency, you may suffer hair loss. Zinc-rich foods such as oysters, lobsters, and other cereals may be of good help.
Drink plenty of. This hydrates your skin cells, leading to growth. Unsweetened tea is preferred to caffeine or soda as sweet drinks result in dehydration.