Home remedies for alopecia or hair loss
Androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of alopecia among men – it affects up to 80% of men at some point in their lives – although women can also suffer from it, especially from the age of 70. The causes are genetic and hormonal since androgens are primarily responsible for miniaturisation of the hair which can lead to it falling out.
Have you noticed the first symptoms of androgenic alopecia? Are you wondering what you can do about your hair loss? The most common first step is to look for natural remedies to slow its progress and stop the hair loss. Although a specialist should diagnose what type of alopecia you suffer from so that the most appropriate treatment can be found, there are home remedies for hair loss that can help. Here are just a few:
- Apple vinegar.
- Almond oil.
- Coconut oil.
- Olive oil.
- Green tea.
To improve our general health and, therefore, strengthen our hair, it is highly recommended to stop smoking, since smoking is proven to increase the risk of androgenic alopecia.Reducing stress is also important. But, in addition, we can change some daily hygiene habits:
- Wash, dry and gently comb your hair. Do not pull on it or rub it too much with the towel; dry it by giving it delicate touches and avoid very hot air. Opt for broad spiked combs, ideally made of wood or tortoise shell. Pay close attention to washing, especially in the summer.
- Stimulate hair follicles and the scalp with massages.Use natural oils like those discussed below. This will improve blood circulation, which will result in greater hair production.
- Use quality hair products every day. It is a good idea to use shampoos that neutralise the main causes of hair weakening on a daily basis. For example, nutritious shampoos such as Insparya Nutri Plus (oats, aloe vera, and seaweed), antiseborrheics such as Insparya No Grease (tea tree essential oil, refreshing oils, and seaweed) and antidandruff shampoos such as Insparya Balance (menthol, rosemary, and seaweed), in addition to those that have soothing properties, such as Insparya Dermocalm (cranberry oil, seaweed, and bisabolol).
What natural, home remedies are there for alopecia?
The best home remedy for hair loss is a combination of gentle massages with some oil (rosemary, coconut, almond, or olive), to stimulate blood circulation, a balanced diet that’s rich in biotin and vitamins A, C, D and E and healthy habits such as not smoking, cutting out stress and maintaining an active lifestyle. And don’t forget to regularly use quality hair products.
We recommend that you try some of these natural hair loss remedies to see which one works best for you. They are easy-to-find ingredients that you can include in your routine with very little effort:
The benefits of rosemary for hair are multiple, but the main advantage is its vasodilator effect, which promotes the circulation of blood in the follicles.This means they receive more nutrients, so the hair stays strong. It can be administered in the form of rosemary oil and gently massaged into the scalp. It’s also anti-inflammatory, so it calms and soothes irritated scalps.
Apple cider vinegar, or simply apple vinegar, is nothing more than fermented juice. It helps keep the pH of the scalp balanced.It also prevents frizz and softens the hair, leaving it noticeably thicker and shinier. Use once a week, always diluted in warm water, applying it to the tips and the scalp after washing by way of a gentle massage. Leave for a few minutes and remove with plenty of water to eliminate the smell.
This oil is very easy to find in herbalists, specialty stores, and even pharmacies. It’s rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that is very beneficial for skin and hair. Applying it is easy: place a few drops on the scalp and massage gently. Daily, if possible. This will nourish and hydrate the hair fibres, restore damaged hair, and give it a healthy shine and softness.
Another option to prevent hair loss is to massage your head for a few minutes with coconut oil after washing. Let it work for half an hour so that the fatty acids can penetrate the cuticle and strengthen its structure. Coconut also restores balance to the pH of the scalp. It contains vitamin E, which is key to strengthening hair fibres, and has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It is a natural remedy against alopecia that is very well worth considering.
You only need to apply a few drops of extra virgin olive oil to your hair and gently massage it for fifteen minutes to benefit from its properties. Its high content of vitamins E and K helps to repair and strengthen the hair, thus making it less brittle. Olive oil also protects the hair from harsh external elements, especially the sun, while moisturising and nourishing it. It also repairs the scalp.
Onion juice is another well-known home remedy against alopecia because it stimulates circulation, increases the blood flow to the follicle and enhances hair regeneration. The easiest way to apply it to the hair is to crush it until you get a paste, which can then be strained to get the juice. Dilute it in water or essential oils and just leave it on the hair for a few minutes before washing it off with shampoo.
The well-known tea contains a large number of antioxidants, which are essential for enhancing hair growth, as well as strengthening the hair. Green tea is also rich in minerals like sodium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. A natural way to treat alopecia with green tea is to prepare a cup, let it cool and pour it on the hair as a tonic after washing.
Biotin has well-established benefits and is key in the formation of skin, nails, and hair. It helps to strengthen hair, preventing it from becoming brittle, and improving the condition of the follicles. It is an ingredient in some hair products formulated to regulate grease and dandruff.
You can easily add it to your diet through foods like eggs, nuts, salmon, tuna, sardines, peas, bananas, and strawberries.
Vitamins A, C, D, and E
Food is very important in preventing hair loss.In addition to consuming biotin-rich products, it is recommended to add vitamin A (dairy, eggs, some vegetables, and nuts) to regulate the generation of oil to hydrate the hair. Vitamin C (citrus, broccoli, peppers) promotes blood circulation, which nourishes the follicles. Vitamin D (green leafy vegetables, oily fish, and seeds) encourages the growth of new follicles, and vitamin E (avocado, seeds, and nuts) is a very potent antioxidant, which stimulates hair growth.
To these vitamins must be added iron and zinc.Anaemia can lead to hair loss. Of course, iron supplements are only recommended if iron deficiency anaemia has been detected. Zinc, on the other hand, helps hair growth. For this reason, people with metabolic disorders that have low zinc levels may have thin or brittle hair and nails.
Vitamin complexes are also useful for increasing the consumption of these vitamins in the diet. Check with your doctor to find out which one is best for you. This will allow you to monitor for any possible side effects, including interactions with other medicines. Even if supplements don’t require a prescription, your doctor needs to know what you’re taking.
What shampoo is good for alopecia?
Insparya Prevent-HA Shampoo is indicated for weak and thin hair. It has hyaluronic acid and seaweed, which prevent hair loss, revitalise the skin and reduce irritation. They also stimulate cell metabolism and regenerate hair fibres. Suitable for both men and women, this is the perfect addition to treatment for alopecia, as long as it is used regularly.
To notice the effects of any anti-hair loss shampoo, the key is consistency in its use, as well as proper application It should also be borne in mind that it is not a remedy against alopecia itself, but a complement to a treatment prescribed by the specialist or a measure to slow the pace of hair loss. In any case, including quality products in your daily routine is essential to keep your hair healthy.
Natural recommendations to prevent alopecia
There are several precautions that can be taken to improve your general health and strengthen your hair: quit smoking as this increases the risk of androgenic alopecia, and reduce stress because this contributes to hair loss.
Be careful with hair accessories: hair ties, dyes, flat irons, perms, curlers… they can be very aggressive if not used with caution. If you notice that your hair is weakening, you should avoid breakage, which can be caused by the misuse of these products. In short, be careful with your hair and treat it gently, do not overdo it with brushing or applying heat, chemicals, or tight hairstyles.
Vitamin complexes prescribed by a specialist are also useful, although it is best to always follow a rich and balanced diet. Because androgenic alopecia is one of the most common forms of alopecia, it is also the most studied, so with the advice of a trichologist you can get the most suitable treatment.
Another natural recommendation to prevent alopecia is to use quality hair products every day. It is a good idea to use shampoos that neutralise the main causes of hair weakening as part of your daily routine. Examples of these include nutrient shampoos such as Insparya Nutri Plus (oats, aloe vera, and seaweed), antiseborrheics like Insparya No Grease (tea tree essential oil, refreshing oils, and seaweed) and antidandruff shampoos like Insparya Balance (menthol, rosemary, and seaweed), in addition to those that have soothing properties, such as Insparya Dermocalm (cranberry oil, seaweed, and bisabolol) or the aforementioned Insparya PreventHA hair loss protection shampoo.You can find them on Insparya’s online store for hair products.
If you notice that hair loss continues despite these measures, there are hair treatments that can help. Whether individually or in combination, Insparya’s MesoHair hair mesotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and low level laser Therapy are very effective tools for rejuvenating and strengthening hair that are suitable for everyone and have no side effects.
But, if you are looking for a definitive solution for androgenetic alopecia and general hair loss in the upper area of the head, the only option is hair transplantation. It is the only way to recover lost hair in the frontal area and crown that provides a definitive solution for baldness. With the FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction) you will see fast and remarkable changes with a natural end result.Contact Insparya now and make an appointment to determine the causes of your alopecia and the possible solutions