SHAFAQNA- Introduction to Hair Loss in Men
For millions of men all across the world, regardless of culture, class, nationality, religion, or color, hair loss is an unavoidable aspect of growing older. There are those fortunate men who never seem to lose a single hair and take their full head of hair well into their 70s and 80s, but for the vast majority of men, losing their hair is a problem they begin to face in their 40s or 50s, or even earlier for some people. There are a number of causes behind male hair loss, including male pattern baldness, alopecia, fungal infections, psychological disorders, as a result of chemotherapy, nutrient deficiencies, or hormonal imbalances. Also, a lack of circulation on the scalp can also cause hair loss in men.
Whatever the cause of male hair loss, which can often lead to baldness, it is an annoying reality of life. However, what if there was some way to slow down the rate of hair loss, or even stimulate the hair follicles to begin producing hair again? I think that would be wonderfully valuable advice for those desperate men around the globe who are tired of combing over their remaining hair, or even resorting to a toupee to hide their thinning dome.
However, since we know many of the causes behind hair loss, that means we also understand how to prevent it, by fixing or treating those conditions. Hair loss is often a side effect of something else, so if you are able to fix the fundamental problem, then you will likely be able to fix your hair loss problems as well! These home remedies are a combination of dietary choices and activities that can boost your hair growth and reduce the rate of hair loss in your life, leaving you with a thick head of hair for years to come!
Mustard Oil Massage
Boil one cup of mustard oil with four table spoons of heena (mehendi) leaves. This mixture should be filtered and kept in a bottle. Massage the bald patches regularly with this home remedy and you would start noticing changes in a few weeks time.
Onion Paste Massage
Massage the bald patches on the scalp with a slice of onion until the area becomes red. Follow it up with an application of honey.
Egg Yolk Massage
Mix honey and egg yolk in a container and apply the mixture on the scalp as well as hair. Leave this mixture on your hair for a while i.e. at least 30 minutes before finally washing it off.
Grind fenugreek seeds with water and apply on the head for 40 minutes at least before washing. Wash off the mixture with cold water only after you have vigorously massaged your scalp. This treatment should be continued for a month.
One of the prominent signs of preventing hair loss in men are to add more mineral supplements in the diet such as calcium, magnesium and zinc; eating green leafy vegetables; meditation to reduce stress and anxiety; and not to brush hair when it is wet.
Antioxidant Potential: Certain fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, which are the leading defensive mechanisms of the body against free radicals. Some of the conditions that free radicals can cause include premature aging and the death of skin cells, including those of the scalp. Therefore, fruits and vegetables like bananas, avocados, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey can always be applied to the hair, used in the form of a short wash. These various pulps can quickly boost your hair’s growth potential!
Black Pepper: Mixing a few teaspoons of black pepper with a few ounces of yoghurt can be a good paste for your hair. Mix the two together well and rub it into your hair as you would a normal shampoo. Rinse it out after a few minutes, and then wash it out with a mild shampoo.
Vinegar: Vinegar has a number of beneficial nutrients, including potassium and certain other enzymes that help promote hair growth and also prevents dandruff. Dandruff can clog the hair follicles and the pores, making hair growth impossible. By eliminating that dandruff problem, vinegar can allow the hair to begin growing again.
Thyroid Health: If you suffer from hypothyroidism, then you need to improve it. Hormonal imbalances are a big cause of hair loss, so maintaining proper hormonal activity is important to keep your hair looking great as you get older, but also while you’re young!
Massage of aloe Vera gel or coconut milk over the scalp; leave it for about one hour. After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results if one uses this massage at least 3-4 times a week.
The paste of liquorice, made by grinding the pieces in milk with a pinch of saffron, is another valuable remedy for patchy baldness. This paste should be applied over the bald patches at night before going to bed.