Be it a high profile celebrity or a commoner everyone wants to maintain natural beautiful hair. Hair plays a key role in enhancing our beauty and appearance. But these days hair fall has become acommon issues with everyone. To solve this, we spent a lot of money either in the salon or with the trichologist, being unaware that most of the solution to counteract the hair fall issue are available in our kitchen itself.

Causes of hair fall

1. Nutritional deficiencies

Our diet often lacks the essentials nutrients like iron, zinc, copper and proteins that causes hair fall. Vitamin D plays an important role in preventing hair loss, it stimulates the hair follicles to grow. Lack of vitamin D causes alopecia areata, that causes patchy hair loss.

So have lots of green vegetables, eggs, diaries, chickpeas, lentils and beans in your daily diet.

2. Hormonal Imbalance

In certain hormonal changes testosterone converts into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT hormone is the culprit which caused baldness in man. HT shrinks the hair follicles and thus there is no chance for the hair to grow again.

Hormonal imbalance is caused by thyroid, pregnancy, menopause, diseases and certain medications.That can lead to hair loss.

3. Stress

In our modern life, we suffer from lots of stress in our work, lack of proper sleep and personal issues.This also contributes to the hair loss.There are three type of stress level causing hair loss.

Telogen effluvium

Stress puts a lot of hair follicles in rest phase. So when we wash or comb our hair we experience a lot of hair fall.


This condition causes a strange urge to pull of your hair from your head oreyebrow.This strange urge is caused due to stress,tension and boredom

Alopecia areata

In this condition due to severe stress our body immune system causes harm to the hair follicles.

4. Genetics

Some studies believe that the X chromosome causes the baldness in man from themother's side. As this X chromosome contains androgen receptor that is a testosterone. However this baldness can also be caused by certain epigenetic factors. Issues with genes other than androgen receptor (AR) also causes hair loss.

5.Harsh chemicals

The harsh chemicals like sodium laurel sulfate and other bleaching agent, present in the hair care products like shampoo and soap, also causes considerable damage to the hair. Besides hair drying with the dryer and certain hair products also causes hair fall.

Signs and symptoms

1.Thinning of hair on the top of the head.

2.Circular bald spots in different areas of the head.

3.Sudden loosening of hair.When you comb your hair lots of hair comes out.

How to test your hair fall

  1. Blood test. This test determines if there are any underlying medical condition affecting your hair

  2. Pull test. The doctor will try to pull sections of hair from different regions of your scalp.This way he or she can know how many hair strands have fallen out.

  3. Scalp biopsy. Your doctor examine the hair roots and its health

Home Remedy

1. Proper Nutrients and vitamins in your diet

For nourishing your body from within can help to fight any underlying reason of a problem. So we can counter attack this hair fall issues my in taking proper nutrients like iron, zinc, proteins, biotin, omega3 fatty acid and vitamin D.

  • The food like eggs are a rich source of protein, zinc, selenium and biotin these nutrients help the growth of hair follicles which is essentially made out of protein.

  • You also need vitamin C to strengthen your hair, the antioxidants from vitamin C helps in this process.Berries,guava,pineapple and oranges are rich sources of antioxidants.

  • Green leafy vegetables like spinach is rich is iron, vitamin A and vitamin and folate which helps in hair growth.

  • Even studies find that fish like salmon, mackerel containing Omega-3 fatty acids also promotes hair growth so make sure to add that in your diet.

2.Different type of hair mask


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Ingredients required

  • One or two eggs as per the length of your hair.

  • One tablespoon of olive oil

  • Mix all the ingredients properly and apply on the length of the hair.

  • Let this mask sit on your head for a good 25 to 30 mins. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. Applying this once or twice a week can give yougood results.


This mask is like a miracle mask.Protein, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, sodium andpotassium from the eggs helps in

  • Improving hair elasticity

  • Strengthen and thicken the hair.

  • Promotes your hair growth.

  • The olive oil acts as a good moisturizer.

Aloe Vera and castor oil

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Ingredients required

  • 2 tablespoon of Aloe vera gel eitherfrom theplant or the commerial gel available

  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil.

Mix both the ingredients properly and apply from root to tip. Apply this mixture on hair and keep it overnight for best results.


Aloe vera is a medicinal plant.Its acts a rich moisturiser for your hair scalp and you skin.

It contains amino acids and proteolytic enzymes. While amino acids helps ingrowth ofhair proteolytic enzymes acts as an anti-inflammatory to stop scalp irritations. It also helps in activates the dormant hair follicles.Thus you will have new hair growth and have a good volume of hair.

Onion juice and coconut oil

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  • Extract the juice of an onion about 1/4 of a cup or depending on your hair length.

  • Add two tablespoons ofcoconut oil.

Dab this along of the hair with a cotton ball. Keep it for a good 1 or 2 hours for best results. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.


Onion is rich in sulphur contents. This acts as anti-inflammatory. It helps the scalp irritation, stops hair fall, increases blood circulation and kills the harmful bacteria and fungus sitting on your scalp.



Apply yogurt in the length of your hair and leave it for 20 to 25 mins.

It acts as anatural conditioner that helps in keeping the moisture in the hair.Thus prevents dry hair.It can also fight with dandruff and bacteria in your hair scalp.

Hibiscus, Curry leaves, Coconut oil and Fenugreek


Ingredients Required

  • Take 10 to 15 tablespoon of coconut oil ,

  • 4 to 5 add hibiscus flower

  • 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds

  • 7 to 8 curry leaves.

Give a good boil to this mixture and leave it for 30 minutes.So that all the goodness of hibiscus,

Fenugreek seed and curry leaves infuse in the coconut oil.

Massage this oil (Hibiscus, curry leaves, coconut oil and fenugreek) in the scalp and length of the hair for a good 20 to 25 minutes and leave it on the hair overnight. Wash it off with a shampoo in the morning. You can immediately observe that your hair has become soft and silky.


1. Massaging your hair with coconut oil is an age old practice followed in India. Coconut oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that work wonders for our hair and scalp.

2. The curry leaves contains vitamins (A, B, C, E), phosphorus, antioxidants and iron that helps to avoid premature greying of hair and prevents hair loss.

3. Fenugreek contains niacin which helps the blood circulation in the hair and keep the hair follicles healthy.

4. Hibiscus helps in building the collagen for the hair. The carotene property of the hibiscus also helps in premature hair greying.

Do and Dont's of hair care

  • Try using mild sulfate and paraben free shampoos to clean your hair.Shampoo with harsh chemicals steal away the lusture from your hair and does damage on your hair.

  • Instead of using chemical treatment to color your hair, use heena to colour your hair. The natural property of heena keeps your hair healthy and shiny.

  • Make it a practice to oil massage your hair for at least once a week.This maintains the moisture level of our scalp.

  • Avoid using blower to dry your hair, as the heat emitted from the blower damages your hair and scalp.Also avoid hair setting products.