At-home hair loss treatments that actually work – from onion juice to massages

Anyone can lose hair on their head, with most people losing between 50 and 100 hairs a day.

Male and female pattern baldness is usually runs in the family, but there are many different reasons for hair loss, including genetics, hormone imbalances, fungal conditions of the scalp, stress, autoimmune diseases, and nutritional deficiencies.

According to experts, many people are currently facing hair-related problems like hair loss and hair thinning, which are at an all-time high.

But fret not as there are some things you can do to naturally regrow your hair.

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Rosemary oil

Cosmetic doctor and founder of Adonia Medical, Dr Ifeoma Ejikeme recommends Rosemary oil, which has been proven to be good for preventing hair loss and encouraging hair growth.

The rosemary plant contains carnosic acid which is known to heal nerve and tissue damage and improve cellular turnover.

Some trials using rosemary oil have proven it is just as effective as minoxidil – a common drug used for hair.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is packed with proteolytic enzymes, which are known to repair dead skin cells on the scalp.

It helps stimulate hair growth from dormant hair follicles, increasing hair volume.

It not only promotes hair growth, but also prevents itching on the scalp and reduces dandruff.

Oral consumption of aloe vera juice helps maintain smooth, radiant skin and promotes hair growth too.

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Experts recommend massages to help stimulate the scalp and improve hair thickness.

Massage is also known to improve blood flow and the health of the scalp.

In fact, studies have found that hair growth improved blood flow and the health of the scalp.

Rice water

Rice water is a popular method to help reduce hair fall and aid in growth.

The amino acids found in the water is said to help with the regeneration of hair and aid faster hair growth.

Rice water also contains vitamin B, C, and E which further helps in hair growth.

Onion juice

It may not have the most pleasant of smells, but onion juice is said to have positive effects on hair regrowth.

The juice has shown strong results to promote hair regrowth and treat patchy alopecia.

Studies performed on animals have shown improved keratinocyte growth factor, an important mediator of hair follicle development.

To use onion juice, blend a few onions and squeeze out the juice.

Apply it to the scalp and hair and leave it in for at least 15 minutes and then wash and shampoo hair.

The NHS recommends to see a GP if you have sudden hair loss, develop bald patches, are losing hair in clumps, your head is itchy or you're generally worried about your hair loss.

Remember that no treatment is 100% effective.

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