Monsoon is the season of cheer and respite from the oppressive heat. However, monsoon also brings a host of problems – diseases like dengue, malaria, viral fever, damp clothes, skin irritation and frizzy, falling hair to name a few.
Monsoon Hair fall can be a major concern, but it can be relatively easy to deal with at home. We suggest some excellent home remedies to stop hair fall in monsoon which will help you stop hair fall in its tracks, even before it starts. Just use them regularly in the monsoon months for best results.
Top Home Remedies To Stop Hair Fall In Monsoon
#1. Methi (fenugreek)
Methi seeds are considered one of the most effective remedies against hair fall. They contain nicotinic acid, which fights hair fall and dandruff and treats a variety of scalp issues like dryness of hair, baldness, and hair thinning.
How To Use Methi To Fight Hair Fall?
- Make a methi hair pack by soaking 2 tablespoons of methi seeds in water. Leave them soaking overnight in a cool place.
- Grind the seeds into a paste using the same water.
- Apply this paste on your scalp (hair roots) and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
- Use this methi hair pack at least once a week during the monsoon to control hair fall.
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#2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains enzymes, which repairs the damaged cells in your scalp improving the health of hair follicles and boosting hair growth. Not only do these enzymes help heal the scalp, but they also help stimulate dormant hair follicles, promoting hair regrowth.
How To Use Aloe Vera To Treat Hair Fall?
- Simply scrape off some fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe vera plant. If you do not have access to an aloe plant, use pure, fragrance-free aloe vera gel.
- Apply a generous amount of aloe gel to your hair and scalp.
- Leave it for 1-2 hours and wash off with a mild shampoo.
#3. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice, one of the richest sources of vitamin C is anti-aging and anti hair fall. This is because it helps tighten hair follicles, curbing hair fall and encouraging hair growth. It also helps effectively clean the scalp maintaining optimum pH levels and keeping it problem-free.
How To Use Lemon Juice To Treat Hair Loss?
- Use the juice of a lemon, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of castor oil. Mix well in a bowl and warm the mixture a little.
- Massage this mixture into your scalp for a few minutes and leave it in for about an hour.
- Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
#4. Castor Oil
This is one of the best-known remedies for hair loss used since generations. Castor oil has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, is high in vitamin E, omega-6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. It’s very high ricinoleic acid content makes it an elixir for hair growth and health.
How To Use Castor Oil To Treat Hair Loss?
- Castor oil is fairly thick and is earlier to apply and wash off if used when mixed with another oil like coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil or argan oil.
- Mix well two parts of castor oil and one part each of any of your chosen oils mentioned above.
- Gently warm the mixture.
- Massage into your scalp and apply some on your hair strands and ends. Leave it overnight and wash it off the next morning.
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#5. Hibiscus Flower
Hibiscus flower is a renowned and ancient remedy to treat hair loss and even stimulate dormant hair follicles to regrow hair. Hibiscus flower is rich in amino acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and alpha Hydroxyl acids along with other nutrients which not just stop hair fall, they also prevent premature greying.
How To Use Hibiscus Flower To Treat Hair Loss?
- For this hair loss remedy, take a stroll plucking flowers in your garden. Or you can use organic hibiscus paste available in leading beauty stores.
- Take 2 spoons of hibiscus flower paste and mix it with one cup of aloe vera gel. Make a smooth paste.
- Massage this paste into your scalp and hair and leave it on for about half an hour.
- Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and finish off with conditioner.
In India, Henna has been used for centuries to beautify hair – not just give it a lovely brown tinge but to keep it healthy too. Henna boosts scalp health and unclogs pores stopping hair loss and promoting hair growth. It also acts as a conditioner nourishes hair and improving hair texture.
How To Use Henna To Treat Hair Loss?
- To benefit from henna, make sure you use 100% organic henna leaves only with no chemicals or preservatives.
- Boil 250 ml mustard oil. To this boiling oil add 1 cup of henna leaves and continue boiling till the oil changes colour.
- Let it cool, sieve and store in a dry bottle. You can use this oil for up to a month.
- Use this oil to massage your scalp and hair 2-3 times a week. Leave it in for 1-2 hours and wash off with a mild shampoo.
Research has indicated that onion juice, when applied to the scalp, helps treat hair loss in some people. This is because onion is rich in sulphur which prevents hair thinning and breakage. The antioxidants in onion help reverse premature greying and onion’s rich antibacterial properties keep your scalp healthy and free of infection and dandruff.
How To Use Onion To Treat Hair Loss?
- Make the juice of 1 or 2 onions. You can do this by blending the onions and sieving out the juice or grating them and sieving out the juice.
- Take equal amounts of onion juice and coconut oil (1 tablespoon each) and mix well. Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to this mixture if you have dandruff.
- Massage this mixture into your scalp well and leave for about 30 minutes.
- Wash it off with a mild shampoo and condition well.
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Besides using these remedies, you can care for your hair in the monsoon by ensuring that:
- You don’t get your hair or scalp damp in the rain as it can cause dandruff. Keep your hair and scalp dry
- Don’t tie wet hair. Let it dry completely before making a pony or bun.
- You look as good outside as you feel inside, so eating right is important. Eat nutrient-rich, immunity-boosting food for healthy skin and hair.
- Try to avoid styling your hair as much as possible.
- Condition well as moisture in the air during monsoons can make your hair frizzy and weak.
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