Top 4 Natural Ways to Stop Hair Loss

Published: 20th February 2009
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Do you look in the mirror and frown at how much your hair has thinned out? Are you busy trying to hide your receding hair lines
or bold spots? If you run your hand lightly through your hair, do you end up with 20-50 loose strands? If you said yes to any of
these questions, you probably are wondering what you need to do to stop this hair loss.

Hair loss occurs in both men and women. It has a great impact on a person's confidence and self esteem. In recent years, more and
more young people are suffering from premature hair loss. The culprit that contributes to this increasing trend is the modern lifestyle of stress, tension, poor diet, insufficient rest and use of harmful chemicals.

So, what are some natural remedies to reduce the hair fall? Here are some suggestions:

1. Vitamin B7 Biotin
This type of B-complex vitamin does well to encourage hair growth, strengthen hair and prevent hair loss. You can get Biotin by eating foods such as yeast, kidney, eggs, liver, nuts and soy beans. However, getting Biotin from your diet is insufficient for your hair needs. You still need Biotin supplements. The recommended daily intake (RDI) is 30mcg. But you don't have to worry about over dosage as there are no side effects. Any excess will be excreted. There are plenty of testimonials vouching for the effectiveness of Biotin in reducing hair loss. Some saw results as fast as 1 week.

2. Egg treatment
You may not like the idea of dumping egg on your head but the fact remains that it can remedy your hair loss. It's able to strengthen your hair. There are a few ways to apply it.
- Combine 1 egg with 2tbsp of olive oil. Whip it up and leave on hair for 1/2 hour before rinsing off with cold water.
- Mix honey with egg yolk and massage into scalp and head. Leave for 1/2 hour then rinse off.
- Whip 2 egg yolks with 1/2 cup of water. Massage into scalp and hair for 5 minutes. Wash off with water.

It's crucial that you remember not to use hot water when rinsing. You may end up with slightly cooked eggs on your head. Now some of you might be wondering "how do I get rid of the bad egg smell afterwards?" After washing off the egg treatment, follow-up with
a rinse of vinegar mixed in water. The smell will be gone. Another tip is to wash the hair with some lemon juice.

3. Change your shampoo
Take a look at your shampoo and see if it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)? These are
corrosive ingredients and are used in household and commercial cleaners such as car wash soap, engine degreaser, and garage floor cleaners. It is said to attack your hair follicles and interfere with hair growth. Although studies are still on going, many already attribute premature hair loss to these ingredients.
The danger of SLS is quite controversial. But why take the risk when you can be safe with organic shampoos that use natural ingredients. There are also countless testimonies of how changing to a non-SLS shampoo lead to a reduction in hair loss.

4. Aloe Vera
Why not follow the footsteps of the Native Americans, Indians and Caribbeans in using Aloe Vera to keep skin, scalp and hair
healthy. Not only does it prevent excessive hair loss but also encourages hair growth. It creates a balanced pH level, cleanses
the pores and repairs damaged hair. If you have the plant, you can rub the natural gel onto your scalp. If not, you can opt for
the over-the-counter Aloe Vera gel. Leave it on your head for an hour or more, then rinse off. There are also shampoos and
conditioners with Aloe Vera as part of it's formula. If you don't mind the hassle, you can even make your own Aloe Vera shampoo by
mixing it together with coconut milk and a little wheat germ oil.

Excessive hair loss is a great concern especially if you are as young as 18 years old. You may be eager to try the many hair loss
treatments that you've read about. However, the first important step is to visit a dermatologist to rule out any underlying health problem. When you understand better what is causing your hair to fall, you will be more successful in finding a remedy.

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