About 70% of men suffer from male pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia. Losing hair is a normal part of aging, but when your hair starts thinning as early as the late twenties, you cannot help, but be worried.
So, what causes male pattern baldness? One main culprit is bad genetics. Inherited sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (a hormone that decides the strength of your hair), a byproduct of testosterones, can cause hair to thin, recede and finally leave bald patches.
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Other causes can be nutrient deficiency, underlying medical issues or thyroid problem. And before you pop those highly commercialized hair growth pills, stop and ask yourself if the ingredients mentioned are safe. Because if it is not, the price you pay will be high like reduced libido, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculations and more.
Go for pills that are FDA approved, and as much as possible, stick to natural ingredients that are free of toxins. Listed here are some natural tips that can slow down, if not reverse, the signs of male pattern baldness.
Mustard Oil and Henna Leaves Massage
Henna not just prevents greying, it nourishes hair from the roots, prevents itchy scalp and acts as a protective barrier against outside elements. Mustard oil on the other hand, strengthens and boosts hair growth.
- 1 Cup mustard oil
- 4 Tablespoon henna leaves
Boil the ingredients together and distill the solution. Apply the solution to your scalp and massage it for 15 to 20 minutes. Let your scalp absorb the solution and then rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. Apply the solution every alternative day for best results.
Fenugreek Seed Paste
A high amount of potassium, vitamin C and iron present in fenugreek seeds stimulates hair growth.
- ½ Cup fenugreek seeds
- 1 Cup coconut oil
Fry a few fenugreek seeds in coconut oil and grind it into a fine paste.
Apply it liberally on your scalp and leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.
Coconut milk can be intensely nourishing as it strengthens the roots and nourishes hair strands.
- 20 ml Coconut milk
- 2 Teaspoon amla oil
- 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and using a cotton ball, apply the solution to your scalp. Let it rest for 20 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water.
Packed with sulphur, onion is touted to boost blood circulation and promote collagen production, which is crucial for hair growth.
- 1 Onion
- 1 Teaspoon honey
Grate the onion and extract its juice. Massage it on the bald spot until the area becomes red. Follow it up by applying the soothing honey. Repeat the process thrice a week for visible results.
Amla boosts blood circulation, removes flaky dandruff and opens pores, which gives the scalp space to produce natural oils.
4 to 5 Amla
½ Cup coconut oil
Direction To Follow
Cut amlas into tiny pieces and add it to simmering coconut oil. Distill the solution and store it in an air tight container. Before taking bath, massage the solution on the scalp, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.
The above-mentioned remedies will slow down hair fall, show growth in balding spots and make your hair silky smooth. If you have any more tips, do share it with us in the comment section below.