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Homecare for Hair Loss

Try these age-old recipes.

The Hair Rejuvenating Ointment - Powder 10 gm each of lime seeds and black pepper. Make a fine paste in plain water or if possible in ginger juice. Apply this paste on the head every night. Leave it on for at least a couple of hours. Then rinse it out. Massage your scalp with your finger tips for five minutes while applying the paste.

The Magic Recipe to Treat Spot Baldness - Make a paste with a few small sticks of liquorices in milk cream. Add a little saffron and apply it on the bald patches at night. Rinse it out with clear water in the morning. If possible, mix some ground Datura metel seeds in the paste. It increases the potency of the recipe. Massage your bald scalp spot generously with your finger tips for 5 minutes while applying the ointment.

The Wonderful Oil Massage - Castor oil is excellent for hair re-growth. If combined with white iodine which is available at the chemist shop, it can produce the desired results. Part your hair in small sections and apply the oil to the scalp with cotton. Massage it in with your finger tips. If you are able to get white iodine solution, use it similarly on every alternate day. Squeeze the milk out of 1/2 a coconut; add the juice of half a lime and massage into the scalp. Leave on for 4 to 6 hrs. Wash with a mild shampoo or crushed Hibiscus leaves mixed with a tablespoon of crushed fenugreek seeds and made into a paste.

Do's and Don'ts

  • In case of baldness due to fungal, viral or bacterial infections, consult a dermatologist.
  • Use a soft brush with well-spaced bristles.
  • Sanitize your implements, i.e. brushes, combs, etc. at least once a week.
  • Drink a glass of carrot juice to which juice of half a lime has been added and 2 yeast tablets (Brewer's yeast).
  • Take iron tablets in case you are anemic.
  • Improve the protein content of your diet.
  • Take birth control pills with a prescription.

The most important aspect of any treatment is the correct diagnosis. Unless it is well determined by observing the physical characteristics and studying the other causes for hair loss, the treatments given may not work efficaciously. It is advisable to seek professional help in cases of severe hair loss.

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