Over the years, you have likely spent hours if not days meticulously caring for your locks by avoiding split ends, enhancing shine, styling to perfection and warding off grays. It is no wonder that when you begin to lose your hair, little can make you feel better. It is not too late to grow or disguise your thinning hair by utilizing a few natural products.
The Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Baghdad Teaching Hospital in Iraq conducted a study to measure the effectiveness of onion juice as a treatment for thinning hair in patients with alopecia. The results showed that almost 87 percent of participants using the onion juice experienced hair growth after eight weeks of daily application, with some results appearing as soon as two weeks into the study. Compared to the 13 percent who experienced hair growth using tap water alone, it is clear that onion juice may be able to treat certain types of thinning hair.
Popular natural remedies include massaging the scalp with olive oil; combining aloe vera, coconut milk and wheat germ oil to apply to the scalp; or massaging the white portion of the watermelon on the scalp. Visitors to Mamaherb report a success rate with these grocery items between 74 and 100 percent. However, it will take at least two months of daily applications for any of these methods to reach full effectiveness.
After menopause, many women begin to experience hair loss. Few options can reverse this; however, you always have the ability to hide the problem. Washing your hair frequently is an important task if you wish to disguise your thinning hair, according to Harry Roth, PhD, from the University of California in San Francisco. If your hair is greasy, individual hairs will begin to clump together, causing more space in between each strand of hair and exacerbating the appearance of thinning hair. Unfortunately, cleansing alone will not complete the illusion of fuller hair. For instant results, consider massaging an egg into your hair before you shampoo. The protein in the egg creates fullness in the hair. If egg is not for you, wash with a protein-enhanced shampoo. This will add diameter to each hair, filling out your head. Roth also suggests conditioning with white vinegar, which alters the acidity of the hair and makes it fuller and shinier.