As much as we might try to avoid talking about it, hair loss is a common affliction that affects both men and women. If you are experiencing mild to moderate hair loss, there are a few natural food remedies you can try to slow hair loss and even promote new hair growth.
1Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has numerous uses around the house, but this common household fixture's unique acidic properties can also be used to stimulate new hair growth if you've noticed your hair getting thinner. The best way to use apple cider vinegar is as a rinse. After you are done shampooing and conditioning, turn the water off and drench your hair in apple cider vinegar. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then turn the water back on and rinse it out. This can be performed daily.
Using natural oils is a great way to help new hair grow, and frequent oil treatments will also strengthen the hair you have already. Natural oils include olive oil, avocado oil and almond oil. For mild treatments, the best way to use oil is to put some on the scalp after shampooing, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse. For more moderate cases of hair loss, saturate the scalp with oil prior to bedtime and then cover your head with a shower cap and sleep with the oil in the hair. Rinse upon awakening. This can be performed once or twice a month, as too many treatments will result in overly oily hair.
Eggs have often been used as a natural conditioner, but they can also be used to promote hair growth. Egg yokes are a natural source of protein, which aids in repairing damaged hair as well as promoting new growth. Simply beat an egg, pour the mixture over your head and let it sit for an hour. Then thoroughly wash it out. This can be performed weekly.