The story of the sisters, Onion and Garlic, available in every Asian household.
Male baldness and thinning of hair are attributed to many things, including genes, age, hormones, and more recently, over-use of chemically rich hair products.
Illustratively, by the age of 35, many men start losing their hair. As such, by retirement, they are almost entirely bald.
Meanwhile, shaving the head is seen as quite a sexy modern look for men. On the other hand, hair loss can really impact confidence and self-esteem.
One of the most popular explanation is that people who are subject to hair loss, have hair follicles. This is a tissue, which surrounds the root of a hair, are very sensitive to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). The DHT is a type of testosterone, which the regular testosterone changes to.
Moreover, Science suggests that if hair follicles are inherited that are sensitive to it, the DHT gets into these follicles. This progressively leads to the thinning of hair and eventually, a scalp with very little hair.
Today, we are seeing a lot of young men losing hair at an early age. Lifestyle issues of a poor diet, stress, lack of vitality, minimal or no exercise, hair dye products. and gels. All do often get blamed for the cause.
We take a look at some traditional Desi remedies, often used to address or slow down male baldness and thinning of hair. But first, we explore the hair growth stages, and what causes a disruption during the process.
Research shows that up to 100-150 hairs can be lost per day and this is normal.
Hair growth has three stages:
Anagen is the active growing phase.
Catagen is when the hair begins to break down.
And, Telogen is the resting phase, usually responsible for the hairs that shed daily.
It is when the shedding of hair is not replaced by ‘growing hair,’ that male baldness and hair thinning is activated. Therefore, any remedies to slow down this process. or avoid it, can be very helpful.
Garlic for Male Baldness and Thinning of Hair
Garlic is one of the best home remedies to reduce male baldness and thinning of hair. It stimulates the flow of blood. As such, nourishing the hair. And as a result, encourages the hair to grow and strengthen, rather than balding.
- Garlic oil or Garlic extract, or even, raw crushed Garlic.
Crushed garlic can be used only on baldness. While the extract or garlic oil can be used on hairy surfaces to promote thick hair growth.
- Gently rub the garlic over the hairless surface. Do not rub it too hard
- Leave it on for 60 minutes.
- Wash and shampoo
Onion for Male Baldness and Thinning of Hair
Onions have incredible antibacterial qualities. Therefore, they can be used for healing, cleansing. In addition, they improve the flow of circulation. More specifically, they have characteristics similar to garlic.
- Raw Onion
- Lemon juice
- Grind the raw Onion into a fine paste
- Gently massage this paste onto your scalp
- Leave it on for at least an hour
- Wash with water
- To get rid of the onion smell, rub some lemon juice onto your scalp
- Finally, use a shampoo to wash out the ingredients
Milk for Male Baldness and Thinning of Hair
Another precious home remedy for male baldness and thinning of hair, the milk.
As the most beneficial protein for your hair, milk carries several nutrients. These include calcium, Vitamin A & B, magnesium, phosphorus, protein and zinc. In addition, milk softens the hair and brings a shine to it.
- Fresh milk
- Massage the milk like oil onto your scalp
- Leave it on for an hour
- Wash and shampoo
Remember, only regular use will provide aim to provide change.
In fact, even drinking a glass of milk every day will help.
Yoghurt for Male Baldness and Thinning of Hair
Since yoghurt is a product of the milk, its benefits are also identical. This remedy goes back a long time and yoghurt has been used by both men and women to nourish hair.
A yoghurt scalp mask will surely help hair growth.
- 3 tablespoons of any natural yoghurt
- Blend with a spoon, the texture of yoghurt into a bowl
- Massage your scalp with yoghurt for 15 mins
- Leave on for 30 mins
- Wash and shampoo
Just like drinking Milk, regularly consuming Yoghurt will also promote hair growth.
Egg Yolk & Raw Organic Honey for Male Baldness and Thinning of Hair
As a natural wax, honey has antioxidant aspects, which makes it a great conditioner. Raw organic honey is the better quality honey to use.
On the other hand, an egg yolk has moisturising properties. Combined together, the two precious ingredients are considered far more effective.
- One egg yolk.
- 3 tablespoons of raw organic honey.
- Grab a bowl and mix the egg yolk with the honey.
- Massage the mixture over your scalp.
- Leave on for 30mins before rinsing.
- Wash and shampoo.
In addition, a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and warm water can also be added. This creates a deep valuable conditioner.
Hair loss is one of the common problems seen amongst South Asian men. However, there are several preventive measures, which if put into a regular routine, may help in the long run. Such as, avoid dying the hair, using hair gels, avoid excessive alcohol and junk food. Instead, eat foods rich in proteins, oil your hair weekly, use protein rich shampoos and exercise regularly.
Trying out the above-stated remedies aim to provide nourishment for your hair, and they are the most accessible combined ingredients.
So, give the natural remedies a go and you may be just surprised by the results.