- The most important cause of loss of hair is inadequate nutrition. Persons lacking in Vitamin B6 lose their hair and those deficient in folic acid often become completely bald.
- Other important causes of loss of hair are stress such as worry, anxiety, and sudden shock; long standing illness like typhoid, syphilis, chronic cold, influenza and anaemia.
- An unclean condition of the scalp which weakens the hair roots by blocking the pores with the collected dirt; and heredity.
Rubbing of scalp: A vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingers after washing the hair with cold water is one of the most effective remedy for the prevention and treatment of loss of hair.
Amla oil: Amla oil, prepared by boiling the dry pieces of amla in coconut oil, is considered as valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth. A mixture of equal quantities of fresh amla juice and lemon juice, use as a shampoo, also stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.
Lettuce: Taking of 500 ml of lettuce and spinach juice every day helps in growth of hair.
Amaranth: Apply fresh amaranth juice to hair help in growth of hair and keep soft.
Alfalfa:The juice of alfalfa in combination with equal quantities of carrot and lettuce juice, taken daily, also helps the growth of hair to a remarkable extent.
Margosa:Wash the hair with decoction of Margosa leaves and neem leaves will stop the hair falling and stabilizes its blackness. It also makes the hair longer and kill lice and other infesting insects.
Mustard oil and henna leaves: Boil 250 ml of mustard oil in a pan; add 60 gms of henna leaves and boil till they are burnt in the oil.Strain and store in bottle. Regular massage will help in growth of hair.
Coconut milk: The application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging into the roots of hair also help in growth.