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Last update: 24 November, 2018

It’s completely normal to lose hair. However, while everybody sheds hair, it might not be to the same extent because we all have different ways of taking care of our hair.

The average person might lose around 100 strands of hair each day, which is completely normal. But some people lose excessive amounts of hair, which can lead to thin, limp hair as the days go by.

Your hair could become noticeably thinner in a short period of time if it falls out in large amounts when you brush it or when it comes into contact with your pillow, for example.

Not surprisingly, hair loss is a worrisome problem because it can make your hair start to look dull and lifeless. Furthermore, in more severe cases, bald spots could start appearing or become more noticeable.

Shedding hair is a natural part of the hair growth process. Hair forms, grows, absorbs nutrients and at some point, falls out to make room for a new strand of hair.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to keep the situation under control. Not only do these treatments for hair loss stop hair from falling out, but they also strengthen it and promote growth.

What causes hair loss?

Treatments for hair loss.

Hair falls out when roots and strands weaken. The following are potential causes:

  • Nutritional deficiencies: A poor diet will always negatively affect your health. Your hair is no exception. Nutritional deficiencies weaken hair strands, thus causing hair loss.
  • Hormonal factors: Hormonal changes affect so much. You might notice changes in your mood or body due to high estrogen levels.
  • Thyroid disorder: This is also a hormonal factor. Both hyper- and hypothyroidism result from low or high levels of hormones.

These factors lead to changes in your body, including hair loss.

Other factors that might also be causing it:

  • Scalp infections
  • Anemia
  • Excessive use straighteners and the like
  • Sudden temperature changes

In addition to the previously mentioned causes, many people lose large quantities of hair because of a chronic illness or aggressive medical treatments.

Fortunately, there are treatments for hair loss — and you probably have the ingredients lying around your house already. Check them out below.

Treatments for hair loss: hair masks

Using natural hair masks regularly can help reduce hair loss. These masks bring together ingredients rich in nutrients that will help with brittle, dry hair.

By using these masks along with other treatments, you will be able to keep your hair moisturized and protected from curlers, flat irons or other hair appliances.

Onion juice

Onion juice.

Thanks to its high sulfur content, onion juice helps improve blood circulation in the hair follicles, regenerating them and reducing inflammation. In addition, onion juice is antibacterial and thus great for any scalp infections, which can cause hair loss.


  • 2 onions

Preparation and application

  • Extract the juice from the onions by first grating and then straining them.
  • Then, apply the juice directly to your scalp.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Then wash off thoroughly to eliminate the onion odor.

If you prefer, mix the juice with aloe vera to enhance its effects.


  • 3 tablespoons of onion juice (45 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (30 g)

Preparation and application

  • Combine ingredients and apply the mixture, covering your entire scalp.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes and then wash off.


In addition to being very nutritious, beets are great for strong hair. This root vegetable can stop hair loss and encourage healthy hair growth.

Beets contain proteins, minerals (potassium, phosphate, calcium) and vitamins B and C, which are essential for healthy, strong hair. In addition to including beet juice in your diet, you can use it as a topical treatment. Below, we’ll show you exactly how to do it.


  • 3 cups of beet greens (90 g)
  • Water (enough to make a paste)

Preparation and application

  • To use beet juice on your hair, boil some beet leaves in a pot for 10 minutes.
  • Then, blend them with a little water until a paste forms.
  • Apply the mixture to your entire scalp and leave on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with plenty of water.
  • Keep in mind that this treatment can change the color of your hair, which makes it a great natural hair dye for graying hair.

Egg whites

Separating eggs into yolk and whites.

Eggs contain lot of protein, making them perfect for people with alopecia. It’s also a perfect ingredient to make hair shinier and silkier. The albumin in egg whites helps strengthen weak hair follicles and strands.


  • 4 egg whites

Preparation and application

  • Beat four egg whites and rub them into your scalp with circular movements.
  • Leave on for a half hour then wash off.
  • To finish the treatment, wash your hair as you normally would.


Nettle leaves are powerful in treatments for hair loss. You can find nettle lotion in natural food or natural medicine shops.

  • Just massage the lotion into your scalp before going to bed, using circular movements. Leave it on for the entire night then wash off in the morning.

When it comes to treatments for hair loss, natural options have wonderful results — and the best part about them is that they’ll never put your health at risk.

Another great thing is that you can either ingest them or use them topically. When you do both, you’ll get even better results, since you’ll be nourishing not just your hair but your entire body.

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