Hair loss is a major concern for a lot of our patients, and it’s really not surprising. After all, did you know that studies show at least 40% of people in the U.S. will experience hair loss at some point in their lives? Losing your hair can make you feel less attractive and less youthful, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
At Youthful MD, we specialize in finding the root cause of our patients’ symptoms because these issues often stem from other underlying health issues. With hair loss, for example, you might be shedding more hair than normal due to a hormone imbalance or an autoimmune disorder. With the help of functional medicine specialists who care about your overall health, you could slow, stop, or even reverse hair loss symptoms – while improving your overall health.
All that said, there are a few natural remedies that are incredibly effective at preventing hair loss. Check these out!
Here are our top 5 powerful natural remedies for hair loss:
1. Take fish oil daily.
Fish oil is a powerful supplement that boosts overall health and encourages hair growth. Why? Because it’s incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids increase hair growth by increasing hair stimulation. Take 240-500mg daily, and you may be pleasantly surprised at the results. Plus, omega-3s are fantastic for joint lubrication, maintaining higher energy levels, and improving memory. You really can’t go wrong with this natural supplement.
2. Keep yourself hydrated every day.
Hydration is key to health and rejuvenation, and consistently drinking enough water can do wonders for preventing hair loss. But how much water do you need each day? We recommend drinking half of your body weight in ounces daily. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be consuming at least 75 ounces of water on a daily basis.
But what does water have to do with hair loss? The hair shaft consists of ¼ water. If you’re dehydrated, your hair will be dryer and more brittle, making it break more easily and increasing the likelihood of hair loss. So you can see how important it is to stay hydrated for healthy hair.
3. Soak your hair in organic green tea.
Soaking your hair in organic green tea helps prevent hair loss by adding caffeine to your scalp. This will stimulate hair growth and help prevent hair loss. So, how do you do it? Just boil two bags of organic green tea in one cup of water. Let the tea cool, and then apply it to your hair to soak. Leave the green tea in your hair for one hour, and then rinse it out with cold water. Repeat this process once a week for healthier, stronger hair and less hair loss.
4. Add more protein to your diet.
Hair follicles are made of 95% protein. So, getting enough protein is essential for hair growth and strength. A protein deficiency could be the cause of thinning hair or excess breakage, but fortunately, the solution is simple. Just add more protein to your diet. A few great sources of protein that can help your hair health are spinach, kale, organic pasture-raised eggs, and organic lean meats.
5. Massage your scalp with alma oil.
Alma oil – also called Indian gooseberry oil – is made from Indian gooseberry fruit and is most effective when massaged into your scalp. This nutrient-dense, vitamin-rich oil will help hydrate and nourish your scalp and hair follicles. If you want stronger, more luxurious hair, add an alma oil scalp massage to your weekly hair routine.
As you try out these natural remedies, please keep in mind that other stressors in your body may also cause hair loss. Remember to reduce consumption of alcoholic beverages and avoid smoking cigarettes, as these things will heavily reduce hair growth. Also, make time every day for 30 minutes of physical activity. This will reduce your stress level and balance your hormones, making your hair growth increase greatly.