Lifestyle: Today, hair loss is one of the most common problems affecting both men and women. Apart from genetic factors, there are several other reasons for hair loss including under-active thyroid glands, stress, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, ageing, scalp infection, certain medical conditions or medicines, air pollution and insufficient circulation of blood.
Packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and the exfoliating properties, Indian Gooseberry or Amla is another effective home remedy to stop hair fall. One of the causes for hair fall is the deficiency of vitamin C, so consuming amla will strengthen the hair follicles and help you to control hair fall. It will also help promote faster growth of hair and maintain a healthy scalp. Apart from keeping your hair healthy and strong, amla will also help prevent premature hair graying.
You will need: For the first method, you will need 1 cup of coconut oil and 4 to 5 dried gooseberries. For the second method, you will require gooseberry powder and lime juice.
Procedure: For the first procedure, add the dried gooseberries to the coconut oil and boil it till the oil turns black. Let the oil come to room temperature and then massage it into your scalp. Keep it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with normal water and shampoo.
For the second procedure, mix lime juice and the amla powder to make a paste. Massage it to your scalp and hair. Use a shower cap to cover your head so that the paste doesn’t dry out. Keep it for an hour and then rinse it off with normal water. Follow these procedures twice a week for lustrous locks.