In many parts of the world, grey hair is seen as a symbol of Wisdom, knowledge and experience that comes with age. However, changes in diets and lifestyle is increasing the number of young people with grey hairs and baldness across the country. A recent global study revealed that, around 6 to 23 percent of adults can expect to have at least 50 percent grey hair coverage by the age of 50.

What is The Cause of a Bald Head?

While hair loss and greying are considered a normal part of aging by many, to others the conditions can be emotionally distressing especially the young. Hair loss or early greying of hair can be hereditary, in this case age does not play a significant role, it could also be as a result of an underlying medical condition typically vitamin B12 deficiency.Specific medical conditions can also trigger hair loss, including thyroid disorders, syphilis, iron deficiency, lupus or severe infection. Alopecia areata a common autoimmune disorder can sometimes lead to unpredictable hair loss. When it result in complete loss of hair on the scalp the condition is referred to as  alopecia totalis. Also See :Causes of Receding Hairline

Findings From a New Research On Hair Loss

Researchers from the Harold Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, have stumbled on the process responsible for hair loss and greying, a discovery that could lead to the formulation and production of new treatments for the conditions.The research which was originally intended to investigate a disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic condition whereby tumors grow on nerves accidentally stumbled on the current findings. According to Dr. Lu Le   Co-author of the research, the team found that once stem cells move to the base of the hair follicles, a protein known as KROX20 known for its role in nerve development is activated in skin cells that form hair shafts.

The researchers discovered that, upon the activation KROX20 , the hair progenitor cells produce SCF, which they discovered to be critical for hair pigmentation. In mice with skin cells that possessed both KROX20 and SCF, the researchers discovered that the skin cells communicated with melanocyte cells to form pigmented hairs. Melanocyte cells produce melanin, the pigment responsible for giving color to the skin, hair, and eyes. When the researchers removed SCF in the mice, the rodents grew grey hairs, which turned white with age. When KROX20-producing cells were erased, the mice did not grow any hair. The researchers stated that, their discoveries indicate that abnormalities in the KROX20 and SCF play a major role in hair loss and greying, although they recommended further studies in humans in order to confirm the current results. Also Read : How To Stop Receding Hairline For Women

Treatments For Bald Head and Hair Loss

Coconut Milk For Hair loss and Bald Head : A very useful remedy to help you regrow hair on bald head is coconut milk. Coconut milk is immensely rich in vitamins and minerals. Coconut milk contains high levels of some of the crucial minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also contains a significant amount of vitamin C and E.

How to Use Coconut milk For Hair loss and Bald Head

Mix 1/4 cup of coconut milk with 2 table spoons of yogurt and 1 table spoon of honey to form a paste.Wash your hair with warm water to open up the hair follicles and pores before applying a thick layer of this paste on the scalp.Leave the paste on the scalp for 15 minutes and then rinse off with cool water.

 

Fenugreek Seeds For Hair loss and Bald Head: If you are looking for a good home remedy for faster hair growth and to cure alopecia, then look no further than fenugreek seeds.They have a wide variety of medicinal uses . They are also used in cooking, to make medicine, or to hide the taste of other medicines. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste somewhat like maple syrup.

How to Use Fenugreek Seeds For Hair loss and Bald Head

Soak 4 table spoons of fenugreek seeds in warm water overnight.Grind to a paste by adding a little water. Mix 3 table spoons of vitamin E oil and apply on the scalp.Rinse after 20 minutes.

Can Onion Juice For Hair loss and Bald Head : Onion is an excellent hair reconstructor. Onions are rich in sulfur which is one of the vital components in promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss.A research published in the Journal of Dermatology reported that applying onion juice to the scalp for 8 weeks might help hair regrow and reverse a receding hairline(bald head) in some people. The research involved participants who had alopecia areata, which is a non-scarring, patchy form of hair loss.One of the major setback or side effects of the use of onion juice to reverse hair loss is the smell which can be very irritating especially to others when in public, this unwanted effect can be reduced my mixing the onion juice with a strong oil based perfume.

How to Use Onions For Hair loss and Bald Head

There are several ways of using onions to boost hair growth. One healthiest way is to incorporate raw onions into salads and sandwiches. You can also blend 1 -3 bulb of Onions and apply the fresh paste of onion juice on the bald areas of your head. This will stimulate blood circulation and help stimulate new hair growth, especially in the bald areas.

 

Neem Leaf For Hair loss and Bald Head: Known botanically as Azadirachta indica and locally as Dogon yaro , neem tree is a potent antifungal, antipyretic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent which prevents scalp infection, dandruff problems which are some of the  the main reasons for hair fall.

How to Use Neem For Hair loss and Bald Head

Washing your hair frequently with Neem water prevents premature hair graying and helps regrow hair on bald head. You can also add neem oil to your daily hair care routine. For a deep conditioning treatment, massage the neem oil directly onto your scalp and hair with your fingertips. Cover your hair with a warm towel and leave on the hair for 20 minutes. This will allow the neem oil to penetrate the hair root, triggering hair growth.

 

Castor Oil and Coconut Oil mixture For Hair loss and Bald Head : For bald head, castor oil contains a ricinoleic acid and omega- 6 essential fatty acids while coconut oil is rich in vitamin K, A, and E which accelerate blood circulation to the scalp, resulting in increased hair growth. It works basically on nourishing the scalp and strengthening the roots with the help of essential nutrients. A study which evaluated the impact of castor oil on hair growth reported that, scalp tissue with high levels of Prostaglandin E2 had healthy hair growth but in balding areas, it was found in much lower levels. Castor oil made up of 90% of fatty acid chains unclogs the blocked pores and helps hair to grow faster.

 

How to Use Castor Oil and Coconut Oil mixture For Hair loss and Bald Head

Mix  1 tablespoon of warm castor oil and 1 tablespoon of warm virgin coconut oil,  use the mixture to massage your scalp once in every 3 days focusing on the bald areas.After a light massage, wrap a warm wet towel over your head for 3 to 5 minutes.Remove the towel and flip your head upside down for one minute.This action increases blood flow in the scalp, stimulates and encourages hair growth on a bald  patch.Castor oil work wonders and completely transform your hair.It not only fights hair loss, it treats scalp infection and stimulates hair growth.

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