In this article, I will discuss some of the main causes of hair loss in men and how to avoid hair loss. This will be a complete article with best and proven hair fall home remedies for men.
According to a report, more than 50% of the men face hair loss problem after the age of 50 years. (1)
Let me start the discussion with some of the common causes of hair loss.
Hair Loss Causes in Men
Following are the common causes of hair fall in men:
- Hereditary (DHT)
- No Care of Hairs
Before I begin, I want to tell that almost every person lose 20 to 50 hairs daily.
Let’s discuss the 3 main causes in detail.
1. Hereditary (DHT)
Baldness in men is hereditary (not common in women). Means if your father or most of your family members are bald then the chances of your being bald are increased. But, this is not a 100% true fact.
So basically baldness is more common in men than women because men have a hormone called Testosterone which converts into DHT and causes hair fall.
It has been found that DHT is one of the biggest causes (80-95%) of hair loss. (2)
What is DHT?
The full form of DHT is Dihydrotestosterone and it is a byproduct of the testosterone. It is formed by the combination of an Enzyme called 5 Alpha-reductase and Testosterone.
How it Causes Hair Loss?
Basically, DHT is an inhibitor which inhibits the growth of hair follicles in the scalp.
DHT binds itself with hair follicles and blocked them to grow new hairs. And ultimately the hair starts thinning and bald patches start occurring.
The baldness does not occur quickly but it takes years. If you know the reason early then you can prevent it.
Now, the question is, how to stop the production of DHT?
To know the answer, read the following points (#10 and #11).
2. No Care of Hairs
It has been seen that most of the people do not care about their hairs. This is the most crucial step, your hairs also need a proper nourishment and care to grow healthily and properly.
Dandruff is also one of the causes of hair fall. (3)
This is basically a fungus which weakens our hair follicles and causes the loss of hairs. If you want to avoid hair fall then you also have to get rid of dandruff.
11 Best Hair Fall Home Remedies For Men
How can I stop my hair fall? This is the question that almost 80% of men ask others. So if you are also one of those then I hope you will get your answer here.
Let’s start without wasting any time!
1. Derma Roller
This is a very effective and dermatologist proven way of fixing hair loss and growing new hairs. I’m personally using this and has seen some great results.
What is a Derma Roller?
It is a product which is used in skin needling treatment. It is a small cylindrical drum with microneedles which can be rolled to the skin to increase the blood supply and boost hair growth.
The below picture gives you an overlook of Derma Roller.
Which size should you buy?
Dermatologists advise that one should buy it in the following sizes for home use:
- 0.5mm (ideal and recommended size)
- 1mm (only in special case)
How to use it?
You have to use it maximum 2-3 days a week for about 5 to 10 minutes. Do not use it more than that.
While using make sure you use it in the following directions:
How to gain maximum benefit from Derma rolling?
In most cases, derma rolling alone helps but, in some cases, you have to mix it up with other things to gain maximum and quick results.
Here are my 2 recommended methods:
- Vitamin E
Let me explain you in detail…
This is a growth factor which helps in growing new hairs faster and easier. After derma rolling you can apply it on your scalp and give your scalp a massage.
Make sure you buy Minoxidil 5%.
Here is a complete case study showing results how micro needling with minoxidil effects hair growth. (4)
* Vitamin E
Those who are suspicious about Minoxidil can apply Vitamin E on their scalp after derma rolling to increase hair growth.
To do this…
…you have to take any oil like coconut, castor or whatever you like. Take oil according to your hairs and put it in a bowl then add 2 capsules of Evion 400 Vitamin E in it (only the liquid part).
Mix it and warm it properly then massage in your hairs and scalp. Right after the first use, you will see some amazing results.
2. Use Sulfate-Free Shampoos
Just by changing your shampoo your more than 50% hair loss will go. This is my personally tested method and I guarantee you if you use sulfate free mild shampoo you will see the results within a week.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate in the shampoos is the biggest cause of hair loss not only in men but also in women. Buy Shampoos with no sulfates.
3. Wash Hairs Regularly
As I have already mentioned in the article, you have to wash your hairs regularly. This means you have to take bath minimum 3 days a week. Doing so will keep your hairs clean and out of dust.
4. Massage Hairs
This is one of the best from well-known hair fall home remedies. If you really care about your hairs then you also have to massage your hairs minimum twice a week. You can use any of the following oils.
- Coconut Oil
- Mustard Oil
- Castor Oil
- Almond Oil
- Olive Oil
- Amla Oil
You can use any of them, but make sure that you warm the oil before giving your hairs massage. As doing so will increase the blood flow in your head and the oil will be easily absorbed by the roots of your hairs. Because your target is roots; especially the scalp, not just the hairs.
5. Do not Dry Hairs
This is the most common mistake that almost everyone makes. Most of the people dry their hairs with a towel and some use even hair dryer. But this is totally wrong because when your hairs are wet they are in their weakest state.
So, let your hairs dry naturally and then comb.
6. Eat Well
Your food also has a great impact on your hairs. If you eat more junk food, then chances of hair fall are increased.
Add following things in your diet:
- Omega 3 Capsule (if you can’t eat fish)
Trust me your diet has a great impact on your hairs.
7. Comb Hairs
In order to prevent hair loss, you have to comb your hairs regularly. As doing this increase the blood flow in your hairs and also gives your hairs a massage.
Use your hairbrush and brush it about 2 minutes from the center of your head to forward.
8. Onion Juice
This is the most popular and proven hair fall home remedy used by most of the people of Asian countries and this is showing very good results too.
Here is a study showing how alopecia areata patients are treated with onion juice. (5)
Do not be suspicious about onions. Onions are rich in sulfur and according to medical science Sulfur is a constituent of our hairs which keeps them strong. So applying onion juice shows very quick results in not only avoiding hair loss but also in growing new hairs.
How to extract and apply Onion Juice?
- Take 1-2 Onions and cut them into small pieces
- Put them in a blender and extract the juice
- After getting the juice, apply it on your hairs and massage
- Massage it for about 5-10 minutes
- After massaging, leave it for an hour (more if you can)
- Rinse it off with a mild shampoo
- Apply it twice a week
Trust me, you will see amazing results. Onion juice is also good for those who have dandruff.
You can also use it with Derma Roller.
9. Body Positions
Blood flow to your head area helps a lot in growing your hairs. So we also have to adopt such positions and have to practice daily to maintain the maximum of blood flow in the head area. Upside down is the best position to increase the blood flow in your head area.
According to doctors, a full supply of blood once a day to the head area is necessary.
10. Green Tea
We all drink tea or coffee then why shouldn’t we drink something which is more useful to our body.
Green Tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has tons of health benefits like it inhibits the production of DHT naturally.
So, you have to drink 2-3 cups of Green Tea daily to see the good results for your hairs.
11. Pumpkin Seeds
They are also very useful and highly effective when it comes to lower the DHT level. It has been seen that pumpkin seeds oil is very effective in preventing hair fall both in men and women.
Most of the DHT inhibitors use the pumpkin seed oil along with other components in making the tablets.
So, guys, these are some of the best hair fall home remedies for men. If you apply these techniques your hair fall will stop and you will also get new hairs.