Natural Remedies for Thinning Hair in Women

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For women, having thinning hair can be irritating and embarrassing. Thinning hair can be caused by several factors. These include your overall health, your stress levels, genetics, and the environment (more pollution in the air damages the hair). If you do not want to take drastic measures like hair transplants, there are natural remedies for thinning hair in women that you can try to help increase the thickness of your hair.

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It is important to treat your hair as carefully and gently as possible. Alternate washing your hair every two days in order to not dry it out, letting the hair's natural oils condition and strengthen it. When brushing your hair, avoid doing it when wet, because hair is twice as fragile when wet. Don't pull or yank the brush through your hair and use your fingers to gently work out any kinks or knots. For an added bonus, use your fingers to firmly massage your scalp all over for about ten to fifteen minutes a day.

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What you put into your body affects the appearance of your skin, nails and especially hair. Besides maintaining a healthy diet, make sure there is enough protein in it (like fish, dairy and meats) since this protein is what hair is made of. Limit sugars and carbs, because this may make your hair strands weaker and dry out your scalp. Eat foods full of coconut oil, vegetable oils or organic butter. Also eat citrus fruits, legumes, whole grains, kiwi, green vegetables, soybeans, strawberries, wheat germ, eggs, poultry and rice. These foods create keratin and are full of vitamins that are healthy for your scalp like vitamins A, E, B, niacin and biotin. You can also take vitamin supplements.

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There are several natural elements in nature that help strengthen the body and hair. Hair masks are an ideal way to bring these nutrients to your hair. Try a natural remedy concentrated hibiscus hair mask to increase volume, add softness and reduce split ends.

Chop up six to eight hibiscus flowers and leaves, then mix with one cup of coconut oil in a bowl. Heat the mixture in the microwave until steaming, then let it cool down and pour into a jar. Once a week before you get in the shower or bath, warm some of the hibiscus oil and massage into your scalp for about 15 minutes. Within a couple of months, you may notice a difference in the quality of your hair.

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