Cradle cap causes greasy, yellowish scales and flaky skin on your baby’s scalp. It may also affect the face or body. The overproduction of skin oils and the presence of yeast is thought to be responsible for this common condition among babies. Cradle cap generally resolves on its own. To help this along, try loosening crusty skin with a soft brush and using a mild shampoo. You could also first massage in mineral oil for crusts that are difficult to loosen.
Androgenic alopecia or androgenetic alopecia (AGA), commonly known as male pattern baldness, is a type of hair thinning that occurs in most adult men. In this condition, hair loss occurs in a pattern and almost half of the world’s adult male population may experience male pattern baldness by the age[.....]
The rambutan is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that aids in losing weight, strengthening bones, and also offers anti-parasitic properties. The leaves can be juiced and used for a healthy scalp, while the seeds are anti-diabetic. The fruit peel has anti-cancerous properties and can cure dysentery. The bark is known to cure sores. Rambutan is safe for pregnant women, but it's best to consult a doctor and a herbalist just to be sure.
A value-for-money hair conditioner, grapeseed oil is the nourishment your locks could do with. Besides its accessible price point compared to pure olive oil or coconut oil, it is also great for your hair for many other reasons. This includes its ability to be absorbed well by your scalp, the hair-friendly nutrients it contains, and its complete lack of odor. The light and easy-to-use oil is great on its own thanks to its high level of fatty acids and vitamin E. But it is made even better when paired with essential oils like lavender or rosemary to fight hair loss due to alopecia areata or androgenetic alopecia. You can soothe your scalp and even fight dandruff with this odorless oil.
Ringworm can be difficult to tackle, especially if it's not caught in the beginning stages. It's very common with children around the world. At first, they start off as small red lumps on the scalp. The fungus attacks hair shafts and as a result, the lumps grow larger and the hair around the area falls off. Using coconut oil, garlic, tea tree oil, turmeric, myrrh and goldenseal, and aloe vera gel on the affected area can help treat ringworm of the scalp.
Apple cider vinegar frequently appears on diet plans of the health conscious, with some suggesting it can help them with weight loss. Research has found that the vinegar can help lower body weight, cut waist circumference, improve satiety, and even reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Its antifungal and prebiotic properties open up a whole other world of possible applications for health.
Ginger is one multi-purpose powerhouse: Loaded with antioxidants, it's also a potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. The juice, flesh, and even oil of ginger have been used in numerous home remedies and natural treatments for hair care. It can stimulate blood flow to the scalp, cleanse your hair, and even help you get rid of dandruff. While there have been some concerns on whether ginger can adversely affect hair shafts, there is still too little research to support these claims.
There are no instant remedies for hair loss. You could try the latest in laser therapy to stimulate the hair follicles. Ayurveda recommends natural remedies like bhringraj oil as well as amla or gooseberry, curry leaves, and brahmi. You can water the hair roots with green tea, apply a rejuvenating mask of hibiscus leaves and flowers on the hair or give your scalp a cooling massage with aloe vera gel. Ginseng and some seaweed are useful for hair growth. Homeopathy too has some effective remedies.
Have you heard of a herb that can purify your blood and fight arthritis? If not, know more about burdock – a herb known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. From curing skin disorders to boosting your overall health, it has immense potential. This herb contains carbohydrates, volatile oils,[.....]
Used as a popular base note in perfumes, patchouli oil is a time-tested remedy for relieving stress, depression, and sexual anxiety as well. Applied topically, the oil is not only a potent antidote for skin infections like staph/candida, but can take care of acne and dandruff too. It can even help keep off mosquitoes, bedbugs, thanks to its insecticidal properties.
Widely known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil deserves a permanent spot in your natural medicine cabinet. You can reach out to this holistic healing remedy not only for fungal infections like athlete's foot, jock itch, toenail fungus, or scabies, but to eradicate dandruff, head lice too. To ensure safe usage, always dilute with carrier oil.
An unpleasant smell from the hair is intrusive and daunting. Various reasons like an oily scalp, dandruff, applying conditioner to the scalp, excessive sweating, pollution, bacterial infection, and fungal infection contribute to the odor. While some are the results of poor hygiene, some are due to hormonal imbalances or environmental factors.[.....]
In a bowl, whisk in 1 mashed banana, 1T honey, 2T olive oil, 1/2c yogurt. Apply the mask to the scalp, hair ends and let it sit for about an hour. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo. You can try the same with a blend of 1/2c each of warm olive oil and aloe vera gel; 1c milk, 1T honey, 3-4 strawberries; 1c fresh coconut milk, juice of a lemon; or 2 eggs, 4T olive oil.
The very healthy olive oil is not just beneficial for the overall health of the body or the skin, the topical application of the oil is found to benefit hair growth and to keep the strands long and shining as well. The antioxidant qualities of the oil prevent oxidative damage, improving the cellular function of the body resulting in healthier hair with no hair fall. The beneficial fatty acids in the oil keep the scalp and hair moisturized. The oil is also found to protect hair from sun damage and help in lice prevention.
Chock-full of vital nutrients, curry leaves makes an excellent home remedy to rescue you from a multitude of hair problems. While its blend with fenugreek oils, brahmi, and amla, when applied topically stimulates hair growth, the blanked residue of boiled curry leaves can help prevent premature graying too. You can also mix it with yogurt to help fight dandruff.
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