Hair loss can be a natural part of the ageing process, and most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about. We can even lose up to 100 hairs on our bodies every day, without even noticing. But you could prolong the life of your locks by regularly using garlic gel, it’s been revealed.
Losing your hair could be caused by a number of different conditions, said the NHS.
Stress, weight loss, or even an iron deficiency can lead to some form of hair loss.
But there are some home treatments you can use that might help to prevent some types of hair loss, including alopecia.
One of the easiest ways to stimulate hair growth at home is to simply use garlic gel on your scalp, it’s been claimed.
Garlic gel is one of the best natural treatments for hair loss, according to University of California, Irvine researchers.
It contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which are crucial for protecting against further hair loss.
Garlic is also rich in vitamins B and C, as well as manganese and selenium, all of which promote healthy hair.
If you decide to use garlic gel on your hair as a natural hair loss treatment, you should speak to a doctor first.
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“Garlic [Allium sativum] belongs to the Allium genus along with onions, scallions, shallots, leeks, and chives,” it said.
“These plants produce organosulfur compounds, which have antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects.”
Medical website Healthline added: “Used topically or as a part of your diet, garlic has properties that may help with hair growth, but more research is needed.
“As with other natural remedies, there are risks to consider when using garlic on your hair or any other part of your body. This is especially true for people with sensitive skin.”
Meanwhile, you could also protect against hair loss by regularly using onion juice on your scalp, it’s been claimed.
The juice from onions contain a number of nutrients that provide the ideal environment for hair follicles to flourish.
It contains dietary sulfur which has been claimed to help help regrowth.
It also contains a number of antibacterial properties, which lower the risk of infection.
Losing your hair isn’t necessarily something to be worried about.
But on rare occasions, it could be a tell-tale sign of another medical condition.
You should speak to a doctor if you suddenly start losing your hair, or if you develop bald patches.
There are other treatments for hair loss – including transplants – but they aren’t available on the NHS, and you’ll need to pay for them.