All of us dream of having healthy, shiny and beautiful locks – hair that would be our crowning glory! Unfortunately, hair fall has become a nagging problem nowadays. Hair loss is a common issue that affects millions around the world. Though it is painless, it can be a distressing experience to lose hair on a daily basis, considering that women associate hair with beauty. No one wants to go bald (men accept it as a natural result of ageing) or look old at a young age.

How many times have you seen your comb or brush covered with hair and worried?
Hair fall can even occur while oiling or shampooing. According to beauty experts, it is normal to lose about 100 strands of hair in a day. Beyond this count, it may be considered as severe hair fall.

What Causes Hair Fall?

The common reasons behind hair fall are mentioned below:

  • Lack of essential nutrients in the body
  • Excessive use of chemicals through hair coloring and hair styling treatments
  • Improper and unhealthy dietary habits
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Certain medications
  • Dandruff, alopecia and other scalp disorders
  • Stress and tension

If you are stressed out due to some reason, consider doing meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises as they help in hair fall control. Also, make it a point to get adequate sleep every night.

Any underlying medical issue should be taken care of to avoid severe hair fall that can lead to baldness. Thyroid is a common problem affecting many women and this condition may lead to rapid hair fall. So consider getting a thyroid test done after consulting your doctor.

Here is a detailed post on what causes hair loss in women. 

Easy Tips To Control Hair Fall:

Now, let us look at some easy tips on how to stop hair fall:

wide-toothed comb to reduce the risk of the hair breakage


1. A wide-toothed comb should ideally be used to gently detangle the hair and then the regular fine-toothed comb may be used to style the hair as per one’s need. This will reduce the risk of hair breakage and hair fall while combing.

2. It is best not to comb the hair while it is wet as this leads to greater chances of hair breakage and fall. Let it be dry or semi-dry before combing.

[ Read: Hair Breakage Prevention Home Remedies ]

3. Do not rub your hair vigorously with the towel. This will only lead to unwanted hair breakage. Use the towel instead to gently soak out the excess moisture.

4. Clean your combs every week. If you look closely, you will see that combs become dirty over time; so they need to be cleaned with a brush, soap and water as using a dirty comb continuously can lead to hair fall as well. You can do this easily while taking a bath or shampooing each week. This is a necessary precaution to take for hair fall control.

5. Hot oil treatment is one of the best answers to address the problem of hair fall!

The tradition of oiling the hair to enhance and retain its natural beauty hails from ancient India.
Instead of opting for an expensive parlor treatment, it is best to use natural products that are safe, produce no side effects and are also effective.

Natural oils to massage the scalp


Natural oils such as coconut, olive, canola, jojoba, sesame, etc. can be used to massage the scalp for countering hair fall and encouraging new hair growth. You have to warm the oil of your choice by heating it. Ensure that it’s not too hot but bearable. Gently massage your scalp using your fingers or a cotton ball. Next, wear a shower cap, leave it on for about 1 hour and rinse off using a mild shampoo.

Here is a detailed post on how hot oil massage prevents hair loss.

As we know, hair fall problems can be related to the scalp – issues such as dandruff, dryness and flakiness etc. With a natural hot oil treatment twice every week, the blood circulation in the scalp area can be stimulated, causing the hair follicles to stay active. Hair loss can be countered through deep conditioning and eliminating these scalp issues, and, at the same time, your hair receives the much-needed nourishment and care that will help in strengthening and making it beautiful.

6. Try to switch to shampoos that are sulfate, silicone and paraben-free to avoid loading the scalp and hair with harsh chemicals that damage the hair, making it brittle and more prone to breakage. Controlling the chemical damage is certainly a sure shot way to ensure hair loss prevention.

A few such products are available from brands like The Body Shop, Soul Tree, Rustic Art, Organic Surge, The Nature’s Co. etc

7. Wash your hair at least every 3 days with a gentle hair cleanser or shampoo to remove all the accumulated dust, dirt, oil and bacterial build up. Keep it clean at all times to avoid hair fall due to an unclean scalp and infections. This is a necessary step to follow as an answer to how to prevent hair fall.

Other Simple Tips To Control Hair Fall:

If you have been wondering what more you can do in your quest to control hair fall, here are few more suggestions.

8. Do not subject your hair to frequent chemical treatments, excessive blow drying, ironing and coloring as these can lead to hair loss.

9. Hair styles such as wearing tight ponytails, pigtails or braids on a daily basis, using elastics and rubber bands to pull back hair tightly, can cause hair fall.

10. You can drink natural juices to counter hair fall. An ingredient from our kitchen that can effectively help to tackle hair fall problems is the good old onion.

benefits of onions for hair fall


It is an amazing natural remedy to fight hair fall and also effectively increase the hair growth.

[ Read: Onion For Hair Growth ]

11. Eat healthy to minimize and prevent hair fall. Give importance to a balanced diet to counter hair loss as this is one of the best ways to prevent hair fall. Nutritional deficiencies in the body are a major cause of hair loss.

balanced diet to counter hair loss


Iron-rich foods that are rich in zinc, Vitamins A, B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and proteins should be consumed to overcome these deficiencies, add moisture to your hair, leading to a healthier scalp, lesser hair fall and fewer split ends and, at the same time, for getting thick, stronger hair that shines with good health. This is a long term and effective way to cure hair fall.

Consider adding more of these to your diet – carrots, oats, whole grains, brown rice, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, lentils, sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, oysters, nuts such as walnuts and almonds, flaxseed oil (Linseed oil) or grounded flaxseeds, fish such as salmon and tuna that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, eggs, beans, yogurt, low-fat cheese.

Do not forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out all harmful toxins from your body. 

Home DIY For Hair Fall Problem:

Homemade hair masks are an inexpensive and a very useful option when the question is how to control hair fall without exposing your hair to any kind of harmful chemicals. They help to easily strengthen, nourish and beautify your hair with suggested use.

 [ Read: Simple Beauty Tips For Hair ]

12. This DIY homemade hair mask is great for combating thinning hair and hair fall problems.

Ingredients Required:

  • Freshly prepared strong green tea (good quality)
  • 1 egg yolk 

How To Prepare:

mixture of green tea and egg yolk for hair mask

  • Take 1 egg yolk in a clean bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of freshly prepared green tea to it.
  • Green tea will be hot, so be careful.

homemade hair mask for hair fall problems

  • Mix nicely till such a frothy and creamy consistency is acquired as seen in the image. If it becomes thicker, you can add more green tea to dilute it.

[ Read: Avocado Homemade Hair Mask ]

How To Apply:

Part your hair from the center and apply this hair mask. Wear a shower cap. Leave this on for about 30 minutes to allow it to complete its course of action. Rinse well followed by a shampoo and conditioner as usual.

Why Is This Useful?

The increasingly popular drink, green tea, is loaded with antioxidants which help in preventing hair fall and boost hair growth. Eggs have been used for hundreds of years to achieve strong and beautiful hair. Being packed with protein, essential vitamins and nutrients, egg yolk is an excellent ingredient for the prevention of hair fall and also for boosting hair growth.

  • Use this hair mask at least thrice weekly to get rid of brittle hair, dry and damaged hair and hair fall problems.

13. Simple and easy DIY for arresting hair fall and inducing new hair growth:

hair fall control tips

Ingredients Required:

  • Almond Oil – 40 ml
  • Coconut Oil – 40 ml
  • Castor Oil – 10 ml
  • Aroma Magic Stimulate Oil – 5 ml
  • Aroma Magic Lavender Oil – 5ml
  • Vitamin E capsules – 3 capsules

This is for a 100 ml mixture. You will also require an empty bottle for storing it and a measuring cap to take the required quantities.

You can use any one of the following brands:

Divya Badam Rogan Almond Oil (from Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali), Patanjali Tejus 100% Pure Coconut Oil, Castor oil from a local brand, Evion Capsules (Vitamin E) and the two oils mentioned from Aroma Magic.

Almond Oil for hair growth

How To Prepare:

  1. Mix the above mentioned quantities of Almond, Coconut and Castor oil.
  2. Now add 5ml each of Stimulate Oil and Lavender Oil.
  3. Slit open and squeeze 3 Vitamin E capsules into the mixture.
  4. Shake the mixture well and store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.

How To Apply:

  • Massage on the entire scalp and hair for about 10 minutes on alternate days.
  • Leave overnight and wash off with a shampoo.

Use this remedy for hair fall with patience and I am sure you will see the results very soon. 

Treatments To Stop Hair Fall:

14. Hair Spa:

spa treatment for hair loss


This is one of the most commonly used treatments for hair loss. Not only is this a relaxing experience, but hair spa treatment also has a lot of benefits as listed below:

  • It is meant to deep condition the hair, treat split ends and repair dry, damaged and dull hair as well as remove dandruff that is another cause of hair fall.
  • It provides essential nourishment to the hair roots, fortifies the hair follicles and revitalizes the scalp, thus making way for newer hair growth and countering hair fall.
  • It prevents scalp ageing and stimulates the blood circulation in the scalp area through the massage, helps in maintaining clean scalp and hair, thus leading to healthier hair and reduced to no hair fall.
  • It also brings a welcome relief from stress and tension.

Many beauty parlors and hair salons offer hair spa therapy and it is wonderful to indulge yourself in this treatment once or twice a month to combat hair fall and get bouncy, smooth and beautiful hair. Charges will, of course, vary from one parlor to the other.

15. Minoxidil (Rogaine):

rogaine for hair loss

This is one of the most effective, FDA-approved and commonly prescribed medications from doctors worldwide for arresting hair fall and treating alopecia-related problems.

[ Read: Rogaine For Hair Loss ]

16. Laser therapy:

laser therapy for hair loss


A non-surgical treatment, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a medical treatment meant to effectively deal with hair loss or thinning hair and stimulate new hair growth.

[ Read: Laser Therapy To Fight Hair Loss ]

Best Anti Hair Fall Products:

Here’s a look at some of the best anti-hair fall products available in the Indian market:

17. Trichup Hair Fall Control Oil:

trichup hair fall control oil

A popular and commonly used anti-hair fall product, this is known to arrest hair fall, strengthen and nourish the hair roots and encourage new hair growth. It also protects the hair from environmental factors and chemical-induced damage, improves the hair texture and repairs the hair, making it strong and bouncy.

Directions For Use:

  • Cleanse off the hair with Trichup Hair Fall Control Shampoo.
  • After thorough drying, gently massage this oil on the scalp using your finger tips until it gets absorbed in the skin.
  • Keep overnight for better results.
  • Repeat 2 – 3 times a week for minimum of 4-6 weeks. 

18. Dove Hair Fall Rescue Treatment:

dove hair fall rescue treatment

The Dove Hair Fall Rescue Treatment contains patented Trichozole active with ginseng and soy protein to help combat hair fall in only 2 weeks.
It has the following benefits for the hair:

  • Strengthens and nourishes each hair strand from the root,reducing damage .
  • Locks the hair firmly in its place, giving freedom from hair fall.

Directions For Use:

  • Wash the hair as usual and towel dry.
  • Break open the flat nozzle cap and apply the lotion directly on a clean scalp.
  • Make a series of partings and apply the lotion evenly onto the scalp.
  • Massage the lotion for 2-3 minutes to let it penetrate into the roots of your hair.
  • Use the entire content of one vial for each application and leave it until the next wash. Style as usual (must be left on for at least for 8 hours).
  • For best results, apply on a clean scalp soon after towel dry & use every two days. 

19. Parachute Advansed Scalp Therapie:

Formulated with Active Protein Complex and tested by dermatologists, this penetrates into the roots of the hair, provides essential nourishment to the hair follicles, replenishes hair, heals damage and controls hair fall. Here is a detailed review of Parachute Advansed Scalp Therapie.

Directions for Use:

    • Pour 5-6 ml of Parachute Advansed Scalp Therapie into your palm. For longer hair, you may use 8-10 ml.
    • Gently massage it onto your scalp for about 4-5 minutes.
    • Leave it on your scalp overnight or for at least 8 hours.
    • Parachute Advansed Scalp Therapie should be used at least 3 times a week, and for best results, should be used daily.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Oily & Greasy Hair ]

20. TRESemmé Hair Fall Defense Shampoo:

tresemme hair fall defense shampoo nopin

Reasonably priced, this shampoo from TRESemmé has gained a lot of attention as it has been found to be useful against hair fall. It is gentle enough for daily use; it strengthens and restores health to damaged hair and prevents hair fall caused from breakage, thus giving smoother hair.  Here is a detailed review of Tresemme Hair Fall Defense Shampoo. 

Directions For Use:

  • Apply to wet hair, gently massage and work into a lather.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Use with TRESemme Hair Fall Defense Conditioner.
  • For optimum results, use the TRESemmé Hair Fall Defense range. Style using your favourite TRESemmé styling products.

[ Read: Henna Treatment for Dandruff ]

21. TVAM Henna Anti-hair Fall Hair Oil:

Enriched with the goodness of natural ingredients such as Henna, Brahmi, Baheda, Fenugreek, Jojoba Oil, Amla, Bhringaraj, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Sesame Oil, this nourishing hair oil helps fight and prevent hair fall.

[ Read: Best Anti Hair Loss Lotions and Oils ]

It encourages new hair growth by stimulating the follicles of the hair, strengthens the hair, and reduces the thinning of the hair and baldness with regular use. It is, however, expensive for the quantity you get in one bottle.

Directions for Use:

    • Massage the oil gently onto the scalp.
    • Leave it overnight or at least for an hour before wash.

Hair, for women, is more than riches. Often, our heart slips at the very sight of our hair falling all over. Hair loss also results in a certain loss of self-esteem and self-confidence. But the good news is that it can be reversed with few lifestyle modifications and healthy food habits.

Hair Loss Tips From Hair Care Experts:

1. Spencer:Spencer

1. Minimise Hair Fall out and Maximizing Your Growth Cycle:

The right vitamins and minerals play a major role in keeping your hair healthy. Any nutritional deficiencies can lead to thinning hair or even total baldness. It is a well known fact that an under active thyroid can result in frizzy or brittle hair while an overactive thyroid turn hair greasy and limp.

The bottom line to this thread is that your hair ultimately reflects the overall condition of your body. If your body is healthy and well nourished, your hair will be your shining glory.

If you are having any health problems or suffering from any nutritional deficiencies, your hair may stop growing or show damage.

If your body is in good health, you can maximize your genetic growth cycle through taking the proper blend of amino acids and B-vitamins.

It is also important to include B-6, biotin, Inositol and folic acid in the supplemental program.

It has been found that certain minerals including magnesium, sulphur, silica and zinc are also very important toward maintaining healthy hair.

Beta-carotene is also essential to hair growth. This is because it is converted to vitamin A as the body needs it, helps maintain normal growth and bone development, protective sheathing around nerve fibers, as well as promoting healthy skin, hair and nails.

Beta-carotene is found in green and yellow vegetables and fruits

2. Protein Is Important:

Since hair is protein, a diet that is too low in protein may cause some thinning in hair or a retardation in the growth cycle. The opposite is true, If you eat a protein-rich diet it will often result in improved hair growth.

Some nutritional experts suggest the dietary utilization of calves liver, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ and a daily dose of two tablespoons of granulated lecithin to maximize hair growth, strength and beauty.

Other good food sources for protein include fish, eggs, beans and yogurt. Soy protein has also been found to be helpful in stimulating hair growth.

3. Growth Blockers:

Excessive stress and some medications are conclusively known to retard hair growth. If you have a medical condition and your physician has prescribed medications it is imperative that you follow your doctor’s orders regardless of the impact to your hair,

Warning: Always consult your doctor before you undertake any new type of vitamin, mineral program or herbal program of any type to make sure it does not interfere with any medical treatment you may currently be on.

However, if you are under severe stress it is helpful to reduce the stress as much as possible. Consider meditation or relaxation as a way to cut back on any major stress in your life. Your hair will love your for it.

Another secret hair helper is rest and sleep. It has been discovered that to grow faster, hair needs an adequate amount of sleep (7-9 hours are suggested).

4. Hair Growing Supplements:

Eat right, exercise, reduce stress, rest, gets lots of sleep and you are well on your way to maximizing your hair growth potential.

You can either take a good supplement that contains the necessary vitamins and minerals or you can make up your own formula.

5. List of Supplements to help against Hair Fall out:

In addition to making lifestyle changes, taking the following supplements every day can boost hair growth for many people:

  • Vitamin B-complex – 50 mg. of the major B-vitamins (including folate, biotin and inositol)
  • Vitamin B-6 – 50 mg. of vitamin B-6
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoid – one to two grams daily
  • Vitamin E – 400 to 800 IU daily
  • Beta-Carotene – 10,000 to 15,000 IU of beta-carotene daily
  • One recommended daily dose of magnesium, sulfur, zinc
  • Silica (horsetail) – 300 mg. daily
  • Nettle – 250 mg. three times daily
  • Flaxseed oil – one tbsp daily or one tablet

6. Hair Growing Tips:

Some hair loss experts have discovered that people have excellent hair growing results by following the Zone Diet, which is low in fat. Many other hair care experts recommend the Zone Diet as very helpful for hair care concerns. Here are some other hair growing tips:

  • Eliminate or cut back on smoking, caffeine and carbonated sodas which weaken the body and block maximum hair growing potential.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.
  • Treat your hair like a piece of fine old lace. Treat it carefully avoiding any unnecessary brushing, combing or handling.
  • Avoid use of hot water, hot blow dryers or other hair care tools that may stress the hair.
  • Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.
  • Do a series of ongoing hot oil treatments to protect the hair’s shaft.
  • Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.
  • Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.


2. Errol Douglas:Errol Douglas


Have lots of water. Whatever you drink a day, increase by a glass. It remains the best and most basic contribution to hydrating hair.  And a balanced diet rich in all vitamins including  D & E? Not just for glowing skin – it’ll boost shine in the hair.


I always advise clients to allow freshly washed hair to air dry until half dry at least once a week.  By blow drying for just 50% of the time, you reduce the impact of heat styling without compromise on finish. Small change big difference over a year.  I also say We say, “Go Low Low” – Use a low heat and low speed, it’s the best way to work with a curl to achieve definition and the best route to a frizz free finish on a sleek straight look. Pick a hair dryer that works harder for you too – beyond just drying.  My Infrared PRO hairdryer dries from the inside out so it locks in moisture to keep that glossy finish, whilst the speed at which it dries minimizes the disturbance to the follicle and thus keeps frizz at bay too.


Don’t over wash the hair, allow natural oils to produce.  Choose a heated styling tool that has a choice of temperature and a hair protecting element. My Treat & Style available in Boots infuses Keratin as it straightens via the high street’s first capsule system.

Errol Douglas:

3. Amin Sheybani:Amin Sheybani

A number of health problems can trigger hair loss, including: Thyroid condition, insufficient protein in the diet, Hormone imbalance (such as underactive or overactive thyroid), Fungal infection (such as ringworm of the scalp), Lupus, Diabetes, Undergoing major surgery, Excessive vitamin A, Iron deficiency (rare), Vitamin D deficiency). Thanks to the recent advances in therapeutic science, these hair loss causes can generally be treated. Depending on your health issue, keeping hormones in balance, ensuring proper nutrition, taking medications as your doctor recommends, and maintaining tight control of blood glucose levels can help stop hair loss, and hair will usually start to grow back.

Some medications can trigger hair loss. Hair loss is a well-known side effect of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. But some common medications may also lead to hair loss, including: Anticoagulants that thin the blood, High blood pressure medication, Gout medication, Antidepressants, Birth control pills. By switching to a different medication under your doctor’s guidance, you can usually stop this kind of hair loss. Your lifestyle, especially one characterized by high stress levels, not getting the proper nutrition, and significant weight loss, can play a major role in your health and in the health of your hair. Although experts don’t know the exact process, there is a clear relationship between high levels of stress and hair loss.

Some how stress has an effect on the hair cycle. Typically about 90 percent of hairs are in a growing stage and about 10 percent are in a resting stage, and it’s these resting-stage hairs that shed. Stress seems to prompt more of the growing hairs to go into the resting phase and then fall out. The good news is that this type of hair loss is temporary; after the hair falls out, a new hair usually will replace prevent stress-induced hair loss, maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a nutritious diet.

Amin Sheybani:

4. Jenell: Jenell

1. Avoid detangling your natural hair when it is dry. Always detangle wet hair that has been coated with conditioner.

2. Moisturize your hair often. Dry hair breaks off very easily because it is weak and brittle.

3. Avoid styles that put too much stress on your hair line, the added strain causes hair fall and thinning edges.


5. Dr.Tejinder Bhatti:Tejinder Bhatti

1. Sleep on silk/ satin pillow covers since cotton pillow covers extract the moisture from your hair making them dry and brittle.

2. Mayonnaise on Sunday mornings applied for 45 minutes and then washed off with cold water adds bounce and shine to your tresses.

3. Never straighten your hair with heat or chemicals. It accelerates female baldness and can be irreversible.

Dr Tejinder Bhatti:

6. Vanilla Hair Spa:Vanilla Hair Spa

  1. For dry hair and hair loss:
  • One egg yolk
  • Tablespoon of Cognac
  • Tablespoon of olive oil

Massage from the roots to the ends for 30 min than wash with shampoo and conditioner

  1. To make your hair looks shiny:

Mix organic apple vinegar with cool water and rinse your hair after shampoo and conditioner

  1. Restore elasticity:

Put organic coconut oil 2 inches from the roots and leave for 30 min., than shampoo. Do it one in the week

Vanilla Hair Spa:

Practicing yoga is a natural way to combat stress one of contributing factor for hair loss.

Besides this following a healthy lifestyle, a good diet, regular oil massage will result in healthy lustrous hair.

Hope this article on how to prevent hair fall will help you. This may answer your every question on how to reduce hair fall. Share your own tips to stop and prevent hair fall in the comments below.

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  • Ankita Biswas

    nice article!!!!! very informative.. keep up the good work… :)

    • Oindrila

      Thanks a ton for the appreciation! Will try my best :-D

  • Manjari Singh

    nice article

    • Oindrila

      Thanks for liking :)


    nice article

    • Oindrila

      Thanks you :)

  • Shabby

    Nice article Oindy :)

    • Oindrila

      Thanks dear :)

  • Nimrata

    Wow. Thanks for the informative post. I have bookmarked this for reference.

    • Oindrila

      Hi, thanks a lot for liking. Hope it will be helpful to you :)

      • raja rani…………

        wow… amazing

  • puja malhotra

    Great article dear…I was looking for such article as I am facing lot of hair fall..:(

    • Oindrila

      Thanks a lot Puja, I hope you find some of the tips useful :)


    ohh thanx oindrila.. will go through it… hope it ll work

    • Oindrila

      Thanks, do try :)

  • Jane

    Fantastic article Oindrila, it was so good that I had it shared on our company’s G+ page – Thanks a lot, really resourceful information :)

    • Oindrila

      Thanks so much!! :)

  • Simrin

    This is very interesting oindrila:) I personally use body shop rainforest and i think it works great on my hair. my hair is less dry and silky now. love the product:)

    • Oindrila

      Thanx for sharing your feedback :)

  • sunandhasai

    Very informative:) onion really?? does it really help? Just wondering if it would stink or something?

    • Oindrila

      Use few drops of lemon/lavender essential oil/any other essential oil you like

  • Nishu

    Can u plz suggest me list of mild shampoo’s in India as m unable to get 1. M suffering 4m extreme hairfall.

    plz do reply.


    • Oindrila

      Hi, can try Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo. :)

  • Gazala

    Hii Can you tell me which shampoo is better.. Soul Tree or The body shop??

    • Oindrila

      Hi, both are good, can try Soul Tree first

  • Shreya

    Excellent post!! The natural treatments given here are superb especially the aromatic oils and regular oil mix recipe works really well. I will bookmark your post for a second read, as it is very informative.

  • jianna

    hey oindrila m suffering from severe hairfall since 3 months that results in widening of my parts..only thing i want to ask is,wheni oiland massage my hair they break even more may b thats cz hair roots r really weak n m literally scared in massaging them as they come out in handfulls after is there any other way of applying oil???

    • Oindrila


      Right now don’t massage your scalp vigorously as your hair roots are weak.Make partings and put few drops of oil, lengthwise and comb out with a wooden comb. This will make sure that the oil spreads out without massaging.Can even soak a cotton ball in oil and apply along the partings. I hope this helps :)

      • jianna

        thanx a lot oindrila….

        • Oindrila

          My pleasure :)

  • Oindrila

    Thanks so much for the appreciation :)

  • Vaibhav

    Actually my head scalp/skin is too oily. Is their any measure to reduce the hair problems without depending on oils. Most of the remedies mentioned uses oil in some way or the another. Then what should people with oily hair/skin type do? I am just 20 and the hair fall/thinning is getting escalated day by day. Some suggestion would be much appreciated.

  • sonali

    I am sonali 29 years old. I am suffering from severe hair fall since 6 months. i have too much dandruff and hair roots are very weak. i will try the homemade egg + green tea remedy which is mentioned above. please suggest me good shampoo, conditioner and oil.

    • Oindrila

      Try paraben and sls sles free shampoos. There are brands like Organic Surge, Soul Tree, The Body Shop that you can choose from. For the oil, try the DIY I have mentioned in the article :)

    • Ankit Mittal

      satniquie shampoo is a good choice

  • gingerpops

    It’s all very well saying that hair colouring is bad for hair. Tough!
    No Way I am going to go grey, it looks old.

    • Oindrila

      Yeah tough, can try henna as an option. Take care :)

  • zuweria


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  • vasu

    Hello , i’m 27 male , dry hair , graying of hair started (5-10%),mild itching
    i have ordered “Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo” (mild shampoo)
    suggest me some conditioner for my hair ?

    i like to use the 13th Tip (can men follow this tip?)

    i got Castor Oil ,Aroma Magic Stimulate Oil,Aroma Magic Lavender Oil, i don’t have access to rest could you suggest alternative oils (almond, coconut)

    (how about khadi sweet almond oil, Parachute 100% Pure Coconut Oil)

    is there any home remedy for graying ?


    • Ankit Mittal

      take 1 spoon of Amla Churna regular and see the result jst in 1 month

  • Raj

    Hi Oindrila,

    Male 24 iam facing too much of hairfall have been trying many dhathri oil from quite some time but it dint workout . i recently read an article where it was written using green tea with coconut oil is good ……Just wanted to know does it really works ….how can i judge what kind of scalp iam having and what remedy will be more effective ….please help..

  • Pratibha

    i m 29 & facing too much of hair loss my hairs were long & strong but from last few years they have been very thin & my scalp can be seen now a days please help me

  • jaya

    thanks for the useful information,can u suggest me mild anti hair fall shampoo,currently i am using himalaya anti hair fall shampoo,but it wont work.

    • oindy

      Hi, Soul Tree triphala shampoo is a good option. There are many brands Organic surge, rustic art etc. Any paraben free, sls/sles free shampoo should be good.

  • Adi

    Hello Oindrila

    First of all, thank you so much for this post.

    I am suffering from dandruff problem (severe), I think it’s seborrheic dermatitis which I think is the main reason of hairfall.

    My scalp is OILY.

    On alternate days, I put oil at night and wash it in the morning and on other days I put onion juice in the morning for 1hr and wash it with shampoo.

    I am using Khadi Neem Shampoo daily and Khadi Conditioner.

    But problem is, it’s been more than 5-6 months, dandruff reduced but still there.

    I have already lost front hair, now I am loosing crown area hairs as well.

    1) Should I change my shampoo and go with:
    Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo OR Soultree
    Triphala Hair Revitalizing

    2) Can I use oil or not, since my scalp is oily?
    3) Should I use onion juice daily?
    4) Can I put drops of onion juice on whole scalp instead of only on bald area?

    Please suggest, I really need your help asap.



    • oindy

      Yes I would suggest you to change your shampoo. Go for anything that is paraben and sls/sles free. You can use oil even on an oily scalp and can apply onion juice on the entire scalp. And it can be used daily. There are some helpful posts here at stylecraze that will give you remedies for dandruff. Do have a look and hope your problem is solved soon. All the best.

      • Adi

        Please suggest shampoo for me..

        • oindy

          Ask their customer care whether the shampoo is sls/sles free. If yes, then use it. Many brands won’t mention the full list of ingredients on the list. I can just give my suggestion. It’s up to you to choose. Thanks.

          • Adi

            Which shampoo would you suggest taking into account dandruff, hairfall and thin hair:

            1) Organic Shine
            2) Organic Volume
            3) Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh

      • Èŕ Ňegi

        from we get onion.juice????

    • heroin

      wow…. now ly looking handsome

  • swati

    Hi….. my self Swati i m 22 years old,i am facing hair fall problem from last 6 month please suggest how to reduce hair fall problem or is there any suggestion that again my hair get thick & strong…..

    • Oindrila

      You can use the natural remedies suggested above.

  • Riya puri

    Hi ankita diz is riya,my hairs doesn’t have volume and are too thin.i would like to take your suggestion.i do apply egg white mix with olive oil and honey once in a week but cant se ne result instead having worse effect as my hairs are getting thinner and thinner.plz plz help me to get out of this problem…

    • Oindrila

      You can use the natural remedies suggested in the article.

  • blahs

    I dont think eggs should be applied more than once in two weeks coz it makes your hair brittle….:)
    the rest of the post was really helpful…thanks a lot…:D

    • Oindrila

      Thank you :)

  • sanaya

    this site is gud but a box is appearing for rating in between is irrating me with which i cannot read the matter. so plz correct it

  • Ephizy

    Thank you once again Dr OPINGO i now have long and thick hair that people always love and cherish, some years ago i fell sick and my hair were cut off, after the illness i try all my possible best to bring back my natural hair no way.But i am eating very well. I have ask so many question on internet on how to gain back my long and thick hair and i have also use so many chemical like antidruf contaning ketoconazo and tugain and many other chemical just to make sure i gain back my hair, i have follow so many advice online to bring back my hair and know one have work. I was online one day and i saw a testimony that Dr OPINGO help people to grow back their natural hair, i email him immediately and explain everything about how i loose my hair, DR OPINGO told me not to worry that i am on the right place to have my hair back, and DR ask me to send my information to start growing the hair i was so surprise because i never believe this will work, after doing what DR ask my to do i was so surprise after three weeks my natural hair start to grow more than before, and now i have a very long and thick natural hair, friends i will advice you to meet this good DR, nothing i have not done but when i email DR my story was change you can reach DR email(

    • Saloni Chellani

      the email is invalid. please provide a valid email.

  • Ephizy

    i want to share my testimony on how i gain my nature hair back in just three weeks: i had very thick curly hair.i straightened my hair 2 yr ago.they after some time started 2 fall out.i also having dandruff problem all d time, before i used shampoo called antidruf containing ketoconazole and tugain 2%(minoxidil) have stopped using chemical one year ago.but still i am loosing a lots of hair everyday and my hair has become so thin. when a friend of my visit me and i explain how i lose my hair every day, she told me she was having the same problem 3 months ago and he contacted DR OPINGO online, i please with grace and she gave me DR OPINGO email, i email him immediately and explain about my hair to him, he told me not to worry that he is going to help me out.After DR OPINGO have prepared the spell cream i use for good three weeks my hair grow fast and was very thick, all my girl friends love and cherish my hair thank you DR you can contact his email at: ( his cream will make your hair grow fast and thicker.

    • Saloni Chellani

      hi.. i m a 22 year old girl. i read your above msg and wanted to have Dr. OPINGO’s website as i m unable to get thru the mail.

      I am facing severe hair fall n hair thinning problem.


    • Saloni Chellani

      Dear Dr.,

      I am 22 year old girl and have severe hair fall and hair thinning problem, which worsens with the use of oil or any other products. I read about your cream. Please give me your website details or any other details so that I can contact you.

      thank you!

  • Zinnia

    Hi there,
    I just read your blog its very informative :) I have alopecia problem i have tried many things but all i think is every doctor wants to sell their oil so they just recommend their own. I don’t know what to do :( really worried any advice?

    Thanks :)

    • pawan

      I want to advice you that.. Please consult any skilled homoeopathic doctor, before three year i had also suffering from this situation. Now i can feel your condition. so take your time. good luck.

      • Oindrila

        You can use the natural remedies suggested above.

  • hema

    my hair is reducing day by day myscalps is also looking

    • Oindrila

      You can use the natural remedies suggested above.

  • ananya

    hi i’m juz 23 n my hair fall is extreme… i m so much worried abt my hair .it is reducing day by day n scalp is seen nw wat im doin nw plz suggest me?

    • Oindrila

      You can use the natural remedies suggested above. Drink lots of water and eat fresh green veggies and fruits as well.

  • sameera khatoon

    hi,i am 27years old and i had 3 children,i lost my hairs so much.and the hairs has become white.suggest me some good shampoo and good oil for my hairs. i am eagerly waiting for your reply.and there is lot of dandruff in my hairs with that effect there r pimples on my face.

    • Moinuddin

      The only shampoo free of chemicals is the Johson’s Baby Oil and Shampoo. Therefore, to avoid chemicals on your hair use this oil and shampoo. It’s costlier than other shampoos but chemical free and goes through a lot of tests before getting into the market

      • Vaseem

        You are wrong. It contains the same ingredients as any other shampoo. Open your eyes, see the list. It contains the most harmful ingredient – SLS. No shampoo containing SLS can be ever gentle. It’s a gimmick marketing and the consumer has been brilliantly tricked and fooled with an active commercial support of the “doctors”, who are no more than qualified quacks.

    • Oindrila


      Plz refer to this post Also you can try the natural remedies suggested in my post

  • harshitha

    i have straightened my hairs 1 week back .now i started loosing my hairs .please suggest something to reduce hair fall

    • Oindrila

      You can use the natural remedies suggested above. Drink lots of water and eat fresh green veggies and fruits as well.

      • Navdeep

        Oindrila, is there any other way to ask help from you, not sure if you would reply here… I am 24 and was facing hair fall, I consulted doc and he suggested hairbless, hairfall has almost stopped now but I have thin hair and not as thick and dense hair as I used to have. Smell of onion paste would be very difficult to withstand, I am an indian, may you please suggest what remedy I shall try? There are so many written here that I am confused which one to use!! Please help me?

    • soujanya rao

      hey, using the natural remedies as listed above are useful but if u want a fast growth in the result of ua hair falling so use capigro its really useful as i am using it…

      • nikita

        hello soujanya. can u please tell me where can we get capigro. i am out of india.

    • Abhishek Ray

      There is no comparison of herbal treatment to prevent hair fall. Indian herbs like bringaraj, chanaka, bilva, neem, amla, methi are very powerful stimulator of hair growth. All these powerful herbal ingredients are herbal available in or which not only stop hair fall, rather helps to grow new hair.

  • Myra

    I have tried everything new that came in the market & I was really not happy with the results. picky…I have read a lot of good comments about the hair loss below and tried them. I can tell u that i do see a difference in the growth and health of the hair after using them.

    Thanks for sharing it was very helpful. Good Quality and well explained..:)

    • Oindrila

      Thank you :) :D

  • Valentine Fernandes

    m having severe hair fall.. and with oil it worsens.. my hair has reduced to 3/4 of what it was initially.. m getting married soon.. plz help.. :(

    • Oindrila

      You can have 2-3 almonds everyday. Soak them overnight and remove the peels in the morning and eat them. You can also try the natural remedies (onion juice, DIY hair oil recipe) etc suggested above.

  • Evonne Johnsons

    Try kesha kalyani from Sri Lanka worked well for me and my dad.Really effective hair oil that I have ever found.
    Hard to find but can find in ebay.

    • Johns

      Yes thats the best treatment as hair loss prevention

    • sasmeensa

      yes this is the best treatment among 6 products which I have used

    • Oindrila

      Thank you for sharing :)

  • Jerusha

    Hi…i m jerusha here…i m juz 14….me n my mum are havin te the same problem…both of us did hair straitening….since tat…our hair drop a lot….plz tell me wat shampoo to use and….wat is the best way to do treatment for this problem…plz help us…
    Plz reply me..thankiew..!!

    • Oindrila

      You can use the natural remedies suggested above. Drink lots of water and eat fresh green veggies and fruits as well. You can refer to this post You can also try the natural remedies (onion juice, DIY hair oil recipe) etc suggested above. Use any paraben-free shampoo available in the market.

  • Daffny

    Really amazing product,love it.

    best solution for hair falling.

    nothing can beat SL HANDY HAIR

    I used so many products… nothing give results as SL HANDY HAIR bought from Ebay think manufacturing in Sri lanka…

    • Shawn

      I have a good experience with SL HANDY HAIR oil which is from Sri Lanka very hard to find we found sometimes can find in EBAY. me and my dad got rid from hair falling permenantly. now both of us have thicken hair.

      • nikita

        hello can u please tell me where can we get SL HANY HAIR. i have severe hair fall

    • evonne

      I love it really effective amazing

    • sasmeensa

      amazing product highly recommended..

    • Emy

      very happy

    • sasmeensa

      Thanks for the information.

    • aamya

      thanks for sharing

    • ballo

      use casia herbal products for hair u will feel better and safer

  • Ajit Asthana

    None of the products listed above are as great as the Segals Solutions. Segals Solutions is a professional, proven treatment product unlike most of the cosmetic products referred in the post. Minoxidil has dangerous side-effects. My experience proves there’s nothing better than Segals. See their ingredients – I couldn’t get any other product that is even nearer Segals

  • Anonymous

    nice… informative…

  • Tammy

    Hi Oindrila,

    How often should I do the egg yolk and green tea method and can I stop using it after my hair loss get better? Where did you get your Tresumme hair fall defense shampoo? I couldn’t find it anywhere.


  • Shweta

    Very detailed and informative article. Home remedies should be your first line of defence. But if these don’t work or are too cumbersome, then Regen hair vitalizer is a good option.

  • http://.......... pramod

    All r very good nd infomtv articles on hair loss nice

  • Johns

    Onion juice hair fall solution is cheap and very effective it worked well on me.
    with that Drinking a lot water,eating fruits and vegetable and using natural Aloevera gel also can help to stop hair falling.

    I tried many hair fall solutions and non of them were worked for me Finally I found a really effective hair fall treatment “SL HANDY HAIR”
    Used this around 3 months and got my hair totally recovered.
    Hope this will help you guys to get a natural healthy hair..

  • StyleCraze

    Thank you Ni, for sharing your wonderful experience with us :-)

  • nikita

    hellp can u tell me how can i get amiri cream since i m out of india.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Yi Hui, tying your hair in tight ponytail or braid and parting hair at the same section may weaken the roots and cause hair fall. Go for a hot oil massage treatment, once in a week or you can also apply raw onion juice to combat baldness. Try loose braids and also side parting to cover the bald area.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Ram, washing hair on a daily basis can harm your hair than doing any good. Massaging hair and scalp regularly with oil such as olive oil or almond oil will promote hair growth.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Rakshitha, an oily scalp can be caused by overactive sebaceous glands on the scalp. An oily scalp can lead to hair loss and dandruff. There are a variety of shampoos for treating oily scalp, dandruff and hair loss. Shampoos that contain ketoconazole or selenium sulfide help fight the infections that cause seborrheic dermatitis and malassezia, which can lead to hair loss. Organic and natural shampoos can also help for hair loss. Herbs such as rosemary, chamomile, thyme, lavender, aloe vera, jojoba, jasmine and pomegranate, found in organic shampoos, are gentle, safe and effective. If you believe that you are suffering from hair loss, contact your doctor to find the best treatment for your oily scalp. Certain illnesses or medications may be causing your oily scalp and hair loss. Inadequate nutrition, diets lacking in B vitamins, zinc or good fats can lead to hair loss.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Suyash, baldness and thinning of hair may cause due to genes, stress, hormonal imbalances, incorrect hair products etc. To avoid thinning of hair make few lifestyle changes like eat more protein, omega 3’s, take biotin supplements, take up regular hair massage. You can consider a hair growth treatments by consulting a dermatologist.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Jyoti, despite trying out the remedies too, if you still face hair fall then it would be advisable to consult a trichologist and get a thorough check up done.

  • Swaroop

    Hi,I have a huge hair fall problem.I have tried some of the things you have suggested but the problem is same

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Swaroop, hairfall may occur due to various factors such as genetic, stress, imbalanced diet, hormonal imbalance. To control hairfall, pamper your hair and scalp by applying essential oils, you can try applying any hair fall preventive packs as mentioned above in the article. Consume a protein-rich diet and follow a fitness regime. If your problem persists then it is advisable to consult a trichologist to know the root cause of your hair fall and treat accordingly.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi keerthi, some of the chemical free shampoos that you can use to control hair fall are:
    Avalon Organics Shampoo, Organix Hydrating Macadamia Shampoo, Oriflame White Nettle and Papaya Shampoo or Himalaya Anti-Hair fall Shampoo.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Raj, losing 50-80 strands of hair is normal and nothing to be worried about. Following a new remedy can sometimes show little extra hair fall but it does not continue for long. Once your hair and scalp get used to the new routine it is eventually show results in a long run.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Raj, poor nutrition, including vitamin deficiencies and not getting enough protein, can cause hair loss and thinning of hair. To prevent thinning of your hair, few things to follow are : Ensure proper nutrition and healthy hair by eating – a wide variety of fruits and vegetables each day. Plenty of protein and if you are a vegetarian then be sure to get enough non-meat forms of protein like beans, nuts, cheese, and low-fat dairy products. Constant use of hot styling tools, frequent shampooing, vigorous or frequent brushing, and too many products can all lead to breakage and thinning hair. Avoid shampooing too frequently, particularly hair that is naturally dry. If you notice that your hair feels thinner than usual or is falling out in clumps, see your doctor to figure out the cause.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Gowtham, it would be advisable for you to consult a trichologist, who would recommend right medication for you to treat baldness.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Abdul, to reduce or control your hairfall, first and foremost thing to do is to watch your diet and get some regular exercise. Do not subject your hair to excessive cleansing and washing. Nourish your scalp with hair oils like olive oil or coconut oil. Regular massaging of scalp will improve the blood circulation and promote hair growth. Hope these tips help you!