8 Simple Ways To Treat Hair Loss At The Temples February 21, 2017

Thinning hair can be annoyingly unpleasant. Especially when it starts at your temples, and simple things like putting your hair up in a ponytail become a matter of concern. Temple hair loss in females is common and dealing with it can be quite hard, but understanding hair loss and its causes can tremendously help find a solution. Keep reading to find out what causes hair loss at the temples and how you can regrow temple hair naturally.

What Is Temple Hair Loss?

Temple hair loss is the thinning of hair at the temples. Although this kind of hair loss is common in both men and women, it is characteristic of male pattern baldness where thinning starts at the temples rather than from the top of the head. However, if you are losing hair at the temples, it is likely that you are losing hair from the top of your head as well. Temple hair loss can also just take place on just one side.

What Causes Temple Hair Loss?

More often than not, hair loss at the temples is a genetically inherited condition. In some cases, it is also caused due to the overuse of hair extensions, of wearing braids and hair styles which are too tight. Even thyroid conditions and hormonal imbalances caused due to issues such as PCOS can lead to this kind of hair loss.

How To Treat Hair Loss At The Temples Naturally?

1. Olive Oil

Olive-Oil

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You Will Need

2 tbsp Olive Oil

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Heat the olive oil for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.
  2. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes, focusing on the temples.
  3. Once your scalp is fully covered, work the rest of the oil through your hair.
  4. Leave the oil on for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Massaging your hair with olive oil helps soothe the scalp and stimulate hair growth from follicles that have turned dormant. It also helps improve blood circulation so that your follicles and hair get optimum nourishment.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe-Vera

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You Will Need

1 tsp Aloe Vera Gel

Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. Extract about 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel. If you do not have fresh aloe vera, you can use store-bought pure aloe vera gel.
  2. Apply the gel to the affected areas and leave it on for about an hour.
  3. You can rinse it off with water or a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Be sure not to shampoo your hair more than 3 times a week.
How Often?

3-4 times.

Why This Works

Aloe vera has healing properties and is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E, all of which are essential for healthy hair growth. It nourishes the hair follicles and fights damage to promote unhindered hair growth.

3. Onions

Onions

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You Will Need

1 tsp Extracted Onion Juice

Processing Time

15 minutes

Process
  1. Extract the juice from the onion and apply this to your temples and the other affected areas on your scalp.
  2. Once all the affected areas are covered, Leave the onion juice on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Onion juice has a rich sulfur content which kills germ and fungi that might be leading to hair loss. It also improves blood circulation and stimulates hair regrowth

4. Green Tea

Green-Tea

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You Will Need
  • 2 bags of Green Tea
  • 1 cup Water
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Brew a cup of tea with 2 bags of green tea and set it aside to cool.
  2. Once cooled, Apply it to your scalp and hair. Be sure to cover your temple and the affected areas on your scalp.
  3. Leave the tea in for 30 minutes and then rinse it out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that fight cell damage and promote healthy hair growth. It also helps improve overall scalp and hair health.

5. Potato Rinse

Potato-Rinse

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You Will Need
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 cups Water
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Boil two medium-sized potatoes and then collect the water in a jug. Set it aside to cool.
  2. Wash and condition your hair as you normally would.
  3. Pour the cooled potato liquid through your hair as a final rinse.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Potatoes are a rich source of Niacin, Zinc, vitamin B, and vitamin C. These nutrients nourish your hair follicles to promote healthy hair growth. The rinse will also help unclog your hair follicles.

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut-Oil

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You Will Need

2 tbsp Coconut Oil

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Heat the coconut oil for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.
  2. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes, focusing on the temples.
  3. Once your scalp is fully covered, work the rest of the oil through your hair.
  4. Leave the oil on for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Coconut oil contains fatty acids that penetrate through your scalp and hair, nourishing and conditioning them. This helps boost hair growth while its antimicrobial properties improve scalp health.

7. Honey, Cinnamon, And Olive Oil

Honey,-Cinnamon,-And-Olive-Oil

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You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
Processing Time

40 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients to get a smooth mixture.
  2. Start applying this mixture to your scalp and hair.
  3. Once your scalp and hair are covered, leave the hair mask on for 40 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

2 times a week.

Why This Work

Cinnamon contains choline, potassium, and vitamins A, B, and E, which promote hair growth and also hair regrowth at the temples of the forehead. Olive oil helps condition your hair while honey acts as an emollient, binding moisture to your scalp and hair.

8. Neem Leaves

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You Will Need
  • A bunch of Neem Leaves
  • A few tbsp of Water
Processing Time

15 minutes

Process
  1. Blend a handful of neem leaves to get a smooth consistent paste. You can add some water to the paste for getting it to the right consistency.
  2. Apply the neem paste to your temples and the affected areas of your scalp.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

4-5 days a week.

Why This Works

Neem acts as an effective temple hair loss treatment as it has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties which help keep the scalp healthy. It also improves blood circulation to the follicles, helping regrow hair at the temples.

Hair fall can be a pain, especally when it causes your hairlines to recede. But these treatments can help curb the problem and restore your hair to its former glory. Have you tried any of these remedies? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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    Ok, how about at least one way that actually works?