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Home remedies for hair loss

I have dark underarms. How can I make them fairer and discourage hair growth under my arms? Also, what should I do to control hair loss?


Avoid shaving or hair-removing creams, which cause darkening of the skin under the arms. Waxing is the best option. It also lessens hair growth over a period of time. Mix gram flour ( besan), curd, lemon juice and a little haldi (turmeric). Apply three times a week and wash off after half hour. Reasons for hair loss are dandruff, oily scalp, stress, thyroid imbalance, illness, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Identify the cause in your case. Apply a non-oily herbal hair tonic on the scalp daily, using cotton wool. Avoid massaging. Part the hair into sections and apply on the scalp once a week, the night before you shampoo it. You can apply olive oil or pure coconut oil. If the hair is oily, avoid oil application. Diet is very important. A small bowl of sprouts, fresh fruits, salads, vegetables, soya-bean, and curd in your diet helps. Ask your doctor to prescribe vitamin and mineral supplements.

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