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Hair Loss Solutions for Seniors

By James R. Buscemi, 9:00 am on

All people age differently, but it is a well-known fact that many seniors have trouble with hair loss. Men and women alike experience thinning or total loss of their hair as they age. Fortunately, there are some simple and effective at-home remedies that may be of help to providers of senior care in North Broward and the loved ones they look after. Check out some easy hair loss remedies below.

Horsetail Tea

The herb known as horsetail is loaded with silica, which is a wonderful aid to growing thick and healthy hair. Simply pour two cups of boiling water over one tablespoon of dried horsetail and let it cool enough to pour over the hair. After the mixture has made contact, massage the hair and scalp gently. Let it remain in the hair for twenty minutes, then wash as usual. This is also a great aid for dandruff.

Vinegar Rinse

Rinsing the hair after shampooing with a mixture of one-half cup of apple cider vinegar and two to three cups of warm water is all that is needed for this natural remedy. This will also maintain a healthy PH balance and therefore enhance the hair’s ability for growth. Don’t worry about the smell. The odor will dissipate when dry.

Warm Oil Massage

By simply massaging some warm oil into your loved one’s hair once a week and then shampooing it out after minutes, the hair will become stronger, thicker and healthier. Almond, coconut and olive oil are all excellent choices that promote hair growth. Encourage your loved one to leave it on for several hours or overnight before washing the hair.

Aloe Vera

One last remedy involves the use of aloe vera for hair growth. Massage aloe vera gel into the scalp and hair for ten minutes. After several hours, wash your loved one’s hair as per usual. Continue this practice two times a week for optimal results.

Hair loss can be embarrassing for seniors, but the above solutions can help. You can also turn to Home Care Assistance of North Broward to help your loved one meet the challenges of aging, whether it’s hair loss, arthritis, illness, or injury. We provide flexible live-in and hourly North Broward home care to meet our client’s individual needs including personal care assistance, housekeeping, and companionship. Call today at 954-906-5161 to learn more about our services and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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