Did you know that India has 77 million diabetes patients, making it the second most diabetic country in the world? To put this into perspective, one in six people in the world with diabetes is from India.
This debilitating disease has a lot of adverse effects on the body, one of which is hairfall. The excess sugar that builds up in the body as a result of diabetes can damage the blood vessels, which interrupts the oxygen supply to your hair follicles and disrupts the growth cycle, resulting in hair fall. Not only this, hair fall can also occur as a side effect of the diabetes medicines, or from the stress that comes with dealing with a chronic illness.
The good news is that in most cases this hairfall can be reversed!
If you’re wondering how to regrow hair naturally with home remedies, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve made a list of natural treatments for hair loss from diabetes, so that your hair is the least of your worries as you go about managing this disease.
Hair Masks – Keeping Your Hair Soft & Healthy
You can use a variety of ingredients from your kitchen to make hair masks that not only aid hair growth, but also keep your hair soft and healthy, making them one of the most effective natural remedies for hair loss from diabetes. You can use items such as yoghurt, honey, curry leaves, cinnamon, eggs and lemon to make your own hair masks, or try Zemé’s Hair Mask made of flax seeds, neem leaves and aloe vera that promotes hair growth, improves scalp health, and prevents breakage.. It is also suitable for all hair types, and has a non-sticky formula that makes it super convenient to use- just apply it on your scalp until it is fully covered, leave it in for at least 30 minutes, and then wash off with water!
Oil Massage to Strengthen Your Hair
An age-old method, an oil massage is one of the best natural treatments for hair loss and even dandruff! Massaging helps increase the blood flow in the area, strengthens hair roots, and stimulates hair growth, while oils provide the scalp with much needed nourishment. You can use oils such as coconut oil, castor oil, or lavender oil, or you can even use Zeme’s all-natural hair oil infused with onion seeds, methi and hibiscus that naturally help hair growth & give you great scalp health. Additionally, it is a light oil which gets absorbed very easily into the scalp, and can be washed off easily with the Zemé’s No Lather Hair Cleanser for oiled hair!
Reverse Your Hair Loss with Controlled Diets
Consuming foods that control your blood sugar is the best thing you can do for your health when you have diabetes. Eat a lot of whole grains, nuts and seeds, fibre-rich vegetables, and protein-rich food to regulate your blood sugar, which will in turn help you control hair fall from diabetes. Foods rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins B and C, and zinc, iron and copper can also help you with hair growth. Luckily, many of the foods that are helpful in controlling diabetes also help with hair fall, so a healthy diet can target both your problems at once!
Exercising regularly, engaging in meditation, drinking at least 8 glasses of water everyday, and getting adequate sleep are important lifestyle changes that you must make to control your diabetes and your hair fall. These changes can help you reduce your stress levels, regulate blood sugar, and improve blood circulation, all of which are very beneficial to counter hair loss from diabetes!
We hope that these tips will help you reverse your hair loss and regain your confidence. Please make sure that you seek the advice of a medical professional to manage your diabetes. We wish you all the best!