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The Senior’s Guide to Healthy Hair

A beautiful head of hair boosts the confidence of men and women regardless of age. As we age, our hair naturally gets thinner. Oil production in the scalp diminishes. Hair follicles shrink, which produces smaller strands of hair. Nutritional and medical conditions affect hair production, as well. Luckily, there are some simple steps that live-in Sacramento caregivers can use to improve and strengthen their senior loved ones’ hair. 

Natural Oils

You can massage your loved one’s scalp at least once a week with coconut or almond oil to stimulate blood flow and hair growth. Choose a favorite essential oil and add a few drops to your loved one’s scalp. You can also use olive oil, castor oil, emu oil, and wheat germ to promote healthy hair growth.

Onion Treatment

All you need to do for this easy treatment is grate an onion and strain it. Then, mix three tablespoons of onion juice with two tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Rub this mixture into your loved one’s scalp and leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse the mixture off and then shampoo the hair thoroughly.

Aloe Vera

Use the juice or the gel from the aloe vera plant and apply it to your loved one’s scalp and work it in thoroughly with your hands. Leave it in for a few hours and then wash it off. You can do this up to three or four times a week for optimal results.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is great for your loved one’s hair. Add freshly grated coconut to water and let it simmer for five minutes. Strain it, let it cool and work into your senior loved one’s scalp. Adding black pepper and fenugreek seeds to the solution enhances the treatment. Remember to wash the solution out with shampoo after use.

Proper Diet

Lastly, providers of in-home care in Sacramento should make sure their loved ones are eating properly. Plenty of green vegetables and fresh fruits will help seniors maintain healthy hair and body. 

Aging is inevitable, but we can alter some of its effects for our senior loved ones. By simply using some readily available items around the house, you can improve the quality of your loved one’s hair and enhance overall wellbeing. You can also accomplish this with help from Home Care Assistance of Sacramento. We provide premier dementia, stroke, and Alzheimer’s home care for seniors in Sacramento to help seniors age in place while managing illness or injury. Additionally, our highly trained caregivers give seniors the chance to maintain independence and boost self-esteem while helping with activities of daily living. Call us today at 916.706.0169 to learn more about our comprehensive services and schedule a free consultation.