A lot of patients come and ask me, is there some natural remedy for preventing or reversing hair loss. But unfortunately hair loss is a not very reversible problem. Some people do have very acute hair loss. All this acute telogen effluvium, which happens after an incident, maybe a viral illness like dengue or a typhoid illness and then even a pregnancy. Post that event, about 3 – 6 months later, there is a lot of shedding of hair. We call this acute telogen effluvium. In this treatment always the hair grows back adequately, but when an event has happened quite some time in the past like 3 years ago, and then there is no regrowth of the hair, then we call this chronic telogen effluvium, and in this chronic telogen effluvium, the concern is that there are repeated minute insults which keep happening to the hair, either in the form of crash dieting or thyroid problem or micronutrient deficiencies like iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, Vitamin D3 deficiency and all this chronically lead to the hair loss. And if there is a background of male pattern or a female pattern of hair loss or a hormonal hair loss, this chronic telogen effluvium gets changed into the male or female pattern hair loss and this is why, it is very important if the hair loss is being going on for 3 years or the hair loss has happened 3 years ago, and there hasn’t been regrowth, it is important to go and ascertain what is the cause of this progression , what is the cause that it has not improved and it might be done with the help of minor blood tests or with ultrasound scan to look for a polycystic ovary. Once the cause is ascertained, then the treatment can be suggested. But, what can you do at home? Definitely pay attention to your diet. Eat lot of proteins, basically your non- veg foods or your eggs, dal, paneer, tofu. These are all good sources of protein and make sure that you are eating lot of mineral rich food, so basically spinach to have a lot of iron content. You can even have methi leaves and ragi. These are all containing many micronutrients as well as eat fruits and vegetables. This has lot of vitamins which contribute to the hair fall. How about applications or hair oil massages. Those have not got in proven efficacy, meaning there is no proof that they actually work. So I wouldn’t recommend a home treatment for something which has happened quite some time back. Instead I think it’s important to get a diagnosis of what is the hair fall due to ands there for you can do something positive towards it.