Hair loss can occur at any age due to several factors. Today, many people are facing hair loss problem and do not know to deal with it. Reasons for hair loss are many. From medical condition to environmental pollution and exposure of hair to chemical agents are the main factors that induce hair fall. So, it is ardently important to find out the reason of hair loss before jumping into any conclusion and starting a treatment.
As medical conditions such as thyroid, PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome), hormonal imbalance and others can cause severe hair fall which need a special medication attention to cure the symptoms of the diseases and ultimately hair fall. Therefore, never hastily begin a treatment. But if your hair fall is non-medical then try the following simple tips at home to prevent hair loss.
Various Prevention Hair Loss
Recently, many cosmetic brands are focusing on introducing gentle and chemical-free shampoos. As beauticians are educating people about the harmful effects of chemicals on hair. It has been found that overuse of chemical dye, bleaching, and styling products weakens the hair shaft making it prone to breakage and hair loss. So, avoid the cosmetic products, chemical shampoo and conditioner as much as possible. Instead, bank on mild or herbal shampoo and conditioner which contain minimum chemicals to wash or moisturize your hair.
Rush to balance work and home in daily routine causes stress. When the body is under stress, it produces toxins and stress hormone that severely affects your hair. So, it is very important to make time for yourself. Take out at least 20 minutes a day from your busy schedule and dedicated it to relax yourself. Perform meditation, yoga, deep breathing or just listen to your favorite music at this time to unwind.
Plan a holiday occasionally away from your home to relax and unwind. More importantly, when you go to bed leave all stress and tension of work or home aside and do not let it disturb your sleep. As, uninterrupted night sleep is very necessary to calm the mind and release stress.
Say No to Cosmetic Treatments
Cosmetic treatments like hair straitening, dyeing, curling, hair beading, perming, and hair extension involves the use of heat and chemicals which are very harmful for hair strands. Frequent heating and drying using hair dryer makes the hair brittle, fizzy, and fragile that results in hair fall. These treatments may also permanently damage the hair follicle affecting further hair growth. Therefore, avoid these treatments as much as possible if you are already having hair fall.
Eat The Right Food
Besides eating foods that are good for hair growth such as biotin and protein foods, there are certain foods that should be strictly avoided to prevent hair loss. Do not consume low-calorie liquid drinks as these drinks have been found to deplete nutrients as well as cause hair fall.
Foods such as raw egg white should be avoided as it has the capability to bind biotin which prevents it absorption by the body. As mentioned above biotin is an essential vitamin for hair growth and restoration.
Exercise is very important for a healthy body overall. Workout of any form helps the body as well as hair in many ways. It improves blood circulation that aids in the transport of nutrients to the hair follicle. Regular exercise helps to flush out toxins and free radicals from the body in the form of sweat. So, take out 30 minutes or 1 hour a day for workout to achieve a healthy body and hair.
Oil Your Hair
Dry or not, oil your hair at least once a weak to avoid hair fall. Oiling your hair recues it from damage, fizziness, dryness, and breakage. It further nourishes the hair strand and follicles with extra nutrients necessary for hair growth. So, pledge to oil your hair before every wash. For best result, mix your oil with a few drops of essential oil such as rosemary or lavender before application.
Essential oils are very effective to calm and relax your mind while improving blood circulation in the scalp. Hot oil treatment is another way to oil and nourish your hair. Hot oil treatment involves the use of warm oil on the scalp with good massages. And then a hot towel is wrapped around the head for easy absorption of the oil.
Apply Hair Mask
Hair mask may be the solution of many hair problems from dryness to hair fall. It nourishes and conditions the hair at the same time. Though there are several hair masks available in the market, it is always better to prepare your own customized one to avoid chemical use. You can use many natural ingredients to prepare hair mask at home such as avocado, yogurt, banana and eggs.
Here is one such recipe for your convenience i.e. egg mask. Break an egg and pour egg white and yolk in a bowl discarding the shell. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil into it. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to form a smooth paste. Apply the mask all over the hair and scalp. Let it act for 30 to 45 minutes and then wash with a mild shampoo.
Style Your Hair Carefully
Never use hair strand harshly to style them as it may tremendously increase hair fall. Avoid making style that requires tight pulling and tight hair bands and clips such as tight ponytails, braiding, cron-rows and plaits. Also restrict the use of heated rollers as it also give rise to hair fall. Hair fall due to styling is medically termed as traction alopecia.
Rub Natural Juice
Juices of many natural ingredients such as onion, garlic and ginger have been found very effective to control hair loss. Our ancestors have used them as did not had modern medicines or treatments.
You just need to extract the juice and rub it on your scalp with the fingertips. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash your hair with shampoo as usual. You may also leave the juice on scalp for overnight for best result.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.