The head is the only part of our bodies where we don’t mind experiencing excess hair growth. In fact, this is the place where we expect it to happen, more than anywhere else. Alas, oftentimes we get threadlike strands in every other area but the crown. The ironies of life. Unless you have a specific health condition that keeps you from obtaining the tresses you daydream about, you can do a few things to prevent hair loss naturally. Sit back and read on to learn what they are.
First off, let’s dissect the stuff that causes your thick locks to fall.
In the first place, it could be a hereditary issue. Baldness can be passed down in the family. Therefore, if your mother or father suffer from specific medical conditions that result in hair thinning or loss, you are likely to get it too. Of course, the presence of a disease in the genes doesn’t necessarily mean that you will develop it too. It just means that your chances of suffering from it are higher than they would be if your parents or grandparents didn’t have it.
Lack of nutrition
Nowadays, we are bombarded with low-quality food that has no nutritional value. The modern diet does not offer all the nutrients we necessitate on the regular. Hence, you can inadvertently deprive your body of certain vitamins and minerals that are vital for your hair.
Changes in the Body
Additionally, hormonal imbalance may weaken the roots and make your hair follicles more sensitive. Hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, ovarian cyst and menopause all change the way your body functions, which can negatively impact your tresses. And sometimes hair shaft abnormalities can make the strands vulnerable to breaking.
Some medications cause hair loss as a side effect. These include birth control pills, antidepressants, high blood pressure pills, chemotherapy drugs, and anticoagulants. When you stop taking them, the problem will resolve on its own.
The good news is that some of these conditions have an easy fix, however, others are more serious and might call for a transplant, such as follicular unit extraction (FUE). If your problem is not that worrying, so to say, then read on to figure out what measures you can take to battle falling hair.
Here is how to stop hair fall with some home remedies and general tips.
Don’t Shampoo Way Too Often
While it is important to remove oil, dirt, and dust from your hair, running your scalp under water more than three times a week may result in hair loss. You want to use a gentle product that is free of parabens and sulphates which can be too harsh on your skin and cause brittle hair.
Avoid Chemical Treatments
Many people, women especially, love colouring their tresses and that’s okay. What’s the fun of having hair if you can’t do stuff with it like paint it or wear a ponytail? However, if you have been putting it through excessive chemical procedures, you need to stop now or you risk doing severe damage to it.
Stay Away From Excessive Blow Drying
Before you reach for the blow dryer, make sure you’ve given your hair enough time to air dry until it’s half wet. Stick with the lowest settings for heat and speed. This will minimise the damage you do to the follicles all the while obtaining the desired results.
Don’t Towel Dry
We hope you don’t get this wrong - it’s okay to towel dry as long as you do it the right way. Instead of rubbing your hair vigorously with a towel, try to squeeze the excess water out gently. Work in small sections and when you go over the entire scalp, let your mane dry naturally.
In most cases, it’s not enough to just treat your hair on the outside, nourishing it from within is equally important. Your menu should include spinach, cinnamon, Greek yoghurt, salmon, lean poultry, guava, sweet potatoes, oysters and eggs. Furthermore, you should definitely increase your water intake and eat more veggies and fruits. Cut down on fizzy drinks.
If the dietary changes you undertake do not help to reverse thinning hair, you can try supplementing. What are the vitamins and minerals that your mane needs to grow back bigger and stronger?
As a whole, you can take B vitamins, of which B7 (biotin) is the most essential for hair growth. Other nutrients include zinc, iron, vitamins E, C, D, and A. You also need protein as each strand is made of it. So, what a better way to stimulate growth than adding some extra of the basic building block to your scalp?
Use Home Remedies for Healthy Hair
This may come as a surprise, but keeping your hair up all the time might lead to a receding hairline. Here are a few tips for those of you who frequently wear ponytails and buns:
What does yoga have to do with your hair, you would ask? Well, stress can be the biggest cause of a number of health conditions, including hair loss. By managing the tension and pressure that circulate in your life, you can positively affect your mane and your whole body as well. Yoga is deemed to have a calming influence on people. Not only does it improve balance and flexibility, but it can reduce stress as well.
Experiencing hair loss can be frustrating and discouraging. When it’s not caused by a hereditary condition or hormonal changes, it can be affected positively with a bunch of tricks and remedies. However, in order to treat the condition properly, you need to know what’s really going on. Receiving the right diagnosis will help you get to the root of the problem and act accordingly.
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