How to prevent hair fall? Freaky Thoughts Style Hair loss tips
Who is not scarred of hair loss? All of us get worried when we lose more hair at some point in life. Not everytime hair fall is considered as a serious problem. Sometimes it can be a false alarm too, as hair loss is dependent on many factors including puberty, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance and many more that trigger temporary hair loss. After the affecting situations is in control, you will see re-growing your hair like earlier.
Normal people lose 50 to 100 hairs a day. If you have been experiencing hair fall for long time and you don’t find it as normal shedding cycle, then you must need to get the root cause of the problem.
It make me scarred when I see my hairs hanging at the end lifelessly and found it often in large amount in comb, drain or even falling on floor. For every individual, extreme and sudden hair loss create a question mark on their self-confidence, especially women.
As there are several cause of hair fall, for prevention, first of all correct diagnosis is necessary.
There are lot of searches related to how to prevent hair fall but hardly of them works on your hair.Many hair products are available in market claiming to prevent hair fall and healthy hair growth. As a result, you buy different hair products and start applying, with little or no results. Happened ever?
Don’t worry, you will be not disappointed with certain hair loss tips that I brings for you from my personal experience:
1. Keep scalp healthy with hot oil massage
Hair follicles are very sensitive and it requires nourishment to the roots of hair. It’s necessary to keep scalp healthy by conditioning it with oil massage.
Take an oil of your choice (preferably coconut oil, almond oil or Castor oil), heat it little bit and apply gently massage to scalp with your fingertips for few minutes.
The scalp massage enhance the blood circulation and helps hair follicles to remain active.Hair shafts absorbs oil well and helps new hair growth. So, the hair is less likely to damage and fall. Leave the oil on head overnight and wash with mild shampoo next morning.
Scalp massage with hot oil reduce the chances of scalp infections as well as remove dandruff and make hair more strong.
2. Choose right comb to prevent hair fall
Remember, your hair follicles are too sensitive and any kind of pulling even by comb can damage it. Combing hair becomes horrible when you are suffering from hair loss. With the right comb, you can reduce the amount of hair fall.
You can use a comb with wide-tooth and soft bristle brushes so that it will reduce hair pulling. After untangling your hair, you can use regular comb to style your hair. Wide-toothed comb is beneficiary when you are losing more hair as it will prevent hair breakage.
Also, it’s important to clean comb and brushes regularly to control hair fall.
3. Go for hair products wisely
There are so many shampoos with different ingredients and branding in market available. So, it’s important to go for hair products wisely. What most of us do is immediately switch our shampoo considering it as to prevent hair fall.
Before switching to any shampoo you must know about your hair type. What a shampoo do is just clean dirt and oil from hair. And now, many shampoos contain harsh chemicals that leaves hair dry and damaged.
Choose the shampoo that is sulphate-free as it cleans hair but cause it dry, brittle and more prone to breakage. So select a shampoos without chemicals and more natural ingredients to prevent hair damage.
A shampoo with mild and natural ingredients can be the good one for your hair. Before that, know what type of hair and scalp you have.
4. Hair loss prevention by Hair cleansing
It’s not just that you select a perfect shampoo and that’s done. No! It’s also equally important to keep hair clean on regular basis too. I have seen many people washing their hair once a week. That’s not enough!
And you won’t believe, I was one of them! Then I visit a doctor after I was facing constant hair fall and he suggested me to shampoo my hair at least twice a week.
However, the number of times the hair wash is totally depend on hair type and texture. If you have oily hair then you need to wash it often to prevent scalp infections. However, twice per week is OK for dry hair, as wash it often will make it more dry and weak with more chances to fall.
Wash hair with gentle shampoo to remove all dirt, oil or bacteria from the scalp. On the other hand, overwashing leads to strip off essential natural oils for healthy hair growth out of hair and scalps.
So not more, no less washing guys!
5. Avoid brushing wet hair
Wet hair are more vulnerable and combing wet hair make it more weak and breakable. If you need to comb wet hair then use wide-toothed comb. Also try to remove tangles with your fingertips slowly.
Do not use comb or brush to untangle hairs when wet. It requires to take care of wet hair while drying it with towel. Though rubbing wet hair with towel is most easy way to dry hairs but it leads to more hair breakage, pulling and tangles.
Instead of this, you can gently pat your hair with towel and squeeze out extra moisture from hair and leave it to dry naturally.
6. Not overstyling your hair
Nowadays this generation is using many styling products and hairstyles to make their hair look great. Many styling products that produces heat such as blow dryer or hair straightener are more dangerous. Heat from these products drain necessary water from hair shafts causes more hair shedding.
Also many chemical products that people apply on their hair such as serums, gels and many hair masks or hair highlights to style it are equally culprit of hair damage. Chemicals in these products damage hair follicles and hair cycle that triggers hair fall.
It’s a good habit to tight hair slightly loose if you are experiencing hair loss. Don’t apply hairstyles that pull or stress your hair such as tight ponytails, braids or pigtails daily.
Take a break before you put any tight hairstyle or chemicals on your hair.
7. Have a balanced diet with necessary nutrients
Your hair is what you include in your diet. It’s equally important to eat healthy diet to improve overall body health whether it’s skin, hair or immune system. It’s necessary to feed our hair with nutrition rich foods to prevent hair fall.
Foods that are rich in protein, iron, zinc and vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E and Vitamin C should be consumed in daily diet. Sometimes lacking of these nutrients can also be the cause of hair fall.
Proper healthy diet helps to prevent hair fall, split ends or breakage. Make a habit to include foods such as carrots, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, lentils, eggs, yogurt, milk products and sea foods like fish or lean meat.
As junk foods has harmful effect on hair, so try to avoid junk foods and cut down carbs intake. Reduce caffeine and fizzy drinks intake. With a proper food habit, it’s possible to reduce or prevent hair fall.
8. Keep hair enough hydrated
It’s important to keep our body hydrated for many body functions to work properly. When body is sufficiently hydrated, it efficiently pass required nutrients to every part of the body.
Hair structure and water are related to each other. Hair shafts comprises one-fourth of water and hair follicles require adequate amount of water to grow new hair. If you don’t take enough water then your body drain water from less vital functions and pass to more vital organs.
Thus, your hair follicles suffers from dehydration and stop producing new cells to hair grow and you face hair fall problem. So try to drink at least 8-10 glasses a day. Know how much water should you drink a day.
9. Practice yoga and meditation daily
Stress, anxiety or depression are another major factors affecting hair health. Significant stress causes more hair to shift into resting phase and thus promoting hair loss. This kind of hair loss is often referred as Telogen effluvium, Trichotillomaniaor Alopecia areata.
You may wonder that does stress causes this much affect to hair? Yes, stress can affect hair’s natural cycle as well as damage hair follicles. However, this type of hair fall is permanent. Once you get over the stress, hair starts re-growing.
Yoga practice is a good way to start controlling stress or depression. Some yoga poses are there to reduce stress and anxiety and thus prevents hair loss. Try meditation in morning to start a stress-free refreshing day.
10. Take supplements
There are many supplements available in market to promote hair growth and control hair fall. Certain vitamin supplements are also there to improve hair health and volume.
However, don’t directly take these supplements. Consult a doctor or dermatologist before going for any supplements. Doctors often suggests Minoxidil (Rogaine) with other hair treatments to stop hair thinning and stimulate hair growth.
There are many prescribed FDS-approved medications and supplements are available to prevent hair loss. So visit a doctor before proceeding.
11. Try Hair Spa treatments
I guess you all know about hair spa treatments in saloon to control hair fall. Many saloons offer hair spa treatments to nourish and strengthen your hair. Hair spa treatment not only conditions hair but also treat split ends and damaged hair.
This type of hair treatment provide essential nourishment to hair and scalp for healthy hair growth. It rejuvenate scalps and fortify hair follicles and create ideal environment for hair to grow.
Hair spa massage improves blood circulation in the scalp and prevent dandruff or inflammation. And not only this, but it also make you feel relax and stress-free. So go and get your appointment today!
12. Consult about ongoing certain medications
Several medication that you are consuming for any underlying health disease may have effect on hair health. For example, high blood pressure medicines, birth control pills or antidepressants.
If you have a medical condition and these medication are prescribed by your doctor then ask your doctor if your hair loss is due to these medicines or not. And if so, then ask if they can prescribed another medicine or not.
In cancer, treatment such as chemotherapy causes hair fall. So always visit a doctor for any hair fall condition due to medications or underlying health treatments.
13. Few homemade remedies to prevent hair fall
Onion Juice is good for hair as its antibacterial properties and high sulphur content prevent scalp infections and enhance blood circulation to the hair follicles. It helps to prevent hair fall and promotes healthy hair growth.
Grind the onion and squeeze juice out of it and apply the juice on the scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it off with water and mild shampoo. Follow this remedy once or twice a week for better result.
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and thus preventing hair fall and boosts hair growth. Dip a tea bag in a warm water depending on hair length. Let it cool and then apply that extract on the scalp.
Gently massage for few minutes and leave it on head for around 30 minutes. Rinse it off with fresh water and apply this remedy once a week.
Fenugreek (Methi) is considered as a most effective home remedy with protein and nicotinic acid to stimulate healthy and strong hair growth. It stops hair loss by repairing hair follicles.
Soak fenugreek seeds in a bowl filled with water overnight. Grind it to make a fine paste and apply that paste to the scalp and hair. Leave the paste for 30 minutes and wash it with normal water. You can use shower cap to keep it moist.
Do this twice a week to control hair fall.
Coconut milk is rich in protein and essential fats that helps to grow new hair and stop hair loss. The massage with coconut milk penetrates through scalps to condition and nourish hair follicles and hair shafts.
This proper moisture and nourishment improves productivity of hair follicles plus hair texture and health.
In a pan, take a coconut milk and heat it until it become slightly warm. Start massaging the milk into scalps for few minutes and then apply to all hair. Cover hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 45 minutes. Later, wash it with regular mild shampoo.
Beetroot completes nutrient deficiency that triggers hair fall. Hair loss is often considered as a result of potassium deficiency and beetroot is a good source of potassium as well as Vitamin C and B6, which are crucial for hair growth.Beetroot juice treats itchy scalp and prevent dandruff.
Make a paste of few beetroot leaves and apply it in your scalp. This will stops scalp infections and inflammation and make it clean. Keep it for 15-20 minutes and wash it with warm water.
Aloe Vera contains enzymes that nurture the healthy growth of hair. It removes dead skin cells from scalp that can clog the roots of hair. Also, it helps from itchy and flaky scalp. Aloe Vera is a great and easy home remedy to reduce hair fall.
Extract the pulp out of aloe vera and apply it to scalp and hair. Keep it for about 1 hour. After that, rinse it off with normal water. You can do this for 3-4 times a week for better result.
Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is an amazing herbal product to cure hair problems due to its rich Vitamin C content. Amla is having anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties that helps to stimulate faster hair growth and keep scalp healthy.
Make a paste of Indian Gooseberry. You can add lemon juice into it. Apply this mixture and massage your scalp and hair smoothly. Wear a shower cap so that paste don’t become dry. Leave it overnight or for few hours and rinse it off with water.
14. Get a visit to dermatologist
When you don’t know the exact cause of problem how will you be able to solve it? No, right? Same for hair fall problem. It’s important to get root cause of hair damage so that proper treatment can be done.
Sometimes hair loss is not actually a problem as it can be temporary due to some circumstances. So if you’ve found the problem then no worries and if not then check the causes of hair fall here.
If the hair loss is permanent or due to some hair disorders then get a visit to dermatologist for exact cause and treatments.
15. Quit the culprits of hair loss
There are many outside culprits that weaken hair and prone to shed more. Such as, junk foods, alcohol, caffeine drinks, foods having high carbs, and even smoking damage hair follicles and disturbs hair’s natural growth process.Quit everything that causes hair fall.
I hope these hair loss prevention tips helps you to get rid of hair fall problem and some home remedies are there so you don’t need to go outside to get the solution!
Good artcile… But few things require to add which was one of the hairfall causes.. In my shampoos there were many chemicals, sulphate and paraben.. Chemicals and sulphate one of the important factor for hair loss and if any paraben content in any product due that their was probable chances that you are inviting cancer.any one check contents of the products which is labelled on products and serach on google baba.. You will get the details…Use paraben free products.. Which is highly recommand for avoid hairloss and skin deceases..