‘Life is short, you might as live it with great hair’. Everyone wants their hair to look great but nowadays due to lifestyle and eating habits can make it very difficult to control the frustrating hair fall. And if you add stress and pollution to the equation the hair fall can be more common than you think. Every time you go for hair wash or put a comb in hair you lose some strands, yes everyone has been there and it can be very irritating. If you lose around 20 to 50 strands a day it’s normal but more than that needs your attention and care. If you ignore hair fall at early stages, balding can be visible which might affect your self-confidence. Studies have shown that every 1 in 3 women suffers hair loss sometime in their life, so you don’t have to freak out if you see some hair falling out. But if you follow below simple steps you might be able to control hair fall and grow new hairs before it’s too late.
Improper diet can be one of the leading causes of hair fall, hence having a balanced and proper diet is of paramount importance. Adding many nutrients in your diets such as Vitamin B & C, Omega Acids and iron is proven to help control hair fall. Having protein-rich foods such as eggs, chicken and dairy products can also help in providing essential nutrients to the hair. Spinach, almonds, walnuts, green vegetables, oats are well-known hair enriching foods.
Hair is very precious and delicate thus needs proper care and attention, even concentrating on small details such as washing with lukewarm water and not combing wet hair can have a significant impact on hair. Hair is usually more damaged at the tip hence regular trims can really help. You should also avoid tight hairstyles and hairdryers at a higher temperature.
Applying oil for hair care is the most ancient and proven technique. Oiling not only improves blood circulation to the scalp but also helps to provide nourishment to it. Coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil, tea tree oil are few oils which are very beneficial for hair care. Regularly oiling around twice a week and keeping it overnight before washing is suggested by doctors and elders alike to reduce hair fall.
Hair is most affected by pollution and dirt hence needs to be washed appropriately and regularly. If your hair has dandruff then using a good anti-dandruff shampoo twice a week is suggested by doctors to keep your hair healthy. Try using mild and herbal shampoo because chemicals in shampoos can cause further trouble to your hair.
Applying hair masks is not the method which can be done only in the parlour, you can use it at home as well. Aloe Vera, egg, yoghurt is among the popular and most effective hair mask which can be easily made and applied. Just keep the hair mask for few hours before washing it out by mild shampoos and get shiny silky hair which is also strong.
A healthy body is a favourable environment for healthy hair and to keep your body healthy you must do regular exercise. Exercising not only means going to the gym, even doing a few home exercises, jogging, running, etc. can boost your health and in turn your hair. Exercise will also make you more active and happy which can be a good thing for your hair.
One of the main causes of hair fall at a young age is stress and depression, which is very common among millennials. To reduce stress one must practise meditation to keep your mind healthy because an only healthy body is not enough. Daily practising meditation can significantly reduce stress and thus hair fall.
Yoga is a remarkable Indian contribution to the world and it has very much potential to control your hair fall. Yoga improves blood circulation and strengthens hair, so practising yoga can help you with hair fall. There are few ‘asanas’ like adho mukha svanasana, vajrasana, uttanasana, sirsasana, etc. which can have an impact on hair health along with overall wellbeing.
Indian gooseberry (Amla) is considered to be the Superfood in terms of hair care in ancient Indian texts. Indian gooseberry can be used in so many ways and is packed with rich nutrients and vitamins C which helps in making the roots strong. Eating raw Indian gooseberry, making Indian gooseberry candy, Indian gooseberry Juice or ‘murabba’ you can have Indian gooseberry in any way and it is very healthy for your hair. Not only that but making a paste from Indian gooseberry juice and lime juice and applying it on hair can improve hair strength.
Onions are rich in Sulphur which can be a boon for your scalp, so directly applying onion juice on your hair will improve its strength and make it look denser. Onion has a very pungent smell so if you can bear the smell its good or else you can add almond oil in it to make it more pleasant. Keep the juice on for about two hours and then wash it with a mild shampoo, doing this once a week for about 2 to 3 months can improve your hair condition.
All the above things can help you if you are at the early stages of hair fall, but if you are facing hair fall for quite some time it is recommended to consult an expert. Also, hair loss can be caused by multiple medical conditions like thyroid or some deficiencies, etc. and it is best if you consult a doctor for perfect guidance. But these simple steps are proven to work in most cases and are easy to do at home without buying expensive products from the market. Do try these on as it mostly doesn’t have any side effect and let us know how it helped you.