Hair is the most beautiful asset for a woman as well as for men, and it really becomes unnerving when you see that extra hair on your comb, shoulders or head bands. Hair fall is a matter to get worried about, as with time it might lead to thinning of hair and eventually balding. Right from a few hairs on your comb it becomes necessary that we must start taking care of it, and prevent further damage.
There could be many reasons for hair fall. A few of it have been listed below:
- Physical and mental stress: This is the main reason behind the hair fall. As work load increases there is increase in the stress too, and this leads to hair fall.
- Pregnancy: There are many hormonal changes that take place in a woman during pregnancy, due to which there is considerable amount of hair fall.
- Scalp Infection: Scalp infection is one of the reasons for hair fall, as it makes the hair roots weaker and the hair start to fall off. Seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis, ringworm infection are few types of infection that have mainly been the cause of hair fall.
- Treatment: It so happens that because of illness a person has to go through many test and chemical treatments, that causes the hair to fall to the extent that it starts exposing the scalp and leads to baldness. Treatment to that kind of hair fall is unfortunately not very much developed, yet there are a few advanced ways of treating it.
- Hairstyling: Due to various hairstyling, we tend to use many chemicals that are very damaging to hair fiber and hair roots. There is use of chemical based products and excessive ironing. Over the period of time it becomes damaging and leads to hair fall.
- Iron: Deficiency of iron in body may cause hair fall. It is not only the cause of hair loss, but also fatigue and weakness.
It is very important that in order to regain the loss hair we do not resort to harmful means, which in turn will affect the internal body system. Below mentioned are a few tricks to combat hair fall, which is easy and simple to bring in to the daily care routine:
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Oiling is most primitive and most effective way of providing hair with nourishment, as loss of nutrients may result in hair fall too. Oil is needed to make the hair moisturized and shiny as well as strong. Make sure that hair is oiled at least thrice a week when hair fall is too much, and then bring it down to twice a week when it is under control. Any oil that suits your scalp can be used.
Oil your scalp and massage gently before going to bed, and wash off in the morning. Hot oil massage too is very helpful. Take the oil in a small spoon and heat it up for few seconds over stove, and gently massage it on head. Wash off in the morning. If it is very humid to keep the oily head overnight, then just massage your hairs a couple of hours before shower.
2.Use wide toothed comb
Wide toothed comb must be used if your hair is prone to hair fall. It helps in easy detangling of hair, which prevents hair from breakage.
3.Tie your hair loose
To tie hair in a pony tail or doing a hairstyle that pulls the hair back tightly, may cause breakage and loss of hair. If you are having hair fall try not to tie hair in that way and rather tie them a little loose.
Indian Gooseberry is a very effective product that with regular use can cure the problem of hair fall. The best way to use Indian gooseberry is to take two ripe gooseberries and grind it finely. In that add 3 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture before going to the bed and put the shower cup on overnight. Wash off with a hair fall preventing shampoo in the morning. This remedy must be followed once a week. Gooseberry has been praised in various kinds of medical and curing practices from India, where its use originated to many parts of Europe and America. It is anti inflammatory and anti oxidant and helps in strengthening the quality of scalp as well as prevent hair from falling off.
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Onion juice can be used to reduce hair fall, as it is high in sulfur that is known to work over the blood circulation and strengthen the hair follicles and reduce hair fall. Onion juice is anti bacterial too and will prevent the growth of parasites, which degrades the quality of hair and may cause hair fall. Take two onions and extract the juice in bowl. Take a brush and apply it on scalp. Keep it for 25 minutes and wash off with a fragrant shampoo. Do it once a week.
Another way of using the onion juice is to add one table spoon of lemon juice to it. This will amplify the effect and fight hair fall better.
Aloe Vera is instrumental in promoting hair growth, as well as stops the hair fall. The Aloe Vera gel is the best product, as it is easy to apply and comes handy. Aloe Vera will neutralize the pH balance of the scalp and make hair stronger, which will be healthier both at roots and also at the tips.
Apply Aloe Vera gel on scalp using a cotton ball, and leave it on for a few hours. Wash off using lukewarm water that will help in moisturizing, and also apply a mild conditioner. See that water is not very warm, as it will deprive the hair of its necessary moisture and make it frizzy and rough.
Aloe Vera juice is known for its goodness to body as a whole, and is good for stomach, that in turn is the key for healthy hair so you may even consume Aloe Vera juice (that are easily available in pharmacy) every morning along with hair application of Aloe Vera gel once a week.
Coconut Milk is very healthy for hair fiber, and also strengthens the hair follicles. Coconut milk can be easily bought from departmental stores, or can be extracted from coconut by grinding the coconut and straining it. Use a cotton ball and soak it into the milk. Keep rubbing on the scalp and leave it on for about an hour. Wash off with a mild shampoo. Vitamin E is very important for hair and coconut milk has that in abundance. Apart from Vitamin E, coconut also gives you essential fats and minerals. There are many shampoos and beauty care products in market that have coconut milk. These can be used for hair, as it will strengthen the hair quality by making it stronger and prevent hair fall.
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Dandruffs are damaging and are degrading to hair quality, leading to dryness, dullness as well as hair fall. The best way to prevent dandruff, thereby getting rid of hair fall is to use Indian Lilac on hair scalp. It helps in blood circulation, which is good for hair roots. You may use Lilac by taking a few dried leaves of it and boiling in water, till the water is brought down to half the amount. After this solution is ready rinse your hair with it. You do not have to keep it as hair mask; just wash hair as you take a shower daily using this water. Regular usage of this will give you astonishing results.
Take two hibiscus flowers in a bowl and pour in coconut oil. Heat it. After the flowers start to break and tear, strain it. Start using it as your regular oil, for weekly oil head massages. High content of potassium and Vitamin C helps in getting rid of excessive hair fall.
Green tea bags and hot water is what you need to use in this formula against hair fall. It is highly beneficial for hair growth, which is a good way to balance the hair fall. Drop the tea bags in hot water and wait for it to cool down, so that all the nutrients of tea bags are soaked into the water. After the solution is cooled down, rinse your hair with it. Do it twice a week. Doctors have proven that green tea is helpful in increasing metabolism. So sip a cup of green tea daily for that extra care of your hair and body.
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The above mentioned are a few methods that can be used to improve the hair strength and prevent hair fall. The reasons of hair fall could be many, so the first thing that a person must try to find out from experts, is the possible reason for the hair fall and accordingly use the remedies. If the problem of hair fall persists for a longer period of time, then consult a doctor. Seasonal hair fall are inevitable for some people and must not be feared, as it is the process of hair renewing itself.