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Tips for Hair Loss Prevention

Updated on January 6, 2020
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I like to share information that makes life more joyful and meaningful. My main interests are health and general wellness in body and mind.

Whether it's about men or women when our hairs looks and feels gorgeous, we do too. But most of us are facing hair fall issues these days. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists it is consider as normal to loose between 50 to 100 strands in a day. There are 100,000 hair follicles on scalp so the loss of 100 hair strands will not make a difference but when on everyday basis we start loosing more than 100 strands it result in hair thinning and in some cases baldness. About 70 percent of all men experience about some degree of baldness while almost 20 percent of women have female pattern baldness.

Causes of Hair Loss :

Identifying the reason is important if you really want to solve problem. There are several reasons due to which you can suffer from hair loss.

Hair loss is typically related to one or more of the following factors:

  • Hormonal change or medical condition :

A variety of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss including hormonal changes, use of specific medicine, thyroid, menstruation gap , alopecia or due to pregnancy.

  • Medicines and supplements :

Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.

  • Heredity :

The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually when you start aging.

  • Stress :

Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is temporary.

  • Hair treatments :

Excessive use of hair styling tools damage hairs and may result in hair loss. Hot oil hair treatments and permanents can cause inflammation of hair follicles that leads to hair loss.

Strong chemicals are commonly use on hairs these days which damage the root of hairs and hairs become rough ,dull and weak.


How Our Diet Effect Our Hairs :

A healthy diet can help your hair stay strong and shiny. What you eat can also keep you from losing your hairs. If you’re not getting certain nutrients from food, you might see the effects on your hair and it can be main cause of hair fall.

Take good care of what you are eating, make diet plan and include all the nutrients in it.

I will explain all the food groups your diet should contain and all the deficiencies which can cause hair loss,below.

Iron Deficiency :

Iron is a mineral that your body needs for many reasons.

Iron deficiency is consider as one of the main reason for thinning of hair or baldness, when we don't get proper amount of iron we may suffer from hair problems.

Sources of Iron :

Iron-rich foods include meats, poultry, fish, leafy greens, spinach , cauliflower , broccoli , beans, peas and fortified cereals and other grain products.

Protein Deficiency :

Your body needs an adequate amount of protein to keep your hair growing. While most people get enough protein, some people, especially people on very restrictive diets, may not be getting enough.

Sources of Protein :

Good sources of protein include meats, poultry, fish, beans, peas, tofu, eggs, nuts, seeds, milk, and dairy products.

Vitamin C Deficiency:

We all know Vitamin C is helpful in boosting your immune system.

In many cases we have noticed by taking adequate amount of Iron is not showing any good result and reason is slow or no absorption. Iron is a mineral and Vitamin C help our body to absorb it properly.

Sources of Vitamin C :

Oranges, lemon ,tomatoes, potatoes and bell pepper

Omega 3 :


The omega-3 is important throughout life and are a dietary necessity found predominantly in fish and fish-oil supplement. When you have itchy dry or weak scalp it shows you are not having sufficient omega 3 in your diet.

  • People use omega 3 for hair loss prevention.
  • It provides essential proteins and nutrients to hair follicles.
  • Omega 3 prevents hair follicle inflammation.
  • It promotes circulation in the scalp that may trigger hair growth.

Sources of Omega 3:

Walnuts : About 7 to 10 walnuts contain 2542 mg of Omega 3.

Cauliflower : It is rich is potassium and magnesium.

Chia seeds : 2 tbsp Chia seeds consumed each day is healthy.

Fish : Salmon fish oil is good source of omega 3.

Biotin :

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that's a part of the vitamin B family.

It's also known as vitamin H.

Your body needs biotin to help convert certain nutrients into energy.

It also plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

Sources of biotin :

Swiss Chard : This green plant is great producer of Biotin.

Almonds, Walnuts and other Nuts : A variety of nuts supply biotin to body

Carrots : It contain supply of biotin.

Berries : Strawberries and Raspberries can get the body a significant amount of biotin.


Tips to Stop Hair Fall :

Scalp Massage :

We know scalp massage feels good and it can also help in hair growth.

A scalp massage is similar to a massage you would get for body but it usually done with oil and more gently, by using fingers of both hands in a circular motion.

According to research, scalp massage increases hair thickness by stretching the cells of hair follicles.

Coconut oil and Castor oil are very useful for hair growth and to stop hair fall.

Regular Washing :

It is very important to wash your hairs daily before going to bed if there is some kind of hair fixing spray, gel or serum on your hairs, If these hair products are not removed it can damage your hairs and cause hair fall.


Onion juice :

Yes, Onion juice can be very helpful in hair loss.

You just have to peel onion and chop them into small pieces, You can extract the juice either by squeezing it or by the help of juicer. By adding onion juice into the scalp or hair, it provide extra sulfur to support strong and thick hair.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Ammara Hameed

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      Pathan 

      2 months ago

      Very simple and scientific...approach to tackle a very important issue most of us face, thanks for making our life easier

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