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How to prevent and stop hair falling!

Updated on July 1, 2015

One of the most common problem affecting millions of people worldwide is falling hair. It’s normal to see some hair coming off your scalp, when you brush your hair daily. Normally we lose about 80-100 strands daily. If that’s the matter, you don’t have to worry . But if you see an abnormal loss of hair, you should start taking immediate measures to stop this.

There are many causes of hair loss. Most common causes of falling hair are unhealthy diet, stress, hormonal imbalance, nutritional status, health, environmental factors , some medication, vitamins deficiency...

Thankfully, there are many natural products available, that are easy to use and can be applied on regular basis.

Here are ways to stop Your hair fall naturally.

Balanced nutrition

If you don’t provide right nutrition to your hair, they’ll eventually fall.. Here’s what all you should include in your diet to prevent hair loss.

Add more protein to your diet.

Our hair is made up of keratin, which is the kind of fibrous protein. So, if you don’t eat protein rich food, you don’t have hair. The best sources of protein include milk, egg whites, fish, beans, wheat bread, broccoli, soybeans (tofu), lentils, poultry.

Consider consuming an appropriate quantity of Iron.

It’s deficiency means less oxygen reaching your head and less oxygen means poor blood circulation which in turn will definitely lead to hair problems. Foods high in iron include red meat, dark leafy green vegetables, dry fruits like prunes and raisins, oysters, clams, scallops,turkey, beans, lentils, soybeans, liver.

Add more zinc to your diet. Deficiency of zinc is one of the major causes of hair loss. Zinc builds proteins (so essential for hair growth), creates DNA and boosts tissue growth and repair. It also regulates hormones which includes testosterone, high levels of which can lead to hair loss. Foods high in zinc include seafood and shellfish, spinach, pumpkin, squash, sunflower seeds, various nuts.

Eat foods rich in B vitamins. Your body needs B vitamins to promote healthy hair follicles and healthy hair growth. These foods include: spinach, parsley, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, turnip greens, broccoli, beets, turnips, bell peppers, beef liver and fortified grains.

Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids.This provides nourishment to follicles which not only prevent hair loss but promote its growth. Secondly, they also make your hair more elastic, so that they do not break easily.Omega-3 fatty acids are found in varieties of fish, including salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, flaxseed oil,soybeans, chia seeds,walnuts.

Eat foods rich in vitamin A and iodine such as carrots, spinach, cabbage, turnips, mustard, soy beans, peanuts, pine nuts, etc. These vitamins help in producing sebum, the oily substance that is secreted by our hair follicles to prevent hair from breaking off. However, don’t go overboard. Excess vitamin A can even lead to hair loss. So have this vitamin in moderation.


Anti-stress regime

Keeping yourself stress free will not only save you from chronic diseases, but also from hair loss!

Studies have shown, that meditation can actually restore hormonal balance in our bodies. Everyone can practice meditation. When you do meditation, you can focus your attention. Meditation promotes your emotional and physical well-being, including your hair’s health!

Even If You don`t practice Yoga and you don`t know meditation techniques, just take a few deep breaths, relax, and close your eyes. Imagine the most beautiful place you have ever been. Try to experience that place as fully as you can, smelling the smells, feeling a breeze, hearing the sounds, etc.

And some valuable tips to manage the stress:

1)Breath deeply

2)Go for a walk

3)Break big problems into smaller, manageable parts

4)Smell a rose, hugging a loved one, or smiling at your neighbor)))

Exercise

Exercise is not just to keep your body fit, it also makes your mind stress free. Any exercise- walking, yoga, swimming, aerobics release feel-good chemicals in your body, keeping whole of your body and mind stress free and healthy. This will allow sweat to clean out and unclog your hair pores. The exercise will also make you healthy, which will help you grow longer and stronger hair.

Be gentle to Your hair!

Avoid any rough treatment to Your hair.When brushing or combing your hair, don’t get “over-vigorous. Do not perform any unnecessary brushing, combing, heating or handling of your mane. Excessive use of these tools and techniques will weaken the hair at the root level and cause hair fall.

  1. Avoid constant heating and drying procedures on your hair.
  2. Avoid dyeing, chemically straightening, perming, or bleaching your hair.
  3. Avoid extensions, weaves, and tight hairstyles, that can lead to hair loss.

Don` t overshampoo Your hair!

Frequent shampooing can strip hair of natural oils. 2-3 times of washing a week would be enough.

  • Avoid shampoos that are loaded with chemicals, such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens, and ammonium chloride, especially if you have thin, fragile, or treated hair.

Make a natural shampoo by mixing 100 g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai and boil in two liters of water until the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for your hair for at least one month. Your hair will stop falling and become thick.

Relaxing oil massage

In China and India, ancient scriptures have stressed the use of natural oils for massaging the scalp on a weekly basis. Oil massages can help overcome dryness and reduce hair fall. Regular massaging of the scalp with lukewarm oil helps to stimulate the hair follicles. This is also an easy way to cure dandruff and fungal infections.
These can nourish the hair follicles, increase blood flow to your scalp and promote relaxation. Massaging improves the blood circulation around the hair follicles reducing hair fall to a great extent.

Here’s the list of herbal oils, that you can use for head massage in order to prevent hair loss.

Bhringaraj oil

Bhringaraj is one of the main components of ancient Ayurvedic hair oils used for preventing hair loss. It is the established Ayurvedic medicine to cure baldness and premature graying of hair too.


Amla oil

Amla or indian gooseberry, yet again an Indian herb is a rich source of vitamin C and iron. This herb is used since ancient times to prevent hair loss.


Coconut oil

Coconut oil is perhaps the best oil for preventing hair loss. This oil is used extensively in India and no one can doubt the quality of hair that Indian women possess. Coconut oil acts as sealant by preventing hair from losing its moisture.

Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and thus provide great nourishment to your hair. The extra virgin olive oil is best one, when it comes to hair loss, as it is rich in vitamin E and mono unsaturated fatty acids, that not only prevents hair loss, but also promotes hair growth.

Almond oil

Almond oil is perhaps the most nutritious oil with its rich contents that include vitamins E, D, iron, magnesium, calcium, and fats.

Lavender oil

Lavender Oil with its wonderful fragrance is beneficial for preventing hair loss due to its antioxidant nutrients as well as antifungul and antiseptic properties. It deeply conditions the hair and also controls dandruff.

Onion juice

Onion juice is very effective for condition of falling hair. You can do an application of onion juice two times a week.

This helps to strengthen your hair roots in an effective way and promote the hair growth.

If You cannot stand the acute smell of this vegetable, take advantage of fresh ginger juice

Henna

Henna is a natural remedy for hair loss and is also excellent for maintaining overall hair quality. The regular use of henna is known to seal and repair the hair cuticle which in turn prevents the breakage of hair and also helps in retaining the shine of the hair. It also prevents premature hair fall as it helps in retaining the pH balance of the scalp and acts as an effective natural cure against dryness, dandruff as well as premature graying of hair. In order to maximize the benefit of henna for hair you should soak the henna in some fresh curds and then apply this mixture on your head. This serves a dual purpose as curd ensures that the hair does not dry out and it adds to the shine of the hair.

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is known for its hair-healing power and was first used by Native American Indians for maintaining healthy hair and skin.

Nettle

Another herb that is very popular in removing baldness and promoting hair re-growth is Nettle root. Nettle can also block production of the hair loss causing hormones and works in a similar manner to Saw palmetto.

Aloe vera

Not only Ayurveda, but even the ancient Egyptian medicine used aloe vera to prevent hair loss. Aloe vera contains enzymes that can eradicate dead cells on our scalp, so that they do not clog the hair follicles. Clogging of hair follicles prevent nutrients from entering the hair roots. Aloe vera’s alkalizing properties also help in maintaining hair’s pH level at optimum level, promoting hair growth.

The last tip

The nature gives us enough amazing remedies to get rid of hair fall.

Just don`t be lazy and take advantage of these gorgeous tips to keep Your hair strong and healthy!

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