Heat some olive oil or coconut oil (in the microwave or double boiler) and massage it into your scalp at least two to three times a week. Heating the oil helps it to penetrate your hair shaft easily and this can also reduce dandruff.
Massage the hot oil on your hair and scalp and comb it to ensure that it is evenly distributed. This will help reduce breakage while shampooing. Wrap a warm towel around your head or cover your hair with a shower cap (you can use your hair dryer to heat the towel) and leave it on for at least thirty to forty-five minutes and then wash it off with a mild (preferably organic or herbal) shampoo.
Amla (Indian gooseberry) can do wonders for hair growth. You can mix a bit of Amla juice or a spoonful of Amla powder with semi hot coconut oil and massage it on your scalp. Leave it on for thirty to forty-five minutes and wash it off.
Massaging even without oil can be good for your scalp. If you massage your scalp regularly it will help in improving circulation and will stimulate hair growth. You just need to do it for five to seven minutes every day to see its results. All you have to do is rub your scalp with your fingers in circular motion, apply gentle pressure so that the blood vessels open up and enhance blood flow.
Coconut milk is packed with vitamin E and good fats that help in keeping your hair healthy by providing with adequate moisture. The milk is also rich in potassium, which is another important ingredient for your hair growth.
Coconut milk is full of proteins and minerals (such as potassium) along with essential goof fats. So, washing your hair with coconut milk can help strengthen your hair and reduce breakage. Coconut oil also has the same nutrients and antioxidants as coconut milk, therefore, it strengthens your hair straight from the root through the tip. Massaging your scalp regularly with this oil can prove to provide protection against hair loss.
What you can do is apply coconut milk on your scalp (you can use a hair dye brush to do so) and cover your head with a shower cap or towel and leave it in for thirty to forty-five minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which basically repairs the dead skin cells on your scalp. Its added benefit is that it acts as an awesome conditioner leaving your hair smooth and lustrous. It aids in hair growth, prevents itching on your scalp, conditions your hair and reduces dandruff.
We have all heard this word Keratin being used in television advertisements, and know that it is good for our hair but how many of us know what it exactly does? Keratin is the primary protein of hair. It consists of oxygen, amino acids, carbon, and hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur (in small amounts). Aloe vera has a chemical structure quite similar to that of keratin and it gives your hair an extra boost through its own nutrients by giving it more elasticity and preventing them from the risk of breakage.
The translucent gel of aloe vera is made up of water (amounting to about 96%), some organic as well as inorganic compounds. It also contains a type of protein which possesses 18 of the 20 amino acids found in your body and lastly, Vitamin A, B, C, and E.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has become quite a hot topic these days, and why shouldn it be? It is a marvelous thing for not only your hair but your overall health. Apple cider vinegar nourishes your hair and creates a healthy scalp through various ways.
Nutrients those are present in Apple Cider Vinegar are great for the growth of your hair. Nutrients such as potassium are essential for hair growth. It also helps to smooth your hair, improving its texture and reducing the probability of split ends.
Apple cider vinegar also helps in repairing damaged hair by restoring your hair protective layer. This protective layer on your hair is damaged by excess shampooing with shampoos that are made of many harmful chemical compounds, UV rays, and air pollutants.
Finally, apple cider vinegar helps in eliminating all the nasty damaging chemicals and dead cells from your scalp. This allows the scalp to breathe naturally and opens the pores of your skin. A healthy scalp prevents dandruff from building up. ACV also has antibacterial and antifungal qualities that eliminate any sign of itchiness on your scalp.
What you need to do is mix Apple cider Vinegar with a teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl of lukewarm water and rinse your hair with it, this helps in removing unwanted chemicals from your hair.
Amla can prove to be an absolute savior for your falling hair. It is highly effective and can be used in natural remedies for hair fall. There are various ways in which you can include Amla in your daily hair care routine for reducing hair fall.
Take a couple of fresh amlas and nicely squeeze out their juice into a bowl or if you have already have pure Amla juice mix it with a little bit of water (only a little bit). Apply it directly to your scalp and massage gently with your fingertips. Let it sit for an hour or two and wash off with a mild shampoo. Regular application of this hair tonic will nourish your scalp, thereby making hair strands stronger.
Take a small bowl and extract the juice of a fresh amla and squeeze out the juice of a fresh lemon into the bowl and mix them nicely. Massage the mix with your fingertips all over your scalp and leave for thirty to forty minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. It will provide a defense against hair fall for each of your hair strands from inside.
Pour some henna powder (depending on the length of your hair) into a bowl and add some fresh amla juice to it. Mix them well that it becomes a smooth paste with even consistency. Apply it all over your hair. Let it stay for a couple of hours (two or three) and rinse off with plain water. It will not only make your hair roots stronger but will also condition the shafts naturally.
Now I will briefly delineate some simple things that will help you put a stop to undesirable hair fall. Taking care of these few things will surely prevent your hair from further loss. Practicing or keeping tabs on these points wont just curb hair fall, it will improve the quality and texture of your hair as well has keep them healthy, warding off other kinds of hair damage.
You need to keep your hair and scalp clean at all times. It evident, washing your hair helps keep your hair scalp clean preventing hair loss as well as the chances of any infections that might aid causing hair loss. You should try to wash your hair on alternative days. You might think that if what matters is keeping the hair clean then you might as well wash it every day, DON'T do that. If you shampoo your hair every day then your hair might get stripped of the natural oils that are important for the vitality of your hair.
Please dont use a shampoo because your friend uses or suggested it and her/his hair looks flawless (unless you have the same type of hair!). A shampoo is meant to clean your hair scalp of excess oil, dirt, and hair products. It's common to think of shampoos as merely a hair cleansing product but it is more important to keep in mind your scalp while choosing a shampoo. It is also important to understand your hair type and get a shampoo which is compatible with your hair and scalp equally. For example, I have dry and frizzy hair (and dry scalp as well) so I use a mild organic shampoo (and conditioner), which provides extra moisture and makes my hair more manageable. So if you have hair and scalp similar to mine you should look for shampoos that promote hydration, moisture, smoothening, or curls (if you have curly hair). These products promote moisture and can be beneficial to your dry scalp.
If you have a very itchy, dry, or flaky scalp then consider a shampoo that specifically is formulated for dry scalp. Ingredients such as tea tree and menthol can help keep your scalp fresh and moisturized.
Similarly, if you have oily scalp and hair, avoid shampoos that are meant for hydrating, moisturizing, and smoothening. These shampoos will add too much moisture to your already oily scalp. Another thing you can do is look for labels that read balancing, volumizing, or strengthening. These products are and more effective in removing excess oil. Using a good shampoo is essential for you to have a healthy set of hair.
When your body is deprived of anything which is necessary for its functions, it will involuntarily shut down the production of inessential functions such as growing hair. And sleep is an immensely crucial activity for the proper functioning of your body. Lack of sleep or alterations in sleeping patterns affects your body immune function, physical and mental stamina. Your hair is sensitive to changes that happen within your body, and hair loss is almost always the result of an internal disturbance.
How has stress been linked with hair loss? You experience some (or gigantic) amount of hair loss most likely after a period of sudden intense stress be it physical or psychological. During times of major illnesses like conditions where you go through excessive weight loss and high fever can be associated with hair loss. Thinning of hair and even some hair fall to some degree is noticed when one faces an emotional shock, something like the death of a dear one, or with some kind of a long-term psychological stress.
And guess what? Lack of sleep and stress go hand in hand. Whatever may be the cause of stress be it heavy workload or personal problems your sleep gets obstructed during such conditions. So try to worry less and sleep more.
Iron is essential for your hair. Leafy vegetables, leeks, dry fruits, cashews, figs, and berries are great sources of iron. You need to include iron-rich foods in your daily diet in proper quantity
Including necessary fatty acids in your diet will be useful in stopping hair fall, and promoting natural hair growth. Fish, walnuts, flax seeds, almonds, and avocado are common sources of healthy fatty acids.
Ensure to include foods that are rich sources of biotin (a vitamin of B complex) in your daily diet. Foods such as meat, soybeans, seafood, eggs, nuts, dairy products, green vegetables (like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower) and fruits like Avocado are a good source of biotin.
MSM (or methyl sulfonyl methane) is useful for producing keratin (a hair protein). Keratin helps in strengthening your hair. Tomatoes, milk and corn are naturally full of MSM. Not only are they effective in stopping hair fall they also assist in boosting your hair re-growth.
Vitamin E is beneficial for providing nourishment to damaged hair. It also prevents breakage and also enhances your body ability to produce more keratin.
Collagen (a protein) too makes an essential element of your hair. But as we grow older or age, collagen starts to break down, leaving our hair more prone to breaking. The ideal way to boost the level of collagen in your hair is by increasing the amount of Vitamin C in your diet. We all know Vitamin C basically means all citrus fruits. You can also include red pepper and strawberries.
Hi! I’m Gunjan, a self-proclaimed tea fanatic and intrigued with alternative ways to lead a healthy life. I firmly believe that we should take care of our bodies because it’s the only place we live in.