Hair Fall

How to Stop And Reduce Hair Fall

how to stop hair fall  
All of us dream of having healthy, shiny and beautiful locks – hair that would be our crowning glory but unfortunately hair fall seems to have become a constant problem. Hair loss is a common issue that affects millions around the world at some point in their lives. Though hair fall is painless, it can be a distressing experience to lose hair on a daily basis considering that women associate hair with beauty. No one wants to go bald (something many men accept as the natural result of ageing) or look old prematurely.
How many times have you seen your comb or brush covered with hair and felt worried?
Not only while combing but even when oiling or shampooing, hair fall can occur. According to the beauty experts, it is normal to lose about 100 strands of hair in a day. Beyond this may be considered as severe hair fall.

A. What causes Hair Fall?

The common reasons behind hair fall can be perceived as a lack of essential nutrients in the body, excessive use of chemicals through hair coloring and hair styling treatments, improper and unhealthy dietary habits, hormonal imbalance, certain medications, dandruff, alopecia and other scalp disorders.

.Even stress and tension can lead to hair fall. Hence try not to let these become a part of your life or if you are stressed out due to some reasons, consider meditation, Yoga or deep breathing exercises to reduce and counter it. Also, make it a point to get adequate sleep every night.
Any medical issues should be taken care of to avoid severe hair fall that can lead to baldness. Thyroid is a common problem affecting thousands of women over the country and this condition may lead to rapid hair fall. So consider getting yourself tested for this after consulting your doctor.
Here is a detailed post on what causes hair loss in women.


B. Easy Tips To Control Hair Fall

Now, let us look at some easy tips on how to stop hair fall:

wide-toothed comb to reduce the risk of the hair breakage  
1. A wide-toothed comb should ideally be used for the hair to gently detangle it and then the regular fine-toothed comb may be used to style the hair as per one’s need. This will reduce the risk of the hair breakage and hair fall while combing.

2. It is best not to comb the hair while it is wet as this leads to greater chances of hair breakage and fall. Let it be dry or semi-dry before combing.

3. Do not rub your hair vigorously with your towel. This will only lead to unwanted hair breakage. Use the towel instead to gently soak out excess moisture.

4. Clean your combs every week. If you look minutely, you will see that combs become unclean and dirty over time; so they need to be cleaned with a brush, soap and water as using that dirty comb continuously can lead to hair fall as well. You can do this easily when taking a bath or shampooing each week. This is a necessary precaution to take for hair fall control.

5. Hot oil treatments is one of the most frequent answers to the question of how to reduce hair fall!
The tradition of oiling the hair to enhance and retain its natural beauty hails from ancient India.
Instead of opting for an expensive parlor treatment, it is best to use natural products that are safe, produce no side effects and are also effective.

Natural oils such as coconut, olive, canola, jojoba, sesame etc. can be used to massage the scalp for countering hair fall and encouraging new hair growth. You have to warm the oil of your choice by heating it; ensure that it’s not too hot but bearable, gently massage your scalp with this using your fingers or even a cotton ball may be used. Next, wear a shower cap, leaving it on for about 1 hour and rinse off using a mild shampoo.
Here is a detailed post on how hot oil massage prevents hair loss.
As we know, hair fall problems can be related to the scalp – issues such as dandruff, dryness and flakiness etc. With a natural hot oil treatment twice every week, the blood circulation in the scalp area can be stimulated causing the hair follicles to stay active and hair loss can be countered through deep conditioning and eliminating these scalp issues, and at the same time your hair receives the much-needed nourishment and care which will help in strengthening and making it beautiful.

6. Try to switch to shampoos that are sulfate, silicone and paraben-free to avoid loading the scalp and hair with harsh chemicals that damage hair, making it brittle and more prone to breakage. Controlling chemical damage is certainly a sure shot way to ensure hair loss prevention.
Some such options are available from brands like The Body Shop, Soul Tree, Rustic Art, Organic Surge; The Nature’s Co. etc

7. Wash your hair at least every 3 days with a gentle hair cleanser or shampoo to remove all accumulated dust, dirt, oil and bacterial build up. Keep it clean at all times to avoid hair fall due to unclean scalp and scalp infections. This is a necessary step to follow as an answer to how to cure hair fall.

Care for Your Hair:

if you have been wondering what more you can do in your quest on how to control hair fall, here are few more suggestions.

8. Do not subject your hair to frequent chemical treatments, excessive blow drying, ironing and coloring as these can lead to hair loss.

9. Hair styles such as wearing tight ponytails, pigtails or braids on a daily basis, using elastics and rubber bands to pull back hair tightly can cause hair fall.

10. Natural Juices to counter hair fall:
An ingredient from our kitchen can effectively help to tackle hair fall problems – it is the good old onion.

It is an amazing natural remedy to fight hair fall and also effectively increases the growth of your hair. Some simple and easy ways to use onion in treating hair fall and promote new hair growth.

11. Eat Healthy to Minimize and Prevent Hair Fall:
Give importance to a balanced diet to counter hair loss as this one of the most important answers to your question of how to prevent hair fall. Nutritional deficiencies in the body are a major cause of hair loss.

balanced diet to counter hair loss  
Iron-rich foods; those rich in zinc, Vitamins A, B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins should be consumed to overcome these deficiencies, add moisture to your hair, leading to a healthier scalp, lesser hair fall and fewer split ends and at the same time for getting thicker, stronger hair that shines with good health. This is a long term and effective way to cure hair fall.

Consider adding more of these to your diet – carrots, oats, whole grains, brown rice,  green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, lentils, sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, oysters, nuts such as walnuts and almonds, flaxseed oil (Linseed oil) or grounded flaxseeds, fish such as salmon and tuna that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, eggs, beans, yogurt, low-fat cheese.
Do not forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out all harmful toxins from your body.

C. Home DIY for Hair Fall Problem:

Homemade hair masks are an inexpensive and a very useful option when the question is how to avoid hair fall problems without exposing your hair to any kind of harmful chemicals. They help to easily strengthen, nourish and beautify your hair with suggested use.

12. This DIY homemade hair mask is great for combating thinning hair and hair fall problems.

green tea and egg to prepare homemade hair mask  
Ingredients Required:
Freshly prepared strong green tea (good quality)
1 egg yolk
How to Prepare:

mixture of green tea and egg yolk for hair mask

Take 1 egg yolk in a clean bowl; add 2 tablespoons of freshly prepared green tea to it.

Green tea will be hot; so be careful.

Mix nicely till such a frothy and creamy consistency is acquired as seen in the image. If it becomes thicker, you can add more green tea to dilute it.

How to Apply:

Part your hair from the center and apply this hair mask. Wear a shower cap; leave this on for about 30 minutes for it to complete its action. Rinse well followed by shampoo and conditioner as usual.

Why is this useful?

The increasingly popular drink, Green tea is loaded with antioxidants which help in preventing hair fall and boost hair growth. Eggs have been used for hundreds of years to achieve strong and beautiful hair. Being packed with protein, essential vitamins and nutrients, egg yolk is an excellent ingredient for prevention of hair fall and also for boosting hair growth.
  • Use this hair mask at least thrice weekly to get rid of brittle hair, dry and damaged hair and hair fall problems.

Simple and Easy DIY for Arresting Hair Fall and Inducing New Hair Growth: This has made my hair stronger, thicker and now I have almost no hair fall issues.

Ingredients Required:
  1. Almond Oil – 40 ml
  2. Coconut Oil – 40 ml
  3. Castor Oil – 10 ml
  4. Aroma Magic Stimulate Oil – 5 ml
  5. Aroma Magic Lavender Oil – 5ml
  6. Vitamin E capsules – 3 capsules
This is for a 100 ml mixture. Also required is an empty bottle for storing it and a measuring cap to take the required quantities.

I have used the following (you may use brands you prefer):
Divya Badam Rogan Almond Oil (from Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali),Patanjali Tejus 100% Pure Coconut Oil, Castor oil from a local brand, Evion Capsules (Vitamin E) and the two oils mentioned from Aroma Magic.

Almond Oil for hair growth

How to Prepare:
  1. Mix the above-mentioned quantities of Almond, Coconut and Castor oil.
  2. Now add 5ml each of Stimulate Oil and Lavender Oil.
  3. Slit open and squeeze 3 Vitamin E capsules into the mixture.
  4. Shake the mixture well and store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.

How to Apply:

This needs to be used for massage on the entire scalp and hair for about 10 minutes on alternate days. Leave overnight and wash off with shampoo.
Use this remedy for hair fall with patience and I am sure you will see the results very soon.

D. Treatments to stop Hair Fall:

 Hair Spa:
This is one of the most commonly used treatments for hair loss. Not only is this a relaxing experience, but hair spa treatment also has a lot of benefits as listed below:
-It is meant to deep condition the hair, treating split ends and repairing dry, damaged and dull hair as well as removing dandruff which is another cause of hair fall.
-It provides essential nourishment to the hair roots; fortifies the hair follicles and revitalizes the scalp, thus making a way for newer hair growth and countering hair fall.
-It prevents scalp ageing and stimulates blood circulation in the scalp area through the massage, helps in maintaining clean scalp and hair, thus leading to healthier hair and reduced to no hair fall.
-It also brings a welcome relief from stress and tension.
Many beauty parlors and hair salons offer hair spa therapy and it is wonderful to indulge yourself in this treatment once or twice a month to combat hair fall and get bouncy, smooth and beautiful hair. Charges will of course vary from one parlor to the other.

Spa treatment  hair at home
In the modern gizmo savvy ambience, where everyone is found racing against time, relaxation is of paramount significance. Spa treatment with it therapeutic massages and soothing techniques of different kinds pitches in as a balm to the stress torn humans. But with time being one of the constraining factors, visiting spas may not be possible. In such a scheme of things, home based treatment of spa methods turns out to be the only option.

Spa treatment for body and hair - the basic guidelines

  • It serves the purpose of healing and health by means of bathing- which technically is referred to as 'balneotherapy'.
  • Other than providing for body relaxing massages, facials, wraps, glows, manicure and pedicure; various healing techniques such as steam bath and meditation are also practiced for the ultimate purposes of physical and mental relaxation.
  • Spa treatment for hair includes conditioning, relaxing, massaging and moisturizing of scalp so that the natural growth and health of hair is abetted as well.
  • The therapeutic modes of scrubbing, cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing ultimately serve as anti-aging and beauty enhancing techniques.
Spa treatment for hair at home
  • The bare fundamentals of spa treatment for hair at home are manageable at home as well.
  • However, it involves patient harnessing of the processes of massaging, shampooing, rinsing and conditioning.
  • You can even toss out a naturally effective homemade hair mask to be used on a monthly or bi monthly basis.
  • Mashed banana in addition to honey, beaten egg, milk and olive oil can be put into use to churn out a homemade spa treatment for hair.
  • One banana pulp is to be mixed with two table measures of honey, three similar measures of milk & five measures of olive oil.
  • In order to add to the lustrous glow of hair, you can opt for an egg. The amalgam is to be applied on scalp prior to rinsing and shampooing.

 Minoxidil :

This is one of the most effective, FDA-approved and commonly prescribed medications from doctors worldwide for arresting hair fall and treating alopecia-related problems.

 Laser therapy:

A non-surgical treatment, Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a medical treatment meant to effectively deal with hair loss or thinning hair and stimulate new hair growth.

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