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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Free Ways to Stop Your Hair Fall Naturally

When you start finding your hair strands floating under the shower after shampooing or when you find that your comb has more hair than your head, there is a pretty good chance that you are facing the problem of hair loss. It's one of the most painless yet psychologically painful ailment that afflicts us. Falling hair is a condition that affects both men and women. If left unattended, this condition can worsen and result in permanent hair loss leading to baldness. Therefore it is very important to find a solution for your falling hair as early as possible.

The root cause for falling hair is both hereditary and hormonal.The solution for falling hair can be a combination of medicines as prescribed by the doctor and good nutrition coupled with good grooming.
Identify the factors for falling hair before looking for a solution for your falling hair. The cause varies form individual to individual. It could be any one of the below mentioned causes or a combination of factors that lead to falling hair:
Stress, hormonal imbalance, lack of balanced diet, lack of iron which can lead to anemia and a reduction of red blood cells, irregular sleeping patterns ,ailments like Typhoid, nutritional deficiency especially Folic acid, effects of Chromotheraphy, treatment for cancer and pregnancy or wrong choice of hair-care products.

Some of the solutions for falling hair can be found at home.However, there is no quick fix solution to falling hair. Regular and timely care is the only lasting solution to falling hair.
  • Limejuice can be applied to the scalp and allowed to dry for some time before taking a head bath. This will arrest fling hair by keeping the scalp clean and healthy.
  • You can also apply a paste of Fenugreek seeds soaked overnight and apply it all over the scalp. Allow it to sink in for about an hour before taking a bath.
  • Applying coconut milk all over the scalp is also another effective solution for falling hair. Using castor oil as hair oil regularly will also help in preventing hair from falling.
  • Overuse of hair dyes, hairdryer and curling iron can aggravate the problem of hair loss, leading to baldness. Hence, do not use such products on a regular basis, if you are facing the problem of excessive loss of hair.
  • In case you are coloring your hair on a regular basis, be sure to leave a gap of at least 6 to 8 weeks between each session. This will prevent hair loss. Let your hair turn gray naturally. After all, it is better to sport gray hair than baldness!
  • Tight hairstyles such as braids, buns and ponytails can also lead to hair loss. The best way to prevent hair loss is to adopt easy hairstyle.
  • Hair follicles are made of protein.Eat a diet rich in protein. Include protein-rich food such as low-fat cheese, eggs, almond, beans sprouts, fish, seafood and yogurt in your diet. Soy milk and tofu are smart additions to the diet, as they are enriched with protein.
  • Calcium is another important nutrient for strengthening the hair follicles and roots in your scalp. Hence, include food rich in calcium in your diet.
  • The next thing to a balanced diet is sound sleep. Do not compromise with seven hours of sleep, make sure that you sleep enough and on time.
  • Hair care products should be chosen carefully, because they would directly affect the growth of your hair. Never use harsh shampoos, conditioners or stylizing products, because they would have a negative effect on the growth of your hair on account of prolonged use. If any such product causes hair loss, visit a dermatologist and some products that are suitable for your hair.
  • Alcohol and tobacco are the root causes for majority of hair loss problems. Quit habits such as smoking and consumption of alcohol.
  • Another important dietary need are essential fatty acids, found in foods like walnuts, canola oil, fish, and soy."This is just an observation, but I believe there are many people who may have a sub-clinical lack of omega 3 fatty acids , these are 'good' fats, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may actually play a role in healthy hair," says Samantha Heller, MS, RD, a nutritionist at NYU Medical Center.
  • Saw Palmetto has been shown in some small studies to be effective for preventing hair loss in some men. It was first used by the American Indians to treat and maintain healthy hair and skin.
  • Nettle root may not only stave off baldness, but may actually regenerate hair growth.
  • Vitamins: Your mother told you they were good for you, but you may not know they're good for your hair too. Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp.Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation
  • Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three). but if your head gets wet you will be able to smell it
  • Try rubbing your hair with henna.
  • Practise Meditation. Most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance
  • Massaging your scalp can be of immense benefit. Get good stimulating scalp massage oil and massage your scalp twice a week.
Major benefits of scalp Massage oil

o It conditions and lubricates the scalp and resists developing dandruffs, which minimize the chances of hair thinning in women.
o Stimulated blood circulation in your neck and scalp area impend hair growth
o It strengthen the hair root, minimizing the chances of hair fall
o It protects the hair from adverse factors like scorching sun and harsh climates
o It replenishes damaged hair
o It prevents the hire from splitting ends.

Don't forget:
"The same foods that are good for your body and your health overall are good for your hair''

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