One major issue that every woman faces is hair fall. Not only women, but hair fall has also become the worst enemy of men too! There are various factors responsible for hair fall. To understand why we lose hair, it is important for us to know that the hair follicle has a life of its own. It has a growth phase, a resting phase, and a shedding phase. Various stresses of lifestyle, diet, sleep disturbances; etc can cause a disturbance in the hair follicles which leads to shedding.
Following are some easy-fixes that can help you control hair fall.
A lot of us have this habit of simply coating layers and layers of oil without really massaging it well which has some serious downsides- No result, double the shampoo, dry hair and worst of all- ‘hair fall’. Always remember, it’s your scalp that needs the oil, not your dead ends. Start with a small amount of oil on a cotton pad. Gently dab it into your scalp. Dab until you have covered your entire scalp and just briskly run your hands through your hair with a coin-sized amount.
Always go for herbal and natural shampoos for hair fall as they are gentle on the scalp and ends. Use Satthwa Moroccan Argan oil shampoo. It is for all hair types and is infused with argan oil which helps in promoting hair growth. It also reduces breakage and split-ends keeping your scalp healthy. This shampoo is sulfate and paraben-free and also includes jojoba oil, avocado oil, almond oil, and coconut oil. All these ingredients keep our scalp nourished and moisturized.
Your most trusted hair salon may have multiple treatments to control your hair fall, but in the end, they all will be leaving a hole in your pocket. So it is better to go for natural hair fall control methods that include the ingredients straight from your kitchen and garden. Onion, ginger, etc have multiple properties that can help control your hair fall. Follow the below two DIY methods to control hair fall:
a) Mix equal parts of ginger juice with olive oil. Wet your hair a little and apply this mixture on your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with a herbal shampoo.
b) Mix 3 tbsp of onion juice and 2 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Apply it on your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash it off with a herbal shampoo.
Use any of the two remedies twice a week for effective results.
Food plays a crucial role in maintaining the health of your hair. What you put in your body is as important what you put on your hair. Hence poor diet may also be one of the reasons for hair fall. Your hair is made up of proteins so try to include foods that are rich in proteins. Not only this, vitamin A, B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and zinc equally important to maintain the health of your hair. So add more fruits, green leafy vegetables, and nuts in your diet. Avoid junk food as they have fats and chemicals which accelerate the hair fall. Avoid sugar, starchy white food, alcohol and stop smoking. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins from your body.
Start taking hair supplements if all the essential nutrients are not covered in your diet. Hair supplements help in controlling hair fall and promote hair growth. Hair fall also occurs due to the deficiency of biotin. You can take biotin supplements if your daily dose of vitamin B7 is not met. Biotin also helps in the nourishment of your skin and nails so you get triple benefits.
Other factors that you should keep in mind to control your hair fall are:
- Don’t wash your hair frequently.
- Use the right comb.
- Avoid chemical hair treatments and colors.
- Do yoga and regular exercise.
- Choose hair products wisely.
- Towel dry the right way, do not rub just pat.
- Manage your stress levels.
The causes of hair fall may vary from person to person. In some cases, external factors such as pollution, weather changes, etc may be responsible while in other cases, hair fall may be due to hormonal changes and other medical conditions. It can also be due to pregnancy, hereditary, etc. So, by any chance, if you have chronic hair fall, don’t forget to book an appointment with your doctor. Do follow the above methods to control and stop hair fall and let us know your results in the comment section. Also, if you have any other hair fall control remedies of your own, don’t forget to share it with us.