Nobody wants to go loose their precious hair, but loosing your hair is a very common occurrence among men and women at alarming rates. There are many great home remedies to prevent and reduce hair fall out there. We will take a look at the remedies on the market and some other thing lifestyle things you can do. First lets look at hair hygiene to prevent hair fall and second we will look at the remedies you can use to stop the nasty process to control hair fall.
Good Hair Hygiene
Keeping your hair healthy is step one in the prevention of hair loss. It doesn’t matter if you’ve already started losing your hair, these steps can be started at anytime to help slow down the loss or stop what hair you still have.
Hair must be cared for and special attention should be paid to how you wash it, what you put in it, and how to cut it. Let’s start with washing your hair. Washing your hair in itself is not bad, it is the products you use that do the damage.
Harsh products that change the alkaline and acidic balance damage hair. Find shampoos with natural products that leave your scalp clean of dirt and grime and are free of damaging chemicals. The list of damaging chemicals to avoid is rather large but some of the big ones are sodium and aluminum sulfates. If you see those don’t use.
Once you exit the shower avoid drying your hair vigorously with a towel. Instead use a soft towel to pat dry your hair. Do not tug or rub hard with the towel. Also avoid using a blow dryer on the hair and scalp. The heat can do lots of damage to the hair and cause breakage.
The best method is to simply let your hair air dry as much as possible. Use a comb with “wide teeth” so you don’t rip and damage your hair out when you run a comb through it. How often is your hair getting a trim? It should be done every 4 to 6 weeks to promote healthy hair.
Get a good night sleep when you can. Sleep helps the body recover and eliminates many of the toxins that build up during the day. Sleep also reduces stress which can aid in preventing hair fall. If you venture into the sun, protect your hair with a hat. Drink plenty of water to keep the skin and hair follicles healthy and hydrated.
Good Natural Remedies For Hair Loss
There are lots of home remedies for hair loss. Every culture around the world has used herbs and oils found in their region to treat it making the options plentiful. Most of the remedies will be rubbing an oil or herb directly on the scalp.
Coconut Milk and Oil
One of the most popular remedies is rubbing coconut milk on the scalp. Fresh coconut milk can nourish and promote hair growth. Grate a coconut into a saucepan with a little water and bring it to a simmer. The strain the liquid through a cheesecloth and apply the milk to your head. Massage it deeply into the scalp and leave it on for an hour before rinsing it out with cool water 3 – 4 times a week.
Coconut milk can be combined with other things also to help even further. Amla oil is a popular oil from an Indian plant the Amalaki. It promotes a healthy scalp and hair growth. It has been used for centuries. It also slows the graying process which is a big bonus. You can massage the oil directly into the scalp or combine it with coconut milk.
Mustard Seed Oil
Mustard seed oil is another remedy for hair fall that has a great track record. You rub the oil onto the scalp. Mustard seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, calcium, and iron. The antioxidants provide protection against damage to the skin and scalp. The protein and omega-3 acids in the mustard seed oil promotes hair to grow healthy, thick, and strong.
One of the most popular home remedies for hair fall is saw palmetto. It is used in capsule form and taken internally. There have been a few published studies which showed encouraging results that it promotes hair growth. It is also a main ingredient in main commercial hair loss products.
Biotin is a B vitamin and a deficiency in it can cause hair loss. Biotin is a necessary component for the body to use glucose to make nails, skin and hair. Biotin can be found in a B vitamin supplement and taken in pill form. There are no side effects to taking Biotin and the excess is just secreted in the urine.
Be Nice to Your Hair
This article cannot begin to cover all the home remedies for hair fall because there are literally hundreds of options people try. Compiled here are some of the most widely used and even scientifically backed home remedies.
Live a healthy lifestyle with enough sleep and stress reduction activities as you can because it can really help prevent hair loss. Don’t put chemicals on your head with harsh shampoos and don’t beat your hair up blow drying and towel drying.
Try ointments like coconut oil and milk and mustard seed oil on the scalp. Then make sure you are up to speed on vitamins especially the B vitamins and supplements like saw palmetto.