12 Effective Tips to Reduce Hair Fall Naturally
May 29, 2017
It’s normal for everyone to shed some hair, but when you start seeing lots of hair in your bathroom drain, you know it’s time to take action. But preventing excessive hair fall is not easy and many of us fail to bring it under control. It’s difficult because the cause differs from person to person. And it also depends on external factors like diet and water.
The only option then is to keep trying different solutions until one of them works for you. Trying natural remedies is always the safest bet because they don’t come with side effects, which means you can try a lot of different solutions without worrying about self-harm. On that note, here are 12 natural remedies and tips that you can employ to bring your hair fall problem under control.
1. Water Intake
You could be losing hair because you’re not drinking enough water. Lack of water can make your hair follicles weak and dry, causing your hair to fall off easily. Try drinking more water and you could be surprised how much of a difference a simple step like this can have on your hair fall issue.
2. Nutrition Intake
More often than not, one of the primary reasons for hair fall is a lack of proper nutrients. People can experience increased hair fall when they change their food habits. While you could try taking nutrition supplement tablets to fill the gap, it’s always better to go natural.
Your body requires vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and proteins among other nutrients to maintain healthy hair growth. Nuts, green leafy vegetables, eggs, meats, dairy products, and grains can provide your body with all the ingredients it requires to grow strong and healthy hair. You can prevent or reduce hair fall by making sure your diet includes all these items.
3. Oil Massage
Massaging your scalp and hair with warm oil is widely advocated as a treatment for hair fall, and a good practice for maintaining healthy hair in general. Massaging oil into your scalp is said to promote hair growth by improving blood circulation and as a result of the nutrients present in the oil themselves. An oil massage can also help relieve stress, which can be a cause for hair fall in some people.
While coconut oil is commonly preferred, others such as olive, jojoba, rosemary and lavender oils can also be used. Herbal oils, which are prepared by mixing different oils and root extracts can also be effective in fighting hair fall.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe-Vera gel, the translucent matter in the leaves, is commonly used to maintain healthy skin. But the gel can also help reduce hair fall. The enzymes in aloe vera gel can naturally clean your scalp, reduce dandruff and unclog hair follicles. Also, its basic nature regulates your scalp’s pH balance, which is essential for hair growth. Aloe vera gel can also reduce inflammation of the scalp.
5. Onion Juice
If you think your hair fall problem is due to a scalp infection, then applying onion juice on your scalp can help. It’s antibacterial, which can contribute to reducing infection and it has high levels of sulphur, which aids blood circulation, which in turn can promote hair growth.
Apply onion juice on your scalp and leave it overnight before washing it off your hair in the morning. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly to get rid of the strong onion smell.
6. Curd and Honey
Curd is a natural conditioner and honey has antibacterial properties. In addition, curd has essential vitamins, proteins and good bacteria, which can nourish your scalp. Together, they can reduce hair fall, fight infection and make your hair grow stronger. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair for half an hour before you shower.
An egg is an excellent source of protein as well as iron, and other essential nutrients. Applying it on your hair and scalp on a regular basis can make your hair strong, silky and shiny. Apply and leave it on your scalp and hair until it dries. Like the onion juice, egg can make your hair smell bad. So, remember to wash your hair well.
8. Reetha, Amla, Shikakai
You may not realise it, but your hair fall could be due to the shampoo you use. A safer and healthier alternative to chemical based shampoos is to wash your hair with a mixture of reetha, amla and shikakai (soap nut, Indian gooseberry and acacia concinna).
There are different ways to use these three natural ingredients, but the easiest method is to make a paste with water. Reetha, amla and shikakai are easily available in powdered form, and the resulting paste can be used to wash your hair. Not only will it act as a natural surfactant, removing dirt and grime, the mixture will also nourish your scalp and hair, leaving it naturally conditioned.
Henna or hina is a plant based product that’s readily available in powdered form. You can prepare a paste by mixing this powder with water, oil, curd, honey, etc. and apply it on your hair. Once it’s completely dry, you can wash it with tepid or cold water.
Henna is considered to be great for your hair’s health. It can reduce hair fall, fight infection, remove dandruff and act as a conditioner. Remember that henna is a natural dye, and prolonged use can give your hair an orange tinge, which you may or may not desire.
Stress can cause your hormones to go haywire, which in turn can have a bad effect on your hair. Meditation can cut the negativity out, calm your mind and regulate the release of hormones in your body. Meditation is a safer way to control stress than taking medication.
You may wonder how exercising can prevent hair fall. But it can bring about some significant changes in your body. Exercising causes your body to release certain hormones, which improve your overall health, including the health of your scalp, which is responsible for healthy hair production.
12. Hair Care
Do not mistreat your hair, especially when you're experiencing hair fall. Abusing your hair constitutes more than just using harsh chemicals and hair products. Using a blow dryer can also weaken your hair. Always use a soft, wide toothed comb to brush your hair so that you don’t damage your scalp and hair follicles. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet. You can also try changing the way you tie your hair to relieve some stress of it.
Follow these natural hair fall reduction tips regularly, and you’ll notice changes in a few weeks.
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