Well, we can certainly tell you one thing, you are NOT the only one Trust us. While we all know genetics, stress, extreme heat, dandruff play a big role, you can still have some control over the situation.
Hair loss, baldness and hair thinning can be a nightmare and affect people as young as in their teens.
Don’t have the money for expensive laser surgeries and transplant techniques? No sweat we got you covered. Here are a COMPLETELY natural remedies you can do that doesn’t involve any of that:
Thorough Hair Care
- Regular washing - Washing hair daily may protect against hair loss by keeping the scalp healthy and clean. The key is to use a mild shampoo.
- Hot Oil Treatments - Oiling your hair regularly by mixing three oils, as castor oil, almond oil, and olive oil can keep your hair well-nourished and supply the nutrients it requires.
- Heat up the oil a little bit so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.
- Gentle Styling – We strongly advise you to skip tight braids or ponytails that may pull on hair at the root and potentially lead to excessive shedding.
- Drying your hair naturally - Limit your use of hair dryers. Heat weakens hair proteins. Constant heating and drying can lead to brittleness and fragility that can cause hair loss that would not have occurred otherwise. Natural drying is best for your hair, so aim to dry it naturally more often than drying it with heat.
- Hair processing - Chemical treatments, like perms or hair color, may also damage hair and scalp. You have a much safer chance using organic hair dyes and others that don’t contain ammonia, peroxide, or para-phenylenediamine (PPD).
- More Protein And Omega-3s Intake needed. PERIOD - If you’re struggling with hair loss, make sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet from sources like seafood, lean meats, eggs, and legumes. Fatty acids like omega-3s are also important for maintaining hair and scalp health, and you can get more of those in your diet from sources like seafood and flaxseed.
- Try a Mediterranean diet – Several high-profile studies have revealed that a diet containing raw vegetables and fresh herbs, like the Mediterranean diet, may reduce the risk of androgenic alopecia (female pattern baldness or male pattern baldness) or slow its onset.
- Best results were observed when participants consumed high amounts of these foods — such as parsley, basil, salad greens — more than three days a week.
- Ensure To supplement your vitamin intake – Don’t forget about your vitamins people! One vitamin that stands out among the rest especially when it comes to hair loss prevention is Vitamin A.
- There are plenty of foods that are good sources of vitamin A, like leafy greens, carrots, and sweet potatoes, or you can get it in the form of daily supplements of vitamins and minerals. A collagen supplement can also support hair health and growth as a source of amino acids and antioxidant protection.
Taking Your Supplements
- Multivitamin - vitamins A, B, C, D, iron, selenium, and zinc are all important to the hair growth and retention processes, specifically with cell turnover. You can find daily multivitamins at most grocery stores or drugstores or ask your doctor to prescribe one to you.
- Increase your vitamin D intake - vitamin D is associated with nonscarring alopecia. Treating deficiencies may help with regrowth.
- Biotin - Biotin — vitamin H or B7— is involved in fatty acid synthesis in the body. This process is essential to the hair life cycle and you may experience hair loss if you have a deficiency. We recommend you take 2– 3 milligrams daily after consulting with your doctor.
- Ginseng - Ginseng contains certain phytochemicals that may promote hair growth on the scalp. Further study is needed to recommend specific dosages. In the meantime, speak with your doctor about taking ginseng supplements or consider trying topical solutions that contain this ingredient.
Keep up with your medications to prevent hair fall
- Minoxidil - Apply the liquid or foam to your scalp each day. Side effects include scalp irritation and acne at the site of application. Rarer side effects include irregular heartbeat and blurred vision.
- Finasteride - Otherwise known as Propecia, this prescription pill may help slow hair loss and even promote new growth.
Other Effective methods
- Applying Onion, Garlic, Or Ginger Juice – Individuals with patchy hair loss found that participants who applied onion juice twice every day had significantly increased hair re-growth than those in the control group.
- Juice from raw garlic, which is a close cousin to the onion, is thought to be effective for this type of treatment. And finally, many people report success with using ginger juice to stop hair fall. (Though personally, I think I’ll stick with the essential oils!)
- Try A Green Tea Hair Treatment - Green tea contains antioxidants, which may help protect against hair shedding and boost hair growth. Make a strong green tea by steeping two bags of green tea in 1 cup of water, then apply the tea to your scalp. Leave it on for an hour, then rinse.
Here a few EXTRA Tips!
- Steer clear of cigarettes and avoid direct/intense sun.
- A healthy diet and a high water intake help to keep the hair healthy and therefore limit the hair fall.
- Drinking at least two liters of water a day is essential as it helps to keep the skin and hair hydrated.
- Avoiding excess salt and food with high-fat content.
What’s The Takeaway From All This?
Hair loss is a common occurrence, particularly from pattern baldness.
People looking for a treatment to help prevent or regrow hair have several potential options. The effectiveness of each option will vary from person to person. People should talk to a doctor before starting a new hair loss treatment or taking supplements.
Hope this blog helped shed some light and precautionary measures on this extremely common problem. Consider sharing it with your friends and write to us on the comments as to what you’d want us to cover next!