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Complete Hair Care: Cause, Prevention and Home Remedies

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Complete Hair Care: Cause, Prevention and Home Remedies

Hair loss has been a common problem for a long time but in the last few years, it has reached a wider range and is now affecting one-third of the population. Today, on average, everyone loses 100 hair strands each day.

It is a natural phenomenon; so there is no need to worry a lot over a few follicles falling off. But if it is getting excessive, it can be a troublesome problem, often causing worry and affecting self-esteem, for both men and women.

If you have tried multiple hair fall products out there but, nothing has worked out yet, maybe the solution to all your hair problems has been lying in your diet and your regular activities. Do you have a problem? We have the solution. So, let’s cut to the small talks and come to the point.

From a bad diet to using bad shampoo, find out what could be causing your hair to thin and how you can restore it to its previous crowning glory.

 Causes of Hair Loss

 Nutritional Deficiencies

If your hair is continually falling and you are facing multiple hair problems, it may be because essential nutrients like iron, copper, zinc, and proteins are missing from your diet. The deficiency of vitamin D can also cause hair loss.

Thyroid Issues

If the thyroid gland that is at the front of the neck, produces excessive or an insufficient quantity of the thyroid hormone, then the cycle of hair growth changes. The thyroid also brings other issues like weight gain or loss, changes in heart rate and more.

Stress

Extreme stress can cause hair loss; do yoga, meditation, and hair massage to reduce your chances of experiencing hair loss.

Birth Control Pill

Very few people know that birth control can cause hair loss. The hormones in the pill that suppress ovulation can cause hair to thin. Sometimes, you suffer hair loss when you stop taking the pill. Other medicines that affect hair include high blood pressure, depression, arthritis, and heart disease.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome causes a hormonal imbalance that creates higher levels of androgens than normal. It often causes hair to grow on the face and body, while the hair on the head grows thinner.

Chemical Products

When you over-treat your hair, it badly affects your hair due to the toxic chemicals found in dyes and styling products. Today, almost all shampoos contain Sodium laurel sulphate that has a toxic effect on your immune system and also corrodes hair follicles and impedes hair growth.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal Imbalance is something that every person has to go through after his or her 30s and it is almost unavoidable.

Apart from the above some medical conditions like – Androgenetic alopecia, Alopecia areata, Genetics, telogen effluvium can cause hair related problems.

Here is the list of some techniques to reduce or deal with hair loss:

Shampoo & Conditioner – First, understand your scalp type and find the right shampoo accordingly. Also, you should wash your hair as per your scalp. Like, over washing hair with dry scalp can lead to hair fall, or not washing oily locks thrice a week can also bring problems. Moreover, make sure that your shampoo does not contain a lot of chemicals.

A good quality condition contains amino acids, which would help to repair damaged hair and also keep it smooth.

Take Care of Diet – For healthy and growing hair, you need to feed your hair all the right nutrients including plenty of protein and iron. With a balanced diet, make sure to involve in physical activities by side. Yoga and meditation work great in reducing hair fall.

Oiling – Regular oiling can make great changes by enhancing blood circulation and nourishing the roots. Make sure to massage your tresses once a week with oil that suits your scalp. It helps your hair follicles remain active. Add lavender in an almond or sesame oil for better results.

Stay Hydrated- The hair shaft comprises one-quarter water so make sure to drink at least four to eight cups in a day to stay hydrated and for the proper growth of healthy hair.

Avoid Bad Routines – If you are really serious about keeping your hair healthy, you must be aware of taking care of them. Don’t rub your hair dry with a towel. Instead, let them dry naturally.

These are activities that you can follow on a regular basis to keep your hair healthy. Besides if you already lost a lot of hair and want instant result try these homemade formulas.

Home Made Remedies

  • Garlic Juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice: You just need to run one of the juices on your scalp, leave it overnight and wash it out in the morning. Follow this routine for a week to see a noticeable result.
  • Egg Hair Mask:  Mix one egg with a teaspoon of Olive Oil and Honey and apply the paste from root to tips. Rinse after 20 minutes with a mild shampoo.
  • Green Tea: Steep two tea bags in hot water, pour this cooled concoction over your hair and scalp while massaging at the roots, before rinsing off with water.
  • Amla Hair Pack: Mix a paste of Amla powder and Lime juice and apply it on your scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap for some time and then wash it as usual.

In case, your hair problem is serious and you are not getting any improvements with above tips, don’t ignore the warning signs- book in to see trichologist who can help to determine the cause and help you to get on track to regaining your hair.

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