Thick luscious hair… All of us love these without any exception.
Fortunately, many among us are born with this genetically thick hair. At the same time, many others have to struggle for these. Whether it’s home remedies or herbal treatments, we can have those thick and luscious hair strands that we ever dreamed of.
Hair Fall – What the Trouble is About?
No matter what you do to have those amazing hair strands, you may still see them falling. There is a pretty natural phenomenon because a certain extent of hair fall is considered normal. According to experts, losing 100-t150 strands in a day is quite normal.
However, once the number of hair strands you are losing in a day exceeds this, it results in hair fall that can turn into hair loss in some cases. Now comes the question: what causes hair loss?
Well, there are many obvious answers. From hormonal conditions to an insufficient diet, many things can cause your hair to fall. I remember my mother once experienced severe hair fall and this was because of some medication’s side effects which she was prescribed by a renowned endocrinologist in Lahore for the treatment of some hormonal problem.
But this was only one single cause. You should know that many other reasons can result in severe hair fall. If you are looking for a potential cause of your severe hair fall, here are some of the potential causes that can be your culprit.
- Family history of hair fall
- Hormonal changes
- Medication side effects
- Wrong choice of hair care products
- Hard styling and hair treatments
- Everyday stress
- Some kind of radiation therapy
- Nutritional deficiency
Whatever your cause of hair fall is, there is always a lot you can do about it. Yes, you heard me right. There are many ways to improve your hair health and stop them from falling. Let’s know more about these ways.
Tips to Stop Hair Fall
Curious about what you can do to improve your hair health without putting in too much effort? Here are some of the things you can try and benefit from.
1- Eat more protein
You need to eat more protein because your hair strands are protein themselves.
Yes, this is true but not the sole reason why you need to add more and more protein to your diet. Protein not only serves as the structural basis for your hair strands but lack of protein is also associated with nutrient deficiencies in your body. Anaemia is one such case which affects the blood circulation in the body and contributes to one important cause behind hair fall.
Organ meat, lentils, and cottage cheese are some of the best protein sources that you can add to your diet to get enough protein.
2- Get a water filter
Sometimes the cause of your hair fall lies in your water.
Water can be loaded with certain heavy metals that can affect your hair health and result in hair loss. So, a water filter can help you here. This water filter is installed in your shower that filters the water before it touches your head. This way, the water cleared from any impurities can help you to get control over hair fall.
3- Choose hair care products wisely
All the colorful shampoo and conditioner bottles you find quite appealing on store shelves can sometimes be the culprit of your hair fall.
Yes, these hair products despite all the claims can have chemicals in them that can be damaging to your scalp and your overall hair health. For this reason, you should be careful while choosing these products. It is better to go for mild or herbal products that cause minimal damage to your hair.
You can also consult your dermatologist for choosing the right kind of shampoo suitable for your hair needs.
4- Natural oils can do the job for you
Have you heard about the head massage benefits for your hair health?
This is quite true because head massages tend to improve the circulation of blood in your scalp. Efficient blood circulation and scalp movement stimulate the hair follicles to produce new hair strands. Other than this, these oils also have a hair growth stimulating impact. Head massage also helps to relieve stress. For all these reasons, oil massages can help you get rid of hair fall.
5- Be careful with hair styling
No matter how much you love straightening and curling your hair, keep in mind the damage it can cause to your hair and scalp. Whenever doing these, try to use heat protectants and use good quality products. Also, avoid direct heat exposure to your scalp and keep your hair strong and healthy.
Sometimes multivitamins and other supplements can help to improve your hair fall. Vitamin E is particularly good in this regard. You can consult your doctor to choose the best supplements for you.
7- Home remedies
Here are some of the best home remedies for silky and smooth hair:
- An egg and yogurt mask
- Coffee and egg mask for your hair
- Onion and potato water
- Fenugreek seed and rice water spray for your hair.
Hair health is important for all reasons. But when you are trying all these remedies don’t forget to see your doctor as soon as your hair fall gets worse to minimize the extent of hair loss.