10 tips to reduce hair-fall
It’s not rare to find your comb clogged with your hair strands every day. But hair loss can be controlled easily, with the right hair care routine and awareness.
Here is what you need to do to keep the hair loss issue at bay:
TIP 1: COCONUT OIL
It is the corner stone for every hair care regime. A regular coconut oil massage will help strengthen hair growth, right from the roots to the tip. It does this with the help of the moisture it contains, which protects the hair shaft from any impurities that may cause hair damage.
TIP 2: AMLA
Hair fall is a sign of lack of vitamins in your body. Amla is vitamin C rich and high in antioxidants, which help solve most hair problems. Amla could be applied onto the scalp. You could prepare a small mixture by crushing an amla or using its powder. The crushed amla juice could be added to two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon. Mix well and apply to the scalp and leave it to dry; then rinse using warm water.
TIP 3: EGGS
Eggs are great for treating hair loss as they contain proteins and minerals. A hair pack containing egg whites and olive oil works very well for the hair. To prepare this, you’d need the white of one egg and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil. Beat it well to give a paste-like consistency and apply this to the scalp and hair. Keep it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it with cool water and a mild shampoo.
TIP 4: ACUPRESSURE
This is known to stimulate hair growth considerably. Balayam, which is an acupressure therapy, increases circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair growth. For this pose, you should sit in the padmasana pose and place your finger tips facing each other. Let your thumbs be away from your fingers and rub the nails of one hand with those of the other. Make sure you rub only the broadest part of the nails together.
TIP 5: YOGA
Other yoga asanas like kapalbhati, balayam and anulomvilom also help hair growth. These asanas cleanse our system and open blockages for proper oxygen and blood flow, which results in nourishing hair follicles.
TIP 6: PROPER DIET
Your diet plays an essential part in healthy hair growth. Proteins are one of the very important nutrients to stimulate hair growth significantly. They help new hair grow in place of the old ones. Foods like beans, cheese, milk, nuts, grains, and fish, chicken should be included in your daily diet.
TIP 7: IRON
Lack of iron weakens hair, right from the roots, and causes it to fall excessively. Ensure you eat spinach, soybeans, dal, red kidney beans, chicken, meat, eggs and fish for iron intake.
TIP 8: PROTECT FROM POLLUTION
With exposure to pollution, dust, heat and humidity, it is imperative that you take steps to protect that mane. Tying the hair up, when outside, and covering the head with a scarf could keep away from such unhealthy exposure, as advised by hair stylist Rod Anker.
TIP 9: CASTOR AND SWEET ALMOND OIL
As aromatherapist Dr Blossom Kochchar suggests, people suffering from hair fall should apply a mixture of castor and sweet almond oil on the scalp. Apply this with the help of a cotton ball and massage gently with your fingertips.
TIP 10: LEAVE YOUR HAIR ALONE
Regular straightening, coloring, blow-drying and perming should be avoided as these commonly cause hair loss. With consistent check on our diets, some yoga and exercise, as well certain hair care practices, it would be rather easy to fight hair-fall and avoid it.
About the author: Priyanka Ganwani is a Mumbai-based content writer for India.com and is also a Trainee Broadcast Journalist.