[toc]Are you suffering from hair fall? Do you dread brushing your hair because every time you brush your hair; you notice hair sticking to your hairbrush? Well you are not alone. Most people suffer from hair fall at some point in their life. We lose on an average 60 to 100 strands of hair every day.
If it is more than this number, then there is reason for some concern. Excess hair loss can be a sign of unhealthy hair, lack of proper hair care and/or deficiency in certain essential minerals and vitamins. To prevent hair fall and to have healthy hair, there are certain things that you should take care of. In this article we are going to discuss some of the methods for preventing hair fall.
5 Ways To Prevent Hair Fall
Avoid Excessive Use Of Hair Styling Products
Hair styling products such as hairsprays, hair mousses, styling gels and creams contains a plethora of chemicals. When these products are used regularly, the chemicals remain as residue in your hair and scalp. These chemicals are quite harsh and they can make your hair porous, brittle and prone to breakage. Brittle and porous hair is quite fragile and this can ultimately lead to hair fall. So, it is best to limit the use of hair styling products.
Don’t Over Wash Your Hair
Most of us become overzealous in maintaining good hygiene and tend to wash our hair every day. But it is not necessary to shampoo hair every single day. Shampooing hair everyday makes hair dry and brittle. Also, it strips hair of essential oil making your tresses rough and dull. Dry and dull hair is more prone to damage and hair fall. Thus it is best to wash your hair twice a week only. If you have very oily hair, then you can shampoo your hair three times a week.
Most of the time, we suffer from hair fall due to deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals in our body. The best way to counteract it is to eat a diet that is rich in green leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits and nuts. Include iron-rich fruits and vegetables as well as food items that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and natural antioxidants to prevent hair loss. Eating a healthy diet is the key to having strong and nourished hair.
Hot Oil Treatment
As already mentioned, dry, rough and frizzy hair is more prone to breakage. To nourish and moisturize dry hair, hot oil treatment is very useful. Oil massage has long been used to hydrate dry tresses and improve circulation of the scalp. Mix equal quantities of organic coconut oil and pure argan oil. Heat the mixture slightly until it is warm but not too hot.
Now part your hair into small manageable sections and massage the oil on your scalp and hair. Do this to your entire scalp. Next, dip a clean towel in warm water, squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around your head. The warmth of the towel will open the hair cuticles and the oil will better penetrate the hair. After half an hour, wash hair with a mild shampoo.
Apply Hair Masks
To keep your hair in the best condition so that it is shiny, glossy and frizz-free, you need to apply nourishing masks. Homemade hair masks are great for hydrating hair as well as for nourishing the scalp. You can make a hair mask by combining an egg with green tea and olive oil. Egg contains proteins that nourishes hair and makes it strong and healthy. Green tea is full of antioxidants that will increase hair growth.
These were some methods for preventing hair loss. Always remember to keep your scalp clean and avoid overstyling your hair to prevent hair fall.