Did you know that on average, a person loses 200 hair strands every day? If not taken care of, you’ll be nearing baldness faster than you know. There could be many causes of hair loss which include diet, mineral deficiency, medications, stress, pollution and genetics. Putting on a cap, hat or helmet could also be another reason in men. Here’s how you can control hairfall:
Keep your hair clean
Washing your hair regularly prevents dust and dirt from accumulating in your pores. Shampooing every day will lower the risk of infections and dandruff that may lead to hair breakage or loss. Try using a sulfate-free shampoo that won’t dry out hair from regular washing. And don’t forget to use a conditioner.
Avoid chemicals and over-styling
Excessive styling, dying and over-processing hair can cause thinning and some temporary loss. A buildup of the product or excessive dandruff on the scalp has been shown to clog hair follicles.
Avoid brushing wet hair
When the hair is wet, it is in its weakest state. So avoid brushing wet hair because of the chances of hair loss increase. But if you must comb wet hair, use a very wide-toothed comb or use your fingers to undo tangles instead.
Food for your hair
Garlic juice, onion juice, ginger juice or sour yoghurt with lemon drops make is healthy for your scalp. Rub one of the juices on your scalp, leave it overnight and wash it out in the morning or if you’re in a hurry, leave it for at least 20-30 minutes before washing it off. Do it regularly for a week and you will see a noticeable result.
Enrich diet with protein
Eating meats, fish or other proteins can keep your hair healthy. Avoid unhealthy, oily meals and increase the intake of fat-free nutritious foods.
The hair shaft comprises of one-quarter water so drink at least four to eight cups of water in a day to stay hydrated.
Smoking cigarettes reduce the amount of blood that flows to the scalp and this causes a reduction in hair growth. Studies show that hair loss is measurably worse in those who inhale tobacco.
Studies in the past have found medical evidence that links stress with hair loss. De-stress yourself; one of the ways of doing so is by getting involved in physical activities such as walking, exercising etc. Alternative therapies such as meditation and yoga not only reduce stress but restores hormonal balance.