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7 Ways to Stop Hair Loss Naturally

How to Prevent Hair Loss Naturally?

 

Are you losing too much hair?

It is normal to lose 100 to 150 strands every day as part of the hair growth cycle.

Normal Hair cycle:

Growing phase (4.5 years) → Resting phase (4 months) → Hair falls out

At any given time about 90% of your hair is in a growing phase (and each hair grows for 4 to 5 years). Then the hair goes into resting phase and falls out, and is replaced by a new hair.

But if you see more and more hair falling as you comb, or notice excessive amounts on your shower floor, then its time to take a closer look at various factors – such as your diet, products you are putting in your head – that may be contributing to hair loss.

Although there is no magic pill to cure hair loss, there are many ways to prevent it and regrow your lost hair. Here are simple and effective tips to prevent hair loss and maintain healthy hair.

7 Ways to Stop Hair Loss Naturally
 1. Stress Less

Stress affects all of your body, and your hair is no exception. Never-ending stress can cause a disproportionate number of hair to go into resting phase at the same time. And this leads to large clumps of hair coming out all at once.

The good news is that stress related hair loss is usually temporary, as long as the stress event is temporary 😉 

What to do: For healthy locks find time to relax. Engage yourself in stress-busting activities like yoga, walking in nature, gardening, meditation. You can also talk to a friend, family or seek professional support.

2. Stop wearing ponytails or braids tightly

Wearing styles that require tight pulling –  tight ponytails, braids, corn-rows – can pull out hair by the roots and cause hair loss. It can also lead to condition called traction alopecia, a form of hair loss which is caused by constant pulling of hair. In long-term your hair might permanently stop growing  from areas it is pulled most from, causing a bald patch.

What to do:  Change your hairstyle and your hair will recover. 

3. Get up and Move

All work and no play makes your hair dull and thin. How does exercise help ?

1. Exercise increases blood flow to your scalp, bringing with it essential nutrients required for hair growth.

2. When you exercise you sweat and that unclogs the hair follicles, giving space for new hair to grow.

What to do: If you desire thick beautiful hair go for a walk, dance, cycle, play, run, do yoga, cardio or whatever you enjoy. Get up and get moving!

4. Read the labels of your Products

Shampoo, conditioner, hair serum may contain harsh chemicals such as propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, methylisothiazolinone, phthalates, artificial colour, artificial fragrance (also known as “parfum”), parabens, etc. These synthetic chemicals can cause allergic reaction, skin irritation, itchy scalp and hair loss.

What to do: Learn to read the labels and buy products containing safer and natural ingredients. If you are unsure about any ingredient check its safety at www.ewg.org

Also stick to traditional hair care practices. So instead of using a conditioner, pre-condition your hair using incredibly nourishing oils such as coconut, almond, sesame, olive.

Your hair will love you for going natural!

5. Chose Natural Hair colors

Bollywood actress Rekha had said in an interview ‘ I will die but not dye my hair’

Harsh chemicals in the synthetic hair dyes – such as ammonia, hydrogen peroxide,  p-phenylenediamine –  can cause hair damage, brittleness and scalp irritation. Repeated exposure to hair can also harm the hair follicles, potentially resulting in thinning and hair loss.

What to do: For healthy hair and scalp use plant-based dyes such as henna, bhringraj, amla, indigo. From dark brown to red, they produce natural and gorgeous hair tints

6. Check Your Iron Levels

We need iron to produce red blood cells, which carries oxygen around the body.

Iron deficiency = less oxygen to the body tissues (including your scalp).

This starves the hair follicles, causing gradual hair loss.

What to do: Eat foods that are high in iron such as lentils (dals), beans, green leafy vegetables, nuts, meat. Check with your doctor or nutritionist to determine for sure if you have iron deficiency anaemia and follow their advice.

7. Head Massage to activate the dormant hair follicles

Massaging  improves scalp circulation, nourishing the hair from the roots and drain away any toxins that gather in your scalp. It also helps to spread natural oils of your scalp along the whole length of the hair. This conditions and protects your hair right to the tips.

What to do: Give yourself a nice head massage at least once a week.  And you may just stimulate those dormant hair follicles and get that hair growing again. The best oils for hair loss are coconut, sunflower, olive, ghee, flaxseed, evening primrose, avocado, jojoba and castor (diluted with another oil).

 Other suggestions to to prevent hair loss and maintain healthy hair.

  • Don’t Style Your Hair When Wet:  Your hair is most delicate when wet, and therefore combing or styling straight after shower is a big no-no. Let your hair dry 80 to 90 percent before styling.
  • Allow your hair to dry naturally: Blow drying removes too much moisture from the hair, and over long-term, the lack of moisture can cause the hair to become brittle and weak. If at all you must use a blow-dryer,  then let your hair air dry partly and make sure you use the cooler setting.
  •  Skip hot showers: Hot water strips protective oils from your hair and will make your hair dry and dull. Thus, prefer lukewarm water which is kinder to your hair as well as your skin.
  • Pat dry your hair: Rubbing your hair vigorously with a towel can lead to hair breakage. Pat dry instead using a cotton towel.
  • Minimize the use of hot curlers, hair straighteners and chemical treatments: Vigorous styling  can actually affect the hair root and damage your hair, causing hair loss which would not have occurred otherwise.

Do not harm your hair and it will last longer. The idea is to be gentle and kinder with your hair.

Note: Seek professional advice if you have any concerns. Always consult your doctor or nutritionist before starting any new medication or supplements.

 

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16 comments
ogechukwu agboli says

wil try dis out

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Chi R says

Hello Minaz. I am suffering from hair fall problem.I am doing my best to stop , but the thinning of hair in crown region is very rapid.Can you suggest any remedy to regrow hair on crown region for women.I have read about cinnamon and honey on bald spot.But have been confused about using honey for hair as they turn grey.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi, Yes you are right honey does cause hair greying if used too much.

    Thinning of hair around crown happens due to excess pitta. Foods like dates, black raisins (munakka), sesame seeds, flax seeds and sunflower seeds help reduce pitta.

    Also, include amla in your diet.

    There are some useful remedies here

    Best wishes.

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    Chi R says

    Hi Minaz,

    Thank u for ur response.I have included dates,amla n manuka in my diet,even after massaging the crown region with castor and coconut oil, the loss in this region has not stopped.Its like everyday the hairline seems to be reducing in the crown region.

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Minaz @hairbuddha says

Are you stressed about something?

You should try yoga – it’s helps balances our hormone levels and correct any imbalances. It’s also very calming for our mind.

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    Chi R says

    Thank u Minaz..May be I am more stressed about loss of my hair.

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Chi R says

What is the best way to consume Amla.I eat the sugar candy Amla.But I get fresh amla as well.So do I take the juice with water in the morning on empty stomach.Is 1 teaspoon amla juice enough for results?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Yes amla juice is a great idea. Take morning evening empty stomach – 1 tsp.

    I also put amla in dal, pulav and soups, it adds good flavour.

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Claudia says

I am surprised to hear you say do not comb your hair when wet wait unti its nearly dry. When I do this I find my hair bracks but when I comb it wet its much better. I have long hair and use a wood comb I dont know if ths makes a differance ?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    If it’s not breaking your hair than that’s fine.

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    Claudia says

    I realised after its probably becasue my hairs curly but I had been looking at so many of your tips at that point I could not remember where i had left the comment, sigh.

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steve says

Hi,
i am now 52 lost hair on top early 30s, like most comments i get young face , what age did you lose hair, would love to get my hair back on top , have thick hair back and sides, does finger nail rubbing really work, and how many minutes a day, unfortunately cant afford what wayne rooney did and had hair restored, all these products seem a con as there seems to be no cure for growing hair back if only someone could find a cure they would be very rich
regards
steve

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    Minaz says

    Hi Steve,
    There is no harm in trying. You can do 10 minutes every day.
    I also suggest you do oil massage with coconut oil.
    Also, include foods like coconut, ghee, almonds and flax seeds in your diet.
    I hope you grow your hair back.
    Best wishes

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    steve says

    HI MINAZ,
    Thanks for reply dont know why i am complaining really as i have a gorgeous girlfriend, i think it just comes down to confidence, i will give it a go i can only try, it dosent happen to often but when remarks are made they can have an affect on you
    steve

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anupama says

mam am working in maldives here we are using hard water am getting so much of hair fall can u tell any remedies for this

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    Minaz says

    Anupama, you can use lemon juice as a last rinse. It will help with hard water as well as hair growth.

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