Though beauty experts try to reassure us that hair fall is a normal and natural phenomenon and is backed by natural hair growth, it seems a little hard to believe when you see lumps of hair on your brush every morning and evening. Personally, I remember being paranoid and wondering how on earth could my body replenish the huge amount of hair that I was losing.
There can be many reasons for losing hair. From hormonal imbalances to seasonal changes, the reasons behind a thinning crowning glory can be many. While it is best to go to a specialist for hair fall that is the result of any internal problem, hair fall caused by changes in the climate can be tackled. This can be done at home without the need to go to the salon.
Here are a few natural measures to arrest hair fall at home:
What’s inside is what’s outside: How many times have we heard them pay, what we eat is what we are. As far as hair health is concerned, this theory applies. Trichologists recommend soy and its produce, food items rich in zinc, omega 3 fatty acids as well as Vitamins C & E.
Ancient Indians and Egyptians believed in oiling their hair to help promote hair growth. It might not be feasible to oil hair and walk around with oiled hair in the present times but massaging your scalp with just your fingertips everyday will stimulate blood circulation, leading to reduced hair fall.
Wear some head gear whenever possible, especially when the sun’s beating down. Just like your skin, hair too needs to be protected against the harmful UV radiation to prevent premature greying and hair loss.
Avoid brushing your hair when it is wet, no matter what tearing hurry you are in. Also avoid using tight clips or bands.
Once a week, give your hair the pampering it deserves. Apply a nourishing hair masque and try to relax completely while you wait it out. Good quality hair masques can be bought from any drugstore. If you want to go completely natural, go to one of those shops that sell Indian spices and condiments. You are likely to find natural henna or aloe vera based hair packs, both known for their beneficial qualities.