Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention! If you’re one of those who find more hair on their comb than your head; and if you really don’t want to go bald or worse, half bald, straight-out empty from the top, then this might help you.
After a certain age, most of us start to face major hair fall. So, before things turn out of control and you end up with no effective remedy, try these simple home-tricks to, at least, reduce hair loss if not stop:
1. Be kind to your hair. Comb slow and steady.
2. Don’t towel-dry your hair in a rush or by rubbing it too hard. Gently skim the towel throughout.
3. Avoid using tight-quality rubber bands. In the process of tying and untying, you can save a lot of hair.
4. Rinse away the shampoos and conditioners you use with cold water or water in room temperature. And do so, really well. We often think we’ve rinsed it well but we haven’t.
Warm or hot water isn’t the best option. It results in dryness and thinning, and stimulates hair loss.
5. Also, use the right kind of shampoo for you hair type. Don’t use hard shampoos, use milder ones. It could go a long way in keeping your hair healthy and strong.
6. Don’t comb your hair when it’s wet. Your hair is most susceptible to breakage when wet.
7. Use soft bristle brushes and wide-toothed combs.
8. Let your hair air-dry as much as you can. Heating causes a thinning effect on your hair making it easily breakable.
9. Use steam to rejuvenate your hair. Simply dip a clean towel into hot water, squeeze the excess and cover your hair with the towel till it cools down.
This cleans the pores present on the scalp and enhances blood flow to stimulate hair growth.
10. Massage your scalp regularly. It stimulates blood circulation. Use hair oils to further boost hair-growth. These include coconut, amla, olive and even raspberry hair oil.
11. Try the Aloe Vera gel treatment. Apply on scalp to nourish hair-roots.
12. Indian Lilac (Neem) is one of the best remedies to improving hair growth. Wash your hair with a paste made out of Neem leaves and follow it up with an apple-cedar-vinegar rinse.
This also helps reduce scalp oil and infections.
13. Honey, olive oil and cinnamon mixed together make for a soothing yet effective hair growth pack.
14. Henna paste mixed with egg-whites and curd are also well-to-do products for hair-loss.
15. Reduce your caffeine intake. It reflects badly on your hair, primarily with dryness and a major slow-down in natural processes such as hair growth.
16. Trim your hair regularly, especially to avoid split ends. Split ends result in hair-knots and breakage.
17. If you use a lot of those hair volume-serums and hair masks, avoid a residue build-up on your scalp.
Keep it clean by following the right instructions mentioned on the product you’re using.
18. Eating too much of junk can be harmful for your hair. But if it’s hard to avoid, counter its effect by drinking at least 8 glasses of water everyday, preferably on an empty stomach.
19. Nothing does the job better than fresh home cooked food if you want great hair. Eat the ones rich in vitamin A, B, C, E, protein and iron.
20. Most importantly, exercise! You’re probably wondering how this would help, but exercising can relatively boost your metabolism and simultaneously reduce stress.
Stress is hugely responsible for hair loss. So keep your life stress free. Meditation helps as well, but if it’s too demanding for your lifestyle, just try and take deep breaths whenever you can.