Home Remedies For Hair Fall And Regrowth
Everyone has a few strands of hair that they find in their brush or stuck to the back of their shirt collar. It's only when you see clumps of hair come out at once, in big handfuls, that you know it’s time to worry about hair loss.
In this article, we will talk about the nutritional deficiencies that can cause hair loss and provide tips on how to control hair fall.
Why People Experience Excessive Shedding?
If you're experiencing hair fall then it is important for you to first identify if there is a deficiency that needs correcting before taking any other action. Deficiencies can change from person to person based on age, health status, ect...
Combing Wet Hair
Our strands are never more fragile and prone to breakage than when they are wet. Let them air dry before combing.
Brushing Hair The Wrong Way
This is a classic mistake that can lead to hair breakage and loss. The most common reason for this is not understanding how our hairs should be brushed in different parts of the head - never brush from roots to tips as it will cause static electricity which leads to more tangles, knots and ultimately breakages.
Bone density declines with age resulting in weakened bones and increased risk of fractures. Osteoporosis also affects bone strength which leads to calcium leaching out into the bloodstream causing an imbalance in both blood pH levels and fatty acid metabolism.
With this disruption comes a decrease in protein production leading to weak muscle tissue - but not just muscles! Hair also starts to get thinner and weaker, resulting in hair breakage.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Deficiency is linked with thinning hair that has become brittle, dry, or lacks shine as well as increased shedding during combing and brushing - just like what happens when you try using wire brushes on our teeth too often!
If your scalp feels dry or looks dull then you might have an overactive sebaceous gland leading to excessive oil production on the scalp and eventually contributing to greasy hair with dandruff flakes!
Make sure you only use gentle techniques on your strands when brushing them because those rough tactics could lead to breakage and more shedding.
How To Treat Hair Loss Naturally?
- Eat more natural foods rich in protein, zinc and iron.
- Get a massage at least once every two weeks to improve circulation (in the scalp).
- Wear your hair up or back when it's going to be windy outside so you're not constantly exposing your tresses to harsh forces that can cause breakage.
- Use gentle products on your strands such as those with apple cider vinegar which is an excellent source of nutrients for hair growth. It has been used since ancient Egyptian times because it promotes healthy scalp pH levels while also reducing dandruff and other common symptoms associated with oily scalps like excess shedding, itching, flaky patches, and even seborrhea dermatitis.
- Yogurt is packed with Vitamin B5 and Vitamin D that are known to promote hair follicle health and stimulate hair growth. Also, apply the yogurt to your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water which will open up your pores, detoxify, and even out skin tone-perfect if you're looking to achieve a healthy glow.
- To increase elasticity in dry or brittle strands, mix together one cup of olive oil with three tablespoons of honey diluted with two cups of warm water (this mixture is great not just for hair but also as an all-over body moisturizer). Massage gently into your scalp after shampooing--and then comb through well so that the product has time to penetrate down deep into each strand. Rinse off completely once finished!
- Oiling: Oiling improves blood circulation and nourishes the hair roots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My Hair Loss Is Quite Severe, What Do I Do?
In such cases, it is always best to consult a doctor. They will be able to determine what the problem may be and how you can treat it.
Q. What If I Have Dandruff?
One of the main causes for this condition is seborrheic dermatitis which typically accompanies psoriasis; in rare instances, excessive shampooing could lead to irritation and consequently trigger dandruff symptoms from excess yeast growth.
Q. Can Alopecia Be Reversed?
It can be reversed with time and patience. Natural treatments are available to stimulate hair growth, but these work better in some cases than others so it is always best to consult a doctor.
Note: If hair loss is caused by male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia), there are a variety of treatments available including topical lotions that can slow down the progression of baldness in men with male pattern baldness and women with female pattern.