Summary: This article is about the causes of hair loss and their prevention methods. Hair fall is one of the major beauty problems affecting women of all ages. Dandruff, anemia, chemicals, and pollution are some of the reasons causing hair loss. To prevent hair loss, one has to identify the cause and then seek the prevention method.
Protein insufficiency, iron deficiency, anemia, typhoid and other viral infections also cause hair loss. Salt water, hard water, certain drugs and chemicals, chemotherapy hormonal imbalance, stress and genetic reasons may also be the reason behind hair loss. It is said that loss of 50-100 strands per day is quite normal. However, when you feel you may be losing more that this it is high time you take care of your hair.
Tips to Prevent Hair Fall
First step in prevention of hair loss is to identify the cause of your hair loss. If the hair loss is due to drugs or treatment then you have to wait till the end of the treatment course and then begin the treatment for hair loss. Personal hygiene is a very important step to prevent hair loss. Washing the hair every alternative day with a mild shampoo and a conditioner will keep the hair clean. Drinking enough water and eating iron rich food like dates, greens, and fish will supply enough nutrients to the body and prevent hair loss. While following these simple steps it is better to take a little extra care by following certain tips.
Give your hair an oil massage at least once a week preferably on your day off so that you get enough time to relax! For dandruff a simple home remedy is to take 2 spoons of olive or gingili oil in a small cup. Heat this oil along with 2 garlic pods, 4 pepper corns and two stalks of neem. Then apply this oil to your scalp in gentle circular movements with your fingers, leave it for ½ hour then wash it with your favorite shampoo. Repeating this twice a week will show significant results.
The age old remedy for hair loss is soaking methi seeds in curd the previous night and then applying the ground mixture the next morning on scalp. This method is very useful to reduce the heat in the body. Gooseberry is found to be an excellent remedy for hair fall. Indian Goosberry (or Amla_ oil shampoos are now available in the market and one can make use of these in off season. However, when we get fresh amla it is better to use fresh amla. Just grinding it and applying the mixture will do enough magic and prevent hair fall. Applying coconut milk, curd and washing with lime juice will soften the hair and will give a silky feel. Thus with just simple items available in our local grocery stores we can get rid of hair loss and look younger!