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Say ‘No’ to Hair Fall with 6 Simple Tips

Hair loss is a common issue that affects millions around the world. Though it is painless, it can be distressing to lose hair on a daily basis.Stress, excessive smoking, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, scalp infection and dandruff, climate change and unhealthy lifestyle- all contribute to hair loss. Certain medical conditions like alopecia, autoimmune disorders, and polycystic ovarian syndrome also lead to hair fall. It is absolutely essential to consider all these factors in order to promote hair growth and restore good volume to your head crown.

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The following are a few natural remedies for hair fall:-

  1. Hair Oil Massage: Massaging your scalp with a mixture of lukewarm hair oils increases blood flow to your hair follicles, nourishes your scalp and strengthens your roots. It also provides relaxation and reduces stress.

  1. Essential Juices and Pastes for Hair Growth: Boiled neem leaves along with pudina, when ground into a paste and applied to the scalp reduces scalp infections. It controls and prevents dandruff and provides a cooling sensation. It also acts as a stress reliever.

    Aloe vera juice contains enzymes that directly promote healthy hair growth.

  1. Limit the Use of Hair Dryers: Using hair dryers, curlers and straighteners for a long time tend to damage hair follicles especially when the hair is wet. Adopt natural drying methods and avoid usage of heavy towels to wrap hair.

  1. Yoga Asanas to prevent hair Loss: Yoga asanas like Kapalbhati, Bhastrika, Naadi shodhan or Anulom vilom pranayama help in supplying more oxygen to the head region and strengthen the nervous system. All forward bending asanas increase blood circulation to the head region.

  1. Eating a Balanced Diet: Include leafier green vegetables, fruits, protein rich food like milk, cheese, and also fish, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals in your diet.

  1. Shampooing and Conditioning your Hair Regularly: Accumulation of dust onto your hair leads to dandruff formation and other bacterial infections resulting in hair fall. Hence it is a must that you wash and condition your hair thrice a week.

Unique remedies to get rid of dandruff this winter

The most embarrassing thing that could happen is when you are dressing for an interview or a formal meeting, there is this urge to scratch to the itchy scalp which is also known as the cascade of white flakes which would follow onto the shoulders from which they are easily visible. Dandruff is a  medical condition that has managed to unite half of the population over the world beyond gender, age, and race.

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Here are some the remedies that you can look out to prevent dandruff this winter:

Do not oil hair and keep it for long

Applying oil to a dry itchy scalp area, may sound like heaven but it is exacerbating your dandruff condition, especially when you allow it to sit for a longer period of time.

Vinegar

Vinegar helps in treating itchy, dry skin and also helps in killing dandruff causing bacteria and fungus. The acidic content of vinegar is supremely beneficial to reduce the flaking.

Baking soda

It acts as a scrub and sheds of the scalp gently, without irritating it and damaging the skin cells.  Shedding is essential to ensure that there is no built up of the flakes on the scalp that can make dandruff more visible

Neem

All of us are aware that what role neem plays in almost all skin medications because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Since dandruff is attributed towards the fungal colonization of the scalp, it is just the perfect decision to turn towards this old age home remedy for skin ailments. The natural way is the best way to go.

Aloe vera

Not only aloe vera is cooling but it has antibacterial and antifungal properties that shed the scalp easily. It is best to directly extract from the aloe vera plant that is transparent and has a thick consistency. It can be applied on the scalp and then can be removed with anti dandruff or mild shampoo.

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How To Prevent Dandruff In Winter?

Winter is that time of the year when the temperature drops down and it starts affecting your health in many ways. The skin starts to become drier and dead skin cells start to appear. The drying is not just limited to the skin, it affects the scalp as well. The dead cells from the scalp will start to form tiny flakes which become a perfect bed for dandruff to fall. Utmost care needs to give to you hair by following this anti-dandruff regime to ensure that dandruff does not make their home in your head.

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Effective remedies to prevent dandruff

To begin with, you can use a moisturizing conditioner. It is important that you maintain enough moisture on the scalp so that it does not get dry and itchy. There is an option for going herbal as well but that needs to be taken into consideration as it can cause allergies.

Tea tree oil Products

These conditioners, shampoos are made out of tea tree oil and work tremendously well to restore the moisture of the scalp and prevent dandruff. One can massage in some tree oil onto the scalp twice a week and see improvement.

Vitamin B and Zinc

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An adequate amount these two in your diet is of great importance to keep good scalp of your hair. These are usually found in walnuts, eggs, leafy vegetables etc.  if you are not too fond of green vegetables then you can make your own salad with some mayonnaise and mustard on it to make it a delight.

With the above tips kept in mind, you can easily prevent dandruff and have that gorgeous and strong hair to stand apart from rest of the crowd.

Effective home remedies to maintain healthy hair in monsoon

As much as we like to spread our hands, look up and feel the drops of rain on our skin, the aftereffects of rain water on hair kills often the joy. Rain water is both acidic and dirty which directly impacts hair quality. However, some simple care and remedies should not stop us from enjoying a romantic drizzle?

While it sounds simple and obvious, you will be surprised how many times we forget to carry a good head gear to protect our hair – a rain jacket with a hood, an umbrella or carry a thick material duppatta or scarf. Having said that, we all get caught off-guard in rains at times.

 

Hence, soon after a wet spell walk into the shower and give your hair and scalp a good scrub and wash. As a routine, during monsoon, shampoo your hair twice a week.  But, remember to use a mild shampoo and conditioner. It is extremely important that during the days of downpour you keep away from harsh chemicals or hair styling products like hairsprays. These products tend to suck away the moisture from hair and leave it further dry and brittle.

After a good wash, comes the task of drying hair when the air outside is so humid. The tendency will be to plug in the dryer, but resist! Go traditional. Use a thick towel to blot the water and separate your strands with the fingers. Repeat till it air dries. If you have to use a dryer, keep it to the minimal. However, it is important that you don’t leave the hair moist for too long as a humid scalp is susceptible to bacterial or fungal infections.

Here’s a quick tip for all seasons, especially in the monsoon. When detangling your strands, use a large-toothed comb; and if you find a wooden comb that is even better!

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While excess humidity in the air, your hair unfortunately becomes dry. Hence, it is equally important to hydrate your hair with a good traditional oil massage. Give the dry hair a natural boost of oil moisture to revitalize it. For deep conditioning, wrap the oiled hair with a hot towel.  A quick tip: always detangle and comb your hair gently after a good massage, this leads to lesser trouble when detangling after a shampoo.

Itchy scalp is another result of dandruff or infections cause by the remnants of the rain water. Applying Neem oil in such cases helps maintain a healthy scalp.

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And, last but not the least do as much to protect from the inside; that means taking care of your diet during this season. You hair needs all the protein to strengthen its follicles and prevent hair fall so ensure a diet rich with proteins, iron and Omega-3 fatty acids.