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5 Easy ways to prevent hair fall

5 Easy ways to prevent hair fall

Many people experience hair fall, also known as hair loss. Your age and genetics are just two of the many reasons why your hair may be falling out. 

Minimal hair shedding every day is perfectly normal, but if your hair loss persists and the amount lost increases, you should consider seeing your doctor. Your healthcare provider can diagnose your condition and find a cause, such as thyroid problems, stress-related issues, scalp infections, androgenic alopecia (female or male pattern hair loss) or more.  

There is hope for you, though. According to Medical News Today, the effects of hair fall can be treated, but you need to know why you are losing your hair in the first place.

Below are five remedies to prevent hair loss, as well as options to regrow fallen hair. 

Diet changes

In 2017, a study discovered that several participants lost their hair because of low protein levels and amino acid consumption. 

A Mediterranean diet, which consists of raw vegetables and fresh herbs, may reduce your risk of androgenic alopecia. A 2018 study shared that a Mediterranean diet may even slow down its inception. 

High consumption of parsley, basil and salad greens also showed good results in preventing hair loss, especially when eaten three days a week. 

Your hair follicles are mainly made of a protein called keratin. It is important to balance out your protein levels in your diet as it may avert hair loss. Eggs, nuts, beans, peas, fish, low-fat dairy products, chicken and turkey, are healthy protein options. 

Sweet potatoes and peppers, as well as spinach, are some foods rich in Vitamin A. This vitamin has revealed evidence of increasing the growth of your hair. It may also keep your scalp healthier and retain more hair strands. 

Taking care of your hair

Besides washing your hair regularly, there are other ways to stimulate hair growth. A scalp massage is an option. Researchers are still studying more on this specific topic. 

A study by Medical News Today, done in 2018, found that when coconut oil is used on damaged hair, it may help to reduce hair fall because of the ultraviolet light damage or grooming habits. Coconut oil can strengthen your hair and minimise damage. 

Avoid tight braids or potentials. Because they pull at your hair from the root, you may provoke excessive hair shedding. Air drying your hair will avoid scalp irritation. Try to stay away from curling or straightening irons because it can easily damage or break your hair.

Hair loss medication

You can buy medication to prevent hair loss over the counter at your pharmacy. Minoxidil, which is an active ingredient in Rogaine, is a popular treatment for men or women who experience androgenetic alopecia. Sometimes, minoxidil is used for chemotherapy patients who are losing their hair. 

Another medication for scalp hair loss is finasteride. A study in the Indian Journal of Dermatology discovered that this medication effectively helped to regrow scalp hair but not other areas of your body.

Yoga

Stress is one of the main causes of hair fall. Yoga is commonly recommended to people who suffer from high-stress levels. The following stress-relieving poses may assist with preventing and slowing hair loss – Downward Facing Dog, Forward Bend, Camel Pose, Shoulder Stand, Fish Pose, and Kneeling Pose.

Essential oils

Hair loss and essential oils may be a winner for you. 

In a 1998 study, cedarwood oil, lavender, and rosemary were mixed and massaged onto the scalps of one of two groups of people who had alopecia areata. Seven months later, the condition of 43% of the group that used the essential oil mixture showed improvement.

Lemongrass and peppermint essential oils are also helpful for hair loss. You can mix a few drops with a couple of tablespoons of carrier oil and apply them to your scalp before you wash your hair. 

Onion juice 

Okay, so we know this one is lesser known, but according to India Times, due to onion juice’s high sulfur content, it actually helps treat hair loss and enhances the circulation of blood to the hair follicles. It can revive the hair follicles and even reduce inflammation. The presence of anti-bacterial properties in onion juice helps kill the germs that cause scalp infection, which may lead to hair loss. They also suggest using beetroot juice topically or ingesting more of it. 

This is a definite example of the saying ‘the solution to all of our body related issues can be found in your pantry cupboard’. Beetroot helps complete any nutritional deficiency that causes hair fall, especially iron deficiency. So include beetroot and onions in your diet and fight hair fall naturally.

Don’t jump to conclusions.

Generally, hair loss is common. Baldness could be a genetic inheritance in your family. Luckily, if you are looking for a hair growth treatment, there are many options. Each person responds differently to the treatments. 

Regarding the consumption of supplements as a new hair loss treatment, perhaps you should consult your doctor first. 

Professional assistance

Home remedies can work wonders, but there are certain symptoms that call for a medical professional’s advice and assistance. 

These include hair loss, accommodated by; 

  • foul-smelling green or yellow phlegm, 
  • sweating,
  • loss of appetite,
  • muscle pain,
  • chills, 
  • dehydration, 
  • a fever that lasts longer than three days, 
  • and feeling weak or tired all the time, even after adequate rest. 

Before any huge dietary, exercise or health-related decisions or taking any medication, or even following a home remedy for the short or long term, the best thing to do is to speak to a medical professional. 

Affinity Health can provide you with a day-to-day plan, a hospital plan, or a combination of both – you deserve total peace of mind. You can also benefit from booster options.

 

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