Hair is one of the most important parts of your appearance. It's what makes up half of your first impression and can completely change your confidence. Hair loss though is a plague to almost everyone. It's natural to lose some hair strands every day but if you notice too much hair loss, try to find out what the problem is.
You can usually get rid of the problem by sticking to a healthier lifestyle and caring for your hair consistently. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your hair loss without chemicals though, you’re in the right place. Here are five ways you can reverse hair loss naturally.
Most hair problems can be solved through your diet. All you have to do is eat right! Your body needs certain nutrients like biotin, protein, iron and vitamins like vitamin A, C, and D. If your body doesn’t get them from the food you eat, it will start taking it first and foremost from your hair. That’s because your hair isn’t required for survival.
To overcome this, you have to make sure you get what you need. Eat protein-rich or vitamin-C rich foods for healthier hair. When you give your hair proper care and eat right, your hair follicles (the roots of your hair) will become stronger thus reducing hair fall. For example, you can eat carrots, oysters or seafood. These foods have lots of vitamins and minerals like biotin and zinc. They’ll strengthen your hair and improve it’s quality.
Scalp health is synonymous with healthy hair. Your hair grows from the scalp and naturally, it makes sense that the better care you take of your scalp, the better your hair can grow. If you don’t, it’ll probably fall out more. So what do you do then? Take care of your hair with oil.
Everyone’s hair was better when their mom took care of it. You shouldn’t stop oiling your hair because oiling is actually very good for you. For people with oily hair- you should still oil your hair. It's that way because your body thinks your hair is dry and isn’t nourished so it secretes more oil. You have to give your body the nutrients it needs. Try using essential oils specific for your hair type.
Essential oils are plant based oils that have compounds to nourish your skin. Some popular essential oils include lavender, peppermint, rosemary and cedarwood. Each has its own unique way of supporting hair growth. Lavender has been proven to increase cell regeneration. Its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties can clean your scalp so your hair has room to grow. Cedarwood can reduce hair loss by balancing the oil producing glands.
Homemade Hair Mask
Masks are great ways to add moisture and provide nourishment to your hair follicles and scalp. This boosts hair growth and improves the quality of the hair. Here are two hair masks you can try at home that have been approved by us.
This first one is great for dry hair and a classic in terms of ingredients- eggs, mayonnaise, and olive oil. It’s common knowledge that eggs are a good way of providing your hair with protein, but they also have lots of vitamins and other nutrients. On the other hand, mayonnaise is a great way to moisturize your hair and add shine while olive oil has fatty acids that will get rid of and prevent damage.
- Mix 3 egg yolks, 1 cup of mayonnaise, and ½ cup of olive oil together until you get a spreadable consistency.
- Apply evenly to the scalp and to the ends of your hair.
- Fix this into a tight bun at the top of your hair so that it spreads evenly and get soaked into your scalp.
- Let sit for 15-20 minutes
- Wash out of hair without shampoo
The second Skin Project approved mask is a must-try for those with oily hair. It doesn’t even take much time or effort but it can do wonders for your hair. It only has two ingredients- apple cider vinegar and honey. Vinegar is proven to get rid of oils so don’t use it if you have dry hair or it might get rid of even the oils that you need. Honey is a great binding agent so that the vinegar doesn’t strip your hair of all the moisture. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with.
- Take a cup of vinegar and mix in just 1-2 spoons of honey.
- Spray it into your hair and on your scalp using a spray bottle
- Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Wash with warm water
Proper Hair Styling
Half your hair fall is because of your hairstyle. It's true. The different hairstyles you keep affect your hair in lots of ways. Treat your hair with care and pay attention to what it's telling you so you can adjust accordingly. For example, don't keep wet hair tied up in a knot towel and don’t let it air dry. This pulls all the moisture from your hair so you’ll get dry hair in spite of washing your hair right.
Growing your hair out seems nice but if your hair has split ends, it’s more breakable and susceptible to damage. You have to trim your hair every three or four months so that they stay healthy. If you tightly tie up your hair everyday it can lead to excess hair loss. The medical term alopecia is actually made just for that. It's a medical term for hair loss that is characterized by ‘repeatedly pulling on your hair.’
Styling tools also damage your hair tons leading to hair loss. That means all those curlers, heating irons, and straighteners have to go. Overheating your hair makes it brittle and you can’t have that! It damages your hair follicles or the roots of your hair. It's ok every once in a while but the more you do it, the more you are in danger of permanent hair loss. Straightening your hair ultimately leads to more frizz and dullness, too.
Instead opt for more natural ways to do your hair. When you wash your hair, you can blow dry it straight. That is a better, lighter heat that’s good for your hair. If you want to curl your hair, try braids or buns.
Your diet can fall short sometimes so it's better to be ready. Supplements are a great way to increase your intake of essential vitamins or minerals. Lots of supplements are made from all natural ingredients and so we had to add them to this list.
Skin Project’s Hair Vitals has all the ingredients for happy and healthy hair. With natural biotin and ginseng which strengthen hair follicles and promote cell regeneration respectively which can mitigate hair loss. Nutrients from supplements can also fill in the gaps in your hair and make it fuller and better its quality. Since these nutrients are simply added to your hair, they have no side effects. So, as we always say- better safe than sorry!
In conclusion, there are quite a few methods to stop hair loss without the use of harmful chemicals or expensive procedures. From maintaining a healthy lifestyle to simply taking care of your hair right, it's just a matter of how much you listen to your hair. Try these five ways to reverse your hair loss naturally and flaunt your hair next time you’re out!
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