Often referred to as a person’s crowning glory, hair is an important part of human’s physical appearance. In fact, for most girls, hair health is as important as maintaining healthy skin. However, having perfect hair is easier said than done. Millions of people suffer from all types of hair issues including hair fall.
Hair fall, which is common in both men and women, is caused by various factors including age, genes, improper hygiene, stress, excessive smoking and drinking, medicines and bacterial infection. Whatever the cause is, the most important thing is that there are many effective ways to minimize and prevent this problem from happening.
Experts say that a person generally loses 50 to 100 strands of hair each day, which is normal and not a cause for concern. Hair fall becomes a problem when you lose more than the numbers stated. Fortunately, there are numerous over the counter treatments that promise to minimize and control hair fall. In fact, many hair products such as shampoos and creams contain anti-hair fall ingredients to make them more appealing to customers. Although most of these chemical based hair products work, there is a chance that the harmful ingredients contained will cause unwanted reactions such as allergies and infections. Certainly, this would only result in more hair fall.
If you are looking to prevent and control hair fall without the harmful effects of chemicals, the best option is to use natural products that are proven to address this problem. Aside from the fact that these products are effective, they promise to solve the problem without causing further damage. Furthermore, these products are readily available and can be prepared and used in the comfort of your home.
Coconut Milk Shampoo
One of the most common reasons for hair fall is excessive dryness of the scalp, which can also lead to scaly scalp and infections. Coconut milk is rich in vitamin E, which delivers a very strong punch of moisture and hydration. In addition, coconut milk is rich in proteins, essential fats and minerals like potassium, which are all vital in having and maintaining stronger hair.
Milk is also another potent natural ingredient for healthy hair due to its high potassium content. Milk also promotes faster hair growth, which is essential after experiencing chronic hair loss.
Pour several drops of coconut milk to your hand and massage gently all over your scalp until entire head is covered. Massage for about 5 to 10 minutes with circular strokes. Apply a few drops if fresh milk in a dye brush and carefully wipe all over your hair. Make sure to spread from tip to end. Leave for about 10 minutes and cover your head with a towel or large shower cap. Make sure that the cover does not come in contact with the hair. Leave for 20 minutes.
Remove the towel and rinse off using running water. Do not apply any shampoo or hair products that contain chemicals. Brush your hair using a soft comb. Repeat these steps 4 to5 times a week to prevent hair loss and promote faster hair growth.
Coconut milk is readily available in supermarkets or grocery stores. Make sure to use the highest quality brand that is fresh.
Aloe Vera Essence
Aside from being a potent skin moisturizer, Aloe Vera is also an effective natural ingredient for hydrating dry and itchy scalp. Aloe Vera has been proven to maintain proper Ph level of the scalp and promote hair growth. Lastly, Aloe Vera can easily penetrate the scalp, which makes it an instant treatment for many hair conditions.
However, you must be very careful in using Aloe Vera, which contains toxins that can cause allergic reactions to people with sensitive skin and scalp. Before using, make sure to remove the yellow sap, or you can boil the leaves to convert the toxins to salicylic acids, which also promote a healthier scalp.
Get several pieces of Aloe Vera leaves and wash thoroughly. Break them and extract as much essence you can get. Rub these essences to your scalp and massage carefully using a circular motion. Makes sure to cover the entire scalp. Also, apply on hair strands from end to tip. Leave for 2o to 30 minutes before rinsing off using running water.
Repeat these steps 3 to 4 times per week preferably after taking your morning shower. Do these steps until hair fall is gone. Expect your hair to grow faster and achieve a more solid texture after several sessions.
Greek Yogurt Cream
Often, yogurt is consumed by health enthusiasts to stay fit. Furthermore, this healthy food, specifically Greek yogurt, is also an effective treatment for hair issues such as dry scalp and hair loss. It is loaded with proteins and nicotinic acid that promote healthier hair growth while also protecting the scalp. In addition, yogurt provides hormones that are perfect for stimulating hair follicles to have stronger hair strands.
Mix 2 teaspoons of Greek yogurt with a few drops of lemon and a teaspoon of natural honey. Mix thoroughly and directly apply to your hair. Makes sure to cover from end to tip. Also liberally apply to the scalp and leave for about 15 to 20 minutes. Gently massage the scalp using circular motions to allow better penetration of the mixture. Rinse using running water. Do these steps at least 3 times a week.
If you are suffering from scalp irritation or chronic dandruff, Licorice is one of the most effective natural treatments. Licorice is packed with healing properties and antibacterial substances that effectively eliminate bacteria and germs that can cause scalp irritation and infection. In addition, licorice also promotes faster hair growth.
Get several pieces of licorice root and carefully apply on your hair and scalp. Leave for a few minutes before rinsing off with running water. Another option is to mix grounded licorice with 2 to 3 teaspoons of milk. Mix well and apply directly to your hair and scalp. Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing off. You can do these steps 2 to 3 times a week, or more if you are experiencing dry and itchy scalp.
Aside from its cleansing and weight loss potency, green tea is also an ideal treatment for people suffering from hair loss and scalp issues. Green tea effectively stimulates hair follicles to achieve faster hair growth. Green tea also acts as a natural conditioner that is most effective when applied after using a regular shampoo.
Mix 1 to 2 fresh tea bags with hot water. Let the mixture steep for 5 to 10 minutes. After making sure that it is already lukewarm, remove the tea bags and add 1 teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon. Mix well and apply all over your head while making sure to also cover the scalp. Leave for about 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with running water. Repeat these steps at least 3 times a week especially when your scalp is dry and itchy.
As mentioned, this treatment is recommended after washing your hair with regular shampoo in the morning. If your hair feels a little sticky, you can wipe off using a soft cloth damped in lukewarm water.
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