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Hair can play a major role in your appearance. When your hair looks healthy, voluminous, and silky, you feel a lot more confident. However, almost everyone all over the world faces a hair loss problem. The amount and reasons for hair loss differ for everyone. I used to struggle a lot with hair loss, dandruff, and rough, dry hair. Over the years I researched a lot and tried various products, expensive treatments, and home remedies. Read the entire article to save yourself from wasting your time and money and get the desired results you have always wanted.
This article focuses on reducing hair loss and does not claim to stop it entirely forever. Also, the remedies provided are not a substitute for medical & professional treatment. If you have any kind of underlying medical condition, it is always recommended to take professional medical advice.
Reasons for Hair Loss
There are many reasons which can cause severe hair loss. To treat the problem, you need to identify the root cause otherwise you won’t get the desired result. There are some common reasons which should be analyzed to identify the required treatment.
- Not oiling your hair / excessive oiling
- Vitamin deficiency
- Using hard water (borewell water) to shampoo your hair
- Not combing your hair every day
- Any underlying medical condition
- Long-term medications
- Hormonal changes/imbalance
- Having an unhealthy diet/lifestyle
- Using blow dryers, and other heating products frequently
- Doing chemical treatments/coloring hair
- Using products on your hair which has a lot of chemicals
Once you identify the root cause, it becomes easy to treat the problem. These things might sound very simple but harms your hair a lot. Just by keeping these things in mind and following them will help you a lot. Let’s take a look at how we can overcome these issues and reduce our hair loss.
Healthy Diet & Lifestyle
Believe it or not, this is true. Whatever you consume, reflects on your body. Having a healthy diet can solve most of your problems at once. Avoid eating junk and fried foods for one month and you will notice visible results in your health, skin, and hair. If you combine diet with exercise, it will be best.
Use Soft Water to Shampoo your Hair
I never knew this until my friend told me. If you use borewell water (hard), it will affect your scalp and you will experience a lot of hair loss. There are many people I have seen who had great hair but since they used borewell water due to change of place or other reasons, they started having excessive hair loss and a decrease in their hair volume. If possible, invest in a water softener. Just fix it in your shower and your borewell water will convert into soft water. However, if this is not feasible, then you can use water from your aqua guard/water filter.
Always Tie your Hair Before Sleeping
If you sleep at night with your hair open, it causes friction, and the follicles on your scalp get damaged which might increase hair loss.
Method of Oiling Hair
You already know that oiling hair is very important but the method of oiling hair is even more important. Too little or too much oiling can damage your scalp. You should oil your hair half an hour before shampoo or keep it overnight. Take a little oil in a bowl and warm it a little. The oil should not be too warm otherwise the heat can damage your scalp. Apply the oil and gently massage the scalp with your fingers. Do not massage your scalp using your nails as they can irritate the scalp and damage the hair follicles. Gently massage your scalp after applying oil all over and then shampoo your hair.
If you have any kind of deficiency in your body, you might experience severe hair loss. Whenever we eat anything, the nutrition from that food is first distributed in the organs and other parts of the body which is essential for functioning. Our hair is just for appearance and is not a part of body function. Therefore, after distributing it to all parts of the body and cells, whatever nutrition is left is given to the hair. Many times, our hair does not get any nutrition at all. This is why supplements play an important role. Supplements help to overcome the deficiency and provide nutrition. There are many supplements nowadays in the market that is known to reduce hair loss and improve the quality and texture of your hair. However, it is always recommended to consult your doctor before taking any kind of supplement.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree essential oil is extremely great for reducing scalp infections and dandruff further reducing hair loss. This is one of the best methods that I always include in my hair care routine. Just take a little bit of shampoo in a bowl and dilute it in water and add 3-4 drops of tea tree essential oil. Use this mixture and you will see great results within a week.
Always Use Mild, Sulfate-Free Shampoo
The shampoo you use affects your hair a lot. Most of the shampoos contain sulfate that can harm your scalp and hair. To prevent hair loss, damage, and other scalp-related issues, always choose a mild, sulfate-free shampoo. If your shampoo creates lots of foam and lather, it means there is sulfate in it. Always check the ingredients to decide which product is best for you.
Correct Method to Use Conditioner
Conditioner should always be used on the hair length and not your scalp. If you apply conditioner on the scalp, it will loosen your hair follicles and cause extreme hair loss.
Dilute your Shampoo
Directly applying shampoo to your hair can damage your hair follicles and increase hair loss. The correct method is to dilute and then apply. Take the required amount of shampoo in a bowl/container and add little water. Mix this solution well and then use this to shampoo your hair. For best results, add 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil to this solution.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is an excellent remedy to treat dandruff and scalp-related issues. Mix ACV with equal quantities of water and apply it over your scalp with a cotton bud. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then shampoo your hair.
There are many other ways to use ACV. Kindly follow the link to my article to know more: https://hubpages.com/hub/Amazing-Benefits-of-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-for-Skin-Hair-and-Body?hubview
These are very simple and easy to follow. If you keep these in mind and follow them regularly, you will see amazing results in just one month. These are much better and natural instead of going for expensive treatments. Let me know the results in the comment section.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Priya
Priya (author) from Pune on July 08, 2021:
Amita Sinha on July 08, 2021:
Good to know information and very well written.
Priya (author) from Pune on July 08, 2021:
Thankyou Lady Dazy for going through my article and adding comment.
Lady Dazy from UK on July 08, 2021:
Nice article, interesting subject that affects most people at some time.