As we know, hair is known as a crowning glory for every woman. Hair is a direct expression of an individual’s personality and style. There are few things more alarming for many women than a noticeably sparser hairline or lacklustre locks that seem to have lost their volume. For many women, excessive hair loss can be a troublesome problem, often causing worry and affecting self-esteem.
Every strand of hair on our head has a lifespan of somewhere between two and five years. It’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair a day. But if we face loose strands of more than 100, that can indicate an issue. The culprit is usually harmless and can be caused by genetics and how we are styling our hair. So, to prevent hair loss, there are things that we can do to protect our hair.
AVOID HAIRSTYLES THAT PULL ON THE HAIRLINE
Hair is flexible, but research shows that our hair can only stretch so much before becoming permanently damaged. Tight ponytails, cornrows, braids, and anything else that pulls the tiny hair that make up our hairline can cause hair loss. These hairstyles can pull our hair away from our scalp and loosen the bond between our hair and scalp over time.
USE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
The purpose of using shampoo is to cleanse our hair from dirt and excess oil. But many commercial shampoos contain harsh ingredients. By that, it is essential to understand our scalp type to choose the right shampoo. Also, we need to wash our hair depending upon our scalp types. For example, over washing hair with a dry scalp can lead to hair fall or not washing oily locks thrice a week can lead to the same. Using a good conditioner can wonder for our locks. A good conditioner contains amino acids that help repair damaged hair and keep them smooth. Make sure to read the ingredients from the shampoo and choose the close to all-natural as possible and the one that suits our scalp types.
AVOID HAIR TOOLS THAT USE HIGH HEAT
Heat is always hard on hair. Using heat to style our hair leaves our hair follicle dehydrated and vulnerable to damage. It also causes bonds within the hair strands to fracture, causing brittle hair that breaks and falls out. If you decide to use a hair dryer or curling iron, make sure not to leave it on one area of your hair for too long and move it every ten seconds or so.
USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils have long been touted for their natural benefits, and they might just be the ticket to help our hair. Oiling improves blood circulation and nourishes the roots. Oils such as carrot seed, lavender, rosemary, and cypress have regenerative, soothing, and balancing effects that can improve the scalp’s condition and promote hair growth. A few drops added to our scalp during our scalp massage greatly enhance your massage’s effectiveness.
DIET AND EXERCISE
We need to feed our hair with the proper nutrients, remarkably plenty of protein and iron. Foods high in vitamins and minerals can help revitalise thinning strands. Ensure our diet includes plenty of leafy greens, nuts, beans, fish, and lean meats. However, along with eating a balanced diet, ensure we are exercising side by side. Yoga and meditation are effective to reduce hair fall.