Hair loss happens for many different reasons, and not all of them are related to aging. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can prevent excessive hair loss without resorting to expensive products and prescriptions.
Using Topical Treatments at Home :
- While many claim to have success with this treatment, there currently is no clear scientific evidence of its effectiveness.
2. Use egg oil (eyova).
While it isn’t scientifically proven to help, many think that egg oil can prevent hair loss. It may also be able to help stop graying, treat dandruff, and moisturize your hair. Massage egg oil into the scalp and leave on overnight.
- Shampoo off in the morning with a sulfate-free shampoo that’s mild and gentle. Use shampoo only once as repetition removes the natural lipids of hair, making it dry and brittle.
- People typically claim to see results when they use egg oil 2-3 times a week for at least 12 weeks. However, you may need to use it less frequently if you have protein-sensitive hair.
- Egg oil (eyova) is a convenient alternative to egg yolk masks and does not smell like raw egg yolks. There is no risk of salmonella, which could give you an infection.
- You can make egg oil at home, or buy it online.
- If making your own egg oil, you are at risk for contamination of salmonella. Be sure to wash your hands and work space thoroughly.
3. Restore moisture through Hot oil treatment
- Heat the oil up so it is warm, but not too hot. The ideal temperature is not exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Then, massage the oil into your scalp.
- Put on a shower cap for about 30 minutes. When the time is up, shampoo out the oil.
- Mayonnaise may also work well as a conditioner. Slather your hair with a generous dollop, put on a shower cap for up to an hour, and then rinse it out.
4. Rub rangoli henna into your hair.
- Henna is considered safe on the skin and hair for most people, but some have reactions to it. If you have a reaction, stop using it and consult your healthcare provider if necessary.
- Don’t use darker colored hennas, as these are usually unnatural and contain a chemical called p-phenylenediamine (PPD).
5. Rub green tea into your hair.
- Brew 2 bags of green tea in 1 cup of water. Let the tea cool slightly, and then apply it to your hair.
- Leave the tea on for 1 hour. Then, rinse your hair thoroughly.
6. Try a fenugreek seed treatment.
This kind of treatment is thought to provide shine and add strength to hair with regular use. It may also help to keep hair intact.
- Soak and grind one cup of fenugreek (Indian methi seeds) with sufficient water to make a paste.
- Apply to the scalp and massage it lightly.
- Leave it for about half an hour.
- Wash out with cold water.
7. Try aloe vera juice and neem paste.
Many think that this treatment can control hair fall. While more scientific research needs to be done in order to prove that this is an effective treatment, aloe vera is thought to increase blood flow wherever it’s applied, and neem paste may have many hair benefits, including promoting growth, hydrating, and keeping the scalp healthy.
- Mix aloe vera juice with neem powder and add two-three drops of coconut oil.
- Apply it on your scalp and leave it for half an hour.
- Wash it off with shampoo. Follow this treatment once in a week for the desired results.
8. Try an avocado hair mask
Avocados are nourishing and can protect and strengthen your hair. To make a mask for your hair, all you need is half an avocado, 1 egg yolk, and a spoonful of honey.
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Massage the mask into clean, damp hair and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
- Rinse the mask thoroughly out of your hair after the time is up.
- For best results, repeat this treatment every 2 weeks.
Changing lifestyle :
1. Include more high-protein foods and vegetables in your diet.
Eating lean meats, fish, soy, or other proteins may help to curb hair loss. Additionally, eating a well-balanced diet that contains a lot of vegetables can help you get the vitamins you need in order to grow and maintain a healthy head of hair.
- Besides containing protein, many foods rich in protein also contain vitamin B-12 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Many vegetables contain zinc, biotin, iron, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and/or vitamin E. All of these contribute to healthy hair.
2. Wash your hair less frequently and with a sulfate-free neutral shampoo.
To prevent hair loss, choose your shampoo wisely and don’t overly cleanse your hair. Hair that is lacking its natural oil is typically dry, brittle, and difficult to style. In addition to opting for a shampoo that’s sulfate-free, get one that’s formulated with a neutral pH to prevent the hair shaft from swelling.
- Additionally, look for a shampoo that’s made for your hair type. If you have dry hair, don’t use products formulated for oily hair and vice versa.
- If you tend to wash your hair daily, try washing it every other day instead.
3.Take care of the hair that you have.
Never brush wet hair, and avoid rubbing your hair dry with a towel. Instead, let it air dry or else blow dry it to the point of dampness, and let it dry from there. Additionally, avoid harsh hair treatments, such as dyeing and getting perms, to help keep your hair from becoming dry, becoming brittle, and breaking.
- You may also be able to reduce breakage by resting your head on a pillow with a satin pillowcase at night while you sleep.
4. Reduce Stress
Sometimes, the root cause for hair loss is stress.
- Practice meditation. Meditation can help to both reduce stress and restore your hormonal balance. Practicing meditation can also help you in other aspects of your life.
- Get some exercise. Walk, swim, or bike for 30 to 60 minutes per day. Or, try playing a sport like tennis, so you can take out your aggression by hitting a ball. The exercise will help to lower your stress levels.
- Talk or write it out. Talk to your spouse, a friend, a family member, or to a therapist about what you are experiencing. Take the time to record your feelings in a journal.
5. Avoid low quality wigs and hairpieces.
While these may seem like good cosmetic solutions, they may encourage hair loss if they aren’t made with quality materials and/or don’t fit properly. Stay away from these types of wigs and hairpieces, as they can put pressure on your hair follicles and they also often don’t allow proper circulation.
6. Stop smoking cigarettes
Smoking negatively impacts your health in many ways, including increasing your risk of heart disease and respiratory illness. In addition to these and others, smoking can accelerate hair loss and also the graying process of your hair because the toxins in the cigarettes can cause hair follicles to become damaged. Consider trying to quit or at least cutting back in order to minimize hair loss.
Taking herbs and supplements :
1.Treat with saw palmetto.
For centuries, saw palmetto has been used to promote healthy hair and skin. Saw palmetto also blocks the production of DHT (a metabolite of testosterone), a contributing factor to enlarging of the prostate. Because DHT production also causes hair loss, it is thought that saw palmetto can help prevent hair loss. However, no authentic clinical reports support use of saw palmetto to be effective for preventing hair loss.
2. Take vitamins.
Your mother told you they were good for you, but you may not know that they are good for your hair, too. Add some extra milligrams of these vitamins to your daily regimen:
- Vitamin A : Vitamin A is an antioxidant, which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp. Sweet Potatoes are loaded with beta carotene – rich in Vit A not only promotes a healthy scalp but promotes hair growth.
- Omega-3 : Take Omega-3 fatty acids. Foods rich in Omega-3 are fatty fish, egg yolks, fish eggs (caviar) and milk.
- Vitamin E : This vitamin stimulates circulation, and good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping your hair follicles productive.
- B Vitamins : The B vitamins help your body produce melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and stimulates blood circulation. Pantothenic acid (B5 vitamin) is also responsible for proper hair growth because it plays a part in the cell division within hair follicles.
- Vitamin C : Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases your absorption of Non-Heme iron that originates from plant products. Because of this, a vitamin C deficiency can make hair dry and brittle, and also cause hair loss.
- Vitamin D : Vitamin D is a pro-hormone that your body typically takes in through sun exposure. A low concentration of vitamin D2 has been linked to hair loss, especially for women who are 18-45 years old.