Every person living on the earth faces hair loss. It’s a common hair condition that recurs in part of our lives. We try many remedies to stop hair loss which include changing the shampoo, applying essential oils, and trying home remedies. But, does that solve your hair loss issue? Neither yes nor no.
As far as my knowledge goes, the actual fact of hair loss primarily depends on a person’s lifestyle and what he intakes every day. There are a lot of people who are not well versed of what they’re consuming. Those people are the ones who more likely to endure severe hair loss.
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Don’t think changing hair shampoo will stop hair loss. It may help a little bit. Yet, it isn’t a permanent solution for your hair fall. But rather, as I was saying your hair loss depends on what foods you’re consuming.
Everyone believes hair is an essential part of our beauty that we comb it daily to make it look good. However, do you know what you first need to be aware of?
- Do you check the shampoo ingredients before purchasing it?
- Are you using gels or hair waxes on your hair daily?
- Many people don’t like to oil their hair, are you among them too?
There are lots of factors that are associated with hair. You might be wondering what happens if you don’t eat healthy food, It’s simple you left your hair to starve. Every hair strand will gradually die out of vitamin deficiency and it loses its strength and eventually, it comes out of your scalp.
In terms of shampoo you are using, or waxes and gels. They contribute to hair loss as well. Let’s see 7 ways to stop hair loss.
1. Avoid Heating Products ASAP
Excessive heat will make your hair more vulnerable and your actual hair loss condition aggravates. Moreover, heat can break down the keratin, which affects the strength and texture of the hair. Consequently, it will lead to drastic hair loss. You may use products like a hair straightener and blow dryer to mould your hair. But you may not be aware of how much they do affect your hair strands. It’s like jeopardizing your hair life by overusing heating products. So, you better stay away from heating products. Maybe, for like 1-2 times a month is fine for hair.
Conditioning is also very essential as important as the shampoo. It’s a post shampoo treatment that your hair seeks. A lot of people I know believe one preconceived notion. That ” Using conditioner leads to hair loss ”
But it’s absolutely false.
Your hair desires will be fulfilled if you use conditioner. Conditioning the hair gives nourishment, smooth, strength, and shiny which you would definitely notice after the wash. It will also strengthen the hair shaft, reduce split ends, prevents breakage, and stop hair loss. I’ve asked several people whether they’re using conditioner or not. Most of them responded, ” No we don’t really use that much citing that it could cause hair loss” . But it just one of the myths that people believe. Scientifically, it’s good for the hair. Although, sometimes you may fail to use the conditioner properly. So make sure you use in the right way.
Here’s how to apply conditioner properly on hair?
Once you rinse out all the shampoo of hair :
- Take some adequate amount of conditioner on your palm depends on your hair size
- Apply it at the ends of your hair strands only
- This is where most of the people commit mistakes: DO NOT APPLY IT ON SCALP. Otherwise, you’ll see the negative effects of the conditioner
- Leave it about 3-5 mins
- Rinse out with water properly without residue
- Use 1-2 times a week. Do not avoid using conditioner.
Here’s what happens if you overuse conditioner.
Oiling plays a fundamental role in reproducing healthy hair and to stop hair loss.
Yes, it has tons of perks that make your hair healthy. Oiling massage is truly an effective home remedy to promote new hair growth and helps the natural distribution of oils along the hair shaft. It makes your hair grow healthier, nourish, improves the quality of the hair shafts. If you have frizzy or dry type hair, it helps to make your hair manageable.
You can easily massage by yourself by using the tips of your fingers and gently massage your scalp in circular motions. It will unclog your hair follicles and stop hair loss. Possibly, some people might have oily hair who are like me. You don’t need to apply much oil. Specifically, what I would recommend for oily hair persons is ” Never apply oil on the scalp ”
Nonetheless, 1 time a week is enough for oily hair and 2-3 times for normal and frizzy hair. You can use essential coconut oil, almond oil, and castor oil.
Personally, I use Castor oil + Coconut oil Combination. It is perfect for me and helps me to regrow my hair.
4. Don’t Over brush
Some people spend big time brushing their hair too much. The fact is over-brushing can cause more breakage and damages your hair strand. Over-brushing causes friction to the hair which will result in more damage and causes spilt ends. It mainly prompts when your hair is in a wet condition. Many people tend to comb their hair when it is wet. But, believe me, it’s the only state when your hair gets weak and causes hair fall. So you should better avoid brushing your wet hair. Especially, People with weak hair must be cautious while brushing. Better brush gently.
5. Healthy Food
As I said at the beginning. You may know or may not know. Eating unhealthy foods will actually affect the quality of the hair. As junk foods don’t contain any kind of useful vitamins and proteins, your hair won’t be benefited from that.
Namely, eating unhealthy foods:
- Fried foods
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Sword Fish
- Sugary foods
- Oily items
Causes progressive hair loss. If you really care about hair, here’s the list of the best food for healthy hair :
- Fatty Fish
- Sweet potatoes
This food contains four essential: Iron, Zinc, Protein, Fatty Acids.
Read more: Stop hair loss with proper diet
6. Use Free SLS and Parabens Shampoo
Do you really know about SLS and Parabens? Which I teased at the beginning. I’ve asked you if you check the ingredients of shampoo when you’re purchasing it?
SLS means Sodium Laureate Sulphate. It is a chemical used to produce and form lather in shampoos. A lot of companies include this ingredient in their shampoos to form a great amount of lather. It is also incorporated in a number of products such as bar soaps, detergents, shampoos, and possibly facewash. Using SLS and parabens shampoos strip-outs our natural oils from hair which also means leading to hair loss and deteriorating hair condition. The majority of companies use them just for producing much lather and fragrances. There are brands that provide you free SLS and parabens shampoos like Biotique, Wow, and Khadi in India. So in order to stop hair loss to some extent. Use them as quickly as possible.
Check out : Best Free SLS and Parabens Shampoos
7. Don’t Overuse Wax and gel
One good thing about applying waxes and gels is you can style your hair and shaping your hair like what you want. Besides that, is there any kind of advantage? No
Using excessive of gels will definitely vitiate your hair adversely. Hair gels contain a high concentration of alcohol. It dries out your hair and makes your hair weak and leading to hair loss straightly. Even you’re using hair waxes. Never apply cheap waxes you get in stores. They are just a piece of trash ruins your hair quality.
If you really want to apply hair gel and want healthy hair. Use quality products. By that, you may stop hair loss. Otherwise, your hair will become fragile and hence, causes hair loss.
So, that’s 7 steps guide to stop hair loss. These are my personal regime that I’ve followed and it’s working perfectly.
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