There is no shadow of doubt in the fact that hair fall can be any person’s biggest nightmare. If you are someone who has been weeping their heart out every time they see the large group of hair strands on the brush, then you might want to know effective options to prevent this from happening. But first, let’s discuss the root problems for it.
Hair fall could be due to various reasons.
Common Reasons behind Hair Loss
1. Pattern baldness
Aka genetics. You might want to call your parents and ask them the reason why you were the unlucky one to inherit the problem of hair fall. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t change the fact that your genetics are to be blamed for your hair fall. The best solution in such cases is to go to the doctor to know more about it and then to take proper medication for it.
2. Heat product damage
While we all love to style our hair in different ways it is important for us to understand the amount of damage it will cause to our hair. Regular exposure to heat products can make your hair brittle and trigger hair fall. Now if you are someone who has to style their hair every day then using heat protectants and applying oil before washing off your hair are some pro tips you could use to undo the damage.
3. Poor diet
If you like to eat junk all day then you might as well go ahead and throw all your hair products in the trash. One of the major reasons for hair fall is the lack of nourishment in our body. When we don’t eat healthily our scalp finds it difficult to absorb the required amount of nutrition; which triggers hair fall. A balanced diet is the healthiest form of diet for your hair and your body. Increase the intake of fruits, green vegetables and nuts in your diet to give your hair the nourishment it needs.
4. Hard water
Hard water is the arch-enemy of hair. Make it a point to never wash your hair with hard water or water which is unfit for cleaning. This cannot only block all the pores in your scalp with filth but can also instigate the growth of dandruff. If you are someone who is out from home and have no options left, then try and opt for mineral water to clean your scalp.
5. Hormonal change
Our hormones happen to control lot things inside and outside our body. If you are going through hormonal changes due to things like menopause, childbirth or hormonal medicines then there is a possibility that you’ve noticed a sudden shoot up in the number of hair strands you are losing every day. The best thing to do in such situations is to notice the pattern of hair fall for some time and then reaching out to the doctor to tell them about your situation. This way they’ll be able to prescribe you pills to control this hormonal imbalance.
6. Experimenting with Hair Products
If you are someone who loves to experiment with new hair products then you might want to slow down your horses. Changing hair products frequently and exposing them to new products can be a major reason for hair fall. With the change in hair trends we tend to follow the Instagram worthy hair coloring. What we aren’t aware of though is that the hair dyes are full of chemicals including ammonia. The use of such chemical filled hair dyes should be replaced with natural hair dye’s. Unlike beauty products hair products aren’t something which you should switch regularly. Thus, it’s for the best to let your hair get accustomed to certain products than to change them every other day.
Now that we’ve discussed the reasons for hair fall let’s discuss the number of options one can go for to prevent this hair fall. When it comes to prevention of hair fall your choices are divided into dichotomies; with one part relying on the nature for help and the other part going for the scientific approach. Depending upon your personal choices and the needs of your scalp you can make your own decision.
Natural Remedies to prevent Hair Loss
The natural approach is the easier way out. Now I know that doing all the DIYs regularly can be very time consuming and tiresome and that is why I’ve chosen some of the easiest and pocket-friendly options out there in nature’s basket. As soon as you start noticing the onset of hair fall you could go ahead and fall back upon the natural techniques to save your mane.
1. Onion juice
It might sound absurd but applying onion juice can boost your hair growth. All you have to do this apply the onion juice thoroughly on all the parts of your scalp (focusing more on the roots) and letting your hair absorb the juice for 20-30 minutes before washing it. Do this twice a week for best results
2. Egg yolk mask
Be it your diet or the food for your hair eggs can be the solution to everything. Eggs contain water-soluble peptides which help in boosting hair growth and thus applying egg yolks once a week can be very beneficial for you. You have to let the yolk sit on your scalp for at least 20 minutes before washing it off with a fragrant shampoo and conditioner.
Scientific Treatments to prevent Hair Loss
Once you have undergone the never-ending DIYs out there and are looking for a more significant and permanent change in the hair fall situation you might want to get a hair transplant done. Hair transplant is a safe technique used to harvest the growth of hair in patches which have less or no hair.
Hair transplant can be divided into two major categories:
- FUT- Follicular Unit Transplant
- FUE- Follicular Unit Extraction
1. Follicular Unit Transplant
Popularly known as the strip technique is a method where a strip of skin is removed from the donor area (the area with hair) and then dissected in smaller pieces. These small pieces are then harvested into the areas of the scalp with less or no hair. Now I’m well aware that the technique sounds very complicated however, it is a well-known technique and is also safe.
2. Follicular Unit Extraction
If you are completely against the idea of undergoing surgery then FUE is your go-to technique. All the doctor has to do is place healthy hair follicles (extracted from the donor area) into the scalp by making tiny incisions on the recipient’s area. This technique is far less complicated, less time consuming and is minimally invasive.
So, there you have it Natural & Scientific approach to prevent hair loss plus the reasons why it occurs in the first place.