1. Physical Activities
Exercise, Cardio, hitting the gym, any physical activity that raises your heart rate helps improve blood flow and ensure that your scalp derives all the essential nutrients and oxygen to be healthy. Increased blood flow is also linked to reduced hair loss.
2. Balanced Diet
A healthy diet with vital hair nutrients is a must for thick healthy hair follicle, hair vitals are :
- Vitamin A : It helps keep your scalp moisturized. Our body’s sebaceous glands produces oily/waxy substance termed as sebum also termed as natural oil, vitamin A helps your body in secretion of sebum. It coats moisturized and protects your skin. Without it your scalp will turn dry and itchy, leading to dandruff while they become brittle and break.
- Vitamin C : It reduces hair loss and prevents premature greying of hairs. Its deficiency can lead to dry hairs and split ends.
- Vitamin D : Vitamin D plays a role in the creation of new hair follicles. These are the tiny holes on our body from which hair grows.
- Vitamin E : It has natural anti-oxidants effects which helps in maintaining hair growth. It helps your hair grow faster and stronger, while also protecting your hair from UV radiations and sealing the moisture on your scalp.
3. Restart Your Hair
Go bald or shorten your hairs, not permanently but once a year to rejuvenate your hair follicles, shorter hairs are easier to maintain and can be effectively nourished. Also short hairs can help avoid problems like dandruff, tangled hairs, lice, dirty or greasy hairs which are likely to be encountered with long hairs if not maintained duly.
4. Head Massages
Head massages are another effective way to increase blood circulation in your head. A lot of people do it without oiling, on dry scalp which will only damage their hair follicles. A hair massage with light oil (coconut, almond ..etc) is always a good idea.
5. Honey-Lemon Dandruff Removal
Specially for those who have dandruff ,dry & itchy scalp issues must apply this mix once a week, to prevent hair loss, and prevent dandruff.
Mix 2 teaspoons of lemon and 1 teaspoon of honey in a bowl. Apply the mix on your scalp for 20 minutes. It might get itchy. Gently wash your hairs with lukewarm water. You can apply the mix once in two weeks.
6. Apply Rice Water
According to a research rice water is thought to contain many vitamins and minerals including amino acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, minerals and antioxidants, which are good for hairs.
How to make rice water
- Take 1/2 cup of rice in a bowl and add 1 cup of water to it
- Let the rice fermentate at room temperature for 24 hours (not more, that’s when it starts to stink)
- Separate the water from rice
How to apply
- Cleanse your hairs thoroughly with shampoo and lukewarm water, to remove any dirt or grease and to open your head pores
- Gently apply the ferment while massaging your scalp with your fingers
- You can leave it on for 45 to 60 minutes
- Gently wash your hairs with lukewarm water, (no need to shampoo again)
7. Onion Extract for Hair
Onion Extract is considered miracle for hair follicles, and is considered for hair regrowth. Onion contains adequate amount of sulphur presence of which gives healthy hair its strength and elasticity, while the absence of sulphur is the cause for brittle hairs, those are easily breakable.
Apply the onion juice gently on your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes. You can also add 1 teaspoon of honey to it for added benefits.
8. Adequate Sleep & Lower Stress Levels
Inadequate sleep patterns and insufficient sleep is also a cause of hair loss. Sleeping affects body’s natural hormones, poor sleep leads to reduced amount of melatonin, which potentially cause hair loss. Melatonin hormone helps your body know when it’s time to sleep. Generally your body makes melatonin just before night that’s when you start feeling sleepy.
There are 3 types of hair loss that are associated with high stress levels :
- Telogen Effluvium : In telogen effluvium signigicant stress levels plunge large number of hair follicles into cessation.
- Trichotillomania : Trichotillomania is an uncontrollable urge to pull ones hairs, this may be because of dealing with uncomfortable feelings, stress, negativity or frustration.
- Alopecia areata : In alopecia areata ones own immune system starts attacking hair follicles, leading to hair loss.
9. Moisturize and Oiling
Dry scalp makes your hair brittle and easily breakable. Try avoiding dryness and keep your scalp clean and moisturized, by duly washing and oiling your hairs. Also try avoiding cosmetic no matter what product you use they do have preservatives and other unwanted chemicals which will damage your hairs follicles. Keep an eye for winters, that’s when dryness hits the most.
10. Regular Maintenance and Avoid Poisoning
Poisoning means regularly consuming inadequate amount of substance that overtime might accumulate in your body and become excessive in future which is not rated healthy for your body. Poisons that can lead to hair loss include arsenic, thallium, mercury, and lithium. If you ingest a large amount of warfarin, which is found in rat poisons, it can also cause hair loss, but fortunately you won’t be needing hairs after that. Taking large amounts of vitamin A or selenium is also toxic and can cause hair loss.