Natural hair loss remedies

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Here are 13 natural remedies for hair loss for your consideration to help slow the progression of hair loss and maintain healthy locks for as long as possible.

Consider Your Diet

Protein is the building block of the tissues in your body, including your hair. Make sure you are consuming enough proteins in your diet. The best sources of protein are milk, egg whites and fish. You also want to eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids—two or three times a week, or sprinkle a tablespoon or two of freshly ground flaxseed onto salads or cereal each day. Have sprouts in morning

Increase Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin A is crucial to healthy hair because it “works with the fat synthesis.” Food products rich in vitamin A include leafy greens, carrots, and eggs.
Vitamin B12 creates more creation of red blood cells, which ultimately provides more oxygen for your body!
Vitamin C and Iron – save your hair with iron supplements paired with vitamin C (which aids iron absorption.)
Vitamin E also encourages circulation in the body and helps grow new blood vessels, which helps hair to grow.

Some of the most important minerals for hair health are — calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. You can find lots of these in your favorite vegetables, or you may want to consider taking a daily mineral supplement.

Regulate Hormones

Many people who begin losing their hair early or without explanation find they have a hormonal imbalance. If you have other hormonal symptoms, look into natural supplements for hormone regulation and foods that promote healthy hormone levels.

Talk To Your Doctor

There are several health conditions that can lead to hair loss, including stress, thyroid disease, anemia, and medications for heart disease. Talk to your doctor to make sure it’s not one of these other issues.

Drink More Water

Staying hydrated is crucial in tissue growth and health. The hair shaft itself is largely made up of water. Set a goal to drink AT LEAST 3-4ltrs each day. Also, avoid carbonated sodas all of which will weaken your immune system and make your hair more likely to fall out.

Breaking Bad…Habits

Smoking reduces circulation, and this includes blood flow to the scalp. Drinking alcohol and caffeine will hamper the immune system and cause further hair fallout.

Keep The Peace

Believe it or not, most of the time, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Try meditation or yoga to help reduce stress and calm your mind.

Exercise

Regular exercise allows sweat to clean out and unclog your hair pores. The exercise will also make you healthier overall which will help you grow longer, stronger locks.

Oil Scalp Massages

Scalp massages help stimulate the hair follicles to increase hair growth!
Take any natural oil – olive, coconut, almond – add a few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil to it, and massage gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair. Follow this remedy once a week. It smells great and is very relaxing! Your locks will seem thicker and stronger than ever.

Essential Oils

Lavender, rosemary, and thyme have been shown to help hair growth and prevent thinning or balding. Try massaging the essential oils into your hair after shampooing, or you can make this Rosemary & Lavender Hair Rinse that my sister Rebecca created.

Natural Juices

You can rub your scalp with garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice curry leaves juice . Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.

Antioxidants

Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth. Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an hour and then rinse.

Finally………

Be Kind To Your Hair

Set your hair dryer on cool and low settings, and minimize your use of flat irons. Don’t dye your hair more than one or two shades its normal color: The more severe the color change, the more chemicals you require, which can make hair break. If you use hair gel or hair spray, don’t wait for it to dry before you comb through it, because the hair will harden and be more likely to break. When hair is wet, use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush, and LIGHTLY comb through hair; avoiding any pulling and tugging.

Avoid unnecessary brushing, combing, curling or straightening. Excessive use of these tools and techniques will weaken the hair at the root level.

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Dietitian Nalini, winner of Best Diet Consultant in Chandigarh award for 2 consecutive years – 2014 and 2015, has helped hundreds of people achieve their weight loss goals. A Post Graduate in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Nalini says that in order to lose weight effectively, you have to eat!

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