It is very common to find people suffering from hair loss these days. Everyone is turning to the chemicals and artificial products which somehow affect our life. All the stress coupled with these chemically synthesized products affect the health and wellness of people quite severely. Baldness or severe loss of hair cannot be fixed by turning to chemicals as they do not treat the root of the problem. Baldness is caused by an increase in an androgen hormone in the body called DHT or Di Hydroxy Testosterone. An increase of this hormone in the body causes thinning of hair in men and women, severe loss of hair and growth of facial hair in women.
Some ways to naturally thicken your hair and strengthen the roots are by opting the natural treatments available in the market. You could take the vitamin tablets available in the market or take some helpful herbs like ‘ashwagandha’. Some tips for a natural hair therapy are:
1. Good nutrition will show results
Junk food and a diet that involves just taking care of the taste buds is all we care about. But when the ill effects start showing up, it is usually too late. All this junk food wears down our body and has harmful effects on our hair too.
Eating food that has all the essential nutrients required by the body helps us in maintaining the wellness of our body. Working all day long and burning calories after calories, everyone needs to take care of his or her body to stay healthy.
To maintain the healthy texture of our hair, we should consume a perfect balance of all vitamins and minerals essential. Having the perfect share of Iron, Protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin A has the desired effect on your hair. To repair hair damage and control hair loss, one should involve food rich in Zinc, Selenium, Omega-3, and Biotin in their diet.
An itchy and dry scalp can also lead to severe loss of hair. It is therefore recommended that one take Vitamin A which is required to make sebum. It is an oily substance which reduces dryness. Carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes are all rich in Vitamin A.
Omega-3 is a crucial part of our diet which contains fatty acids. These acids keep the scalp hydrated and lock the oil in the roots of the hair. This secures the hair and keeps them from falling.
A diet deficient in Iron may result in Anaemia which is one of the leading causes of hair fall. Green leafy vegetables like spinach are rich in Iron. For non-vegetarians, read meat, fish, and chicken is a way to take all that Iron in your body.
2. Do not stress
Worrying over little things and getting anxious is not good for our health. It causes many unwanted hormones to be released in our body which results in negative feelings and low self-esteem.
A common example of anxiety and stress is when a person suffers from hair loss. Even if it does not cause it, it certainly does not help controlling loss of hair. Stress may cause Alopecia Areata, a disease which causes sudden loss of clumps of hair from the scalp. It is often said that anxiety causes a person to pull out their hair not in the literal sense but due to stress they suffer hair fall.
Telogen Effluvium and Trichotillomania are both diseases likely to be caused due to anxiety and stress. To control baldness, one should avoid stressing over minimal things. You could try yoga to control your stress level.
Telogen Effluvium is a condition in which the body stops growing more hair. The average cycle of hair growth is about two years after which its growth stop, and it eventually falls out. During Telogen, it stops hair growth more than what’s normal. Which slowly causes one to go bald. It is not necessary that hair loss occurs due to stress. However, both may occur at the same time causing more hair fall. It is seen that people suffering from depression suffer loss of hair more than those who are emotionally stable.
3. Cure your hyperglycaemia for hair cure
An imbalance in your blood-sugar level can also cause your hair to fall out quickly. Hyperglycaemia is a condition in which the level of glucose is increased in our blood stream. People suffering from diabetes or pre-diabetes have been seen to suffer from loss of hair.
4. A healthy scalp is the key
Oiling your hair once a week should be one of your rules for hair treatment. It nourishes the scalp and prevents it from getting dry. Like the human body, the hair also requires special attention and nourishment to get stronger.
Maintaining a healthy scalp will improve hair growth and hair follicles. The scalp can be viewed as another skin just with a lot of hair. Sometimes, the sun causes damage to the scalp, other times it could be the chemicals in the shampoo, conditioner or other hair product one uses.
Using simple precautions like wearing a hat or covering your head when going out in the sun can help maintaining a healthy scalp. This way the UV rays of the Sun will not come in contact with your hair. You will see the difference in your hair loss once you start covering your head every time you face the sun.
5. Evaluate your thyroid level
The hair follicle requires Thyroid hormone for proper growth and development. The T3 and T4 hormones play a crucial role in hair growth. A misbalance in these hormones may cause ill effects in your hair. One should make sure that their thyroid is in check. Hypothyroidism is a common cause of hair fall.
The loss of hormones causes the hair to fall quickly and causes a chemical imbalance in the body.
6. Avoid certain medicines
There are some medications present in the market which may treat your other problems but will cause hair loss. One should avoid taking acne medicines, anti-depressants, birth control pills, antibiotics, steroids, weight loss drugs, thyroid medications, and so forth.
|by Yada Anekitmongkol|