Natural Remedies To Prevent And Reduce Hair Loss

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Hair loss is a worry for both men and women in this modern day and age because most of use care a lot about our appearance and our hair is a key part of how we look and come across to other people. This is why hair loss can be quite embarrassing and can destroy one’s self-esteem.

There can be many different factors behind hair loss and before you start worrying too much about it, it is important to establish whether the hair loss you are experiencing is normal and temporary or whether you should really be concerned about it. This article will help you identify whether your hair loss is normal or whether you should seek professional advice and get treatment for it. We will also give you some tips on how to take good care of your hair which will help prevent as well as reduce hair loss.

What Causes Hair Loss?

There can be many causes for temporary hair loss where you lose an amount if hair on a daily basis. You will usually notice it more in the shower or on your pillow. Childbirth and significant weight loss are common causes of temporary hair loss.

This is because they put a huge amount of strain and stress on the body. This is why general stress is also a common cause of hair loss. Other causes can be due to changes in your body’s hormones or temperature such as an having an illness or starting on the pill.

In fact, anything that is outside your body’s normal condition can cause hair loss until your body has the time to readjust to its normal conditions again. This type of hair loss is temporary and quite normal and will happen to most people several times in their lives.

Therefore, in this case, there is no reason to be concerned if you are shedding a little extra hair because it will eventually stop when your body goes back to normal. It is safe to say that you will not go bald because the hair loss is not going to last long enough to make a drastic difference in your hair line. Also, the hair you have lost will grow back in time.

True Hair Loss Is Usually Permanent

One of the main causes of true hair loss which leads to baldness is genetics. However, physical hair pulling, use of low quality hair products, strong meditations or your immune system are quite common causes of permanent hair loss as well.

Any of these conditions can lead to bald patches where the hair will usually not grow back. Even if it does grow back, it will usually take a very long time.

There are many ways to prevent and reduce both temporary and permanent hair loss. So, it is important that if you are experiencing any type of hair loss that you do not despair as there will be something that you can do about it.

Natural Remedies For Hair Loss

Hair Care – You should clean and moisturize your hair on a regular basis to keep it in good condition. It is advised to wash your hair every other day and oil it at least once a week. This will promote the moisture levels and restore the balance your hair requires on a regular basis. Adding rosemary to the shampoo and oil you use is also a good idea. Rosemary enhances the circulation of blood in the scalp which promotes healthy hair growth.

Hypothyroidism – This is a thyroid related problem which is linked to lack of iodine in one’s diet. You should get a thyroid check and add things like bladderwrack herb and sea vegetables to your diet which increases the levels of iodine.

Diet – Your diet is important in strengthening your hair. Some types of hair loss is cased by high sebum levels and animal fat is high in sebum. It is recommended that you avoid eating too much meat on a daily basis and consume more vegetables instead. Biotin which is a B-vitamin is good for the general health of the scalp. Whole foods like brown rice, oats and nuts are good sources of biotin. You should also take supplements such as Vitamin E capsules which helps with those who suffer from hair breakage. Foods that are rich in iron is also recommended as iron promotes natural hair growth. Fresh vegetables and fruits are high in iron.

Consider Hair Treatments As A Last Resort

As a general rule, try and stick to a balanced diet with natural foods rather than processed foods along with some good multi-vitamin supplements and you should then get all the nutrients you need for a healthy scalp which will then lead to healthy hair growth.

In this article, we have explained the differences between temporary and permanent hair loss and given you some natural ways to prevent and reduce hair loss. However, if these does not work for you, then you should consider hair treatments that are offered by various salons these days to deal with hair loss. These treatments can be expensive but they can be the last resort where other natural methods have not worked.

 

 

Natural Remedies To Prevent And Reduce Hair Loss was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by Sally Wells