Hair loss is one of the most common problems that affects men, women, and even children. Initially, excessive hair shedding was only seen as a sign of aging, but in today’s busy and hectic world, we’re all stressed out more often than we should and stress is one of the leading causes of hair loss and other health issues. Besides stress and tension, there are many other causes for hair loss including hormonal imbalance, certain medications, excessive smoking, scalp disorders, pregnancy, menopause, use of chemically enriched hair products, and medical conditions like thyroid disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome, autoimmune disease or iron-deficiency anemia.
Statistics show that everyone loses around 50 to 100 strands of hair each day and this is a normal part of the hair growth cycle, but any excessive hair loss will need a special attention. Unexplained hair loss can be worrying and scary, but you should know that there are many ways to stop your hair from falling out. If you’ve noticed that you’re losing more hair than you should, use these tips to prevent hair loss and get longer, healthier and stronger hair.
A balanced and healthy diet keeps hair healthy and strong and ensures that it continues to grow. If you want to stop your hair from falling out, you need to make sure that you’re eating a diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Eat foods that are loaded with vitamins A, B, C, and E, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, and selenium. Monitoring what you eat is essential for a healthy hair, because, without sufficient protein, your hair will be dry, weak, and thin. Good sources of protein include eggs, dairy products, fish, chicken, soy, almonds, chia seeds, spirulina, beans, and pulses.
Stress is definitely one of the biggest hair loss causes. Avoid stress as much as you can and try to practice stress-relieving techniques such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. Everyone can practice meditation or deep breathing to promote their emotional and physical well-being as well as their hair’s health. Exercise also releases feel-good chemicals in the body and keeps your mind and body stress-free and healthy.
Scalp massage is essential if you want to promote fast hair growth. Massaging your head for just 15 minutes every day will stimulate blood flow in the scalp and eliminate toxins. When blood flow to the hair follicles increases, it strengthens the hair roots and conditions the scalp. You can massage your scalp with or without oils, but we recommend using coconut, olive, almond or castor oil for better results. A scalp massage with almond oil is an effective hair loss treatment at home that works amazingly well. Coconut oil is also very beneficial, because it reduces hair breakage, promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. Massage any of these hair oils onto your hair and scalp at least once a week and you will surely notice an improvement.
Aloe Vera is a plant which contains enzymes that promote healthy hair growth. Thanks to its alkalizing properties, aloe vera can help bring the scalp pH to a desirable level and promote hair growth. Regular use of aloe vera can strengthen your hair, alleviate dandruff, reduce scalp inflammation and relieve itching. Take a leaf of aloe vera plant and extract the pulp content from the leaf. Then rub the pure aloe vera gel into your hair and leave it on for a few hours. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and repeat this process three times a week.
Eggs are rich in sulfur, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, iodine, and protein. All of these nutrients are essential for hair growth, so if you want to have long, healthy, and shiny hair you can make an egg mask and naturally stimulate hair growth. All you have to do for this hair mask is to separate an egg white in a bowl and mix it with one teaspoon of olive oil (you can also add honey). Apply this mixture all over your scalp and hair and keep it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse your hair with cool water and a mild shampoo.
Indian Gooseberry or Amla is an Indian herb loaded with iron and vitamin C which are important nutrients for healthy hair. This herb has been used since ancient times to prevent hair loss and strengthen hair roots. There are many ways to use amla for your hair – you can crush the amla fruit to extract its juice and mix it with lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the scalp, leave it to dry and then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. You can also boil a few dried Indian gooseberries in coconut oil and wait for the mixture to cool. Then massage your scalp with this mixture, leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash your hair as usual.
This natural remedy for hair loss is one of the oldest but most effective ones. Onion contains sulfur – a nutrient that increases collagen production in the tissues and promotes hair re-growth. For this treatment, you will have to chop one onion finely and then squeeze out its juice. Apply the juice on the scalp and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse your hair with a mild shampoo and let the hair air dry. Using onion juice at least twice a week can surely help in preventing hair fall.
When you first notice your hair thinning and falling out, it’s only natural to start thinking of ways to prevent more hair loss in future. But, what do you do when you’ve already tried different hair loss remedies and you still haven’t seen any positive results? Hair transplantation surgery is the only long-term solution to restore the natural appearance of your hair. If you’re considering hair transplantation, it would be advisable to wait until you’ve experienced thinning, balding hair for more than five years. Hair transplantation or hair restoration is actually a surgical procedure that moves individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp to the balding part of the scalp. Hair growth normally starts after two to three months.
If you have been thinking about hair transplantation for a while, you should know that Turkey is one of the leading countries for hair transplant procedures with more than 6000 patients monthly. There are many reasons to undergo hair transplant Turkey and the most important one is definitely the cost of the procedure. The cost of hair transplantation in Turkey ranges from 1,600 to 2,000 dollars, while in the United States this same surgery may cost up to 30,000 dollars. Besides low cost, there are a few other things you should also take into consideration such as finding the right hair transplant surgeon, as well as making sure that you are familiar with the whole procedure including the advantages you get and the possible side effects. There’s plenty of valuable information available on the Internet, so do your research before deciding on the procedure.