Though losing hair is not a life-threatening condition, the thought of parting with your precious strands may get you cartwheeling on all fours. Hair is an asset contributing to one's beauty. The loss of an asset, such as this one, may lead to issues concerning low self-esteem. A condition often associated with men, hair fall is a common complaint registered by women, too.
You may wonder how your hairline (that was) has an annoyingly meticulous pattern to recede. A soft target to blame is the atavistic character that humans carry; their genes. Enough said, genes mustn't bear all the brunt. An urgent acknowledgment is a must with regard to factors, such as leading a stressful and unhealthy lifestyle. Moreover, an overenthusiastic use of hair products, like shampoos, masks, colors, curling irons, and hair-straightening equipment has been one fantastic norm to defile natural beauty. Nevertheless, if you have been putting your hair through such steamy experiences, spare a thought, and vow to change.
Is Regrowth Possible?
Yes, there are several potent methods to regain the lost glory. Some of these methods include laser treatment, hair transplants, oral medication, and topical potions. These methods are deemed effective; however, they are expensive, bringing with them certain side effects. Hence, it is better to stick to natural remedies to regrow your hair. If you are experiencing excessive hair loss, so much so that you notice your hair romancing your shower stall drain, your hair brush, or your pillow, you ought to consult a certified dermatologist. He will diagnose the cause and revert to you with the prescriptive treatment. This is important, because scanty hair may signal an underlying health concern, such as hypothyroidism, or hormonal imbalance. However, if it is caused by other factors, like stress, faulty diet, and improper hair care, it is time you nip the problem in the bud.
Your Hair Appreciates ...
» Vitamin A
Besides being an acclaimed nutrient, vitamin A is known to promote hair growth. Eggs, kale, oranges, carrots, and sweet potato contain vitamin A in good measure.
» Vitamin B
Eggs, carrots, seafood, and dairy outputs do have vitamin B in substantive amounts. This vitamin is known to reactivate follicles and revive the health of your hair. It also facilitates scalp-oil circulation rescuing the hair from dandruff flakes and the resultant residual buildup that contributes to hair fall. Vitamin B complex supplements may aid your scalp to resuscitate the roots and control hair loss.
» Vitamin C
A major requirement for healthy hair, vitamin C is abundant in citrus fruits and red peppers. Veggies, like spinach, kale, and broccoli serve perfect hosts to vitamin C. Essential to strengthen hair follicles and develop the content of collagen, vitamin C is known to nourish hair from root to tip.
» Vitamin E
If you lack Vitamin E, you are losing out on an important nutrient -- a nutrient known to stimulate hair follicles and facilitate an active blood-circulation cycle. When blood circulation is regulated by vitamin E, your hair gets an opportunity to regrow with health. Foods found rich in this source are almonds, walnuts, cereals, and corn oil to name a few.
A potion of sorts -- a drop of iodine in a glass of water consumed religiously is known to lure the glory back to the crown. However, make sure that the measure of iodine you blend in a glass of water is just one drop -- not more, not less. Besides regrowing hair, iodine is one potent substance to improve the quality of your hair with regard to its sheen, softness, and texture.
Yet another essential component in restoring your mane is the content of iron in your body. Known to regulate cell development and subsequent multiplication, its deficiency may lead to hair loss. Fish, lean meat, greens, tofu, lentils, fresh prunes, and dry fruits are carriers of iron. Consuming iron in the right dose activates follicles and helps in regrowing hair. No wonder their consumption is recommended not only by some of the leading dermatologists the world over, but grandmas and mommies, too, swear by the goodness of these foods. If you are to take iron supplements, do not act the quack; an expert opinion is a must, as an overdose may run untoward complications.
Your Hair Deprecates ...
How many times have we had our loved ones advise us on the deadly drinking habit? Besides causing health crises, your hair, too, suffers in the bargain. Remember: When it comes to preserving your hair, how well you hold your glass simply doesn't matter!
» Lack of Moisture
If the hair shaft feels dry and coarse, know that it is not fed with enough moisture. A potent reason why dryness victimizes your hair is courtesy of you being lax at irrigating your system. Drink more than 8 glasses of water every day. For most readers, eying this statement is no eye opener. It is only an adage that most swear by. Following it is one fat chance!
» Sleep Deprivation
Sleep is essential, if you want your glory back to where it ought to belong. If stress is working up your mind, join a laughter community, or enroll in a gymnasium, because stress causes sleepless nights, thus causing hair loss. If the stressor continues, it is close to impossible to reverse the devastating effect it has on your hair growth. It is known to affect your immune system, and general stamina. Know that your hair has an active sensor that understands the changes happening in the body. Your hair does not cue in to the change and may not act receptive to the fluctuations. Remember: A turmoil within, in most cases, is bound to traumatize your hair from the inside as well as the outside. Besides, no abracadabra potion, or nutrient will work, if you are giving your sleep a miss.
Another stuck-record statement: "Smoking is injurious to health." It affects scalp health as well, as smoking hampers the blood circulation and snubs hair growth. Trading your hair for a smoke ... not good, or is it? Well, you have far meditative choices to spoil you ... for good!
The Fortifying Five
Revitalizing Egg Mask
This one being an egg mask, is a mess-inviting affair; however, the results you derive are worth the slight discomfort. To begin with, separate the egg white from the yolk. Discard the former, and keep the yolk only. Add a tablespoon of beer, honey, and castor oil -- all in the same measure -- and apply the mixture from the roots, running it through the length of the hair shaft. For best results, wear a plastic shower cap post the application. The nourishment is said to penetrate better due to the superficial insulation provided by the shower cap. Leave the arrangement as it is for 30 minutes. Rinse thereafter with a mild hair-washing solution.
Note.- Be gentle while you rinse your hair. You may observe that your hair becomes tough, and tangles are a part of the process. Be patient and untangle your hair with a wide-toothed comb, starting from the tips, gradually progressing toward the roots.
Growth-stimulating Rosemary Mask
Boil two cups of water containing 3 tablespoons of dried rosemary. As the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the flame, and let it simmer until the blend reduces to half its original quantity. Let it cool, and strain the mixture thereafter. Now, take black pepper and lemon seeds in equal measure, and grind them together. Add this powder to the rosemary mixture to formulate a fine paste. To fight dandruff and subsequent flaking, you may add 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Blend and apply the mixture by parting your hair into sections. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, and rinse thereafter with tepid water. If the pepper feels strong, rinse your hair before the time specified.
Root-activating Fenugreek Mask
Grind the fenugreek seeds to a fine powder. Beat an egg, and blend it with the powder to form a paste. Add 2 teaspoons of castor oil, or extra virgin olive oil, and blend the complete mixture. Apply by smoothing the mask through the entire length of your hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and rinse it with tepid water and a mild shampoo. Applying this mask once during the week will do a good turn to your hair.
Regenerative Strawberry Mask
Overripe strawberries are known to work wonders for your hair. Nourishment aplenty is what you get with this hair mask. Puree 6 to 8 strawberries. Add an egg, i.e., only the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Blend the mixture to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste by sectioning the hair. Smooth the paste from root to tip. Let the application sit for 20 minutes, and rinse thereafter with a mild, nourishing shampoo. For better results, wear a shower cap to facilitate better insulation and penetration through the layers of the hair.
Restorative Cinnamon Mask
Take 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder in a mixing bowl with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon of olive oil to make a paste. Apply it onto the scalp covering the length of your hair. Rinse off post fifteen minutes using a mild shampoo.
The Age-old Remedy
Massaging the hair and scalp with oil is said to be the best natural remedy for regrowing your hair. For a hair massage, you can either use extra virgin olive oil, or a mixture of rosemary and jojoba oils. Other than this, almond, castor, or coconut oil are deemed prime factories of nourishment. Pour a few drops of oil in a small vessel, and place it in a container holding water. Do not heat the oil on direct flame. When the oil feels warm, begin application starting from the roots. Gently part your hair with a rat tail comb, and massage the oil, letting it penetrate the roots. After covering the scalp, shift your focus toward smoothing the oil through the length of your hair. To ensure hair regrowth, massage your scalp well; however, be gentle, especially over the areas, where hair loss is experienced. Preferably, let the oil stand overnight. Using a suitable shampoo and conditioner, wash your hair, and allow it to dry all by itself.
The Finer Contributing Factors
Mentioned herein are a few points that must be considered in conjunction with the aforementioned remedies.
- Be gentle while combing your hair. Harsh strokes with a tough-bristled brush may damage the roots as well as the shaft. As your hair is sensitive, use a boar brush. It is made of soft and flexible bristles, ideal to handle fine hair.
- Almond oil is very beneficial for the hair. A few drops of oil smeared over the scalp three times a week provides the much-required nourishment.
- Applying coconut oil with extra virgin olive oil, twice a week, the night before hair wash works well to replenish the moisture in your roots.
- Book an appointment with a stylist you trust your mane with, and ask for a trim every three months. Your hair needs to get rid of split ends and rough ends that hamper its growth.
- Avoid chemical treatments for your hair. Remember: A head full of hair is far better than a head with cosmetically styled, but thin hair.
- Stay away from blow-drying your mane. Treat your hair to air-drying to preserve the crop, and thereby increase its volume.
- Another natural method of regrowing your hair is by using aloe vera gel on the scalp directly. Drinking aloe vera juice is also said to help.
- Exercise your way to hair growth. Positive exertion of the body facilitates healthy blood circulation, which leads to faster hair growth.
These were some potent tips for regrowing hair, keeping the natural factors in the loop. Besides, don't lose sleep over losing hair. Instead, pack in a peaceful sleep and a healthful diet to keep your hair committed to your scalp.