The best remedies for strong and shiny hair are mostly based on herbs, natural oils and therapies. Thinning and falling of hair is a common problem in every age group. Over stressed routines, inadequate nutrition, damaging hair products and bad sleeping habits can be one of the few causes that lead to hair loss, thinning of hair and reduced hair shine.
Before jumping to conclusions about the best remedy to use for hair loss, it is more important to analyze the root cause. So the remedies have been suggested according to the root causes that you may associate with your hair loss condition.
If you have dandruff:
Dandruff is one of the leading culprits in causing hair loss and thinning hair. If you have dandruff then it is important that you use your own brush to stop it from coming back. Using brushes that already have dandruff scales on them that don’t belong to you can very easily transfer this problem to you.
Dandruff loves hot water or even warm water. To get rid of it, make sure you always rinse your hair with water at room temperature or cold water.
You can cure your dandruff problem by applying a hair mask that is very easy to make at home. Yes it may sound a bit yucky but honestly…it works wonders:
4 tablespoon yogurt
2 table spoon oil
2 drops of lemon
1 table spoon rose water
Before you shampoo your hair, mix the above ingredients and apply into the scalp of your hair. Wear a shower cap to wrap up your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it out with water and then wash your hair with shampoo to get the yogurt out. Avoid combing hair while they are still wet.
If you are stressed:
When you are in stress or work pressures are at their peak your hair tend to fall more. Do you feel every inch of your body aching or tired when you are stressed? Especially your neck, head and shoulders may feel stiff after a hard day’s work and you crave for a body massage to soothe them. Well, the same goes for your hair.
Incase you cant do much to alter your routine, its recommended to give your hair a once in a week oil massage. Using a mixture of coconut oil, Amla oil (gooseberry oil) and almond oil taken in equal proportions gives shine, strength and elasticity that hair need to grow well. Crispy dry hair looks much richer and hydrated if you make oil massages a habit before every wash. It reduces hair fall as it stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, thickens hair and enhances hair shine.
Drinking plenty of water each day (minimum 6-8 glasses) gives moisture to hair that is necessary for a healthy and shiny look.
Keeping them away from dust, heat and sunlight is proven to reduce the process of hair fall. Dust and heat dehydrate hair from their natural moisture and reduce hair shine. Just as you would protect your face and skin from dust and heat, your hair need equal protection. Wearing a scarf or a hat outdoors may do the trick and then keeping them hydrated through ample water and juice intake along with oil massages can work wonders.
The best oil massage you can give your hair:
2 tablespoons of Gooseberry oil,
1 tablespoon of almond oil
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Mix the three oils and warm them a little. Apply the oil mixture while it is still warm into your scalp and give your hair a gentle massage with your fingertips for 5-7 minutes. Tie up your hair and let the oil stay for 1 or two hours. Wash with shampoo.
Nutrition plays a very important role in almost every aspect of life. No matter what products you use and remedies you follow, unless you balance your diet and eat healthy making sure you get all your vitamins, you can never cure your hair loss permanently.
Vitamin B6 and folic acid generate hair growth, reduce the thinning process and increase the elasticity of hair making them less prone to breaking away easily.
Eating vegetables and fruits rich in iron and vitamin C stimulate healthy hair growth. Drinking pure and natural fruit juices from freshly squeezed citrus fruits is excellent for hair shine as well as your skin and reduces hair loss significantly.
Don’t forget to count the hours of your beauty sleep. Sleeping for 7-8 hours a day is important for proper blood circulation and body growth. And this means it will give you a good body, good health and good energy levels. So with just a little bit of care, your hair can change your entire personality giving you the grace and confidence you’ve always wanted!