It is perfectly normal to have some hair loss, 40 to 50 strands a day, anything more than that and you have a problem on your hands. There are many reasons why you could be losing your hair for example; it can be due to hormonal imbalances, prescription medicines, malfunction of thyroid gland, dieting, dandruff, low blood circulation and many more. If the loss is due to medication you are taking, then the loss will stop once you stop taking the medicines. Diets can be blamed for a number of nutritional deficiencies that may contribute to hair loss. The hair follicles are similar to plants in that if they don’t get good nutrients and circulation to their roots, they tend to starve and die. Here are some tips to control hair fall:
Since hair is one hundred percent protein, we must make sure that our diets contain plenty of vitamins and minerals. In addition to eating fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, nuts, seeds and grains we should take a multi vitamin to make hair strong. Alcohol, tea, and coffee intake should be minimized as these are antagonistic to the useful nutrients needed for healthy hair growth.
Massaging the scalp with jojoba, coconut and almond oils not only improves circulation but allows nutrients to be absorbed directly into the hair follicle, and strengthens the hair follicles. If this is done about an hour before a bath and hair is washed with a good quality mild shampoo, it goes a long way in stopping hair fall.
An excellent natural remedy for dandruff if you don’t want to use the commercially made shampoos is to take ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and add it to same amount of warm water and generously apply it to your scalp. Wrap a towel around your head for about half an hour then simply rinse it out. You only need to do this treatment once a week. You will be amazed at the results.
Finally remember to exercise on a regularly basis. This invigorates the circulatory system, which in turn encourages a healthy blood supply to all cells. Thus, nourishing and helping in hair regeneration and repair.