Healthy and lustrous mane is the most desired feature that significantly influences the overall beauty and personality of an individual. Gradual receding of the hairline or abrupt thinning of the braids causes lots of mental worries both in men and women. Growing and shedding of hair is an ongoing process in our lifecycle and with aging shedding of hair outweighs its growth. Hair is totally composed of dead keratin cells which grows regularly from a number of hair follicles scattered all over the scalp.
Proper nourishment of the hair follicles is essential for the healthy growth of hair. Dull and lifeless hair or sudden hair loss may be indicative of some underlying health problems.
Normally individuals lose about 80-90 strands of hair daily and surpassing this number may indicate hair loss. Hair falling in volumes throughout the day while combing, bathing and performing other activities also indicates hair loss.
Generally healthy and lustrous crowning glory of an individual signifies the overall healthy condition of a person; barring few cases where genetic factors can result in hair loss. Other contributing factors for hair loss are nutritional deficiencies, prolonged suffering from a disease, stress, medication, child birth, malfunctioning of the thyroids.
Since hair derives its nutrition from the hair follicles, it is necessary to take a good care of the scalp and the body to improve blood circulation in the follicles facilitating the growth of hair.
Your regular diet should consist of fresh green veggies rich in Folic acid and Vitamin B. Take iron rich food like red meat, broccoli and brewer’s yeast for healthy growth of hair. Egg and dairy products can also help in reducing hair loss.
Essential fatty acids are essential for improving blood circulation in the hair follicles that reduces hair loss to a great extent. Fish, walnuts, Soya and Canola oil are rich in essential fatty acids and should be regularly included in your diet.
Massaging the scalp helps in stimulating the hair follicles facilitating regeneration of hair. Use coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil or mustard oil and massage the scalp gently to reduce the problem of hair loss.
Coconut milk is also very effective in reducing this problem. Apply this milk all over the scalp and hair and leave it for some time. Then rinse it thoroughly with water.
You can also rinse your hair with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to reduce hair loss. This unique mixture also helps in regeneration of hair.
Application of a pack of henna leaves, basil leaves, Amla powder and yoghurt also nourishes your scalp reducing hair loss. Yoghurt or lime juice acts as conditioner restoring the sheen of the hair.