Regular hair care is very essential to prevent hair loss and to have a good and healthy hair growth. Healthy hair growth – yes who doesn’t want to have healthy hair! A person having healthy hair not only enhances his / her external look and beauty but also reflects his / her overall health and fitness. Hair forms a vital as well as one of the most significant part of our external beauty and any neglect to it may result in hair loss, hence it makes quite a sense to keep our hair healthy and well nourished to look good and therefore to maintain our hair one should treat it as just another part of our body and include it in our daily health and fitness care.
Hair grows in phases and each strand has a life cycle that can last from a few months to a few years. In other words all the hair does not fall out together, or grow together. When one strand ends its life cycle and falls off, a new strand replaces it. Replacement depends on factors like age, hormonal changes, internal reasons and its general condition. It also depends on the state of internal health and fitness of both body and mind as well as on external care.
Eat Well To Enhance Hair Growth:
To have healthy hair growth, the daily diet should include fresh salad, fruit, sprouts, leafy green vegetables, curd. If you are suffering from hair loss, ask your doctor to prescribe mineral and vitamin supplements. Along with a nutritious diet daily exercise, relaxation, adequate sleep and a healthy lifestyle are required for a healthy hair growth. If there is a medical condition likes diabetes, ask your doctor before making changes to your diet.
Wash Your Hair Right To Prevent Hair Loss:
A question most people often ask – how often should hair be washed? Frequency of shampooing depends on hair type. Oily hair needs frequent shampooing. Three or four times a week for oily hair and twice a week for dry hair suits most people. The point here to be noted is washing does not harm hair but the quality of the product used does matter a lot to prevent hair loss. Always use a mild herbal shampoo and apply less, most non herbal shampoos contain detergent base which may be harmful to your hair and excessive use may cause hair loss. Rinse hair thoroughly with water.
Hair Care – The Smart Way:
Proper hair care is the way to keep your hair healthy and enhance hair growth. After washing, wrap a towel around your head so that it soaks up moisture. Do not brush wet hair, because the elasticity of hair increases when wet and brushing can cause them to stretch and break. Use a wide toothed comb to brush your hair, start from ends and go upwards towards the scalp. Also avoid regular use of hair dryers.
Nourish And Oil Regularly To Prevent Hair Loss:
Application of oil with a light massage helps to stimulate hair growth and blood circulation to hair follicles. It also helps in loosening dandruff flakes. Apply warm oil on the hair and scalp. Oils have their own particular properties and benefits. For example olive oil is helpful in dandruff and pure coconut oil is said to help hair growth.
Hot oil therapy is very useful, for dandruff, as well as damaged hair. Heat pure coconut oil or sesame seed oil or olive oil. Apply the oil on the scalp with cotton wool, rubbing gently to dislodge the flakes, then dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap around the head, like a turban, and keep it for five minutes. Repeat the hot towel wrap 3 – 4 times. This helps hair and scalp absorb oil better. Leave oil on overnight, next morning apply lemon juice on the scalp and wash your hair after half an hour. Weekly henna treatment also keeps the scalp clean and healthy.
Damage Control – Last But Not The Least:
The most common causes of hair damage are repeated coloring, straightening and perming.
Below mentioned points sum up the hair care in a gist –
- Hot oil therapy helps.
- If hair is dry use a creamy conditioner.
- Hair should be treated very gently.
- Avoid tying hair tightly with rubber bands.
- Avoid using hair dryers and brushes.
- Do the hot towel wrap after hot oil treatments.
I hope the above information on hair care, healthy hair growth, and prevention of hair loss would make for a beneficial reading for the readers and hope it will help you take good care of your hair.
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