Hair loss is a common problem these days, affecting both men and women, although it is more prevalent among men. Even though losing around 50 to 150 hairs every day is normal, if you have recently noticed a lot of hair strands stuck in your hairbrush or your hair feels thinner, it could be a cause of concern.
Fortunately, sometimes, simple lifestyle changes and home remedies are enough to stop hair fall and make your mane healthy again! Here are some remedies that are worth a shot according to the top dermatologists in Pakistan!
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1- Fix up Your Diet:
Topical remedies will work more effectively if you provide your body with the nutrients it needs. First of all, try to consume organic food whenever possible as they are full of chemicals that disrupt endocrine and interfere with hair growth. You can also snack on pumpkin seeds as they are high in zinc a mineral that is essential for healthy hair.
You should also increase your intake of foods abundant in omega-3 fats such as fish as they are anti-inflammatory and support hair growth. You can also try bone broth as it is high in collagen, protein, and amino acids, all of which are vital to hair growth. At the same time, try to avoid unhealthy foods such as processed foods, sugar, trans fatty acids, and alcohol as they can increase DHT and inflammation, thereby contributing to hair loss.
2- Give Up Bad Habits:
Bad habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol and carbonated soda, and excess consumption of caffeine can harm the immune system and worsen your hair fall. Apart from that, make sure you drink at least 64 ounces of water every day as hydration is key for tissue growth and health as the hair shaft is primarily made up of water.
3- Massage Your Hair With A Carrier Oil And Essential Oil Blend:
Head massages boost blood flow to the scalp and also stimulate the hair follicles, thereby promoting hair growth. Some essential oils have been shown to prevent hair fall. However, you must use only a few drops of essential oils diluted in a carrier oil such as almond, coconut, or olive oil for a scalp massage. Rosemary essential oil can promote hair growth by increasing cellular metabolism. Similarly, lavender, thyme, peppermint, cedarwood, and sage essential oil are great for stimulating new hair growth.
Onion, garlic, and ginger juice have also been shown to boost hair growth and stop hair fall. However, since all of these juices are strong it is recommended that you do not mix them. Use only one at a time. Apply the juice of your choice to your scalp and wash off after 20 minutes, although onion juice can be kept on for longer.
If you have been experiencing uncontrollable hair fall lately, it is recommended that you visit a dermatologist. You can find and book an appointment with top Dermatologists in Multan, Karachi and Islamabad through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.