There are a lot of things you can do to slow or stop hair fall. But what to do depends on the causes why you’re losing your hair. Some situations, like hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium), may resolve after some time. And remember that everyone sheds hair daily, which is perfectly common.
It’s when hair fall is persistent that you want to see your doctor. Your healthcare provider may be able to identify if your hair fall is caused by things like thyroid issues, scalp infections, stress, androgenic alopecia, or simply aging. Below, we’ve put together a few quick tips and tricks to help you stop hair fall and take care of your scalp.
Tips to Stop Hair Fall
• Shampoo and Conditioner
It is extremely important to understand your scalp type and choose the right shampoo and conditioner. Also, you need to rinse your hair depending upon your scalp. For instance, over washing hair with dry scalp can lead to hair fall, or not washing oily hairs thrice a week can lead to the same.
Further, make sure the shampoo is not full of chemicals including sulfate, paraben, and silicone that can make your locks brittle and hence, prone to breakage. O’Wow Kit smoothing treatment includes Sulfate-free shampoo and Sulfate-free conditioner that can work wonders for your locks. It contains amino acids that help to repair damaged hair, stop hair fall, and also helps to keep them smooth.
Before taking any hair supplement ask a dermatologist to know what the best supplements for your hair type are. These supplements will give you the vital nutrients that we need for a better scalp. They not only stop hair fall but also boost hair growth. Take the hair supplement that is rich in vitamins and minerals.
• Diet and Exercise
You need to nourish your hair with all the right nutrients particularly plenty of iron and protein. However, along with eating a balanced diet make sure you are exercising side by side. Meditation and Yoga are effective in reducing hair fall and promote hair growth.
Oiling increases blood circulation and nourishes the roots. Make sure to massage your scalp once a week with oil that suits your scalp. Cover it with a shower cap and rinse it off with a mild shampoo after two hours.
• Gentle Styling
Avoid tight braids or ponytails that may pull on hair at the root and potentially lead to extreme shedding. While you’re at it, let your hair air dry to stop irritating your scalp. Heat stylers, like straightening or curling irons, may also damage or break the hair shaft.
• Egg Mask
Eggs are rich in phosphorous, sulfur, selenium, iodine; zinc, and protein, which together help to reduce hair fall and help hair growth.
To prepare the mask,
1. Separate one egg white in a bowl and add a teaspoon each of honey and olive oil.
2. Beat to make a paste and apply it all over your hair from root to tips.
3. After 25 minutes, rinse with a mild shampoo.
• Licorice Root
This herb stops hair fall and further damage to the hair. It helps relax the scalp and get rid of any dry flakes/dandruff.
1. Make a paste by adding 1tablespoon of ground licorice root and a quarter teaspoon saffron to one cup of milk.
2. Apply this paste to your scalp and hair length and leave it on overnight.
3. Next morning, rinse your hair.
4. Apply this mask twice a week.
• Coconut Milk
The protein and essential fats in it help hair growth and prevent hair fall.
To prepare the milk,
1. Grate a medium-sized coconut and simmer it in a pan for ten minutes.
2. Strain and cool.
3. Then add 1 tablespoon each of crushed black pepper and fenugreek seeds to the milk.
4. Apply on your hair and scalp.
5. After 25 minutes, wash with a shampoo.
Tips to Take Care of Your Scalp
• Cleanse Properly
The scalp is basically skin: it sweats, secretes sebum (oil), and sheds dead skin cells. The shampoo is the main step to keeping the scalp healthy. We suggest shampooing more often if you use loads of hair products or have been sweating. Don’t leave more than three days between shampoos. Doing so is likely to cause flaking and itching, and a flaky scalp can cause hair loss.
• Tackle Dandruff
If you notice your scalp is peeling, your first solution is to use a dandruff shampoo. O’Wow kit includes shampoo that contains healthy ingredients that prevent dandruff. Unlike the common drugstore brands, our sulfate- and paraben-free product is all individually formulated to work for your particular hair care needs, which means you’ll not only be able to resolve for all of your hair goals, but you’ll also see great results because your products were designed for you and no one else.
• Choose the Right Brush
A natural bristle brush or one with flexible, plastic prongs is far milder on the scalp. Essentially, if the brush feels rough or painful on your scalp, it is no good. For those who need to take extra care, there are options such as the silicone hairbrush. Silicone hairbrush is designed to be as gentle on the hair as brushing it with your fingers, reducing tension on strands and skin.
• Your Scalp Needs Exfoliation
Just like you exfoliate the skin on your face, your scalp can also advantage from a good scrub. Add a few spoonful’s of sugar to your shampoo to help remove dead skin cells, using the pads of your fingers to work the mixture in. Always avoid using your fingernails when scrubbing, however—this violent technique can lead to unintentional scabbing.
• Protect Your Scalp.
Scalp Protection is the final element. If you balance all the elements, you’ll be able to walk around with a strong and healthy scalp. But balancing them only one time won’t do the thing. You need to defend your scalp constantly. It means repeating previous steps over and over again. You will also need to protect your scalp from UV radiation, intense temperature, and robust chemicals.