6 Effective Ways to Combat Hair Thinning

Hair thinning or hair fall has lately become a common problem among the new generation with an increasingly stressful lifestyle, improper diet, medical conditions, unhealthy hair habits, genetics, any illness, and procedures such as bleaching or treating hair with chemicals.

Hair loss at a young age can be alarming but treating the root cause before it’s too late is crucial to prevent further damage.

1. Proper Hair Care Routine

A clean scalp gives you healthy hair, keep your scalp clean, opt for a gentle shampoo avoid harsh chemical products, gently massage your scalp and avoid rubbing it on the lengths of your hair.

Oil your hair just a night before hair wash and towel steam it before heading for a bath that shall help the oil penetrate better into the hair follicles and scalp.

Don’t use conditioners more often, once a week is good to go. Instead go for nourishing natural hair masks of henna, yogurt, avocado, or banana they all give good results and make your hair smooth and shiny.

2. A cup of Coffee

Drinking coffee every morning not only gives you zero-calorie energy to boost the start to the day but does wonders for your skin and hair too, exfoliate your skin with a coffee mixture for a brighter and tighter skin or give your tresses a final wash with a brewed cup of coffee.

Caffeine activates hair growth and improves hair fall and thinning by 25% within two applications; it prevents hair cells from dying or going to a dormant state.

3. Protein Treatment

Apply a hair mask of 1 egg and a spoon of olive oil to your scalp and hair lengths. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then shampoo your hair.

If you don’t want to use egg then, make a mask by mixing a spoon of gelatine, a spoon of coconut oil or conditioner, and 5 to 6 spoons of lukewarm water. Mix well until gel-like consistency is formed and then apply on the lengths of your hair at least 10 cms away from the scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wash your hair post 45 minutes of application.

Eggs and gelatine are a rich source of protein vital for thick and lustrous hair.

4. Essential Oils

Heat coconut oil until lukewarm on a double boiler and add 4 to 6 drops of hibiscus, rosemary, and peppermint oil to it.

Apply on the scalp using a medium cotton ball and then gently massage your scalp using figure tips for 20 minutes. Allow it to soak overnight. In the morning, steam your hair with the help of a towel dipped in hot water. Wrap it around your head to pass the heat and help the oil penetrate better; it also helps wash off oil easily from hair.

5. Nature has it all

Boil a vessel of water and add a piece of cinnamon, hibiscus leaves (20-30), and curry leaves (10-20).  Let it boil on low flame for 10 minutes, off the flame, and let it sit covered until lukewarm. Then give your hair a final wash using this water by massaging the scalp gently.

Let your hair dry naturally, and treat your scalp with this mixture twice a week and you shall notice changes by the 3rd week itself.

6. Physical Activity

As your body ages the need for an active lifestyle increases 30 minutes of physical activity like yoga, Zumba, exercise or running can do wonders for your hair, skin, and overall health.

Physical activity helps prevent stress and indigestion, allows your body to absorb more nutrients from food, improves blood circulation and gives you glowing skin, and improves hair health as well.

Body Beautiful from the inside can only look beautiful from the outside it is essential to take good care of your body as that is where you actually live. Crash diets, improper eating habits, lack of nutrition, sudden weight loss, and low iron levels are all reasons for hair thinning or hair fall at a younger age.

The above remedies would give you long-lasting effects if paired with a proper diet and a healthy lifestyle; it is difficult to meet the required nutrition with the diet we have. Hence include vitamin E, Biotin, and iron and zinc supplements in your daily life look for multivitamins containing these to have shiny, voluminous hair and a gorgeous you!

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