Every one of us has suffered hair fall at more than one point in our lives. I am not talking about a few strands of hair you get in your comb every day, that’s completely normal. I am talking about a palmful of hair you get every time you comb.
The reason behind hair fall is not just our wrong hair care routine but also faulty diet and sometimes some hidden diseases as well. I am just giving you an insight into what worked for me and also some research I have done on it.
This article focuses on the best haircare routine for hair fall and what can be the possible reasons behind it and what hair care routine you should follow for hair growth.
So let’s get started to achieve our dream hair, the thick, luscious and healthy hair we always wanted!
What can be the reason behind the hair fall?
Losing a few hair strands in your comb is normal and it’s the body’s natural process to get rid of old hair and regenerate the new ones. However, if there is no new growth or the hair fall has increased from the past then it’s something that you need to fix.
The most common reasons behind hair fall are –
Bad Dietary Habits
Do you remember when did you eat the seeds and nuts last? If you do then you are doing a good thing for your skin, hair, and overall anti-aging. Having two meals a day, one serving of fruit and a handful of nuts along with 6-8 glasses of water is an absolute necessity for a healthy life and healthy hair.
Women go through them their whole life. They go on a roller coaster of hormones every single month. However, women experience more hormonal disturbances in their 30s and after that. This can be another reason for you losing hair.
It’s more common than you think. Thyroid problems in women are responsible for hair thinning, fatigue, bad mood or depression, etc. If you are facing serious hair fall, then get your thyroid panel checked (TSH, T3, T4) to find out if it is the cause.
Wrong or Harsh Hair Products
Using any shampoo that is on discount in the supermarket is a bad habit. As tempting as it is, it is not good for your hair to buy every harsh shampoo because it came in for 50 percent off. Try choosing the mild shampoos and those which are from either a good hair brand or certified ayurvedic ones.
Bad Hair Care Routine
Not Oiling your hair once a week and not using a hair mask at least once a month is now considered a bad hair care routine as we are living in an era of high pollution and stressful lives. Combing your hair every day is not a necessity (like in the curly girl method) but massaging your scalp is. More on this in the best hair care routine for the hair growth section.
Vitamin B deficiency
Another very common reason for hair fall is vitamin B complex deficiency. Please look at these symptoms of vitamin b12 deficiency to find out if you are having one.
Too tight rubberbands
If you always tie your hair in a tight ponytail then it can lead to traction alopecia or receding hairline. Buy the Scrunchies to Reduce Hairfall and not the rubber bands. They are a blessing and make a huge difference.
Haircare Routine for Hair growth
It Starts with Eating Right
I believe that what we eat has an effect of about 60% on our hair and what we apply has about 40%. So eating right is very important.
Vitamin B complex is the necessary food for your hair and the world-famous hair vitamin Biotin is actually vitamin B7.
So taking the foods rich in biotin are advised like
- Legumes (especially peanuts & soya)
- Nuts & seeds (sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and almonds)
- Fruits & veggies (sweet potatoes, mushrooms, bananas, broccoli, green leafy veggies, etc)
- Protein-rich foods are also good options such as sprouted mung beans, sprouted black chickpeas, etc.
Soya is a good estrogen booster and those omega-3-rich nuts are going to make your hair beautiful and you will experience less hair fall with time.
Oil them twice a week
Well, twice a week is the ideal scenario, once a week is mandatory. If you don’t use oil in your hair at all, then now is the time to do that.
You can use any kind of oil you like, ranging from coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, onion seed oil, etc. If you are choosing thicker oils like castor oil or onion seed oil then remember less is more and don’t forget to massage all the oil in your scalp and hair strands.
Use warm oil if possible. You can keep the oil overnight and shampoo the next day or you can keep the oil for just 1 hour followed by shampooing.
Make Friends with Essential Oils
If you are facing serious hair fall and hair thinning, you must add a few drops of essential oil to your normal carrier oil. For example, for hair growth, mix a few drops of rosemary essential oil in your normal hair oil and massage normally.
More on essential oils for hair
Invest in a Hair Spa
If you are lazy like me, then you can simply go to the parlor once a month (I actually go once a year for a hair spa…lol) and just relax.
But if you are a DIY person or the parlor hair spa seems daunting to you, then buy a good hair mask and you are good to go.
On the hair spa day, probably a Sunday, shampoo your hair gently then towel dry them and apply a mask on all strands of your hair. Roll them into a loose bun.
Always read the instructions on the hair mask tub before starting. Keep the mask on your hair for 30 to 40 minutes as per the instructions on the pack.
Wash your hair thoroughly with plain water and towel dry again. Use a hair serum and style as usual. Don’t expose your hair to direct heat immediately after the hair spa.
My hair mask recommendations are –
Always Use a conditioner
Yes, it’s a given. Except on the hair spa day, use a conditioner after shampoo every time you take a head bath.
Apply conditioner on your wet hair, avoiding the scalp and keep it for 4-5 minutes. I like to comb my hair at that time as it spreads the conditioner evenly on all the hair strands.
Rinse it with plain water, followed by a hair serum and style as you like.
If you want to have a DIY conditioner, then mix some drops of essential oil in half part apple cider vinegar and half part water. Use the mixture as your last rinse. Don’t use this DIY trick if you don’t have essential oil, as you won’t be able to stand the vinegary smell in your hair.
Use Hair Color Only Once a Month
Now only some of the blessed ones don’t get noticeable grey hair in their 30s. If you are one of those then skip this step.
But, if you are one of us, then try to use the hair color only once a month to protect your hair from color damage and side effects.
If you are looking for Ayurveda alternatives then indigo powder and henna powder can take you near that natural black color. Here is a post on how to use indigo powder for hair color.
Massage Your Scalp Everyday
Even if it’s just for a minute. Massage it with pressure to stimulate hair growth and enliven your hair from the roots.
Doing it at bedtime is quite rewarding and post that you can braid them to avoid any frizz while sleeping.
here is our most popular article about Buccal massage inside your mouth!
How to Take care of Your Hair Naturally
To take care of your hair naturally, you should follow these hair care tips –
- Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water
- Eat a healthy diet
- Take your vitamin supplements religiously
- Don’t forget to massage your hair
- Oil your hair at least once a week
- Eat Amla Powder every day (ask your health care professional before that)
How to make your hair healthy again?
Making your hair healthy is not an overnight thing, you must be patient and stay away from chemical treatments.
A healthy lifestyle, staying calm, and handling stress with meditation along with a good haircare routine are very important to make your hair healthy again.
Results that I Got from My Hair Care Routine for Hairfall
My hair has certainly gotten better since I started this hair care routine. I am now seeing zero hair fall on regular days, just a little hair fall on my shampoo day. I feel so happy when I pull out my scrunchie and see only one hair entangled in it.
But again it’s a journey, Life happens, we all lose track and get stressed and all this may cause havoc to our skin and hair. I immediately see the effect of stress on my hair & skin.
But hey, don’t give up and take care of yourself so that you can take care of your family as well.
Wishing you all happy hair!
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