10 Great Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common problem. It would be incorrect to attribute hair loss to hereditary factors alone. Hereditary factors may be a cause for hair-loss only to a certain extent.

Just because the previous generations of a few families have experienced baldness, thinning hair and receding hairlines, it does not mean that their descendants are destined for the same.

It is certainly possible to control the extent of hair loss and thinning. It is essential to have a healthy scalp to avoid hair loss and aiding new hair growth.

Some of the factors that contribute to the acceleration of and permanence of hair loss are-

  •  Genetic factors as mentioned earlier.
  •  Hormonal imbalance
  •  A diet devoid of essential nutrients
  •  Stress
  •  Insomnia
  •  Improper brushing or combing the hair
  •  Pulling your hair often
  •  Excessive use of hair dryers, perming, back-combing
  •  Hair-dos such as ponytails which tend to pull the hair tightly from the scalp
  •  Excessive oil production from the scalp – scientifically termed as sebum.The scalp emits excessive oils due to the emotional and physical stress. The build of oil and other substances clogs the hair follicles and creates an unhealthy condition of the scalp, resulting in hair loss, thinning hair and various unhealthy scalp conditions.

Below are some tips that can help stop hair loss and keep your existing hair look healthy and great:

  • Massage the scalp daily with finger tips (not the nails) to stimulate and promote circulation to the scalp. It is essential not to scrub while washing hair. It is better to ‘milk’ the hair from the hair backwards in the same direction. This will give a shiny look to the hair.

  • Comb or brush your hair and scalp gently with about 50-100 strokes in the morning and at night. This helps break up hardened oil (sebum) that has clogged hair follicles. Doing this alone has enhanced the growth of new hair. Combing or brushing has to be in one direction only, which is from the hair root to tip.

  • While using blow dryers, always keep the heat a good distance from the scalp and hair. Avoid heating the scalp and hair excessively.

  • Avoid applying hair creams, lotions, styling gels and sprays directly on to the scalp as this will clog up the hair follicles.

  • After swimming, shampoo your hair as soon as possible to remove any chlorine residue, as chlorine is extremely damaging to the hair and scalp. Cucumber hair pack is ideal.

  • While it is difficult to avoid exposure of the hair and scalp to the wind and sun, over exposure is best avoided and perhaps a cap could be used. However, tight hats and caps contribute to poor circulation, depriving the hair of proper nutrition.

  • Sweat, dirt and grime around the rim inhibit follicle health and contribute to build up. Extreme hair loss and thinning could also be the side effects of a medical condition or medication and it helps to consult a dermatologist.

  • Strive for balance and harmony in both your personal and professional life. High stress factors lead to fluctuating hormone levels, which in turn cause excessive oil secretion (sebum) resulting in hair loss. Stress can be dealt with in many ways, most notably through exercise, adequate sleep, healthy diet and techniques like relaxation, exercises, deep breathing and yoga.

  • Pregnancy, nursing, menopause or even birth control medication cold cause constant changing factors on your nutritional needs and hormonal levels which contribute to hair loss.

  • Last but not the least, it is necessary to avoid “crash and fad” diets.

Proper nutritious meals along with vitamin and mineral supplements are key factors for healthy hair and skin.

Follow these tips to avoid hair loss and also help your hair look great and shiny that you would want to flaunt it.

See also: Do’s and Don’ts of Hair-care / How to get rid of split ends / How to make your hair a crowning glory/

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  1. My hair is really thinning due to thyroid problem. I am trying laser comb and it helped to stop loss but don't see any growing back… :( I will try anything to get my hair in better shape! Thanks

  2. Gurunath9:06 AM

    For dry and damaged hair try , hot oil treatment
    This treatment provides better moisture and gives a conditioned look for your hair, without having regular hair conditioning.

  3. Nalini8:30 AM

    Add small pieces of a medium sized onion to a cup of rum. Leave for 24 hours. Remove the onion pieces and massage your scalp with the rum. This helps cure hair loss and induces faster hair growth.

  4. unknown9:09 AM

    Learn to manage stress,Eat a healthy diet,Do not scratch your scalp

  5. Anonymous5:46 PM

    To prevent and treat most forms of hair loss, the level of DHT in the body must be decreased. Hair Again will naturally block the conversion of free testosterone into dihydrotestosterone.

  6. Anonymous4:06 PM

    To tackle a problem you first have to get to the root of it.Hair loss can be due to several reasons.
    1) Stress usually causes hair fall.
    If you are too stressed out at work you should buy a book of Yoga and look for some relaxation techniques which will calm you down and reduce stress.2) dandruff issues
    Dandruff is basically an infection of the scalp accompanied by white flakes that appear in your hair. If you have dandruff then you can use curd in your hair or you can try some anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market. Go for a good brand. Remember - shampoos that have strong perfumes in them are not good for the hair. Go for a mild anti dandruff shampoo like Dove or something. You can also put some Amla juice in your hair. You must oil your hair once a week.When your hair is well oiled, use a wide toothed comb and comb your hair backwards to increase the blood circulation so that your hair growth increases.Remember to always keep your hair clean. Sweat and other things cause your scalp to collect dust from the environment. Wash your hair with a good shampoo at least 3 times a week. Not more than that otherwise your natural oils will dry up.

    Hair fall can also be caused by colouring or constant heat. Do you colour or style your hair very often ? Remember, blow drying and colouring damage the root, scalp and the hair shaft so avoid all that if you wan your hair to be healthy.

  7. unknown9:35 AM

    COPPER stops hair from falling. Studies show that the copper content in the blood serum of people with falling hair is less than normal. Different types of alopecia (falling hair) are seen to have a deficiency of this important trace element. Include small quantities of nuts, especially cashews and peanuts, seeds, whole milk and beans in your diet as these contain minute but important amounts of copper.

  8. Anonymous4:13 PM

    The important reason for perceived hair fall is breakage due to dryness & poor grooming. Poor nutrition & lack of time to look after the hair properly promotes dryness, brittleness & breakage.
    Another reason could be dandruff induced by stress, poor hygiene or fungal infections, which can then lead to hair loss.

  9. soumya5:55 PM

    Yasthi Madhu is a multi-purpose utility herb that is used as one of the essential elements of herbal hair tonic and in the herbal hair loss treatment. Hair fall is also caused from liver malfunctioning. Yasthi Madhu has the ability to make you healthy from internally as well by providing you a relief from gastrointestinal and liver malfunctionin

  10. Siddharth5:53 PM

    Be sure to eat varied, well-rounded, and regular meals that include plenty of vegetables, beans, nuts, fish, and lean poultry. Essential fatty acids from walnuts, flaxseeds, fish, and avocado are also important for healthy hair.

  11. unknown9:14 AM

    Make a habit: Massage the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes after bathing it with water. This stimulates the blood circulation and strengthens the hair follicles in the scalp.
    Massage into the scalp and hair coconut milk or Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for � hour, then rinse with warm water. Repeat 3 times a week.
    Massage into the scalp and hair honey with egg yolk. Leave for a 1/2 hour, then rinse.Massage almond oil on scalp 2-3 times a day, daily. This will stop further hair loss.
    Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow
    Scrub the bald portion with onions till it becomes red. Then applying honey.

  12. Indrani4:14 PM

    Massaging of hair and scalp with a proper nutrient hair oil gives additional nutrition to the scalp and prevents hair loss.

  13. Kanaka9:13 AM

    wash your hair too much. Shampooing your hair everyday really drys it out, Usually i go on a pattern of wash/condition one day, then condition the next, and so on. Then at the end of every week i would do some kind of homemade mask for your hair.

  14. Christina9:21 AM

    Well it depends on what type of hair loss you have. If your hair loss is caused my normal "shedding phase" then you just have to wait for that to pass and your hair will grow back. If it is due to over processing then it is good to cut off the damage because hair split upwards from the ends and then break. In that case you can also use a good weekly deep conditioner like mayonnaise and 1 egg under a plastic cap for 1 hour. Organic root stimulator works really good. If your hair loss is coming form the scalp then it can be caused by stress, dieting and lack of proper nutrition like protein, water, iron, zinc and other important vitamins. You can try biotin it is good for your hair skin and nails. Shenmin works really good too you can google shenmin for women. I used it a few years ago and it has great results.

  15. Kaveri5:19 PM

    Getting regular trims, healthy diet, and exercise. When your body is healthy, your hair is healthy, and helps the growth process. But don't expect dramatic results. I sometimes take prenatal vitamins for women.

  16. Avinash10:36 AM

    Causes of Hair loss Improper hair cosmetic use or improper hair care Diseases like diabetes, lupus and thyroid disorders can cause hair loss. Poor nutrition Medications Shampooing, combing and brushing too often can also damage hair, causing it to break. Hereditary thinning or balding.

  17. Nirmala8:22 AM

    What I know is that olive oil and coconut oil are great for the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Take a tablespoon of black seeds(kalonji) and grind them in a coffee grinder and add them to the bottle of olive oil. Use this mixture on your scalp and hair to promote hair growth. Massage into your scalp for a good 5-10 minutes or more. Then leave it on for at least 2 hours before you shampoo. You may purchase black seeds(kalonji) at any Indian or Middle eastern grocery store. Black seeds are known to cure everything except death.

  18. Kausalya12:01 PM

    I would say not to use chemicals on your hair.Why don't you go for some home remedies. Egg whites, lemon juice, oil massages, reducing stress and diet changes can reduce hair fall and make it healthier. You can find more cheap, effective and natural home remedies for hair loss as well as for healthy hair

  19. Eat healthy diet including green vegetables, dairy products and fruits.
    Drinking coconut water prevents the hair fall.
    You can make oil at home for falling hair. Boil henna and neem leaves in mustard oil till the leaves get almost dissolved in it. Let it cool and then filter. Add few camphor cubes to it and fill in a bottle. Use this oil to massage on your hair.
    Mixture of almond oil, olive oil and castor oil is equally good to prevent and stop hair from further falling.

  20. Savitri9:07 AM

    he secret, though, is in the way they take care of their overall health. The look of the hair can be quite significant, if the overall health of the body is good. This means that, if the body is healthy the hair will look good as well.
    A diet rich in B vitamins like B6, folic acid, biotin or inositol as well as minerals like magnesium, zinc and sulphur can help greatly in attaining good hair health.

  21. Soumya10:54 AM

    Ylang ylang oil helps in stress reduction by relaxing the nervous system. It controls the production of sebum and maintains a healthy scalp for long time.
    A balanced and nutritious diet must be accompanied with herbal treatments to keep the hair beautiful and attractive for ever.

  22. Expert11:00 AM

    Learn and practice vajrasana or the diamond posture. Vajrasana clears the disorders in the stomach that contributes to hair fall and baldness. The problem of baldness always starts from the stomach. It is quite easy to perform this asana, though at the beginning you will feel a lot of pain. Practice vajrasana for 10 minutes daily.

  23. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Proper massaging of the scalp gently with oils of almond, coconut, arnica and jojoba improves the blood circulation around the follicles and activates them for hair growth. One can also use Hylix hair lotion which is a blend of many valuable herbs for treating hair loss

  24. Kartikeyan9:53 AM

    Apply egg yolk after the hair cut and
    clean after 3 hours during bath.
    Apply coconut oil on your head.
    Don't try other hair conditioners
    available in the market.
    If you apply coconut oil, your hair
    will be as graceful as mostly
    found in Tamil Nadu & Kerala.
    The oil should be used to get
    absorved first through the scalp
    and take bath after 1 hour of application.
    Great Answer Report

  25. Dayanidhi9:54 AM

    Put Lemon && orange in a bowl of ice leave for 15 minutes rub into scalp It works a treat :)

  26. Padmini9:51 AM

    Beetroot mash and henna are made in to paste can be applied over the scalp for preventing hair fall.

  27. Mangala9:45 AM

    To control hair fall, try Parachute Therapie hair fall control solution. Regular coconut hair oil massages make hair strong and soft.

  28. Ramani9:14 AM

    one can control hair fall, by reducing stress, check out frequent change of shampoos, use meera herbal powder and also check in taking more amla, citrus, lemon, hibiscus hair packs which reduces hair fall, and next is one must take more vitamin e , green , fresh veg , fruits also (citrus indeed)

  29. Shabhavi9:20 AM

    Lack of proteins and vitamin B6 always aggravates hair fall. Plus the deodorant you use should be free of chemicals because many deodorants contain led and other chemicals which close the pores and the body is not able to get rid of toxins and these toxins in the system create acidity and weaken hair follicles. fruits and vegetables which are a great help for hair growth plus there are reasons for hair fall explained

  30. Shobha8:20 AM

    Hair loss can be due to so many causes environmental, eating habits, improper maintenance, use of wrong products and so on. All problems have solutions you have to see which one relates to your particular problem and take remedial steps to stop the hair loss

  31. Savitri9:21 AM

    Poor diet,Alcohol and cigarettes and Stress

  32. Expert4:00 PM

    Just rub your nails for 5 minutes. Repeat it for 3 times any time. This will help in hair growth and will lessen your hair fall. Also nourishes the hair root and helps in hair growth. Even you can get rid of premature grey hair while doing this exercise.

  33. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Factors responsible for hair problems are:

    Thyroid disorders
    Hormonal imbalance
    Heavy medication
    Using hair dye of high ammonium content
    Deficiency of vitamin B12
    Protein deficiency
    Hereditary and old age

  34. Shamala3:59 PM

    For instant hair growth, grind lime seeds and black pepper in equal number and add some water to get thick mix. Apply on the scalp regularly.(very careful about using pepper, some people may get burning. So first test it on inner side of wrist)

  35. karuna3:59 PM

    Make a paste by mixing olive oil, honey and cinnamon (dal chini) powder. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo. Repeat it for 3-4 times a week.

  36. Genetics load, pressure, unhealthy diet.


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