5 Natural Remedies For Hair Loss
Your hair is one of the first things others notice about you. When you have a good hair day, all is right in the world! But, when you have a ‘bad’ hair day, possibly caused by hair loss, it’s a different story. If you suffer from hair loss, there are natural remedies that may help you get your hair back in tip-top shape. After all, your hair needs TLC, too.
Hair loss can be a result of many factors. “Hair loss may come from breakage (loss from the hair shaft) or shedding (loss from the root),” Michelle Burgess, M.D., a Chicago-based dermatologist at Loop Dermatology, told BlackDoctor.org. Dr. Burgess added, “When breakage is from the root, you usually have to look at problems from the scalp or internal things like stress or deficiencies.” Hair breakage can also result from outside factors like excessive heat, pulling the hair tight with ponytails, tight weaves and braids, or chemicals like relaxers, Dr. Burgess explained. Other possible causes behind hair loss are getting older, environmental pollution and an imbalanced diet.
However, preventing hair loss is possible if you approach the care of your hair differently and incorporate some natural remedies.
Try these 5 things to nurture your hair:
1. Eat your fruits and veggies. Mom must have known the important virtues of a well-balanced diet. Remember, how she urged you to eat your fruit and vegetables and would hold your dessert hostage if you didn’t do so? Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in good hair care. If you are deficient in getting the right vitamins into your body, this can be one of the leading causes of your hair loss. “In my practice, deficiencies in iron and vitamin D are common,” Dr. Burgess shared. Make sure you are getting vitamin A, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, vitamin C, copper, iron, and zinc in your diet. Also, incorporate healthy proteins and your omega-3 fatty acids which will help with inflammation and make your scalp healthier.
2. Massage your scalp regularly. We know the benefits of massage to the body, but these same benefits translate to your scalp as well. Once a week, use oil to massage your scalp. It helps with increasing blood flow to your hair follicles, forming healthier roots which in turn promotes hair growth and retention.