Sometimes, natural ingredients can be much more effective than the stuff that comes out of a bottle. Here are a few easy and affordable tips in preventing hair loss.
The advantage of natural oils over commercially made oil treatments is that most of them do not contain chemicals that could ultimately harm your hair strands and even your health in the long run. Natural oils free of harsh chemicals will not rob your scalp of its natural oils which keeps the hair moisturized and protected. Several natural oils have proven effective in restoring shine to dull hair as well as providing the right amount of nourishment to hair follicles, rendering them more effective in facilitating hair growth.
Argan oil is especially good for the hair. Studies have shown that the oil is rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E, Carotenoids, Ferulic acid and Polyphenols not to mention a slew of other nutrients that protect hair from ultraviolet rays and dryness. The oil can also promote healthy hair growth because of its essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids serve as nourishment for the hair roots and pores! Simply massage the oil it into your scalp, taking care that the strands are covered from root to tip. Don a shower cap and leave it on for one hour to, and then wash it off after.
You could also try applying natural juice extracts from garlic, onion or ginger, or use them in combination with the oil. Another good method to try would be applying warm green tea directly to your scalp (it needs to be warm, though not scalding hot). Simply leave the mixture on your head for about an hour, and then wash off completely with warm water. Other natural oils that hold great benefits to your crowning glory are olive oil, canola oil and coconut oil.
Massaging your scalp promotes good circulation. Blood carries oxygen and other important nutrients to your scalp, so while you might be eating and drinking the right food, there’s really not much point if your body’s transport system isn’t delivering. Also, a good head massage feels pretty wonderful. You may also use a few drops of the Argan oil to rub into your scalp if you don’t have time for a full-on hot oil treatment.
Hair loss is caused by a number of reasons, and a common one is stress, especially when felt over long periods of time. Scientifically speaking, it actually is possible to lose your hair to incredibly stressful situations or having to undergo unpleasant situations. Dealing with stress properly increases your chances of retaining a thick head of hair even in your old age. Meditating is a good weapon in dealing with stress. However if you feel like your stress is just too much or stress is keeping you from doing the things you need to do, it might be time to seek professional help.
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