- By Meenal
Does your hair fall a lot? Don't
worry, you're not alone. Millions of people from all around the world suffer
from dry, brittle and weak hair. Some of the possible reasons for falling
Too much work
Over-exposure to the sun
Too frequent and inexpert use of tints,
rinses or other colourants
Here is what you
can do to prevent hair fall
Shampoo regularly. Remember, a CLEAN
scalp is a HEALTHY SCALP.
Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.
A high protein diet with plenty of fruits,
green vegetables and dairy products is a must.
Drink 10-12 glass of water everyday.
Use a very mild shampoo and condition
your hair at least twice a week. When you do, make sure you rinse out the
conditioner thoroughly, otherwise residue build-up will cause your hair
to look limp and dull.
Know your vitamins! IRON is important
for healthy hair and brittle, limp hair indicates an iron deficiency. Spinach
has a good iron content, so gulp it down!
ZINC helps prevent hair loss and greying.
Eat adequate zinc rich foods. Overweight people tend to have zinc deficiency,
which is inversely related to the body mass index. Thus if you are overweight
and if your hair falls too much, you may want to increase your intake of
zinc containing foods. Recipes containing stone ground, wholegrain flour
are rich in zinc.
A shortfall in VITAMIN B may cause dandruff, falling hair, loss of colour and could encourage grey hair. So B group Vitamins are essential for gloss, colour and thickness.
VITAMIN C ensures the health of capillaries
supplying blood to hair follicles. Make sure your diet includes plenty
of fresh fruits and veggies.
VITAMIN E encourages hair growth. Switch
from refined flours to wholemeal and wheatgerm, eggs, vegetable oil.
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.
for preventing hair fall:
Apply almond oil on scalp and massage.
Grind fenugreek seeds in water and apply
on your scalp. Wash off after 40 minutes. Do this every morning for a month
¡V if it suits you! Remember, different treatments suit different
types of hair.
Massage warm castor oil + almond oil
into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel around your scalp so it gets absorbed
into the hair. Do this twice a week for healthy, shiny hair.
Add 2-3 drops of honey to a glass of
water and use this as the last rinse after shampooing.
Quick Hair Care
Mix 1 egg, 2 tbs castor oil, 1 tsp
vinegar and 1 tsp glycerine. Beat until frothy and massage lightly into
your scalp. Wrap your head in a hot towel, steam, then wash off. This conditioner
makes hair thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.
Beat 1-2 eggs (depending on the length
of the hair), 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Massage gently into the
scalp. Steam, and shampoo after an hour.
Beat 1-2 eggs with 2 tsp brandy.
Massage into your scalp. Leave for 10-15 mins. Rinse well. The egg nourishes
your hair and brandy stimulates hair growth.
Your hair is a vital beauty asset,
requiring constant loving care. And with a little nurturing, lush, glossy
hair will be yours.
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