There are roughly 100,000 hair strands on the average scalp, and daily hair loss is common. But losing more than 50 to 100 strands in a single day may be excessive.
The good news is that restoring the health of the hair is as simple as restoring overall health. There are many simple things one can do to treat hair loss right in their own home, some of them completely free of charge!
Whatever the cause, the best solution for hair loss is going to be identifying and removing that cause. Before trying any of these remedies, take a look at the major causes of hair loss mentioned above and seek the assistance of a holistic practitioner to rebalance the body.
Easy Tips to Prevent Hair Loss
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This famous saying is loaded with truth.
Making up for the difference in poor lifestyle choices is a difficult task. So it is always best to embody a healthy lifestyle to prevent the major imbalances that could lead to hair loss to begin with.
Here are ways to not only remedy hair loss but also create a more balanced lifestyle that will ultimately prevent hair loss from occurring:
Massaging the scalp, especially with particular essential oils and nutrients, is a great way to keep the hair follicles clean and strong so hair can grow in healthfully.
Also, maintaining a healthy scalp will prevent hair loss due to a possible infection of the hair follicles. Not just that, scalp massages increase blood flow to the scalp, which is essential for delivering nutrients to the root so hair can grow strong and healthy.
Additionally, it is my personal experience that a routine scalp massage is very relaxing; it relieves you of stress, which is a primary cause of hair loss. Regular scalp massages are helpful for blood flow and relaxation; however, adding certain oils can make them that much better.
Let’s take a look at some beneficial oils.
If you are familiar, then you likely use coconut oil for a lot of things already: cooking, shaving, moisturizing, deodorant, etc.
Out of all the natural oils, coconut oil might be the best oil for managing hair loss. It acts as a protectant to keep the hair shafts from losing moisture. It also happens to contain lauric and caprylic acids, which have antibacterial properties that prevent bacterial infections of the scalp. Always choose extra-virgin, cold-pressed, and organic coconut oil.
Lavender Essential Oil
One of the best-known essential oils for hair health is lavender. Not only does it smell wonderful, but it also contains antioxidants that help remedy hair loss.
It also happens to be antifungal and antiseptic, which can keep the scalp free of infections that may damage hair follicles. Lavender oil is successfully used in clinical studies to treat alopecia areata. This is a condition of excessive hair loss that can result in bald patches.
With any essential oil, source high-quality raw materials and use a carrier oil such as coconut, almond, olive, or jojoba.
Rosemary essential oil
Derived, of course, from the rosemary plant, this essential oil is another proven tool for preventing hair loss and reversing alopecia areata.
This particular oil encourages blood flow to the roots of the hair shaft, promoting hair growth. Rosemary has been tested against the most popular hair growth product, minoxidil, and shown to be equally effective with a less itchy scalp.
Again, use with a carrier oil and use at least once a week.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fats provide nourishment to follicles from within. These healthy fats make the hair more elastic so that it is not easily damaged.
A healthy scalp also requires omega-3 fatty acids. The best sources of omega-3 are chia seed, walnuts, salmon, sardines, grass-fed ghee or butter, and even pastured eggs.
As long as your digestive system is functioning and you are eating a diet of whole foods, chances are you are getting enough protein.
However, just in case you are not getting usable protein, consider these options as great sources of protein: grass-fed beef, wild game, wild-caught cold water fish such as salmon, sardines, and halibut, pastured poultry, eggs, green leafy veggies, sprouted nuts and seeds, sprouts, and seaweeds
Aloe vera has been around since the times of ancient Egyptian medicine; it was considered the herb of immortality and used to prevent hair loss.
Aloe contains enzymes that can remove dead cells from our scalp so that they do not clog the hair follicles. If the hair follicles are clogged, it’s pretty clear that the hair will have a hard time growing.
Aloe vera also happens to be alkalizing and balances the pH of the scalp. You can apply it topically as a cleanser or take it internally to get its nutritional benefits.
It contains sulfur, MSM, and amino acids that are beneficial to the hair. I’d recommend using it both ways. You can also use it as the base of many hair masks with other essential oils previously mentioned.
Now everything we’ve covered is very beneficial for hair, of course. However, the tips from here on out are what count the most.
You can take all the correct nutritional and hair care products, but without high spirits, they will be useless.
Stress shuts down the digestive system, which means we won’t properly absorb what we eat. Stress is well-known as one of the biggest causes of hair loss, so managing it is key.
It not only affects the health of the hair by weakening digestive function, but stress can influence the integrity of the hair follicle directly.