Causes: Anxiety, undue stress, medication, improper diet, illness, harsh chemicals, excessive heat, excessive pulling, among other causes.
Hair Loss and Hair Care
Use almond or coconut oil for scalp massage daily for 10 to 15 minutes.
Other great scalp massage oil suggestions and actual photos can be found in an article about scalp massage on WikiHow. (See footnote).*
Amla or Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) stimulates healthy hair growth at the scalp level, and strengthens the hair roots. Amla extract in shampoo does not deposit any color on the hair and can be used by everyone alike. Amla extract helps replace the nourishment lost by hair gels, chemical hair color and hair spray.
Use Amla powder made into a paste to condition hair on a regular basis. Apply paste to hair. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse out thoroughly.
Hot Olive Oil Treatment (HOOT)
This is a great hair care treatment for all hair types: Warm up 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in the microwave for around 15 seconds. Pour into the palm of your hand and gently massage it into the hair -from scalp to ends- until complete saturated. Cover with a plastic cap and damp towel. Wait for at least 30 minutes. Rinse out using a mild shampoo like Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powder. (You don’t really need to use a conditioner, but if you insist, try Imbue™ Nurturing Conditioner or So Natural™ Moisturizing Conditioner by Saba Botanical of USA.)
Be Gentle in Your Hair Care
Always be gentle when handling your precious hair. Especially when your hair is wet, treat it very tenderly. Apply a creamy conditioner, section hair; then gently detangle each section with a wide toothed comb, starting from the ends to roots. Did I mention ‘GENTLY”? If you are too harsh on your wet hair, it will break off. So please, be kind.
Improper nutrition is a leading cause of preventable hair loss. It’s absolutely crucial to change to a healthier diet if you suspect your hair loss is caused by poor eating habits. Vegetables, fruits, protein sources and dairy, along with plenty of water will nourish your hair from within. The more natural state of the food, the better for your hair care.
Improve Hair Quality
Applying the above suggestions with not only improve your hair quality, but will also help prevent further damage. Start today with a hair care maintenance routine that will bring you beautifying results.
*How to Give Yourself a Scalp Massage (Photos). Source: WikiHow.