learn how to prevent hair fall

Prevent Hair Fall

I personally go through periods where I tend to lose more hair than usual. It is typical to lose anywhere between 50-100 strands daily – however, sometimes I notice and can feel my hair thinning out. I constantly get asked what to do to prevent hair fall and there are some simple hair care tips I wanted to share with you. In this post, I will talk about some methods that you can try in the comfort of your own home for beautiful hair.

In my previous posts about Amla Oil and Coconut Oil, I discuss the benefits of each of these oils and how it can improve not only the health of your scalp, but how it can prevent hair fall and premature graying. I wanted to share two more tips that you should try out if you are still suffering from hair fall.

Curry Leaves (Limri) – believe it or not, curry leaves have many benefits for your hair, with natural Vitamin C, iron, calcium and many more. Curry leaves are traditionally used in South Asian cooking, but can also be used topically to prevent hair fall, AND premature graying (YAY!). Curry leaves has natural properties to improve blood supply to hair follicles for controlled hair loss and can strenghten your roots. It also provides a natural, beautiful hue to your hair due to its natural melanin pigment levels which give it a naturally healthy color (without harmful chemicals and heat treatments).

The best way to use this is to boil a couple curry leaves with some coconut oil on low heat so the natural oils and properties of the leaves come out and then massage this into your scalp and leave on for at least one hour. Be to sure to wash your hair to ensure all the excess oils are removed, and style your hair as preferred.

Castor Oil – this oil is rich in Vitamin E and proteins, as well as anti-microbial properties which is essential for your hair, especially for those with certain scalp issues such as dandruff. This oil balances out moisture in your hair, and softens hair which leaves your hair and scalp feeling moisturized, even in the hottest climate. Not only does it protect your scalp, but due to it’s high content of protein – it promotes faster hair growth.

For those of you looking to grow out your hair, this oil may be your answer! To use this oil – you want to massage a pea sized amount into your scalp and the ends of your hair. You can either leave the oil in overnight (I would recommend wearing a lightweight shower cap, or for an hour) and wash out using a mild soap. NOTE:  The only downside of this oil is that it may be a little harder to wash out – so be sure to not use too much and wash twice with your mild shampoo.

I know how terrifying hairfall can be, especially when it seems like your hair is thinning out and losing volume. These simple steps that you can incorporate in your hair care routine will be sure to put you on your way to  beautiful hair. Keep in mind that you will have to try out different things to see what works best for you and your hair – what I do may not work for you, which is why I try to share multiple different options with you all.

xx

How To Properly Wash Your Hair

No matter where I go, I constantly get asked about my hair – when I thought about it, I realized I did a lot of things to ensure that I was taking care of my hair. Washing your hair seems quite simple, however, one small step can drastically change the texture and health of your hair. For those of you out there with dry, coarse hair, you are probably looking for ways to make your hair more moisturized and soft to the touch. You want to do whatever you can to lock in the moisture in your hair – especially during the summer and winter seasons. This starts with how you wash your hair.

Let’s get right into some of the tips you should keep in mind when washing your hair – so you can acheive natural healthy hair in the comfort of your own home!

  1. Use a clarifying shampoo – this will be a little less harsh on your hair and lock in moisture that your hair needs.
  2. Wash Your Hair Twice – this is super important. You want to first rinse your hair out with luke warm water – the hotter the water the worse it is for the texture of your hair. Your hair will suck the moisture out rather than keep it in. You want to massage the shampoo in your scalp and be sure to work from the scalp to the ends. You want to repeat this twice to ensure all the excess oils are removed.
  3. Rinse & Condition – rinse out the second wash and apply conditioner. It is important to keep in mind that the conditioner does not need to be applied directly to the scalp. You want to start applying in the middle part of your hair, working your way to the roots and the scalp. You want to let the conditioner sit for at least one minute to allow for the conditioner to do its job and provide moisture to your hair.
  4. Rinse out conditioner with cold water – this is SUPER important, and probably the step that most of us forget! You want to rinse out the conditioner with cold water (as cold as you can go). Warm water typically strips your hair of it’s moisture causing your hair to become more coarse and prone and breakage. Cold water, acts as a catalyst for moisturized hair and locks in moisture in your roots and ends. You can feel immediate results, especially when your hair dries. Your hair will feel instantly softer and your scalp will feel a lot more hydrated between washes.

I wash my hair constantly, and it is so important to do things to take care of your hair so you can have healthy beautiful hair. You just have to follow these simple steps that you can easily add into your routine that will put you on your way to naturally beautiful hair!

Happy Washing! xx

 

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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Some of you out there wash your hair every day, and some of you don’t. I wanted to share some of my thoughts about washing your hair on a daily basis. In order to maintain and upkeep beautiful healthy hair, we must take steps that ensure our hair stays healthy. Now, I know many of you may have active lifestyles, so it’s understandable to want to wash your hair after a workout. However, washing your on a daily basis may not be the best option for your hair type. Let’s dig a little deeper into this.

Our hair contains natural oils that keep our hair healthy and our scalp moisturized. Washing your hair every day can strip those natural oils in your scalp leaving it dry, scaly, and itchy. For those of you with extremely thin hair, or you work out every day and sweat a lot, or live in a very humid climate, it may be beneficial to wash your hair every day – but use a gentle sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Shampoos typically trap the oil, dirt, and residue to clean your scalp. For those of you with drier hair, thicker hair, or curly hair can definitely get away with not washing your hair as often – ideally, you want to wash every 2 -3 days or as you see fit. You have to observe the signs that will determine when you should wash your hair. For example, if your scalp is feeling dry, itchy, or you notice flaking or a smell, it is probably time you give our head a nice massage and wash. To dry your hair, you can definitely air dry until fully dry or part of the way. For those of you with thicker, frizzier hair, you can towel dry for as long as you can, and then use a blow dryer to expedite the drying process and style your hair as you wish.

It is important to keep in mind that every individual has a different hair type, so what works for some people may not work for others. Remember, for those of you looking to achieve natural beautiful hair those natural oils are needed to help maintain a healthy scalp and healthy hair. Maintaining healthy hair can definitely take some time and effort, but taking the right steps will definitely get you on your way to naturally beautiful hair!