Better be wise than sorry for your hair!

Be it men or women, hair loss can become scary and worrying when happens beyond that “OK level”.  Hair loss at time of shower, blow dryer, quick brush or oiling is acceptable but that consistent shedding or thinning of hair each time you brush or comb, bothers enough to make you lose your self confidence.

It’s true that a treatment works only if it is in compliance with the cause of the problem. Many hair loss problems seek solution in ways that are too natural and organic in essence.

Let’s accept that nobody wants to spend that bundle of cent notes just on hair treatments which already embed hair damaging chemicals in them!  If you have played enough with your hair, now it’s time to do justice with them.

However, “Any damage treated with natural and organic products has its own standards and bars that can’t be matched by those short lived promises of chemical hair treatments”

Perhaps, you might be missing out some care while handling your hair. Here are some of the most popular causes of hair loss in both men and women.

1. 1. Excessive Styling

Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out. Often, it's a combination of treatments—keratin, coloring, and blow-drying, for instance—that does the damage. The symptoms: If the fallout is occurring from external damage caused by styling, it will simply break, and you won't see those club-shaped telogen bulbs at the ends.

2. 2. Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

3. 3. Hereditary Hair Loss

Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother's or father's side of the family, though you're more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.

4. 4. Hypothyroidism

Millions of people, most of them women, suffer from thyroid disease. When your body produces too little thyroid hormone, the hormone responsible for metabolism, heart rate, and mood, you are said to have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. If your body makes too much of the hormone, you're said to have hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid. Thyroid hormone is responsible for everything from your basal metabolic rate—the rate at which your body uses oxygen and energy to function—to the growth of your hair, skin, and nails. But when you don't have the right amount, you may notice changes in bodily functions. Hair, nails, and skin may become more brittle and break more easily.

5. 6. Iron Deficiency Anemia

Women who have heavy periods or don't eat enough iron-rich foods may be prone to iron deficiency, in which the blood doesn't have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen to cells throughout your body, giving you the energy you need. The symptoms: Iron deficiency anemia causes extreme fatigue, weakness, and pale skin. You may also notice headaches, difficulty concentrating, cold hands and feet, and hair loss. Any type of exertion may leave you short of breath.

6. 7. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

As many as five million women in the United States suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. The condition, which can begin as early as age 11, is caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the ovaries produce too many male hormones. PCOS often causes infertility. The symptoms: PCOS can cause facial hair growth, irregular periods, acne, and cysts on the ovaries. And while you may experience hair loss on your scalp, you may notice more hair elsewhere on the body, Dr. Fusco says.

The good news is if there are problems then there are ways to fix them as well. Check out the ways to restore the lost sheen and volume of your hair naturally.

8. Hot oil massage

Heat some oil (preferably coconut oil or almond oil) and slowly massage your scalp using your fingertips. It increases flow of the blood to the hair follicles, enhances the strength of the roots of your hair and conditions your scalp.

9. Onion juice

Due to its high sulphur content, onion juice helps treat hair loss and enhance the circulation of blood to the hair follicles, revive hair follicles and reduce inflammation. The presence of anti-bacterial properties in onion juice helps kill the germs that cause scalp infection which may lead to hair loss.

10. Beetroot juice

Beetroot helps you to complete your nutritional deficiency that causes the hair fall. So include it in your diet and fight this evil problem.

11. Green tea

Green tea revitalizes hair follicles and stimulates hair production. It also enhances your metabolism which ultimately leads to increased rate of hair growth. Just condition your hair with green tea solution and notice the change!

12. Meditate

Stress! This 6 letter word is the root cause of a lot of problems that come our way. One of the major problems is hair loss! Include meditation in your daily routine and get rid of this irritant.

13. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

What's better to treat hair related issues than Amla? One of the major reasons for hair loss is the deficiency of Vitamin C and Amla being a rich source of it, there's no better way to replenish it back in our system!

14. Natural hair mask

Hair masks are a mix of various ingredients good for hair but they need not always be chemical based! Make hair masks at home using natural ingredients such as banana, coconut oil, olive oil and honey and control hair loss to a great level!

15. . Neem Leaves

Neem, known for its medicinal properties is an effective herb to treat hair loss. Boil and grind neem leaves to a paste and apply it to your scalp after shampooing your hair. Wash it off after 30 minutes. Repeat the process twice in a week and notice the change!

After all it’s about how you look, the first thing that leaves an impression is the way you dress up your hair. Either you go for those expensive chemical based hair treatments that call upon a chain of treatments each year or you embrace those natural ways and products that bring out that real beauty in you. The choice is yours! Save your hair, save your money, go beautiful, go natural!

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