I looked on the mirror. BALD! BALD! I shouted loudly, tears rolling over my cheek.
This is the scariest nightmare I have ever had. Last summer, hair loss became one of the biggest disasters of my life. Every time I washed my hair, I had to unwillingly wash away a fistful of my precious hair down the drain, which would sometimes make me cry, like literally. I was not going bald but the image of my bald head haunted me every day. I was going crazy!! Honestly, it really frustrated me and impacted my daily activity. Ok! Bad hair day problem, I can deal with it, but hair loss…No…no way! And I thought I have to do something about it before it took control over my life.
After battling with my hair loss problem for months, I learned a lot about hair care. Certain easy hacks helped me a lot. These easy hacks not only protected my hair but also strengthened it and boosted my confidence. Trust me! If we love our hair and care for it, then it will remain with us forever. It’s all about mutual love and care.
Before jumping into hacks and tips, let’s first see the causes for the hair loss. Any problem can be solved if we find out the causes behind it. Similarly, treatment of the hair loss also depends upon its causes.
So…Why Am I Losing My Hair?
There are many reasons behind your precious hair falling off your head. You have to find out the possible reasons to apply the proper cure and tricks.
- Lack of protein
- Skin disorders
- Exposure to toxins
- Unhygienic scalp
- Hormonal variations
- Genetic tendency
If it is due to genetic and serious health conditions, professional medical help is necessary.
Ok! Now the wait is over!
HACKS! HACKS! HACKS!
Pat Hair Dry
Rubbing your hair vigorously will suck the life out of your hair. Let your hair breathe! After the wash, pat your hair dry with a soft and clean towel. When you rub your hair, the harsh friction can damage the hair’s cuticles or the outer layer of each strand of your hair. Your hair will turn out rough and eventually starts falling. Simply pat your hair dry and stop your hair from falling out.
Use Delicate Brush
Your hair is really very gentle. So, the brush needs to be delicate and soft in order to protect the hair. Forceful combing of the hair can damage the follicles of hair. Over-brushing your hair or using the wrong bristles can prompt hair loss. Use a wide tooth comb on a wet hair and do not apply force to untangle the hair. Use some protein-based serum, and gently brush your hair. You can also apply Aloe Vera gel before washing your hair. Aloe Vera gel smoothens the hair and makes it easy for us to detangle the hair.
Using best quality shampoo and conditioner is not just enough to protect your hair. Proper rinsing of the hair is equally significant. Leaving the residue of the chemicals behind will damage the scalp of your hair, by making it rough and dull.
Avoid Harmful Toxins
Harmful toxins are loaded in hair colorants. Before coloring your hair, consider taking advice from professionals. Go for vegetable-based dyes, cellophanes, and hennas. These are gentle options of coloring as well as protecting the hair. You can also use the products which are ammonia and peroxide free. As far as bleach is concerned, totally avoid it.
I massage my hair weekly with olive oil and it really strengthens my hair. A scalp massage will increase blood flow to the hair follicles, condition the scalp, and boost the roots of the hair. According to experts, hair massage lessens the breakage of the hair and also makes it strong and thick. You can massage your hair with olive oil, coconut oil, and lavender oil is also good for hair as these oils are full of anti-oxidant.
Shampoo after swimming
Salt and chlorine of the pool water can damage the hair follicles, eventually triggering the hair loss. So, shampooing the hair after swimming is very important. Always opt for vegetable-based gentle shampoos.
Avoid Heat Styling
Heat styling harms the cuticles of hair. Hair irons increase the inflammation of the scalp and destroy the hair at its root. However, it doesn’t mean that you should completely avoid heat styling. You can use hair protective spray and then style the hair. Do not forget to oil massage your hair after heat styling.
Consider Regrowth Products
To restore follicle function and strengthen your hair, you can consider regrowth products. Hair professionals can prescribe you with best regrowth products. Consider the products which are toxin free.
Along with above-given tips, also do not forget to love your hair by taking care of it and pampering it with time to time visit in a hair salon. Trust me! If we love our hair and care for it, then it will remain with us forever. We know that our life can’t be perfect, but our hair can be if you take proper care of it. Trust me girls, a good hair day will make you feel like you’re ready to take over the world!