Hair loss may also occur for reasons where it is possible to do something about it. If there is any hair loss and cannot attribute any reason to it, check to see that these things are not done.
- Tying hair tightly for prolonged periods.
- Wearing helmets, tight caps or turbans for long periods.
- Using strong chemicals in hair.
- Dieting or eating poor diet.
- Obesity can also cause hair loss
- Bacterial or fungal infections of the scalp can also cause loss of hair. However, these can usually be cured easily with the use of medicines or medicated shampoos.
How to use shampoo?
A number of people just slop shampoo onto their heads without paying attention to the correct way of applying it. But it is important to keep a few things in mind:
- Always ensure that hair is tangle free before shampooing. Before washing brush hair with head upside down to remove dust and impurities.
- Always shampoo gently, using fingertips to work up the lather.
- Start lathering the scalp first. The grease and dirt accumulates here.
- Continue lathering moving towards end.
- Do not pile hair on top of head; let it hang naturally. This enables the lather to work its own way down from the roots to the ends.
- For long hair, shampoo the scalp and then divide the hair into sections.
- Gently massage each section downwards, root to tip, between the palms of hands.
Washing out shampoo:
- Rinse hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. Hot water dries both scalp and hair. A shower is the best way of washing out the shampoo.
- Should any shampoo remain unwashed it will cause dryness of the scalp. Don’t rub hair while rinsing.
- Wet hair is very fragile. Let the water flow through.
- After a shampoo, leave hair loose for a while until it is completely dry, as excess sweat or moisture can damage it.
- Give hair a final rinse with cold water to stimulate blood circulation and to close the pores.
- Take into accounts the type of water. If salty, mix one or two pinches of washing soda (sodium carbonate) to the bucket. This will soften water which would otherwise leave a dulling deposit on the hair.
Ayurvedic home remedies for hair loss or hair fall
Herbal hair cleansers:
Reeta (soapnut) and shikakai form the best natural therapeutic cleansing base for herbal shampoo, which cleans gently without adversely affecting the scalp and the hair. Reeta is best for oily hair as it causes excessive dryness. But the dryness can be countered by mixing it with amla (gooseberry), making it suitable for dry hair. Both these herbs are far superior in their cleansing properties as compared to the synthetic shampoos. Amla has darkening properties, which provides superb gloss and color to Indian hair. Being the main ingredient of natural Ayurvedic oils, it also imparts shine to dry and lusterless hair Due to these causes the tridoshas get vitiated and cause hair loss. Medicated oil with the herbs Bringaraja(Eclipta Alba),Nimba (Azadirachta indica),Bramhi(Centella asiatica),Amalaki(Phyllanthus emblica) in Coconut oil (Coco nucifera)base is a best remedy for hair loss. (CHECK KESHPRIDE AYURVEDIC HERBAL HAIR OIL WHICH HAS THESE HERBS )