Before you panic! Hair loss is completely normal, in fact we lose around 50 - 100 strands of hair per day!
That's because our hair is constantly growing and going through different phases everyday. If your hair loss increases and you experience clumps of hair loss at one time, then it is best to seek a medical professional.
However, if you are experiencing a bit of hair loss and you want to try prevent it, then here are some quick tips you can try in the comfort of your own home.
1. Massage the scalp
Giving yourself or someone else a scalp massage is a very popular way to prevent hair loss. Many people across social media have began implementing scalp massages into their daily routine (because of the great results!)
Massaging your scalp for at least 10 - 15 mins a day is a great way to enhance your blood circulation and increase blood flow to your scalp, which then will encourage your hair to grow, (while putting yourself in a relaxed mood!)
Tip: When giving yourself a scalp massage is to use the ball of your finger tips (not your nails otherwise it might hurt) and move your fingers in a curricular motion, gently around your scalp.
Using hair oils such as, Aragn Oil, Rosemary oil, Coconut oil and so on, is a great way to smoothly give yourself a scalp massage while feeding your scalp the nutrients it needs to grow new hair follicles quicker, improve your hair volume and prevent dandruff.
2. Create Natural Hair Masks
Another popular way to decrease the amount of hair loss you have, is to use natural hair care masks. We exaggerate on the word natural, because some hair care masks and products you can buy, can actually be harmful for your hair!
They might contain Sulphates, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphates) which is used to clean machinery, Parabens and other toxic chemicals.
So creating your own hair care masks is the best way to know exactly what is going to be feeding your hair. (And it is super easy to do).
Some popular DIY hair care masks are:
Egg Hair Mask: Using eggs (2 or 3), honey, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and olive oil, you can make the perfect hair mask. Add all the ingredients together and mix well (or use a blender) until it is in a smooth paste, then apply over your roots first and then the rest of your hair.
Give your hair 30mins - 1.5 hours to absorb and then wash your hair with natural shampoo and lukewarm water.
Coconut Hair Mask: Using 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil, Cinnamon, Shea butter and Olive oil. Mix them all together into a paste and apply gently on your roots first, then work your way down the rest of your hair.
Leave it on your hair for 30- 45mins and then rinse and wash your hair as normal (using natural shampoo and conditioner).
There are plenty of DIY hair mask recipes online and on social media for you to try. Some helpful ingredients you might look for in recipes are:
- Ginger: Increase blood circulation, prevents split ends and dandruff.
- Green Tea: Anti-inflammatory and simulates hair growth.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Anti- bacterial and anti-fungal, helps smooth the scalp.
- Banana: Rich in antioxidants and promotes a healthy scalp.
- Avocado: Rich in Vitamin E and Omegas, the prevent hair breakage.
- Honey: Contains Animo acids and antioxidants, it boosts moisture and softens the hair.
- Oils: (Olive, Coconut, Argan, Avocado, Rosemary and Peppermint)
- Garlic! (Surprise! We know!): Helps increase blood circulation.
So try looking up hair mask recipes with any of these ingredients in and then when you feel comfortable using hair masks, you can invent your own personalised hair care mask.
3. Careful Hair Maintenance
And lastly, how you manage your hair plays a huge role in how much hair loss you can experience. Some habits that affect your hair loss are:
- Brushing your hair while it is wet. Your hair is in it's weakest state while wet, so brushing your hair after showering is going to lead to more breakage and hair loss.
- Sleeping with wet hair or without a bonnet. If you have not let your hair fully dry before going to sleep, again your hair will be weaker and the friction will cause more split ends and breakage.
- Using hot tools. Using too much heat is extremely damaging to our hair. To prevent hair breakage minimize using tools such as flat irons, hair dryers (on a high heat), curlers or straighteners.
- Weather! The weather can effect our hair. For example, during the windy / colder months, your hair can become quite dry, dull and frizzy. Especially if you are taking hot showers as well. This is because dry, cold air can impact the strands of our hair to become more brittle and therefore encouraging your hair to split and break.
During extreme temperatures it is helpful to use more protective hairstyles, such as braids, faux locs or wigs.
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Of course there are many other areas you can focus on to help prevent hair loss such as your lifestyle habits. Exercise and diet is another key factor but so is your DNA and genetics.
Everyone is different and everyone has their own journey, so just try out a few tips, research for yourself and give yourself a couple of months to monitor any changes. It is all trail and error and eventually, you will find out what works for you.
And remember hair loss is completely normal!