Looking at the mirror, a head full of lustrous and healthy hair makes one feel confident to face the world. Thank goodness, there are several methods to prevent hair loss or going bald. Before unearthing those ways of prevention, we have to find the underlying causes and address them first.
Medical conditions, hormonal imbalance, stress, surgery, childbirth are some of the stressors. Though these are only temporary occurrences and when they pass, the hair grows back. Sometimes it becomes a little complicated when the causes are not temporary.
Hair goes through four phases - anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen.
Anagen is the longest phase and may last about 4 to 7 years. It is the vigorous growth phase of hair follicles. Catagen is the conversion phase between anagen and telogen phase. This lasts for 2 to 3 weeks. In this phase, hair stops growing and the hair bulb starts to disintegrate.
In the telogen phase, there is a cessation of hair growth and is called the resting phase of hair. The last phase is exogen where 50 to 100 strands shed per day and is counted as normal. But, if you are losing more, it’s time to address it instantaneously.
Aloe vera has been used to treat hair loss for a long time. It unclogs hair follicles. It can be used in pure gel form straight on the scalp. It conditions and moisturizes the scalp thereby reducing dandruff and split ends.
Eclipta alba is effectual in treating scalp infections and dandruff. It soothes hair follicles and prevents hair fall and hair greying.
Jatamansi has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It prevents baldness, promotes hair growth and refurbishes natural hair color.
Paras Pipal, botanically known as Thespesia populnea has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It calms the scalp irritation, itchiness and reduces scalp dryness and keeps dandruff at bay.
Hair Growth Pro is a clinically researched hair treatment mask. It has a threefold effect. It repairs damaged hair, strengthens the root, nourishes the hair shaft and makes hair dense and shinier.
A compound lecithin found in fenugreek works as a salve that nourishes hair scalp, strengthens hair shafts, and stimulates hair growth.
Coconut oil has lauric acid, a form of fatty acid, that permeates down the hair root to dermal papillae and lubricates the hair shaft making it healthier and shinier.
Omega 3 fatty oil improves hair health and makes hair voluminous and promotes hair growth.
Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Massaging hair scalp with rosemary oil keeps the dandruff at bay. Moreover, its pain-relieving property aids in relieving headache.
Research says, onion juice has nurturing, purifying, stimulating, invigorating and antibacterial properties. It also successfully treats autoimmune conditions of alopecia areata.
Whichever method you follow, try using it for at least 2 months for better results and visible changes.