Hair Loss Prevention

May 13th, 2011

Hair loss prevention is what many people are searching for. Hair loss occurs naturally, losing about 50-100 hairs everyday on the average human head.

Why Does It Happen?

For women, when you take a shower you may notice that you are finding pieces of your hair tangled in between your fingers or stuck in the drain. This is normal and brings no need to panic. Hair loss prevention can be done naturally, by the use of products, and through surgical procedures.

For the most part, hair loss is found to be genetic, which means that it is inevitable at some point in your life. You can If your family has a pattern of baldness and hair loss then you will more than likely experience the same thing. You can fight it and try as many products and cures for prevention, but if you will stop the treatment in the future, you will start losing your hair again.

Stress and Bad Health

Stress is another huge factor for hair loss, which is bad if you are very stressed, but is also good because unlike genetic hair loss, hair loss due to stress can be managed if you try methods to decrease your stress. Usually, losing your hair is a good motivator to relax so it should not be too hard to find a way to de-stress your life.

Problems with your health often lead to hair loss too, so if you do not think that your hair loss is stress or genetic related then go to your doctor to get a check up and maybe some tests done. Anemia, thyroid disease and imbalanced levels of hormones and vitamins can cause hair loss, so it is important that you find out what is causing your hair loss before you overlook some bigger issues with your body.

How To Prevent?

Natural hair loss prevention is simple. Good overall body health is the key because, just like your nails, if your body is not healthy your hair will become dry, brittle and easily broken. Be sure to keep your hair clean using moisturizers inside your shampoo and conditioners. Although, washing your hair too much can actually cause more hair loss. Try to keep it to once a day or even once every other day if you can. Skipping a day of washing your hair will not hurt you; it actually is shown to cause healthier hair that is more easily managed.

Wrong Products

Just like in the shower, being careful when using hair products outside of the shower is just as important to the health of your hair. Try to find hair products that have moisturizer in them as well as vitamins because vitamins are very good for your hair.

Also, try not to use too many hair products, if you can go a day without having to use hairspray or moose then do so. Also, anytime you can, try to keep your hair down, but stay natural – avoid straightening and blow-drying your hair when you have it down. After a healthy wash, let it air dry and just let it be. Pulling your hair back and doing hairstyles that tug on your scalp are terrible for your hair.

Diet and Tight Hats

Have a proper diet and use products with moisturizers and vitamins in them. There are also oils that you can find and vitamin pills that you can buy at any local drugstore, they are very good for prevention purposes. A good amount of protein, calcium, vitamins A, and C and folic acid is good as well. Too much sun can dry the hair and cause it damage.

In addition, wearing tight hats and having your hair pulled up can cause your hair to break and weaken as well. There are also products to use when you are noticing you are losing a good amount of hair and want to try to stop it before it gets out of hand. One popular hair loss prevention product to try is Rogaine.

Hair loss prevention is not always going to be easy, especially if your hair loss is due to genetics or some medications or treatments that you cannot avoid. Make sure you follow all the instructions, and don’t skip from one treatment to another because you’re panicked. Give it some time to prove itself.

Is Olive Oil Good for Hair?

March 8th, 2012

While olive oil is commonly considered an ingredient used in the kitchen, olive oil can be used for a whole lot more than just cooking. Olive oil is very beneficial for the hair, helping to improve the overall appearance of the hair by hydrating dry hair and promoting new and healthy hair growth. Many people that are dealing with hair loss depend on it as a natural and affordable treatment to keep their hair looking as good as possible and preventing hair loss.

Benefits on Hair

Many women and men deal with having dry hair, especially if they are constantly using heating products, such as a hair dryer, curling iron, or even a hair straightener, on a regular basis. Using those products can cause the hair to become dry over a period of time. Hair can also become dry during the winter months. Some people are also dealing with thinning hair and hair loss. It can help with all of these problems, it will nourish the hair and scalp, leaving hair shinier, hydrated, and stronger than ever before. Best of all, it is a completely natural product and is very inexpensive.

Olive Oil Hair Products, Can Be Organic

While some people prefer to purchase olive oil on their own and create their very own hair growth products, there are actually some products that are already on the market, making it easier to get the olive oil product that is needed to improve the look and feel of the hair. There is the organic root stimulator, moisturizing creams for hair, and even shine serums, all of which improve the appearance of the hair along with helping the hair to become stronger.

Along with products for the hair, many of those products are completely organic which means that the entire approach is natural and holistic. Most people appreciate being able to use all-natural and organic products.

Olive Oil Hair Treatment

There is a special hair treatment that can be made from home, with the primary ingredient being this oil. The ingredients for the treatment will include about a half cup of olive oil and a few drops of an essential oil. The person making the treatment can choose which essential oil he/she would like to add into the oil. The ingredients should be mixed and stored in a container for about a day so that they ingredients have time to mesh well together.

The hair should be rinsed with warm water prior to applying the treatment. Only one tablespoon is typically needed (more may be needed for longer hair) and can be rubbed all over the hair, starting from the roots and finishing off at the ends of the hair. It is important to massage the treatment into the hair. The treatment needs to sit for thirty minutes and then the hair can be rinsed out, shampooed and conditioned as usual.

Hair Mask

An olive oil hair mask can be very beneficial for the hair and is easy to make from the comfort of home. The ingredients of the mask include extra virgin oil and a few drops of honey. The mask should be quite smooth and should definitely be overly sticky. The hair should be damp when the mask is applied and it should be left on the hair for approximately one hour and thirty minutes. After the recommended amount of time has passed, the hair can be rinsed and shampooed and conditioned as usual.

Food for Healthy Hair

January 11th, 2012

The quality and style of your hair shows your personality to the strangers, and your friends and relatives can only admire and envy your hair if they are healthily maintained. So, what is it about the hair that only a few can manage to flaunt them with grace, while for others, it just remains a wishful thinking?

Well, it’s what you eat that gets reflected in your hair. A healthy diet comprising hair-friendly foods is what makes all the difference. Although, hair products, like shampoos and conditioners do have some role to play in order to make your hair presentable, it’s the body fuel (i.e., food) that determines the health of your hair.

Here is a lowdown on the food products that will keep your hair in good health.

1. Sea Food: Fishes, like Tuna, Mackerel, Salmon, etc. are rich sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acid – a known antioxidant that slows down the natural ageing process. Additionally, sea food, like oysters, contains lots of Iron, Vitamin A and Magnesium, which are vital ingredients for a brighter hair health. The benefits of sea food include stronger, shinier and abundant hair.

2. Poultry: Chicken, turkey and eggs are loaded with protein and Vitamin B12, which are essential for nourishment of scalp tissue for stronger and healthy hair. Eggs may be consumed boiled, scrambled or in poached form. And if you’re a non-strict vegetarian, even egg white can be consumed for healthy hair. Chicken is rich in minerals, like Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium, etc., which revitalize your hair and prevent hair fall.

3. Dairy: Dairy products, like skimmed milk, yoghurt, and low-fat cottage cheese contain ample protein (casein and whey protein) and calcium without too much cholesterol. All these ingredients are excellent for robust growth of healthy hair.

4. Meat: This is not for those with high cholesterol. If you are otherwise fit, having red meat twice a week is an excellent source of Iron, protein, Zinc and Vitamin B12 for strong and healthy hair. Another great source of protein, Zinc and Vitamin B12 is bacon, although it’s not advisable if you’re fighting weight issues.

5. Green Vegetables: Vitamin rich fresh green vegetables, like spinach, broccoli, lettuce, Swiss chard, are like an elixir for healthy hair. Nourishment of scalp is ensured with optimum regular servings of these dark green vegetables. Sebum (natural hair conditioner) production is also regulated by having healthy intake of fresh green vegetables.

6. Beans: Sprouted or cooked lentils, kidney beans, one-eyed beans etc. are rich in protein – the essential hair nourishing agent. Additionally, soybean, green gram and Bengal gram have minerals, like Iron, Biotin and Zinc, which apart from strengthening the hair; can even promote growth of new hair follicles.

7. Whole Grains: The whole grain products, like brown bread and brown rice, are natural sources of fibers that help in maintaining the hygiene of the body by eliminating toxins through the feces. A toxin-free body is an indicator of overall good health, which prevents hair fall and premature graying of hair. Read the rest of this entry »

Biotin for Hair Growth

December 12th, 2011

What is Biotin?

Biotin is a B-complex vitamin, which is water-soluble and known by other names as well, like Vitamin H or Vitamin B7. It performs several important metabolic functions, including:

-       Metabolism of amino acid leucine

-       Synthesis of fatty acids

-       Cell growth (also, “biotin hair growth”)

-       Assists Krebs cycle (conversion of food into energy)

-       Assists in the transfer of carbon dioxide within the body

-       Assists in the utilization of protein Read the rest of this entry »

Saw Palmetto

November 24th, 2011

What is Saw Palmetto?

Saw Palmetto (scientific name, Serenoa Repens) is an herb that is traditionally known to have multiple health benefits for the humans. It is a small palm shaped plant commonly found in southeastern coast of United States of America. Saw palmetto extract is taken from the reddish black berries produced by the plant. These berries are rich in fatty acids and phytosterols, and are first partially dried and then broken down using any solvent, like ethanol or hexane.

Saw palmetto’s first claim to fame came during Second World War, when it was being increasingly used for enhanced sexual stamina and increased sperm production. Gradually, Saw palmetto gained acceptance among larger population and is now widely used in the treatment of a variety of diseases and disorders, including baldness. Although it is not approved or regulated by FDA, yet it is widely available as herbal supplement. Read the rest of this entry »