We live in such a fast-paced world, that looking after one's own self has become a luxury for many. Every day is a hustle for all, where we have to strut our way through the struggles. We tend to carry the burden of the world on our shoulders, overstressing ourselves, at the expense of our own health.
In today's world, taking care of yourself is of utmost importance. Amidst work, we tend to neglect self-care to such an extent that we experience hair loss. Check out more about hair care on hairguard.
Alopecia or balding due to hair loss is a common occurrence in middle-aged women and men.
People face alopecia for several reasons. Some of the different types of alopecia are listed below -
- Male or female pattern baldness
Also known as the androgenic alopecia, this is a permanent loss of hair causing baldness. Though the pattern of baldness is different for men and women, they both have a similar genetic cause.
- Alopecia Areata
Also known as the patchy hair loss, this is a sudden loss of hair from the scalp in several patches. Such a condition occurs when the immune system does not support the strength of hair follicles. People experience such a condition under severe stress.
- Telogen Effluvium
Such a condition occurs when a person undergoes stress full experience for which the hair starts falling out. Though this is a reversible condition, the overwhelming stress stuns the growth of hair follicles. This condition is induced by stresses such as surgery, childbirth or severe illness.
- Anagen Effluvium
This is a condition where people experience an abnormal and rapid loss of hair. Such a condition can be induced when a new kind of drug is administered in the body, such as for cancer treatments or exposure to certain toxic chemicals.
Now, to fight the early signs of balding, we first need to know how to take care of our hair properly. Even the smallest of care that you provide to your hair will keep balding at bay. So, without further adieu let’s get started with the tips and tricks of having healthy, luscious and long hair.
Let’s get one thing straight first! Spending your hard-earned money on buying those expensive shampoos and conditioners does not do any good for your hair. They are good to look at in TV commercials but do not help your hair without damaging it furthermore. The harsh chemicals used in making such hair care products damages our hair, makes it rough and frizzy to an unspeakable extent.
Keep your scalp clean
The most important reason behind your hair loss might be because of a dirty scalp. Have you ever thought of that? People on more occasions experience hair loss because they have oily, itchy, and dandruff infested scalp. Thus, it is very important to wash your hair regularly so that your scalp stays clean.
Be gentle on your scalp
Scratching your scalp too often or shampooing your hair too rough can lead to the breakage of hair. Wash your hair every two days so that the natural oils in your hair can nourish your scalp.
Avoid hot water bath
While shampooing your hair keep in mind to dampen your hair or wash the lather with lukewarm water. Several dermatologists are of the opinion that showering under hot water can make your hair dry and brittle.
Achieve shiny, soft hair
In order to achieve shiny and soft hair, mix one cup of your daily conditioner with three tablespoons of honey. After shampooing your hair, apply this mixture on your damp hair evenly, leave it for the next thirty minutes and rinse it off thoroughly with lukewarm water. This preparation will make your hair shine naturally.
Achieve bouncy hair
Who will not want voluminous hair? Prepare a mixture of warm water and apple cider vinegar and apply it to your hair. Leave it for 5 minutes and wash it thoroughly.
Nourish your hair
Nourishing your hair regularly is an important step towards achieving healthy and strong hair. For nourishment apply eggs on clean damp hair along with yoghurt. Massage it evenly through your scalp and the entire length of your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Treat damaged hair
If you go out too often or work under the sun for a long duration of time, your hair might be sun-damaged to a great extent. In order to treat such hair, prepare a mixture of two egg yolks, half a cup of honey, and two tablespoons of olive oil. Massage this mixture on the strands of your hair, leave it for twenty minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Such a homely treatment will replenish the keratin-protein bond of your hair.
Never brush wet hair
On most days, you might feel like brushing your hair pin-straight right after coming out of the shower. But is that a healthy habit for your hair? Neither does your hair agree, nor do we. Damp hair is three times weaker than dry hair and is thus, more vulnerable to breakage. Most dermatologists recommend clients to towel-dry your hair, air dry it for a considerable period of time before you detangle the hair gently using a wide-tooth comb.
Support Independent Indigenous Journalism
Native News Online is an independent, Indigenous-led newsroom with a crucial mission: We want to change the narrative about Indian Country. We do this by producing intelligent, fact-based journalism that tells the full story from all corners of Indian Country. We pride ourselves on covering the tribes you may have never heard of before and by respecting and listening to the communities we serve through our reporting. As newsrooms across the country continue to shrink, coverage of Indian Country is more important than ever, and we are committed to filling this ever-present hole in journalism.
Because we believe everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities, the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers. But we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Native News Online so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount, big or small, gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.