I need the some ideas on how to stop hair fall and tips for controlling it.
Shilpa Ahuja answered
I know how frustrating hair fall can be. If you wanna know how to stop hair fall permanently, you’ll want to take up both preventative and curative measures.
How to Stop Hair Fall Immediately
The short answer is that you need to figure out what exactly is making your hair fall so you can permanently reduce or prevent it. I’ll come back to that. But first here are the two best tips that I use myself, which have helped me control hair fall:
1. Avoid Shampoo
Yes, I know it sounds crazy in the beginning, but shampoo isn’t the only option to clean your hair. In fact, the parabens most shampoos contain make scalp very dry and disturb the scalp’s pH balance, leading to hair loss. I haven’t used shampoo for the last 4 years. I use diluted baking soda to clean my scalp. You can read about my method here. Hair Therapy at Home: Tips & Masks for Dry & Damaged Hair
Alternatively, you can use natural, herbal or ayurvedic hair cleansers or paraben-free shampoo which doesn’t lather. Amla and shikakai powder is also a good idea, which many have found to help with hair growth. In the beginning, you may feel that your hair isn’t clean or dry enough, but as long as your scalp is clean and well-washed, you won’t need to worry about it. Slowly, your scalp will begin producing its natural oils, which will minimize hair fall. This method may take a month or two to really bring the results, but they’ll be noticeable.
2. Massage your scalp regularly.
Scalp massages not only relax your nerves, but also minimize dandruff and hair fall. Avoid rubbing if you have a dry scalp. Instead, just use your finger tips to gently press all the points of your head, and do it for two minutes every week. Scalp massage helps to improve the blood flow, which nourishes the hair follicles, which further enables hair growth.
How to Stop Hair Fall Permanently
The best way is to analyze your lifestyle, diet and scalp. Have you always had the hair fall concern or is it a recent issue? Here are some of the reasons that cause hair fall:
- Changes in hormones, such as stress or post-pregnancy.
- Changes in lifestyle, such as exposure to dust, lack of hair care or washing hair less or too frequently, or avoiding hair wash after sweaty gym workouts, etc.
- Exposure to chemicals or a shampoo that doesn’t suit your scalp.
- Changes in diet, such as vitamin deficiency.
- Dry scalp, which may cause dandruff and hair fall.
Tips for Reducing Hairfall
So once you’ve analyzed what factors may be contributing to hair loss in your case, here are some tips to follow accordingly.
- Make sure to improve your diet, take your vitamins and protein.
- Also, if you’ve been stressed, try meditation.
- If your work commute exposes you to dust, wear a head-scarf or rinse your hair more frequently.
- Never avoid washing your hair if you’ve been sweaty, such as after playing a sport.
- Furthermore, our SlubTeam mate, Sahana, also found Moroccan oil to promote hair growth, you can read about it here: How Moroccan Hair Oil Changed My Hair Care Regimen.
- Learn about the hair growth phases, so you can be better prepared on how long it takes for your scalp to be balanced and to restore your hair. You can also read more about it here: Postpartum Hair Loss | Post Pregnancy Hair Regrowth.
I hope these tips for reducing hair fall were helpful. If this works for you, do let me know below, or if you try any additional tips, comment below!
All the best! <3
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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