Natural Treatments For Women's Hair Loss
Source: Open Talk Magazine 15/02/2011 22:35:00
Do you find that every time you wash your hair, the sink gets filled with hair or the drain gets stopped up? Every time you awake from sleep, your pillow is covered with hair? Are you finding your hair getting thinner even though you are perfectly healthy?
Hair loss is a much more upsetting occurrence for women than for men. The saying, “a woman’s hair is her glory” has lasted decades and still stands true today. Women tend to focus more attention on appearance then men and because of this; hair loss is a very stressful experience for women.
It's very important to be responsive to early warning signs such as persistent scalp irritations, dandruff, and flaking before reaching the point of actual hairloss. These occurrences when combined with atmospheric pollution, dirt, chemicals in shampoo, or excess oiliness; can block follicles and lead to blocking new hair growth. While everyday shedding of hair is normal, thinning hair that causes partial baldness or a fainted hairline is a fear-provoking view for women and should be treated immediately.
What causes women’s hair loss and what natural treatments are considered chemical-free and not health hazardous?
Hair Loss Causes
Shampoos, dyes, conditioners and hair colorants often contain harmful chemicals and ingredients that strip or damage hair and may even cause hair to fall out over time. Shop only for natural, organic shampoos that prevent hair damage and minimize placing harmful dyes and chemicals in the hair.
It is normal to lose your hair around three months after giving birth. This is an effect of hormonal levels making adjustments after pregnancy. This is a momentary dilemma and hair should go back to its pre-pregnancy status within 6 to 12 months.
Hormonal imbalance is considered the most widespread cause for thinning hair in older women. Levels of estrogen fall as women go through menopause; related hormones can also turn imbalanced, affecting growth of hair.
Hair loss can come from exposure to nuclear radiation, anti-cancer equipments, and X-rays. Also severe nutritional deficiency, stress, flu, pneumonia or typhoid fever can result to hair loss.
While there are definitely a number of precise medical cure that offer big results, depending on the source of hair loss and the degree, experts declare there are a variety of natural treatments that can give important benefits for women’s hair growth.
Hair Loss Control
Minimize your alcohol and sugar intake
Eliminating junk food from the diet can slow down hair loss. Go with the healthy, natural diet that includes protein, good fat, whole grains and abundance of organically grown fruits and vegetables.
Massage using natural oil
Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of minutes a day can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles stimulating some hair growth. Natural oils like bay and lavender have shown to help in mild or temporary cases of hair loss. They promote the flow of blood to the scalp, providing hair follicles with adequate oxygen for reducing hair loss.
Shampoo hair with Aloe Vera
It has been used successfully by Indians, Native Americans, and Caribbean to promote healthy hair and prevent hair loss. Aloe Vera helps the scalp by curing it and balancing the pH scalp level by refining the pores. The general preparation of Aloe Vera gel with a least amount of coconut milk and wheat germ oil is used as a shampoo and has shown great benefit.
Although exercise does absolutely nothing directly to grow hair, most holistic practitioners recommend it. Exercising is sure to improve blood flow delivering oxygen to the cells of the body. It helps also in the digestion of foods—all things that help build strong hair follicles.
Women’s hair loss, if not treated immediately, can lastingly hinder looks and destroy self-confidence—qualities one can’t do without in today's appearance-judgment world. Instead of wasting your money and time on hair treatments in salons which don’t work or have side effects, discover the re-growth of your hair using the above first natural lines of defense!