Are you as tired as me of seeing your hair everywhere else but your head? Be it the sofa or your pillow, you will find a bunch of hairs everywhere. Similar is the case with dandruff, seeing white flakes all over your clothes or anytime you touch your hair can be really uncomfortable and frustrating. Hair fall and dandruff are among the most prevalent issues out there! According to research, around 50% of the people face dandruff. That is a lot, right? The irony is that we still do not have a solid foolproof solution for these hair problems. There are multiple reasons for hair fall, and these may vary from person to person, but some common ones are dry and irritated skin, (thanks Alberta) fungus on the scalp, or bacterial growth. An unhealthy diet and stressful situations can cause hair issues, as well. Despite the constant itching it may cause, do not scratch your scalp as it may lead to flakiness and wounds (leading to bleeding sometimes). You may have asked people around you how to repair damaged hair and may not have received the answers you want but don’t worry, we have got you covered. Here are ten hair fall tips along with some solutions for dandruff:
1- Aspirin miracle:
This is one of the most simple home remedies to reduce dandruff. You just need to crush a couple of aspirins and add it to your everyday shampoo every time you take a bath. Let the shampoo stay on your hair for a good two minutes and then rinse it. The salicylates in the aspirin exfoliate your hair.
2- Tea tree oil:
This oil has been a savior for almost all skin-related issues, and I am not surprised it acts as a hair repair treatment as well. Its anti-inflammatory properties fight fungus, leading to a dandruff-free head. If it’s a little irritating, you can mix it with coconut oil. The best one I have come across is Jojoba & Tea Tree Scalp Oil by Earth's It's great for all types of hair as it nourishes your scalp, which helps retain moisture and add a shine to the hair.
One of the major reasons for shedding hair uncontrollably is continuous stress. It makes your immune system weak, and as a result, your hair becomes fragile and prone to hair fall and dandruff. Among various techniques, one way to deal with stress is eat the best way you can, hydrate, and even indulge in a yoga session and meditation - it really does make a difference!
4- Green tea:
This might sound absurd, but green tea is a great help in dealing with hair loss. Simply put, brew two bags of green tea in one cup water and let it cool, then apply on your hair. You will notice the difference in two weeks or less!
5- Hair mask:
Sometimes, all your hair needs is a deep repair hair mask. Hair masks contain a variety of ingredients that makes your hair stronger every day! If you are looking to buy one, Hair Mask Haute Performance by Iles Formula is a good catch. The combination of tucuma butter and pracasia extracts strengthens your hair inside out. Apply it between the shampoo and conditioner during your bath.
6- Lemon Juice:
What you need is some lemon juice diluted in water to put a stop to your dandruff (hopefully). Apply the diluted lemon juice on your scalp daily, preferably before going into the shower until you see zero dandruff in your hair. Patience is key here as it may take a while, but the acids in lemon actually help break the fungus.
7- Hair Serum:
Repair serum for hair is a smart and quick way to deal with damaged hair that looks completely lifeless (and they are). With dying and constant hairstyling, your hair becomes weak and dry, and a serum brings back moisture in your strands and protects against humidity, leading to stronger and softer hair. Check out ME • Hair Serum by Design Me, you will not be disappointed! Fatty acids and vitamins (A, C, and E) combined with sativa seed oil will do wonders in no time.
8- Baking Soda:
This product will most probably be lying on one of your kitchen shelves, so you don’t have to make a trip to the grocery store. It is believed to have antifungal properties that aid the process of removing dead skin cells, which drastically reduces scaling and itchiness. Apply it on wet hair before shampoo for best results.
Depending on your shampoo, it can cause hair fall because it contains an excessive amount of chemicals. But you can’t stop shampooing altogether but what you can do is get a tried and tested shampoo made for hair fall. Get hold of Strengthening – Shampoo by Grown Alchemist if you still haven’t! The Hydrolyzed Baobab protein it contains strengthens your hair’s resistance against chemicals and heat stress from all the iron straightening and curling. Also, Eclipta Alba Flavonoids activate hair follicles, causing a visible difference in hair fall. No wonder this is the best hair repair shampoo out there.
It is super important to keep your scalp hydrated and moisturized, and conditioner plays an integral part in that. Your regular shampoos usually contain salicylic acid, which can dry up your hair really fast, and conditioner balances with that. Classic Conditioner by Aesop is one of the best hair repair conditioners, without a doubt. Made with botanical oils and Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein, you can count on this one for detangling and smoothing your strands of hair.
You need a mixture of home remedies and hair care products to take care of your hair properly, so make a treatment plan and stick to it for at least a month to see if it's actually working or not. We know it’s easier said than done but do not stress about your hair fall.. it increases hair fall!