Regardless of how much simpler it is to use marketed products intended for treating hair loss in women, it is best to give chance to alternative solutions and home-made remedies. Reason – homemade topical treatments are not only cheaper, but the ingredients used are natural and cannot do any harm. Also, other alternatives, such as clip in hair extensions offer versatility and are perfect cover-up for thinning hair. However, before you start blending in your kitchen, it is best to determine the cause. Unless it’s a matter of a serious illness or genetic inheritance (in which case it is best to consult a doctor), it is possible to slow down hair loss and strengthen hair.
Change Your Eating Habits – Increase the intake of food rich in vitamin B and zinc and food loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. Food packed with Vitamin B slows hair aging, delays the appearance of gray and white hair, stimulates growth and affects the overall health of hair. Therefore, consume: fish, green vegetables, chicken liver, dairy products, sunflower seeds, nuts, beans, eggs, mushrooms and whole grains. Most of these foods are high in protein, which is essential for proper body functioning. Protein helps restore energy and helps slow down hair loss keeping hair healthy and strong. Doctors also recommend increased intake of salmon, sardines and soy for preventing hair loss in women. These foods are high in Omega-3 fatty acids which restore weak and dry hair, slow hair loss process and increase blood flow to the scalp.
Rinse Hair With Tea – Before you reach for a tea kettle, it is important to to wash hair with mild, neutral shampoo. Read shampoo label and avoid the ones marketed to give you ‘volume’. Also, do not wash hair every day but make sure it doesn’t get too dirty since greasy hair has a tendency to fall. After washing, rinse hair with chamomile or nettle tea. Pour a liter of boiling water over 4 tablespoons of dried tea, leave it for 15 minutes, strain and let it cool off. When the tea has cooled to a temperature pleasant to use, rinse your hair with it.
Massage Scalp – This is a very good way to promote blood flow to the scalp which is important doe healthy hair. Do this every time before you wash your hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of almond or olive oil with 3-4 drops of peppermint or rosemary oil. Put small amount of this mixture onto fingers and massage scalp in in circular motion starting from temples. After massage, wrap hair in warm towel and leave it on for about 15 minutes, then wash hair with mild shampoo and rinse with tea.
To notice good results, it is important to be persistent and determined. Hair loss is a big problem for growing number of people and even though it is becoming a common illness doctors still do not have a miracle pill that can stop hair loss in women and men. Many are trying to fight this disease natural way or use wigs and clip in hair extensions to cover thinning hair. However, for some people, none of these alternative solutions are the answer and many of them turn to hair replacement. This surgical procedure is not for everyone so it’s best to consult specialist if you are experiencing extreme balding.