Natural Therapies to Prevent Hair Loss
Hair loss is one of those extremely unfair facts of life, but people rarely think of it as something that affects women. In fact, hair loss in women can be a very common part of growing older, as well as a symptom of the menopause. If you start to notice a thinning of your hair, act on it with some of these natural preventatives.
Massaging the scalp keeps the blood flowing and circulating, which encourages hair growth. Massage your scalp for 2-3 solid minutes every day.
Oils and Hot Oils
Natural oils such as sesame, almond, and coconut are great for the hair. You can use as an overnight treatment, massaging into the scalp for 2-3 minutes then leaving overnight and washing out. Alternatively, you can heat the oil, massage into the scalp for 2-3 minutes, then put either a towel or shower cap over your head for an hour then rinse out with shampoo.
Green tea is full of anti-oxidants, so it can be great for healthy hair. Make two very strong cups of green tea, let cool until warm, then rinse them over your hair, massaging into the scalp. Leave for an hour and then rinse out.
High Protein Diet
Try to eat plenty of lean meats, fish, and eggs to increase the amount of protein in your diet, which not only keeps you healthy, but contains omega and other vitamins that are important for hair growth. Keeping a healthy and balanced diet is important for all aspects of your body, and your hair is no different.
Hair needs vitamins to grow, so if you aren’t getting enough from your food, consider taking supplements. Vitamins A, B, C, E, and Omega 3 are all important contributors to healthy hair growth and condition, and are available in pharmacies.