Long and shining hair can leave anyone envious. Having lustrous locks is an ornament in itself. You need to take care to keep them, just like you take care of your skin. Women, especially, are more worried about the health of their hair and wish to possess hair that turn heads.
In your 30s, the hair growth does slow down but even then the hair can remain healthy. In any case, you should not ignore the early signs of thinning for they can point to some other disease.
There are many oils, creams, lotions, packs, etc. that are advertised widely as a solution to hair loss. The truth is that there is no guarantee that these expensive products will help.
It is, therefore, best to try home remedies that promise the same results. The added advantage is that they are natural and eliminate chances of side effects. Using ingredients readily available in your kitchen is pocket-friendly too!
Before we look at the hair pack, let us understand the reasons that lead to hair fall.
Apart from some hair fall that is part of the natural process, anything in excess is a cause for concern. It is not something that you will see one fine day but over a period of time. You may notice that the pony tail has become much thinner and the comb is full of broken hair than earlier.
Causes Of Hair Fall
The most common causes for this are:
The lifestyle that you lead might be too stressful for your health in general and may reflect through your hair. This includes reduced intake of nutrients in diet, lack of water in body and less sleep and rest. A change in lifestyle and conscious inclusion of high nutrients in diet can easily take care of this.
The pollution levels these days are high and exposure to high levels of pollution has adverse effect on hair growth. Wear a scarf whenever you go out.
Use Of Chemicals
Hair color, treatments like straightening and perms, using shampoos, etc. expose the hair to many kinds of chemicals and eventually the hair becomes weak and starts to fall off. Try to restrict usage of these treatments and/or products and be careful whenever such treatments are done.
Apart from this, hormonal imbalance, deficiency of certain vitamins and iron, and some diseases like PCOS can also lead to excessive hair fall. Detailed medical examination and medicines can treat these problems.
The DIY Pack
Who would think of fenugreek seeds as a remedy for hair loss? But you will be surprised at how effective this pack is. A step by step process is given below:
- Grind 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds till they become a fine powder. Before grinding make sure that there is no moisture in the seeds else they will not reduce to the powder form.
- In a bowl take 1 tbsp of olive oil and add the fenugreek powder to it. Mix well to form a paste.
- Apply this paste on the scalp and the hair.
- Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water. You could use a mild shampoo.
- Regular use will show results by restoring the shine.
How The Pack Helps?
As discussed earlier, it is best to use natural products as they are gentle on the hair and help restore hair health. Fenugreek seeds are readily available in the kitchen.
A pack made with a combination of fenugreek seeds and olive oil works well to restore hair shine. The seeds have lecithin which is effective in strengthening the hair from the roots. It is also known for treating follicular problems.
Fenugreek is also loaded with proteins and nicotinic acid which stimulates hair growth. It is very good for building hair follicles. Olive oil is also good for hair. It has antioxidants in it which reverse the damage from pollution and excess exposure to chemicals.
In addition to this, it is also a natural conditioner. A combination of both is best as it helps restore the shine and softness to the hair. A pack made with this helps rebuild hair follicles and strengthens the roots and thereby, helps reduce hair loss.