Sunday, November 21, 2010

Simple Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

Millions of people around the globe are suffering from premature hair loss. It's mostly men who are concerned by this problem; however there are also more and more women who are suffering from excessive hair loss. The exact causes of hair loss are still not known yet. However, research indicates that the problem is caused by various factors, such as stress, hormonal imbalances, lack of sleep, an overactive thyroid gland, lack of certain vitamins and minerals in one's nutrition and some other parameters.

Today, various solutions exist to either stop hair loss or to stimulate hair re-growth. There are prescription drugs, injections, implants and other solutions. However, there are also natural remedies that are less painful, that don't have any side effects and that are often even more effective. I suggest you try some of these alternative treatments before you take some more drastic steps. I also have to mention that there are not really any magical solutions that will allow you to re-grow your hair within a few days or weeks. Whatever solution you may chose, a minimum amount of patience will be required in order to succeed. Now, let's have a look at some of the best alternative solutions to stop hair loss and/or stimulate hair re-growth: Make sure your diet doesn't lack any of the vitamins that are crucial in order to stop hair loss. The most important vitamins are vitamin B3, B5 and B6. Other important vitamins are vitamin A, C and E. Your diet should also contain sufficient amounts of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, selenium and silica. Mustard seeds have been used for quite some time as possible cure for hair loss: Put about 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds in half a liter of boiling water and cook them for about 5 minutes. Wait 20-30 minutes to allow the water to cool and then drink the water. Massage your scalp with coconut milk; leave it for about 20 minutes before rinsing your hair. Take equal amounts of warm castor and almond oil and massage your scalp with it twice a week. Do regular scalp massages with jojoba oil. This not only nurtures your hair but also keeps it beautiful and healthy.