Home remedies for healthy shiny hair

The health of the hair depends on the nutrition it receives through the food that we consume. Poor nutrition due to improper dietary habits can have a negative effect on the hair and make it dull and fragile. Weather conditions also take a toll on the hair and climates that are too cold or too hot can cause the hair to lose its luster. Increased exposure to the sun strips away the natural oils of the hair and makes it dull and dry. Hormonal imbalances in the body may also have consequences on the hair. The type of hair care and styling products used also makes a difference to the health of the hair. Products that contain too many chemicals are likely to have an adverse effect on the hair. Styling appliances such as blow dryers and straightening irons use heat to style the hair, which causes the hair to become thin and fall. Intake of certain medications and underlying illnesses can also cause hair thinning and hair fall.

Proper care is required in order to maintain the health of the hair. Use shampoos that are mild and not too high in chemical content. Herbal shampoos are very gently and nourishing for the hair. Do not wash your hair too often, as this can dry out the natural oil on the scalp. This makes the hair dull and lifeless. Use a mild conditioner after each wash to give your hair a gloss and shine. This will keep the hair moisturized throughout the day. It is best to stay away from all types of styling products and appliances. Avoid going in for chemical treatments or other hair treatments, such as coloring, perms and straightening. Go in for a deep conditioning treatment once in a while to replenish the depleting moisture levels of the hair. Most importantly, eat healthy foods and drink lots of water, as this is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your hair remains lustrous and healthy.

Home remedies are very beneficial in treating damaged or unruly hair. You can prepare a homemade shampoo using Indian Gooseberry and lemon juice. This is very good for treating weak and dull hair. Massage your head regularly with warm olive or coconut oil. You can leave the oil in the hair overnight and wash it with a mild shampoo the next morning. A hair pack of egg yolk and honey is also very nourishing for the hair. You can also add a bit of lime juice to the last rinse during a hair wash. This serves as a natural conditioner and will add shine to the hair.

answered by M W

You have not mentioned your age or gender - if you are a man, it is possible that you are simply experiencing the beginning of age related hair loss and balding. This is something that is determined by your genes, and there is very little chance of stopping or reversing it. Many men over the age of 35 experience what is known as male pattern balding - thinning, and eventually balding on the top and frontal portions of the scalp. In some cases however it may begin even in the early twenties. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done about this kind of hair loss, at least with home remedies and self care. You can however consult a reliable hair specialist - modern medical treatments are able to slow down and even stop this kind of hair loss. If treatment begins early enough, the hair loss can even be reversed in some cases.

It is of course possible that your hair has simply become damaged, or has only changed its texture. Although it is generally thought that your hair stays the same all through your life, it does in fact change. People who had straight hair as children sometimes have curly hair as adults, and people with fine, soft hair as children, sometimes have thick, stiff hair as adults; the reverse of course is also true, and many other changes are also possible. All the reasons for this are not known yet, but sometimes environmental factors and lifestyle could be at least partially responsible.

First of all you should ensure that you are practicing proper hair care - you need to regularly oil, shampoo, and condition your hair, and these must be done with suitable products. The best oil is coconut oil, but the shampoo and conditioner you will need to figure out for yourself, as what works for one person might not work for the next. However, from your description, you may need a shampoo and a conditioner for dry or damaged hair. You should also comb your hair regularly - hair is often dull and dry only because the oil that is produced by the scalp does not reach the hair. Combing ensures that this oil is spread over all the hair, and thus gives it a natural gloss. Finally, ensure that your diet is healthy - hair needs a variety of minerals and vitamins to grow properly, and in addition requires protein and fats. A diet that is deficient in one of these nutrients, or even one that has an excess of fat, is often the cause of poor hair quality.

answered by M W

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