With the change in season, a lot of men, and women too, go through hair thinning, hair fall and slow growth issues. Interestingly, premature balding is the biggest fear among men and upcoming movies like Bala and Ujda Chaman highlight this subject with a twist of humour. However, it’s not too funny when men spend hours worrying about hair fall and have absolutely no clue how to salvage the situation.
As ironic as it is, taking stress about losing hair is the biggest reason for hair loss! So, have faith and trust in your treatment for the best results and aim for the best lifestyle to not incur such problems, suggests Supriya Arora Malik, founder of Indulgeo Essentials. She says that one of the major reasons for male patterned baldness is the lifestyle — like irregular eating habits, stress, and smoking. “It’s only fair to say that until and unless you don’t control the problem at the baseline, you can’t control it otherwise,” says Supriya and adds, “To combat this, the best way is to control the problem where it starts. Avoid aggressive smoking and stress. Take a proper diet, hit the gym and most importantly avoid stress and smoking.”
The truth is that nutrition plays a massive role in your hair’s health, so it’s essential to get all your essential vitamins and minerals to grow healthy hair that looks great. According to beauty expert Rajni Ohri, “As per Ayurveda, anyone with an imbalance in Vata dosha, or a Vata body type, is more prone to hair loss [...] Excessive or imbalanced Vata dosha can result in an obstruction in the flow of the food nutrients that supply nourishment to the hair cells, leading to dry scalp, dry hair, split ends, and thin hair or hair loss.”
While essential oils help in stage 1 baldness, it’s better to give nature a chance rather than directly switching to strong medications like minoxidil, according to Supriya. She adds further, “Natures bounties like rosemary, peppermint, clay sage, ginger root oil and onion seed oil — all these ingredients help in reviving stage 1 baldness. If you catch the problem at the initial stage and deal with it in natural ways you might not even have to take the allopathic or cosmetic way.”
To tackle the hair fall situation with homemade and non-invasive methods, Rajni shares some easy DIY hair masks that can be applied at home for proper hair care. “For regular hair, try the banana-almond nutrient hair pack by mixing one mashed ripe banana, eight drops of pure almond milk and coconut milk with cold-pressed sesame oil. Mix it well and massage it into your hair. Leave for 25 minutes and rinse off with rice water for hair loss.
“Whereas for dull/dry hair, make a hair mask by taking one avocado pulp, one tbsp castor oil, one tbsp honey, and mix it well. Use it on slightly damp or dry hair by parting and applying on the entire scalp. Then making sections apply generously on strands from roots till ends. Pile hair in a bun and wash off after an hour. Give a final rinse with rice water, and use this mask thrice a week for excellent results,” sums up Rajni....