18 Ways to Reduce Hair Fall and Increase Hair Growth - How to Reduce Hair Fall Completely?

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 07 May 2018 - Written by Dr. Sandhya - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Effective ways to reduce hair fall and increase hair growth are good balanced protein rich diet, regular hair massages, natural supplements, using green tea bags for hair massages, avoid wet hair brushing, aloe vera, and avoid chemicals as well. Protect your hair with sunscreen to avoid any kind of side effects.

Worried about your excessive hair loss but don't want to spend on expensive hair treatment? There is nothing more attractive than thick strands of hair defining the natural health. You are not the one suffering from this problem; there are millions of people who experience hair loss at some point of their life.There are several factors responsible for hair loss ranging from environmental effects, aging, stress, excessive smoking, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, scalp infection, genetic factors, excessive usage of chemically enriched products, medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases, PCOS, thyroid disorder, iron deficiency anemia and chronic illness.

Our lifestyle has major effects on the problems like hair fall that definitely leads to big concern that is hair loss. Rather than spending huge bucks on hair treatments, you can find awesome ideas in our article to control your hair fall.

Tips to Reduce Hair Fall

1- Feeding your hair with good balanced diet

You might be wondered to know that like any other organ of body, hair also requires good number of minerals and vitamins. Vitamin A helps in healthy production of sebum in scalp and helps in hair growth. Vitamin B12 is useful for hair growth. For improving hair health, Biotin is also important. Deficiency of biotin causes hair fall as well as hair thinning. Balanced diet rules out the possibility of any nutrient deficiency.

2-Protein rich diet

Adequate protein intake not only improves hair health but also helps in curbing hair loss. Include protein rich foods in your diet to improve your hair health. Apart from proteins, your hair also require healthy amount of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A is crucially important as it works with fat synthesis. You can find vitamin A in leafy vegetables, carrots and eggs. Vitamin B12 helps in creation of red blood cells that are helpful in providing more oxygen to the body including your hair. Vitamin C prevents hair losswhile Vitamin E encourages circulation in the body and grows new blood vessels that help in hair growth.

Protein rich diet

Do you know that some of the foods can also increase fertility? Check our article to know more on this: Certain Foods and Drinks That Increase Fertility

3- Regulate Hormones

Many of us start losing hair early without any cause. Well there is always a cause and hormonal imbalance is responsible for it.Go for natural supplements if you have other hormonal symptoms. It will help in regulating the hormones.

4- Hydrate yourself

It is always advised to keepyourself hydrated. Hair too requires water to maintain shine and luster. Drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water in a day for healthy growth of hair.

5- Pamper yourself with good hair massage

For keeping hair follicles active, a good scalp massage with an essential oil is suggested. Oil penetrates within the hair shaft and prevents hair from losing its moisture. Castor oil is an effective remedy against hair loss and has excellent hair growth properties.

6- Essential Oils

Lavender, thyme and rosemary have been observed as a great source of hair growth and also prevents thinning or balding. Adding these oils in your massage can actually help in healthy growth of hair.

thyme oil

7- Nourishing with hair balms and hair mask

As said above, hair loses moisture quickly so, you can use special balms and hair masks for eliminating this issue. You can use balm either with shampoo or after rinsing them off. Always use a good quality hair mask at least once in a week.

8- Using Natural juices

The best method for hair growth is by rubbing the scalp with onion juice, garlic juice or ginger juice. Leave it overnight and wash with mild water next morning.

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9- Go Green- Rub green tea on hair

Rubbing green tea on hair will help in reducing the hair loss problem. For this, you need to brew two green bags in one cup of hot water and let it cool down. Apply it on your hair and rinse your hair thoroughly.

10- Shampoo regularly to keep hair clean

For preventing hair lossmake a regime of regular hair washing. It lowers the risk of infections and dandruff (responsible for hair breakage or loss).

11- Avoid hot water

Never use hot water while washing your hair. Hair is counted amongst the delicate structure. Hot water activates oil-producing glands and strips the color of hair. It is suggested to use lukewarm water for diluting the secretions of oil glands. Using lukewarm water for washing hair also results in proper blood circulation to the scalp.

avoid hot water

12- Avoid hair brushing wet hair and blow drying

Brushing wet hair only leads to hair breakage. The best way to comb wet hair is by using your fingers for undoing tangles. Do not use blow dryer and avoid rubbing hair with a towel. Let them dry naturally.

Also the most important thing, avoid stress at any cost. If you are stressing because of the fertility issues, don’t worry! It can be treated with healthy food intake. Read our article on important food items that will help you in conceiving.

13- Avoid smoking

We all know smoking is injurious to health. It also stands true for hair growth. It reduces the blood flow to the scalp and reduces hair growth.

14- Use Aloe Vera

For promoting healthy hair growth, aloe vera has all the properties to promote growth of hair. It contains enzymes responsible for hair growth. Apply aloe vera juice or gel on scalp. You can also drink aloe vera juice on an empty stomach to improve hair growth.

15- Curd and egg white paste

These two ingredients are known to be great preventers of hair loss. It might sound gross but egg is rich in Sulphur that promotes the keratin and collagen production. It also prevents dandruff.

It is really important for a man to know that the reasons causing hair loss can also result in low sperm production and quality sometimes. While improving your hair health, you can also dig our article to know How to Boost Male Fertility and Sperm Count Naturally.

16- Avoid chemicals

Permanent hair color products and harsh chemicals can damage your hair health to a great extent. Reduce the frequency of hair color or any other hair treatment if you are experiencing hair loss.

17- Protect your hair

One of the common reasons for hair loss is direct exposure to sunrays. It can make hair shafts dry and brittle, which causes hair fall.

Protect your hair from sun rays

18-Be gentle to your hair

Try to adapt the following habits to reduce hair fall:

  • Instead of using hair dryer on high heat settings, use cool or low settings. Also minimize the use of flat irons.
  • Avoid dyeing hair more than one or two shade darker than its normal color. If you try to do so, you will need more chemicals that will result in weak hair.
  • Don’t wait if you have used hair gel or hair spray to dry before combing. As these products will harden the hair that will probably make hair more likely to break.
  • Use wide toothed comb instead of brush on wet hair and comb lightly through the hair. It will help in avoiding any tugging and pulling.
  • Do not brush, comb, curl or straight your hair unnecessarily. Indulging excessively into these tools and techniques will make hair weak at the root level.

Women who have PCOS experience hair loss and fertility issues many a times. You can get helpful insights from our article to improve fertility. Check out Useful Tips for Increasing Fertility in Women.

Following the above-mentioned ways of natural hair loss remedies can help in preserving the hair and will make them thick and lush. Apart from it, even after following everything in a right manner some people might have genetic issues where hair growth is just not possible. In such a situation, you can only slower down the hair fall and maintain those healthy locks as long as you can.

Some medicines like ABD 400 can result in hair loss as its side effect. Always consult a doctor before taking any medicine.

These are some of the best working ways to reduce hair loss. If you have any problems related to hair or scalp then it is advised to visit dermatologist. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Dr. Sandhya

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Dr. Sandhya is a Gynecologist and Obstetrician in Pune. She has been working in the field of Gynecology and Obstetrics for more than two decades. Dr. Sandhya is currently endeavoring her practice at Chintamani Hospital, Pune. Dr. Sandhya has expertise Normal and Cesarean Delivery, Pre and Post Delivery Care, Early Pregnancy Care, general consultations and other Gynecology problems treatment. She has done her MBBS and DGO from recognized universities. Patients from all around Saswad come to Dr. Sandhya with lots of hopes and the doctor ensures that the patients are satisfied with the treatments and procedures. Chintamani Hospital is one of the renowned hospitals in Pune for Gynecology and Obstetrics care. It has a team of well-trained medical staff, non-medical staff and experienced clinical technicians who work round-the-clock to provide healthcare services to the patients. It has an efficient team of doctors on board, including specialists and is equipped with the knowledge and expertise for handling basic to complicated medical cases. You can now book an appointment with Dr. Sandhya at www.elawoman.com.





Harshita Dev

My hair were healthy and thick before my motherhood but now they are rough and dry with lots of hair problems. I opted these methods after coming across this article. I think Sapindus mukorossi (Ritha) was much effective for me.

Oct. 11, 2018, 10:58 a.m. 5.0


Akanksha Verma

Keep your hairs short. Yes, short hair has less dryness problem and they don't get confused much. If hair loss is in your gene then try having precautions.

June 2, 2018, 6:35 p.m. 5.0


Ridhima Sahney

Curd and egg white paste is a sure shot way to reduce hair fall. Rubbing green tea sounds a bit funny.

June 2, 2018, 4:55 p.m. 5.0


Varsha Gaikwad

April 17, 2018, 1:34 a.m. 4.5


Janvi Sahdev

I got attracted to this article just by its name as I have a huge hair fall problem. I think opting these natural remedies might help. I will clearly avoid going out in sunlight without my hats on, I do that a lot.

Feb. 28, 2018, 1:01 p.m. 4.5

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