If you’ve noticed a few hairs on your pillow in the morning, in the drain during your shower, or on your shirt throughout the day, don’t be alarmed. It’s totally normal. Of the hair that’s on your head, 90% of it is in the growing phase. The other 10% is in the resting phase—which means it will fall out to leave room for new hair growth.
“Hair loss is normal to a certain extent,” says Dr. Robert Dorin, DO, and board-certified hair transplantation surgeon. In fact, the average person loses between 50 and 100 strands of hair a day, and in some cases up to 150 strands. With almost 150,000 hairs on your head, that’s still less than .1%.
Nervous you’re losing an excessive amount? Dorin suggests a quick trick: “Take about 60 hairs in your hand and run your fingers through it. Usually between five and eight hairs will come out—this is normal.” (You’re running your hand through your hair right now, aren’t you?)
However, an excess of 15 hairs is not as common and you’re likely losing more hair than you should be. If you’re worried, there are some easy ways to stop hair shedding before consulting your doctor:
1. Chill out.
Excessive hair loss can be as simple as too much stress, says Dorin, so before you initiate medical help, look at your lifestyle. Are you stressed out? Try taking a short walk outside, deep breathing techniques, or even give a loved one a hug.
2. Reevaluate your hair routine.
If you’re seeing a lot of shedding especially in the shower, take a look at the beauty products around you. Use a sodium laureth sulfate-free shampoo, suggests Dorin, wash with luke warm water, and use a high quality reparative conditioner with each washing. When it comes to styling, don’t leave hair in styles with constant tension for long, like braids or in a tight pony.
3. Don’t discount a healthy diet.
Dorin suggests a balanced diet that includes essential vitamins (like D and E, omega-3 fatty acids, and biotin) and anti-oxidants to promote hair health, and plenty of vegetables in each meal.
4. Get a good night’s sleep.
While catching up on your zzz’s can’t reverse hair loss, it can help prevent premature hair loss conditions, says Dorin.
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One of the main ingredients that almost all sun lotion, body and face creams contain is coconut oil. Recently, it is being added to hair products as well.
In order to have smooth, glossy, and long hair, women in Malaysia, Philippines, India, Burma and Caribbean have used coconut oil for hundred years.
The benefits you get from consume food products that contain coconut oil are undeniable. for more, below you can find out how great is it to your hair as well.
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1. Avoids Hair Loss
Oftentimes people can experience hair loss due to skin inflammations, fungal diseases and lack of health nutrition in their bodies. Coconut is highly known for its oil which provides nutrition to the hair scalp, and skins. If you are a regular coconut oil user, you will be less prone to different skin inflammations (1).
Usage: 3tbsp of coconut oil and 2 tbsp of sage oil are being mixed, and heated in order for the substance to be combined. afterwards, we let it cool a little bit and then we take it with our hand and apply to our head. Then, we cover our head with a plastic bag until the morning when we wash out our hair as usual.
. Repairs and Maintains Damaged Hair
In comparison with sunflower oil, coconut oil has been qualified as the best natural remedy on avoiding hair damage and loss (2).also, it has been proven that it prevents the loose of hair proteins which contribute to a strong hair shaft.
Coconut oil can also be used for prevent split ends or repairs the almost split ones. However the best advice is to consider cutting them off every 2 months.
3. It Smoothes Your Hair
Hairs can be frizzy when the hair shaft is excessively dry. Being hydrophobic, coconut oil is able to repel water which helps your hair being moisturized, specifically your hair shaft.
You will end up having smooth and glossy hair simply by applying the coconut oil 10 – 15 min previous to washing. Applying the oil to your split ends will help you brush them easier. Following these easy steps will enable you to smoothly create your own hair styles.
4. Removes Dandruff
A common problem we often face regarding our hair is dandruff which is a hair condition characterized by the detaching of the skin, usually caused by dry skin (3).
Because coconut oil hydrates your skin,(4) dandruff is successfully treated(5).
Usage: castor oil and coconut oil is being mixed in equal parts. Hair scalp is being massaged and left at least 30 minutes before being washed. using this tip regularly will remove dandruff from your hair completely.
5. Destroys Lice
Another hair problem can be lice, especially for the children. Most of the cases hairs are being highly damaged and burned because of the toxic medicaments used to treat them.
Using coconut oil to treat lice is an excellent idea as it leaves your hair smooth and dehydrated instead of irritating your head skin (6).
Once you get lice they will tend grow and be reproduced. At this point, coconut oil will prevent them doing so, and kill their eggs.
Usage: apply the oil to your hair consistently every day, depending how fast your hair absorbs it. for the lice specifically you can add some oil drops of the tea tree, which makes the substance stronger on fighting the lice.
6. Prevents Gray Hair
The color of your hair depend on the pigment cells which are founded in the hair follicles. getting older means that the pigment will get weaker, which leads to gray hair. Coconut oil prevents them due to its ability to protect the hair follicles and nourish hair scalp. the healthier the follicles are the longer it will take for the hair to end up being gray.
Usage: mix lemon and coconut oil and massage your hair with them for 15 minutes. Repeat it every day.
Last Word !
If you are not a coconut oil user then your hair are missing a lot !
Majority of the shampoos out there contain coconut oil as one of the most important ingredients for healthy hairs. Check at your shampoo! If it doesn’t contain coconut oil, take the effort to consider adding it yourself.
Recommend the coconut oil to your family and friends ! You won’t regret for trying this healthy product !