While it can be heartbreaking to see clumps of hair in your brush, let us tell you that shedding 50-100 strands of hair a day is normal. The real problem begins when you start noticing significant hair fall and realise your hair is slowly losing all of its lovely volume and turning limp and thin.
Sad, right? But before you wallow in self-pity, let us tell you that this problem is not unfixable in many cases and, more often than not, can be reversed by making minor tweaks to your hair care routine and lifestyle. Read on as we share five simple (yet super effective) tips that will strengthen weak strands, prevent hair fall and keep your tresses looking strong and healthy. So stop freaking out, and read on…
- 01. Scalp massage
- 02. Use the right hair care products
- 03. Consume a healthy, well-balanced diet
- 04. Reduce heat styling
- 05. Try deep conditioning treatments
01. Scalp massage
We all enjoy a good head massage, don’t we? But did you know that apart from reducing stress and increasing relaxation, massaging can also boost hair growth? Yes, that’s right. It increases blood flow to the scalp, thereby promoting hair growth. So ladies, don’t forget to massage your scalp regularly if you want thicker, longer and healthier tresses.
02. Use the right hair care products
All your efforts will go down the drain if you do everything right, but don’t use the right products to wash your hair. Your shampoo will not only cleanse your scalp but also fortify the tresses to give you stronger, healthier hair. And guess what? We have just the product for you — the Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner duo. This range contains ¼ moisturising milk and nutri-lock serum that help nourish the tresses and reduce hair fall by 98%*. With regular use, it can give you fuller-looking, luscious strands in no time. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get your hands on this combo, RN.
03. Consume a healthy, well-balanced diet
We’re sure you’re bored of having heard this one so many times, but since it’s so important, we’re just going to go ahead and say it once again. If you want healthy hair, you NEED to eat right. Consuming a well-balanced diet consisting of proteins, good fats, and antioxidants will strengthen your hair from the inside and make it appear healthier, shinier, and stronger on the outside. And needless to say, stronger hair is less prone to hair fall and breakage.
04. Reduce heat styling
Now, who doesn’t love perfectly straightened or blow-dried hair, right? But subjecting your hair to regular heat-styling can leave your precious tresses dry and damaged. This lack of moisture is what makes your hair more susceptible to breakage and hair fall. That’s why it’s best to use heat styling tools as sparingly as possible, and when you do need to use them, don’t forget to spray a heat protectant to minimise the damage.
05. Try deep conditioning treatments
Pampering your tresses with a deep conditioning treatment once or twice a month can help intensely nourish dehydrated strands, repair damage and prevent hair fall. It also helps in improving hair elasticity, thereby strengthening hair and reducing breakage. So go ahead and book that appointment right away.
We recommend visiting a dermatologist if, even after trying all the tips, the problem persists.
*Hairfall refers to breakage, based on lab test vs non-conditioning shampoo