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I have dandruff and hair loss how can I prevent it?

(August 1, 2011)

Dandruff is a medical condition known as seborrhea and causes loss of the skin on the scalp along with hair loss, in acute cases. Dandruff is a skin condition that can cause acute social embarrassment but is rarely dangerous. You can prevent dandruff by keeping your scalp and hair clean buy washing it regularly with mild shampoos. You should also eat a nutritious diet and not share hair accessories like towels and combs. In acute cases of dandruff, you can also develop hair loss.

In such cases, medicated shampoos are prescribed and the vitamin and protein quantity in your diet is increased. Shampoos containing salicylic acid are usually suggested for dandruff treatment. There are even cortisone creams that can be used to prevent dandruff. Cleanliness and a healthy diet is a best way to prevent hair loss due to dandruff. It is also important to be gentle with hair as dandruff and itching can weaken hair.
Submitted by N on August 1, 2011 at 02:24


Can onion juice cure hair fall?

Yes, onion juice can help with the management of hair fall. In fact, the benefits of onion juice for hair are well known and proven. Onion juice for hair loss has been used as a traditional medicine since ages. The natural constituents of onion juice such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, germanium, magnesium and sulfur greatly contribute to its excellent hair care capabilities.These compounds cleanse the scalp and stimulate hair follicles.

Onion extract helps in removing toxins from the body and stimulates blood circulation to the hair roots, which makes the hair follicles healthier and stronger, thereby minimizes the loss of hair.For best results,if you are planning on using onion juice for hair loss, you should apply the onion juice to the hair roots at night before going to bed. After applying the juice, gently massage your scalp with olive oil and cover your head with a shower cap. In the morning, rinse your hair using a mild shampoo. By making regular use of this remedy twice a week, you will find that hair fall has completely stopped within a month or so.

The best thing about using onion juice for hair loss is that it can be safely used with any type of hair.

Submitted by N on July 26, 2011 at 11:46


Does apple cider vinegar work for dandruff?

Yes, apple cider vinegar works extremely well for treating dandruff problems. In fact, apple cider vinegar benefits for dandruff have been well known since ancient times;many folk and home remedies use apple cider vinegar for the treatment of dandruff. Apple cider vinegar being a natural antibacterial and fungicide clears off the germs and fungus from your scalp, which are responsible for formation of dandruff.
In order to make best use of apple cider for dandruff treatment, you may use any of the following remedies:
  • Mix apple cider with warm water in the ratio of 2:1, and gently massage the mixture into your scalp,using your fingertips. Rinse off after 15–20 minutes. For best results, use this remedy at least twice a week. For stubborn dandruff, make the mixture in equal proportions.
  • Mix apple cider and beer in equal quantities and apply this onto your scalp and on your hair. Leave it on for half an hour, and then rinse with cold water. This is a great way of using apple cider for getting rid of dandruff. It will also improve the texture and appearance of your hair.
  • Before using apple cider for dandruff treatment, test for allergy by applying a little bit on behind your ear. Consult your doctor for further advice.
Submitted by N on July 19, 2011 at 11:36


How to reduce hair fall with vitamin?

Maintaining healthy hair is no different from maintaining a healthy body. Despite hereditary reasons, hair fall or baldness primarily occurs due to the deficiency of certain minerals and vitamins in one’s daily diet. Vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E are the main vitamins for hair growth and thickness. Thus, you must consume diet rich in these vitamins to ensure stronger hair.

Given below is a brief description of the vitamins for hair fall control:

  • Vitamin A keeps your hair roots lubricated, which is very important for the health of your hair. For vitamin A, do include green leafy veggies, eggs, and orange colored fruits in your dietary plan.
  • Vitamin B strengthens the hair roots and thus, greatly prevents loss of hair. Whole grains, dairy products, eggs, and fresh fruits are rich sources of vitamin B.
  • Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant and helps in maintaining healthy hair. For Vitamin C, you must include citrus fruits and tomatoes in your daily diet.
  • Vitamin E is one of the much needed vitamins for hair fall control. It improves the circulation of blood to the scalp. It is largely found in green leafy vegetables, milk, nuts, whole grains, and fruits.
Submitted by N on July 12, 2011 at 11:34


Is tea tree oil good for dandruff?

Yes, tea tree oil is not only good for curing dandruff but also prevents hair fall and makes your hair stronger. Dandruff, a common problem today, is primarily caused by fungal infections. Tea tree oil is known for its excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Therefore, most health care providers do recommend tea tree oil for dandruff. Tea tree oil helps to eradicate the root cause of dandruff and unblocks the hair follicles, thereby promotinghealthy growth of hair.

Tea tree oil is widely used for hair care both commercially and in home remedies. To use tea tree oil for dandruff and other hair related problems, you use the following remedies:

  • Add 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo and apply it on your scalp. After about 10 minutes, rinse it off. This is one of the best ways of using tea tree oil to cure dandruff.
  • In order to use tea tree oil for hair fall, dilute a small quantity of oil with coconut or almond oil, preferably in the ratio of 20:80, and massage your scalp with this mixture. Leave it for half an hour and wash your hair. Regular use will help treat all your hair related problems.
  • Like any other essential oil, you must consult your doctor or a professional aroma therapist before using tea tree oil.
Submitted by N on July 5, 2011 at 11:33


Food To Reduce Hair Fall

Dandruff and hair loss can be caused due to a variety of reasons.

To cure this scalp and hair problem it is very important to identify the root cause first. Hair loss can be due to many reasons like hormonal changes in the body, poor nutrition, certain diseases and medical treatments, medications, hair treatments, unhygienic scalp conditions or scalp infections (this includes dandruff too).

Dandruff a chronic scalp disorder can be caused mainly due to malassezia that is yeast like fat-eating fungus.

Dandruff can also be caused due to stress, oily scalp, use of many styling products which have chemicals, poor diet, and shampooing too often or less often. Dandruff and hair loss; both these conditions are not too serious or contagious but yes they can be often embarrassing and depressing at times. So it is very important to treat both the conditions on a serious note before it takes any serious form like baldness or scalp infections.

Try the following solutions for dandruff and hair loss -

  • Eat a nutritionally healthy well-balanced diet high in proteins, zinc, B-complex vitamins, and essential fatty acids to prevent hair fall and dandruff. Food sources of these nutrients include fish, dairy products, oysters, shell fish, flaxseeds, whole cereals, whole grains, whole pulses and sprouts.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin and scalp well hydrated.
  • Spend some time in the sun as it will help to prevent dandruff. However don't expose your skin for long hours in the sun to prevent the risk of skin cancers and skin tanning or burning. Also remember to apply a sunscreen lotion on the exposed areas of the skin.
  • Try to avoid any stress as far as possible be it physical or psychological to prevent further hair fall and dandruff.
  • Keep your scalp clean, avoid over shampooing but make sure to clean the scalp regularly to prevent dandruff. A mild form of dandruff can be successfully treated by maintaining proper scalp hygiene.
  • Avoid the use of styling products like styling gels, mousses, hair sprays or hair waxes as these can build on the scalp and hair and make them oilier and more prone to dandruff and hair loss.
  • Let your hair dry naturally, avoid blow drying or ironing your hair often to prevent hair loss. Also brush your hair gently and avoid tight hair styles and compulsive bending, twisting or pulling your hair.

If you have any other balding pattern sign or severe hair loss due to some disease, then consult a specialist for advice and medications.

Submitted by C N on December 7, 2010 at 03:59


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