Hair fall still stands to be a common issue that we face at least once in our lives. Since hair is the first thing people notice, hair fall can be quite a disadvantage and, ultimately, lower self-confidence.
Some head over to professional treatments to reduce or prevent hair fall, while some prefer DIYing it at home.
Reducing hair fall requires time, dedication, and extra care for your hair. Once you establish a healthy haircare routine, your hair will get back to its original, healthy state.
To help you in reducing hair fall, here are some tried and tested hair secrets and tips you can follow to wave goodbye to your hair fall issues.
1. Ditch chemical shampoos
You can’t control the pollution, but you can control the type of shampoo you use. That’s the first step of establishing a healthy haircare routine – quit using chemical-based shampoos as they can give you instant gratification but can harm your hair in the long run.
What to do? Take a quick check on the ingredients of your shampoo. Reading the labels will help you decide the toxicity level of shampoo. Here are the ingredients you should avoid:
- Polyethylene Glycols (PEG)
- Retinyl palmitate
- Fragrances or parfum
- Artificial colors labeled as FD&C or D&C
- Selenium sulfide
We recommend using Kesh King Ayurvedic Shampoo, which uses a potent ayurvedic formula with aloe and 21 other powerful herbs to reduce hair fall by 80% and say hello to silky, soft, and nourished hair. Even better, it has no side effects. Bonus point? It is FDA-approved, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and free from harmful chemicals.
2. Air dry your hair
While blow-drying your hair makes you glam in a breeze, it can damage them in the long term. Hot showers, too, are a culprit for making your hair brittle.
Drying hair with a towel, on the other hand, can also weaken your hair roots and cuticles due to vigorous rubbing. So, the best way of drying hair and reducing hair fall is to let it naturally dry.
What to do? Reserve that hot iron curling session for an important event instead of using it regularly. Let your hair dry naturally and enjoy a sunbath at the same time. Do not comb until your hair is fully dry. Also, avoid sleeping in wet hair.
3. Hot oil treatment
With time, hair gets brittle and dry, which gives it an unappealing look. Any remedy you try gives you temporary nice hair, and then again, you end up with lifeless hair. Consistency is the key to healthy hair.
For long and glossy hair that rarely breaks, a healthy routine comes into play. Just like CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) is a basic in skincare, OSC (oil, shampoo and condition) is essential for reducing hair fall and promoting lustrous hair.
What to do? A night before washing your hair, take time to apply heated oil and massage hair. Not only will it strengthen it but also improve blood circulation, relax muscles, make hair shiny and give you a good night’s sleep. Even better, wrap up your head in a towel and let it do its magic overnight.
For your hot oil session, use Kesh King Ayurvedic Oil as it has 21 herbs to reduce hairfall and cooked and made in sesame oil to boost new hair growth. It not only works for hair fall but also targets common hair concerns such as dandruff and premature greying. Another great product you can try is Kesh King Ayurvedic Onion Oil which contains the goodness of onion which is potent in treating hair fall and promoting hair growth.
4. Mask your way to hair growth
Taking care of hair is not limited to using shampoos, conditioners and oils. Just like you use face masks, you should be doing that to your hair, too, with natural ingredients.
A homemade hair mask can prevent hair fall and breakage, increase its elasticity and soften them. Plus, you’ll enjoy this hair nourishment process over a cup of coffee.
What to do? For preparing a homemade hair mask for reducing hair fall, combine teaspoon ginger in minced or paste form with 1 tablespoon olive and give it a good mix. Massage it onto your hair well and leave it for at least half an hour and rinse. You can also use it as an overnight hair mask.
5. Eat what your hair needs
Apart from using good-quality shampoos and hair oils from Kesh King, embracing a hair-healthy diet will provide all the vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, proteins and antioxidants required for your hair to fight hair fall.
What to do? Include a variety of fruits, herbs and spices into your diet. Eat lots of pistachio, dates, brinjals, chickpeas, fish and pomegranates. Spices like saffron, fenugreek, and turmeric make your hair glow, and these foods promote hair growth and health.
6. Rinse away with the right water
Often, the water we use for showering is loaded with chemicals harsh on hair, or sometimes the quality isn’t just great.
If you don’t mind investing, go for a filtered showerhead you can replace with your old one. By installing it, you get rid of chlorine and other chemical contaminants in the water.
In case you are into replacing your showerhead, There’s another way too.
What to do? After you are done washing your hair, as the last step, use filtered or bottled water to give your hair a quick rinse. This will wash away all the hair-damaging chemicals present in the shower water and help in reducing hair fall.
7. Shield your hair
How many times have you covered your face with a scarf to protect it from the sun? The same tip can be applied to your hair too. Hair, too, is prone to sun damage and over time becomes dull, brittle and dehydrated.
What to do? When outdoors, cover up your hair whenever you can – with a scarf or wear a hat. It not only looks trendy but also minimizes the damage to the hair and scalp.
8. Get a wooden comb
If your current comb or hairbrush makes your hair fall more than usual, it’s time you get a wooden comb.
A wooden comb works multi purposely – reduces frizz, evens out natural oils, detangles hair and improves blood circulation on the scalp. The wide tooth fibers condition hair and reduce static that leads to breakage.
What to do? Find an authentic wooden comb made of preferably neem or sandalwood. Make sure it is wide-toothed, lightweight and with soft bristles. Optionally, comb through your hair after massaging it with Kesh King Ayurvedic Medicinal Oil for extra hair strengthening.
9. Condition with Fermented Rice Water
This is coming from an ancient Japanese beauty trick for long and shiny hair. Inositol found in rice water repairs hair from the inside out and protects it from further damage.
What to do? Take equal parts of washed rice and water. Strain out the rice for cooking it up later and let the strained water sit for 12 to 24 hours to ferment.
As soon as you are done shampooing, apply the fermented rice water to your hair and leave it for at least 5 minutes. Rinse away while giving your hair a nice massage.
10. Give your hair a break
Your hair needs to breathe just like your skin. From time to time, resist using heated styling tools such as curling iron, blow dryer, or a straightener. This helps you prevent hair fall. Loosen up your hair for a change and avoid tying it tightly in a bun or a ponytail. If you color your hair regularly, give at least two weeks to recover the hair roots.
Consider your hair care as an extension to your skincare routine – just as you would care for your skin. To reduce hair fall, take time to choose safe products and invest in consistent quality rather than something that gives you quick results for cheap. For reducing hair fall, Kesh King products are a great solution, especially their Ayurvedic Shampoo and Oil that effectively targets and treat hair concerns. If you want to prevent hair fall, don’t wait until your hair gets irreversibly damaged and reach for the secrets mentioned above.