Losing Your Hair? Try These Home Remedies

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Hair loss, or (gasp!) going bald is something most of us don’t have to deal with in our adolescent to young adult years. It’s after that when we (men in particular) start to notice more and more hair literally going down the drain. But, with a little help from the Ancients (and starting young) these home remedy tips can help you keep what you have, and, more importantly, prevent you from losing more. Why not give them a try? After all, what have you got to lose? Oh. Right. Your hair. Sorry…

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Massage, Massage, Massage!

There’s nothing like a good head massage, since the cranium is often the most ignored part of the body. Out of sight, out of mind as they say. Starting young is key to preventing as much natural hair loss as possible over a lifetime. But a regular scalp massage is a good idea at any age. Plus, it feels heavenly!
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Coconut Oil

Before washing, try massaging the hair and head with coconut oil. Believe it or not, it seals in moisture, provides nutrients and its natural lauric acid has properties which help keep your scalp free of infectious bacteria.
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Diet

Duh. But, eating less is not dieting, eating right is. Make sure you include regular portions of foods which prevent hair loss and, especially, promote hair growth in your diet. In particular, ancient cultures have always turned to foods rich in zinc, iron, protein, vitamins A and C and Omega-3 fatty acids. But, just to be sure, check with a nutritionist before embarking on any new food regimen.
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Herbs

Aloe Vera, Gooseberry and Amla are herbs that have been used since ancient times to prevent and treat hair loss. Rich in Vitamin C and Iron (both traditional ingredients of many homemade hair loss treatment formulas) these herbs have stood the test of time when it comes to hanging on to every precious root…
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Manage Stress

Instead of technology easing our burdens, it seems to be adding more stress than ever. Stress is a follicle killer at any age and managing it leads to better overall health. Your hair can’t help but benefit too! Following are some techniques which will help manage the stress in your life…
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Breathe Deeply

It may seem strange to say deep breathing can prevent hair loss, but the state of complete relaxation a few minutes of breathing exercises puts you in actually reduces hair loss in the long run. And, hey, it’s not like you’re not doing it anyway…
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Meditate

Meditation helps to relieve stress as well, and there are those who say the power of the mind over the body itself is an ancient home remedy that can lead to reduced hair loss. If you don’t think you’re going bald, you won’t be!
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Exercise

Regular exercise relieves stress, the number one cause for radical hair loss. By keeping fit, your physical as well as mental sharpness helps you deal with most problems without getting overwhelmed. So breathe deep, stretch a bit, meditate a little and, suddenly, even what you think are the worst problems, may not seem so bad. At least you won’t be tearing your own hair out as much…
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Hair Care Hygiene

This seems like a no-brainer, but daily hair care is essential to keep what you have up top. Washing with a gentle shampoo, drying thoroughly and brushing or combing gently keeps the sebaceous glands open and clean, while putting less stress on the follicles themselves.
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Bonus Tip

Stay away from hair dyes as much as possible, especially in the teen to young adult years. For women, who usually suffer less from hair loss than men, this may not be an option. But, for men, it’s usually a bad idea to be burning those last follicles with caustic chemicals. Besides, what’s the use? The Ziggy Stardust look is so over…
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