We bring to you the second edition of hair care from our team. This is continuation of our earlier article “ Hair Loss treatment: A Start up guide”. In this edition we bring to you 5 Simple DIY tricks for great hair.
Everyone loves to have nice looking, thick and shiny hair. Having great hair is a very simple and known secret. Ample amount of information can be found on the internet and articles. I will tell you 5 simple ways which I feel are best and you can do at home yourself for hair care. I tell these to all my patients in OPD during Hair Transplant consultations.
The trick is to have regularity and dedication towards hair care. Hair care is an art. Hair like other body parts need constant care. Here are my 5 Best ways for hair care.
This may seem very ordinary at first but nutrition has major bearings on your hair health. Hair needs nutrition like any other body organ. A good diet will ensure good, lustre and strong hair. Dry, lustreless and easily breakable hair generally indicate poor nutrition.
Hair needs a balanced mix of proteins (amino acids), Vitamins (A,D,C, E and B complex) and Minerals (Iron, Folic Acid, selenium, manganese and many more). You can easily get it from vegetables, fruits, dairy products and meat.
In Case your diet is not able to supplement these raw materials you can get them from commonly available OTC vitamin and mineral supplements.
Another important step for good hair care is adequate sleep. Your body works according to a highly specialized biological clock. This clock is also called circadian rhythm. We are supposed to sleep 6-8 hours continuously every 24 hours. Timing of sleep is as important as the duration. Deep sleep from 2 Am to 4 Am resets our clock. This key step makes sure we are fresh when we wake up in the morning.
One may ask what this biological clock has to do with our hair???
Irregular sleep patterns lead to hormonal imbalances in the body. Ultimately steroid levels are increased leading to increased DHT levels in the blood. DHT levels are related to male pattern baldness in men. Irregular sleep fast forwards the male pattern baldness in men.
It is a well known fact that stress leads to hair loss. We all know this for a fact. But how does stress cause hair loss??
There are two ways stress leads to poor hair. One is short term and reversible in cases of major stress events like accidents and diseases. This pathway leads to good hair roots becoming dormant or inactive leading to less number of hair which are dry and break easily. As soon as stress events go away hair regrows.
Second pathway is related to regular stress events in day to day life leading to repeated adrenaline surges throughout the body. These changes lead to abnormal hormonal state leading to increased DHT levels in our body leading to male pattern baldness. This hair loss is more profound and difficult to treat by medicines alone.
In short we need to reduce constant stress events in our lives to have nice hair.
Soft water for hair wash
Fourth in our list is to use soft water for hair wash. Hard Water leads to hair which is dry, lack lustre and damaged. Hard water tends to damage the scalp and hair roots leading to poor hair quality. Thickness of hair goes down along with its strength.
Therefore it is important that we use soft water for hair wash if possible. This is a simple and easily doable trick at home. This can improve your hair quality in a big way.
Consistency with hair products
Markets are filled with hair care products and we tend to try a lot of them in a very short span of time. It is imperative that we choose good quality hair products ( Shampoos, Gels, Creams etc) and use them consistently. Frequent change of hair products can lead to poor quality of hair.
Good quality hair products maintain your hair health, keep them shiny and thick. It is important that you choose the best and continue products if they suit you well.
Changing things frequently like coloring, straightening and heat based treatments from average salons can lead to poor hair quality. Always get your hair and keratin treatments done from good salons.
That completes our list of 5 simple DIY tricks for great hair care. If you follow these regularly you can have good shining hair with minimal costs. Though these methods will show effects in a couple of weeks you can save plenty of money which you can use elsewhere. We will bring you our next edition of hair loss treatments soon.
Dr Deepak Rathore (MBBS, MS, Mch plastic surgery)
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