Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Prevent and Treat Hair Loss With Natural Remedies

Most hair and scalp problems can be treated at home. Dandruff and hair loss may be related to poor nutrition, stress, illness, treatment or harsh side effects of some medications. Hair loss can be due to temporary hormonal disorders or aging.
Sebum production of the scalp is related to genetic structure and hormonal balance, more intense in adolescence, it is manifested by increased cellular activity, taking the form of small crusts called dandruff, and can be caused by a fungal infection. Stress, shock, childbirth, illness or treatment with certain medications can cause hair loss. Stress-induced muscle tension stretches the scalp and prevents blood that brings nutrients to reach the hair follicles. Undernourished hair roots dry and hair can fall out prematurely. Lost patches of hair can be caused by a fungal infection such as Tinea capitis.
How to prevent hair loss
Hair and scalp condition is often related to lifestyle. To prevent the apparition and aggravation of some issues, eat foods rich in protein, carotene, essential fatty acids, iron, silica, zinc and vitamins B (especially biotin), C and E. Avoid carbonated drinks that acidify the blood and may lead to loss of minerals from the hair. Also, do not keep a diet to lose weight suddenly, unhealthy, and if necessary use stress control techniques. Regular exercise improves circulation in the scalp and hair follicles provides many nutrients.
How to treat hair loss
Choose one of the following recipes, depending on the problem. Apply the lotion on the affected area and leave overnight. In the morning wash with shampoo and rinse with the same blend of essential oils added to hot water. For starters, repeat in a day or two, then twice a week after noticing that the scalp looks better.
  • Red skin and irritation: Add 2 drops of geranium oil, 2 of lavender oil and 1 of sandalwood essential oil to 2 and a half teaspoons of olive or sweet almond oil;

  • Dry skin and exfoliation: Mix 3 drops of lavender oil, 3 of geranium oil and 2 of sandalwood essential oil with 5 teaspoons of olive oil, sweet almond or other cold pressed vegetable oil;

  • Oily skin and crusts: Mix 3 drops of cedarwood oil, 2 of rosemary (avoid during pregnancy), 2 of lemon with 5 teaspoons of unscented body lotion.
An aromatic oil or herbal massage takes away scalp muscle tension and improves circulation. Be sure to massage your scalp as well, not just the hair. Use nettle and burdock tea or a tonic made from 3 drops of rosemary oil and ylang ylang, 2 of cedarwood, half a teaspoon of vodka and 5 tablespoons orange flower water. Avoid rosemary and cedarwood oils during pregnancy.
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