Hairfall

It’s true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness.
We lose an average of 100 hair a day.

But thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women, and no less demoralizing.
Any kind of physical trauma?surgery, a car accident, or a severe illness, even the flu?can cause temporary hair loss. This can trigger a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. Hair has a programmed life cycle: a growth phase, rest phase and shedding phase. “When you have a really stressful event, it can shock the hair cycle, (pushing) more hair into the shedding phase”.Hair loss often becomes noticeable three-to-six months after the trauma.

Don’t worry as that hair will start growing back as your body recovers.
Here is the list of 14 ways by how you can take care of your hair.

1. Be Kind To Your Hair!

Regular hair washing is a part of preventing hair loss by the way of keeping hair and scalp clean. Doing so, you are lowering the risk of infections and dandruff that may lead to hair breakage or loss. Moreover, clean hair gives the impression of more volume.

When hair is wet, it is in its weakest state. So avoid brushing wet hair because the chances of hair loss increases. But if you must comb wet hair, use a very wide-toothed comb. Also avoid brushing hair too frequently as doing so can injure hair and increase loss. Use your fingers to undo tangles, not a comb or brush.

Set your hair dryer on cool and low settings, and minimize your use of flat irons.
Don’t dye your hair more than one or two shades its normal color: The more severe the color change, the more chemicals you require, which can make hair break.
If you use hair gel or hair spray, don’t wait for it to dry before you comb through it, because the hair will harden and be more likely to break.
When hair is wet, use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush, and LIGHTLY comb through hair; avoiding any pulling and tugging.
Avoid unnecessary brushing, combing, curling or straightening. Excessive use of these tools and techniques will weaken the hair at the root level.

2. Trim Your Hair Regularly

Split ends can also cause hair fall (28). To avoid this, keep trimming your hair periodically.

3. Avoid Steamy Showers

Hot water dehydrates the hair strands, making them brittle and vulnerable to breakage. Rinsing your hair with hot water also flushes out the essential oils of the scalp, which can lead to increased shedding of hair. You can, instead, go for a shower with lukewarm or normal water.

4. Break Bad Habits

Smoking reduces circulation, and this includes blood flow to the scalp. Drinking alcohol and caffeine will hamper the immune system and cause further hair fallout. So a drinker then it is recommended to stop it as it causes damage to not only your hair but also to your overall health.

If you are experiencing hair loss than lessen your alcohol intake because drinking alcohol reduces hair growth. So decrease or eliminate alcohol to see an increase in hair growth.

5.Have a Peace mind

Believe it or not, most of the time, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Try meditation or yoga to help reduce stress and calm your mind.
Alternative therapies such as meditation and yoga not only reduce stress but restores hormonal balance.

6. Exercise

Regular exercise allows sweat to clean out and unclog your hair pores. The exercise will also make you healthier overall which will help you grow longer, stronger locks.

Walk, swim or bike for 30 minutes a day helps balance hormonal levels, reducing stress levels besides reducing hair fall.

7. Essential Oil Scalp Massage

Scalp massages help stimulate the hair follicles to increase hair growth, and essential oils like lavender, rosemary, and thyme have been shown to prevent hair thinning and balding! Take any carrier oil (like olive, coconut, almond, etc.) and add a few drops of lavender, rosemary, or thyme oil to it. Massage the oils gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it for an hour, then shampoo your hair. Follow this remedy once a week. It smells great and is very relaxing, and your hair will look healthier in no time!

8. Natural Juices

You can rub your scalp with garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning. (I personally will stick with essential oils!)

9. Antioxidants

Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth. Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp.

Rinse your hair thoroughly after an hour. To see results, practice this regularly for a week to ten days.
If you want to keep hair healthy, you must know how to take care of them. Avoid rubbing your hair dry with a towel. Rather, let hair dry naturally.

10. Consider Your Diet

Protein is the building block of the tissues in your body, including your hair. Make sure you are consuming enough proteins in your diet. The best sources of protein are lean meats,milk,soy,egg whites and fish.It helps curb hair loss.

You also want to eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids—such as salmon and mackerel—two or three times a week, or sprinkle a tablespoon or two of freshly ground flaxseed onto salads or cereal each day.

Vitamin A is not only good for your body health but is also good for your hair.It encourages production of sebum in your scalp.Food products rich in vitamin A include leafy greens, carrots, and eggs.

Vitamin B12 supports the creation of red blood cells and Vitamin E encourages healthy circulation, which ultimately provides more oxygen for your body! And more oxygen = healthier hair.

Vitamin E betters blood circulation in the scalp to help hair follicles remain productive and vitamin B helps hair maintain its healthy colour.

Some of the most important minerals for hair health are — calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. You can find lots of these in your favorite vegetables, or you may want to consider taking a daily mineral supplement.

11.Be Hydrated

Staying hydrated is crucial in tissue growth and health. The hair shaft itself is largely made up of water(one quarter). Set a goal to drink AT LEAST 64 ounces each day or four to eight cups of water in a day to stay hydrated. Also, avoid carbonated sodas all of which will weaken your immune system and make your hair more likely to fall out.

12.Change how you style your hair (for men with long hair)

If you are losing your hair lately, you must loosen up your hair. Hairstyles such as ponytails, braids and artificial hairstyles pull hair or tug hair follicles, and can eventually cause baldness.

Putting on a cap, hat or helmet could also be another reason in men.

13.Keep your head sweat free

Men with oily hair, experience dandruff during summer due to sweating and the chances of hair fall increases. Using shampoos that contains aloe vera and neem can keep the head cool and prevent from dandruff.
Also, men who wear helmet experience major hair loss in summer. As the sweat accumulates in the pores and weakens hair roots causing hair loss in men. So wearing a scarf/ bandanna over your hair or a terry cloth headband can prevent hair loss.

14.Aloe vera(Natural remedy)

Try aloe vera juice and neem paste. Many think that this treatment can control hair fall. While more scientific research needs to be done in order to prove that this is an effective treatment, aloe vera is thought to increase blood flow wherever it’s applied, and neem paste may have many hair benefits, including promoting growth, hydrating, and keeping the scalp healthy.
Mix aloe vera juice with neem powder and add two-three drops of coconut oil.
Apply it on your scalp and leave it for half an hour.
Wash it off with shampoo. Follow this treatment once in a week for the desired results.

Get Fit

 

The ways to be fit by diet and nutrtion is below.

1. Drink Water

Start your day with a glass or two of plain water.Drinking water first thing in the morning helps jump start your metabolism and helps remove toxins from your body. Also,water has no calories,so drink it instead of soft drinks and alcohol. Drinking plain water also helps in controlling hunger and prevents you from eating unnecessary calories. Switch to water or green tea and feel the difference within a day.

2.Be healthy inside
Participate in a minimum of 150 minutes of cardio per week for good heart health. Choose aerobic exercises you enjoy, such as walking, riding your bike, taking a class at the health club or playing tennis with a friend. Break up your cardio workouts however you need to fit your schedule. Exercise for 10 minutes three times per day or 30 minutes once each day as needed.

Perform strength-training exercises two to three times per week for 20 minutes per session. Include exercises that work your upper and lower body muscles, as well as those in your core. Use dumbbells or kettlebells while doing biceps curls, triceps kickbacks, and shoulder and chest presses. Work your core muscles by performing seated trunk rotations with a medicine ball. Tone your legs and glutes with squats, lunges and leg lifts.

2. Walk After Your Meals

If you are not cut out for running or exercising then we might have something simpler for you. Try taking a ten-minute walk after your every meal. This can help you burn a few calories quickly and aid in digestion.

Did you know: that 5-minute walk taken shortly after each meal can improve daily blood sugar levels to a greater extent than a single 45-minute walk in the morning.Researchers say that a post-meal stroll helps clear glucose from the bloodstream in part because more of it is taken up by the muscles. Next time post your meal skip the couch and go for a short walk.

6. Run

Yes, you read it right: RUN. Running helps you burn calories, reduce stress and suppress appetite hormones. If you are used to walking then add a little bit of jogging in intervals. Running/jogging helps you burn more calories & tone up faster than walking in the same amount of time! But it doesn’t end here. Research confirms that exercises like running result in “after burn” which means that one continues to burn more calories for as long as two hours after you have stopped running.

7. Do Push-ups/Squats

By far one of the most effective exercises to burn calories. If you don’t have enough time, patience or equipment, just get on the floor with simple push-ups and squats. Push-ups and squats require only 15 minutes of your time and the results will make it look like you have been spending some serious time sweating in the gym. Both are fantastic exercises to burn fat, tone arms and legs in no time.

Take minimum20 minutes of your life daily to become fit.

Minutes 0-4: Moderate pace to warm up
Minute 4-5: Jog
Minute 5-6: Run (your quickest pace)
Minute 6-7: Jog
Minute 7-8: Walk
Minute 8-9: Jog
Minute 9-10: Run (your quickest pace)
Minutes 10-12: Walk or Jog
Minute 12-13: Run (your quickest pace)
Minutes 13-15: Walk or Jog
Minute 15-16: Run (your quickest pace)
Minutes 16-17: Walk or Jog
Minute 17-18: Final Run!
Minutes 18-20: Recovery walk

Exercise with a friend. Find a friend who also wants to be active during the week and exercise with them. You can also ask members of your family (siblings, cousins, even parents) if they’d like to exercise with you. It’ll be easier to stay motivated to be fit if you have a friend or family member to exercise with and who can provide moral support.
Having a friend to support you will make you more likely to stick with your exercise regime.

Food rules for a flatter stomach:

1. Eat a breakfast high in protein.

Start your day with a breakfast high in protein to get your metabolism moving and to feel satiated and energized until lunch.

Blend yourself a smoothie with greens, almond butter and some fruit, or make an egg white scramble with veggies.

2. Don’t deprive yourself, but make healthy substitutions.

Make a few substitutions to reduce fat and calories without losing flavor. Choose Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, honey or maple syrup in place of white sugar, and finish your meal with berries rather than cake or ice cream.

3. Use fresh herbs.

Fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil and mint will add flavor to a dish without many calories, which will curb the desire to add sodium through salt (which contributes to bloating), and will cut down on calories since you’ll use less oils and butter.

4. Eat plenty of complex carbs.

Rather than eating refined simple carbs like pasta, cereal, bread and white rice, choose complex carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole grain pasta or bread.

5. Definitely eat fat.

Consuming healthy fats actually helps you blast belly fat. Make your own salad dressing by using extra-virgin olive oil and your favorite vinegar or citrus juice. Add sliced avocado to your sandwich and skip the cheese. Although these are all small changes, by consistently choosing healthier alternatives every day, you can accomplish your goals without feeling deprived or dissatisfied.

3. Eat More Fiber

High-fiber foods are good for your health and weight loss. Fiber-rich foods might help boost weight loss by helping you to feel fuller after you eat. But most of us eat only about half as much fiber as we should. High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less “energy dense”, which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. So the best way to add more fiber to your diet is by starting your day with a fiber-packed breakfast in the form of oats, whole wheat flakes & muesli. You can also include fruit with every meal, and start your meal with a bowl of fresh, seasonal salad.

4. Eat at Home

In urban Indian with new restaurants opening every day a person is eating out an average of 4 meals a week outside his/her home. For some really busy professionals, this number is as high as an average of one meal a day. Although restaurants are offering more nutritious food options these days, the choices are often limited. Most foods that are served in restaurants contain high amounts of fat and calories, and they can be detrimental to your health if they are consumed on a regular basis. Besides its different to completely control what goes into preparing your food in a restaurant. If you eat at home, you have more control over how the food is prepared. Eating at home is one of the best ways to promote a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. Try limiting your food outings per week and feel the difference.

5. Eat less Salt

Go easy on the salty snacks, like namkeen, chips, high sodium pickles, pretzels and processed foods that are high in sodium. Extra salt is added as a preservative in such foods. Salt contains sodium and high sodium foods cause water retention in the body, which can make you look bloated. Besides, salt is so addictive that you can’t be satisfied

Get Fair

1.Lemon
Lemon is known to be a superior bleaching agent and scrubbing about half a lemon on your face regularly will help lighten your skin tone. This is one of the simplest yet effective home remedies for fair skin.

2.Potato
The juice of one potato can be squeezed and applied to your face; do it regularly and you will notice a gradual change.

3.Tomato
Apply the pulp of a mashed tomato on your skin; not only will it lighten your skin tone but it will give it a pink glow too.

4.Lemon and Honey
Mix equal quantities of honey and lemon juice and apply it on your skin.

5.Cinnamon
Another great natural way to get fair skin is to mix a tiny amount of cinnamon with about half a teaspoon of honey and apply it on your face.

6.Cucumber and lemon
If you have oily skin and want to lighten its tone, then applying a mixture of cucumber and lemon juice on it works wonders.

7.Curd
Curd is rich in lactic and zinc acid, both of which have natural skin lightening properties.

8.Coconut
If you want to lighten scars on your skin then applying fresh coconut water on them really works.

9.Saffron and olive oil
A tiny amount of saffron mixed with olive oil is a great natural remedy to make your skin fair.

10.Almond oil,Lemon juice,Milk powder
This effective fairness mask requires you to mix a spoonful each of almond oil, lemon juice and milk powder. Apply the mask on your skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes before you wash it off.

11.Cucumber and honey
If you have dry skin and want to lighten its tone, applying a mixture of honey and cucumber juice on it will make it fairer.

12.Egg
Another great way to get fair skin naturally is to apply the white of an egg on your face at least twice a week.

13.Tomato,curd and oatmeal
This skin lightening face pack requires you to make a mixture of tomato, curd and oatmeal and apply it on your face.

14.Tomato and lemon
Take a ripe tomato, mash it and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply it and watch your skin tone lighten gradually.

15.Papaya,milk powder,honey
Another great way to make oily skin fair is to apply a mixture of milk powder, papaya, honey and milk to your face.

16.Aloe vera
Use pure aloe vera. This soothing substance is known for helping your skin heal after getting burned, but it also has a compound called anthraquinone that gently lightens the skin by removing the top layer of skin cells. You’ll see aloe as an ingredient in a number of different creams and lotions, but for best results, use an aloe vera plant or get a bottle of pure aloe vera.
Slather the aloe all over your skin.
Wait 20 minutes for it to dry and get absorbed.
You can rinse it off, or simply go about your day. Aloe is beneficial for the skin in so many ways that there’s really no need to wash it away!

17.Rosewater
Make a rosewater mask. Rosewater has properties that make it a great tool for gently lightening dark circles and other darker areas of skin. To make a rosewater mask, combine two tablespoons of milk with one tablespoon of lemon juice, one tablespoon of gram flour, and 2 tablespoons of rosewater. Mix the ingredients together and apply as a mask. Leave it in place for 20 minutes, then rinse it off.

What you can do

Exfoliate your skin a few times a week. Doing manual exfoliation can really help to lighten the skin, since the process takes off dead skin cells. Keep in mind that exfoliation only helps if your current skin is darker than your normal skin tone, because it reveals fresh skin that is untouched by the sun.
You can exfoliate your skin manually by using a body scrub or face wash with exfoliating particles. To make your own, just add a teaspoon of ground almonds or oatmeal to your regular cleanser.
Using a scrub brush or a dry brush is a great way to exfoliate your entire body. For your face, use a special brush with softer bristles so you don’t damage the fragile skin there.