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13 food types for healthy hair

A wholesome diet, rich in silica, calcium and iron, will help reduce or prevent hair loss. Following a simple diet schedule of these 13 food type one can hold back hairloss without having to run around expensive salons.


When your hair starts falling off like dry straws, what can you do? 

Well, panicking and running around to expensive salons for hairtreatment might seem a brilliant idea, but the truth is that you can manage to get a hold of the situation back at your home alone.

First, it would help to locate the various reasons for hair loss. Studies have revealed that men lose hair for some common reasons, like:

  • Improper diet
  • Lack of proper vitamins
  • Genetic factors
  • Excessive stress, anxiety and worries
  • Prolonged illnesses like typhoid, anemia, dysentery, jaundice etc
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Unclean scalps


Once you have located the source of your problem, it can become much easier to fight back, here are 13 different ways to reduce hair loss:

  1. Take a glass of water with flaxseed (alsi) in an empty stomach. This will provide you with the omega 3 acid that you need for hair growth.
  2. Begin every day with one amla. Women generally use hair oil made of amla to get those lustrous curls, didn’t you know?
  3. Soak 5 almonds every night in water and eat them with their skin on.
  4. Your scalp needs nutrition. So get plenty of fluids like buttermilk, lime juice and coconut water. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day!
  5. One bowl of sprouted pulses for would be great.
  6. Proteins. Eat chicken and egg each day.
  7. Reduce you daily intake of tea and coffee.
  8. When you are washing hair, use a teaspoon of lime juice for the last rinse. That make your hair lustrous while protecting it from dandruff.
  9. You are never too old for milk. Drink two glasses of skimmed milk for maximum benefits.
  10. Apply a paste of methi seeds on your scalp for half an hour once every week, and drink methi water on empty stomachs.
  11. Remember how the age old sadhus survived on fruits? No wonder that they had such long hair! Eat at least 2 or 3 fruits every day like strawberries, bananas, apples, mangoes, and grapes.
  12. Go green- eat a lot of vegetables, munch away on that iron laden spinach.
  13. It is better to have more faith in white meat. Fish, chicken and egg can do wonders for your hair!  Try to stay away from red meat.



Disadvantagesof Hair Extensions

Having long hair involves a lot of time and effort. Sometimes it seems like the time and effort involved is too much. Almost everyone will agree that having long hair is a lot of time and effort. The instant way to long hair is long-haired wigs, long-hair pieces or hair extensions. Hair extensions have been popular off and on for several years.

Many people are curious about what materials are used to create various hair extensions. This is not an easy answer since hair extensions can be created from 100% real human hair, 100% synthetic hair or a mixture of human, synthetic and animal hair.

Most extensions, if applied properly, will last up to four months. After this the special glue-like bond attached to your natural hair will begin to loosen and fall off.

Many people will only keep their hair extensions for a short period of time for a special event or occasion. How long extensions are kept is a personal decision.

It is a well known fact that hair extensions can do damage to your natural hair. The glue that is attached to your natural hair can burn and split the ends of your hair. This means that you will almost be required to have the ends of your hair cut after the extensions are removed. Some women have no visible signs of hair loss even though their scalp could be suffering when looked at more closely.

Also, if a lot of long or heavy extensions are added, this applies additional pressure to your scalp. One of the dangers of extra pressure to your scalp can be a thinning of your natural hair. In some cases there have been reports of headaches from the added weight of the hair or allergies to the bonding glue that is use.