All of us dream of having healthy, shiny and beautiful locks – hair that would be our crowning glory! Unfortunately, hair fall has become a nagging problem nowadays. Hair loss is a common issue that affects millions around the world. Though it is painless, it can be a distressing experience to lose hair on a daily basis, considering that women associate hair with beauty. No one wants to go bald (men accept it as a natural result of ageing) or look old at a young age.

How many times have you seen your comb or brush covered with hair and worried?
Hair fall can even occur while oiling or shampooing. According to beauty experts, it is normal to lose about 100 strands of hair in a day. Beyond this count, it may be considered as severe hair fall.

What Causes Hair Fall?

The common reasons behind hair fall are mentioned below:

  • Lack of essential nutrients in the body
  • Excessive use of chemicals through hair coloring and hair styling treatments
  • Improper and unhealthy dietary habits
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Certain medications
  • Dandruff, alopecia and other scalp disorders
  • Stress and tension

If you are stressed out due to some reason, consider doing meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises as they help in hair fall control. Also, make it a point to get adequate sleep every night.

Any underlying medical issue should be taken care of to avoid severe hair fall that can lead to baldness. Thyroid is a common problem affecting many women and this condition may lead to rapid hair fall. So consider getting a thyroid test done after consulting your doctor.

Here is a detailed post on what causes hair loss in women. 

Easy Tips To Control Hair Fall:

Now, let us look at some easy tips on how to stop hair fall:

wide-toothed comb to reduce the risk of the hair breakage

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1. A wide-toothed comb should ideally be used to gently detangle the hair and then the regular fine-toothed comb may be used to style the hair as per one’s need. This will reduce the risk of hair breakage and hair fall while combing.

2. It is best not to comb the hair while it is wet as this leads to greater chances of hair breakage and fall. Let it be dry or semi-dry before combing.

3. Do not rub your hair vigorously with the towel. This will only lead to unwanted hair breakage. Use the towel instead to gently soak out the excess moisture.

4. Clean your combs every week. If you look closely, you will see that combs become dirty over time; so they need to be cleaned with a brush, soap and water as using a dirty comb continuously can lead to hair fall as well. You can do this easily while taking a bath or shampooing each week. This is a necessary precaution to take for hair fall control.

5. Hot oil treatment is one of the best answers to address the problem of hair fall!

The tradition of oiling the hair to enhance and retain its natural beauty hails from ancient India.
Instead of opting for an expensive parlor treatment, it is best to use natural products that are safe, produce no side effects and are also effective.

Natural oils to massage the scalp

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Natural oils such as coconut, olive, canola, jojoba, sesame, etc. can be used to massage the scalp for countering hair fall and encouraging new hair growth. You have to warm the oil of your choice by heating it. Ensure that it’s not too hot but bearable. Gently massage your scalp using your fingers or a cotton ball. Next, wear a shower cap, leave it on for about 1 hour and rinse off using a mild shampoo.

Here is a detailed post on how hot oil massage prevents hair loss.

As we know, hair fall problems can be related to the scalp – issues such as dandruff, dryness and flakiness etc. With a natural hot oil treatment twice every week, the blood circulation in the scalp area can be stimulated, causing the hair follicles to stay active. Hair loss can be countered through deep conditioning and eliminating these scalp issues, and, at the same time, your hair receives the much-needed nourishment and care that will help in strengthening and making it beautiful.

6. Try to switch to shampoos that are sulfate, silicone and paraben-free to avoid loading the scalp and hair with harsh chemicals that damage the hair, making it brittle and more prone to breakage. Controlling the chemical damage is certainly a sure shot way to ensure hair loss prevention.

A few such products are available from brands like The Body Shop, Soul Tree, Rustic Art, Organic Surge, The Nature’s Co. etc

7. Wash your hair at least every 3 days with a gentle hair cleanser or shampoo to remove all the accumulated dust, dirt, oil and bacterial build up. Keep it clean at all times to avoid hair fall due to an unclean scalp and infections. This is a necessary step to follow as an answer to how to prevent hair fall.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

    nice article!!!!! very informative.. keep up the good work… :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks a ton for the appreciation! Will try my best 😀

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/manjarisingh/ Manjari Singh

    nice article

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks for liking :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/gargisinha/ GARGI SINHA

    nice article

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks you :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

    Nice article Oindy :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks dear :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/nimratachowan/ Nimrata

    Wow. Thanks for the informative post. I have bookmarked this for reference.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Hi, thanks a lot for liking. Hope it will be helpful to you :)

      • raja rani…………

        wow… amazing

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/pujamalhotra/ puja malhotra

    Great article dear…I was looking for such article as I am facing lot of hair fall..:(

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks a lot Puja, I hope you find some of the tips useful :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sanchit-kedia/ SANCHIT

    ohh thanx oindrila.. will go through it… hope it ll work

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks, do try :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Jane_Gregory/ Jane

    Fantastic article Oindrila, it was so good that I had it shared on our company’s G+ page – https://plus.google.com/112009660373278841126/posts/gPzJEiXnxME Thanks a lot, really resourceful information :)

    • Oindrila

      Thanks so much!! :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/simrin/ Simrin

    This is very interesting oindrila:) I personally use body shop rainforest and i think it works great on my hair. my hair is less dry and silky now. love the product:)

    • Oindrila

      Thanx for sharing your feedback :)

  • sunandhasai

    Very informative:) onion really?? does it really help? Just wondering if it would stink or something?

    • Oindrila

      Use few drops of lemon/lavender essential oil/any other essential oil you like

  • Nishu

    Can u plz suggest me list of mild shampoo’s in India as m unable to get 1. M suffering 4m extreme hairfall.

    plz do reply.

    Regards.

    • Oindrila

      Hi, can try Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo. :)

  • Gazala

    Hii Can you tell me which shampoo is better.. Soul Tree or The body shop??

    • Oindrila

      Hi, both are good, can try Soul Tree first

  • Shreya

    Excellent post!! The natural treatments given here are superb especially the aromatic oils and regular oil mix recipe works really well. I will bookmark your post for a second read, as it is very informative.

  • jianna

    hey oindrila m suffering from severe hairfall since 3 months that results in widening of my parts..only thing i want to ask is,wheni oiland massage my hair they break even more may b thats cz hair roots r really weak n m literally scared in massaging them as they come out in handfulls after that..so is there any other way of applying oil???

    • Oindrila

      Hi,

      Right now don’t massage your scalp vigorously as your hair roots are weak.Make partings and put few drops of oil, lengthwise and comb out with a wooden comb. This will make sure that the oil spreads out without massaging.Can even soak a cotton ball in oil and apply along the partings. I hope this helps :)

      • jianna

        thanx a lot oindrila….

        • Oindrila

          My pleasure :)

  • Oindrila

    Thanks so much for the appreciation :)

  • Vaibhav

    HI,
    Actually my head scalp/skin is too oily. Is their any measure to reduce the hair problems without depending on oils. Most of the remedies mentioned uses oil in some way or the another. Then what should people with oily hair/skin type do? I am just 20 and the hair fall/thinning is getting escalated day by day. Some suggestion would be much appreciated.

  • sonali

    Hi,
    I am sonali 29 years old. I am suffering from severe hair fall since 6 months. i have too much dandruff and hair roots are very weak. i will try the homemade egg + green tea remedy which is mentioned above. please suggest me good shampoo, conditioner and oil.

    • Oindrila

      Try paraben and sls sles free shampoos. There are brands like Organic Surge, Soul Tree, The Body Shop that you can choose from. For the oil, try the DIY I have mentioned in the article :)

    • Ankit Mittal

      satniquie shampoo is a good choice

  • gingerpops

    It’s all very well saying that hair colouring is bad for hair. Tough!
    No Way I am going to go grey, it looks old.

    • Oindrila

      Yeah tough, can try henna as an option. Take care :)

  • zuweria

    hhh

    • Oindrila

      ??

  • vasu

    Hello , i’m 27 male , dry hair , graying of hair started (5-10%),mild itching
    —————
    i have ordered “Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo” (mild shampoo)
    suggest me some conditioner for my hair ?

    —————-
    i like to use the 13th Tip (can men follow this tip?)

    i got Castor Oil ,Aroma Magic Stimulate Oil,Aroma Magic Lavender Oil, i don’t have access to rest could you suggest alternative oils (almond, coconut)

    (how about khadi sweet almond oil, Parachute 100% Pure Coconut Oil)
    ——————

    is there any home remedy for graying ?

    ———

    • Ankit Mittal

      take 1 spoon of Amla Churna regular and see the result jst in 1 month

  • Raj

    Hi Oindrila,

    Male 24 iam facing too much of hairfall have been trying many dhathri oil from quite some time but it dint workout . i recently read an article where it was written using green tea with coconut oil is good ……Just wanted to know does it really works ….how can i judge what kind of scalp iam having and what remedy will be more effective ….please help..

  • Pratibha

    i m 29 & facing too much of hair loss my hairs were long & strong but from last few years they have been very thin & my scalp can be seen now a days please help me

  • jaya

    thanks for the useful information,can u suggest me mild anti hair fall shampoo,currently i am using himalaya anti hair fall shampoo,but it wont work.

    • oindy

      Hi, Soul Tree triphala shampoo is a good option. There are many brands Organic surge, rustic art etc. Any paraben free, sls/sles free shampoo should be good.

  • Adi

    Hello Oindrila

    First of all, thank you so much for this post.

    I am suffering from dandruff problem (severe), I think it’s seborrheic dermatitis which I think is the main reason of hairfall.

    My scalp is OILY.

    On alternate days, I put oil at night and wash it in the morning and on other days I put onion juice in the morning for 1hr and wash it with shampoo.

    I am using Khadi Neem Shampoo daily and Khadi Conditioner.

    But problem is, it’s been more than 5-6 months, dandruff reduced but still there.

    I have already lost front hair, now I am loosing crown area hairs as well.

    1) Should I change my shampoo and go with:
    Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo OR Soultree
    Triphala Hair Revitalizing

    2) Can I use oil or not, since my scalp is oily?
    3) Should I use onion juice daily?
    4) Can I put drops of onion juice on whole scalp instead of only on bald area?

    Please suggest, I really need your help asap.

    Thanks

    Regards

    • oindy

      Hi,
      Yes I would suggest you to change your shampoo. Go for anything that is paraben and sls/sles free. You can use oil even on an oily scalp and can apply onion juice on the entire scalp. And it can be used daily. There are some helpful posts here at stylecraze that will give you remedies for dandruff. Do have a look and hope your problem is solved soon. All the best.

      • Adi

        Please suggest shampoo for me..

        • oindy

          Ask their customer care whether the shampoo is sls/sles free. If yes, then use it. Many brands won’t mention the full list of ingredients on the list. I can just give my suggestion. It’s up to you to choose. Thanks.

          • Adi

            Which shampoo would you suggest taking into account dandruff, hairfall and thin hair:

            1) Organic Shine
            2) Organic Volume
            3) Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh

      • Èŕ Ňegi

        from we get onion.juice????

    • heroin

      wow…. now ly looking handsome

  • swati

    Hi….. my self Swati i m 22 years old,i am facing hair fall problem from last 6 month please suggest how to reduce hair fall problem or is there any suggestion that again my hair get thick & strong…..

    • Oindrila

      Hi,
      You can use the natural remedies suggested above.

  • Riya puri

    Hi ankita diz is riya,my hairs doesn’t have volume and are too thin.i would like to take your suggestion.i do apply egg white mix with olive oil and honey once in a week but cant se ne result instead having worse effect as my hairs are getting thinner and thinner.plz plz help me to get out of this problem…

    • Oindrila

      You can use the natural remedies suggested in the article.

  • blahs

    I dont think eggs should be applied more than once in two weeks coz it makes your hair brittle….:)
    the rest of the post was really helpful…thanks a lot…:D

    • Oindrila

      Thank you :)

  • sanaya

    this site is gud but a box is appearing for rating in between is irrating me with which i cannot read the matter. so plz correct it

  • Ephizy

    HOW I GAIN BACK MY HAIR WITH THE HELP OF DR OPINGO.
    Thank you once again Dr OPINGO i now have long and thick hair that people always love and cherish, some years ago i fell sick and my hair were cut off, after the illness i try all my possible best to bring back my natural hair no way.But i am eating very well. I have ask so many question on internet on how to gain back my long and thick hair and i have also use so many chemical like antidruf contaning ketoconazo and tugain and many other chemical just to make sure i gain back my hair, i have follow so many advice online to bring back my hair and know one have work. I was online one day and i saw a testimony that Dr OPINGO help people to grow back their natural hair, i email him immediately and explain everything about how i loose my hair, DR OPINGO told me not to worry that i am on the right place to have my hair back, and DR ask me to send my information to start growing the hair i was so surprise because i never believe this will work, after doing what DR ask my to do i was so surprise after three weeks my natural hair start to grow more than before, and now i have a very long and thick natural hair, friends i will advice you to meet this good DR, nothing i have not done but when i email DR my story was change you can reach DR email(alterofcandletemple05@gmail.com).

    • Saloni Chellani

      the email is invalid. please provide a valid email.

  • Ephizy

    i want to share my testimony on how i gain my nature hair back in just three weeks: i had very thick curly hair.i straightened my hair 2 yr ago.they after some time started 2 fall out.i also having dandruff problem all d time, before i used shampoo called antidruf containing ketoconazole and tugain 2%(minoxidil) have stopped using chemical one year ago.but still i am loosing a lots of hair everyday and my hair has become so thin. when a friend of my visit me and i explain how i lose my hair every day, she told me she was having the same problem 3 months ago and he contacted DR OPINGO online, i please with grace and she gave me DR OPINGO email, i email him immediately and explain about my hair to him, he told me not to worry that he is going to help me out.After DR OPINGO have prepared the spell cream i use for good three weeks my hair grow fast and was very thick, all my girl friends love and cherish my hair thank you DR you can contact his email at: (alterofcandletemple05@gmail.com) his cream will make your hair grow fast and thicker.

    • Saloni Chellani

      hi.. i m a 22 year old girl. i read your above msg and wanted to have Dr. OPINGO’s website as i m unable to get thru the mail.

      I am facing severe hair fall n hair thinning problem.

      PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME???

    • Saloni Chellani

      Dear Dr.,

      I am 22 year old girl and have severe hair fall and hair thinning problem, which worsens with the use of oil or any other products. I read about your cream. Please give me your website details or any other details so that I can contact you.

      thank you!

  • Zinnia

    Hi there,
    I just read your blog its very informative :) I have alopecia problem i have tried many things but all i think is every doctor wants to sell their oil so they just recommend their own. I don’t know what to do :( really worried any advice?

    Thanks :)

    • pawan

      I want to advice you that.. Please consult any skilled homoeopathic doctor, before three year i had also suffering from this situation. Now i can feel your condition. so take your time. good luck.

      • Oindrila

        Hi,
        You can use the natural remedies suggested above.

  • hema

    my hair is reducing day by day myscalps is also looking

    • Oindrila

      Hello,
      You can use the natural remedies suggested above.

  • ananya

    hi i’m juz 23 n my hair fall is extreme… i m so much worried abt my hair .it is reducing day by day n scalp is seen nw wat im doin nw plz suggest me?

    • Oindrila

      Hi,
      You can use the natural remedies suggested above. Drink lots of water and eat fresh green veggies and fruits as well.

  • sameera khatoon

    hi,i am 27years old and i had 3 children,i lost my hairs so much.and the hairs has become white.suggest me some good shampoo and good oil for my hairs. i am eagerly waiting for your reply.and there is lot of dandruff in my hairs with that effect there r pimples on my face.

    • Moinuddin

      The only shampoo free of chemicals is the Johson’s Baby Oil and Shampoo. Therefore, to avoid chemicals on your hair use this oil and shampoo. It’s costlier than other shampoos but chemical free and goes through a lot of tests before getting into the market

      • Vaseem

        You are wrong. It contains the same ingredients as any other shampoo. Open your eyes, see the list. It contains the most harmful ingredient – SLS. No shampoo containing SLS can be ever gentle. It’s a gimmick marketing and the consumer has been brilliantly tricked and fooled with an active commercial support of the “doctors”, who are no more than qualified quacks.

    • Oindrila

      Hi,

      Plz refer to this post http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/curry-leaves-to-prevent-hair-loss/ Also you can try the natural remedies suggested in my post

  • harshitha

    hi,
    i have straightened my hairs 1 week back .now i started loosing my hairs .please suggest something to reduce hair fall

    • Oindrila

      Hi,
      You can use the natural remedies suggested above. Drink lots of water and eat fresh green veggies and fruits as well.

      • Navdeep

        Oindrila, is there any other way to ask help from you, not sure if you would reply here… I am 24 and was facing hair fall, I consulted doc and he suggested hairbless, hairfall has almost stopped now but I have thin hair and not as thick and dense hair as I used to have. Smell of onion paste would be very difficult to withstand, I am an indian, may you please suggest what remedy I shall try? There are so many written here that I am confused which one to use!! Please help me?

    • soujanya rao

      hey, using the natural remedies as listed above are useful but if u want a fast growth in the result of ua hair falling so use capigro its really useful as i am using it…

      • nikita

        hello soujanya. can u please tell me where can we get capigro. i am out of india.

    • Abhishek Ray

      There is no comparison of herbal treatment to prevent hair fall. Indian herbs like bringaraj, chanaka, bilva, neem, amla, methi are very powerful stimulator of hair growth. All these powerful herbal ingredients are herbal available in Flipkart.com or Amazon.in which not only stop hair fall, rather helps to grow new hair.

  • Myra

    I have tried everything new that came in the market & I was really not happy with the results. picky…I have read a lot of good comments about the hair loss below and tried them. I can tell u that i do see a difference in the growth and health of the hair after using them.

    Thanks for sharing it was very helpful. Good Quality and well explained..:)

    • Oindrila

      Thank you :) 😀

  • Valentine Fernandes

    hello
    m having severe hair fall.. and with oil it worsens.. my hair has reduced to 3/4 of what it was initially.. m getting married soon.. plz help.. :(

    • Oindrila

      You can have 2-3 almonds everyday. Soak them overnight and remove the peels in the morning and eat them. You can also try the natural remedies (onion juice, DIY hair oil recipe) etc suggested above.

  • Evonne Johnsons

    Try kesha kalyani from Sri Lanka worked well for me and my dad.Really effective hair oil that I have ever found.
    Hard to find but can find in ebay.

    • Johns

      Yes thats the best treatment as hair loss prevention

    • sasmeensa

      yes this is the best treatment among 6 products which I have used

    • Oindrila

      Thank you for sharing :)

  • Jerusha

    Hi…i m jerusha here…i m juz 14….me n my mum are havin te the same problem…both of us did hair straitening….since tat…our hair drop a lot….plz tell me wat shampoo to use and….wat is the best way to do treatment for this problem…plz help us…
    Plz reply me..thankiew..!!

    • Oindrila

      Hi,
      You can use the natural remedies suggested above. Drink lots of water and eat fresh green veggies and fruits as well. You can refer to this post http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/curry-leaves-to-prevent-hair-loss/ You can also try the natural remedies (onion juice, DIY hair oil recipe) etc suggested above. Use any paraben-free shampoo available in the market.

  • Daffny

    Really amazing product,love it.

    best solution for hair falling.

    nothing can beat SL HANDY HAIR

    I used so many products… nothing give results as SL HANDY HAIR bought from Ebay think manufacturing in Sri lanka…

    • Shawn

      I have a good experience with SL HANDY HAIR oil which is from Sri Lanka very hard to find we found sometimes can find in EBAY. me and my dad got rid from hair falling permenantly. now both of us have thicken hair.

      • nikita

        hello can u please tell me where can we get SL HANY HAIR. i have severe hair fall

    • evonne

      I love it really effective amazing

    • sasmeensa

      amazing product highly recommended..

    • Emy

      very happy

    • sasmeensa

      Thanks for the information.

    • aamya

      thanks for sharing

    • ballo

      use casia herbal products for hair u will feel better and safer

  • Ajit Asthana

    None of the products listed above are as great as the Segals Solutions. Segals Solutions is a professional, proven treatment product unlike most of the cosmetic products referred in the post. Minoxidil has dangerous side-effects. My experience proves there’s nothing better than Segals. See their ingredients – I couldn’t get any other product that is even nearer Segals

  • Anonymous

    nice… informative…

  • Tammy

    Hi Oindrila,

    How often should I do the egg yolk and green tea method and can I stop using it after my hair loss get better? Where did you get your Tresumme hair fall defense shampoo? I couldn’t find it anywhere.

    Thanks,
    Tammy

  • Shweta

    Very detailed and informative article. Home remedies should be your first line of defence. But if these don’t work or are too cumbersome, then Regen hair vitalizer is a good option.

  • http://.......... pramod

    All r very good nd infomtv articles on hair loss nice

  • Johns

    Onion juice hair fall solution is cheap and very effective it worked well on me.
    with that Drinking a lot water,eating fruits and vegetable and using natural Aloevera gel also can help to stop hair falling.

    I tried many hair fall solutions and non of them were worked for me Finally I found a really effective hair fall treatment “SL HANDY HAIR”
    Used this around 3 months and got my hair totally recovered.
    Hope this will help you guys to get a natural healthy hair..

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thank you Ni, for sharing your wonderful experience with us :-)

  • nikita

    hellp can u tell me how can i get amiri cream since i m out of india.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Yi Hui, tying your hair in tight ponytail or braid and parting hair at the same section may weaken the roots and cause hair fall. Go for a hot oil massage treatment, once in a week or you can also apply raw onion juice to combat baldness. Try loose braids and also side parting to cover the bald area.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ram, washing hair on a daily basis can harm your hair than doing any good. Massaging hair and scalp regularly with oil such as olive oil or almond oil will promote hair growth.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rakshitha, an oily scalp can be caused by overactive sebaceous glands on the scalp. An oily scalp can lead to hair loss and dandruff. There are a variety of shampoos for treating oily scalp, dandruff and hair loss. Shampoos that contain ketoconazole or selenium sulfide help fight the infections that cause seborrheic dermatitis and malassezia, which can lead to hair loss. Organic and natural shampoos can also help for hair loss. Herbs such as rosemary, chamomile, thyme, lavender, aloe vera, jojoba, jasmine and pomegranate, found in organic shampoos, are gentle, safe and effective. If you believe that you are suffering from hair loss, contact your doctor to find the best treatment for your oily scalp. Certain illnesses or medications may be causing your oily scalp and hair loss. Inadequate nutrition, diets lacking in B vitamins, zinc or good fats can lead to hair loss.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Suyash, baldness and thinning of hair may cause due to genes, stress, hormonal imbalances, incorrect hair products etc. To avoid thinning of hair make few lifestyle changes like eat more protein, omega 3’s, take biotin supplements, take up regular hair massage. You can consider a hair growth treatments by consulting a dermatologist.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Jyoti, despite trying out the remedies too, if you still face hair fall then it would be advisable to consult a trichologist and get a thorough check up done.