It is normal to see few strands when you brush your hair. But when you lose a clump of hair, that is something that you should be starting to realise that there is something that your body wants you to do. One of the common reason for hair loss is an unhealthy lifestyle and wrong choice of beauty products. Some got thinner hair when they have too much stress, some because of genes. To prevent hair loss, here are some of the natural ways you can do to keep your hair healthy.

1. Practice Healthy Eating Habits

A healthy diet has an important role in the health of our hair. Foods that are rich in vitamins especially iron, folic acid, and vitamin B may contribute to the health of your hair. As hair is made of protein, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making hair strong and healthy. If you are not consuming the right amount of protein in your diet, your hair is expected to become dry, prone to breakage and weak. A very low protein diet may cause restricted hair growth. Choose chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs as excellent sources of protein along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts.

Also, include iron-rich vegetables in your diet to promote healthy blood circulation in your body. Vitamin C can also help you get that shiny hair you always wanted. Vitamin C promotes the absorption of iron so, foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in conjunction with iron-rich foods. Foods that are rich in Omega 3 will also help you boost the glossiness of your hair. Studies show that presence of Omega 3 fatty acid is found in the cells that line the scalp, providing oils that makes your hair shiny and moisturised. Speaking of oils, Vitamin A has a big role in producing the necessary amount of sebum under your hair follicles. It serves as the natural scalp and hair moisturiser. Without it, a person can get an itchy and dry scalp. Zinc and Selenium are also good for your hair. And last but not the least is biotin-rich foods such as whole grains, liver, egg yolk, soy flour, and yeast.

2. Manage and reduce your stress levels

Stress can shock the hair follicles and cause them to stop producing. So avoid stress as possible to keep your hair away from severe hair loss. There are many ways you can do to reduce the levels of stress. You can just avoid the things that can make you stress. When you feel troubled, close your eyes and inhale slowly through your nose. Hold your breath for a second, then let the air out through your mouth. Imagine yourself in a peaceful place, such as a forest or the beach, or play soft music as you relax.

3. Keep your Hair Moisturised

There are many natural moisturisers that you can use for your hair. Amongst the many over the counter products is VCO. Virgin coconut oil has been used by many to promote healthy hair due to its natural moisturising capability and antibacterial properties. Not only it helps you keep hair moisturised but it can also help fix damaged brittle hair.

4. Brush Gently

When you brush your hair, it is important to take it gently to avoid sudden hair breakage especially if your hair is prone to breakage.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe is commonly known to promote hair growth. Try to use it during bath time. Apply aloe in your scalp and massage your scalp gently while applying. Let it stay for a few minutes or until you feel that your scalp starts to tingle. Wash it with warm water.

6. Do not forget to condition after Shampoo

There are many among us who neglect to condition our hair after shampoo. It is important to take note that when you wash your hair with shampoo, you are at the same time washing away the natural oils that make your hair soft and shiny. To replenish the lost oils, use hair conditioner always every time you wash your hair. You can use over the counter products or you can do your own conditioner made from natural ingredients.

There are many things that cause thinning of hair or hair loss. But with all the tips and guides discussed above, we hope you get shinier, bouncy hair you always love.