Monday, 22 April 2013

Hairy issues sorted!!!!

First request for my blog.....I have to honour that! So here we go......

Have you ever wondered why that friend or office colleague has thick lush lustrous hair while yours are as limp and dry as coconut husk.....what's worse is that you can even spot a bald patch creeping its way into your already dwindling mane. Unfair!!! Isn't it? I agree.....but you can't compete with genetics. But that I mean that some of us have beautiful thick hair in our genes and are thus blessed with it....and some of us just have to struggle all our lives to just have passable quality tresses.
I belong to the second unfortunate kind. To top that I was very careless with my hair all my life. But then post 30 I started seeing a horrible change in my hair quality.....and the widening gap between the hair roots freaked me out. That's when I did a lot of research and came up with a daily regime that benefited me immensely. I don't claim that I have hair shampoo modelling variety hair now but I definitely am not losing hair at the rate I was and there is a regrowth. 
Few things to consider; male pattern baldness is inevitable if it runs in your family but it can be offset for some time with a healthy diet and exercise.
Women with hair fall issues that run in the family can also benefit a lot from these dietary and lifestyle changes.
Nothing is set in stone, every body reacts differently to everything. If your problem is severe there is no shame in considering help of a medical specialist.
And if nothing else works and you miss the thick mop of hair from your early days, there is always hair transplant, albeit very expensive and needs to be researched properly.
Changes I made in my life to sort out my hairy issues:
I included omega 3 fatty acids in my diet. Earlier I would eat two table spoons of flax seeds or alsi ke beej every morning with a glass of warm water. This would give me fatty acids and a boost of vitamins and minerals. Later I switched to omega 3 fatty acid capsules ( 1x 1000mg) of fish oil for convenience. This has helped tremendously. 
Apart from this I also included some multi vitamins in my daily routine. I consulted my doctor for it. He prescribed me the ones he thought were suitable for my age and requirements. 
The bumped up the protein content of my diet. Mornings for me mean a couple of egg whites scrambled with one yolk or a chaat of moong daal and chana daal sprouts cooked with little oil and onion and tomatoes. 100 gms of paneer simply sprinkled with salt and pepper and roasted on the non stick pan also makes a great protein packed breakfast.
For the super busy people......try downing a glass of non fat milk every morning before rushing for work......we all know it takes exactly 10 seconds and ten gulps to do that. So your excuses won't work. And while you are in the kitchen please grab a few almonds to munch on. A daily consumption of 5 to 6 almonds can do you a whole lot of good.
Although I am not sure of the science behind it but I think oiling your hair regularly does help. Even if you indulge in an oil massage just an hour before your head can feel the softness in your hair post the bath.
Exercise is important too as that increases the supply of blood and oxygen to your hair roots.
And here comes the rest of blah blah.....protect your hair from harsh sun, harsh products, heat styling, stress, wash regularly, don't tie with tight rubber bands or clips, get regular trims, try deep conditioning either at home or at salon once a month at least...etc etc etc.
Hope all this worked on me.....I see no reason for it not working on you all. And frankly it is not that tough to do it.
Stay fit and stay healthy....:)