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Hair Loss, Baldness

Common Sense Recommendations

It is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day.

Rinse your hair with a vinegar solution if you have dark hair or with diluted lemon juice if your hair is fair. This treatment gives the hair an extra shine.

Massage half a cup of warm olive oil or coconut oil well into the scalp after washing your hair. (To warm the oil, let it stand it in a bowl of hot water. Do not heat the oil on the stove.) Wrap your head in a towel, leave it there for a half hour, then shampoo again, and rinse. You can also use almond oil or jojoba oil for the massage. This increases circulation and encourage healthy hair growth.

Take a deep breath of fresh air. Inhale three times and hold the third breath. Massage the scalp and slowly exhale.

Include brown rice, bulgur, green peas, lentils, oats, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and walnuts in your diet. They are good sources of biotin. (Biotin is important for healthy hair and skin. It may even prevent hair loss in some cases.) Brewer's yeast is also a good source of biotin.

Avoid foods containing raw eggs. Raw eggs are high in a protein that binds biotin and prevents it from being absorbed. (Cooked eggs are OK.)

Lie head down on an inclined board fifteen minutes a day to allow the blood to reach your scalp. Massage your scalp daily for 5-10 minutes to stimulate circulation.

Use natural hair care products. You may be allergic to artificial ingredients found in some products.

Be gentle on the hair. Do not use a brush or fine- toothed comb. If practical, allow your hair to dry naturally rather than using a hair-dryer. 

After washing, towel your hair dry and then use your fingers to shake it gently. Avoid any styling until your hair is completely dry.

Keep the use of heated hair appliances to a minimum. Overusing them will damage the cuticle and leave your hair dry and brittle. 
Dis-entangle your hair only when it is completely dry. Hair is at it's weakest when it is wet and most pliable when it is damp, so trying to pull a comb or brush through it at this stage could result in damage to the hair. Use a conditioner; it helps to prevent the tangles from forming in the first place.

Minimize applications of hairspray, mousse or gel. These weaken the hair and dull its texture.

Chlorinated water or salt water can damage hair. Rinse the hair immediately after swimming. Shampoo as soon as possible. Use a good conditioning and moisturizing treatment before and after the application of the shampoo.

Use good-quality hair brushes and combs. Buy a pure bristle hairbrush. Before buying, make sure that the ends of the bristles are rounded, and not sharp, by tapping the brush against your hand. Harsh nylon bristles and sharp teeth may damage the hair and scalp.

Do not wash your hair every day. Most shampoos strip the hair of natural oils. Some conditioners leave an oily residue that sits on top of the hair, attracting dirt.

Use baby powder or fine talcum powder as a dry shampoo. Shake a small amount into the roots of the hair, leave for a minute, then brush it out thoroughly.

A hair analysis will show toxic levels of mercury and other harmful substances in the body that can cause hair loss.

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