Hair is every woman’s best friend because they boost their confidence, they shape a woman’s beauty in a sexy yet simple manner. Having healthy, thick, luscious hair is more like a dream especially when the hormonal changes hit in. Though hair loss is one such problem that will definitely happen no matter what because if you visit a dermatologist, he or she will say that losing about 50-100 hair in a day is quite normal and every woman loses that much. But at times the hair loss becomes too much which again becomes difficult to bring under control. We have heard some women say that bringing their hair loss under control right after they have hit menopause, or given birth or are pregnant has become an impossible job. Nonetheless, hair loss is no less than a disease but there is or rather there are cures for the same.
Out of an extensive research on what the top Dermatologists have to say about hair loss, we have thought together a few steps on how you can control your hair loss due to hormonal imbalance: –
Food rich in phytoestrogens
When you include food that is rich in phytoestrogens the hormonal imbalance reduces and the problem of hair fall also reduces. Consume soy and flax seeds because it has the right quantity of Phytoestrogens. You have to eat them on a daily basis to see a change.
Know about herbs
To balance the hormones herbs are the perfect cure. It can be classified into two different categories. One being the Phytoestrogens and the other is the non-phytoestrogens. Herbs that are phytoestrogenic have an estrogen compound that is plant-based. When you consume these herbs the estrogens are added to your body and which causes the body to stop producing them. Herbs are extremely beneficial as they maintain the balance of hormones no matter the age but you should be conscious while consuming these herbs as they are high in estrogen.
This herb here is the oldest remedy to balance the imbalance of hormones. Get acquainted with it for this will help you get through the problems of hair fall.
Take the ayurvedic path
Eclipta Alba or commonly known as Bhringraj is one of the best ways to have the desired, lustrous hair that you want. It will not only maintain the balance that is required but also rejuvenate your scalp and help to get back the hair you have lost. The Bhringraj oil is easily available in the market, simply heat some oil in a bowl and massage it on your scalp.
Drink, drink and drink a lot of water
Whenever you can drink some water. Doctors advise to carry a bottle of water whenever you are out. The majority portion of your body is made of water so water is the best medicine when you want to correct the balance of hormones. Make sure you have a glass of water the first thing in the morning to flush out the harmful substances and toxins from your body.
A good night’s sleep
Your body needs to sleep comfortably for a good seven hours to maintain the balance. It is nothing less than a therapy to sleep and relax. When you don’t have a fixed time to sleep the body finds it hard to adjust and that results in an I’m balance which causes several problems like hair loss, weight gain and other problems.
Consumption of fishes that are found in cold water
Mackerel, salmon, tuna and herring are fishes that are rich in alpha-linoleic acid. This acid helps in the production and balance of hormones in your body and also aids to the growth of hair.
The touch of perennial herbaceous flowering plant
Urtica Dioica or commonly known as the Stinging Nettle helps to stop the loss of hair caused by imbalance in the hormones. The leaves of this herb is rich in calcium, iron, silica and potassium. All these nutrients are essential for the growth of hair. You can drink a cup of tea where you brew the dry leaves of Stinging Nettle or use it to wash your hair.
A herb that has the power to increase cognition. It helps to stimulate and nourish the endocrine glands so that they produce the hormones in a better and natural way. The estrogen, testosterone and progesterone levels will be regulated once you use this herb.
Vitex or Chasteberry is that kind of a herb which doesn’t come under any category. Not only will it stop the problem of hair fall but other problems like acne, fibroids, fertility disorders, amenorrhea and endometriosis will be cured at the same time. You will sleep better and lactation will be improved.
This herb has the power to put you to sleep and has functions related to cognition. When you sleep better the imbalance in hormones will be dealt in a better way. You will see positive results in the loss of hair fall and your stress level will reduce too.
An age old product that is known as Lepidium Meyenii. It contains alkaloids, amino acids, minerals and vitamins. All of these work together to improve the endocrine system and maintain the hormonal system. It is a herb that falls in the non-phytoestrogenic category and reduces the problems related to hair loss.
Test your hair
By this we don’t mean that you will have to test it yourself, arrange for a meeting with a Dermatologist, take an appointment and let him know that you are shedding too much of hair than normal and get complete blood count, fasting glucose, thyroid, estrogen and testosterone as well as iron levels of your body checked. Because these can cause hair related problems. The one that is causing hair loss can then be treated individually in ways as prescribed by the doctor.
Exercising daily is very good for health and people who don’t exercise are generally seen suffering from various problems one among which is the imbalance of hormones. We don’t suggest you to do strenuous exercises if you are not an exercise person. But starting with simple exercises can be a good thing every morning or evening or even both. It will keep the hormonal changes under control. Exercises are known to keep the metabolism rate of your body normal and as you become a regular with the exercises you will notice the change.
Eat what is healthy
Exercise alone cannot help your body to be able to keep up with the pace of hormonal changes and increasing metabolism rate, it’s also the food you eat that makes your body and hair healthy. Consuming green vegetables that are rich in minerals, vegetables that have vitamin contents, fruits that are fresh and other food items like nuts and grains maintains a level of hormones which the body requires. Eating the right food also keeps you healthy. A person who has been suffering from too much of hair loss should make sure that their diet contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which is generally found in eggs, poultry, nuts and much more. Even regular intake of flax seeds and soy too are beneficial in maintaining the hormonal balance.
Change your lifestyle
If you have been taking medicines or therapies for your hair, still you see that the results aren’t noteworthy. Then chances are that it is your lifestyle which needs to be altered. Are you someone who leads a lethargic lifestyle? Or someone who has taken too much of stress? If you are any of the two then you need to change your habits as these account towards the hormonal imbalance. Stay Happy no matter what situation life puts you through. Expect less and give more. Try to find a solution to your problem other than stressing over it, nobody is going to come and solve it. Eating too much of junk food, smoking and drinking alcohol are also the possible reasons behind the same.
Sunlight, source of vitamin D
Other than consuming food items rich in Vitamin D you can also soak in some direct Vitamin D. The early morning sun is not too harsh whose rays would be too much to soak, it is appropriate enough to be in the sunlight for about 20 minutes so that your body gets Vitamin D right from the source. Vitamin D is known to curb the problem of hormonal imbalance in the body.
As we all know Basil Leaves have so much of medicinal properties in them, but hardly one knows that they treat hormonal imbalance as well. Eating basil leaves which are plucked right from the plants without anything else that too every day will bring the hormonal changes that the body goes through under control. They are good for the health of your hair as well.
Drink the fenugreek seeds
Yes, you can do that. Fenugreek seeds are rich in Phytoestrogen which will help to bring estrogen of your body in control as they are responsible in causing the hormonal imbalance. All you have to do is soak in some fenugreek seeds in hot water for some time. Then strain the seeds out and drink the water that remains. If you drink it daily you will notice how your hair grows back healthier and thicker.
Reduce the consumption of caffeine products
Someone who is addicted to tea and coffee is seen to face more hormonal imbalances in their body than someone who doesn’t intakes caffeine products. You can reduce the number of times you have tea or coffee in a day as too much of tea and coffee on a daily basis increases the production of hormones in the body.
Use coconut oil
Oiling your hair is very important if you want to stop hair loss as the scalp needs to be moisturized. You should oil your hair with coconut oil, massage it on your scalp and keep it overnight until you rinse your hair early morning.
The above-mentioned ways on what to adopt and what to avoid play key role in treating the issue of hormonal imbalance in one’s life and in stopping the hair loss because of the same.