How to Stop Hair Fall

Hair fall or hair loss can be caused by a variety of triggers such as a mineral deficiency, diet, stress, medications, pollution or genetics. Wearing caps or helmets can also encourage hair loss. Whatever the reason for hair fall, it is important to stop this problem so that hair can grow back. The more baldness progresses the harder it is to fix the problem. Outlined below are a few methods that men and women can use to help prevent hair fall.


How to Stop Hair Fall

1. Get Enough Nutrition

It's very important to get enough nutrition from your diet or supplements for a head of hair both full and healthy.



Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids nourish the cell membranes in the scalp as well as the follicles to promote healthy hair growth. These acids also encourage elasticity in the hair so it is less likely to break.


Zinc encourages a healthy scalp and helps to regulate hormones which control the oil-secreting glands on the scalp. Avoid overdoing zinc intake as this will also raise testosterone levels leading to hair loss. People need around 11mg a day to see the right effects.


Eating too little protein can weaken the hair and cause it to turn gray. Eating naturally occurring proteins including vegetarian sources can help prevent this.


Iron helps the body produce healthy blood cells that can deliver oxygen throughout the body. If the scalp does not get a sufficient oxygen supply it can limit hair growth.

Vitamins A and C

Both of these vitamins help the body produce sebum, the oil from the follicles that conditions the hair. Vitamin C can also encourage the body’s use of iron. You should not take more than 15,000 IU of vitamin A each day (5000 IU for men) because excessive amounts of this vitamin can cause hair loss.


Magnesium is used in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Deficiencies of magnesium can cause hair loss in both men and women.


This is a trace element the body uses to produce selenoproteins which are essential to maintaining the metabolism, DNA synthesis, reproduction and immunity. It can also be used to stimulate the hair follicles to encourage growth. A deficiency of selenium can cause the hair follicles to grow abnormally and cause hair loss.

2. Try Topical Remedies



Essential Oils

Massaging the scalp for a few minutes each day with a few drops of bay, sesame, almond or lavender essential oils can promote good circulation and maintain follicle activity.

Hot Oils

Any natural oils including canola, safflower or olive oil can be applied to the scalp to prevent hair loss. Warm the oil, but do not allow it to get hot then apply it to your hair. Wear a shower cap to keep the oil in place for around an hour before shampooing the hair. You can also use mayonnaise to condition the hair.

Garlic, Onion or Ginger Juice

Do not combine garlic, ginger or onion juice. Select one remedy, place the juice on your hair overnight and then wash your hair in the morning.

Rangoli Henna

This green colored powder should feel similar to talc. Rubbing this powder into your hair can seal your cuticles to keep the root and hair shaft strong.

Green Tea

Green tea is very high in antioxidants which can promote growth and keep your hair strong. Brew two bags of green tea in a cup of water, then place it on your hair for about an hour. Rinse your hair carefully afterward.

Potatoes and Rosemary

Boil potatoes with rosemary on the stove, then train the liquid and use it each day to rinse your hair after washing.

3. Practice Hair Care Properly

  • Limit Using Heating Tools. Constantly heating or drying your hair weakens the proteins which can make your hair fragile and brittle, and therefore more likely to fall out and break. Minimizing your use of hot curlers, hair dryers, straighteners, hot brushes, hair fasteners or chemical treatments can help your hair stay in place. Naturally drying your hair is much healthier for your hair compared to drying with an electronic dryer.
  • Cut Back on Dying. Coloring your hair more than every 6-8 weeks can damage your hair. It is also better to opt for partial coverage rather than dying all of your hair. It is much healthier not to dye your hair at all, even if it is going gray.
  • l Style Your Hair Properly. Styling your hair by pulling it tight with elastic or clips on a daily basis can cause your hair to fall out. Tight ponytails, braids plaits and the like can be safe if they are performed properly. Winding your hair around rollers to style it can also make it more likely that your hair will fall out.
  • Wash Your Hair Gently. Washing your hair can help you prevent hair loss because keeping the scalp clean reduces your risk of infections and other damage that can make your hair fall out. When you do wash you should use a mild shampoo to avoid stressing your hair. Clean hair can also get more volume during styling which will make you look like you have more hair.
  • Don’t Brush Wet Hair. Brushing your hair when it is wet increases your risk that you will snap off hairs. If you are brushing your hair while it is wet, use a wide toothed comb and avoid combing your hair often so you can prevent damage to your scalp and hair. If you have a tangle in your hair, loosen it with your fingers rather than a brush.