VIDEO 1 Avoid heat treatments Heat treatments will weaken your hair proteins and make it brittle and fragile. This includes the use of hair dryers, hot irons, hot curlers, hot brushes and hair straighteners. These gadgets can sometimes burn your scalp and this can lead to permanent damage to hair follicles. 2 Avoid perming Perming refers to chemically straightening or curling your hair for styling reasons. Both of these treatments will damage your hair in the long run. These treatments making your hair dull, dry, and brittle, which will lead to hair loss. Perming treatment basically works by breaking down your natural hair bonds and reforming it in a different way to straighten or curl your hair. 3 Minimize dyes and chemicals Regular or frequent use of hair colors can severely damage your hair in the long run. If you do color your hair, give at least 4 to 6 weeks break between each session. If you do not mind the gray, then it is more friendly to your hair than coloring it using chemicals. 4 Avoid bleaching Bleaching is a process through which you allow chemicals to penetrate your hair cuticles. These chemicals will alter the structure of your hair and make it more prone to damage. This will make your hair weaker and can lead to hair breakage and hair loss. 5 Don’t pull your hair tight Some hairstyles demand tight pulling and elastics or clips which puts too much stress on the hair roots. Tight ponytails, cornrows, tight braids, etc.. can lead to hair loss when done regularly. Hair loss due to these reasons is completely preventable by avoiding these hairstyles. 6 Mild Shampoos Washing your hair with shampoo helps to keep your hair and scalp clean, which combats hair loss. But never shampoo your hair every single day. This can strip your hair of its natural oils make it dry. Try to wash your hair every other day instead and make use of a mild shampoo. 7 Choose the right shampoo for your hair type Getting the right shampoo for your hair type will go a long way in keeping your hair and scalp healthy. Try to experiment with different options you got and find out makes your hair feel better. If you have dandruff or colored hair, then use shampoos specifically manufactured for it. Protein enhanced shampoos and conditioners boost hair volume by filling in the gaps on the hair shaft, they don’t repair damaged hair. 8 Look for these ingredients while purchasing a shampoo Avoid shampoos that contain sulfate, parabens, and sulfonate. Lookout for the ones that contain, Isethionate or Glucoside and water. Chemicals used in mild shampoos include sulfosuccinates, sultans, amphoacetate, silicones, guar, and polyquaterniums. 9 Get a good hairbrush The way you brush your hair can influence your hair condition and hair health. Opt for a brush made from natural fibers, and always brush from underside out and not top down. Avoid brushing your hair while its wet, use a comb instead. Be gentle while brushing, don’t pull too hard. 10 Try Scalp massage A scalp massage with a nourishing oil will increase blood circulation to scalp and hair follicles. Increase in blood circulation means more nutrient supply to hair follicles and increased hair growth. Apart from strengthening your hair, a scalp massage will relax your mind and free your stress. 11 Consume a lot of iron-rich foods Iron deficiency can lead to anemia and it potentially increases your chances of hair loss. Ensure you include iron-rich foods in your regular diet to avoid this. Red meat, chicken, fish, broccoli, spinach, and kale are some common sources of iron. 12 Eat enough protein Protein deficiency can lead to weak and dry hair and ultimately leads to hair loss. Adequate protein provides amino acids that strengthen your hair. Always include large enough quantities of protein-rich foods in your daily diet. 13 Vitamin C for hair loss Your body needs vitamin-C to absorb iron. So try to combine it with iron-rich foods. Vitamin-C will strengthen the capillaries and your hair roots. Rich sources of Vit-C include citrus fruits, broccoli, baked potatoes, and tomatoes. 14 Omega-3 fatty acid for hair loss Omega-3 fatty acids keep your hair healthy and prevent it from getting dry and brittle They ensure your scalp and hair are properly hydrated. You need to source it from external sources such as fish, flaxseeds, nuts, walnuts etc… 15 Biotin for hair loss Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin-B, which your hair needs the most. Deficiency of biotin will make your hair brittle and lead to hair loss. Rich sources of biotin are whole grains, liver, egg white, walnuts, soy flour, and yeast.