Taking Care of Your Hair and Scalp

Now let’s talk about taking care of your scalp and your hair, both of which are vital if you
want to treat your hair loss. One way hair loss in women is different from men is that it is
less likely genetic, and more commonly related to the condition of your hair or scalp.
Men can also have hair loss from these reasons, but it is slightly less common. If you
don’t think you have a condition that is genetic, such as female pattern baldness, then
these care tips might be useful to you.

Treat Your Dandruff

To start with, treat any scalp conditions you have, such as dry and itchy scalp, or
dandruff. Dandruff might just be from the dry scalp, but it can also be from conditions
like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. When you have these conditions, they tend to
increase hair shedding and breakage from all the itching and buildup, so you should
treat them as soon as possible.

You can start with anti-dandruff shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or ketoconazole,
which are both antifungal ingredients to help get rid of the bacteria causing the buildup.
There are natural shampoos with these ingredients if you want something a little less

For some people, they see good results with tea tree oil on the scalp as well, but you
might still need a clarifying shampoo on a routine basis to get rid of the buildup and

Try a Coconut Oil Scalp Massage

Coconut oil and scalp massages really go hand-in-hand to improving your scalp and
hair condition. The scalp massage helps with hair loss by increasing blood flow to your
hair follicles, while the coconut oil can be nourishing for your scalp and condition your
hair at the same time. You do want to rinse the oil out after the massage though, as it
can cause more buildup and irritation on your scalp if left in.

Get Rid of the Heat Appliances

This may not be what you want to hear, but if you think your hair is damaged, that could
be the reason you have more breakage and hair fall. You should consider at least
reducing how much heat is applied to your hair, such as by letting your hair air dry
instead of using a blow dryer, and styling it on some days without using a straightener
or curly iron.

Use Essential Oils on Your Scalp

In addition to coconut oil, other oils can help dramatically with your scalp and hair loss,
including essential oils. These of course need to be diluted since they are too potent for
direct skin contact. You can dilute them with olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba
oil. Some essential oils that are great are:

Clary sage

Remember to be good to your scalp and always use gentle hair products, and you will
be helping to reduce how much hair is falling out.