- Eat ghee every day
- Add fenugreek seeds to kadhi or khichdi
- Iron-rich Aliv seeds can reduce hair loss during monsoons
Hair loss is one of the most common problems people face during monsoons. Moisture during monsoons can make your scalp oily. This will result in more head baths than usual, which can deplete your hair of its moisture. This in turn gives you dull hair, dandruff, and hair loss. Adhering to proper monsoon hair care regimen can help reduce this. There are also some nutritional tips that can target monsoon hair loss. The prominent nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar gives some more tips in one of her last Insta posts.
Hair Loss During Monsoons: How Diet Can Help
Diwekar suggests the following tips to help manage hair loss during the rainy season.
1. Fenugreek seeds
Take some warm coconut oil and add fenugreek seeds to it. Let the oil cool down. Massage it onto your scalp and leave it on overnight. You can also add fenugreek seeds to kadhi or khichdi. "Alternatively, you can use it in Tadka for vegetables like pumpkin or to flavor your raita. The Methi Dana is particularly useful when it comes to hormone-related hair loss (PCOD, etc.) as it improves the insulin response," writes Diwekar in their contribution.
Also Read: Hair Care Tips: Take 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in the morning for thick, shiny, and healthy hair
2. Garden cress seeds
Also known as living seeds, these seeds can help control hair loss even if linked to chemotherapy. You can soak live seeds in milk overnight. These iron-rich seeds can also be added to coconut laddoos with a little ghee.
A small pinch of nutmeg and some live seeds can be added to the milk. Drink it before bed. It supplies you with vitamin B6, folic acid and magnesium and thus prevents hair loss.
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Other ingredients that may be helpful
- Make sure you include ghee in your diet. It contains essential fats that can nourish your hair and scalp.
- Turmeric is the natural spice that has immunity-boosting properties. It can help prevent disease and keep you disease free.
- Eat a bowl of cottage cheese every day. Quark can also be applied topically to the hair for natural nutrition. Quark supplies your intestines with good bacteria. It improves digestion and supports stronger immunity.
Also read: Cottage cheese or yogurt: which is healthier and better for weight loss?
(Rujuta Diwekar is a nutritionist and lives in Mumbai.)
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