A winter boost for hair

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CHANGING SEASON: Hair loss can become more apparent.

THAT natural, healthy summer glow has long faded and our thoughts turn to wrapping up for the winter months.

Everyone sheds hair everyday but for men, and sometimes women, it can become noticeably thinner the older you get.

There are also genetic or hormonal reasons why some people may lose more hair than others or why some experience a sudden increase. It can also become more apparent during the change of season but experts say they are not 100 per cent clear on the reasons why. But there are some things you can do to try and minimise hair loss and give your locks a boost.

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Try an essential oil massage that can be done quickly and easily at home. Massage boosts the circulation in the scalp and keeps follicles active. Lavender oil in an almond or sesame oil base is a good natural choice.

If oils are not to hand, egg is also believed to be a good treatment. Massage in the egg oil and leave overnight before washing off with a mild shampoo. Continued weekly use can help prevent hair fall and some even believe it helps prevent greying.  Aloe vera and coconut oil is also a good choice.

Lifestyle choices will also play an impact on how healthy and vibrant your hair is. Protein rich foods and foods high in Vitamin B12 will provide nutrients to strengthen hair and help prevent hair loss. Hair buddha.net say mix one egg with four drops of peppermint oil to give a more pleasant smell.

It is also important to look after the hair you have so, even though we are more prone to blowdrying in the winter, try and avoid excess heat on your hair or brushing it when too wet and never rub your hair vigorously with a towel as this can cause brittleness and dry ends.

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