Natural Treatment for Hairfall

hair fall solution

Remedies and tips to revive your hair

* Healthy Meals Help

A balanced diet with a strong emphasis on the daily intake of calcium and iron contributes to the growth and health of hair. A regular allowance of protein from lean meat products coupled with assorted grains, beans and dairy items play an important role in adding strength to one’s hair. Hair loss patients could also include in their diet, fish, which are rich sources of omega 3-fatty acids. These reduce inflammation and make the scalp healthy. A daily consumption of vitamin C which may easily be procured from fruits helps reduce hair breakage.

* Shampoo, not as often as you think

This goes without saying that one needs to wash their hair regularly, but how often they should shampoo mainly depends upon one’s scalp and hair type. Research has shown that there is little or no reason one should shampoo their hair everyday, for hair is a fibre and washing it daily will worsen its condition. Also, oils from the scalp do not travel down the hair quickly, so frequent shampooing would result in dry hair, which in turn makes them frizzy and unkempt. Daily shampooing could only be necessary for more oily scalps. Otherwise, all the other hair types, be they short, thin or straight can safely skip a day. Also, apply shampoo to the top of your hair and not to the ends, for this will dry them out.

* A hair on the head is worth two in the brush

Likewise, brushing one’s hair frequently would make your hair look worse. Try and exercise some control while combing your hair. Use a boar bristled brush for brushing your hair. It massages your scalp and helps circulate the oil from the roots to the tips of the hair, and thus prevents split ends. For brushing wet hair, use a comb with wide teeth so that the hair strands do not break. Also, avoid pulling through your hair. Instead, you may disentangle any knot you come across gently with your fingers.

* A little oil is good

Apply oil to your hair at least twice a week. This will moisturize the roots and tips, thereby preventing them from looking dull and unhealthy. You could also massage your scalp gently.

* Blow-dry is not worth a try!

Blow-drying and flat ironing of hair should be avoided as much as possible, for the heat just does not do them any good. Try to air dry them, instead of blow-drying. You should save your hair for blow-drying for special occasions only. Also, avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun.

* Bask in a mask

Try using a hair mask once a week. Wet your hair. Then put on the hair mask, and let it rest on your hair for at least ten minutes. Then rinse with cold water. This contributes to the vibrancy and health of one’s hair.

Easy recipes for some home-made hair masks

Egg Mask

  • Beat two eggs along with their yolks with two tablespoons of water.
  • Massage the hair with the mixture just made.
  • Keep it on for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off with a gentle shampoo.

Yogurt Mask

  • Beat an egg without its yolk until it is frothy.
  • Add about six tablespoons of yogurt to it.
  • Massage your hair with this concoction.
  • Let it rest on your hair for 15 to 30 minutes and wash out with a mild shampoo.

Milk and Honey Mask

  • Mix a tablespoonful of honey with a cup of full fat milk.
  • Apply the mixture on hair.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo after 15 minutes

 

“Your Body Has A Right Over You…”

Body has Right

Human beings are essentially made up of three basic parts: mind, soul and body. The human body not only comprises and connects the other two, it also depends on them. Taking care of the body would be incomplete without caring for the mind and the soul as well. Although the thought of caring for ourselves seems selfish in a way, it actually is not. Our own self is tied with many other lives. Allah (swt) created human beings in a way that makes it inevitable for them to be social. If you are sound and healthy, you will be able to look after your loved ones and society thereupon.

How do we know it is our religious duty to look after our body? Several references in the Quran and Ahadeeth either directly or indirectly point to this fact. The Prophet (sa) said: “Observe the fast sometimes and also leave (it) at other times. Stand up for prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you, and your wife has a right over you.” (Bukhari)

Although this is related to excessive praying or fasting, it also holds well in every other aspect of life. “Your body has a right over you” speaks for itself. We already know that everything bestowed upon us is a favour of Allah (swt), and we, as trustees, will be held accountable for it. That’s the reason why we have to give the body its due rights. Being indifferent to these rights is, in essence, a sin. How can we carry out this duty?

As mentioned in the above narration, the Prophet (sa) had to direct the Sahabah not to exceed human limits in worship. It is human psychology that in order to correct our souls and also to be thankful to our Lord (swt), we tend to go for long and tiring acts of Ibadah. This is apparently a very commendable act, especially in this time of Fitnahs (trials), when a man’s strong contact with Allah (swt) is needed. The purity of intention of our Sahabah is admirable, too. However, the teachings of our Prophet (sa) show that Islam requires us to keep a healthy balance between body and soul. Islam’s beauty is in the consistency of acts, no matter how small they may be. We can discern what our practice should be in the worldly matters like our education, jobs, businesses and household chores, when our religion stresses so much on maintaining moderation in worship.

The importance of purity and cleanliness in Islam is evident. We cannot stand for our prayers, unless we have performed Ghusl or ablution. According to a well known Hadeeth, cleanliness is half of faith. A clean body ensures good health. The second revelation of the Quran comprised the first few Ayahs of Surah Al-Muddaththir: “O you (Muhammad (sa)) enveloped (in garments)! Arise and warn! And your Lord (Allah) magnify! And your garments purify! (74:1-4)

We can see that the Quran instructs Muslims to observe cleanliness. Personal hygiene includes clean teeth and use of good scents. Our Prophet Muhammad (sa) used Miswak for his teeth.

In our daily routine, we can observe that we often neglect our health in different ways. Most of us don’t follow a timetable. This eventually leads toward a stressful and unorganized lifestyle. Getting up and staying up late (especially on weekends), delayed or skipped meals, delayed prayers and mismanaged or undone chores are sure to affect our health adversely.

Similarly, most of our Pakistani cuisine includes a host of spices and reckless use of oils or ghee. The only result coming forth is more obese, less active bodies and disturbed stomachs. One of my friends suffers from stomach ulcer. The doctor recommends her simple food and no carbonated drinks. However, being a fan of spices, she would not give up on them and says: “When death is obvious, why not die after having my favourite things instead of abstaining from them?” Her theory is misleading, because such an attitude kills you numerous times before the ultimate death. Also, indulging into such injurious habits as smoking, addiction to prohibited things and preferring to go against a sincere physician’s advice can all be suicidal. The fact that committing suicide is Haram also reflects that our body and life is Allah’s (swt) trust.

Another important component of our being is our mind. We all know the impacts of our thoughts on our bodies and, hence, our performance. It is very crucial that we understand the importance of positive thinking. If we look closely at the Prophet’s (sa) model, we come to know how positive his thoughts were. He always relied upon Allah (swt) and had complete faith in good or bad fate. As Muslims, we should never lose hope, as it amounts to Kufr (disbelief). The Quran states: “So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers.” (Ale-Imran 3:139)

Our dear Prophet (sa) has said: “Nothing can change the Divine decree except Dua.” (Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah) If we turn to Allah (swt) in all afflictions, we are sure to get His blessings and success. We witness around us numerous examples of how positive thinking saves someone in an impossible looking situation, whereas negative thinking makes people dull and weak even in the healthiest environment.

The Prophet (sa) taught us many supplications for seeking protection for the body. This Dua should be recited thrice in the mornings and evenings: “O Allah, make me healthy in my body. O Allah, preserve for me my hearing. O Allah, preserve for me my sight. There is none worthy of worship but You.” (Abu Dawood)

Allah (swt) created man with utmost love. Our life is a precious gift. We have to realize its value and be obedient slaves of Allah (swt) Almighty. Allah (swt) tells us He created man in the best form:

“Allah, it is He Who has made for you the earth as a dwelling place and the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape and made your shapes good (looking) and has provided you with good things. That is Allah, your Lord, then blessed be Allah, the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).” (Ghafir 40:64)

Be thankful to Allah (swt) for His bounties by taking care of them, especially your bodies, so you may be rewarded!

Ihsaas Trust – Working Towards Financial Empowerment

Ihsaas

Every human being wants to be self-sufficient, relying only on the Creator. However, to a very large population segment of Pakistan, such independence is a faraway dream. Due to extreme financial hardship, multiple debts and an ever-deteriorating economy, many people are never able to pull themselves out of the poverty quagmire. This is why “Ihsaas Trust” was formed.

The word ‘Ihsaas’ means ‘to feel or be sensitive to what others are feeling.’ This realization is precisely what brought together the founders of “Ihsaas Trust”. However, the philosophy of the trust extends beyond just compassion for the fellow underprivileged brothers and sisters; their ultimate goal is to go a step further and financially empower them, so they can become self-sufficient in providing for themselves and their families. Or, as “Ihsaas Trust” puts it: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

“Ihsaas Trust” was established in 2008. Prior to 2011, it operated under the name of “Little Deeds”, which was originally started by Tayyab Abid. Later, he was joined by four likeminded brothers, who together formed the founding trustees of “Ihsaas Trust”. Brother Tayyab is the managing trustee and carries out his work in collaboration with the management team of trustees and three full-time employees.

The trustees are brothers, who want to take active steps towards pleasing their Creator and work for the betterment of their brothers and sisters. However, what makes their mission unique is the realization that helping the creation must be done in accordance with the laws of Allah (swt), to Whom they will ultimately be answerable. Thus, all “Ihsaas Trsut” services are in line with the Shariah.

“Ihsaas Trust” provides the following Shariah compliant financial relief services:

·         Murabaha (Sale at a Profit)

Through Murabaha services, “Ihsaas” purchases a piece of property or equipment on behalf of the beneficiary and then sells the same to them in instalments over an agreed upon period. The beneficiary is able to use the property for income generation, while paying off the instalments. “Ihsaas” maintains the ownership of the property, until the completion of payments, whereby the ownership gets transferred to the beneficiary’s name.

·         Ijarah (Rental Services)

Through Ijarah services, “Ihsaas” acquires a piece of property/ equipment and then rents it out to the beneficiary, who can utilize it for income generation. Ijarah services may also be modified to a lease-to-purchase contract, so that by the end of the contract the beneficiary actually owns the property.

·         Zakah Collection and Disbursement

“Ihsaas” collects Zakah and utilizes it for helping Muslims in debt pay off their loans.

·         Musharakah (Partnership)

Through Musharakah programme, “Ihsaas” enters into a business partnership with the beneficiary and agrees to invest in a business venture, where both parties mutually share in any resulting profit or loss.

Ihsaas Trust” is a completely non-profit initiative. Although the goal of the trust is to become self-sufficient, at present they depend on donations from concerned and active brothers and sisters. Thus, they are constantly on the lookout for donations towards their monthly expenses and the microfinance funding. In order to avoid dependency on a few larger contributors only, their goal is to target as many people as possible, who could give small but consistent contributions towards a good cause. As the Messenger of Allah (sa) said: “The most beloved deed to Allah’s (swt) is the most regular and constant, even though it were little.” (Bukhari)

Contact information:

Suite 1, 55-C, Main Khayaban-e-Sehar, Phase 6, DHA, Karachi

Tel: (+92) 21 3584 6059

Mob: (+92) 321 244 7198

Email: info@ihsaas.pk

Website: http://ihsaas.pk/ (Please, visit the website for information about donation options.)

Real-life story

My name is Mohammd Akram. I am an oil trader from Korangi area. I contacted “Ihsaas Trust” to improve my business through more investment. “Ihsaas Trust” sold us goods worth Rs. 80,000, which helped me in expanding my business. My suggestion is to expand “Ihsaas Trust”, so that more people can benefit from it.

My name is Naweed Ahmed. I have a motor wiring and electric business in Manzoor Colony. “Ihsaas Trust” sold me electric goods on easy installments. If before my business was very slow because of lack of investment, then now, Alhumdulillah, I am doing good. My suggestion is for “Ihsaas Trust” to have offices in every part of the city, so that more people can benefit from it.

Since its inception, “Ihsaas Trust” has helped over 1,500 persons in different ways (Zakah, microfinance, Qard-e-Hasna and verification support).