Hair Loss Prevention Through Ayurveda


Hair Loss Prevention Through Ayurveda

Hair loss prevention through Ayurveda
Hair loss is​ experienced by all of​ us at​ one or​ the​ other time . ​
to​ know the​ causes of​ hair fall, it​ is​ very essential to​ know the​ structure of​ hair and​ its normal growth cycle . ​

Structure of​ hair
The hair on​ our scalp can be divided into two parts, the​ root and​ shaft . ​
the​ root part of​ hair is​ in​ the​ skin epidermis of​ scalp . ​
the​ hair root is​ surrounded by a​ pouch like structure called follicle . ​
the​ base of​ hair root is​ in​ the​ shape of​ a​ bulb . ​
This bulb is​ indented by capillaries and​ nerve fibers . ​
the​ cells in​ the​ center of​ bulb divide . ​
the​ newly divided hair cells push the​ previous cells up . ​
the​ cells which move upwards die slowly forming hard hair shaft . ​

the​ hair shaft has three layers the​ cuticle, medulla and​ cortex . ​

Cuticle is​ the​ outer layers and​ protects the​ inner layers . ​
it​ is​ transparent . ​
Healthy cuticle gives a​ shiny appearance for​ hair and​ unhealthy cuticle gives lifeless look
Medulla is​ the​ innermost layer composed of​ large cells . ​

Cortex is​ the​ layer between cuticle and​ medulla . ​
This contains pigment and​ keratin . ​
Cortex determines the​ bulk and​ strength of​ hair . ​

the​ hair follicle contains oil secreting glands which make the​ hair shiny . ​
Stress and​ illness diminish secretion of​ oil and​ pigments causing graying of​ hair . ​

According to​ Ayurveda the​ hair is​ considered as​ a​ tissue which uses the​ same nutrients of​ bone and​ considered as​ a​ tissue which is​ formed as​ biproduct of​ bone tissue . ​

Normal cycle of​ hair growth . ​

About 10 % of​ the​ hair on​ the​ scalp is​ in​ a​ resting phase at​ any given time . ​
the​ resting hair falls after 2 to​ 3 months and​ new hair starts growing in​ its place . ​
the​ growing phase continues for​ 2 . ​
25 to​ 6 yrs . ​
During this phase each hair grows approximately 1 cm per month . ​
at​ any given time about 90% of​ the​ hair on​ scalp will be in​ growing phase . ​

Few strands of​ hair fall as​ the​ part of​ normal hair growth cycle . ​
But some people may experience excessive hair fall which is​ more than normal cycle . ​
Excessive hair loss can affect men, women and​ children . ​

Causes of​ hair loss
1 . ​
Hormonal imbalance in​ men and​ women in​ men high concentration of​ dihydrotestosterone DHT in​ hair follicles causes hair fall . ​
in​ women hormonal imbalances during pregnancy and​ after delivery cause hair fall . ​

2 . ​
High amount of​ sebum in​ scalp clogs pores of​ scalp and​ prevent nutrition to​ hair follicle . ​

3 . ​
Inadequate nutrition causes hair fall . ​

4 . ​
Stress, worry, lack of​ sleep, worry and​ anxiety cause hair fall
5 . ​
Long standing diseases like typhoid, viral infections, anemia, surgery etc cause general debility which lead to​ hair fall
6 . ​
Some medicines used for​ gout, chemo therapy of​ cancer , birth control pills , antidepressants etc cause hair fall
7 . ​
Diseases like lupus, diabetes cause hair fall . ​

8 . ​
Tying hair tightly pulls the​ hair from follicles and​ cause traction alopecia . ​

9 . ​
Heredity also causes hair fall . ​

10 . ​
Dandruff or​ Fungal infection of​ scalp . ​


11 . ​
Accumulation of​ dirt on​ scalp causes blocking of​ pores and​ weakens hair roots . ​
This leads to​ hair fall . ​

According to​ ayurveda the​ causes of​ hair loss are described as​ follows
1 . ​
Too much exposure to​ dust, sunlight, water and​ other pollutants . ​

2 . ​
Too much of​ sweating . ​

3 . ​
Irregular sleeping pattern . ​

4 . ​
Anxiety, depression, insomnia . ​

5 . ​
Unhygienic way of​ living
6 . ​
Diseases
7 . ​
​alcohol​ consumption . ​

Hair loss Remedies
1 . ​
Liberal intake of​ vitamins . ​

2 . ​
High protein and​ iron rich diet . ​

3 . ​
Consumption of​ raw vegetables, fresh fruits, salads, green leafy vegetables regularly . ​

4 . ​
Washing hair regularly twice weekly with suitable shampoo . ​

5 . ​
Using relaxing techniques to​ overcome stress, anxiety and​ sleeplessness . ​

6 . ​
Preventing fungal infections of​ scalp . ​

7 . ​
Preventing hairstyles which pull hair . ​

Due to​ these causes the​ tridoshas get vitiated and​ cause hair loss . ​
the​ vitiated doshas affect the​ scalp skin and​ cause hair fall occurs . ​
Medicated oil with the​ herbs Bhringaraja Eclipta Alba , Amalaki Embelica officinalis , Haritaki Terminalia chebula and​ Vibhitaki Terminalia bellirica is​ a​ best remedy for​ hair fall . ​

This article is​ copy righted . ​
the​ author Dr . ​
SavithaSuri is​ an​ Ayurvedic Physician and​ web master of​ http//www . ​
ayurhelp . ​
com Read more about hair care at​ http//www . ​
ayurhelp . ​
com/hair/hair . ​
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