Hair grows everywhere on our body except on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Hair is made up of keratin. Keratin is a protein which is produced in hair follicles. Hair loss is a common condition that affects most of the people at some times in their lives. Alopecia is a medical term which is used for hair loss.
Baldness or hair loss in males and females
Baldness is the most common type of hair loss in males. Male pattern baldness is hereditary while the causes of female pattern baldness are less understood. In general, baldness occurs when the hair follicles shrink which in turn leads to thinning of hair. In female pattern baldness, hair thins mainly on the top and crown of the scalp. Thinning of hair starts with a widening through the center of the head.
Causes of hair loss
There are several health problems like Thyroid disease and iron deficiency anemia, results in hair loss. Hair loss may occur due to genetic factors and the aging process. Long term illness, emotional trauma, hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty and menopause are some other causes of hair loss. Unhealthy and poor eating habits are also one of the important causes of this hair loss. Hair loss can also be caused by stress, depression and anxiety.
Symptoms of hair loss
The common symptoms of hair loss are listed below:
- Presence of Circular patches or bald spots
- Sudden loss of hair
- Thinning of hair
- Partial or full body hair loss.
Diet to prevent hair loss
Vitamin C rich foods should be included in the diet in order to manage hair fall. Our body requires Vitamin C for the synthesis of collagen and this Collagen supports healthy hair. Diet low in protein leads to hair loss. Hence we should ensure sufficient intake of protein through protein rich diet. Vitamin A promotes healthy scalp and hair and hence vitamin A rich foods should be included in your diet. Adequate intake of silica helps prevent baldness and promotes hair growth. Foods rich in zinc, copper, iron and sulfur should also be included in your diet as these elements support healthy hair.
Ayurvedic approach to hair loss
Ayurveda describes the tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) as the three forces of our life. Any imbalance in any of these doshas results in one or other health condition.
According to Ayurveda, excess of Pitta dosha is the main cause of hair loss. Excessive intake of tea, coffee, meats, alcohol and excessive smoking are some of the reasons for increased Pitta in the body. Eating too much fried, acidic, oily and spicy foods aggravates the pitta dosha.
Is there any Natural treatment for hair loss?
In general, a healthy lifestyle is necessary to maintain a healthy body. Healthy diet supports the overall health of the body. Regular exercise helps to stay fit. By maintaining healthy lifestyle, including healthy diet and doing regular exercise, we can prevent our body from several diseases.
Herbal Remedies for Hair Loss
Planet Ayurveda has developed best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Hair Care Pack for natural treatment of hair loss. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda.
DOSAGE / USAGE
- Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula - 1 capsule twice daily, with water
- Hair Growth Formula - 1 capsule twice daily, with water
- Go Rich Hair Oil - Apply hair oil every night. You can gently massage the scalp taking around 5-10 ml of oil.
- Jovees Hair Cleansers (Natural Shampoo) - Wet hair and apply thoroughly, about 10 ml of cleanser and rinse properly. Repeat if required. It can be used on a daily basis also as per requirement.
1. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula is a perfect blend of herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Pitt papda (Fumaria officinalis), Chirayata (Swertia chiretta) and Ghrit Kumari (Aloe barbadensis). These help you to give bouncy, healthy and beautiful hair along with skin and nails. Herbs are proved beneficial in nourishing hair from the root level and repair broken, splitted and damaged hair. They nourish them and give natural strength and smooth texture. This formula when used regularly, removes dandruff and other impurities from scalp and let hair roots grow more with strong hair. All these herbs are cooling in nature which pacifies the pitta (heating factor) dosha in body which is root cause for all sort of hair problems according to Ayurveda.
2. Hair Growth Formula
This is another excellent herbal formulation from Planet Ayurveda house which is a perfect blend of herbs, Yashtimadhu (Glycerrhaza glabra), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Bhumiamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Herbs are very effective and result giving in hair loss, baldness, premature graying of hair etc. They also take care of underlying conditions which result in damaged hair. They are well researched herbs to improve hair texture, strength and overall health of even scalp too. They penetrate deep in scalp and help to regenerate new hair efficiently.
3. GO RICH HAIR OIL
This herbal supplement is formulated to take care of all hair problems. It is an amazing combination of various herbs like Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhtaki (Terminalia Bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). This herbal supplement is beneficial for both male and female hair problems. Go rich hair oil penetrates the scalp and provides nourishment to hair and clears the dirty particles. It protects the scalp from dandruff, protect hair roots and prevent hair from fungal infections. Split end in female is most seen and this herbal product is used to cure split ends too. 100% natural oil works on our hair without disturbing our body's hormonal mechanism.
4. JOVEES HAIR CLEANSER
Natural cleanser nourishes our hair. It clears dirt from hair and make them smooth and shiny. It is good for strengthening the hair follicles. This herbal cleanser works well to ward off the numerous hair problems like itchiness, dandruff, flakes etc.
Where to buy Hair Care Pack?
To buy Hair Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/hair-care-pack.html.