HAIR LOSS OR ALOPECIA
Alopecia is a term used for hair loss. Loss of 50 to 100 strands a day is normal, but a loss of more than 100 strands and thinning of hairs is abnormal. Most of the people experience hair loss in their thirties.
Is alopecia a disease?
Alopecia is a condition of hair loss that usually affects the scalp. It causes one or more patches of hair loss. An autoimmune disorder is believed to cause this condition. Autoimmune disorder is a disorder in which our immune system attacks our hail follicles.
Is alopecia hereditary?
Yes, alopecia is hereditary. Those who develops alopecia after the age of 30 years may have less chance that other family member will have it.
Types of hair loss
1. Male and female pattern baldness
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.
2. Alopecia areata
It leads to coin sized patches of baldness. They can occur anywhere on our body, but usually occurs in the scalp. It mostly affects young adults, but can occur at any age. People with autoimmune conditions such as diabetes, Down's syndrome, hyperthyroidism are at higher risk of developing alopecia areata.
3. Scarring alopecia
It is a condition in which the hair follicles are completely destroyed and hairs won't grow back. It is caused by complications of another health condition.
4. Anagen effluvium
It is a type of hair loss that can affect face, body and scalp. Cancer treatment is one of the most common causes of this type of hair loss. In most of the cases, hair loss is temporary.
5. Telogen effluvium
Telogen effluvium occurs when there is thinning of hair rather than bald patches and is the most common type of alopecia.
Causes of hair loss
The common causes of hair loss are listed below:
- Hereditary is the main cause of hair loss.
- In women, conditions like hormonal changes during pregnancy, childbirth and menopause are some of the reasons for hair loss.
- Hair loss can be caused by other health conditions such as scalp, thyroid and skin problems.
- Hair loss can occur due to medications that are used to treat various diseases like arthritis, depression, heart problems.
- Unhealthy diet is another reason for hair loss.
- Some hairstyles, emotional or physical shock can lead to hair loss.
Symptoms of hair loss
The common symptoms of hair loss are listed below:
- Presence of Circular patches or bald spots
- Sudden loss of hairs
- Thinning of hair
- Partial or full body hair loss.
Hair loss and Ayurveda
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.
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.