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Ayurvedic Treatment of Hair Loss

Only your facial features do not tell about you but your hair reveals too about your personality. Stay young forever is dream of every person and we can't stop the flow of time. In human body hair are not only important part of body though hair are very essential for a beautiful physical appearance. But various factors genetic, environmental and nutritional factors are responsible for the damage of hair. Hair loss, graying of hair and wrinkles on skin are the major signs of growing age. Hair loss is common problem seen these days.

About Hair

Hair is very simple in structure made up of keratin protein. Normally our hair grows half inch every month. Body hair gives warmth to body, nostril hair protects our immune system from dirty particles and hair of eyebrow and eyelashes protect us from dirt, rain and sweat. Hair follicle contains nerve receptor with in skin and this property of hair provides us sensory awareness.

Hair growth cycle has following three phases:-

  • Growth phase (Anagen phase)
  • Transitional phase (Catagen phase)
  • Resting phase (Telogen phase)
Hair Loss

About Hair Loss

Hair loss is sudden shedding of hair. "ALOPECIA" is term used for hair loss. It is immune system related disorder. Hair loss is not a big issue because it is recovered by new hair growth. But abnormal hair loss is problem. It is just because of the shrinking of hair follicles present at hair roots. So many causes are responsible for the shedding of hair at early age. We normally lost 50-100 hair daily.

Causes of Hair Loss

Common causes may include:-

  • Scalp infections
  • Illness
  • Major surgery
  • Trauma
  • Hormonal problems
  • Excess intake of antidepressant medicines
  • After pregnancy
  • Diseases like diabetes and lupus
  • Growing age
  • Heredity
  • Poisoning of heavy metals
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Fungal infections

Symptoms of Hair Loss

The symptoms of hair loss may include:-

  • Dandruff
  • Lesions of skin
  • Hair loss in patches
  • Scarring
  • Excessive hair fall daily

Types of Hair Loss

  • Male and female pattern baldness - Each stand of hair sits in a tiny cavity. Hair follicle shrinks over time and result in short and thin hair. This is mainly due to aging and changed levels of androgen.
  • Alopecia areata - Alopecia areata is an auto-immune disorder in which loss of hair is from some or whole parts of body. Problem spread to entire scalp and enter to entire epidermis.
  • Cicatricial alopecia - It is also called scarring alopecia. In this type of disorder hair follicle is destroyed and replaced by a scar tissue. Hair loss is permanent in this type of alopecia.
  • Anagen effluvium - It is pathological loss of anagen. It arises during the anagen phase of cycle. Main cause of anagen effluvium is repeated radiation and chemical therapies.
  • Telogen effluvium - This type of hair loss is characterized by thinning and shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the resting phase of hair (telogen phase)

Risk Factors

  • Family history
  • Growing age
  • Poor nutrition
  • Medical conditions
  • Stressful life
  • Allergic reactions

Ayurvedic Aspect

Ayurvedic term used for hair loss is "KHALITYA". Pitta dosha is main reason to cause hair loss and graying of hair. People who have excess of pitta dosha in their body are more prone to these diseases.

Herbal Remedies for Hair Loss by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Hair Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of hair loss. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

DOSAGE / USAGE

  1. Go Richh Protein Shampoo - Apply appropriate quantity of this shampoo to wet hair & scalp. Massage in circular motion & rinse well.
  2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula - 2 capsules twice daily, with water.
  3. Hair Growth Formula - 2 capsules twice daily, with water.
  4. Go Richh Hair Conditioner - After shampooing, gently apply along the length of wet hair from base to tip. Leave it for two minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
  5. Go Richh Hair Oil - Apply hair oil every night. You can gently massage the scalp taking around 5-10 ml of oil.

Products Description

1. GO RICHH HAIR SHAMPOO

Go Richh Hair shampoo is an effective hair cleanser which cleans the scalp sans drying out. It removes frizz and gives life to dull and lifeless hair. This product has no harmful chemicals and as a result prevents hair loss.

2. RADIANT SKIN HAIR NAILS FORMULA

This herbal supplement of Planet Ayurveda is not only for beautiful skin but also fights with various hair problems and nails related problems.

Herbs used in this herbal remedy are:-

  1. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  2. Pitt papda (Fumaria officinalis)
  3. Chiretta (Swertia chirata)
  4. Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

It helps to clear wrinkles and toxins from the body. It is best anti-aging formula rich in free radicals. This supplement cures acne, dark circles, black spots and pimples. Rich anti-oxidant and purifies blood. Give nourishment to thin nails. Also help to cure various skin disorders like psoriasis, impetigo and ringworm.

3. HAIR GROWTH FORMULA

Hair growth formula is wonderful supplement of herbs to treat the hair loss.

This supplement is best combination of following herbs:-

  1. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  2. Bhringraj (Eclipta alba)
  3. Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)
  4. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  5. Yashtimadhu (Glycrrhiza glabra)
  6. Amalki (Embllica offinale)

This hair growth formula nourishes hair and regenerate hair growth. It helps to control DHT and testosterone level. This herbal supplement nourishes our hair and skin by boosting hepatic and renal system. It also gives strength to our hair and gives a good texture.

4. GO RICHH HAIR CONDITIONER

Go Richh Conditioner gives soft and bouncy hair with its natural ingredients. A small amount provides a smooth sheen to the hair giving it a healthy appearance. It works best if used after Go Richh Hair Shampoo.

5. GO RICHH HAIR OIL

Ayurvedic herbs used in this supplement include:-

  1. Bhringraj (Eclipta alba)
  2. Amalaki (Emblica offinalis)
  3. Vibthaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  4. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  5. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

This herbal supplement is beneficial for both male and female. Go rich hair oil penetrate the scalp and provides nourishment to hair, 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. 100% natural oil works on our hairs without disturbing our body's hormonal mechanism.

To buy Hair Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/hair-care-pack.html.

FAQs

Can Hair Loss be reversed?

Baldness is the result of side-effects of modern life and there are specific dietary and lifestyle habits that cause Hair Loss. By knowing the root cause of Hair Loss, Hair Loss can be reversed.

Is genetic Hair Loss reversible?

Genetic Hair Loss is difficult to cure but certain treatments work for some people. It depends on various factors such as age, level of baldness and overall health condition of the person.

Can you grow back thinning Hair?

Normally, Hair Loss comprising 80-100 strands is normal but when there is abnormal Hair Loss, start taking measures to stop this. There are many causes of Hair Loss such as hormonal changes, unhealthy lifestyle, consumption of junk food which is devoid of nutritional value, stress, some deficiencies, thyroid problems etc.

First, try to eliminate the root cause of Hair thinning. By eliminating the root cause, Hair growth is possible.

How can I regrow Hair after Hair Loss?

For Hair growth, one should be wary of harmful chemicals as it is vital to get rid of chemical bleached Hair.

  • According to Ayurveda, the root cause of Hair Loss needs to be tackled. Some herbs are mentioned in Ayurveda for regrowth of Hair. These are: Amla, Bhringraj, Shikakai, Reetha, Coconut, Aloe vera, Fenugreek etc.
  • Massage with castor oil: Traditionally, castor oil has been used for years. It is rich in Vitamin E, proteins, minerals, ricinoleic acid, omega 6 essential fatty acids which helps in accelerating blood circulation to the scalp thereby helping in increasing Hair growth. This oil penetrates deep into the scalp and helps in smoothing the rough Hair cuticles.
  • Include fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt in the diet and drink plenty of water.

Can I regrow Hair on my bald spot?

Hair regrowth on bald spots depends on the Hair follicle. If a follicle has closed, scarred or not generated a new Hair in years, then new Hair wouldn't be able to grow. But, if the follicle is intact then it is possible to regrow Hair.

What helps in thinning of Hair in females?

In women, Hair can become thin over the entire scalp. Hair Loss is common in females due to childbirth, falling estrogen levels, stress or menopause. In women, hormonal imbalance is also the cause of thinning of Hair.

In women, balancing the hormones, leading a stress free life and proper diet and lifestyle plays a vital role in preventing thinning of Hair.

Is alopecia caused due to stress?

A number of factors including severe stress cause alopecia areata. In alopecia, the body's immune system attacks the Hair follicles which causes Hair Loss.

What is Hair Loss a sign of?

According to Ayurveda, Vata and Pitta dominant people are more prone to Hair Loss. Excessive or obstructed Vata dosha results in the obstruction in the flow of nutrients which leads to the problem of Hair Loss, dry Hair and dry scalp, thin Hair etc.

Hair Loss may be a sign of poor nutrition, imbalance of hormones, stress or other disorders.

What are the causes of Hair Loss?

Some of the causes of Hair Loss are :

  • Vata or Pitta body type
  • Post pregnancy
  • Severe illness
  • Stress and Depression
  • Rapid weight Loss
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Lack of sleep
  • Eating too many sugary foods
  • Eating foods with chemical additives
  • Eating cold and dried foods
  • Using too many harsh dyes and shampoos

How much Hair fall should you lose daily?

Losing 50-100 strands per day is normal.

How can I regrow my Hair at home?

The best care can be given at home by following simple home remedies. These are :

  • Amla (Indian gooseberry) : Amla is full of antioxidants which helps in maintaining the health of Hair.
  • How to Use : Drink freshly prepared amla juice regularly or apply amla Hair oil regularly.
  • Include fresh fruits, salads, green leafy vegetables, high protein and iron rich diet.
  • In case of constipation, a mild laxative like Triphala is recommended.
  • Wash Hair with the paste of cooked green gram and fenugreek (methi) seeds twice or thrice a week.
  • For bald patches, paste prepared from licorice grinded in milk should be applied on the bald patches.
  • For preventing Hair Loss, fenugreek seeds should be soaked in coconut oil and kept under sun rays for 7 days and applied to the scalp.

Does castor oil help in regrowth of Hair?

Yes, castor oil helps in regrowth of Hair.

According to Ayurveda, the excess heat causes Hair Loss by burning the Hair follicles. Castor oil has nourishing effects which helps in strengthening the Hair roots.

In addition to regrowth of Hair, the cooling nature of the oil helps in greying or discoloration of Hair.

Apply castor oil on Hair before going to bed.

Does finasteride stop Hair Loss?

Finasteride stops Hair Loss by blocking the hormone DHT which is linked to Hair Loss in men but it is not a permanent solution because as you stop taking finasteride, there will be Hair Loss again. The amount of Hair growth is unpredictable and varies from person to person.

What is good for Hair Loss?

Anything which is free from chemicals, artificial fragrances, colours should not be applied on Hair.

  • Massaging scalp with essential oils helps the Hair follicles to remain active.
  • Avoid brushing wet Hair as when Hair is wet, it is in the weakest state. So, avoid brushing wet Hair as the chances of Hair Loss increases.
  • Avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages, smoking, junk food etc.

What Vitamins should I take for Hair Loss?

Vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, Zinc, Calcium, Sulphur are important for Hair health. Include sprouts, buttermilk, nuts, Indian gooseberry, soybeans, and whole grains in the diet.

Can stress cause bald spots?

Bald spots occur when the immune system attacks the Hair follicles. This condition is triggered by stress which causes bald spots.

Why does Hair Loss occur while dieting?

During dieting, there is not enough intake of proteins, iron and other dietary supplements in the diet which causes Hair Loss.

Why does Hair Loss occur in women going through menopause?

In the menopause stage, the levels of estrogen and progesterone drop significantly due to which Hair grows more slowly and becomes thinner. Due to hormonal changes, women suffer from Hair Loss.

What is the cause of Hair Loss in men?

Men suffer from male pattern baldness which may be the result of heredity, hormonal changes or other medical conditions.

Is Hair Loss caused due to vitamin deficiency?

Yes, due to the deficiency of Vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex Hair Loss can occur.

Can Hair Loss indicate cancer?

Certain cancers such as systemic lupus erythematosus can cause Hair Loss. Hair Loss can be a common side effect of chemotherapy as well.

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