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Hair Loss

Hair has the highest cosmetic importance than any other parts in a human body. It is hard for a person to tolerate hair-fall and it may even lowers the self esteem of an individual. Here we are discussing about scalp hair fall. Diffuse hair fall is when a person loose more than 100 strands of hair per day can be categorised into hair loss. 1 in every 5 people throughout world population suffer with hair fall.

Structure of a hair strand :

The structure and growth cycle of hair is a fascinating process. Each hair strand is generated within the skin from a follicle. It contains  pigmented cells called melanocytes which gives hair its natural colour. It also supplied with blood vessels for nourishment. A chain of events undergo in each follicle which aids in the development of hair.

Phase 1 . Anagen – growing stage lasting 2 to 7 years

Phase 2. Catagen –  regression stage lasting 10 days

Phase 3. Exogen – shedding stage lasting 3 months

Phase 4. Telogen – resting stage.

The most common type of hair loss is baldness. It can be seen in both men and women but most commonly in men. In male pattern baldness they tend to loose hair any age starting from late adolescent stage. It begins with receding hairline to entire scalp sometimes or to some extent.

Causes for hair fall :

Hair is the outcome for every single change in the body starting from diet and lifestyle to the stage of other health conditions. Hence there will be multiple reasons for hair fall.

  • Deficiencies eg . Iron, vitamins , minerals etc.
  • Scalp conditions eg. Scalp psoriasis , seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff , lice, scalp hygiene etc.
  • Harmonal changes eg. Post natal harmonal drift, thyroid harmone abnormalities , Pcod, menopause , Diabetes etc.
  • Drug history eg. On medication for any chronic illness
  • Environmental changes eg. Exposure to pollution, dust , extreme climatic conditions etc.

Hairfall and Ayurveda :

Ayurveda explained about maintaining the healthy hair ages ago in its classical texts, as a part of lifestyle which includes regular application of herbal oils, head massage etc. As per ayurveda  hair and nails are the end product of asthi dhatu as mala (bone tissue metabolism).Any abnormality in this metabolism i,e dhatvagni lead to improper or decreased growth of hair follicle. In Ayurveda hairfall is given a nomenclature ‘KHALITHYA where vitiated pitta dosha (heat element) along with vata dosha gets seated at the root of hair and cause hair fall. When it is associated with other dosha kapha (mucous element of body) it totally ceases the new hair formation from the follicle .

Management of hairfall through Ayurveda :

Ayurveda at Ayur healthcare can show you a wide variety of treatment modalities in solving hairloss with therapies like abhyanga (hot oil massage ), udwarthana (powder massage), nasya (nasal drop installation), shirodhara (continuous of warm herbal oil on forehead) all these therapies work at the root level that causes hairfall, improves the blood circulation and aids in new hair growth too. Along with therapies herbs which have hair regeneration properties like bringaraja (eclipta alba), yastimadhu (liquorice), amalaki (gooseberry), hibiscus etc. are given in the form of decoctions / powders to take orally and hair oils for external application to strengthen the hair follicle are given by our expert Ayurvedic practitioners at Ayur Healthcare.

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