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Hair Loss and its Treatment
We loose 50 to 80 strands of hair per
day. Do not get alarmed, this is quite normal. Unless there is some
deficiency in diet, or ill health, lost hair is quickly replaced by new
ones. Each hair grows between one quarter and one half inch each month.
Reasons for hair loss
Hair loss can be triggered off by
various reasons, internal diseases, reaction to drugs, dietary
deficiencies, scalp diseases, menopause, childbirth, are common causes,
which lead to a loss of essential nutrients and minerals from the scalp.
Another cause of hair loss that is usually overlooked is hair damage.
Excessive stretching and tugging with hard combs and styling appliances,
exposure to extreme heat, regular use of rollers and blow-drying,
perming and colouring lead to this problem.
Alopecia aerate is another alarming scalp disease. In this disease hair
growth may be normal in most areas few bald patched occurring in many
parts of the scalp. It maybe confined to one area or the patches may
increase and enlarge, merging onto each other and finally resulting in
total baldness. The main cause of this is tension and anxiety.
It is essential to remember that hair must be treated gently. Vigorous
scalp massage in out, it would result in further hair loss. A wide
toothed comb should be used.
Success has been achieved through use
of plant extracts that promote hair growth and improve the health of the
scalp. Henna, reetha, shikakai, amla, bael have been used for
controlling hair loss since age-old days. These extracts have no side
1. Applications of castor oil and
iodine alternately for a week is excellent for this problem. Steam the
head by wringing out a hot towel and wrapping it around the head. Then
shampoo and use a conditioner. A conditioner offers your hair a buffer
against external damage – also making it more manageable.
2. Soak about 200 grams of reetha in
four glasses of water. Leave overnight. Next morning, boil the mixture
for 10 to 15 minutes. Squash the reetha seeds and strain the water.
Apply to hair.
3. A paste of lemon seeds and black
pepper can be applied on bald patches, twice a week.
4. Massage whipped egg white all over
the scalp. Allow it to dry before washing off.
5. Wash hair with a paste of cooked ‘ urad dal' and fenugreek (methi),
three times a week.
6. Combine together 5 tablespoons of
pure undulated coconut milk with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Massage
well into the scalp.
Most soaps and shampoos have chemicals,
use amla and shikakai instead. Oiling and massaging the scalp is a must
once a week. Use aloe Vera oil, or coconut oil or mustard oil twice a
week. Check your diet – take sufficient proteins and vitamins. Minerals
and iodine are also important. Iodine helps improve circulation of blood
in the scalp.
Hair must be protected from treatments
that cause damage so a regular hair care routine must be followed.
Unfortunately, we sit up only when we are confronted with a problem.