Thursday, April 26, 2012

Different Types Of Hair Loss & solution

Hair Loss & solution
Different Types Of Hair Loss & solution

In Ayurveda, hair is considered to be a byproduct of bone formation. The tissue responsible for building bones are also responsible for the growth of hair. Ayurveda doctors believe that early hair loss is related to body type and the balance of the mind-body constitution (doshas). Pitta individuals, and those who have excess pitta in their system, are likely to lose their hair early in life, or have prematurely thin or gray hair. Excess pitta in the sebaceous gland, at the root of the hair, or folliculitis can make the person start losing hair.

The Make Up of Hair

The scalp is populated by thousands of individual hairs, which sit in follicles under the skin. Male Pattern Hair Loss changes the way hair grows. The affected hairs become smaller, finer and lighter in colour. Eventually some hairs become too thin and light to see.

Hair Loss & solutionNormal Hair Growth 

There are three stages in a hair's growth cycle and the thousands of different hair follicles in the scalp are at different stages at any one time.

1. Anagen Stage (growth)
 The new hair grows from the base of the follicle. This growth phase usually lasts for a number of years and results in a full-grown hair.
2. Catagen Stage (resting)
During this stage the hair stops growing and the hair root shrinks. The base of the follicle breaks down and the hair moves upward in the follicle, away from the root and the blood vessel supplying it with nutrients.
3. Telogen Stage (re-growth)
The mature hair is now only loosely anchored to the hair root.
Hair Loss & solutionIt usually falls out after a few months or is pushed out by the next hair growing up below it.

The causes for these hair conditions are:

• Excess of Pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of hair problems. Pitta is increased by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking. Pitta is also aggravated by eating too much fried, oily, greasy, spicy, sour, and acidic foods.

• Intake of too many chemical medicines, low blood circulation, anemia, general weakness after disease, stress, anxiety, and mental tension are also prime causes of hair loss.

• Chronic diseases like typhoid fever, presence of dandruff or lice and hormonal imbalance also cause hair loss.

Hair Loss & solution


Androgenetic Alopecia -
This is generally recognized as the most common hair loss cause and may be responsible for over 95% of pattern hair loss for both men and women. It is usually associated with ageing and develops in predictable stages over varying periods of time.
Alopecia Areata -
This is an immune system disorder which causes follicles to stop producing hairs usually in patches on the head. In some cases alopecia areata can advance to the stage where all hair on the head is lost (alopecia totalis) or there is a complete absence of body hair (alopecia universalis).
Telogen Effluvium -
Hair Loss & solutionThis hair loss cause is typified by a slowing of new hair growth following a major stress inducing incident or event. This is followed by the delayed shedding of hair with the result that more follicles than normal enter the resting stage causing excessive numbers of those follicles to eventually shed hair at the same time.

Mechanism of hair fall:

The rate of hair shedding in androgenic alopecia is speeded up by three forces: advancing age, an inherited tendency to bald early, and an over abundance of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within the hair follicle. DHT is a highly active form of testosterone, which influences many aspects of manly behavior, from sex drive to aggression.
Hair Loss & solution
How DHT Affects Normal Hair Growth

Inside the follicle are, among other things, red blood cells and hormones. There is also an enzyme called 5 Alpha Reductase, which is capable of converting testosterone to another hormone called DHT, or dihydrotesterone.

Hair Loss & solution• Boil coconut oil with the juices of curry leaves, basil, hibiscus flower and gooseberry. Massage the scalp, keep it for sometime and rinse.

• Boil Neem leaves in water. Cool, strain and rinse hair with it.

• For removal of dandruff apply a paste of fenugreek and mustard to the scalp.

DR.RAGHUNANDAN’S GLOBAL AYURVEDA TOUR 2005 Continuing our mission to spread Ayurvedic knowledge and avail Ayurveda health benefits all over the world, Ayurveda India’s Director Dr Raghunandan Sharma is on European tour to deliver lectures, conducting seminars and workshops from 16 February till 20 April. He can be reached at

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