Hair loss is a common issue for both men and women. Seeing more hair in the hair brush or the shower floor can be very distressing. Nowadays, it become a very common problem. Almost 9 out of 10 people are facing this issue. We called it hair fall when more than 100 hair strands break in a day. It’s normal to have 100 hair strands breaking down. The hair gets frizzy and breaks down either from the roots or mid-way. It’s normal to shed fifty to a hundred hairs a day; this is usually not perceivable because of the rate of hair regrowth. Individual hairs continuously grow for two to six years a period called the anagen phase. This can be called temporary hair loss.
While combing, you can notice the pattern of whether your hair is breaking or shedding. Hair breaking is a hair fall. It not always break from roots, sometimes it also breaks halfway due to split ends and frizziness.
Hair shedding is a more serious term than hair falling. Hair shedding means the falling of hair from roots because the roots get so weak that hair starts breaking from the roots. Hair shedding and hair fall are not the problems till new hairs are growing but if old hair is breaking and new hairs are not coming in place of old hair, then that becomes a problem. The hair starts to separate from hair follicles and starts becoming thin. Hair shedding is the possibility of experiencing permanent hair loss. Hair eventually stops growing. The follicle doesn’t produce hair.
There can be various causes of hair fall:
1. Mainly hair loss is due to vitamin deficiency and heredity.
2. The food we are consuming today is not healthy and nutritious, leading to the weakening of roots
3. The polluted environment also makes hair frizzy leading to hair fall. Not doing proper oiling of hair and covering your hair with scarf or cap in dry winds.
4. Not taking a properly balanced diet results in vitamin deficiency in the body. The. body is not getting an adequate amount of protein and vitamins needed.
5. Taking too much stress. Suffering from depression, anxiety, and thyroid is also the cause of hair fall. Hormonal changes before and after childbirth and health issues can cause hair fall
6. Not giving proper rest to your body. Lack of sleep or sleeplessness leads to hair fall
7. Using the wrong products or excessively harsh shampoo and conditioners on your hair. Using too many accessories on your hair, high ponytails, excessive heat styling, over-brushing, and tying your hair tight also weaken the roots, causing hair shedding.
*Take a hair test: Take a few strands of your hair and take one glass full of water. Dip strands of hair in that water and observe. If hair floats, it means your hair is healthy but if hair sinks that means your hair is weak and needs treatment.
By understanding your hair type, identifying any specific hair concerns, and using the right products tailored to your needs, you can achieve optimal hair health.
Treatment for Hairfall
1. Eat Right:
Take a diet rich in protein and biotin. These two are solely responsible for hair growth. Deficiency of protein will ultimately lead to hair breakage. Frizziness and dryness are caused by a lack of biotin. Rich sources of Biotin and protein are eggs, raw milk, pulses, sprouts, and paneer. Use can also take biotin gummies that have no side effects and are completely Ayurvedic. If you don’t want to take any supplements or gummies, eat one spoon of mixed seeds empty stomach every morning. In summer, soak one teaspoon of mixed seeds( pumpkin, sunflower, flaxseed, sesame seeds) overnight in water, and morning, drain out the water and chew it properly. In winter, simply roast the seeds, store them in a jar, and consume them every morning. The result will be better when nothing is eaten for half an hour after consuming mixed seeds. It will treat all the internal deficiencies related to vitamins in your body. Even if you don’t have any, then also it is very good for your bones and skin.
At any time of day, take 3 to 4 curry leaves, wash them and chew them properly. Curry leaves have magical properties. It is also good for hair thinning and hair loss. Rich nutrients like amino acids, Vitamins B and C are found in curry leaves which help in preventing hair loss and hair thinning, thus promoting hair strengthening & hair growth. It prevents dullness in hair. It is very beneficial for stimulating hair growth as it is full of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking plenty of water and managing stress levels also play a role in maintaining healthy hair
2. Oiling and Massaging
Various types of hair oils are available in the market but chemicals like sulfate, and artificial fragrances are present in them. Homemade hair oils are much better than hair oils available in the market. Below are a few recipes for hair oils. You can make anyone according to your hair type.
a) For Dandruff and frizziness
Hibiscus oil is a red-colored oil extracted from the hibiscus flowers. Hibiscus oil is suitable for hair growth. It has been used in India since ancient times for thick and shiny hair. Moreover, it has a pleasant smell, hydrates the hair, and prevents dandruff. The cooling property of hibiscus oil also gives relief from an itchy scalp. You can also add a small piece of camphor to that oil.
b) For hair fall and hair growth
Grind a tablespoon of kalonji and fenugreek seeds in a grinder. Heat olive or coconut oil in a pan and add the powdered seeds to it. Cook the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes on low flame. When cooled, transfer into a glass jar or container. Every time you want to massage your scalp, heat a small quantity of this oil and use it.
To conclude, proper hair care is essential for maintaining healthy and beautiful hair. It involves a combination of regular washing, conditioning, and nourishing treatments, along with adopting good hair care practices. Regularly cleansing your hair and scalp, preferably with gentle and sulfate-free products, helps to remove dirt, excess oils, and product buildup. Conditioning your hair after every wash helps to restore moisture, detangle, and improve manageability. Deep conditioning treatments can be incorporated to provide extra hydration and nourishment.
Avoid harsh chemical treatments that can weaken hair strands. Instead, opt for heat protectants, wide-toothed combs, or brushes for detangling, and consider air drying or low-heat styling methods.
In addition to these basic hair care practices, a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition contribute to overall hair health. A balanced diet, rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, helps to support hair growth and strength. Remember that everyone’s hair is unique, so finding the right hair care routine may require some experimentation and adjustments. Consulting a hairstylist or dermatologist can guide suitable products and personalized hair care advice based on your specific needs and concerns. By prioritizing hair care and adopting a consistent routine that suits your hair type, you can achieve healthier, more manageable, and shinier hair that looks and feels its best.