Hair loss is most commonly seen in male or female pattern baldness which is associated with increased levels of a male hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). An extract of saw palmetto berries may block 5α-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT and studies have found that the oral and topical use can address hair loss.
If hypothyroidism is the underlying cause of your hair loss, typical symptoms that can help you spot the condition are - diffusely thinning hair across the scalp as well in the outer edges of the brows. Herbal helpers like ashwagandha, trifala, guggulu, and anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, ginger, can all help combat hair loss by treating your thyroid problem.
Black currant seed oil has multiple health benefits, most of which are attributed to its high content of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA). The anti-inflammatory nature of GLA not only gives your immune system a much-needed boost, but can also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Consuming as little as 6g can help ward off sallow skin and even a receding hairline.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in boosting the immune system and helping your body absorb dietary calcium, a mineral needed by your bones, teeth and other tissues. Its deficiency may leave you more susceptible to muscle spasms, joint pain, frequent bone fractures, hair loss, and delayed wound healing, recurring respiratory infections due to impaired immunity.
Optimize your vit D levels using safe methods like sun exposure, eating fish or fortified foods that are rich in the nutrient. Get your vit B12 levels to a healthy range by switching to whole grain foods. Stock-up on anti-estrogenic foods like berries, flaxseeds, ginger, broccoli. Exercise regularly; use yoga/meditation to manage stress better. Try ayurvedic remedies like ashwagandha or triphala.
The versatile onion has the power to do much more than just add depth, flavor to your meal. In fact, onion juice, rich in sulfur and other vital minerals, is an effective remedy for those struggling with hair loss, especially due to alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition. To apply - massage your scalp with a mix of onion juice and honey; wait 30 mins, then rinse it out.
Boil a few dried Indian gooseberry (amla) pieces in 500ml coconut oil until they become charred. Let the oil cool. Apply onto your hair, scalp overnight or an hour before wash. Equally beneficial can be topical application of kayyonyadi tailam, neelibhringadi tailam, herbs such as henna, aloe vera, hibiscus, or a fine paste of overnight soaked fenugreek seeds.
Have you been shedding more hair than normal? Are you starting to notice thinning or balding? If these hairy issues have you on the edge, some natural treatments could help improve growth, regrow hair, or stem the problem before it gets worse. The solutions lie in common larder items like onion juice or alternative therapy like a scalp massage with lavender or thyme oils.
As an adaptogen, ashwagandha treats nonclassical adrenal hyperplasia (NCAH) symptoms by stimulating the adrenal glands to produce hormones the body lacks in this condition. It raises insulin sensitivity, regulates cortisol levels, and monitors female reproductive hormone production by acting on the thyroid gland, thus treating the diabetes and infertility caused by NCAH. Reportedly, its antioxidants also check hair loss.
Stress, hormonal imbalance, and aging can cause hair loss. The cause of hair loss and graying can be internal and external. Ashwagandha combats all of these negative conditions that cause unhealthy hair. It also helps strengthen the hair roots and fight premature graying. Know what affects your hair and how to deal with it using Ashwagandha.
Traditional medicine forms like Ayurveda attach a lot of importance to sirobhyanga or head massage. Since we hold a lot up in our heads (in more ways than one), a head massage performed by a qualified professional can help nourish and boost all of our senses. It can also improve circulation and even help stop hair loss and promote hair growth. Using specific herbal oils can be even more effective in the saving of our luscious locks.
Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin, nicotinic acid, and amino acids that build hair follicles, strengthening your hair root to tip and imparting a natural shine. Antioxidant-rich olive oil conditions your hair and repairs chemical damage. Mix 2 tbsp of dried, finely ground fenugreek seeds and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Apply this on your hair and scalp. Rinse off with warm water after 10 min.
Healthy hair is a sign of good health and vitality. Apart from external care, internal care in the form of diet is also required to make those luscious locks shine! Unhealthy hair results in hair loss and premature graying. Lifestyle factors and habits can also cause hair problems. Following Ayurvedic and[.....]
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) helps treat hair loss, balances scalp pH, is a natural conditioner that keeps hair smooth, along with baking soda is a powerful hair cleanser, and its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties keeps the scalp free of itchy viruses. How To Use ACV: Mix 1/2 cup ACV + 2 cups warm water. Pour it over your hair after shampoo. Rinse after 15 mins.
We sincerely understand your frustration and your desire for that magic solution to your haircare woes. But sadly this isn’t it. Wish You a Happy April Fools Day 🙂 Hairfall though mostly genetic and primarily irreversible, can be countered if treated early. Natural ways of caring and treating hairfall are finding acceptance not[.....]
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