Leading Causes and Treatment of Hair Loss
Hair fall is an ailment which affects both men and women. Hair is the crowning glory of our visage and can play a great role in our personal identity, even feelings of self with.
Top Causes of Hair Fall
Stress is a fairly common factor of hair loss. Increase in stress can affect our hair, our skin, our weight, and most importantly our mental health. Stress over prolonged periods of time have been correlated with premature graying as well as hair fall.
Diet and Lifestyle
This is a vast category especially in Ayurveda. Simply, what you put in reflects outwardly. Smoking or drinking, poor dietary habits, excessive medicinal use, or a lack of exercise can all lead to an early onset of hair fall.
Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Only affecting women, this is an endocrine disorder. Fairly common in women, it causes hormonal imbalances which can lead to hair fall. Apart from fertility problems it can cause irritated skin as well as inflammation and acne.
Thyroid Gland affects Hair Loss
Thyroid functionality can add to hair loss problems. The thyroid gland covers our body's metabolism, and an overactive or underachieve thyroid gland can lead to additional complications such as lethargy and even hair fall.
Alopecia is an incredibly common hair fall disorder which affects both men and women. It creates round patches of dry, scaly skin which can appear on the scalp as well as other parts of the body. It can result in spotted circular patches of skin without any hair.
It's in Your Jeans (Genes)
You may have just drawn the short straw and have been stuck with genes that show hair fall in your life. There’s hope though, there are lifestyle changes and oils to use that can help promote hair growth.
Ayurveda and Hair Loss
Ayurveda suggests that hair fall primarily is a product of your dosha constitution. which you can find here, and the stability of your mental state. To combat hair loss, Ayurveda suggests certain remedies you can use.
Aloe Vera based shampoos are a great form of Ayurvedic hair wash for hair loss. Especially, if your hair fall is attributed to a skin disorder like psoriasis or ring worm. It soothes the skin and reduces inflammation.
Coconut oil is an incredible moisturizer, it nourishes the hair with enzymes which promote the growth hormone in your hair follicles. Use coconut oil directly after a wash and massage onto your scalp. Leave for 20 mins then rinse. We recommend using this as a hair oil.
Try these natural methods first to healthy hair, we also recommend incorporating a healthy lifestyle. You can read more about hair fall here.