Improper diet, severe pollution, irregular eating habits and emotional stress have compounded hair fall miseries of present generation. Incessant hair fall and baldness has a direct impact on a person and tends to lower his self esteem; particularly among the youth.
While there are numerous medicines available in the market to avoid hair fall and help in hair regrowth; most of them have severe side effects which only compounds the problem. Some health experts also opine that the growth and fall of human hair is a normal growing process.
However, in some people the rate of fall is higher than growth. Trichologists suggest that if the hair fall is from the follicles, i.e. the root hair then the chances of hair re-growth is ruled out. The result of such a problem is baldness. Medically, such a situation is called as alopecia.
When baldness is partial and to a manageable extent, it is called as Indra Lupta in Ayurveda. Severe hair fall leading to total baldness is termed as ‘Khalitya’ in Ayurveda. Now, having understood the underlying causes and types of hairfall, we shall explore the natural remedies to arrest hairfall and help in re-growth of hair through Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is always regarded as the best form of treatment for hair fall. Herbs like Shikakai, Bhringraj, Henna and Amla offer perfect treatment for hair loss. Some of the other useful Herbs used for hairloss treatment are as follows:
1. Alfalfa (Medicago satina)
This herb is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of hair loss. This herb has a very high content of phytonutrients, which include minerals and vitamins. These nutrients not only arrest hair fall but also help in re-growth of hair.
Translated it means King of Hair. Bhringraj oil offers amazing hair treatment. It is a rejuvenator, natural conditioner and a cooling agent for hair.
3. Indian Gooseberry
It is better known as Amla or Amalakai, this Ayurvedic solution for hair fall helps in purifying the blood and treating indigestion. Amla is known to reduce the constant itching of the scalp.
Neem is used for many years to treat hair loss and skin conditions. Regular use of Neem on the scalp improves blood circulation and strengthens the root, thereby promoting hair growth.
Also known as soap nuts; this has been used by women for many centuries as a natural shampoo. This natural alternative does not have any artificial ingredients.
Shikakai is rich in antioxidants and contains large doses of Vitamin C and D. It is very helpful for hair