How to stop hair loss and regrow it the natural way
1 How to Stop Hair Loss and Regrow it the Natural WayYoung and old, men and women are all troubled by one main problem- hair loss. The increasingnumber of hair strands that come loose on the hair brush or your fast receding hairline makesyou dread the day when you will go completely bald. We all want thick, long and healthy hairand are itching to know the secret to contain hair loss. The key is, understanding the rootcauses of hair loss in order to prevent it. So, here’s an introduction to hair loss- the hair growthcycle, causes and remedies.The Hair Growth CycleHair loss is a natural process experienced by all and continues throughout life. It is normal tolose few strands of hair everyday but, becomes a concern when it is excessive and does not re-grow at the same rate.
2The life of hair is usually 2 to 6 years and may vary on account of different reasons. Everystrand of hair grows approximately by 1 centimeter or 0.5 inches every month. Normally, around90% of your hair is continuously growing while the remaining 10% is in a resting phase andis preparing to be shed. After a period of 2 or 3 months, this hair falls and new hair grows inits place. If you have a healthy scalp free of hair loss problems, the whole process passesunnoticed as new hair grows back quickly and replaces hair that has fallen out.Common Causes of Hair Loss:Several genetic, medical and environmental factors can cause hair loss in men and women.
31. Hormonal Imbalance: Hormonal imbalance is a primary cause of hair loss.When the balance of hormones such as estrogen and androgen is disturbed withinthe body, excessive hair loss occurs. Thyroid malfunction both if it is overactive orunderactive can cause hair loss. Hair loss is commonly observed after childbirth.During pregnancy, the rise in the level of hormones stops hair fall temporarily. But,after childbirth generally after 2 to 3 months, the hormone levels return to normal andthe normal hair fall and growth cycle resumes. The hair then enters the resting phaseand soon falls out. This however is a temporary state and resolves overtime.2. Medications: Certain prescription drugs are responsible for hair loss. Theseinclude antidepressants, Anticoagulants (Blood thinners), gout medicines, cancertreatments such as chemotherapy medicines and birth control pills.3. Scalp Infections: Fungal infections of the scalp such as ringworm can cause thehair to become weak and break furthering hair loss problems. It is a common causefor hair loss in children and can be contagious.4. Medical Conditions and Surgery: Hair loss also occurs due to underlyingmedical conditions such as lupus and diabetes and acts as an early symptom of thedisease. Increased hair shedding is also observed after a major surgery or chronicillness. It is caused due to stress related to the illness or surgery and is automaticallycured after a few months.5. Protein and Vitamin deficiency: Deficiencies of vitamin and protein in the dietresult in hair loss. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes.
4Types of Hair Loss:Based on its causative factors, hair loss is classified as temporary and permanent. You musthave heard of “Common baldness” also referred to as pattern baldness. Heredity and geneticsplay a major role in male and female pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness causes in areceding hair line and subsequent hair loss over the years while female pattern baldness ischaracterized by thinning of hair across the entire scalp. The hair loss in such cases is generallypermanent and little can be done to reverse the condition. Temporary hair loss on the otherhand is a condition where the hair falls but, grows back once the causative factors are treatedand corrected.How is Hair Styling related to Hair Loss?You may be surprised that certain hair styles and treatments can cause hair loss. The fancypigtails, Cornrows and perms, use of tight hair rollers lead to hair loss as they pull the hair verytight causing strain on the hair follicles. This type of hair loss is termed as Traction Alopecia. It istemporary in nature and the hair will grow back normally once the pulling is stopped. However,repeated styling causes scalp scarring resulting in permanent hair loss. Frequent heat styling,chemical treatments, dying and coloring are also factors responsible for hair loss problems.Consulting a Doctor for Hair LossTo get the most effective hair loss remedy, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist. The doctorwill make enquiries about your diet, health and whether you are taking certain medicationsand accordingly rule out the possible cause for hair loss. Thus, by understanding the rootcause of the problem it becomes easier to suggest a proper treatment measure. He may alsorecommend a physical exam to determine a scalp infection.Hair Loss TreatmentsTreatment of hair loss is based on the factors causing it. For example if it is caused by amedication, stoppage of the medication will relieve hair loss problems. In case of scalpinfections antifungal medications can help reverse hair loss. Besides these measures, thereare several over the counter and prescriptions medicines and topical applications that can helpreduce the intensity of hair fall. There are hair loss treatments as well but, they are costly.Conquering Hair Loss the Natural Way
5Hair loss products and treatments can help cope with hair loss, but few natural remedies andsimple tips can stop or reduce hair fall problems. Good scalp and hair hygiene will preventdevelopment of scalp infections. Keep your hair combs and brushes clean and avoid sharingcombs to restrict the spread of infections.Brushing techniques also matter. Use brushes and combs that have wide-spaced bristles andteeth. While combing divide the hair into small sections and comb one at a time holding the hairgently against the scalp. Wet hair has greater elasticity and tends to break more when combed.Therefore, towel dry your hair before running the comb through it.Your diet should be rich in essential proteins, vitamins (Vitamin H, B, C, E, A and Omega 3 fattyacids), minerals (Zinc) and other nutrients. It will prevent hair fall and stimulate hair growth.Massage the scalp with warm olive or coconut oil at least twice or thrice a week and wash itoff with a mild shampoo. It nourishes the scalp, improves circulation and leaves hair lookinghealthy, shiny and strong. Mira hair oil is an effective herbal remedy for hair loss and tostimulate hair growth. Herbal remedies for hair loss include using Fenugreek (beneficial for hairloss), Henna (a good conditioner), Aloe Vera (prevents hair fall and stimulates hair growth),Jojoba Oil (hypoallergenic) and Horsetail (effective for pattern baldness).Hair products are packed with harsh chemicals to produce immediate results but, they causehair to become dull and damaged in the long run. Choose quality products and avoid frequentstyling and chemical treatments.