Hair fall is the biggest and the most agonizing problem to the youth today in
ayurveda hair fall is termed as Indralupta at times it is also referred to as khaalitya.
CAUSES: Different causes are attributed to hair fall. Apart from a poor diet, hair can be
severely damaged by many other factors. It could be due to stress and tension, Thyroid,
imbalance, medications, diet pills, hormonal changes in pregnancy and menopause,
allergies, shock, recessed food with colors and dyes and genetic tendencies.
ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA: The vitiation of pitta and kapha doshas leads to graying
and falling of hair. A dry and rough appearance to the hair is usually caused by baata
vitiation. Too much temperature dries the hair and heats the head, weakening the scalp
and hair roots. Excess pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of hair fall. Pitta is
increased by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol Meats, smoking; pitta dosha
aggravated by eating too much fried, only, greasy, spicy, sour and acid foods.
PRECAUTIONS: Cleanliness: Hair should be spotlessly clean. Brushes should be of
good quality. Both the brain and scalp prefer to be kept cool.
Massage: Massage of the scalp is perhaps the best method for keeping your hair
healthy and preventing hair loss.
Brushing: brushing the hair from back to front ventilates the scalp. Traditionally
pondered herbs are used to clears the hair which removes dirt without disturbing the
natural function of scalp. Do not let kapha dosha accumulate in your head. Do not
neglect common cold and sinusitis; It has adverse effect on hair. Sluggish liver and
other digestive problems promote hair loss and turn the hair grey.
Treatment: Ayurvedic point of view good hair growth is linked to ones physical and
mental health. Problem with hair always indicates dosha imbalance. Regular care and
ayurvedic massage of the head is essential to revitalize the scalp.
Some of the special treatments available in ayurveda system of medicine they
1. Taila dhara
2. Takra Dhara
These comes cuder panchakarma therapies
DIET & LIFE STYLE: Ayurvedic beans have long been associated with hair care the
first step is to locate the root cause in your diet or life style uncap locate the root cause
reduce the diet, habit (or) activity responsible for increasing pitta dosha.
The diet should be containing more green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and
sports. Take more proteins, wheat gram, soya bean, vitamin A.
Regular Physical exercise is very beneficial as it helps is balancing doshas. Rub
your scalp vigorously althea washing the hair it increases the blood circulates and
activates the sebaceous glands.