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What is Hair Fall? Symptoms, Home Remedies and Ayurvedic Treatment

by Dr Vaid Ji on Jul 10, 2024

What is Hair Fall? Symptoms, Home Remedies and Ayurvedic Treatment
Hair fall, or hair loss, is a common condition where a person experiences excessive shedding or thinning of hair. It can be caused by various factors including genetics, hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, stress, and certain medical conditions.

Symptoms of Hair Fall

- Noticeable thinning of hair on the scalp
- Bald patches on the scalp
- Receding hairline
- Excessive hair shedding after brushing or washing
- Thinning or loss of hair on other parts of the body (in some cases)

Ayurvedic Perspective on Hair Fall

In Ayurveda, hair fall is often linked to an imbalance in the doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and can be influenced by factors such as poor diet, stress, and improper hair care. Pitta dosha imbalance is particularly associated with hair fall, as it affects the metabolism and can lead to issues with digestion and toxin accumulation.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair Fall and Dandruff

1. Herbal Oils for Scalp Massage
- Bhringraj Oil: Known for its hair growth-promoting properties.
- Amla Oil: Rich in vitamin C, it helps in strengthening the hair follicles.
- Coconut Oil: Moisturizes the scalp and reduces dandruff.

2. Herbal Supplements
- Amla (Indian Gooseberry): Strengthens hair and promotes growth.
- Brahmi: Nourishes the scalp and improves hair quality.
- Neem: Purifies the blood and reduces scalp infections.

3. Dietary Adjustments
- Pitta-Pacifying Diet: Avoid spicy, oily, and processed foods. Include cooling foods like cucumbers, leafy greens, and melons.
- Increase Protein Intake: Include lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, and dairy products.

4. Detoxification
- Panchakarma: Ayurvedic detoxification therapies like Virechana (therapeutic purgation) can help in eliminating toxins from the body.

Home Remedies for Hair Fall through Ayurveda

1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
- Usage: Apply a paste of amla powder and water to the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes before washing.

2. Bhringraj
- Usage: Make a paste of bhringraj powder and apply it to the scalp. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off.

3. Neem
- Usage: Boil neem leaves in water, cool, and use the water as a final rinse after shampooing.

4. Fenugreek Seeds
- Usage: Soak fenugreek seeds overnight, grind into a paste, and apply to the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes before washing.

5. Aloe Vera
- Usage: Apply fresh aloe vera gel directly to the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes before washing off.

6. Hibiscus
- Usage: Make a paste from hibiscus flowers and leaves and apply to the scalp. Leave for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off.

7. Coconut Oil and Lemon
- Usage: Mix coconut oil with lemon juice and massage into the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes before washing.

8. Yogurt and Honey
- Usage: Mix yogurt with honey and apply to the scalp. Leave for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off.

9. Onion Juice
- Usage: Apply fresh onion juice to the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes before washing off with a mild shampoo.

10. Henna
- Usage: Apply a paste of henna powder and water to the scalp. Leave until it dries and then wash off.

- Ayurvedic Treatment for Dandruff

This kit contains all herbs which are essential for growth of hairs.

1. Hair Live Herbal Shampoo

It is used in various kind of hair related issues like Baldness, Graying of hairs etc. It contains very good herbs that work on your hair and roots of hair in your scalp. It makes your hair shiny and thick. The herbs used for formulation of this oil shows antioxidant, anti-dandruff, anti-inflammatory properties. This product is herbal and natural formula for maintaining hair health. It is used in Hairball, graying of hair, dandruff, dry scalp, thinning of hairs, baldness, alopecia and loss of lusterless.

Method of usage– Apply it on wet hair, massage into a rich lather for 2-3 minutes and rinse properly with water.

2. Hair Live Tablet

Hair Live Tablet is formulated with ingredients like Bhringraj  (Eclipta alba), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Dhatry Loha (Purified iron), & Shud Gandhak (Purified sulphur). This herbal kit is formulated to take care of all the hair problems. It is an amazing combination of various natural herbs which can be beneficial for both male and female hair problems. It provides nourishment to the hair from the root level, repairs broken, splinted and damaged hair. This kit gives a natural strength and smooth texture.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

3. Hair Serum

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By incorporating these Ayurvedic treatments and home remedies, you can effectively manage hair fall and dandruff, promoting healthier and stronger hair.