By: DR Umbreen
Causes and Solutions:
The most painless yet psychologically painful ailment that afflicts us is falling hair. Falling hair is a condition that affects both men and women. If left unattended, this condition can worsen and result in permanent hair loss leading to baldness. Therefore it is very important to find a solution for your falling hair as early as possible.
The root cause of falling hair is both hereditary and hormonal.
In men, the prostate gland can trigger a loss of hair with excessive production of a hormone called DHT. This hormone is a more severe version of testosterone. The excess production of this hormone results in the shrinking of hair follicles, which in turn result in falling hair.
Identify the factors for falling hair before looking for a solution for your falling hair. The cause varies from individual to individual. It could be any one of the below-mentioned causes or a combination of factors that lead to falling hair. Stress, hormonal imbalance, ailments like Typhoid, nutritional deficiency, deficiency of Folic acid, effects of Chemotherapy, and treatment for cancer and pregnancy.
• Too much work
• Poor diet
• Over-exposure to the sun
• Too frequent and inexpert use of tints, rinses, or other colorants.
The solution for falling hair can be a combination of medicines as prescribed by the doctor and good nutrition coupled with good grooming.
Use only good quality shampoos and oil. Comb the hair gently with a good comb. Dry the hair after a head bath and then comb gently. Do not leave the hair unattended for long periods of time as this may lead to the hair becoming sticky and rough hair leading to hair loss. However, there is no quick-fix solution to falling hair. Regular and timely care is the only lasting solution to falling hair.
Lime juice can be applied to the scalp and allowed to dry for some time before taking a head bath. This will arrest fling hair by keeping the scalp clean and healthy.
Applying coconut milk all over the scalp is an effective solution for falling hair. Using castor oil as hair oil regularly will also help in preventing hair from falling.
Iodine and vitamin B1 deficiency can also be the factors that lead to falling hair. Therefore look for solutions with a combination of home remedies and mild medications for a proper solution for your falling hair.
Falling hair if left untreated can lead to permanent baldness in men. In case of permanent hair loss, the only option available to men is to either wear a wig or go in for hair transplantation.
With the advent of modern medicine, hair transplantation has been fairly successful. Therefore if you suffer from falling hair do not despair, there is a suitable remedy at hand. Go for it and regain your beauty and your confidence.
PUNCH LINES TO PREVENT HAIR FALL:
•Shampoo regularly. Remember, a CLEAN scalp is a HEALTHY SCALP.
•A high protein diet with plenty of fruits, green vegetables, and dairy products is a must.
•Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. When you do, make sure you rinse out the conditioner thoroughly, otherwise, residue build-up will cause your hair to look limp and dull.
•Know your vitamins! IRON is important for healthy hair and brittle, limp hair indicates an iron deficiency. Spinach has a good iron content, so gulp it down!
•ZINC helps prevent hair loss and graying. Eat adequate zinc-rich foods. Overweight people tend to have zinc deficiency, which is inversely related to the body mass index. Thus if you are overweight and if your hair falls too much, you may want to increase your intake of zinc-containing foods. Recipes containing stone ground, whole grain flour are rich in zinc.
•A shortfall in VITAMIN B may cause dandruff, falling hair, loss of color and could encourage grey hair. So B group Vitamins are essential for gloss, color, and thickness.
•VITAMIN C ensures the health of capillaries supplying blood to hair follicles. Make sure your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.
•VITAMIN E encourages hair growth. Switch from refined flours to wholemeal and wheat germ, eggs, vegetable oil.
•COPPER stops hair from falling. Studies show that the copper content in the blood serum of people with falling hair is less than normal. Different types of alopecia (falling hair) are seen to have a deficiency of this important trace element. Include small quantities of nuts, especially cashews and peanuts, seeds, whole milk, and beans in your diet as these contain minute but important amounts of copper.