Hair loss is a common problem that has continued to plague our society; there are reasons why it happens. The reason why it is a continuous problem is the fact that before commencing any form of treatment, the exact cause of the hair loss is not identified. As a result, the treatment doesn’t work. Due to increasingly unhealthy and stressful lifestyles, it has become a common problem in both men and women. Here at Neeta’s we have identified three major causes of hair loss and as well as simple, natural methods that can be used to alleviate them.
Genes and Hormones
The first and most common cause of hair loss is genes and hormones. In case you are wondering how this occurs; here is a breakdown of how genes and hormones are responsible for hair loss. This is also known as hereditary pattern hair loss that is caused by a combination of genetics, hormonal levels as well as aging process. You have to understand that almost every man or woman will notice some form of hair loss as they age at some point. It can be a genetic condition, known as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. For men, this kind of hair loss is usually characterized by overtime thinning of hair from the crown and frontal part of the scalp while for women; the thinning is general but most extensive at the crown. A derivative of the male hormone testosterone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the hormone responsible for what is known as androgenetic alopecia. Abnormal level of DHT basically shrinks the follicles on your scalp making it almost impossible for healthy hair to grow. DHT acts on both male and female hair loss when there is a hormonal imbalance as a result of excessive conversion of testosterone, genetic predisposition, stress, and other factors. Especially in females, the culprits of hormonal imbalance are oral contraceptive pills, pregnancy, childbirth or even menopause.
In as much as there is nothing you can do about your family history, there are effective treatment plans that will help you. One of the effective natural methods applied at Neeta’s is by using Amla Ayurvedic herb on your scalp. It protects your scalp from UV rays, stimulates hair growth and reduces level of DHT in follicles. Another Ayurvedic herb that can stimulate hair growth is the Jatamansi which is included in the Neeta’s herbal hair tonic. This hair tonic helps to counteract the negative effects of genes and hormonal imbalance while stimulating hair growth at the same time.
Most people don’t know that poor dieting can bring about hair loss in majority of people. Usually, when you start noticing thinning and falling out of your hair, the easiest way to manage this situation is to look at what goes into your digestive system and how it affects your hair growth. When you eat healthy, it doesn’t just benefit your body, it does your hair too, so basically, what is good for the rest of your body is also good for your hair. In case you don’t know, your hair is composed mainly of protein, so does the nails, so they both require you to up your protein intake in order for them to grow in a healthy way.
Hair growth cycle has different phases and 90% of the time, your hair is usually in the growing phase. Each strand of hair has a growing phase of about 2 to 3 years after which it enters the resting phase for about 3 months, it sheds and a new hair grows. With almost 150,000 strands of hair on a person’s scalp, about 50 to 100 strands are shed each day and go unnoticed. Relating back to a balanced diet, if you are not getting enough protein, your hair will enter into resting phase sooner than it should. This will lead to a disruptive rate of hair shedding.
Imbalanced diet can slow hair growth, decrease health of the hair and lead to hair shedding and breakage thereby causing hair loss. You should make sure that you ingest food that are high in vitamins A, C and E which you can get them from citrus fruits, leafy greens and fish oils. They help you ace a healthy scalp and prevent hair loss. You should also consume food with high vitamin B5, B6 and B12 along with some trace minerals selenium and magnesium for healthy and shiny hair. If you are not getting these nutrients from your diet, you can always get them as supplements. The trick is to eat the right amount of nutrients, not too low and not too high, just the right amount.
Besides fixing your diet, be sure to practice a healthy hair regime to augment your hair growth. Here at Neeta’s, we will show you several natural and healthy hair regimes which you can opt to in combating hair loss due to poor diet. For example, applying Neeta’s natural hair oil twice a week and leaving it overnight moisturizes the scalp and provides the nutrients needed by your hair follicles to grow strong.
Bad Hair Care Practices
You can’t begin to imagine the kind of damage that people do to their hair from their daily hair care routine such as using chemical treatments for the hair, hair coloring procedures, the use of harsh chemical styling products and even heat hair appliances. Many women are known to go for hair treatments but what they don’t know is that most of those procedures and treatments are bad for their hair health if done frequently. The treatments may make your hair look nice temporarily but they have negative effects such as hair brittleness and breakage.
Most of the hair products used for the treatments contain harsh chemicals that dry out your hair and irritate your scalp and the frequent of heat based equipments on the hair causes more harm than good. If you are the type that is just interested in dying your hair to a desired color without considering the content of the product then you are for persistent hair loss.
Using hair products that contain ammonia can be disastrous to your hair because ammonia is corrosive and can cause irritation and hair breakage. Instead of using ammonia filled hair dyes, using Neeta’s black Henna which comes in three shades, black, burgundy and brown will be a safer bet for you. You can mix the colors to get your desired color. This henna hair coloring has a way of coating the hair shaft while preserving the moisture. After application of this herbal product on your hair, you will find your hair fuller, smoother and shinier. In order to treat already chemically damaged hair, you should go for Neeta’s herbal Amla shampoo, hair tonic and hair oil, they are effective in rejuvenating your hair back to its lost glory.
You should visit Neeta’s Herbal Clinic and find out the exact cause of your hair loss as well as an effective treatment for your hair. Meet our trained professionals that use ayurvedic hair products to treat your hair.