Baldness occurs when hair
falls out but new hair does not grow in its place. Partial or
complete loss of hair is called alopecia. Hair loss usually
develops gradually and may be patchy or diffuse (all over).
Roughly 100 hairs are lost from your head every day.
Alopecia, also called hair
loss, baldness, and epilation, is a common side effect of
chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Most patients undergoing
chemotherapy, especially those who are being treated with more
than one drug, will suffer from hair loss. Radiation therapy
causes hair loss only in the area of skin being treated.
About 25% of men begin to
bald by the time they are 30 years old, and about two-thirds are
either bald or have a balding pattern by age 60.
Causes for Hair Loss
Baldness is not usually
caused by a disease, but is related to aging, heredity, and
testosterone. Some of the Possible Causes of Hair Loss include:
Cancer treatments can cause hair loss on
the face (including the eyelashes and eyebrows), genitals
Excessive shampooing and blow-drying
Emotional or physical stress
Hormonal changes (for example, thyroid
disease, childbirth, or use of the birth control pill) are
the main causes of loss of hair.
Hair loss can occur in women for reasons
other than female pattern baldness, including the following:
Temporary shedding of hair, medications and certain skin
Broken Hairs: Hair
shaft breakage results in thinner hair, and can be caused by
excessive styling, chemicals, sun, and chlorine in swimming
Nutritional deficiencies are rarely a cause of hair loss. In
rare cases certain nutritional deficiencies can cause weak hair
shafts that tend to beak off.
and Symptoms of Hair Loss:
Most people notice hair loss when looking
at themselves in a mirror.
You may also find many hairs on your
pillow in the morning or in your hairbrush or comb.
A woman may notice a decrease in the size
of her ponytail.
Aside from the thinning hair itself, most
people do not have other problems associated with hair loss.
Hair loss can occur as thinning, in which
you may not notice hair falling out, or as shedding, in
which clumps of hair fall out.
for the Treatment Hair Loss:
Tips-1: Take 10-15
leaves of the large Ber fruit. Burn them in mustard oil, make a
paste and apply on your hair for 1 hour and then wash it. This
remedy surely works and prevents hair loss for almost everyone.
Tips-2: Lightly beat
two eggs mixed with some milk and run through your hair. Leave
on for five minutes, rinse and you will see loss of dandruff,
which avoids the hair loss.
Tips-3: Dissolve two
aspirins in your dandruff shampoo and watch how it clears up.
Use a good moisturizing conditioner afterward.
applied in a small amount while washing the hair will prevent
hair loss and gives you sweet shine.
Tips-5: For dry
hair, increase the intake of polyunsaturated oils such as
sunflower oil, margarine and eat food rich in Vitamin B like
pulses, brown rice, bananas etc.
Herbal Remedies for Hair
Herbal Remedies increase
circulation, disinfect the scalp and stimulate hair growth.
Tips-1: Apple Cider
Vinegar - Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage
tea. This helps hair grow. Catmint or chamomile infusions used
as a final rinse can help with itchiness, a source of hair loss.
Tips-2: Licorice -
Licorice extract may help prevent hair loss.
scalp regularly with tinctures of stinging nettle, birch,
horsetail and rosemary for hair growth stimulation, to disinfect
the scalp and to increase blood circulation.
Tips-4: Amla Oil -
Amla oil is a very good remedy for the treatment of hair loss.
Boil dry pieces of Amla in coconut oil, and apply it on your
hair. It will help in proper hair growth. A mixture of an equal
quantity of fresh Amla juice and lime juice, used as a shampoo
also stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.
Tips-5: Marshmallow and
Burdock - A tea of marshmallow and burdock is good for dry
hair. To make the tea, add 1 tsp of marshmallow and 1 tsp of
burdock to a cup of hot water.