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Published 17-11-2022

7 Ways To Manage Hair Loss And Re-growth Through Ayurveda

HAIR, HAIRFALL & THINNING, PREMATURE GRAYING, DANDRUFF

7 Ways To Manage Hair Loss And Re-growth Through Ayurveda

Dr. Shivani Nautiyal

An Ayurvedic Practitioner and Consultant with a specialization in Panchkarma. My goal is to design an individual treatment plan to help each patient to achieve the best outcome possible. Treats Male and Female Fertility problems, Irregular Menstruation, Leucorrhea, UTI, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Insomnia, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Sciatica, Skin problems, Alopecia, Grey Hairs, Gastric problems and other Lifestyle Disorders with Panchkarma Therapies and Ayurvedic Medicines.

Hair is one of the essential features of our personality. Every person suffers from hair fall at a certain age. We keep trying different methods for dense, voluminous, and shiny hair. It is said that hundreds of strands a day are normal. So, the problem starts when it exceeds the number and every corner of your house have a certain amount of your hair rolled. Or when there is no compensating hair growth.   

According to the survey, up to 40% of men and 25% of women in India are victims of hair fall. Changing lifestyle, unhealthy dietary habits, sleep disturbances, systemic diseases, medications, and stressful life causes early baldness and greying of hair, which can be pretty embarrassing. In modern science, many drugs are used to treat hair fall but have some limitations due to their adverse effects. One possible hair loss solution is Ayurveda, which has no side effects.  

What does Ayurveda say about hair fall?  

In Ayurveda, Khalitya means hair fall. Acharya Charaka classified it under Shiroroga. Khalitya is primarily a Pitta dominant Tridoshjanya Vyadhi, i.e., Vata, Kapha, and Rakta dosha. In modern science, it is termed Alopecia or baldness. A partial or complete hair loss, especially from the scalp.  

The rate of Khalitya is increasing daily; let's understand the Ayurvedic causes of hair loss.  

Causes of Hair Loss -   

  1. Due to Usna Guna of Pitta dosha, the individual with Pitta Prakriti starts hair fall and early greying than individuals of other doshas Prakriti.
  2. Premature aging- With age, the hair tends to lose its natural color. Although aging is genetically predetermined, lifestyle, dietary habits, mental status, social & family life, and many other environmental factors may influence aging, and their adverse effects cause premature aging. Pre-mature aging could be a cause of increasing hair fall in people.
  3. Excessive salt consumption and kshara lead to khalitya. Improper diet or excess salt intake by pregnant women causes early hair fall in the child due to vitiation of pitta dosha.
  4. Hormonal imbalance- both genders experience hair fall due to thyroid dysfunction. Women reaching menopause age or who are pregnant have higher chances of hair fall due to natural fluctuations of hormones.
  5. Causes according to modern science - Nutritional disorders, local skin disorders, endocrinal diseases, post-acute illness, stress, drugs, cosmetics, and genetic tendencies are also reasons that cause hair loss in humans.

Approach to Patients of Hair fall (Khalitya)  

Hair fall can manifest as a primary disease (independent disease) and secondary to other disorders, or it can be present as a symptom of many diseases.   

Because of its variable Eito-pathogenesis, we need a careful approach to the patients for proper diagnosis and treatment of hair fall (khalitya). Patients' accurate history should be taken, including all the criteria, such as past medical history, family history, and personal history, along with other general & systemic examinations. The scalp & body should be carefully examined to detect any abnormality in the skin.  

Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss Management According to Ayurveda  

1. Nidan Parivarjan (avoiding factors that cause hair fall)  

  • Individuals of pitta Prakriti are more prone to falling hair. Knowing the causative and risk factors, the patients must be examined carefully to prevent hair fall. They should follow the diet and habits mentioned by Ayurvedic experts.
  • Due to the accumulation of pitta dosha in the rainy season and vitiation in the autumn season, these months of the year are more uncertain for patients of hair fall in an individual of pitta Prakriti or persons with a genetic history of baldness. These people are strictly advised to follow the proper routines mentioned for the rainy and autumn seasons.
  • The head and hair should not be washed with lukewarm water. Also, applying ayurvedic hair growth oil in the roots and massaging gently can be an effective way to manage hair loss.

2- Moordha tail (oiling) and paste for local application over the scalp 

 Oil should be applied regularly on the scalp. Ayurvedic hair oil for growth nourishes the hair follicles and gives strength to the cortex and fiber of hair. Oiling prevents the falling of hair and baldness and also makes the hair black long, and deep-rooted.  

 Mustard oil or Coconut oil can be used regularly (Twice weekly) for the massage oil hair.   

3- Nasya (nasal drop)  

 Everybody should take nasal drops of "Anu tail" every year during the rainy, autumn, and spring season when the sky is free from clouds. Nasya nourishes the Srotas above the clavicle, including the hair follicles that strengthen the hair and reduce falling. Along with many other benefits, it prevents hair fall and accelerates hair growth.   

4- Dhoomapana (medicated smoke) 

Along with the health of the head & senses, dhoomapana cures hair fall problems by clearing the dosha from the head region and improves the firmness of hair on the head, beard & teeth.  

5- Kshaurakarma  

 Hair cutting & proper care of the hair of the scalp & beard should be done regularly. Acharya Charaka mentioned that everybody should have a hair - cut, shave and nail cut thrice every fortnight.  

6- Purification Procedure (Panchakarma) 

For the patient suffering from hair loss, Vaman, Virechan, Vasti, and Rakta Mokshana should be done according to the dosha involved. Because of the involvement of mainly pitta dosha, virechana, and rakta, moksha is commonly indicated in the falling of hair & baldness.   

7 ways to manage hair loss

7- Ayurvedic Hair Growth Oil for Shiro Abhyanga (Head Massage) -   

Here is a list of some best Ayurvedic hair oil for hair growth:  

  1. Bhringraj Oil is a natural ingredient essential in the haircare regime. Regular use of bhringraj oil encourages faster hair growth.   
    How to use– Massage your scalp with bhringraj oil twice weekly to strengthen hair and promote growth.
  2. Amla Oil is the most preferred ingredient in maintaining hair health. Amla strengthens hair follicles, giving hair strength and luster. The surplus Vitamin C halts premature greying.  
    How to use– Massage amla hair oil on the scalp twice weekly and wash the following day with a mild shampoo. A good massage around the scalp stimulates hair growth and relieves dry, itchy scalp.
  3. Brahmi Oil is thought to soothe pitta and improve hair and skin conditions like alopecia areata.   
    How to use– Massage the Brahmi oil on the skin of the scalp to strengthen hair and promote hair growth.
  4. Coconut Oil is rich in antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which helps in preventing free radicals that act as a barrier against hair growth.  
    How to use– Before bed, massage a small amount of coconut oil into the scalp. Leave it overnight and wash it off the next morning.
  5. Almond Oil softens hair, makes it less prone to breakage, and diminishes split ends.   
    How to use– Apply almond oil directly on your hair. Massage the oil from the end to the hair shaft to improve overall health.
  6. Moringa Oil contains vitamin C, vitamin B, and monosaturated fats that are prone to smooth, shiny, and healthy hair.  
    How to use– Massage moringa oil gently from the scalp to the end. It can be used weekly or as often as you like.

For a balanced lifestyle and medication solution, it is advisable to consult an ayurvedic expert if you are suffering from extreme hair loss or baldness. 

Ayurvedic Hair Growth Oil for Shiro Abhyanga (Head Massage)

Conclusion

Hair loss is evil. It requires proper management and minor changes in lifestyle and dietary habits. Good hair care, like oiling, washing, and protecting against external factors like heating, environment, and chemicals, is important for preventing hair fall and keeping them healthy and shiny. HealthyBazar.com has some of the best expert Ayurvedhacharyas. They will treat the root cause of hair loss and help manage the issue through therapies like Abhyanga, Lepana, Shodhan, Nasya, and Rasayana. After all, healthy hair adds beauty to our personality. 

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2022

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