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Published 25-06-2021

Ayurvedic treatment for Hair Fall and thick Healthy Hair

HAIRFALL & THINNING, SKIN, GENERAL WEAKNESS, PREGNANCY CARE

Ayurvedic treatment for Hair Fall and thick Healthy Hair

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.

One of the most important elements determining someone’s physical appearance is hair. Men and women worldwide constantly seek the best Ayurvedic treatment for hair fall to enhance the appearance and health of their hair.

However, due to various causes such as a poor diet, environmental factors, hormonal imbalance, or stress, we often suffer from hair issues. These issues include hair fall, premature greying, and thinning. Moreover, many commercial hair care products use many chemicals that damage not only the hair but also, potentially, the body's nervous system and endocrine system too. 

Also, the products we use to treat our damaged hair often have only a superficial effect and leave the underlying causes unanswered. This is why we should consider home remedies and herbal products to take care of our hair from its roots.

A study on Chennai based population on hair fall with hair related problems among males of age 18-50 revealed the following:

  • The prevalence of hair fall was 60.3%.
  • The prevalence of dandruff was 17.1%.
  • The prevalence of baldness was 50.4%. 

Symptoms of Hair Fall

Common symptoms of hair loss can vary in men and women. In women, the primary symptom of hair fall is hair loss in the parting of the head and the mid-frontal area of the scalp. For men, hair thinning on the top of the head, along with noticeable bald spots in the front, are clear indications of male pattern hair loss.

Additionally, if you find more hair than usual on the hairbrush after you brush or after washing your hair and on your pillow in the morning, these are also signs of hair loss. You may consider herbal treatment of hair fall to stop hair fall in the initial level to avoid severe loss.

Causes of Hair Fall

There are various causes of hair fall that may vary from person to person. 

Here are some common causes of hair fall:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Erratic and irregular lifestyle – late nights and long hours
  • Environmental factors such as pollution and climate change
  • Stress, anxiety, tension, and inadequate sleep or rest
  • Over Styling or excessive use of hair styling products

These factors can lead to excess toxic substances in the body and cause hair fall.

Causes of Hair Fall

Ayurveda and Hair Fall

According to Ayurvedic treatment for hair fall, the hair is a direct by-product of your bone tissue (marrow). It is also linked to the central nervous system and gut. This means any weakness in the bone tissue, nervous system, and digestive system’s health will naturally result in hair loss or diminishing hair growth.

In other words, the imbalance in your unique constituency or ratio (Prakriti) of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Doshas (physical forces) will lead to the underlying issues in bone marrow, nervous and digestive systems. This, in turn, reflects in your scalp and hair.

You can understand your underlying Dosha imbalance or physiological imbalance by assessing your hair texture and the type of hair problems you have.

For example: 

  • The imbalance in Vata Dosha causes excessive dryness and flaky dandruff. As a result, your hair becomes frizzy and brittle.
  • The imbalance in Pitta Dosha causes receding hairlines, hair thinning, and premature greying.
  • The imbalance in Kapha Dosha can result in needless oil secretion. The excess oil blocks the follicles of your scalp, which leads to wet and sticky dandruff.

The Ayurvedic system is wholly based on balancing the three dosha levels – Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. According to Ayurveda texts, hair fall occurs when a Dosha imbalance occurs. Thus, it is necessary to know the patient's Prakriti to regrow hair. Diet and lifestyle are also significant factors in promoting hair growth.

Home Remedies for Hair Loss

There are various home remedies that not only help to control hair fall but also help to keep your hair shiny and beautiful. In addition, these remedies can be performed at home quickly due to the easy availability of the ingredients.

  • Egg Mask

An egg has many ingredients like Sulphur, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iodine, etc., that control hair fall and promote hair growth.

To prepare an egg mask, follow these instructions:

  1. Separate an Egg in the bowl.
  2. Add 1 tsp of Olive oil and honey.
  3. Beat everything together to make a paste.
  4. Apply the paste all over the hair, i.e., from root to tips.
  5. After 20 minutes, use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.
  • Liquorice Root

This herb prevents hair loss and maintains hair sustainability. In addition, it helps soothe the scalp and eliminate any dry flakes/dandruff.

  1. Mix 1 tbsp. of liquorice root powder and a quarter teaspoon saffron to one cup of milk.
  2. Apply this to your scalp and hair length and leave it overnight.
  3. The following day, wash your hair.
  4. Repeat this twice a week. 
  • Coconut Milk

The protein and essential fats in coconut milk promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.

To prepare the milk, follow these instructions:

  1. Grate a medium-sized fresh coconut and cook it in water on low flame for five minutes.
  2. Strain the cooked coconut and cool it down.
  3. Then, add 1 tbsp. crushed black pepper and 1 tbsp. fenugreek seeds.
  4. Apply on your hair and roots.
  5. Keep it for 20 minutes, and rinse with a shampoo.
  • Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which help boost hair growth and prevent hair loss.

  1. Soak 2-3 tea bags (depending on the length of your hair) in hot water.
  2. When it comes to room temperature, apply it to hair and scalp.
  3. Massage gently.
  4. Keep it for 1 hour and rinse with cold water.
Home Remedies for Hair Loss

Diet and Lifestyle Modifications 

Eating healthy and living a balanced lifestyle is essential to keeping your hair healthy. According to Ayurvedic treatment for hair fall, a wholesome and balanced diet enriched with vitamins and minerals helps grow hair.

Following are some diet and lifestyle changes you should adopt in your life to regain your hair:

  • Include cucumber, pumpkin, and leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Consume Yoghurt- Yoghurt is full of protein that offers nourishment and has lactic acid that is great for cleansing the scalp and clearing away the dead skin cells to help your hair grow properly.
  • Include coriander in your cooking to support your follicles.
  • Practice self-care Panchakarma procedures such as Nasya Karma (therapy related to nose), Sirodhara (head massage), Sirolepa (treatment performed on the scalp), Shirobasti (warm oil poured onto the head), etc.
  • Maintain a healthy routine to avoid stress.
  • Practice Yoga Asanas like 
  • Adho Mukha Savasana (downward-facing dog)
  • Sirsasana (headstand)
  • Vajrasana (Diamond pose)
  • Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand)
  • Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
  • Ustrasana (back bending camel pose)
  • Practice Pranayama regularly like Nadi Shodhan (alternate nostril breathing), Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, and Sheetli Pranayam.
  • Cleanse your hair with a Sulfate and Paraben free shampoo or mild Ayurvedic shampoo.
  • Use natural herbs to prepare a hair mask like Henna, Aloe Vera, Reetha (Soapnuts), and apply it once a week.

Ayurvedic Herbs to Prevent Hair Fall

Along with diet and lifestyle changes, a few herbs help to prevent and control hair fall. These herbs enhance hair quality and make hair shiny. You can use their extracts or powders as hair masks or add them while washing your hair.

Following are the herbs to prevent hair fall:

  • Shikakai

Shikakai is a magical herb that is very beneficial for hair. It can be considered a natural hair cleanser or shampoo due to its cleansing properties. In addition, it helps to promote hair growth naturally and nourishes hair with its antioxidant properties.

How to use-

  1. Buy Shikakai Powder or grind Shikakai to make a powder.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. Coconut water in it and store it in a glass jar.
  3. Massage your hair and scalp with this oil at least twice a week.
  • Brahmi

Brahmi is a very powerful herb to promote hair growth and hair quality. It is useful in preparing herbal oil that is beneficial to make your hair strong and efficient to relieve stress hormones called ‘cortisol’ and lighten your mood. It is also effective for dry and damaged scalp. 

How to use

  1. Add Brahmi leaves or powder in coconut oil.
  2. Boil them together on low flame till reduced half of the quantity.
  3. Massaging the scalp with Brahmi oil twice a week.
  • Amla

Amla is enriched with Vitamin C, an essential element to keep hair and scalp healthy and refreshing. In addition, it is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that help strengthen hair follicles, and it helps to remove dandruff, dissolve grease and dirt from follicles. 

Massaging the scalp with Amla oil can increase blood circulation. It provides essential nutrients to hair follicles to promote hair growth.

How to use-

  1. Massage your scalp with Amla Oil and keep it overnight.
  2. Wash hair in the morning with a mild shampoo.

Also Read: Neem Oil for Hair: Research, Benefits, How to Use it, and Side Effects

Ayurvedic Herbs to Prevent Hair Fall

Conclusion

In modern medicine, health issues like hair fall, greying hairs, and dandruff are treated symptomatically for months of application. Ayurveda relieves these head disorders in Siraveda at the forehead region to clear obstruction channels. There are various herbs and home remedies available in Ayurveda that help to cleanse the scalp, circulate blood in hair and promote hair growth. Along with Ayurvedic treatment for hair fall, you should also consider healthy diet and lifestyle modifications to ensure speedy hair growth and nourishment. Find lifestyle tips and Ayurvedic products at HealthyBazar. All the products on-site are genuine. To treat hair fall problems and get healthier hair, one can also consult with Dr. Shivani, an Ayurvedic Consultant, and Practitioner with 3 years of experience. 

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2022

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