Although historically discussed as a problem among men, hair loss/thinning hair is also common among women. For most men, it may be male pattern balding. Female hair loss is often caused by stress, medication, changing hormones, and even menopause. Additionally, many hair styling products (chemicals/excessive heat) can contribute to hair loss.
Hair loss or Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness.
Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what's causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body.Signs and symptoms of hair loss may include:
People typically lose 50 to 100 hairs a day. This usually isn't noticeable because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair loss occurs when new hair doesn't replace the hair that has fallen out.
Hair loss is typically related to one or more of the following factors:
A number of factors can increase your risk of hair loss, including:
Before making a diagnosis, your doctor will likely give you a physical exam and ask about your diet, your hair care routine, and your medical and family history. You might also have tests, such as the following:
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICATION FOR HAIR LOSS
Shampooing too often causes dry hair. many over do it by washing once, sometimes twice, per day. That will strip away all of the hair’s natural oils.Dry hair develops when your hair doesn’t get or retain enough moisture. This reduces its soft lustre and can make it appear frizzy and dull.Dry hair can affect men and women of any age, but you’re more likely to develop it as you get older.
Your hair consists of three layers. If your hair is healthy, natural oils in the outer layer help protect the inner layers. They also reflect light, making your hair appear shiny. Sheen and luster are two important signs of healthy hair. When your hair is dry, the outer layer breaks down, causing it to appear dull and unhealthy.
CAUSES OF DRY HAIRS
A variety of factors can lead to dry hair, including environmental conditions, hair care habits, and your physical health.Some of the environmental conditions that can cause dry hair include:
HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR DRY HAIRS
Borax is an excellent remedy for dry hair that gets tangled to form bunches due to extreme dryness. These bunches of hair stuck rigidly together are averse to becoming smooth on combing. Borax is very beneficial in smoothening the hair. It is also of great help to those who get rid of these bunches of tangled hair by cutting them, only to see another bunch being formed shortly thereafter. Borax helps in removing the tangled bunches and also in eradicating the tendency towards formation of these bunches.Other symptoms are-- Great fear of downward motion like going downstairs. There is sensitivity towards the slightest of sound
Phosphorus is the top remedy for dry hair especially at roots. Phosphorus brings about very good results in cases of hair getting mostly dry at the root. Along with dry hair at roots, the scalp is also very dry and scaly. Phosphorus is also a remedy of great help when due to extreme dry hair at roots, there is a lot of hair fall. Phosphorus moisturise dry hair, remove dry, scaly scalp and check hair fall. The important constitutional symptom for Phosphorus are- desire for cold things like cold drinks, ice creams and juices in food. sensitivity towards external impressions like air, noise, touch and odour
Thuja is another excellent remedy for dry hair where the hair gets brittle due to intense dryness. The dry, brittle hair show splits at various places and looks crimped. Thuja can also be used when dry, brittle, crimpy hair is rough with a lack of shine. In all these conditions, Thuja ensures a wonderful recovery by strengthening the hair and nourishing the scalp, thus preventing split dry hair progression. By using Thuja, the hair regainsits shine with vanishing of dryness and splitting. It can also effective for white, scaly dandruff.
Sulphur is considered the best natural Homeopathic medicines for hair that is dry and lustreless. For using these remedy, the scalp has to be very unhealthy with dry, lustreless hair. The scalp is also dry and can be itchy. The hair may also stick together forming tangles. When a person’s scalp and hair show these conditions, one of the Homeopathic remedy can bring about improvement by going deeply into the root cause. Sulphur is the remedy for persons with dry, lustreless hair who show heat intolerance. Such persons suffer from heat in various body parts and cannot tolerate excessive heat .
Psorinum is considered the best natural Homeopathic medicines for hair that is dry and lusterless. For using these remedy, the scalp has to be very unhealthy with dry, lustreless hair. The scalp is also dry and can be itchy. The hair may also stick together forming tangles. When a person’s scalp and hair show these conditions, one of the Homeopathic remedy can bring about improvement by going deeply into the root cause. Psorinum suits persons with dry, lustreless hair who are sensitive to a cold environment. They cannot tolerate a slight draught of air even in summers. They show a need to be covered up completely even in summer heat.
Natrum Mur is the best dry hair with hair fall.Natrum mur persons are mainly reserved in nature and may also have weeping tendencies. They have an aversion to sun heat. Along with this, they may show a craving for extra salt in diet. Anemia can be a part of the constitutional symptoms for using Natrum Mur.
Lycopodium,is also good for dry hair with hair fall It is best for people who have an excessive craving for sweets and hot food or drinks. They are irritable nature and cannot tolerate contradiction or opposition. They may also have been suffering from gastric troubles of any sort for the past years.
The splitting or fraying of the hair shaft, most commonly affecting long hair. This occurs when the outer most layer of the hair shaft, the cuticle, is damaged, exposing the cortex of the hair. This damage can lead to hair breakage, dry hair ends, dead ends, and of course, split ends.Over-brushing hair, excessive perming, too much heat, and lack of a good conditioner cause split ends.
OILY OR GREASY HAIRS / SCALP -
Oily hair is caused when the scalp produces too much of a natural oil called sebum. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands, which can sometimes “work overtime”, resulting in excessive amounts of oil.
Here are some of the most common causes of an oily scalp/ hairs :
Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that irritates and inflames your skin. Pink, scaly areas of skin develop in areas with a lot of oil glands, including the scalp. It’s also known as dandruff.It can result from an allergic reaction or be a symptom of an autoimmune condition. It’s not a serious condition. Home treatments can often treat or manage it.
Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can cause red, scaly patches to appear on your scalp.Both of these conditions are disorders related to immune dysfunction.
Forehead acne develops when oil and skin cell substances get trapped inside the pores. It can also lead to specific acne bacteria to build up and cause acne bumps.Excessive oil production is often the cause of acne
Your genes may contribute to how much oil your glands produce and how thick your hair is.
Frizzy hair occurs when the hair’s moisture level falls below normal levels, and it can also be hereditary.
CAUSES OF FRIZZY HAIRS
Extra hot water may feel relaxing during your shower, but it’s not doing your hair (or your skin, for that matter) any favors. Scalding hot water can strip your hair of the natural oils that keep it moisturized and shiny. Since you already know that a lack of moisture in your hair can cause frizz, it’s wise to avoid anything that can remove the precious oils your hair so desperately needs.
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but daily heat to your hair can strip it of natural moisture and lead to frizz. Not to mention, these hair styling tools can cause damaged hair.
It’s no secret that harsh foaming shampoos can mess with your hair’s natural equilibrium, resulting in dry, dull hair that looks frizzy. Also, keep in mind that all shampoos are not created equal. It’s very possible that your formula of choice is further drying your hair.
Got brittle, split ends? Damaged hair is a surefire way to experience frizz. Plus, the longer those split ends stick around, the higher the chance of hair damage climbing up your hair strands and wreaking further havoc.
Wrapping your hair up into an abrasive bath towel can draw moisture out of your hair quickly and lead to frizz. If your hair is curly, this friction can also cause clumps and deformed coils.
There are many causes of dull-looking hair — chemical or heat-styling damage, and environmental soils.Dull hair tends to have certain characteristics: It typically lacks luster, has a rough or coarse feeling, and might look frizzy or feel heavy.
Dull hair happens for a variety of reasons, including:
HEAT DAMAGED HAIRS
Use your curling iron or flat iron too much and your hair will become damaged.
COLOUR DAMAGED HAIRS
When you color your hair, chemicals are used to open your hair shaft, leaving your hair extremely porous and prone to brittleness and breakage.
To many, gray hair is a badge of honor. But others would prefer to get rid of it because gray hair can be brittle and more unruly than other strands.
CAUSES OF GREY OR WHITE HAIRS
There could be ways to restore pigmentation, but it depends on the cause. Here are common causes of premature white hair.
Everyone deals with stress from time to time. The consequences of chronic stress can include:
An autoimmune disease can also cause premature white hair. This is when the body’s immune system attacks its own cells. In the case of alopecia and vitiligo, the immune system can attack hair and cause loss of pigment.
Hormonal changes caused by a thyroid problem — such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism — may also be responsible for premature white hair. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. It helps control many bodily functions such as metabolism. The health of your thyroid can also influence the color of your hair. An overactive or underactive thyroid can cause your body to produce less melanin.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency
White hair at an early age can also indicate a vitamin B-12 deficiency. This vitamin plays an important role in your body. It gives you energy, plus it contributes to healthy hair growth and hair color.A vitamin B-12 deficiency is associated with a condition called pernicious anemia, which is when your body can’t absorb enough of this vitamin. Your body needs vitamin B-12 for healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen to cells in your body, including hair cells. A deficiency can weaken hair cells and affect melanin production.
Chemical hair dyes and hair products
Chemical hair dyes and hair products, even shampoos, can contribute to premature hair graying. Many of these products contain harmful ingredients that decrease melanin.Hydrogen peroxide, which is in many hair dyes, is one such harmful chemical. Excessive use of products that bleach hair will also eventually cause it to turn white.
A person’s diet plays a part in preventing white hair. A diet rich in antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress.Antioxidant-rich foods include :
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICATION FOR GREY HAIRS OR WHITE HAIRS
Lycopodium works most naturally and harmlessly to stop the process of graying. The patient prescribed with this medicine usually suffers from gastric troubles like constipation.
This homeopathic medicine is quite effective on an anemic person. Natrum Mur helps to improve the overall health of a person and increase immunity. A person on this medication might have an excessive craving for salty food items.
Phosphorus acts excellently to prevent further greying of hair. It is good for people suffering from graying of hair accompanied by hair fall, dandruff, and itchy scalp. People taking phosphorus may have peculiar desire of having cold drinks, juice and ice creams.
Vinca Minor acts on the pigmentation, which leads to white hair without any side effects. Vinca Minor is also used for the treatment of eruptions on the scalp.
Arnica is a flowering herb and hair oil made with this has been used as a homeopathic treatment for skin, scalp, and hair conditions. The hair oil helps to improve the overall health of your hair and strengthening the hair follicles, thus reducing the hair fall.
Acid phos is used for hair grey early in life and which fall out. Hairs thin out and turns grey early.