What is Hair Loss ?
Hair loss is the most common and leading hair problem among all the hair problems. We all have to deal with it at some point or the other.
And when we see the strands of hair losing out in dozens, we stress out leading to even more hair loss. So what is the reason for Hair losses
and how we can deal with? We will talk into reasons and Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair Loss.
Ayurveda and Hair Loss
As per Ayurveda, Hair Loss just like any other body condition or disease is caused by the imbalance of Vata Pitta and Kapha also known as Doshas. These Ayurvedic Doshas are well covered in our Ayurveda Page. Since every person’s hair has a distinct characteristics, so reason for hair loss can vary from person to person. But As per Ayurveda , the root cause for Hair Loss is because of the Pitta Dosha. Pitta controls our metabolism and digestion. A balanced Pitta gives us a healthy body and mind and also controls our general well being. Once you identify the reasons of pitta dosha, it becomes easier to correct it.
Usually eating habits, anxiety, and stress cause pitta dosha, which in turn leads to hair loss. For eg. excess consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol, meat, fried and spicy food can cause a pitta imbalance.
Other than the Pitta Dosha, other reasons for hair loss as per Ayurveda are hormonal imbalances in men and women, stress, lack of sleep, improper diet, intoxicating substances, dandruff or fungal infections, diseases such as diabetes among others. Hair re-growth remedies from Ayurveda help to address these issues promoting hair regrowth. Now lets talk about the Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair Loss and Methodology for applying the remedy.
Ayurvedic Remedies For Hair Loss
Bhringraj Means the King of Herbs. Just like its name, it helps promote hair growth and also helps promote balding.Available as a powder and Oil.One can either get some leaves or 5-6 tbsp of powder. Blend this with water to make a thick paste.Apply the paste on scalp for 20 min and then wash this with some natural Shampoo like the Sutatva Hair Cleaner or Sutatva Organic Sulfate Free Shampoo. This procedure can be done 3 times a week.
2) Amla Or GooseBerry Paste:
Amla is not only a very effective ayurvedic remedy for hair fall, but also a treatment for purifying blood and treating indigestion.
Regular usage of Amla improves scalp health by tackling dandruff and scalp. When used in combination with shikakai, it acts as a natural dye that gives a nice brown color. To Use Amla , get 5-6 tbsp Amla Powder and 5-6 Tbsp Water. In a bowl, combine the ingredients to get a thick, smooth paste.Section your hair and apply the paste to your scalp and hair.Leave it in for 30 minutes and then wash off with some Shampoo. Again We advise using a natural hair shampoo like Sutatva Shampoos mentioned earlier also in this blog.This procedure can be done 3 times a week.
3) Neem Paste:
From Ancient days, Neem has been used to treat skin and Hair Conditions. Regular usage of neem on our scalp improves blood circulation and strengthens the roots which, in turn, promotes hair growth. Neem is also used to treat dandruff and lice. When the scalp suffers from dryness, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis and excessive sebum—hair roots get damaged. This causes hair loss. Neem helps battle these conditions, soothes the scalp and promotes healthy hair growth. To use Neem for Hair Loss, one can get a few neem leaves.Boil them in water, for 15 minutes and then set it aside to cool.Collect the neem infused water in a jug and set it apart for some time. Wash /cleanse/ condition your hair and then pour the neem water through for a final rinse. Do not rinse your hair any further. This can be done 3 times a week.
4) Ritha Paste:
Women have used Ritha for centuries. It promotes hair growth, improves texture and volume. As Ritha is mild in nature, one can use it to cleanse your hair every day without losing the natural oils from your scalp. Usage: Soak the soap nuts overnight in 2 cups of warm water.In the morning, boil the soap nuts in the same water for about 15 minutes and then set it aside to cool.Strain the cooled solution and collect the liquid in a jug. Rinse your hair with water and then pour half of the solution through your hair. Massage hair for a few minutes (4-6 mins) and then rinse with water.Repeat with the remaining soap nut shampoo. The solution will start to form a slight lather at this point. You can use Ritha in this manner twice a week.
The rich antioxidant content of shikkakai makes it perfect for restoring scalp health and treating hair fall. It detangles hair, reduces dandruff and conditions hair to make it luscious and manageable. Usage :Mix 6 tbsp Dried Shikakai Powder with 2 cups water for 10 min. Combine the ingredients in a jug and then set it aside to be used as shampoo.Rinse your hair with water and then pour half of the shikakai solution through your hair. Massage your hair for a few minutes (4-5 mins) and later rinse with water.Repeat with the remaining. This can be done on alternate days.
Ashwagandha is an amazing Herb that promotes hair growth. Tablets are available in the market and one can consume them daily for better results.
Brahmi strengthens the hair and promotes its growth.It provides nourishment to the root of the hair and is very useful to reduce dandruff.Hair packs of Brahmi help lessen the itchiness of your scalp. When applied regularly, it reduces split ends in hair.
Usage: Combine 2 tbsp Dried Brahmi Powder,2 tbsp Dried Amla Powder,2 tbsp Dried Ashwagandha Powder,½ cup Yogurt in a bowl till you get a good mixture .Section your hair and start applying the mixture from the roots to the tips of your hair.Once all of your hair is covered, leave the mixture on for 1 hour. Wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo. This can be done 3 times in a week.
Methi is a commonly used herb in most households. Not only is it an excellent remedy for hair fall. It is also one of the best solutions for dandruff and is known for its ability to boost scalp health. Usage: Roast 2 tbsp of methi in a pan and then grind it to get a fine powder.Collect the powder in a bowl and add some water to form a thick paste. One can apply this paste to your scalp, leave it for 20 minutes.Finally wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo. This can be done twice a week.
Aloe Vera helps to keep your system clean from within. It is also excellent for scalp health, curbing hair fall, and promoting hair growth. To use it combine ½ cup Pure Aloe Vera Gel,3 tbsp Coconut Oil (Preferably something like Sutatva Cold Pressed Coconut Oil),2 tbsp Honey in a bowl.Apply this to your scalp and hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo. This can be done 1-2 times in a week.
10)Hot Oil Massage With Ayurvedic Oils:
A hot oil massage using ingredients like coconut, maha ,bhringraj, amla, arnica, sesame seed, almond or Brahmi oil helps improve circulation, rejuvenates your hair follicles. This leads to better blood circulation to the roots of the hair. You can expect increased hair growth within a span of 6 months. Massage at least 3 times a week. Sutatva Hair & Scalp Tonic has all the ingredients discussed above blog. I can be your primary choice for hot Oil massage.After massage leave it at least for 30 min at least and cover your hair with hot towel for even better results. You can also alternate the massage with some other sutatva hair oils such as cold pressed coconut oil, cold pressed sesame oil, healthy root oil & cold pressed Almond Oil.
Dealing with Hair Fall is not easy. But with Ayurveda remedies available one can restore the health of his/her hair to former glory. Do get into touch with sutatva hair specialist to choose the Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair Loss that would suit you.