October 9, 2006

Prevent hair-loss part-1

Hair loss is a common problem. It would be incorrect to attribute hair loss to hereditary factors alone. Hereditary factors may be a cause for hair-loss only to a certain extent. Just because the previous generations of a few families have experienced baldness, thinning hair and receding hairlines, it does not mean that their descendents are destined for the same.

It is certainly possible to control the extent of hair loss and thinning. It is essential to have a healthy scalp to avoid hair loss and aiding new hair growth.

Some of the factors that contribute to the acceleration of and permanence of hair loss are-
* Genetic factors as mentioned earlier.
* Hormonal imbalance
* A diet devoid of essential nutrients
* Stress
* Insomnia
* Improper brushing or combing the hair
* Pulling your hair often
* Excessive use of hair dryers, perming, back-combing
* Hair-dos such as ponytails which tend to pull the hair tightly from the scalp
* Excessive oil production from the scalp – scientifically termed as sebum.
The scalp emits excessive oils due to the emotional and physical stress. The build of oil and other substances clogs the hair follicles and creates an unhealthy condition of the scalp, resulting in hair loss, thinning hair and various unhealthy scalp conditions.
(To be continued tomorrow)
Hair care
See also: Do’s and Don’ts of Hair-care/ How to get rid of split ends / Fight dandruff yourself/ Home Remedies for dandruff / How to make your hair a crowning glory/ Prevent gray hair


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  1. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Hair loss is very big problem in our days. Many people suffer - men, women and even children. It's very difficult to control hair loss, but it's possible. I like your blog and your advices. There are many ways of stopping hair loss and for each situation there should be a personal advice.

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  3. Anonymous3:11 PM

    The Hair Growth Cycle
    A healthy follicle repeatedly goes through three phases in its life: growing, transitional, and resting. -->
    Growing Phase
    In a normal scalp, about 90% of hair follicles are growing at any one time. Each follicle stays in the growing phase for two to six years. How long an individual hair grows depends on how long it is in the growing phase. After the growing phase, hair enters a brief transitional phase.
    Transitional Phase -->
    The transitional phase typically lasts two to three weeks. Less than 1% of your hair is in this phase at any one time.
    Resting Phase -->
    Hair follicles rest for two to three months. At the end of the resting phase, the follicle "sheds" its hair. Then the growing phase begins again.

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  5. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Pls do this simple thing advised by Baba Ramdev. Rub ur both hands nails with each other everyday for 5-10 minutes. It will surely solve ur problem

  6. Anonymous3:29 PM

    u should first get to the roots of the cause for ur hair fall.. it might be due to a bad diet.. try including lot of green leafy vegetables and salmon(if ur non vegetarian) .. omega 3 fatty acids like 7 seas capsules(available in india) might help.. use a mild shampoo which stimulates the scalp ( iw ould recommend new by lush check out www.lush.com) and avoid stress by meditating.

  7. Anonymous2:24 PM

    One of the most common problems leading to hair loss is a simple lack of nutrients in your body - most cases of hair loss are because of this

  8. Anonymous3:56 PM

    If it is hereditary, difficult to control. Take good nutritional food, take plenty of water. Dont change your shampoos\ oils frequently. Use Jaborandi oil. It helps me very much in stopping hairfall.

  9. Anonymous6:02 PM

    You should use reetha or soapnuts on your hair.
    it gives a natural shine and also nurtures your hair.
    Shampoos are filled with chemicals and cause harm to your hair. You shold also apply oil to your hair for atleast three hours, leave it overnight for bets results

  10. Anonymous6:04 PM

    If u could change your shampoo, then I have a natural way to enhance
    the roots of your hair , this u can do by mixing amlaa powder and
    shikakai powder in water and boil it for some time,and wash ur hair wid
    that and u will find ur hair strong and shiny black.

  11. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Use thickening cleansing agents. There are many shampoos and conditioners on the market that are geared towards helping an individual thicken her hair. They can be bought at hair salons or some drug stores. Nioxin and Rogaine are among the most popular ones. The key to success with these products is using them regularly.

  12. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Stress can definitely cause hair loss. It's called alopesia nervosa. The good news is that it's temporary. If you can't avoid a stressful situation, your doctor can prescribe something to calm you down until it's over. You can also use volumizers for your hair or take special vitamins. Health stores carry vitamins that stimulate hair growth.
    I went through a very difficult time when my husband died and I started losing hair. Thankfully, that's all behind me.
    It will pass and you'll have your hair back

  13. Anonymous12:05 AM

    i have been using virgin coconut oil extracted from coconut milk..try out MeritVCO virgin coconut oil its good for hair and skin

    jaya nair

  14. Women's hair loss can be a very traumatic experience; simply because hair is a defining pint of personal style for almost all women. Right now I am using iht9 shampoo. Hope I will find good result.

  15. Dr Annant9:48 AM

    Although the exact causes of baldness are unknown, heredity, hormones and age are contributing factors. Unlike hair loss resulting from disease or other non-hereditary factors, hair loss due to common baldness is permanent. Indicative symptoms of baldness include moving of hairline backwards, excessive fall of hair during comb or bathing, hair easily comes out from the head even with plucking, one can find abandon quantity of hairs on blanket, pillow and bed sheets. To prevent hair loss nutritious diet and good hair care is required.

  16. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Procerin hair loss treatment is free from most of the side effects associated with other medications and supplements. A small minority of men report mild stomach discomfort in the first few days of use. The solution, if this occurs, is to take Procerin with food. Taking Procerin with food will not affect Procerin results.

  17. Suvidha2:08 PM

    Hair loss is caused by many reasons such as malnutrition, illness, tension and other health problems. Homemade remedies can treat hair loss.
    Massage with olive oil before going to bed at night and next morning, wash off the hair gently.
    Massage of aloe Vera gel or coconut milk over the scalp; leave it for about one hour. After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results if one uses this massage at least 3-4 times a week

  18. Shivani8:51 AM

    Thanks a lot Aparna......will try , as i am loosing hair at a drastic way and feeling so depressed

  19. Nirupama9:02 AM

    Excessive stress is one of the main causes for hair loss. So, explore different stress management techniques to relieve stress and get enough rest for your body. Consequently you can maximize healthy hair growth to some extent

  20. Hello everyone! I am 19 and I always had this problem of light hair. All my friends used to have really good and healthy hair but I was always deprived of this beauty. Now after continuous use of this herbal tonic I have the healthiest hair with all that shine and buff that I have always desired. This tonic is seriously doing wonders. Give it a try!

  21. Massage your scalp with a good hair oil at least twice a week. Be careful not to be too harsh. Use your finger tips to gently stimulate the blood vessels on your scalp.

  22. I had search products for controlling the hair loss. But no good results came. But when I found IHT-9 the herbal hair regrowth shampoo from the website www.iht9.com , I start applying this and within few weeks, I am actually getting my hair back. It’s really a true herbal shampoo I have ever got.

  23. Nakul4:03 PM

    Chinese remedies work

  24. Shiva9:28 AM

    Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.

  25. unknown2:54 PM

    Your hair is not alive, and I seriously doubt that any commercial shampoo is going to make it fall out. I can't find any such cases anywhere. I'm sure you would not be the only one, especially if you are using a commonly used shampoo. Correlation does not imply causation.

    SLS is not going to harm you in the minuscule amounts used in shampoo.

  26. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Various factors such as stress, poor nutrition, menopause and the post pregnancy period often tend to send a large number of hair into the resting and subsequently the rapid shedding phase. Stress could be physical, mental or psychological. Some examples are exams, new job, new marriage, confrontations in the family etc…The percentage of shedding hair can increase to as much as 70 -80%. This is the reason why all these women are experiencing increased and sudden hair fall

  27. Anjali10:06 AM

    One thing someone taught me that works, is to pour cool water on your hair as the last step of washing.

  28. Amala8:57 AM

    Wet hair are subjected to get damaged easily. To prevent that, it should be washed gently. If you have long hair, try not to mess it up while washing - it should be much easier to brush it out if hairs are not disheveled, so the hair structure won't be harmed severely

  29. Growing hair has nothing to do with how you treat your hair. Treatment only affects how good your hair looks and feels. The truth is that once the hair leaves the scalp it is no longer “alive” and so, while you need to take steps to keep your hair healthy, efforts to make it grow should be focused on the scalp

  30. Sudha5:51 PM

    After genetics, hormonal imbalances are a primary culprit in hair loss. Excessive production of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within the hair follicle appears to accelerate hair loss

  31. never forget to brush your hair before shampooing in every time. It’s the first step to a hair care routine. Don’t brush hair when it damp. use Herbal Medicated shampoos for essential natural nourishment

  32. massage your hair with almond oil,,,,make habit when u wash ur hair massage ur scalp,,simply mix olive oil,almond oil,costar oil in equal proportion warm it massage your slap and band your hair with hot towel for 20 min then wash off next morning with herbal shampoo,,apply whole egg once a week

  33. Sandhya9:17 AM

    use Divya Kesh Tail(Hair Oil for Hair Loss, Dandruff and Headache)

  34. Regularly cleaning and brushing the hair is very important. When the hairs are brushed, oil-producing glands in the scalp get stimulated. This natural oil makes the hair healthy

  35. For hair loss caused by illness such as fever, radiation therapy, or medication use, no treatment is necessary. The hair will usually grow back when illness has ended or therapy has stopped. A wig, hat, or other covering may be desired until the hair grows back.

  36. Madhura8:32 AM

    Make a paste by mixing Honey, Olive Oil, Cinnamon. Before shampooing, apply this paste to hair roots and scalp. An application for 5 to 10 minutes is enough, now shampoo as usual. This is a well proofed home remedy for hair loss.

  37. Prajna4:26 PM

    quit using hair spray right NOW!!
    also,oil yr hair well overnight with warm coconut hair oil ,shampoo next morning and voila! don't use hair dryer!
    keep doing this regularly,to see significant recede in hair-fall.
    also,when you wind up showering,switch the tap to cooler temp water,it will close yr hair follicle pores and rejuvenate yr hair follicle with the oil,making hair roots Arnold shwarzenneger!
    ........and hey,drop the so called 'chemical concoctions',they just dry out the hair and yr wallet too,nothing else!
    just stick to a mild everyday use shampoo,that should be enough.
    sometimes jet lag and the change of mineral in water also contributes to hair fall,this happens due to change of demographic conditions,be patient you will settle down.
    pamper yr hair,you will reap its fruits ,don't expect overnight results though!

  38. Seema9:04 AM

    Juice of ½ a lime along with coconut milk if massaged on the scalp and hair and kept for 2-3 hrs you will get wonderful result. After 2-3 hrs wash off with a herbal shampoo.

  39. Anonymous8:32 AM

    Rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea this helps hair grow.. A medicine rich in sulfur is also recommended as sulfur plays an important part in the structure of the hair.
    Massage with olive oil before going to bed at night and next morning, wash off the hair gently..
    To treat hair loss apply a little lemon juice with some black tea.Massage well and shampoo.

  40. Praveena8:54 AM

    if you straighten your hair JUST STOP!!! for a while so it can grow out.anything that has heat damages your hair and cut your dead ends of your hair too help it grow
    and use hair treatments that always helps me:

  41. Nitya5:10 PM

    There are so many factors that that contribute to hair loss. Hormonal inbalance, poor diet and a lot moreI used Parachute Hair Fall Therapie

  42. Sudarshan9:17 AM

    Hair grows from scalp and proper care of scalp will ensure healthy growth of it. Messaging the scalp can induce blood circulation which is a good remedy for this problem.

  43. Nikhil9:22 AM

    Vitamin A has contributed a big part in producing sebum. With out it you will have dry hair, dandruff in addition to a thick scalp. All connected with those symptoms could potentially result in your hair loss.

  44. Kiran9:08 AM

    Hair loss is caused by various factors such as poor food balance and bad shampoo method. The main causes are heredity and psychological stress. Is there any effective acupressure point for stopping such fallen hair?

  45. Chandan9:15 AM

    "Fad diets often cause not only stress on the body, but stress on your
    hair as well. Similarly, crash dieting, rapid changes in eating patterns,
    and extremely low protein diets can also lead to hair loss.

  46. To prevent hair fall, use mustard oil
    follow the instructions
    fill half a glass jar with crushed methi (fenugreek)
    pour pure mustard oil in the empty space
    keep it in sunlight for around 1 day

    then apply to your hair atleast thrice a week

  47. Soumya12:03 PM

    Eating iron rich fruits and food helps in preventing the hair fall. Include apples, beetroots and jagary in your daily diet. They are rich in iron so help to prevent your hair fall.
    Eating amla in any form or drinking its juice too helps in preventing hair fall.

  48. Beauty Expert12:24 PM

    Always keep your hair clean. It will protect them from dandruff, itching and hair lice, which ultimately results in hair fall.
    Always use the shampoo and conditioner depending on your hair type. As for oily hair, you should use a shampoo, which is meant for specifically for oily hair.
    Give regular massages to your scalp and hair with lukewarm oil at least twice a month. You can choose coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil for your hair. You can even mix these oil and apply the solution on your hair.

  49. Tejashree9:49 AM

    You can decorate your hair care system in the house tonic to improve the natural color and brightness. Dark hair, with a tablespoon of sage or rosemary, chopped 1 bunch fresh parsley or a mixture of one teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 / 2 teaspoon cloves c.Hair, use 1 tablespoon of chamomile. Pour 1 cup boiling water and herbs or spices mixture, leave for 30 minutes and then the position through a coffee filter and let cool. Pour the hair several times (use a bowl to lap) last even after frequent washing.

  50. Vinuta9:09 AM

    Making an oil from a few pieces of Indian gooseberry boiled with some coconut milk and massaged into the scalp and hair roots is known to be significantly effective in strengthening the hair. You should also make sure that you avoid brushing the hair when straight out of the shower as this tends to damage it.

  51. Balakrishna11:30 AM

    The antioxidants and catechins present in Green tea also help in preventing this condition. Drinking several cups of this tea gives best results.

  52. Sindhu8:25 AM

    Hair loss is in most cases a genetic condition
    with inevitable lifelong consequences. Despite what the snake-oil salesmen
    would have you believe, there is no surefire cure

  53. Chidambar9:55 AM

    olive oil heat it in the microwave till it is at a warm het not hot but mild then rub it on to your scalp
    massage it in for 5 to ten minutes and then wrap a towel around your head and leave on for one hour!! This really does work i tried it for 2 months oncea week so far and my hair has grown!!

  54. Manisha8:28 AM

    Coffee can be wonderful for your hair. There are many beauty treatments which involve the use of Coffee. It has anti-oxidants which help to stop hair fall. But it should not be used when hair is colored.

  55. Deeksha10:05 AM

    Consuming specially prepared ‘hair drinks’ comprising of a mixture of equal portions of alfalfa, lactuca sativa and carrot have been known to prevent hair damage and promote the growth of healthy hair.

  56. Bhagya10:06 AM

    use honey treatment and consume omega 3 to prevent hair loss
    they both work best for me and more less risk than chemical products

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  58. Massage the scalp and hair with coconut milk or Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for ½ hour, then rinse with warm water. Repeat 3 times a week till hairloss decreases.

  59. Gargi2:27 PM

    generally, hair loss is due to genetics - & that's something you cannot re-program.

  60. Sometimes it can be caused from stress, anxiety, depression, lifestyle & reaction to some medications.

  61. Pregnancy
    Thyroid problems
    Autoimmune disorders


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