For thousands of years, men and women of all countries and races have shared the tragedy of pre-mature hair loss.

According to Ayurveda, the hair is derived either as a by-product or produced as a breakdown product of Asthi (bone tissue). Any disturbance in this tissue metabolism, which very much depends on the digestive fire, can affect the health of the hair. To a certain extent, the quality of hair depends on the body constitution.

The major causes of hairfall are hormonal, nutritional deficiencies and complication to other diseases and medications. Hormone related hair fall may also result from an increased sensitivity of hair follicles to male hormones or due to greater number of male hormone receptors attached to hair follicles. This is the component that is inherited through the genes — termed as Pitta constitution.

According to Ayurveda, excess of Pitta dosha in the body is increased by hot climatic conditions, excessive intake of spicy, salty and sour food, hot and sharp food, tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking. Eating too much fried, oily, greasy, and acidic foods also aggravates Pitta. Pitta balancing herbs (Eg: Shatavari —Asparagus) and vegetables which improves the quality of Asthidhathu (Eg: bitter vegetables) are effective in treating hair fall.

There are a number of other causes for hair fall like acute illness, high stress, and thyroid imbalance, certain drugs, sudden weight loss and high fever.

Hair loss treatment

Ayurveda can help regrow lost hair nd has hairfall solution by:
Massaging the scalp with marma points on the head (ShiroAbhyanga) Shirodhara, Shirolepa, Nasya, Herbs, Herbal hair cleansers Practicing regular yoga poses and pranayamas Following the home remedies for hair regrowth Eating a nutritious and balanced diet Understanding your doshas to follow an ayurvedic treatment.