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Natural Remedies for Hair Loss, Dandruff and Hair Problems

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Hairs are very peculiar characteristics of mammalian groups in animal kingdom. It has a very important part to play in living beings. Humans also have hairs that serves important role in their lives. From very ancient times hairs have been a beauty symbols for both men and women. People are now days spending a great part of their earrings for hair care. People around the globe have passion for hairs. And hair care industry is growing day by day to fulfill the requirements of the people.

But first we should know what are hairs and how to they grow?

Hairs are the outgrowths from the follicles present on the skin. These follicles are situated on the dermis, the second layer of the skin and extend up to the epidermis that is the outermost layer of the skin. Through this follicle their grows out a hair. Hair is composed of keratin with chemical constituent like carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen. Hair growth varies from person to person but on an average hair grows of about 5 to 10 mm per month. Maximum growth of hairs takes place at the age of about 15 to 30 years. It is seen that hair growth is more in summers as compared to winters.

Scalp (skin on head) consists of seven components. These are papilla of hairs, hair shaft, mouth of follicle, stratum granulosum, sebaceous gland and oil duct. Hair also possesses a life cycle. Firstly hairs grows from the follicle, then the hair enters a rapidly growing phase, then the hair enters a stagnant phase i.e. inactive phase and then hair dies off and ultimately fell off. An average life of hairs varies from 2 to 5 years.

Majorly seen hair related problems in general life are:

1. Hair loss
2. Premature graying of hairs
3. Alopecia
4. Dandruff

Hair loss

A disease common globally, which has really created chaos around the world now a days. A very common problem which as been faced globally. Recent data shows tendency of hair fall has increased in past two decades. Causes of hair fall are

· Deficiency of useful minerals and vitamins in body
· Mental and emotional stress
· Prolonged illness
· Hormonal imbalance commonly seen in hyperthyroidism, imbalance in androgen and estrogen.
· Usually after child birth due hormonal imbalance
· Certain medications like blood thinners, vitamin A if taken in excess amount, non-contraceptive pills, anti depressant drugs and medicines used in chemotherapy for treating cancer patients.
· Certain infections that can promote hair loss for example fungal infection on scalp
· Diseases like diabetes may also be a precipitating factor in hair loss.
· Poor blood circulation or excess blood loss
· Poor nutrition
· Lack of sleep and life style disorder
· Hereditary factors.

Premature graying of hairs

Very common problem especially amongst teens now days. Due certain factors there is early graying of hairs in young people. Color to hairs is provided by amount melalin content present in the body. More the melalin content darker is the hair colour and vice versa. Following are the causes due to which premature graying of hairs occurs.

· Faulty dietary habits
· Lack of sound sleep
· Stress
· Deficiency of minerals iron, copper and iodine
· Lack of vitamin B in diet
· Maintaing unhygienic condition of hairs
· Bad circulation of blood in scalp.
· Washing of hairs with hot water
· Drying hairs with electric dryer
· Use of chemicals like hair dyes, shampoos
· Hereditary factors.

Aloplecia

Aloplecia is a synonym of baldness. It is of many types.
1. Androgen aloplecia or male pattern baldness it is progressive thinning of hairs
2. Aloplecia areata- it involves loss of some hairs from head
3. Aloplecia trotalis- it involves loss of all the hairs from head
4. Aloplecia universalis it involves loss of all hairs from head and body

Causes of aloplecia

· Emotional stress
· Severe illness
· Hormonal changes
· Improper hair care
· Exposure to certain medication like antidepressant, blood thinning medicines
· Ringworm can also lead to aloplecia
· Fungal infection is also another reason by which aloplecia can occur
· Due to protein deficiency
· Iron deficiency can also lead to aloplecia

Dandruff

Dandruff is a condition of flaking of scalp. It is known as seborric dermatitis in common terms, is the inflammation of upper layers of skin causing scales on the scalp and other body parts. Dandruff appears when rate at which dead cells of the scalp shed and their replacement speeds up. Regular dandruff appears as white or gray flakes in sever conditions it may include oily flakes, which are yellow in colour. Dandruff begins at the age between 12 to 15years i.e. the age of puberty and is seen in old people. Most prominent age grouped people who are affected are people who are in age between 25 to 35 years. Dandruff can affect any part of the body possessing hairs like eyebrows, cheeks ears and chest

Following are the causes of dandruff

· Hormonal imbalance
· Poor health condition
· Poor hygiene of hairs
· Allergic reactions
· Emotional stress
· Consumption of high fatty and carbohydrate diet
· Consumption of innutritious food
· Hereditary factors
· Excessive use of chemicals on hairs like hair styling gels, colors, sprays etc.
· Cold and dry weather conditions
· In adequate washing of hairs.

Some hair maintenance tips:

· Take proper nutritious diet
· Shampoo your hairs regularly with non chemical base shampoo or mild herbal shampoo
· Always dissolve shampoo in water before using it.
· Use a conditioner after you use shampoo
· Always rinse off all the shampoo with clean and soft water
· Get your hairs trimmed regularly to avoid split ends
· Avoid using hairstyling gels, hair sprays, chemical based hair colors
· Comb and brush your hairs regularly
· Avoid usage of electric driers and let them air dry
· Gentle hair massage should be done regularly to improve blood circulation
· Avoid undue stress
· At least have a sound sleep for 6-8 hours
· Oil should be left on hairs and scalp for not more than 2 hours.
· Take proper amount of rest and about6-8 hours of sound sleep.

Hair growth and maintenance remedies by herbal methods:

Amla: A powerful hair growth promoter, which helps us in redefining our lost hairline. As this herb is sheet virya i.e. of cold potency it helps in suppressing pitta dosha, which is the main culprit in causing hair fall and premature graying of hairs. Indian women, for maintaing long and silky hairs have used Amla since ages and to deal with any kind of hair related problems. As it acts on enhancing liver functioning, which is very important in proper digestion, helps in creating a healthy environment in our body, which will lead to good growth of hairs, and body. It is a well-established fact that by using Amla regularly, graying of hairs can easily be delayed, as it is a well-known rasayan mentioned in ayurvedic texts.

Brahmi: a well-known herb in India used since time immemorial for enhancing hair growth and memory power. Due to its actions it helps in promoting hair growth faster. It possess certain properties which helps in repairing the damages occurred in hair follicles due to lack of maintenance and helps in normalizing the damage done to rediscover the lost persona of hairs. This is the only reason you can still trace out Indian women having very long, black and beautiful hairs inspite of old age. It is also categorized as rasayan in ayurveda and hence possesses the properties of delaying ageing signs in body like graying of hairs. Brahmi also helps in relieving mental fatigue and hence helps in maintaing proper bodily environment that leads to healthy hairs.

ZYX herbal hair cream: a unique blend of ayurvedic herbs, which are very effective in hair, related problems. A total solution to hairs and its related problems. ZYX contain certain powerful herbs that are used since centuries to rejuvenate the lost persona due to damage to hairs. It contains herbs like Amla, bhringraj, jatamansi, naleeni, shikakai, mahendi, gambhari, neem and satpodina. These herbs have been used extensively in hair related problems in ayurvedic system of medicine. It helps in revitalizing hairs, and provides new freshness and new power to hairs and hence is very helpful in rediscovering the beautiful hairs. This herbal formulation is completely free from any kind of side effects and chemicals that are the major cause of rise in hair problems in present era. It helps us in getting relieved from hair loss, premature graying of hairs, baldness, aloplecia and dandruff. Its powerful herbal action helps you in getting rid of day-to-day hair problems to make it shiny and healthier day by day. It also helps in promoting growth by stimulating hair follicles. So it can be said that ZYX is the new revolution in hair industry that will fade away all your problems and will make you more confident of yourself like never before when you find your hairs healthier and shinier.

Dr John Anne
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