Baldness involves the state of lacking hair where it often grows, especially on the head. Baldness is not only a human trait. Baldness has, in recent years, become less of a (supposed) liability due to an increasing fashionable prevalence of very short, or even completely shaven hair among men, at least in western countries.
Baldness that is genetically determined is rare, and often irreversible. Baldness, at least amongst men, is becoming a macho look, and treatments that work or help or prevent are becoming much more abundant. Baldness is defined as an area of the scalp that is no longer covered by hair.
There are different kinds of baldness which include pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), cicatricial (scarring) alopecia, alopecia areata (patchy baldness), telogen effluvium and traction alopecia. Each of these types have different causes behind its occurrence. However, causes which are common are poor nutrition, diseases (like diabetes and lupus), hormonal changes, scalp infection, medical treatments and hair treatments. Baldness may be also caused due to what is known as trichotillomania, which is defined as an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair.
There is no permanent baldness cure but by preventing hair fall may be one can prolong balding for some time. Avoid stress and staying up late. Maintain a good hair care regimen. Avoid chemical treatments on your hair. Exercise regularly. This helps increase the flow of blood to all parts of the body including the scalp. Hair receives nourishment and the roots become strong. In case of hair loss due to a certain medication, consult your doctor and ask him to suggest alternative medicines. Do not wear your hair very tight. This puts maximum strain on the hair at the hairline and the hairline starts to recede slowly. Maintain good hygiene of your scalp. Have regular eating and sleeping habits. Maintain a healthy diet with good vitamin rich nutritious food. Use a mild shampoo and do not let your conditioner touch your scalp. Practice meditation to relieve stress and for peace of mind. There are ayurvedic treatments available for the prevention of baldness.
Home Remedies for Baldness or Hair Loss
Massage the scalp with 1-teaspoon oil in which raw mangoes has been preserved for over one year. Repeat this frequently.
A shampoo can be prepared by mixing 100 g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai and boil in two liters of water till the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for at least one month. Hair will become thick.
Prepare a solution by mixing equal amount of warm castor and almond oil and massage over scalp at least once a week.
A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice help the growth of hair if taken to the extent to half a litre a day
Make a paste by mixing two eggs, two tablespoons each of amla, reetha and shikakai powder. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.
Repeat it for 3-4 times a week. This is also an effective home remedy for baldness.
Mix honey with egg yolk and massage on the scalp and hair. Leave for a 1/2 hour, then wash.
Massage almond oil on scalp 2-3 times a day, daily. This will stop further hair loss.
Prepare a hair pack by mixing amla (Indian goose berry) powder with one egg. Apply it to hair and wash after half an hour. Wash hair.
Prepare a paste of hot olive oil, honey, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder and apply it on the scalp before bath and keep for 15 minutes for baldness treatment.
Apply a mixture of Aloe Vera with herbal powder triphala to the hair for a period of three to six months. It will result in growth of new hair.
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