Hair contributes to one’s personality and reflects overall identity. In ladies, hair symbolises femininity and nature gifted ornament. Men typically associate a full head with youth and vigour. It is a crowning glory to one’s personality and the centre of attraction. So, each one is extra conscious about it and is in search of a better remedy for hair growth. Hair thinning, pattern baldness, hair fall, etc. are growing issues of the society which everyone is aware of but refrains to talk about it. Hence, hair is a sensitive issue for both genders.
In today’s fast-moving world, it increases due to pollution, improper diet and regimen, stress and tension, increased industrialization and urbanisation, and other intrinsic factors and genetic causes. Loss of hair in any form can cause issues with physical appearance and psychological problems.
The Ayurvedic approach suggests that diseases related to hair loss are described in various classical textbooks with different names Indralupta (Alopecia), Khalitya (Hair falls), and Palitya (Graying of hair). Indralupta is the one that occurs on the moustache and beard, Khalitya on the scalp.According to Ayurveda, vitiated pitta in association with vitiated vata causes the falling of hairs from the scalp. After that, vitiated rakta and kapha block the orifices of the hair follicles which restricts the growth of new hair. Thus, vata, pitta, and kapha dosha (three factors responsible for all physiological processes inside the body) and rakta dushya (one of the sites in the body where the disease occurs) are the main internal causative factors of Indralupta.
Hair problems may be due to several reasons:
- Poor nutrition
- Erratic and irregular lifestyle – late nights and long hours
- Environmental factors such as pollution and climate
- Stress, Anxiety and tension and inadequate sleep or rest
These factors can lead to excess toxin build-up in the body.
In Ayurveda, hair fall is a direct by-product of the quality of your bone tissue. If there is weakness in the bone tissue, hair loss is a natural result.
- Shiro pichu
- Shiro lepa
- Herbs like Amla,Japa (Hibiscus), Nirgundi,etc.