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Some loss of hair is normal. One of the more commonly-cited causes of the loss of hair is inadequate nutrition - mainly lack of protein, vitamin A and B in the individual’s diet. The hair grows normally after the liberal intake of these vitamins. These nutrient rich foods are eggs, nuts, soy bean, mango, liver, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, dried apricots, whole grain cereals, peas etc. Hair loss may also be caused by a variety of other conditions such as pregnancy, anemia, thyroid disorders, stress, typhoid, influenza, and heredity. It makes the hair root weak and results in hair fall.
Unclean condition of the scalp can also cause loss of hair. It weakens the hair roots may result by blocking the pores with the collected dirt. Alfalfa juice in combination with spinach or coriander if taken daily will help the hair to grow fast. The juices of carrot, green coriander, lettuce, amaranth in different combinations is also considered beneficial. The combination of these juices is rich in elements, which are particularly useful for the growth of the hair.
Certain drugs including the contraceptive pills and chemotherapy can affect the growth and thickness of the hair. Vitamin B6 with magnesium will assist to some extent in counter acting the negative effects of these pills. Do consult with your doctor if you suddenly lose hair.
Home Remedies for Hair Loss:
Again, home remedies that claim to restore or prevent hair loss have no evidence to support their claims other than stories that say it worked for someone who knew someone. It is always advisable to discuss any significant hair loss with your doctor, especially if it is accompanied by signs of irritation of pain.
Applying almond oil on the scalp frequently and massaging the hair stops the hair loss.
A useful remedy for the patchy loss of hair is the paste of the liquorice made by grinding the pieces in milk with a pinch of saffron. This paste should be applied over the bald patches.
Amla oil prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil is considered a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth. Amla is called the Indian Gooseberry, and is available from many outlets by mail order. It is a key ingredient in many Indian hair products.
Mix the juice of one lime with 4-table spoon of thick coconut milk and rub into the scalp and wash well. This should be repeated once a week for effective treatment of hair loss.
Dandruff / Dry Scalp
According to the Mayo Clinic, dandruff can have a number of causes, from the medical to the mundane. Here are some examples:
Simple dry skin — the kind you get during winter when the air is cold and rooms are overheated — is the most common cause of itchy, flaking skin. Flakes from dry skin are generally smaller and less oily than those from other causes of dandruff.
Irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis) - This condition, a frequent cause of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis affects not only your scalp but also other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone, your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.
Not shampooing often enough - If you don't regularly wash your hair, oils and skin cells from your scalp can build up, causing dandruff.