Causes Of Hair
Possible causes for hair loss or poor condition of
the hair can include hormonal changes, inherited male pattern baldness, an under active thyroid gland a long
protracted illness and specific types of skin infections.
There are other triggers that contribute to hair
loss, and these include stress, contraceptive pill, steroids, antibiotics and
Cancer drugs and radiotherapy treatment can also
have adverse effects on the hair and scalp.
Symptoms of hair loss
- Shedding more hair than
- Your hair coming out in
- Bald patches appearing on your
- Poor condition of the hair which is manifested
by a dull, dry or coarse texture.
There are various cures which can be used to
prevent or help to cure hair loss, and these include:
Which includes a whole-food and exercise regime
which will assist in extra blood flowing to the scalp.
Massage to the scalp also helps in improving blood
flow to the area and removing toxins.
Most experts agree that stress and stress related
conditions such as nervous tension hormonal balances that are out of sync etc seem to affect the hair
adversely. and applying naturopathy can produce excellent results.
It is thought reducing animal fat in the diet can
assist in reducing hair loss as a high intake of high fat substances are thought to weaken the hair
Maintaining or increasing the consumption of
essential fatty acids is advisable. These can be found in salmon, herrings, tuna, sardines, and cold pressed
Products which contain wholegrain, nuts, seeds,
olives, and avocados are all excellent sources of these types of essential fatty
Burdock root can be used on weakened hair as it
helps to give it strength.
Once boiled in water, it is massaged into the scalp
and can also be used as a rinse.
Nettles can also be used, and are recommended for
their cleansing and toning qualities.
Nettles also make an excellent source of nutrition
Specific essential oils are recognised as being an
excellent treatment for hair loss.
These include Pimiento, clary, sage and
Aromatherapy oils can have a beneficial effect on
hair loss problems.
Homeopathy medication such as Lycopodium can be
taken for hair loss and for premature baldness and greying hair.
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Stress beating therapies such as yoga, t'ai chi and
relaxation are all proven methods of beating hair loss and other hair problems.
Stress is probably one of the worst offenders for
causing hair loss and stress beating therapies may be all that is needed to reduce the
This can include dietary advice, vitamin
supplements, and hair replacement treatments and therapies.
These of course would depend on the specific needs
of the patient involved.
Prevention of hair loss
- Eating a healthy
- Using gentle natural hair products and
- Avoiding treatments that weaken your hair such
as specific types of perming solutions, heated rollers, hair straighteners and aggressive hair shampoos