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Hair Fall & Ayurveda


More and More people are turning towards Ayurveda for their hair loss problem. Hair loss can be embarrassing and hamper one’s self esteem and confidence. When treated early hair loss can be reduced and even stopped completely.
Hair is the most important cosmetic addition to our appearance. Since healthy hair is a sign of a healthy body, it is important for us to keep our hair silky, shiny and thick.
In medical terms, loss of hair is known as ‘alopecia’. Alopecia may be a sign of some underlying disease. It costs our beauty and thereby brings in a set of depressing emotions.

Ayurvedic Consideration

Ayurveda believes that hair fall control is very much associated to the body type and also the stability of your mind-body structure. Ayurveda considers the hair as a byproduct for bone formation. The tissues which are responsible for formation of bones are also responsible of your hair growth.Hair fall is considered to be a problem of pitta dosha in Ayurveda and excess of Pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of hair problems.. Ayurvedic hair loss treatment measures are known for their effectiveness. Usually the Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss includes diet, meditation, yoga, and yes, we cannot forget intake of medicine and medicated herbal hair oil .now day everybody like or want non sticky hair oil but would like to clear one thing that is according to ayurveda only sticky herble hair oil can give best and permanent results on hair fall.

Ayurvedic Classification of Hair

Ayurveda has classified the hair type according to the three basic body types—Vata, Pitta and Kapha. According to Ayurveda, people falling under any of these body types have different hair features as per their doshas.Let us discuss the hair properties of people with respect to vata, pitta and kaphaconstitutions.
Hair of People with Vata Constitution
The hair of people with predominantly vata type of constitution is generally dark, coarse, wiry, inky, and frizzy.Such type of hair gets tangled easily and is prone to be dull with split ends. Such hair also has the possibility of dandruff infection.
Hair of People with Pitta Constitution
The hair of people with predominantly pitta type of constitution is generally brown,blonde, light,fine and silky.People with pitta constitution face problems like premature graying of hair and premature baldness.Such hair with a dominance of pitta tends to become oily particularly in hot and dry weather.This situation also leads to the dullness of hair.
Hair of People with Kapha Constitution
The hair of people with predominantly kapha type of constitution are generally dark or light, thick,heavy, wavy, and slightly oily.The hair of people with kapha constitution is lustrous leads to the dullness of hair.

Causes of Hair Loss

1.Hormonal imbalance in men and women is an important cause of hair loss. In men, a high concentration of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in hair follicles causes hair fall. In women, hormonal imbalances both during pregnancy and afterdelivery cause hair fall.
2.High amount of sebum in the scalp clogs the pores of the scalp and prevents nutrients from reaching the hair follicle, resulting in hair loss.
3.Inadequate nutrition or unhealthy diet also causes hair fall.
4.Stress, worry, lack of sleep, and anxiety too cause hair fall.
5.Long-standing diseases like typhoid, viral infections, anaemia, surgery, etc. cause general debility which leads to hair fall.
6.Some medicines like birth-control pills, anti- depressants, etc. including those used for gout, during chemotherapy against cancer, etc. cause hair fall.
7.Diseases like lupus and diabetes also cause hair fall.
8.Tying hair tightly pulls the hair from the follicles and cause traction alopecia.
9.Heredity is also responsible for hair fall.
10.Dandruff or fungal infection of scalp causes hair fall.
11.Accumulation of dirt on scalp causes blocking of pores and weakens hair roots. This leads to hair fall.

According to Ayurveda the causes of hair loss are described as follows

1.Too much exposure to dust, sunlight, water and other pollutants.
2.Too much of sweating.
3.Irregular sleeping pattern.
4.Anxiety, depression, insomnia.
5.Unhygienic way of living.
7.Alcohol consumption.


Information provided in this article is for the sole purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult expert Ayurved consultant Dr,Gaurav Dave.