Hair Care With Homeopathy
Hair has three main physical layers; the outer cuticle; the cortex, comprising the bulk of the whole structure; and a middle core, the medulla. The cuticle and cortex are affected by physical and chemical change and can undergo temporary or permanent alteration.
Hair loss due to Breakage
Hair becomes dry and brittle when there is a loss of moisture from the fibres within the hair, which usually leads to the hair splitting and breaking.
The causes of dry hair are many and varied. Too little natural oil from the skin, central heating, heated rollers, poor quality hair products, sunbathing, swimming, perming, straightening, colouring and the
over-use of blow dryers. All of these result in the hair becoming dull, dry and likely to break.
It is essential to remember that a change in hair structure will make the hair more vunerable to the daily wear and tear of styling. More than usual care will be needed when shampooing and drying hair which has been subjected to the processes mentioned.
Here are a few simple rules for improving the condition of dry hair and preventing any further damage: -
Have any chemical processes carried out by your hairdresser: home perming and colouring can end in disaster.
Always use a conditioner after washing: concentrate on the ends of the hair as this is where it will be needed most.
A wide-toothed comb or a well-designed brush made from natural bristle is less likely to damage the hair.
Keep hair spray to a minimum, as it is very drying.
Have your hair trimmed regularly, even if you are growing it long.
When brushing or combing the hair, do not apply too much tension and avoid brushing or combing the hair when it is wet as this can cause damage. In spite of many claims, there is no remedial benefit to be gained from brushing the hair and scalp regularly. On the contrary, this could adversely affect many scalp conditions and situations of hair loss.
Braiding the hair and hairstyles which involve tight pulling of the hair, can cause traction alopecia. The area most commonly affected is around the hairline. This type of hair loss is temporary if the traction is short term but becomes permanent with prolonged trauma.
Hair is one of the most vital aspects of our appearance, affecting the way we look and feel, and requires serious attention every day.
A great many things in life affect our hair, so it is not surprising that problems are common.
Hair loss can cause great distress and effects most of us at some stage in our lives. It can be caused by genetic and non genetic factors, such as hormone imbalances, diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, bacterial infections, anaemia, stress, pregnancy, poor nutrition, fever, chemical damage, use of poor quality hair products, certain hairstyles and using hair styling equipment, e.g. blow dryers and curling tongs.
Common types of hair loss are:
Androgenetic Alopecia (Pattern Hair Loss)
This form of hair loss, which affects women as well as men, is very common. It is an inherited condition and is triggered by androgens (male hormones). The scalp gradually becomes more visible, as hairs become finer and don't grow as long as they used to. Treatment can effectively slow down the rate of hair loss if the condition is treated early, however, for some the best solution is hair root transplantation.
Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss in Patches)
This is a hair loss problem, which is often associated with stress.
The symptoms are a sudden increase in hair fall, patches of baldness which are smooth to the touch and which may be singular or multiple in numbers with short broken hairs around the patches.
Although this disorder can be very alarming, the patches rarely spread to total hair loss (alopecia totalis) and treatment for this problem can be very effective. Treatments are available which speed up the rate at which the new hairs grow back. But perhaps the most effective form of treatment is the use of ultra-violet light therapy. This is used extensively at The Clinic of Trichology with a very high success rate.
Postpartum Alopecia (Loss of hair after childbirth)
Approximately 40% of all women experience hair loss after giving birth. This is due to a delay in normal shedding during pregnancy. The hair becomes thicker during pregnancy and excessive shedding is noticed as the hair returns to its normal state afterwards.
Stress Related Hair loss
Normally we shed up to 100 hairs a day. Usually these hairs are replaced and the scalp is covered. Unfortunately, stress can sometimes interfere with hair growth and cause excessive shedding. There are ways to stop this type of hair loss. Depending on the length and severity of the stress, sometimes a simple step like taking B vitamins will help, but more in-depth treatment may be needed. Either way, the cause of the stress should be addressed and panic should be avoided, easy as this is to say, panic in itself can cause stress, which can cause more hairfall.
Once the stress is removed the hair usually grows back within a few months.
Alopecia due to Nutritional origin
Nutritional origin In cases of malnutrition with the resultant protein-calorie deficiency affect, in the initial stages itself, the structure and colour of the hair. Those who suffer form iron deficiency, there is occasionally a diffuse alopecia noted, in spite of them not being frankly anemic. Zinc deficiency, there is alopecia with a few cutaneous changes seen. This kind of a deficiency (of zinc with essential fatty acids ) especially seen in cases where form prolonged parenteral alimentation, results in erythema, scaling of the scalp and eyebrow, bullae, dry and unruly hair with diffuse alopecia. Topical application of safflower oil tends to reverse this process.
Cosmetic alopecia with differences in religion and its customs and with increased awareness of the different styles in fashion and diffrernt hairdressing techniques, there is an increased degree and wide variety of physical stresses that our hair has to go through.
Hair tends to get weak by the various chemical application and there is constant wear and tear occurring due to the different styles experimented on the hair, which break off by friction or tension is known to induce follicular inflammatory changes that may eventually cause scarring.
1) Traumatic, traction or marginal alopecia
2) Brush roller alopecia
3) Hot-comb alopecia
4) Brush or massage alopecia
5) Alopecia secondary to hair weaving
Diffuse alopecia of hormonal origin
1) Oral contraceptives
5) Diabetes mellitus
Androgenetic Alopecia FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS N BALDNESS
Androgenetic Alopecia MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Heredity - if your father is bald having the typical male pattern baldness then being his son even you have inherited his defective genes. But you can delay baldness by taking care of your hair.Old age - as your age advances your hair loss increases. The quality of the hair also reduces and is like the kind that new born babies have. That is why old age is often referred to as the Second Childhood.Alopecia areata - this is a hair loss condition which usually affects the scalp but can also affect other parts of the body like the beard.Medications - certain drugs have an adverse effect on the growth of hair. Chemotherapy given for cancer causes the hair to fall. A high dose of Vitamin A given for a long period can also have the same effect.Burns - damages the hair.Radiation therapyAny serious illness - like diabetes, thyroid disorders etc. Even an episode of high fever or severe flu can cause hair to fall excessively.Excessive hair styling and dying - chemicals used for dying, tinting, straightening, bleaching, perming etc.. can cause hair to become damaged and break off .Traction Alopecia - if you use clips and rubberbands which pull the hair or tie the hair very tight then it can cause damage to the follicles.Trichotillomania - this is a condition in which the patient suffers from a nervous habit of pulling out the hair without even realizing what she is doing.Emotional of physical stress- this is another common cause for hair loss. Many women complaint of hair loss during or after pregnancy. Even surgery causes a stress on the entire body and the hair could be affected.Hygiene - poor hygiene can cause dandruff, scaling, itching, scalp tenderness and finally loss of hair.Poor nutrition- an inadequate amount and quality of protein or iron in your diet can cause hair loss. Vegetarians need to be especially careful about the quality of protein they are eating. Soyabean is the best protein of a vegetarian diet.Scalp infection- ringworm infection of the scalp causes changes on the surface of the skin which can lead to hair loss. Once the infection is correctly treated then the hair normally returns.
ALOPAECIA OR HAIRLOSS On an average hair grows about 13 mm a month.
They grow more at night than day and faster in summer than winter.
Healthy adults normally shed Your browser may not support display of this image.between 50-100 hairs each day
Certain drugs like cytotoxic anti-cancer drugs and strong anti-biotics Hormonal changes esp.
during pregnancy and also after leaving the contraceptive pill.
Certain chemicals, like those used to purify swimming pools.
Wear and tear of over-grooming.
Bleaching. Repeated bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can cause split ends Perming and dyeing.
Temporary dyes are not as harmful as permanent dyes which can damage the hair shaft. .
Childbirth. When a woman is pregnant, her hair continues to grow. The usual 50 to 100 hairs per day are not shed. However, after she delivers her baby, many hairs enter the resting stage of the hair cycle at once. Within two to three months after delivery, these hairs may all fall out together and be seen as large amounts of hair coming out in their brushes and combs.
High fever, severe infection, major surgery, significant life stressor. From four weeks to three months after a person has a high fever, severe infection, major surgery, or significant life stressor such as death in the family, he or she may be shocked to see a lot of hair falling out. This condition usually corrects itself but may require treatment.
Thyroid disease. Both an overactive and under active thyroid can cause hair loss. The hair loss associated with thyroid disease can be reversed with proper treatment.
Inadequate protein in diet. Some vegetarians, people who go on crash diets that exclude protein, and those with severely abnormal
Low serum iron. Iron deficiency sometimes produces hair loss. Low iron can be detected by laboratory tests and corrected with iron pills.
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