Thinning of hair is a problem that is faced by people across different age groups. It's common to lose about 50-100 hair every day, but problems arise when you start losing more. This problem worsens when we blindly trust readily available solutions instead of understanding its underlying cause. So what exactly causes hair thinning and what are its possible solutions according to Ayurveda? Keep reading to know more.
Why is my hair thinning?
Ayurveda suggests that problems related to hair thinning, premature hair loss, and greying are due to the imbalance in our Pitta Dosha. Pitta dosha governs the skin and hair health of our body.
Pitta dosha is dominated by the fire element. An imbalance in this dosha can cause our hair follicles to heat up and is also believed to cause stress and anxiety. Stress is also a major reason behind thinning hair. Pitta dosha gets aggravated by heat- hot food, hot climate,
What does Ayurveda suggest?
Ayurveda is an age-old science that uses herbs and habits to balance the mind, body, and soul and keep us healthy. It puts a lot of emphasis on proper Ayurvedic diet and holistic solutions. It suggests that Pitta being a fire-dominant dosha can be cured with cooling foods and herbs.
Mentioned below are the herbs that are recommended to fight hair thinning and other hair care problems.
Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that acts as a natural stress buster. It is known to relax the body and mind thus preventing hair loss caused by stress. It also strengthens your hair follicles and keeps scalp infections at bay. Read this to know more about ashwagandha and its benefits…
Brahmi is cold in potency and is hence known to pacify pitta dosha which is hot in potency. Its oil is rejuvenating and soothing. It stimulates the hair follicles thus promoting blood flow to the scalp. This helps in fighting the problem of hair thinning and premature hair loss.
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This Proprietary Ayurvedic medicine is a mixture of 18 medicinal herbs and 5 oils boiled in milk for 22 hours using the ancient Kshir Pak Vidhi. It reduces hair fall and is recommended for curative & preventive treatment of hair & scalp disorders. Unlike other oils on the market, this oil contains zero per cent mineral oil.
Amla neutralises heat on your scalp thus alleviating pitta dosha. It’s rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. Massaging with oils that have Amla in it goes a long way in treating hair thinning, premature greying and hair fall issues.
Triphala has tridosha balancing properties, which means it is capable of balancing all three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Its rejuvenating properties help in strengthening hair follicles thus preventing hair fall.
In our next blog we'll be talking about the practices that can help fight the problem of Hair Thinning.