Loss of hair at a very tender age has become a common disorder these
days. It causes a great deal of concern to persons affected by loss of
What are the causes of hair falling out?
The most important cause of loss of hair
is inadequate nutrition. Even a partial lack of almost any nutrient may
cause hair to fall. Persons lacking vitamin B6108e their hair and those
deficient in folic acid often become completely bald. But the hair
grows normally after the liberal intake of these vitamins.
Another important cause of falling of hair is stress such as
worry, anxiety and sudden shock. Stress leads to a severe tension in
the skin of the scalp. This adversely affects the supply of essential
nutrition required for the healthy growth of the hair.Lack of sleep, general debility,
caused by severe or long standing illnesses like typhoid, syphilis, chronic cold, influenza and anemia, also gives rise to this disorder. It makes the roots of the hair weak, resulting in the falling of hair.
Unclean condition of the scalp can also cause less of hair. It weakens
the hair roots by blocking the pores with the collected dirt. Heredity
is another predisposing factor which may cause hair to fall
Home remedies for the treatment of falling hair
Several home remedies have been found useful in the prevention and treatment of the loss of hair are.
- The most effective among these remedies is a vigorous
rubbing of the scalp with fingers after washing the hair with cold
water. The scalp should be rubbed vigorously till it starts to tingle
with the heat. It will activate the sebaceous glands and energise the
circulation of blood in the affected area, making the hair grow healthy.
- Amla oil, prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut
oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth. A
mixture of equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice used as a
shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.
- Lettuce (salad-ka-patta) is useful in preventing hair loss
through deficiencies. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is said to
help the growth of hair if it is drunk to the extent of half a litre a
day. The juice of alfalfa (lucerne) in combination with carrot and
lettuce juice, taken daily also helps the growth of hair to a remarkable
extent. The combination of these juices is rich in elements which are
particularly useful for the growth of hair. While preparing alfalfa
juice, the leaves of the plant only may be used when it can be obtained
- Daily application of refined coconut oil mixed with limewater and lime juice on the hair, prevents loss of hair
and lengthens them. Application of the juice of green coriander leaves
on the head is also considered beneficial. Amaranth, known as
chaulai-ka-saag in the vernacular, is another valuable remedy
- Another effective home remedy for loss of hair
is the application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it
into the hair roots. It will nourish the hair and promote hair growth.
The coconut milk is prepared by grinding the coconut shavings and
squeezing it well.