For centuries, we have been hearing about natural remedies which can not only reduce hair loss, but also ensure that your hair looks healthy. We have dismissed many of them as nothing more than just old wives’ tales. But the fact remains that there is some substance to such tales, and our ancestors knew what they were doing.

In this article and the next one, we will take a look at those ingredients, which can be found around the home and can be used to take care of hair. Simple concoctions, made with ingredients that are probably available in your kitchen cupboards, could help you bid farewell to hair loss. Here are some best home remedies for hair loss.

Home Remedies for hair loss

  • Gentle application of warm oil onto the scalp is very healthy. There are numerous oils which are known to be great for the hair, and these include coconut, almond, lavender, jojoba and mustard. While jojoba oil is known to replace the sebum in the scalp, grapeseed oil can ensure hair that is free from dandruff and is visibly stronger. Even safflower oil is known to be good for hair care, because it is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • While coconut oil has always been regarded as magic oil for the hair, even coconut milk can work wonders. This is one of the richest derivatives from the plant world that can nourish and replenish tissues. A simple scalp massage with this coconut milk can ensure that your hair will look healthy.
  • There was once a time when aloe vera was considered nothing more than a plant that grew in the wild and had a lot of water content. Today, however, people have realised what a wonderful plant it is and how many benefits, one can reap from the same. While pure aloe gel can be applied directly to the scalp, you can also use aloe vera juice. Not only will it balance the pH level of the scalp, but also make your hair shine. It is also easy to make an anti-hair fall shampoo, by combining wheat germ oil, coconut milk and aloe gel – apply this on the scalp and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Neem has been considered a wonderful antiseptic, but is also a great option for hair care. The astringent property that is inherent to neem, will keep not only dandruff, but also lice away. You can create a concoction that can be easily created, by boiling neem leaves in water, till the water reduces by half. Use this liquid to rinse your hair out, on a weekly basis.
  • Amla or gooseberry is rich in vitamin C, but it can also work its magic on your hair. This small fruit can actually keep a check on hair loss and ensure that your hair looks lustrous. Here are just a few ways in which amla can be used:
  • Boil dried amla pieces in coconut oil, till the time the oil turns black. Strain this oil and store in a clean bottle. Warm a little amount and massage onto the scalp.
  • Dry and powder amla, mix the same with shikakai and some water to create a paste. Use this paste as a shampoo and wash off with warm water. However, those with dry hair should use only the amla powder, because shikakai will enhance the dryness.
  • Amla powder can also be combined with lime juice and applied to the scalp. Normal amla can be soaked overnight in water, and the water that is drained from the same should be used to rinse hair, after shampoo.
  • You can even eat amla or drink the juice on a regular basis, in order to ensure the benefits take effect from within the body.
  • Many people enjoy eating curd, but would you believe it if you were told that the same curd could make your hair stronger and prettier? Curd can not only prevent hair loss, but also work as a wonderful conditioner. You can combine curd with honey or black pepper and apply the same on your hair. Once dry, the hair can be washed off with lukewarm water. Curd can also be combined with camphor, to create an effective hair mask, which will assist you in fighting hair loss.
  • The hibiscus flower is a stunning creation of nature, but this bright red flower has been used for centuries for hair care. The leaves as well as the flower can enhance hair growth and keep them shining. The same can also prevent split ends and dandruff. Hibiscus flowers can be heated in normal coconut oil and the subsequent solution can be strained and stored. Ideally, this oil should be applied to the roots and hair and left overnight. In the morning, you can shampoo the same off. If you are looking to utilise the leaves of this plant, all you have to do is boil them in water, strain off the excess water and the grind the leaves to a fine paste. This paste should then be applied to the scalp and washed off in 20-30 minutes.

In the next article, we will continue to look at day to day ingredients, which can be used to protect hair against fall and ensure that not only is your hair beautiful, but also stronger from within!


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Each day, there are some new advancements being made in the world of hair transplant surgery and one of the technique on the block is called NeoGraft. This is actually partially automated hair transplantationsystem in which doctors can make the best use of the popular FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction technique.
Generally, in the FUE method, hair are taken out from the donor area by manual or electric punches which is controlled by doctors. Then the grafts are stored in the holding solution. After that, they are implanted in the bald area with the help of forceps and needle by the implanters in a couple of hours. If the process is done by someone who does not have enough expertise, things could go down south very quickly. Not only will the implant look unnatural, it might not even last as long as it should.

However, with NeoGraft things are slightly different !! This FDA-cleared device excecutes  the surgical removal, collection, and placement of individual hair follicles, one at a time. The machine works on the concept of pneumatic pressure, using which the hair follicles are extracted. Then with the help of the same forceps, the implantation is done by the implanter. One benefit of the pneumatic pressure is that it is so gentle that there is neither any damage to the hair follicle nor to the scalp where the hair is being implanted.

But the main disadvantage is the dehydration that may occur due to the following reasons:

1. The pneumatic pressure which strips the surrounding tissue from the lower portion of the grafts during their removal, making them fragile and exposing them to drying injury.

2. The vacuum creates a continuous flow of dry air around the harvested grafts causing dessication of grafts.

Both these things may lead to poor results.  A couple of doctors had started using this machine in India but later on gave up because of the poor results. The new machine is a modified version. And has slightly improved but it takes some time for the hand to be set on the machine.

The main advantages of neograft machine:

  • If the skill of the surgeon is low he will be able to  handle of grafts in a better way.
  • If the technicians handling the case are not experienced and permanent, neograft gives advantage.

But if the team is not experienced, then ultimately the results may be below par.

the latest in the attempt to make the Hair transplant surgery fully automated is the introduction of Robotic Surgery by ARTAS machine.

So, this is one of the options of undergoing hair transplant surgery. But, for us the danger of risking poor results is too high to try anything like this……

Is Neograft a Robotic Hair Transplant?

The Neograft is not a robotic hair transplant but all the surgical steps (scoring, extraction, implantation are manual. So there are many clinics in the country that are misleading patients saying that Neograft is Robotic Hair transplant.


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Thinning is a stressful phenomenon  that occurs in many women as well as men. As the person starts getting aged, germ centers within the follicles on the skin become damaged, and as a result, the follicle produces a thinner, weaker called a vellus hair. The new, better hairs are so thin that they can hardly be observed by the naked eye. But this isn’t the case; the hair is there. It’s just too thin to see. There can be various reasons for thinning like a medical condition or often it can just be a part of getting older.

Among the many possible causes are hereditary, stress, poor diet, chemicals and wearing styles that put excessive tension on the hair, thyroid disorder or maybe a serious deficiency in certain nutrients and vitamins can also cause thinning. Usually though, thinning is an inherited trait. In women, locks tend to thin out on the top or sides of the head or at the crown. A good number of people worldwide experience partial or complete loss. There are different reasons of this agonizing problem. So it is very difficult for dermatologists to determine exact reason of loss. By trying the following tips you can re-grow and can improve their thickness too. A few Tips to how to prevent hair fall and how to stop hair fall

Shampoo and blow-dry you hair cautiously.

Wash your hair regularly. Use a thickening shampoo and apply it only to the scalp, then use a volume-building conditioner. There are several options available ranging from over the counter shampoos to prescription. Any type of loss or thinning will benefit from using a thickening shampoo and conditioner. Never use a blow-dryer immediately after the wash. Let your hair partially dry before using a blow-dryer; this will keep water from heating up inside hair strands and making them brittle. Set your blow-dryer to cool or warm —not hot.

Avoid excess of Hair styling.

Avoid putting surplus tension on the hair. Wearing your hair in tight braids or ponytails and other styles that pull hair tightly can make hair more brittle and more likely to fall out; so can regular curling with irons or hot rollers. If these styles must be worn, reduce the tension on the hair. Also, using the wrong type of comb or brush, excessive heat-styling and not properly de-tangling can cause excess tension — ultimately leading to hair thinning and breakage.

Take vitamins and supplements.

To improve hair growth and strength you need to take proper vitamins. Try a vitamin B complex and Biotin which is the most essential vitamin for hair growth, to give your body the nutrients it needs for healthy hair growth. Visit a nutrition and vitamin center or pharmacy and search for supplements made prevent hair lossespecially for hair.

 

Consult your hairdresser.

Trimming of your hair every month will keep the hair healthy. Ask your hairdresser for the right haircut which can hide sparse areas. Coloring your hair can help, too, especially if you add a few highlights around your face and go with a base shade that’s not too dark or too light.

 

Go for the Treatment.

If nothing is working and you have regular excessive hair fall immediately go and see your doctor. Take his advice and have a full diagnosis of your hair fall then opt for the treatment. If you all of a sudden notice hair loss, it is a good idea to consult your doctor. Your doctor may want to perform some tests to see if you have a medical condition that’s causing your hair to thin. If your hair loss is caused by a medication you take, talk to your doctor about switching to something else. So hope you will follow these tip to how to prevent hair fall and how to stop hair fall.


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Hair loss is never a welcomed thing for any one, especially for women. It either makes or can break their appearance. It can be temporary or long lasting, depending on the cause of the condition. But before you go for a treatment for hair thinning you should identify the cause first. There can be several reasons behind that like hormone imbalance. Menstrual irregularities, naturally higher testosterone levels, pre and post menopause,

birth control pills, pregnancy, stress, illness, fever etc can trigger one or other kind of hair loss in women. Let’s explore the main root cause for loosing shiny and soft locks which is considered as women’s glory.

CAUSES OF WOMEN HAIR LOSS

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen Effluvium or the diffuse hair shedding is the most common cause in women. In this thinning of hair starts occurring around the scalp and elsewhere on the body. Many adults have had an episode of telogen effluvium at some point in their lives, reflecting episodes of illness or stress. Telogen Effluvium is of three types sudden, delayed and chronic. Due to intense stress on the body’s physical or hormonal systems or as a reaction to medication can cause this problem. Like women who have experienced childbirth or major surgery can develop telogen effluvium. In chronic situations the hair loss occurs between 6 weeks and 3 months after the event, in which women might discover that a lot of hair is being shed. The cause might be able to stop, if stressful situations be avoided. In some cases, this disorder can continue, and women can experience hair loss for an extended period time.

Androgenetic Alopecia or Genes or Hereditary Hair Loss

Hereditary another causes of hair loss in women and can occur at any time after puberty. These genes are expressed by the hormones androgens so the problem in women caused by this is called Androgenetic Alopecia. There’s a large genetic predisposition, which may be inherited from the father or mother. Women diagnosed with this condition have thinning across the scalp, except for across the front hairline. A change in hormones could be credited to ovarian cysts, birth control pills, pregnancy and menopause. Aging is the most well-known cause of this problem among women. Unlike men, women decreases hair production by the time they reach 35 to 40. It is part of normal life cycle where both man and woman shed hair as they grow old.

Traction Alopecia

It is the third most common cause that affects the women, typically caused by sustained tension on the hair follicles. It is an immune disease in which the degree of hair loss severity varies from smaller to higher. In this, the hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells. This usually results from tight hairstyles, such as pigtails, tight braids and even rollers may also give the same effect.Treatments like straightening or perms may often lead to scalp inflammation and in the long run. With prolonged wearing of such hairstyles it takes the form of chronic hair loss problem. The follicles then become very small and production slows down dramatically, so there may be no visible growth for months and years.

Hormonal Imbalance

When your hormones go awry, your hair may fall out. Hormonal problems are one of the major causes in women. Any number of contributing factors can cause a woman to experience a hormonal imbalance, including dieting, stress, a sedentary life, birth control pills and low progesterone levels. One major gland affecting the hair loss in women is the thyroid gland. Whether it is over reactive or under reactive it will cause this problem in women. Also when estrogen gets out of balance then this problem in women may occur. You problem will be solved by balancing the Hormones. Women going through pregnancy or menopause experience a change in their hormones. This change causes the hair to continuously shed for a few months before it corrects itself. During pregnancy due to high level of many hormones there is less hair loss. But about three months after the delivery many women face the hair loss problem. When the hormones come to normal level the problem of hair loss is rectified.

DHT

DHT or dihydrotestosterone which is made from androgens (male hormones that all men and women produce) can be the cause of hair loss in women. If a woman has high levels of testosterone (the male hormone), this may result in the loss or thinning of hair. She may develop increased body and facial hair and experience acne, enlargement of the clitoris and secretions from the breast. The testosterone in the bodies of these women converts into DHT at a higher rate, creating these problems. People with a lot of this enzyme make more DHT, which in excess can cause the hair follicles to make thinner and thinner hair, until eventually they start falling completely. In case you come across from such problems like decreasing hair or hair thinning seek professional help immediately. Hair loss may not be a sign of malnutrition or aging but may also be an early sign of a serious health disorder.


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