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Have you ever wondered why your grandmother has thick hair whereas you start showing signs of pattern baldness at a young age? The reasoning is very simple. She grew up in an age of less pollution whereas you see pollution all around you. She had a balanced diet of perfect nutrients whereas you rely on fast foods and oily dishes to satisfy your hunger. Ironically, you will find that in spite of her old age, she does more physical exercises than you.
This is why you experience premature greying and hair loss whereas she has a healthy mop of dark hair intact on her head. Let us look at the solutions Ayurveda has to offer to treat hair problems like alopecia and others.
Environmental pollution is one of the biggest causes of hair loss. The rampant use of harmful chemicals in shampoos, hair conditioners, lotions, and creams is also a relevant factor. Unhealthy dietary habits can also cause an imbalance of the Pitta Dosha leading to depletion of keratin, an important protein responsible for healthy hair growth.
Improve your dietary habits by eliminating caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee. Stop consuming oily and greasy fast foods. Abstain from consuming alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Instead, stick to a wholesome nutritive diet that includes fresh juices of vegetables and fruits. Green leafy vegetables should form an important ingredient in your diet. Vitamin C is vital for preventing hair loss. Sesame seeds are a great source of magnesium and calcium. Aloe vera along with a pinch of cumin can do wonders for your hair.
Yoga is one of the best treatment procedures for treating hair issues. Sarvangasana is the best exercise as this asana ensures an adequate supply of blood to the head region. You should also practise deep breathing exercises to eliminate stress and anxiety.
Ayurveda recommends the use of various herbs like Bhringaraaja, Brahmi, Neem, Amla, Ashwagandha, Ritha, Shikakai etc. You have to use the herbs in different ways. Bhringaraaja can be consumed internally and used externally as oil. Brahmi is locally available at the grocery shops. Use it with curd to produce an excellent hair pack. Use Neem along with coconut oil or lemon as a paste to get relief from lice, dandruff, etc. Use Ritha and Shikakai as shampoos for washing and cleansing the hair. Ashwagandha improves your immunity system. You can also use medicated herbal oil massage techniques to improve your hair growth.
Ayurveda has solutions for all kinds of hair problems. The best part of it all is that it is easily available and does not have any side effects.
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