Hair Treatment

Introduction


Hair is a crown of our beauty. Healthy, shiny hair will definitely add charm in your personality. We lose 40 to 100 hair strands daily according to the volume of our hair. But when this beautiful hair starts falling out leaving reduced volume or hairless patches behind, become reason of your worry and stress. Hair loss in female is stressful issue. It does not only cost her beauty but also her self-confidence.

Though hair shafts are visible and hair roots are buried in skin. The oil glands and sweat glands are associated with hair roots and skin provides good blood supply to the hair root. The normal functioning of oil glands, sweat gland and proper blood supply is required for healthy hair growth. Oil glands secrete oil on hair shaft giving them natural conditioning and luster, oil gland also protects them from fungal and bacterial infection. Here are a few common types of hair loss

  • Acute hair loss - which is temporary.
  • Hair loss in females.
  • Hair loss in male.
  • Patchy hair loss.
  • Drug induced hair loss.
  • Causes of hair loss

  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy and at menopause
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lack of protein in diet
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • While prescribing homoeopathic medicine to patient we also consider the emotional symptoms of patient before finalizing the suitable remedy. Along with homoeopathic medicines we provide hair care guidance and dietary corrections to our patients because they are equally important to overcome the problem of hair loss. Dietary correction improves nutritional requirements of patients.

    Hair loss in patches/ Alopecia areata

    Alopecia areata is a chronic skin disorder.

    In this condition hair fall out in bunches, leaving hairless patches on the scalp. It could be single bald patch on scalp, or many bald patches are also observed on scalp. Causes.

    Patchy hair loss could be physical sign of many underlying causes.

  • Fungal scalp infection also known as tineacapitis is the leading cause of patchy hair loss.
  • Hair loss is observed in thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism.
  • Some autoimmune disorders, Insufficiency of nutrition and external injuries may cause hair loss.
  • Signs and symptoms

  • Hair loss in bunches.
  • Itchy scalp
  • Red rashes
  • Dandruff
  • Dry scalp
  • Inflamed scalp skin
  • Hair shaft thinning
  • Broken hair shaft
  • Brittle fingernails
  • Thin fingernails
  • In more severe cases hair of eyelashes, beard and eyebrows also fall out. Hair loss in patches takes place from a few days to a few weeks.

    Hair loss in Female


    Hair loss in female is very stressful because it does not only cost her beauty but also her self-confidence.

    Causes of hair loss in female

  • Oil secretion from oil gland is under hormonal control, Hence hormonal imbalance may cause hair loss in female.
  • Diffuse hair loss is observed in women who are on oral contraceptives and anti-thyroid drugs.
  • Hair loss is observed in female after delivery, during menopause process. This may be due to hormonal imbalance during these stages.
  • Fungal infection of scalp causes hair loss.
  • Poor hygiene may lead to skin infections and hair loss.
  • Certain autoimmune disease may cause hair loss.
  • Nutritional deficiency causes hair loss and dry skin.
  • Signs and symptoms of hair loss in female

  • Hair shaft thinning
  • Generalized hair thinning
  • Hair loss from all over scalp leaving reduced hair volume
  • Diffused hair loss
  • Bald patches observed in male hair loss are very rarely seen hair loss of female
  • Hair loss in men


    Male pattern hair loss starts with generalized thinning of hair. Slowly hairless patch keeps on growing in size. Hair keep on falling out until entire top of scalp become hairless. In the end stage of male pattern hair loss very minimal hair follicles remain at the back of scalp and sides of the scalp. Hair loss in men may start at the age of 20 to 60 years of age.

    Causes

  • The leading cause of hair loss in men is hormonal imbalance especially androgen.
  • Hormonal imbalance plays a major role in hair cycle disturbance in men.
  • Androgen hormone does not allow hair follicle to spend much time in growing phase. Hence hair fall increases.
  • Alopecia totalis (complete loss of scalp hair) could be end result of hair loss in men.
  • Alopecia universalis (complete hair loss from all over body, scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes) also could be one of the reasons of hair loss in men.
  • Best homoeopathic medicines for hair loss


    Arsenicum

    Arsenicum gives wonderful results in the initial stage of hair loss in men where bald patch is seen near forehead. This medicine is indicated when Hair loss is present with psoriasis. There is intense itching and burning with dryness of the scalp.

    Phosphorous

    Phosphorous is indicated when there is intense hair loss in bunches and. It gives wonderful results when hair loss is present with profuse dandruff and it is due to change of weather. Diffuse hair loss is observed behind ears and loss of hair volume near forehead. Phosphorus is most commonly used medicine in bleeding disorders. Phosphorous is also indicated when hair loss is due to nutritional deficiency or fungal infection of scalp i.e. tineacapitis. Patient frequently complaints of irritation of scalp due to inflamed scalp skin.

    Phosphoric Acid

    In this remedy mental debility followed by physical debility. Prior to hair loss hair thin out. Hair follicles are weak. Greying of hair is early. People to whom phosphoric acid is prescribed frequently suffered from sad depressed feeling along with hair loss.

    Lycopodium

    This remedy is indicated when hair loss is post-delivery and hair loss is commonly seen at temples. A fungal infection of the scalp is the reason of hair loss. Lyco gives good results when hair becomes grey at a young age and patient has oily greasy hair.

    Natrum Muriaticum

    Natrummuriaticum is most commonly used homoeopathic medicine for hair loss treatment. Patchy hair loss is observed during high fever and in people who have a lack of nutrition. Natrum patients are thin built or they have emaciated physical look. Usually they are suffering from emotional stress or depression. These patients usually have excessive salt in meals.

    Carbonicum Vegetalis

    Carbo veg is prescribed when hair loss is during fever, after prolonged illness or during winter. Patient complaints of sore hair root. Along with hair loss patient suffers from digestion problems.

    Fluoricum Acidum

    This remedy is indicated when hair follicles are thin and lusterless, hair strands are weak, hair are dry and scalp is painful on touch. Hairs are brittle and tangles easily. This is a very good remedy when sudden hair loss creating bald spots on the scalp.

    Graphites

    Graphites is indicated when hair loss is associated with eczema. There is itching of scalp due to eruption on the scalp or skin rash. Patchy hair loss along with lichen planus is commonly seen in Graphites patient.

    Kalium Carbonicum

    In Kali patient hair loss is observed more at temples. Eyebrow hair loss with hair loss at scalp is also seen. Hair shafts are thin, brittle, and dry. Dry scalp leads to dandruff formation in patient.

    Selenium

    It is remedy given to elderly men where hair falls out easily and scalp feels tense. Hair of eyebrows and beard also falls out. Dry scaly eruptions observed on scalp skin and palms of hands. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is also cause of hair loss in selenium patient.

    Sulphur

    Sulphur is indicated when scalp looks unhealthy and dry. There is intense itching of scalp and eruption of yellow crust observed on scalp. Usually complaints get aggravated after head bath. Patient comes with soreness after scratching scalp. A pustular eruption occurs on the scalp.

    Silicia

    Silicia is indicated for winter hair loss. Scalp is itching and soreness after combing hair. There is profuse scalp sweating in Silicia patient. Excessive sweating is observed in silicia patient, palms and feet are cold due to sweating. Along with hair loss cracks on fingernails are observed.

    Dandruff

    Dandruff is exfoliated scalp skin.


    Causes

  • Improper hygiene (not washing hair adequately)
  • Overuse of chemicals through hair care and hair styling products
  • Over oil secretion from oil glands
  • Environmental pollution
  • Yeast infection
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Fungal infections
  • Low immunity
  • Skin dryness
  • Less oil secretion from oil glands of scalp
  • Low humidity in environment
  • Over washing of head
  • Eczema
  • Signs and symptoms of dandruff

  • Itching
  • Fine scaly patches
  • Big scaly patches
  • White colored dandruff flakes
  • Dry skin/oily skin
  • Red scaly rash
  • White pearly scaly rash
  • Dandruff on eyebrows, central face
  • Best Homoeopathic medicines for dandruff


    Graphites

    Graphites is indicated when dandruff is present with moist scabs or it is associated with eczema. There is itching of scalp due to moist eruption on the scalp or skin rash. Patchy hair loss along with lichen planus is commonly seen in Graphites patient.

    Phosphorous

    Phosphorous gives wonderful results when dandruff is due to change of weather. Severe heavy dandruff is present all over the scalp. Phosphorous is also indicated when dandruff is due to fungal infection of scalp i.e. tineacapitis. Patient frequently complaints of irritation of scalp due to inflamed scalp skin. This remedy is best suited to tall individuals with stooped shoulders.

    Natrum Muriaticum

    Natrummuriaticum is most commonly used homoeopathic medicine for the hair related treatment. It is indicated when dandruff is present with hair loss and scalp psoriasis patients. Natrum patients are thin built or they have emaciated physical look. Usually they are suffering from emotional stress or depression. These patients usually have excessive salt in meals.

    Sulphur

    Sulphur is indicated when scalp looks unhealthy, dry and smells bad. There is intense itching of scalp and eruption of yellow crust observed on scalp. Dandruff is visible on hairline at forehead and nape of neck. Usually complaints get aggravated after head bath. Patient comes with soreness after scratching scalp. A pustular eruption occurs on the scalp.

    Kalium Sulphoricum

    This remedy is indicated when yellow coloured dandruff is present with hair loss.