Friday, August 23, 2013

Natural Remedies for Hair Loss, Dandruff and Hair Problems

Hairs are very peculiar characteristics of mammalian groups in animal kingdom. It has a very important part to play in living beings. Humans also have hairs that serves important role in their lives. From very ancient times hairs have been a beauty symbols for both men and women. People are now days spending a great part of their earrings for hair care.
People around the globe have passion for hairs. And hair care industry is growing day by day to fulfill the requirements of the people
But first we should know what are hairs and how to they grow
Hairs are the outgrowths from the follicles present on the skin. These follicles are situated on the dermis, the second layer of the skin and extend up to the epidermis that is the outermost layer of the skin. Through this follicle their grows out a hair. Hair is composed of keratin with chemical constituent like carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen.

Hair growth varies from person to person but on an average hair grows of about 5 to 10 mm per month. Maximum growth of hairs takes place at the age of about 15 to 30 years. It is seen that hair growth is more in summers as compared to winters.
Scalp (skin on head) consists of seven components. These are papilla of hairs, hair shaft, mouth of follicle, stratum granulosum, sebaceous gland and oil duct. Hair also possesses a life cycle. Firstly hairs grows from the follicle, then the hair enters a rapidly growing phase, then the hair enters a stagnant phase i.e. inactive phase and then hair dies off and ultimately fell off. An average life of hairs varies from 2 to 5 years.
Hair loss
A disease common globally, which has really created chaos around the world now a days. A very common problem which as been faced globally. Recent data shows tendency of hair fall has increased in past two decades. Causes of hair fall are
· Deficiency of useful minerals and vitamins in body
· Mental and emotional stress
· Prolonged illness
· Hormonal imbalance commonly seen in hyperthyroidism, imbalance in androgen and estrogen.
· Usually after child birth due hormonal imbalance
· Certain medications like blood thinners, vitamin A if taken in excess amount, non-contraceptive pills, anti depressant drugs and medicines used in chemotherapy for treating cancer patients.
· Certain infections that can promote hair loss for example fungal infection on scalp
· Diseases like diabetes may also be a precipitating factor in hair loss.
· Poor blood circulation or excess blood loss
· Poor nutrition
· Lack of sleep and life style disorder
· Hereditary factors.

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