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Hair fall

Loss gives origin to sadness. It may be of money, of a favourite possession or hair. Hair loss is very painful, ask those who experience it. Hair loss is also known as baldness and refers to loss of hair from part of the head or body.  Hair loss typically involves at least the head but may also include other parts of the body.

Normally, some hair keep on falling and the others keep on re-growing.  Hair must be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost. When the balance between loss and growth of hairs is disturbed; the result is the problem of hair loss. The normal rate of hair loss per day is 125 hairs per day. This rate accelerates during hair loss generally. Hair loss can be mild to severe. It may involve a small area of your body or the entire body. It is observed that men are more affected than women and it can occur in different patterns. Among the common types of hair loss are male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss, alopecia aereta, and a thinning of hair known as telogen effluvium.

Male pattern hair loss or male pattern balding primarily affects the top and the front of scalp and often presents itself as a receding hair line. It is believed to be due to a combination of genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone.  Female pattern hair loss typically presents as thinning of hair. The cause of female pattern hair loss remains unclear.  50% of males and 25% of females are affected by pattern hair loss by the age of 50 years.

Alopecia areata is also known as spot baldness. In alopecia areata, hair is lost from some or all areas of the body. It often presents as few bald spots on scalp and the size of the bald spots may be equivalent to the size of coins. It may create stress and the loss of hair can be permanent. Nearly 2% of people develop alopecia areata at some point in their lifetimes.

Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder and is characterized by thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the telogen phase or the resting phase of the hair follicle. In this phase, telogen hairs begin to shed at an increased rate. Telogen effluvium is quite common after pregnancy.

In typical cases of hair loss, inflammation or scarring is not present. Hair loss can have psychological consequences on the person affected. It may tamper the physical appearance of the affected person and therefore can decrease the self-confidence.

Causes of Hair loss

The exact cause of hair loss is not completely understood. It may have following causes:

  • Combination of genetics and hormones: This combination is observed to be the cause of hair loss in male pattern hair loss where genes and the hormone dihydrotestosterone are held responsible for the hair loss.
     
  • Malnutrition and malabsorption of nutrients: You may be eating a lot of food but there may be a lack of nutritious food in your diet. Even in the presence of nutritious food in your diet; there may be lack of absorption of nutrients in your digestive tract; especially your small intestine. Lack of nutrition to your scalp can result in hair fall from scalp and other parts of the body.
     
  • Pregnancy: Hair loss often follows child birth in the post partum period or the period post delivery. It may not cause baldness.  The hair may get thicker during pregnancy due to increased levels of oestrogen but three months after delivery; oestrogen levels drop and hair loss occurs. This happens 2 to 5 months after delivery. Hair loss after pregnancy is typically observed around the hair line and the temple area.
     
  • Skin conditions: Cystic acne is one of the acne conditions which can result in hair loss.  In cystic acne; where hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from skin, hair thinning can occur. Cystic acne can also result from hormonal imbalance which leads to hair fall. Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition in which excessive amount of sebum is produced and builds up on the scalp. It leads to hair thinning.
     
  • Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: An under-active thyroid gland as in the case of hypothyroidism can also lead to hair loss. It is typically associated with thinning of the outer third of eye brows. An over-active thyroid gland as in hyperthyroidism is typically associated with hair loss in the centre of the scalp. 
     
  • Age: Gradual thinning of hair with age is a natural process. This happens when number of hair follicles switch from the growth phase into the resting phase so that remaining hairs become shorter and fewer in number.
     
  • Unhealthy scalp environment: Air and water pollutants, environmental toxins, conventional styling products and excessive amount of sebum can pile up on your scalp. This accumulation of debris can block hair follicles and cause the consequent miniaturization of hair. Accumulated debris can physically restrict the hair growth and damage hair cuticle.
     
  • Infection: Infections such as dissecting cellulitis, fungal infections like tinea capitis, folliculitis can limit hair growth and promote hair fall.

Product of the Month: Tressgrow oil

Your scalp needs to be adequately nourished for proper growth of hair. If there is lack of nutrients in the first place; your hair will get thinner and they become more likely to get de-attached from your scalp. Even when genetics and hormonal imbalance predispose you to hair loss; proper care with herbal oil can prevent the occurrence of hair loss.

Tressgrow oil is made from herbs like triphala, bhringraj, carrot, sagon, shikakai, brahmi, ratanjot, jatamanshi, neel, rosemary, amar bel, neem patra, sunflower and sesame oil. Each ingredient has its own importance in the oil. The oil immediately penetrates into the pores in scalp and removes the accumulated debris from there. The nourishment missing from the scalp can be replenished with massaging this oil into the scalp.

Triphala maintains proper blood circulation to the scalp and is rich in vitamin C. Bhringraj promotes hair growth and maintains the colour of hair. Vitamin A and E and antioxidants present in carrot add health to your scalp and bring shine to your hair.

The component which improves the length of your hair is sagon. It also assists in maintaining life of hair follicles. Shikakai has been praised for the way it nourishes your hair and prevents split ends. It reduces hair fall and maintains original colour, texture and a glossy look of your hair.

Brahmi strengthens the hair, improves blood and nutrients supply, reverses miniaturization of hair follicles and also acts as a brain tonic by strengthening the nervous system. Ratanjot conditions your hair and prevents premature greying and hair fall.

Jatamanshi is also a brain tonic and increases hair growth by strengthening connective tissue and cells in the walls of blood vessels. Neel soothes your scalp and prevents infection due to heat and sweat.

Rosemary stimulates hair growth, prevents balding, halts greying and treats dandruff and dry scalp. Amar bel contains dulcitol and laurotetanine which help in enhancing hair growth.

Being antimicrobial in nature, neem patra does not let bacterial and fungal infections last on scalp. By this nature, it reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth. Sunflower has essential fatty acids and antioxidants which have deep nourishing effects on dry hair and itchy scalp.

Sesame is enriched with Vitamin E, B complex, proteins and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, which are essential for providing nourishment to the scalp and strengthen hair from the root.

 

Health and Wellness Markets that Boosted Our Progress

It is always amazing to meet you in person at different places in Delhi through the camps we organize and the markets we participate in. Our special curcumin teas remain the most relished teas as always.  We were there at Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin on 11th and 24th August. People welcomed us with even more love than before. We had customers which came back to us after using our products many times in the past.

A new initiative by the Sarvodaya Enclave RWA was by organising a Farmer’s Market on 14th August at Sarvodaya Enclave Community Centre in South Delhi. We were proud participants of the same along with other businesses who sell and buy organically grown food and natural supplements and lifestyle products. Preserva Wellness also uses certain organic raw materials and the highest quality natural ingredients and thus the efficacy of its health products is maintained. We also maintain uniqueness of our products by enriching them with curcumin.

An Arabian proverb goes as ‘He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.’ Therefore, Preserva Wellness has kept purity and potency of its health products as priority. The more potent and pure health products are, the more effective they are. They keep your vitality intact and prevent you from a number of diseases. Through are products, we believe in spreading good health to as many people as possible. By using our products, one can have a fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love, energy and health. A healthy human body is the best picture of a healthy soul!