- Losing hair can cause a lot of psychological stress and distress.
- Women are advised to consume foods rich in vitamins.
- Rubbing aloe on the scalp can be beneficial.
Losing hair can cause a lot of psychological stress and distress. It is estimated that there are about 100,000 hair on a woman’s scalp, so losing 100 of them in a day should not be a cause for alarm. Usually the hair loss in women is replaced by new hair that grows from the same hair follicle.
But this changes with age and especially after menopause when a general thinning of hair occurs in the central part of the scalp, which is called female pattern baldness and related to hormonal changes and genetic predisposition.
Further, women lose quite a bit of hair in the two to three months three months they take to deliver a baby. Other causes of hair loss in women are the result of severe stress, operations, infection, high fever and crash dieting with insufficient protein intake that result in hair coming out in handfuls. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy lose a substantial portion of their hair but it usually returns after the treatment isover.
Other possible causes of hair loss in women are birth control pills that have high amounts of progestin, thyroid disease, bacterial, fungal and herpes infections of the scalp; improper hair care with tight hairstyles, overuse of dyes and permanents.
Nutrient deficiencies like vitamins A, B6, B12, C, folic acid, and minerals such as copper, iron and zinc that make red blood cells which supply oxygen to the hair shaft to keep it vibrant. Vitamin E is also required for good scalp and follicle health.
There are many home remedies for hair loss in women, some are listed below:
You need to identify the bad eating habits that are contributing to the increase of pitta in your body. Replace those foods with healthy alternatives especially ones that are rich in fiber and protein. You should eat sesame seeds in the morning. Mix carrot, alfalfa juice and lettuce juice or lettuce and spinach juice for aiding in hair growth. Drink lot of water. You do need to flush out the toxins that have accumulated in your body and drinking water is the best of doing it.
To correct vitamin deficiency causing hair loss, women are advised to consume foods rich in vitamins. They should contain beta carotene, the major vitamins, vitamins C, E and minerals iron, zinc, copper, silica and free form amino acid complex.