How to regrow thinning hair naturally?
An excess of hair seen on your pillow or hairbrush can be a sign of hair fall. Medically known as Alopecia; it is a common problem among men and women today. We start losing our hair when there is an interruption in the hair growth cycle. Our hair is made up of hair shafts and hair follicles. It is the follicles that hold your hair together and the hair shaft is the skin where hair growth starts.
The hair growth cycle has three steps:
Anagen – In this phase, the hair actively grows from the roots before the hair follicles become inoperative. The hair grows by 18 – 30 inches during this hair growth phase.
Catagen – This is a transitional phase where 3% of hair stops growing and separates from the hair follicles. The catagen phase lasts for a few days or a maximum of 3 weeks.
Telogen – It is the resting phase that lasts for two to three months. At the end of this phase, the existing hair falls and new strands replace them. Here the hair growth cycle repeats itself.
It is normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair in a day as a part of the growth cycle. If you start noticing severe hair loss, it is recommended you visit a doctor.
- Traction alopecia: This type of hair loss may lead to hair fall caused by stress and constant pulling. Tight hairstyles, use of chemicals, or heat used on the hair can cause it to break. The re-growth of hair due to this condition can be difficult and may vary from person to person. Symptoms noticed under this condition are itching, redness, and scalp inflammation.
Alopecia areata: This is an autoimmune condition caused by the immune system’s attack on your hair follicles. The common symptoms noticed in this hair fall condition are broken hair shafts, patchy hair loss, and vellus hair.
Androgenetic alopecia: Androgenetic alopecia is a condition where you may progressively lose hair on your scalp. This can affect men and women with conditions known as ‘Male Pattern Baldness’ and ‘Female Pattern Baldness’.
Anagen effluvium: This hair condition is associated with medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiation used for cancer treatment. It commonly affects your hair during the anagen phase with symptoms like diffuse hair loss and tapered fracture of hair shafts.
Telogen effluvium: Hair follicles rest during the telogen phase; but when the hair regrowth stops, it can lead to this hair fall condition. You may start noticing hair loss all over your scalp. It can turn out to be chronic if the condition lasts longer than six months. In this type of hair loss, you may start seeing clusters of hair on your hairbrush and in the shower.
Medication infused hair loss: Steroids, cancer treatments, anti-depressants, thyroid medications, cholesterol drugs, Parkinson's disease, and high blood pressure can be reasons for hair loss. If you experience hair loss due to medications it is recommended you visit a doctor to get the condition under control.
There are several ways to control hair thinning; they include natural home remedies such as:
Aloe Vera: This remedy has been used in treating hair loss. Aloe Vera can soothe the scalp and condition the hair; it reduces dandruff and unblocks your hair follicles helping with hair regrowth.
Lemon: Lemon juice can enhance the quality of your hair, and help your scalp stay healthy, and promote hair regrowth.
Massage: A good scalp massage can stimulate the scalp to improve strand thickness and the regrowth process.
Onion juice: It is a remedy that has successfully treated alopecia areata. Onion juice improves circulation hence helping with hair regrowth. So if you can tolerate the smell the solutions can be effective.
Rosemary oil: It is the first essential oil that is used to promote hair growth and reduce hair fall. The mix of a few drops of Rosemary oil with carrier oil can help with natural hair regrowth.
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