is a complex and delicate part of your body. Keeping it
healthy and beautiful is a challenge. Here's a guide
that will help you do just that .
Hair is cylinder of
dead tissue. Damaged hair can never be fully restored to
its original condition. The main factor in growth of the
hair is the kind of cells that exit in the hair
follicles from which the hair grows in the individual
person. Each individual hair is also different in one
individual .Hair- care products are intended to promote
certain favorable conditions of hair and to reduce of
eliminate properties of hair, which are regarded
Causes and symptoms:
Reasons for Hair Loss
Both men and women lose hair for similar reasons. Hair
loss in men is often more dramatic, and follows a
specific pattern of loss which has been termed
"Male Pattern Baldness". This loss is caused
by dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Factors for male hair loss include: heredity, hormones,
and aging. This may also apply to women but to a lesser
degree. Women may experience loss of hair after
menopause and 2-3 months after having a baby. Other
contributing factors include: poor diet, poor
circulation, acute illness, radiation, chemotherapy,
high stress, thyroid imbalance, certain drugs, coming
off the contraceptive pill, diabetes, high doses of
vitamin A (more than 100,000 IU), sudden weight loss,
high fever, iron deficiency, ringworm, some fungal
infections, chemicals and hair dyes, vitamin
deficiencies, and lack of proper nutrition
Drastic or premature hair loss may be caused by:
1. Stress and bodily weakness from overwork.
2. Dietary imbalances or nutritional deficiency.
3. Using abrasive shampoos, hair lacquers, dyes and
4. Endocrine disorder.
5. Genetic factors.
6. Infectious diseases.
7. Hormonal metabolic changes in lactating women.
8. Nutrient and protein deficiencies in the hair cells.
Routine care of scalp and Hair:
It is very
important to have day to day care given to hair and
scalp to maintain its health and to increase its beauty.
This routine includes brushing, combing, cutting,
shampooing, massaging and application of hair
brushing and combing
glands are distributed over the scalp. When the hair is
brushed, sedum secreted from these glands spreads over
the surface of the hair and makes it glossy and supple.
combing temporarily affects the blood circulation of the
Care in selection and use of brush and comb
Well spaced bristles.
Individual use to
avoid spread of disease.
For long hairs
brushing should begin at near the bottom of each strand
and slowly reaching the top and then beginning from
scalp and sweep down the entire strand of hair without
encountering any tangle. Careful treatment of this
nature excludes the breaking and tearing of hair.
When the hair is
weakened and its attachment is less the normal, frequent
and vigorous brushing may increase hair fall resulting
in further damage. Under such condition gentle massage
of the scalp could be done and daily vigorous brushing
should be avoided.
Hair oils especially those containing herbs are one of
very important in hair care. They should be used once
every week and left overnight.
is to clean hair and scalp of all foreign matters. The
ideal shampoo should clean the scalp without producing
irritation or causing excessive reduction of the natural
oils, they should have pH less then 7(acidic)
Hair loss can be
repaid or gradual. With the healthy scalp loss of 50-100
hairs is normal. It is concern when it exceeds more than
100 hairs per day or hair no longer grows back on any
part of the scalp. Loss of hair may be due to various
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