Baldness or Alopecia is a sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap. Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles and may be brought on by severe stress. There are several types of hair loss, baldness. Loss of all scalp hair (Alopecia totalis). Hair falling out in patches is called Alopecia areata. There is another type of hair loss that is localized and its caused by scarring.
Baldness(Alopecia) mostly happens in men but occasionally in some women. A youth scalp has over 100,000-200,000 hairs and every single hair lasts 2-6years and it is then replaced by a new one after that period. When the baldness begins, there is an excess of shorter, thinner hair (the kind of hair babies do have on their hair).
CAUSES OF BALDNESS OR HAIR LOSS:
- HORMONAL FACTORS
- LOCAL /SYSTEMIC DISEASE
- Localized hair loss could also be caused by scarring due to a wound or an Operation. Other contributing factors include poor circulation, high fever, surgery, radiation, x-ray therapy, medicinal drugs, anesthesia, drastic reducing diets, stress, poor diet, skin disease, sudden weight loss, iron deficiency, thyroid etc…
Significant causes of hair loss or Baldness include the use of hair dyes, washing it daily, or hot-air dryers. Hair pulled too tight in ponytails or braids or set in tight rollers can sometimes come out in patches. Hair Loss in women mostly occurs in menopause. Some women ten to loose hair 2-3 months after childbirth because of hormonal changes, during the late-term tended to block normal hair loss. This is immediately reversed after or within 6months. Too little Vitamin A can cause hair loss and too much of it can also cause baldness.
- The circulation in the scalp (which is poorer in men than in women) needs to be improved. Massaging the scalp each day helps in Baldness or hair loss. Keep the scalp and hair clean but do not wash the hair too frequently and also avoid excess shampooing.
- There should be adequate protein in your diet especially sesame seeds, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, almonds, and brewers yeast. Remember not to overboard all this because people in the U.S.A eat protein than anyone in the world but are the most people with baldness.
- Go on a cleansing juice program, for a couple of days and clean the bowels with an enema. Remember to always eat nourishing foods and no more junk foods. Eat a well-balanced diet with high fruits and vegetables and low in starch.
- A variety of factors affect your hair loss, Minerals, and Vitamins are important for hair growth. Take a good supplement at least twice a day. Drink fresh vegetable juice at least once a day and take Vitamin A 50,000 units daily for a short time.
- Oatstraw and Horsetail teas are rich in silicon and trace minerals. Rosemary helps prevent premature baldness and stimulate head circulation. Sage is an astringent and helps stimulate growth and also yarrow helps with liver activity.
- Flaxseed oil contains fatty acid which helps keep the hair from thinning. Taking Black Currant oil twice daily also helps even more powerful.
THINGS TO AVOID :
- Avoid salt, sugar, tobacco, and alcohol. Overconsumption of salt and sugar increases dandruff and hair loss. Avoid large amounts of Vitamin A [100,000] units daily over long periods. Avoid crash diets that are low in proper nutrients.
- Beware of the drug, Minoxidil. Although given to restore scalp hair, it is high-priced and may cause heart damage. The hair it produces is of poor quality and tends to fall out when the drug is terminated.
- Do not comb hair when it’s wet because hair itself is fragile when wet, this is because it can be easily broken when combing. Avoid rubbing too hard when it’s wet, better squeeze out moisture with a towel, and pat it dry. However, massaging your scalp (not your hair) is beneficial. Do not blow-dry your hair.
- Exposure to sunlight and seawater is hard on hair.
- Try rubbing the juice of a quince on the bald area every day. Eat Flaxseed and drink sage tea. Sage tea will stimulate your hair growth. For falling hair, try wetting the scalp daily with strong rosemary, sage, or white oak bark tea.
- It is recommended to make a strong tea of bayberry and rubbing it in well at night. Wash off in the morning, brush the hair thoroughly, and apply again. Possibly add a few drops of lavender oil and when all this is done it will quickly stop the falling hair and remove dandruff.
- Massaging your hair with rosemary herb in olive oil maintains your hair very well.
- Eating sesame seeds is a Chinese remedy for preventing hair loss. Tincture of stinging nettle can also help prevent thinning hair
Relaxing a little more often and reducing stress helps women from losing hair. It is also recommended that you must faithfully do your selected hai treatment for two months before you will begin to see results.