A recent survey states that more than 95% of hair loss in men can be accounted for by male pattern baldness. This condition, medically referred to as Androgenic Alopecia, records considerable hair loss of “about 85% of men, approximately 50 years of age.”
Ayurvedic systems of medicine have been known to effectively manage hair loss. The point, however, is not to merely search for cures to weakening hair health, but also discover its causation, so as to nip it in the bud and secure hair health over a longer duration of time. Alopecia Areata is a more common hair condition than it should be. An auto-immune disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks hair follicles mistaking them for foreign entities and kills hair growth cells in the process. Here are some methods through which Ayurveda is known to manage hair loss:
Bhringraj, an exceedingly popular Ayurvedic herb also referred to as 'The King of Hair,' prevents premature graying and boost growth of new hair. The best method advised is to make a paste of it's leaves and apply onto your hair, as if using a hair mask. Leave it on for an hour and feel free to wash it off after. Bhringraj oil can also be applied to your hair for daily use.
Many hair loss issues are caused because the roots of the hair are weak and do not get adequate nourishment. Rich in antioxidants and essential vitamins, Ayurvedic Amla has the ability to provide this nourishment to your roots. An Amla mask can be made, best added along with good quality Henna and plain yogurt. Premature balding is an early stage symptom of heart disease, the link between the two phenomenon being stronger than we imagine.
Recorded data suggests that “men who go bald before their mid-life period are at a 44% higher risk of developing heart diseases.” Another cause is excessive levels of testosterone that may cause prostate cancer which puts one at consequent risk of heart disease. Shilajit, a super Ayurvedic herb, also consumed as a dietary supplement, not only promotes cardiovascular health, but also regulates testosterone levels, therefore reducing the chances of balding exponentially.
One cause of hair fall, underestimated and often overlooked is mental stress and anxiety among men. Ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic herb effectively manages stress and provides immense relief, playing and instrumental role in managing hair loss. For a complete Ayurvedic ingredient guide with scientifically prove health benefits, please click on the Ayurveda section of the Misters website.