Learning Center
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out
Get this document free

Natural Solutions for Hair Loss The Brunei Times


									6 Islamia/The Brunei Times                                                                                                                                                            Isnin, 21 Jamadilakhir 1430
Natural Solutions for Hair Loss
                                                                                                                                                                                  green vegetables and lean red meat.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Vitamin C improves the absorption of
                                                                                                                                                                                  iron. Include a good serving of fruits
                                                                                                                                                                                  and vegetables in your diet.
                                                                                                                                                                                      If your hair loss is caused by
Rijal Kamil                               and elsewhere on the body.                  also known as hair loss. Sometimes,          gus and beetroot. Choose apricots,
                                                                                                                                                                                  stress, eat more vitamin-rich foods,
                                              It is usually caused by a reac-         simply altering your diet to include         citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, berries and

                                                                                                                                                                                  concentrating on vitamins C and the
         air loss or alopecia can be      tion to intense stress on the body’s        healthy foods can decrease the               apples. Also eat plenty of oily fish and
                                                                                                                                                                                  B group as these will boost your im-
         caused by any number of fac-     physical or hormonal systems, such          amount of shedding you experience.           seafood.
         tors. Hair loss can be heredi-   as pregnancy or giving birth, or as a           Strong, healthy hair needs:                   Another important nutrient for
                                                                                                                                                                                      Very fine and easily breakable hair
tary, or caused by conditions such        reaction to medication.                         * Protein                                hair health is silica; one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                                  may be caused by a zinc deficiency.
as anaemia (disorder of the blood),           Fortunately, this condition often           * Iron                                   abundant minerals on earth, and also
                                                                                                                                                                                  Dry hair and an itching, flaky scalp
illness, stress, fungal infections and    gets better over time. Telogen efflu-           * Vitamins and minerals                  present in skin hair and nails. Silica
                                                                                                                                                                                  may also be the result of zinc defi-
thyroid problems, as well as certain      vium is a phenomenon related to the             * Essential fatty acids, especially      has many important functions in the
                                                                                                                                                                                  ciency. Shellfish are good sources of
medications.                              growth cycles of hair.                      omega-3 and omega-9 (oleic acid)             body and clinical trials have shown
                                                                                                                                                                                  zinc, as are red meat, pumpkin seeds,
     However, strong hair growth is       Alopecia Areata                                 Hair is comprised mostly of pro-         that silica helps to strengthen and
                                                                                                                                                                                  fish, egg yolks and mushrooms.
also closely related to our general           This condition is linked to an          tein. To encourage hair growth, eat          thicken the dermis, and that silica
state of health and also to diet and                                                  a diet rich in protein. This includes        therapy slows hair loss and the rate           Scalp Massage
                                          imbalance in the immune system,
                                                                                      dairy produce, nuts and pulses (le-          of graying.                                        Massaging the scalp is another
fitness. A diet devoid of essential vi-   where the hair follicles are attacked
                                                                                      gumes).                                           Silica is found in the outer cover-       way to optimise hair growth. The
tamins and minerals, especially pro-      by white blood cells. The follicles
                                                                                          Also include sweet potatoes, ar-         ings of potatoes, green and red pep-           kneading pressure increases blood
tein and iron, can cause hair to fall     then become very small and hair pro
                                                                                      tichokes, carrots, spinach, broccoli,        pers, cucumbers, and also in onions
                                                                                                                                                           a                      circulation to the hair follicles, con-
out, become brittle or result in other                     wn
                                          duction slows down dramatically, so
                                                                                                                     aspara-       and oats. Bean spr   sprouts are also high     ditions the scalp, and boosts the
hair problems.                            there may be no visible hair growth
                                                                                                                                   in silica.                                     strength of the hair roots.
     There are different forms of hair                     ears.
                                          for months and years.
                                                                                                                                        Vitamin E is important for healthy
                                                                                                                                                        imp                           Increased circulation means that
loss and some ways to naturally slow          However, the hair follicles
                                                                                                                                      hair growth, and it increases oxy-          the cells of the hair follicle will re-
down or treat hair loss.                                    ently
                                          are not permanently dam-
                                                                                                                                          gen uptake, wh improves cir-
                                                                                                                                                          which                   ceive more of the nutrients necessary
Androgenetic Alopecia                                      any
                                          aged, and in many cases
                                                                                                                                                                                  to optimal hair growth function.
    This form of hair loss is related     the hair grows back in a
                                                           ack                                                                              culation to th scalp. Eat avo-
                                                                                                                                             cados, nuts seeds, and olive
                                                                                                                                                       nuts,                          Using oil, such as coconut oil dur-
to hormone levels in the body, and        few months.
                                                                                                                                              oil on a reg
                                                                                                                                                         regular basis.           ing the scalp massage will help con-
there is a large genetic predisposi-      Hair Loss and                                                                                                                           dition the scalp, reducing the occur-
tion.                                                                                                                                               If hair loss is due to thy-
                                          Diet                                                                                                  roid dysfunction, eat more
                                                                                                                                                       dysfu                      rence of dandruff and dry skin that
    The cause of hair loss in this con-                       s
                                              Nutrition plays an                                                                                                                  can interfere with the hair growth
dition is a chemical called dihydrotes-                                                                                                          foods ri  rich in Vitamin A
                                          important part in hair                                                                                 and iodine. Eat vegetables
                                                                                                                                                       iodi                       process. Oils also condition the hair
tosterone, or DHT, which is made          loss, and extreme eme                                                                                                                   shaft and root lessening the chances
from androgens (male hormones                                                                                                                     such as carrots or spinach
                                          diets, rapid weightght                                                                                       in unrefined, cold-        of brittleness and hair breakage.
that all men and women produce) by        loss or poor nutri-ri-                                                                                                                      Improving the health of your
the action of an enzyme called 5-al-                                                                                                                    pres
                                                                                                                                                        pressed seed oils
                                          tion can all result                                                                                           such as flax, walnut      hair and preventing hair loss can be
pha reductase.                            in thinning hair.                                                                                                                       achieved by a few simple steps. By al-
    People with a lot of this enzyme                                                                                                                       p
                                                                                                                                                        or pumpkin seed and
                                          There are many   ny                                                                                          sea salt. Eat turnips,     tering your diet to include the proper
make more DHT, which in excess can        vitamins and nutri- -                                                                                                                   nutrients, or by supplementing your
cause the hair follicles to make thin-                                                                                                                 cabb
                                                                                                                                                       cabbage, mustard, soy
                                          ents that your body  y                                                                                      bean peanuts and
                                                                                                                                                      beans,                      diet with vitamins, and regulating
ner and thinner hair, until eventually    needs in order to                                                                                                                       your intake of high sugar, processed
they pack up completely.                                                                                                                              pine nuts if there is a
                                          produce healthy hair.                                                                                       defic
                                                                                                                                                      deficiency of iodine.       and refined foods (which should be
Telogen Effluvium                             If any of these are                                                                                        Fo anaemia, try
                                                                                                                                                         For                      avoided), you can reduce the severity
    This is a common form of hair                             hafts
                                          lacking, your hair shafts                                                                                                               of hair loss and improve your overall
                                                                                                                                                   adding iron-rich foods
loss, where the hairs are diffused, or    can become weak resulting                                                                                                               health, insya Allah.
                                                                                                                                                    to your diet, such as
widely spread out around the scalp        in massive shedding of hair,
                                                            ing                                                                                                                                          Healthy Muslim
                                                                                                                                                     egg yolks, dark, leafy

                                             Which pair is yours?

                                  Non-smoker’s lungs                                                                                      Smoker’s lungs
                This Public Service Advertisement is presented by Islamia/The Brunei Times Monday supplement. Pictures taken from ‘Bodies The Exhibition’ in Arlington, Virginia, US (12 April 2007) by AFP.

To top