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Hair Problems - To Care
|by Dr. Jayesh Thakkar|
Diet and lifestyle are the major factors that influence the health of the hair. Know that poor diet, improper diet-regimen, illness and deficiencies of any particular vitamin-mineral affects the quality of the hair. Hair problems like dandruff, thinning of hair, balding, premature graying etc. spoil the hair. A diet & regimen and a specific care can help you cope up the problem.
Diet & Regimen (General)
Bath with splashing little water on head is good. Never put hot water above neck-region. Rub the hairs gently with a soft towel, better tie a towel to soak water. Shampooing the hair at regular interval is must for cleansing. When not-wet, after drying must apply hair-oil (mild warm) according to your hair type. Comb hair regularly.
Have a good breakfast, easy to digest lunch and simple dinner.
Foods (Do include/Prefer)
Spicy-fried foods, junk items, canned foods, fermented items(sour curd, dhokla, idli, wine, etc.), too much of maida-besan items, stong foods, strictly avoid cold-drinks, too much of tea-coffee-alcohol-smoking.
Plenty of water in daytime, intake of fruit juices at gaps, peace of mind, cheerfulness from within and optimism to be practiced.
Avoid direct sunlight, chemical-colour dyes, dryer-heating, use of other person cap, helmet, etc. Do not be stressed up avoid staying awake till late-night (it aggravates vata and results GI disturbances, etc.)
Some important hair care tips that may help you:
Its more important to know your hair type and take specific care for it:
Each one of us have specific hair and body type with specific challenges, which we should know of and adjust accordingly. Say, if by birth your hair is thin, dry and frizzy and prone to split−ends, you have Vata hair. And, if you have fine silky hair, tendency to sweat more you are prone to premature thinning or graying, - you are Pitta − predominant. And, if you are predominantly Kapha, your hair will tend to be thick, curly and oily. Knoweldge of this will help you decide your special hair-care: For hair with vata−predominant, choose almond oil or sesame oil as the base oil. For pitta persons, cooling coconut oil or amla oil is the ideal choice. With kapha−predominant hair, sesame or olive oil base are good choices. Natural herbs based oil, shampoo are always better than chemical preparations.
Some simple tips – A final trimming!
A simple hair treat:
Also know this with age, there is some hair-fall and change of hair-pattern, one need not worry much.
Aim: To care for the natural hair and correct the Vatta-Pitta vitiating conditions for a healthy hair glow.
May you be Healthy & Happy!
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