Hair fall


Hair fall, also known as hair loss or alopecia, is a widespread issue that impacts both men and women of all ages. It occurs when the natural hair growth cycle is disrupted, leading to excessive shedding of hair from the scalp. While losing some hair every day is normal, an excessive and consistent loss can be distressing and may indicate an underlying problem. Hair fall can be caused by various factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, stress, certain medical conditions, and styling practices. Understanding the root causes of hair fall is crucial in implementing effective preventive measures and seeking appropriate treatments. In this blog, we will explore the various types of hair fall,causes,signs and symptoms,prevention we  offer valuable tips for hair care, and Homoeopathic management  that help you regain healthy, beautiful hair.

The Mechanism of Hair Growth

Hair growth is a complex process that occurs in cycles. Each hair on our scalp goes through three distinct phases:

  1. Anagen Phase: This is the active growth phase, lasting between 2 to 8 years. During this time, hair follicles produce new hair cells, leading to the visible growth of hair.
  2. Catagen Phase: After the anagen phase, hair enters a transitional phase that lasts approximately 2 to 3 weeks. During this time, hair growth stops, and the hair follicle begins to shrink.
  3. Telogen Phase: The resting phase follows the catagen phase and typically lasts about 2 to 3 months. At the end of the telogen phase, the hair sheds, and a new hair strand replaces it, initiating a new growth cycle.

Types of Hair Fall

There are various types of hair fall, each with its characteristics and patterns. Some common types include:

  1. Involutional alopecia is a natural condition in which the hair gradually thins with age. More          hair follicles go into the resting phase, and the remaining hairs become shorter and fewer in number.
  2. Androgenetic Alopecia (Male/Female Pattern Baldness): The most prevalent type, it is genetically influenced and results in gradual hair thinning in both men and women.
  3. Alopecia Areata: An autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to patchy hair loss.
  4. Alopecia universalis causes all body hair to fall out, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair.
  5. Trichotillomania, seen most frequently in children, is a psychological disorder in which a person pulls out their own hair.
  6. Telogen Effluvium: This occurs due to a disruption in the hair growth cycle, causing more hairs than usual to enter the telogen (resting) phase and subsequently shed.
  7. Traction Alopecia: Caused by constant pulling and tension on the hair, often due to tight hairstyles like braids or ponytails.
  8. Anagen Effluvium: Usually caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy, leading to sudden hair loss during the active growth phase.
  9. Scarring alopecias result in permanent loss of hair. Inflammatory skin conditions  (cellulitis, folliculitis, acne), and other skin disorders (such as some forms of lupus and lichen planus) often result in scars that destroy the ability of the hair to regenerate. 

Common Causes of Hair Fall

Hair fall can be triggered by various factors, and identifying the root cause is essential for effective management. Some common causes include:

  •  Genetics: Family history and hereditary factors play a significant role in androgenetic alopecia.
  • Hormonal Imbalance: Fluctuations in hormones, such as androgens, can contribute to hair loss.
  • Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions like thyroid disorders, lupus, diabetes, and anemia may lead to hair fall.
  • Stress and Trauma: Emotional or physical stress can disrupt the hair growth cycle, leading to temporary hair loss.
  •  Medications: Some drugs, such as chemotherapy, blood thinners, and birth control pills, may cause temporary hair loss.
  •  Poor Nutrition: Deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals can negatively impact hair health.



  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • Receding hairline
  • Horseshoe-shaped pattern leaving the crown exposed


  • General hair thinning, especially at the crown
  • Changes in hair volume and texture

Children and Young Adults:

  • Sudden loss of hair patches
  • Complete loss of all body hair
  • Broken hairs and incomplete loss on scalp and eyebrows
  • Excessive shedding of hair after illnesses, drug treatments, rapid weight loss, anemia, or stress

Prevention Tips for Hair Damage and Hair Loss

  • Embrace your natural hair color and texture
  • Allow hair time to recover between blowouts and chemical treatments
  • Avoid tight hairstyles like braids that can strain hair
  • Use a basic shampoo suitable for your hair type
  • Choose less-damaging sponge rollers for curling hair
  • Opt for a moderately stiff, natural-bristle brush to minimize hair tearing
  • Brush hair gently and avoid brushing when wet, as wet hair is fragile
    Use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair instead
    air fall can be a distressing issue for many individuals, impacting both men and women of different age groups. Apart from genetic factors and hormonal imbalances, lifestyle, diet, and stress play crucial roles in hair health. Combining a balanced diet with homeopathic remedies can help address the underlying causes of hair fall and promote hair regrowth. Before starting any treatment, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional or a qualified homeopath for personalized guidance.

Dietary Management for Healthy Hair

  1. Protein-Rich Foods:
    Ensure your diet includes adequate protein, as hair is primarily composed of protein. Include sources such as lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
  2. Iron-Rich Foods:
    Iron deficiency can contribute to hair loss. Consume iron-rich foods like leafy greens, lentils, beans, tofu, whole grains, and fortified cereals to maintain healthy hair.
  3. Vitamin C:
    Vitamin C aids in iron absorption and collagen production, promoting hair strength. Citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwis, broccoli, and bell peppers are excellent sources.
  4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
    Omega-3s nourish hair follicles and support scalp health. Include fatty fish (salmon, mackerel), flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts in your diet.
  5. Biotin:
    Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is essential for hair growth. Eggs, sweet potatoes, almonds, and avocados are rich in biotin.
  6. Zinc:
    Zinc deficiency may lead to hair loss. Consume zinc-rich foods like whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
  7. Stay Hydrated:
    Drink an adequate amount of water daily to maintain overall hydration and promote healthy hair.

Homeopathic Management for Hair Fall:

  1.  Kalium Sulphuricum: Homeopathic remedy Kalium Sulphuricum is often used for hair fall with symptoms like dry, flaky scalp and hair loss accompanied by yellowish scales. It is available in tablet and liquid forms, and its recommended dosage is usually twice a day. Caution should be exercised not to overuse it, and its usage should be limited to two weeks.
  2.  Silicea: Silicea is beneficial for hair fall caused by brittle hair, split ends, and slow hair growth. It helps strengthen hair and promote better hair texture.
  3.  Lycopodium Clavatum: Lycopodium is prescribed for premature balding and hair fall due to hormonal imbalances. It may also help with dandruff and itchy scalp.
  4. Natrum Muriaticum: This remedy is useful for hair fall triggered by grief, stress, or emotional disturbances. It may also help with greasy hair.
  5. Psorinum is beneficial for hair fall due to scalp skin diseases.
  6. Mezereum is effective for hair fall caused by dandruff and skin diseases.
  7. Mercurius Solubilis works wonders for hair loss resulting from scalp eruptions.
  8. Kali sulphuricum and Thuja occidentalis are recommended for hair fall linked to dandruff.
  9. Pulsatilla pratensis, Natrum muriaticum, and Sepia Officinalis help control postpartum hair fall in women.
  10. Cinchona officinalis, Calcarea phosphoric, and Borax aid in treating hair fall in anemic patients.”


Combining a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients with appropriate homeopathic remedies can aid in managing hair fall and promoting healthier hair growth. Remember, a holistic approach that addresses lifestyle factors, stress management, and any underlying health issues is essential for optimal results. For personalized advice, consult a a qualified homeopath to determine the best course of action for your hair health.

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