Symptoms & Illnesses


Overview -Hairfall Prevention

Hairfall prevention is crucial for maintaining healthy hair and overall well-being. Known as “khalitya” in Ayurveda.

Hairfall can occur due to various reasons, including dosha imbalances, stress, poor diet, and lifestyle habits.

Ayurveda categorises hair fall into different types, each associated with imbalances in Vata, Pitta, or Kapha doshas. Let’s delve into the types of hairfall prevention according to Ayurvedic principles.

Types of HairFall

Vata-Type HairFall:

  • Characteristics: Dry, frizzy hair that breaks easily, also leading to thinning and bald patches.
  • Causes: Excessive Vata dosha, more often due to stress, anxiety, poor nutrition, and environmental factors.

Pitta-Type HairFall:

  • Characteristics: Hair thinning and falling out in clumps, often further accompanied by scalp inflammation and  also premature graying.
  • Causes: Excess Pitta dosha, often due to excessive heat in the body, stress, anger, and also further consumption of spicy, oily, and acidic foods.

Kapha-Type HairFall:

  • Characteristics: like Oily scalp, dandruff, and sticky hair that falls out, also mostly leading to gradual thinning.
  • Causes: Excess Kapha dosha, often due to poor digestion, due to overconsumption of sweets and dairy, and lack of exercise.

Hairfall Prevention Methods

Understanding the root cause of hairfall is crucial for effective prevention. By identifying the dosha imbalance causing the hair fall, you can also adopt specific Ayurvedic remedies tailored to your needs.

Dietary Modifications:

  • In the case of Vata-Type,Additionally include warm, moist, and nourishing foods like cooked vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. Avoid dry, cold, and raw foods to promote prevention.
  • For Pitta-Type, Firstly incorporate cooling and calming foods such as cucumbers, leafy greens, and sweet fruits. Avoid spicy, oily, and acidic foods to support prevention.
  • As for Kapha-Type, Surely opt for light, warm, and stimulating foods like green leafy vegetables, lentils, and spices. Reduce intake of sweets, dairy, and heavy foods for effective prevention.

Herbal Remedies:

  • Consider using Bhringraj oil, known as the “king of herbs” for hair, which can also promote hair growth and prevent premature graying, aiding in prevention.
  • Amla, rich in Vitamin C, strengthens hair follicles and promotes growth, vital for prevention.
  • Neem, with antimicrobial properties, can help with dandruff and scalp infections, contributing to prevention.
  • Brahmi also enhances scalp health and reduces hair fall by nourishing the roots, essential for prevention.

External Applications:

  • For Vata-Type, regular oil massage (abhyanga) with warm oils like sesame or almond oil can nourish the scalp and improve circulation, aiding in hairfall prevention.
  • Use cooling oils like coconut or bhringraj oil for Pitta-Type to soothe the scalp and reduce inflammation, supporting prevention.
  • Apply stimulating oils like rosemary or eucalyptus oil for Kapha-Type to reduce scalp congestion and promote hair growth, crucial for prevention.
Ayurvedic Treatments:
  • Consider treatments like Shirodhara, where warm herbal oil is poured over the forehead, to help reduce stress and promote hair growth, contributing to hairfall prevention.
  • Administration of herbal oils through the nasal passages (Nasya) can help balance doshas and improve scalp health, essential for hairfall prevention.
  • Detoxification therapies like Panchakarma can help remove toxins from the body and restore balance to the doshas, supporting hairfall prevention.

In conclusion, preventing hair fall in Ayurveda involves a holistic approach encompassing dietary modifications, herbal remedies, external applications, lifestyle changes, and specific Ayurvedic treatments. By understanding the type of hair fall and its associated dosha imbalance, you can adopt the appropriate preventive measures to maintain healthy and strong hair.

For personalised advice and a comprehensive treatment plan for hair fall prevention, consult with our qualified Ayurvedic practitioner.

Our Hairfall Prevention Management Specialists

Dr. Vivek Brijbahal Singh

BAMS, M.D. Rachna Sharir, Advanced PGD in Clinical Research

Dr. Supriya Kurane

BAMS, M.S. Surgery

Dr. Datt Bapardekar

BAMS, MD (Panchakarm), Ph.D. scholar in Panchakarm

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