Hair loss is distressing; especially if you are in your 30s and 40s. In a society, where scalp full of hair is considered as a symbol of youthfulness and vitality, losing hair can seriously dent self-image and cause psychological stress. In this article we shall see what causes hair fall and how herbal remedy like green tea can aid arresting hair fall.
Baldness, alopecia, hair fall
Hair is nothing but protein filament growing from follicles or pores in dermis; a layer of skin. It is common to see elderly people with a receding hairline; thin hair and low volume of hair; because hair fall is part of natural aging. However, hair loss in young age has different reasons behind. We still do not know exactly what causes hair fall and how that works; but there are scientific research backed evidences. As per those evidences, premature or early hair fall happens mostly due to any of the following reasons;
Genetics – It is a major reason behind pattern hair loss among male; though pattern hair fall among women is not affected by genetics.
Infections – This is the most prevalent factor. There are various types of infections that can cause your hair to fall prematurely; like, dissecting cellulitis, tinea capitis or other fungal infection, micro-mite in sebaceous gland. Often these infections cause dandruff, which weaken follicles.
Trauma – Excessive pulling, bending of hair regularly can also cause hair fall along with childbirth, poisoning, major surgery etc.
How to managing hair loss
Hair fall is not completely curable once it has started. However, you can manage it by either lowering the rate of hair fall or adding new volume of hair. There are various treatments available, starting from applying steroid based ointments on scalp to surgical procedures, which can implant new hair from other parts of our body. Though, all these have shown only moderate success and are not-so-reliable as long term solution. So, we need to consider preventive care.
Compared to these expensive treatments you can try green tea to prevent as well as manage your hair loss. On regular use, green tea can offer good health to your hair. Let us see how that happens.
Vitamin for hair growth – Green tea extracts and brewed green tea contains Vitamin C and minerals and various B complex vitamins, like, penthenol, thiamine etc. These micronutrients help to strengthen hair shaft and control hair splitting. It has been studied that hair splitting is one of the major reasons behind premature hair loss.
Polyphenols and catechins – Active anti-oxidants, like, epigallocatechin gallate or ECGC, present in green tea are effective for hair health. They can stimulate hair follicles and cell structure; also following application on scalp, green tea extracts can elongate hair.
Anti-inflammatory benefits – Regular cleansing of scalp with green tea extracts can control micro-mite and other pathogenic infections within hair follicles. It has been observed that infections are one of the major reasons behind early hair loss.
Balancing oil on scalp – Green tea is natural astringent and control excess sebum secretion on scalp skin. This way it helps to keep scalp free from excess oil and promote hair growth by stopping follicles from clogging.
Dihydrotestosterone or DHT blocker – DHT plays a crucial factoring behind early hair fall among men. 5-alpha-reductase in green tea extract blocks DHT and helps to arrest rate of hair fall.
So, continue having your regular cups of green tea and also start rinsing your scalp with green tea extracts. It has no side effect like other steroid based treatments and not expensive like operative procedures. Prevent early hair fall; live a happy life.