Hair is an essential part of our body, so it’s very important to maintain the health of the hair externally and internally. Hair is a reflection of inner-health as hair issues are related to stomach imbalance and mental structure of a person. Its normal to shed 80 to 100 hairs a day, but losing more than that could be a sign of hair thinning. If your hair looks lacklustre, dull, brittle, reconsider your overall diet because a balanced diet is critically important for healthy hair. Eating too much junk food can make your strands suffer from lack of nutrients. Fruits and vegetables provide necessary nutrients to the hair. Onion, Potato, garlic, coriander and carrot are some of the vegetables who apart from eating, can be used to make hair packs to promote hair growth.
Hair changes its texture with age. Dr. Anthony Oro, professor of dermatology at Stanford University says. “Fifty percent of the population has about 50% grey hair at age 50” This is also called 50-50-50 rule. Melanin pigments give colorful hue to hair and it reduces with age. So the reduction of melanin with age brings out the hair to turn grey and eventually white when production of melanin stopped altogether.
Ayurvedic practitioners believe that beautiful hair is the sign of a healthy person. When we start losing hair it is a definite sign that something in the body is not right. Stress, hormonal disorders, bad eating habits, diseases, drugs, hair dyes, genetic disorder, smoking are main reasons for hair loss. You should get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, do stress-busting activities, to stimulate hair growth.