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HAIR STRUCTURE – HOMOEPATHIC TREATMENT OF HAIRS

Hair are elongated keratinized structure. Keratin is a special protein, which is resistant to wear and tear. It is the protein that also makes up the nails. The diameter of a single hair fiber varies from person to person but it is usually around 0.05 to 0.09 millimeters.

There are 3 stages in the life of hair at one time

90% of hair is growing while about 10% should be resting.

ANAGEN:

This is the name for the growing period of a hair follicle. The anagen stage of the hair follicle in the scalp typically last about 3 to 5 years

CATAGEN:

At the end of growth period hair follicle prepare themselves for the resting stage. This Stage of the hair growth cycle usually lasts about 1 to 2 weeks. During Catagen phase the deeper portions of the hair follicle start to collapse.

TELOGEN:

This is the resting period of a hair follicle. It is usually of 3 to 4 months in length and at the end of this period older hair that have finished their life will fall out.

Hair typically grows around 0.5 inches each month and there is not much we can do to make them grow faster, however, can slow its growth.

STEPS TO PREVENT HAIR DAMAGE

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR

Not taking proper care of your hair can damage it and slow its growth.

A) Stay away from chemicals such as peroxide while coloring, use shampoo made for colored hair.

B) Your body naturally produces oil that coats your hair and protects it. Washing and conditioning is a good thing but do it on another day to protect exposure to excessive chemicals

C) Avoid chemical in the environment such as chlorine.

D) The way you style your hair is important combing through knot can damage hair follicle and tight hairstyles like ponytails, cornrows, and plaits braids can also cause damage.

E) Heat will damage your hairs.

i) Better to allow air dry rather than using a blow dry.

ii) Avoid blow dryers, curling irons and hot rollers.

iii) Washing or rinsing with normal tap water is better than doing so with hot water

AVOID CONTINUOUS AND PROLONGED SUN EXPOSURE

If you must be in direct sunlight in long periods.

Consider wearing a hat or putting a scarf.

EAT AND DRINK HEALTHY

  • Hair is made of protein so if you are not taking protein you hair will grow slow, hair also requires vitamin B, C, and E getting enough fruits and vegetable is good.
  • Smoking is bad for health don’t do it.
  • Limited consumption of sweets and processed foods and drinks especially soda, caffeinated beverages, and those with alcohol.
  • High level of stress can slow or even stop your hair growth.
  • Full night sleep and exercise to relax will limit your stress.

CONSIDER MEDICAL TREATMENT ASLAST RESORT

HOMOEPATHIC TREATMENT OF HAIRS

NATRUM MUR

Frequently prescribed in cases of hair loss.

Especially anemic females.

SILICEA

Frequently prescribed for the complaints of hair loss.

PHOSPHORUS

Falling of hairs in bunches, dandruff with intense itching of scalp.

LYCOPODUIM

Complaints of hair loss, premature baldness and premature graying of hair.

NITRICUM ACIDUM

Loss of hair from vertex, vitiligo, warts, ulcers.

SEPIA

Especially good drug for hair loss during the climacteric period, during and after parturition, very good remedy of Alopecia areata.

GARAPHITES

Alopecia in infants one of very good remedies of hair loss on entire scalp, especially alopecia of temples and occiput.

PHOSPHORIC ACID

Hair loss after acute illness like fever, loss of vital fluids, or after some sorrow full experience.

FLOURIC ACID

Sticking of hair, they are matted together falling of hair after typhoid fever, hairs are brittle.

March 15, 2018 Article
About Dr. Muhammad Zubair Qureshi

Dr. Muhammad Zubair Qureshi did his M.B.B.S. from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore in 1995 and was awarded Silver Medal in the subject of Community Medicines. After completing all necessary practical training, he joined in 1998, Dr. Masood Homoeopathic Pharmaceuticals as Director Manufacturing. He did his M.Phil in Endocrinology, where his subject of research was Effect of Homoeopathic Medicines on patients suffering from Diabetes Type II. Dr. Zubair qualified for DHMS in 2006 and is successfully practicing it Dr. Zubair has participated in Homoeopathic Medical Conferences held in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia.