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Can Pollution cause Hairloss?

Air pollution in every metropolitan of India is rising so high. Coincidently, it has also been found that many Indian men are scoring much lower than average testosterone levels, many men had a fifty percent lower sperm count than normal and were suffering from hair loss. Healthcare professionals suggest that cigarette smoking and increasing air pollution levels have a big role to play in these findings.

How can pollution affect hair loss?

Environmental factors can really influence the health of your hair; pollutants are not just the chemicals which are emitted from traffic or industrial units but also substances such as smoke from cigarettes and fire. There are common pollutants which can be found in the home and can be harmful to hair itself and hair follicles. If anyone smokes at home then carcinogens found in cigarette smoke can damage hair, whereas any smoke from open fires which are not channeled out of the house carefully can harm hair follicles. Common household dust contains micro-organisms which if come in contact with the scalp can cause itching and scaling. Initially the changes may be miniscule but if left undiagnosed and unresolved, androgenetic alopecia can result.

How to protect your hair from air pollutants?

Today for many of us who live in both rural and urban conditions, it is next to impossible to be able to completely avoid air pollutants.

Try to keep your hair covered when travelling in polluted areas or in the hot sun; a hat, hood or headscarf can help keep your hair looking and feeling healthy, shiny and clean.

Practice healthy hair care techniques by shampooing three to four times a week even if you are staying indoors, look for products which contain natural ingredients and avoid the use of hair dyes as they can contain harsh chemicals.

By ensuring we offer our hair maximum nourishment and protection, we can prevent damage leading to further hairloss.

Homoeopathy for Thinning Hair…

Homeopathy is free from any side-effects. Not only do homoeopathic medicines reduce hairloss but they also protect the body from harmful side-effects (such as decreased libido, ejaculation problems) that are common with conventional drugs.

Homoeopathic remedies such as Thuja Occidentalis or Sabal Serrulata have been used for treating hairloss in homoeopathy since 100 years. International clinical studies have proven that the two homoeopathic remedies cited natural DHT-inhibitor (hormone responsible for causing thinning of hair), i.e. they can control hairloss caused by DHT without side-effects.

Hair lotions available in market to control hair loss are very high in chemicals and can cause a chemical burns on the scalp skin leading to permanent hairloss and scars in the affected areas. Homoeopathy has no such side-effects as the medicines are oral medicines.

Homoeopathy also deals with patient counselling which will help to curb the need to smoke a cigarette.

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