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Importance of a Balanced Diet for Hair

 

Sammy was frustrated with her hair pulling one strand here and the other
strand there. Oh, those frizzy, dry, entangled hair. She had a party to attend
and her hair would just not stay put. Finally, she somehow managed a bun and
went to the party with a sulking face.
Does this happen with you too?
When hair looks limp, dull and lifeless, people often turn to new shampoos and
conditioners for that extra oomph. But really, a poor diet could be the culprit
for lustre lacking locks.
A practice that is very important, yet not often associated with healthy hair is
eating right.

A healthy diet can help your hair stay strong and shiny. What you eat can have
a huge effect on the health of your hair and can also keep you from losing your
locks. If you not getting certain nutrients from food, you might see the
effects in your hair. A lack of the right nutrients including vitamins A, B, C, D
and E, zinc, iron, proteins and essential fatty acids play a key role in the health
of your skin, hair, and nails. It may slow down hair growth or even cause hair
loss.

Why is balanced diet important for your hair?
Eating a well-balanced diet can sustain your hair health for long. We often
say healthy hair starts at the scalp. But it actually starts even before that: It
really starts with what nutrients you are feeding it. The foods people eat have
an impact on the growth, strength, and volume of their hair. Hair grows from
the roots, so the key to healthy hair growth lies in improving the health of the
scalp and hair follicles. Hair is continuously growing and being replaced, and
the follicles are constantly creating new hair from nutrients in the body.
A balanced diet plays an important role in keeping the hair healthy.
Your Hair is what you eat!
The foods eaten affects the hair growth and its quality. The right balanced
diet, that is suitable to your lifestyle, can make all the difference to your hair.

Heredity and natural aging processes play major roles in hair loss. Stress too
can cause breaking and thinning of hair, but when people notice a change in
their hair, they might want to visit a doctor. However, the quality, quantity,
and growth of hair are very closely linked to the diet. While some foods make
hair strong and beautiful, eating too much of others can make hair brittle and
thin. Therefore, it is recommended to check your diet. Maintaining a well-
balanced nutritious diet is the best way to improve the health and growth of
hair.

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Psychological Effects of Hair Loss

Throughout history, hair has played a significant role in our society – it is associated with
youthfulness and beauty in women and virility and masculinity in men; so it's no
surprise that hair loss can make many men and women feel self-conscious.
When you have hair that is full and bouncy, shining and thick you feel so good and
confident. On the opposite, if you have a bad hair day don’t you feel frustrated and angry?
Well, the point here is that we attach our emotions with our hair. For instance, hair loss
may lead to depression, anxiety, lack of interest in activities, low energy levels, sleep
deprivation and social phobia. Hair loss has many possible causes, including genetics, an
underactive thyroid, cancer treatments, or medications for other health conditions. Research
and surveys show that people experience hair loss often feel as though they are losing
control over their lives. 
Those who suffer from severe hair loss are more likely to experience negative psychological side
effects.
Although there are four main factors that affecting hair loss
 medical condition
 age
 heredity
 Hair care and styling
there are certain aspects of your life also that can have an impact on your hair.
Hair thinning and baldness cause psychological stress due to their effect on appearance.
Being a disfigurement that can affect a person's sense of self and identity. Vice-versa even
depression, mental illnesses and psychological issues can be a reason for hair loss too.
Many people aren't sure what to do when they notice hair loss.
How to deal with psychology of hair loss?
Positive ways of dealing with the emotional side of hair loss:
1. Reminding yourself that hair loss itself is not life-threatening.
2. Putting that bald spot in perspective. …
3. Working with beauty professionals to find a hairstyle that suits you. …
4. Considering talk therapy. …
5. Realizing that your hair may grow back.

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Fear of Hair Loss

Can you imagine the world of bald people?

Or say if they had just a few strands of hair that could be counted on fingers? How would it
be?

Hair is a symbol of beauty and you would never like to loose it. All of us experience hair
loss to some degree in our lives. There are various reasons for hair loss, stress and anxiety
being the commonest amongst all. Medical conditions could also lead to hair loss in some.
But yet, that fear remains…. whatever be the reason.
Fear of hair loss also makes getting haircuts and other routine activities difficult, if not
impossible, in some instances.
The fear of losing our hair is so ingrained in our minds that even in our dreams we dread
the fear to loose hair. For some people, this fear of hair loss manifests into deep
psychological phobias.
One such phobia is the fear of seeing or touching loose hairs known as trichophobia. While
shedding some hair is a common and healthy process, still it makes things profoundly
difficult in our day to day lives.
 Then there is peladophobia, the fear of becoming bald or even of people who are bald.
Both these phobias are generally traced back to triggering of an event in builts a fear of hair
loss.
Another phobia, very much the same is   Phalacrophobia , a fear of going bald. This phobia
unlike the other two phobias is more focused on negative reactions to the mere notion or
thought that one might be balding – even if no evidence exists to suggest that is happening.
These phobias of fear of hair loss hinder social, and personal life.
Don’t let the fear ruin your life. These are mere fears which can be overcomed. On
evaluation of the cause of the fear, a proper treatment and talking to therapist is
recommended.

 

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How important are proteins for your hair?

Young Prina flaunted her beautiful brown tassels in the party and mesmerized many a men.
Oooh….don’t you wish you too had such beautiful hair that would make people turn their heads?
Which girl or women would not want that? Of course! Hair takes a significant place in enhancing
one’s beauty. In ancient India, it was said that hair represented their cultural identity. Myths have
changed with the changing times. Today, not only the women but even men take care of their hair
equally.

What damages the hair?

Other than the cold dry air and harsh weather that dehydrates the hair even outside forces
(especially chemical treatments like hair color and relaxers) damage the protein of the hair
shaft, leaving it prone to breakage. If your hair looks stringy or limp, those may also be
signs that your strands need more protein. Dull and limp hair is a sign of protein
deficiency. Also physical stress on the hair, is often the reason why hair strands
become prone to split ends, breakage and protein loss.

 

How important is protein for hair?

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin which is very important for healthy hair.
If there is lack of proteins in your diet, hair problems other than hair loss could also
occur. Hair becomes dry and brittle, frizzy and tangled, split ends and breaking of
hair too. Protein is vital for healthy hair and without it; hair loss is very much a
possibility.
Many a times increased hair loss could be caused by many things: a hormonal
imbalance, vitamin deficiencies, stress, auto-immune disorders, medications,
chemotherapy and more. Losing more hair that doesn’t come from the root tells it is
a protein issue and needs to be addressed immediately.

Can hair protein deficit be repaired?

Most people think that applying protein products will bring it back to life but layering
them with more products on already weak hair compromises on hair health and
weakens your hair. Chemically damaged hair that feels mushy or cotton candy-like can
benefit from a protein treatment. 
While protein deficiency can be treated by simply changing your diet and
lifestyle, it is important to thoroughly consult and analyze the scalp and hair before
deciding a lack of protein is the culprit.

 

 

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Are hair-loss treatments expensive?

Are hair-loss treatments expensive?

Prasad Poojary , Heln , Mumbai

Invest in your hair , it’s the crown you never take off !

This is a common statement that we have all heard from time immemorial. Hair loss or thinning of hair creates panic .  If you ask anyone concerned about thinning hair or baldness , what they would be willing to pay to make the issue go away?

Let me tell you the figures and you would really be surprised at what people are willing to pay . But do they  the numbers really need to be so exorbitant ?  With medicine and medical procedures becoming more refined, can those suffering from receding  hairlines access cost-effective treatments?

Let’s find out.

Hair transplants

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Possibly the most popular, effective and long-lasting options for reversing hair loss are hair transplants . Grafts have previously been seen as a cosmetic procedure only open to the likes of wealthy celebrities but how much does a hair transplant cost?

The short answer appears to be anything between Rs 80,000/- to  Rs 1.50,000/-, with a number of factors contributing to the final price. Sizes and numbers of bald areas to be rectified are key, but the actual technique used is the most impactful when it comes to price. Comparing the costs, recovery times and success rates show that costs play an important part . With most patients not even needing an overnight stay at their chosen clinic, FUE transplants result in no scarring, far more natural resulting hairlines and a return to normal much sooner. Those with an active lifestyle, for example, are able to get back to the sports they love after just a few days.

Topical treatments

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Less invasive than a transplant but also considered far less effective, topical treatments for hair loss are often a first attempt at stopping the progression of a newly noticed issue. Solutions on the market are usually offered in a variety of strengths and seem to focus around the idea of stimulating shrinking hair follicles, to encourage them to start producing new hair again.

Consumers should expect to pay less for treatments such as this, but there is no guarantee of success. Although some people have reported excellent results, others have seen absolutely no difference and there is no way of predicting who will be left disappointed.

Medications

Pills and capsules in medical vial

Similar to topical lotions, medications for hair loss have not proven effective for everybody. They usually target the same issue as topical ointments, in that they are designed to stimulate follicles to open up and grow new hairs by blocking the creation of certain hormones.

Specialist shampoos

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Finally, there are a number of shampoos on the market that claim to help with thinning hair. These are largely unproven and although they might clean the hair well, it is unlikely that they will help new hair to grow. Some seem to focus on thickening existing hair instead, but this is usually through the depositing of silicones that you’ll want to cleanse semi-regularly.

PRP (platelet-rich plasmatherapy

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Is another therapy for hair loss. This  is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Increasing clinical evidence suggests PRP can reverse hair loss and stimulate natural hair growth. Most PRP studies report following up with patients for up to six months after their procedure.

As with any cosmetic remedies, preventing further hair loss and tackling baldness can be a costly affair. It’s down to you to make a choice between one large cost for a procedure that has been proven to work or subscribing long-term to products that may never deliver the results you really want.

Fayth Skin & Hair Care Centre is part of Fayth Clinic  ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) . We use the latest advanced  South Korean technology for Skin & hair treatments . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs.

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Book your appointment  at  8879443733/7738630144  or send us an enquiry at services@faythclinic.com .

Beautiful Skin & hair requires commitment , its not a miracle  !

 

 

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5 reasons for Hair Loss

hair  Prasad Poojary , Fayth Clinic

The hair on your head goes through a life cycle that involves growth, resting, and shedding. It’s common for people to lose around 100 hairs a day. If you experience sudden hair loss, loss in patches, or overall thinning, it is necessary to visit  your doctor. Some shedding is temporary and may respond well to changes in diet, certain treatments, or lifestyle changes. Other loss may be more permanent or not stop until an underlying condition is treated.

By age 40, about half of all men will experience hair loss due to hereditary conditions like androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Likewise, more than half of women will experience genetic hair loss (female pattern baldness) before the age of 70. Since,  there are many types of hair loss, finding the cause can be challenging

Most hair loss is not associated with systemic or internal disease, nor is poor diet a frequent factor. Hair may simply thin as a result of predetermined genetic factors and the overall aging process. Many men and women may notice mild physiologic thinning of hair starting in their 30s and 40s. Life vicissitudes, including illness, emotional trauma, protein deprivation (during strict dieting), and hormonal changes like those in pregnancypuberty, and menopause may cause hair loss

  • common causes of hair loss include:

1.medical conditions, like alopecia areata, scalp infections, or trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), radiation treatment for conditions like cancer. Medical conditIons like thyroid , iron deficiency anemia , secondary syphilis can cause hair loss. Complete hair loss after chemotherapy usually regrows after six to 12 months

2.hormonal changes from pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or thyroid issues

3.medications or supplements, such as those used for cancer, high blood pressure, depression, or arthritis

4.stress, whether physical or emotional

5.Hair styling practices, like wearing tight ponytails or cornrows

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Patchy hair loss

Some conditions produce small areas of hair loss, while others affect large areas of the scalp. Common causes of patchy hair loss are

  • alopecia areata (small circular or coin size bald patches on the scalp that usually grow back within months),
  • traction alopecia (thinning from tight braids or ponytails),
  • trichotillomania (the habit of twisting or pulling hair out),
  • tinea capitis (fungal infection), and
  • secondary syphilis.

Diffuse hair loss

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Some common causes of diffuse hair loss are

  • pattern alopecia,
  • drug-induced alopecia,
  • protein malnutrition, and
  • systemic disease-induced alopecia (cancer, endocrine disease, and telogen effluvium).

Fayth Skin & hair care centre is part of Fayth Clinic  ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) . We use the latest advanced  South Korean technology for Skin & hair treatments . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs.

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Book your appointment  at  8879443733/7738630144  or send us an enquiry at services@faythclinic.com .

Beautiful Skin & hair requires commitment , its not a miracle  !

 

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