HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR DRY HAIR
Dry hair occurs when your hair does not receive enough moisture. This reduces its sheen and can make your hair appear frizzy, lifeless, and dull. Dry hair can affect men and women of any age.
Sheen and luster are two important signs of healthy hair. Your hair consists of three layers. In healthy hair, the outer layer thoroughly protects the inner layers. Natural oils in the outer layer also reflect light, making your hair shiny. In cases of dry hair, the outer layer breaks down, which causes the hair to appear dull and unhealthy.
Causes of Dry Hair
There is no single cause of dry hair. Rather, a variety of factors can lead to dry hair, including environmental conditions, hair care habits, and your physical health. Environmental conditions that may cause dry hair include:living in a dry, hot climate,spending a lot of time in the sun,frequently swimming in chlorinated water
Certain hair-care practices also contribute to dry hair. These include washing your hair too often, using harsh shampoos and conditioners, getting frequent chemical treatments, blow-drying your hair daily, and using electric curling irons or straighteners.
In some cases, dry hair is the result of a health problem that makes it difficult for your hair to retain moisture. The following health conditions can dry out your hair.
This is an eating disorder in which a person undergoes self-starvation. People who suffer from this condition are typically underweight and have an extreme fear of gaining weight. Anorexia nervosa can cause malnutrition. Dry, brittle hair is one of the many side effects of anorexia and malnutrition.
This condition causes the parathyroid gland in your neck to produce too little parathyroid hormone, which decreases the level of calcium in your blood. Calcium is a key nutrient for healthy bones, teeth, tissue, and hair.
If you have this condition, your thyroid glands do not produce enough thyroid hormones. Dry and brittle hair is an early symptom of hypothyroidism.
Menkes Kinky Hair Disease
People with this rare genetic condition have cells that are unable to absorb enough copper. Low copper absorption affects the health of their hair and can cause dryness.
BORAX 30-Borax is an excellent remedy for dry hair that gets tangled to form bunches due to extreme dryness. These bunches of hair stuck rigidly together are averse to becoming smooth on combing. Borax is very beneficial in smoothening the hair. It is also of great help to those who get rid of these bunches of tangled hair by cutting them, only to see another bunch being formed shortly thereafter. Borax helps in removing the tangled bunches and also in eradicating the tendency towards formation of these bunches.Other symptoms are-- Great fear of downward motion like going downstairs. There is sensitivity towards the slightest of sound
PHOSPHORUS 30-Phosphorus is the top remedy for dry hair especially at roots. Phosphorus brings about very good results in cases of hair getting mostly dry at the root. Along with dry hair at roots, the scalp is also very dry and scaly. Phosphorus is also a remedy of great help when due to extreme dry hair at roots, there is a lot of hair fall. Phosphorus moisturise dry hair, remove dry, scaly scalp and check hair fall. The important constitutional symptom for Phosphorus are- desire for cold things like cold drinks, ice creams and juices in food. sensitivity towards external impressions like air, noise, touch and odour
THUJA OCC. 30-Thuja is another excellent remedy for dry hair where the hair gets brittle due to intense dryness. The dry, brittle hair show splits at various places and looks crimped. Thuja can also be used when dry, brittle, crimpy hair is rough with a lack of shine. In all these conditions, Thuja ensures a wonderful recovery by strengthening the hair and nourishing the scalp, thus preventing split dry hair progression. By using Thuja, the hair regainsits shine with vanishing of dryness and splitting. It can also effective for white, scaly dandruff.
SULPHUR and PSORINUM 200--Both Sulphur and Psorinum areconsidered the best natural Homeopathic medicines for hair thatis dry and lustreless. For using both these remedies, the scalp has to be very unhealthy with dry, lustreless hair. The scalp is also dry and can be itchy. The hair may also stick together forming tangles. When a person’s scalp and hair show these conditions, any of these Homeopathic remedies can bring about improvement by going deeply into the root cause Sulphur is the remedy for persons with dry, lustreless hair who show heat intolerance. Such persons suffer from heat in various body parts and cannot tolerate excessive heat in environment. Psorinum suits persons with dry, lustreless hair who are sensitive to a cold environment. They cannot tolerate a slight draught of air even in summers. They show a need to be covered up completely even in summer heat.
NATRUM MUR 30- Natrum Mur is the best dry hair with hair fall.Natrum mur persons are mainly reserved in nature and may also have weeping tendencies. They have an aversion to sun heat. Along with this, they may show a craving for extra salt in diet. Anemia can be a part of the constitutional symptoms for using Natrum Mur.
LYCOPODIUM 200- Lycopodium,is also good for dry hair with hair fall It is best for people who have an excessive craving for sweets and hot food or drinks. They are irritable nature and cannot tolerate contradiction or opposition. They may also have been suffering from gastric troubles of any sort for the past years.