Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic "M" shape. Hair also thins at the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial or complete baldness.
The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.
This condition has also been associated with an increased risk of PCOS in women.
The causes of androgenic alopecia vary from genetic to environmental factors. Although researchers are studying risk factors that may contribute to this condition, most of these factors remain unknown. Researchers have determined that this form of hair loss is related to hormones called androgens, particularly an androgen called dihydrotestosterone. Androgens are important for normal male sexual development before birth and during puberty. Androgens also have other important functions in both males and females, such as regulating hair growth and sex drive. Certain diseases like coronary heart disease, prostate cancer and PCOS may be associated with elevated androgen levels which connect to androgenetic alopecia.
In some cases, androgenic alopecia can be reversed and it can be controlled in most cases if the right form of treatment is followed.
Ayurvedic treatments have been known to prevent and cure problems associated with hair for centuries.
- One of the most common treatments followed in ayurveda is to start massaging the scalp with a warm oil before washing. Massaging your scalp in a circular motion boosts blood circulation and stimulates your hair follicles to promote hair growth. Myra Veda’s Milk Therapy Hair Oil has been formulated using time-tested ayurvedic botanicals and essential oils to prevent hair fall, fight dandruff and promote healthy hair growth. It’s clinically proven blend of Bhringraj, Karnasphota, Amla, Anjana, Sesame & Licorice, and the aromatic blend of English Lavender, Australian Tea tree & Rosemary Essential oils with a dash of extreme nourishment with coconut, cow, goat & Buffalo milk is a natural DHT blocker and naturally increases blood flow to the scalp.
- Using essential oils mixed with carrier oils can be very effective at strengthening the roots of your hair and activating your hair follicles.
- Washing your hair with mild, natural cleansers is a must to keep your scalp clean, oil-free and prevent dandruff and itchiness.
- Applying hair masks once a week can be very effective at reducing hair fall.
- Make a paste of fenugreek seeds and mix it with curd. Apply this mixture to your hair and wash it off after 20 minutes.
- Blend walnut powder, amla and curd into a paste. Apply it from the roots to the tips of your hair. Leave it on for an hour and wash it off with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser.
- Your lifestyle is one of the major factors that affects your hormones and hair growth. Make sure you follow a healthy, balanced diet and sleep for 8 hours each night to maintain your health.