Herbal rem­edy for hair loss

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL -

WE are con­stantly bom­barded with pho­tos of celebri­ties with daz­zling hair and mar­vel­lous skin.

How­ever, th­ese are usu­ally achieved with del­i­cate care and, in some cases, pro­gres­sive ther­apy by ded­i­cated pro­fes­sion­als.

Neeta’s Herbal strives to achieve the same us­ing tra­di­tional herb­based prod­ucts to op­ti­mise the hair and skin health.

In its 25-year his­tory, a vast ar­ray of hair and skin con­di­tions have been iden­ti­fied and suc­cess­fully reme­died us­ing nat­u­ral, non-syn­thetic prod­ucts.

This unique method of hair care com­bines mod­ern tech­nol­ogy with Ayurvedic medicine.

In her quest to find so­lu­tions for hair prob­lems, Neeta Gos­alia, the founder, has an­a­lysed and tested ev­ery vi­able treat­ment tech­nique.

To solve hair dis­or­ders, it is im­por­tant to first un­der­stand the var­i­ous as­pects of each dis­or­der.

Among the com­monly known con­di­tions, alope­cia is the most com­mon.

In an­dro­genic alope­cia, hair fall is caused by the minia­tur­i­sa­tion of hair fol­li­cles due to over­pro­duc­tion of hor­mones, pri­mar­ily testos­terone and its ac­tive me­tab­o­lite di­hy­drotestos­terone.

Th­ese hor­mones are present in all of us and play an im­por­tant role in the de­vel­op­ment of var­i­ous bi­o­log­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics.

How­ever, in ex­ces­sive amounts, th­ese an­dro­gens can prove dis­as­trous to the cells com­pris­ing our scalp.

An­dro­genic alope­cia presents in dis­tinct pat­terns in males and fe­males.

In the male pat­tern, hair re­cedes from the front of the scalp while in the fe­male pat­tern, hair fall is pri­mar­ily over the crown.

Another com­mon form of alope­cia is alope­cia areata.

This is con­sid­ered an au­toim­mune disease in which mul­ti­ple struc­tures of the hair fol­li­cle are mis­tak­enly an­tag­o­nised by our own im­mune sys­tem dur­ing its growth phase, re­sult­ing in im­proper hair de­vel­op­ment.

Ap­prox­i­mately 20% of areata suf­fer­ers have a fam­ily his­tory while in oth­ers, the dis­or­der may be trig­gered by ma­jor life events such as ill­ness, preg­nancy or post-trau­matic stress.

The ef­fects are phys­i­cally rep­re­sented as patches on non-spe­cific ar­eas of the scalp.

De­spite be­ing slightly less com­mon, another hair ail­ment wor­thy of men­tion is tel­o­gen ef­flu­vium. The tel­o­gen phase is a nat­u­ral phase of the hair growth cy­cle in which a small num­ber of hair shafts are shed from their fol­li­cle.

How­ever, in tel­o­gen ef­flu­vium, an in­creased pro­por­tion of hair fol­li­cles are forced into this phase, in­duc­ing ex­ces­sive shed­ding of hair.

How­ever, it is im­por­tant to note that not all hair fall prob­lems can be at­trib­uted to ge­netic de­fects or com­pli­cated dis­eases. Mostly, our hair is in a detri­men­tal state due to un­healthy habits that con­trib­ute to the degra­da­tion of the hair fol­li­cle and its as­so­ci­ated struc­tures.

Nev­er­the­less, there are a va­ri­ety of meth­ods to pro­tect, pre­vent and cure.

For most of the above, mod­ern medicine sug­gests a cock­tail of drugs such as mi­nox­i­dil, fi­nas­teride and a va­ri­ety of cor­ti­cos­teroids. How­ever, in most cases they fail to men­tion the side ef­fects.

It is need­less to say why Neeta’s Herbal prefers the use of nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring, non-syn­thetic in­gre­di­ents. It is pos­si­ble to re­verse the prob­lems above us­ing sim­ple herbal coun­ter­mea­sures that are safe and free of de­bil­i­tat­ing side ef­fects.

Hair fall ef­fects are not only phys­i­cal but also men­tal and emo­tional. Apart from hair care, Neeta’s Herbal also ad­min­is­ters treat­ment for var­i­ous skin prob­lems and dis­or­ders. Wigs, hair ex­ten­sions and cus­tomised wigs are also avail­able.

Whether you are suf­fer­ing from a hair dis­or­der or just want to main­tain a healthy scalp, visit Neeta’s Herbal In­ter­na­tional head­quar­ters at 101, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, or call its hot­line for Bangsar: 03-2282 8868, Da­mansara Utama: 03-7728 6751 and Ka­jang: 03-8741 2000. Al­ter­na­tively, visit www.nee­tasherbal.com or e-mail nee­ta­herbal@gmail.com.

To treat hair dis­or­ders, it is im­por­tant to first un­der­stand the var­i­ous as­pects of each dis­or­der.

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