Category: Hair diseases

Hair can be rightly called the crown in our head. It is the most important component that determines the beautification of a person’s appearance. There are few people who choose the ‘bald look’ but they are really ‘few’! Long or short, thick or thin, hairs make the beauty as well as fashion statement for a person. Hair conditions have great psychological effects as well. Though hair is dead part of the body, its roots are alive. And most of the hair diseases attack either the scalp or the follicles of hair. Primary hair diseases come under the categories of abnormalities in hair shafts, hair fall, hair loss, alopecia, alopecia areata, dandruff, male pattern baldness and infections.

Trichorrhexis Nodosa

Trichorrhexis Nodosa is the hair disease that causes abnormalities or hair breakage in the hair shaft. This disease is popularly known as trichonodosis. Weak follicles of hair and continuous breakage because of lack of cuticle layer are some of the basic symptoms of this hair disease. It may occur right from birth or can occur later as well. When this disease occurs long after birth, the basic reason for its occurrence is excessive use of chemicals in the form of hair products.

Loose Anagen syndrome

It is a hair loss type of disease that mostly affects children. In this disease, the hair is extremely fine and takes too much time to grow. The growth is not very normal. The root of hair is weak and large sections of hair during combing. It is basically a genetic disease and can be treated with proper care.


Trichotillomania is the hair disease that is very much connected to anxiety disorders. It is actually a part of the anxiety disorder that involves pulling or plucking of hair. Falling of hair (alopecia) at the time of plucking is the basic symptom of this hair problem.


Alopecia is the most severe hair disease that results in very significant loss of hair. There are different levels of severity of this particular hair disease which are based on the facts like whether the hair loss is occurring from the scalp or the entire body is affected by the falling condition. There are various conditions responsible for alopecia. Most common among them are poor diet and poor hygiene. It may also be caused as the side effect of chemotherapy and radiation as the treatment of cancer.

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium is the hair disease in which many strands of hair remain in the resting phase for longer time. It finally results in detaching those hairs from the scalp and thus total density of hair is affected. This particular can cause half or total loss of hair from the head. This condition can last for more than three months still new hair starts growing. Poor nutrition, imbalance of hormone levels and stress are the main causes of this hair problem.

Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis is the condition is characterised by bare patches of skin on the head scalp. Basic cause of the disease is fungal infection. It can affect the scalp along with the eyebrows and eyelashes, in case the condition becomes too severe. It mostly affects children below the age of 10 years. It is also known as seborrheic dermatitis.

Natural Hair shampoo for long and shiny hairs

Natural Hair shampoo for long and shiny hairs 1. Take 25gm shikakai (Acacia concinna) and 25gm amla (Indian gooseberry). Crush both to make small pieces and soak in 500gm water for whole night. Next morning mash shikakai and amla in same water and filter that water using clean cloth. Now massage your hairs & scalp using this water for 10 minutes before bath. Follow this procedure 3 times in week. After bath applying coconut oil in dry hairs gives you long, shiny and black hairs. This natural hair shampoo is...

Home remedies for hair loss (Alopecia)

Home remedies for hair loss (alopecia) 1. If you are suffering from hair loss (alopecia) then take 2 table spoons lemon juice and mix 4 table spoons coconut oil in it. Now use this mixture to massage your scalp gently. Follow this process 3 times in a week. This mixture is a great tonic for hairs. Lemon juice and coconut oil not only prevents hair loss but also stop dandruff , baldness and makes your hairs soft & shiny. 2. Lavender: Studies have demonstrated that lavender, when rubbed into the...

How to get rid of dandruff

So what is dandruff? Dandruff is brought on when a fungus (like yeast) called malassezia becomes on your scalp. This outcomes in shedding of the scalp skin. There are two types of dandruff. One happens because of the dryness of the scalp, while alternate happens due to the production of excessive oil on the scalp. Some of the known reasons for dandruff are: Improper and irregular brushing of the hair Infrequent shampooing Improper and unhealthy diet Stress and certain illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis Dandruff home remedies...

How to get rid of white hair

White hair : causes and home remedies White hair : There is lot of follicles in epidermis of our scalp that produces hair. All follicles have hair papilla. Follicles get nutrition from blood cells. Sebaceous gland secretes sebum which gives nutrition and oiliness to hairs. It makes your hairs healthy and strong. The construction of hairs is done using dead cells. Hair color depends on melanin pigments. Lack of melanin leads to white hair. Causes of white hair Lack of nutrition Anger , tension and too much hard work Acidity...