What causes Damage to Hair?

How can hair damage be prevented?

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Hair fall has been a menacing issue in recent years. There are thousands of people suffering from hair fall for reasons unknown to them.  People often ignore the hair treatment readily available at home. While women are particular about their hair, men usually ignore their hair problems.

The most obvious reason behind hair fall is pollution. Most of the time people are outside their home and are exposed to many unhealthy elements present in the air. Pollution affects the tip of hair roots and they get weak leading to hair fall. The best way to protect your hair in such a situation is by massaging with natural ayurvedic hair oil, like coconut oil, almond oil, bhringraj oil, before hair wash.


Damaged hair is a serious issue. If proper treatment is not done then it may lead to complete hair fall. Keeping everything in mind one has to take proper care of his or her hair with ayurvedic hair oils - bhringraj oil, coconut oil - otherwise with time one would only experience baldness, which nevertheless is disheartening for oneself. 

The cause of hair fall has been divided into three instances. It is said that the below-mentioned factors are the primary reasons for damaged hair.  Before coming up with any precautionary measure, it is very important to know the root cause of the problem so that the hair treatment can be done accordingly.


1.   Excess use of chemicals- People often use harmful chemicals unknowingly to make their hair better and silky. Color treatment, bleach, and perms can be the reason behind damaged hair.  It is often noticed that the hair cuticles in such cases are swollen, resulting in rough and dry hair.  At times, with the continuous use of bleach, the hair also loses the amount of protein inside it, making them look dull and lifeless. On the whole, the entire internal structure of the hair gets weaker.


2. Physical damage to hair- Physical damages like rough combing and over grooming of hair also leads to hair fall. People often comb their hair roughly, leading to hair breakage and split ends. This is a big NO, NO!! Due to rough handling of hair, they tear apart from the base. People never realize it in the initial days but with time it does affect hair, with some serious outcome.  During times of stress and anxiety, people often pull their hair with strong force. Though this is unintentional and unknowingly, yet this poses a threat to hair and leads to weak roots and hair fall. Just like the other parts of the body, hair is also quite sensitive and needs to be treated properly. They need much love, care and attention, just like any other body part. Physical damage can also be caused by the use of a few instruments like curling iron, blow dryer etc.

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3. Pollution and sun rays- No one can ignore the amount of damage that pollution and sun rays do to our hair. People are highly exposed to the outside environment which is a serious threat to our nourished hair. The UV rays of sun damage the roots of the hair and to add to that pollution acts as a serious threat.  It is always recommended to cover your hair while on the road but people often ignore it.





It is also a serious threat to damaged hair.  Both men and women get dandruff and often people ignore it. The rise of dandruff never really affects the hair directly but with time it hits the scalp which affects the hair follicles. The best solution to prevent dandruff is massaging the head with ayurvedic hair oils or natural oils such as Bhringraj oil , coconut oil & almond oil. Ayurvedic hair oils are a popular remedy for hair health.


Graying of hair is another major issue behind hair fall.  In recent times, there is a huge amount of premature graying that is taking place. The various hair follicles contain pigment cells which produce melanin in a large quantity and affect the hair color. Make sure not to use chemicals in shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products and instead use natural shampoos and ayurvedic hair oils that contain natural herbs and fruits. Bhringraj oil is extremely helpful for maintaining the natural color of hair and preventing premature graying.

reduce graying hair with ayurvedic hair treatment



Damaged hair results in split ends, making hair look thinner and lifeless. Split ends further leads to hair breakage. Overall, hair looks rough and lacks shine and luster.

One should never ignore hair issues for a long time. People should undergo immediate treatment to reduce hair fall. The internet contains more than a thousand remedies that suggest natural oils such as bhringraj oil, coconut oil and almond oil, but one must choose them carefully and use them effectively.



SESAME OIL - For hair and scalp, sesame oil is highly beneficial. Its antioxidant properties help to prevent hair loss. Apply sesame oil with a few drops of bhringraj oil to the scalp regularly. The combination with bhringraj oil makes it extremely powerful for any hair issue. 


ALOE VERA - One should always opt for Ayurveda in such conditions. Aloe Vera is one such herb, which induces HAIR GROWTH. One has to prepare Aloe Vera juice and mix cumin in it. Use the mixture thrice a day for three months and the result will be absolutely productive.


aloe vera juice


BHRINGRAJ OIL - Bhringraj herb is known as the king of herbs. Many people use Bhringraj oil to treat hair problems. It is effective against hair problems like hair fall and dandruff. In terms of effectiveness, Bhringraj oil is the most effective ayurvedic hair oil. So if you take bhringraj oil in your routine hair care regime then nothing can beat your healthy hair.

A massage with bhringraj oil not only improves hair health but also improves mood and sleep patterns, as well as providing instant relief from headaches.


SANDALWOOD OIL-   Sandalwood oil also plays a major role in restoring your hair. One has to mix a few drops of sandalwood oil with a little amount of olive and jojoba oil and prepare the mixture. Apply it smoothly on hair. This treatment is quite popular as ‘nani ke nuskhe’ and people often practice it at home.

sandalwood oil


AYURVEDIC HAIR OIL-  If making your own hair oil is tedious and time consuming, you can go for ready to use Ayurvedic Hair Oil. A good herbal hair oil should have Brahmi, Amla, Bhringraj oil, shikakai oil, Mulethi in it. One such oil is Bringanantadi Hair Oil by Blue Nectar. It contains all the above mentioned herbs and is 100% natural, made from hand-picked ayurvedic herbs. It not only arrests hair fall but also restores the natural shine of hair and controls dandruff too.


 LET THEM LOOSE - At times it is necessary to free your hair from clips and all. Just keep it open and don’t try to tie it with anything. It is necessary to give your hair a little break from constant use of clips and other accessories. Let them breathe air. It is very important to avoid using any conventional products. You can use essential hair oils like Coconut oil, Shikakai Oil, or Bhringraj oil for regular head massages.

Hair treatment will give results only if it is sustained for a long period.  If proper hair care is not taken then there can be various issues like split hair, hair fall and much more. Just like our body hair also needs nourishment for growth. 

Damaged hair is nothing extraordinary. It is bound to happen but can be tackled with proper care and nourishment. It takes time and patience to restore damaged hair.

Knowing the problem is half the battle won, ignorance is the worst form of human nature due to which we lose many things in our life.  So if you are suffering from any hair fall issue then don’t just panic and don’t ignore it, but get the best hair fall treatment from experts.

Recommended Products by Blue Nectar: 

Briganantadi Hair Growth Tonic with Almond Rosemary oil. Hair Fall Control Serum Hair Spray for smooth styling

Hair Fall Control Shampoo & Hair Repair Oil for Hair Growth Combo Suitable for Women & Men

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