Fact Check: Can hair loss be reversed with ayurvedic herbal oil?

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Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

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A social media post claims that hair loss can be reversed by using an ayurvedic herbal oil. We fact-checked and found this claim to be Half True. 

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A Facebook post endorsing a product advertisement displays that hair loss can be reversed and new hair follicles can grow after using an Ayurvedic herbal formula. 

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Fact Check

Is hair oiling beneficial for the hair?

The act of applying oil to one’s hair and massaging it into the scalp to enhance moisture, lustre, and shine is commonly known as hair oiling. In India and different parts of the world, oils have been used on the scalp with the belief that hair oils, in the long run, prevent hair loss. Even though certain oils have proven to be effective for some people, neither all types of hair oiling are beneficial, nor it is effective in all cases. For example, research found that coconut oil can penetrate inside the hair shaft and can reduce protein loss. On the other hand, mineral oil and sunflower oil are not able to show similar results. 

Can hair loss be reversed with Ayurvedic herbal oil?

Not exactly. Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and stress. While some natural oils, such as coconut oil, have been found to improve the overall health of the scalp and hair, there is no scientific evidence to support that hair loss can be reversed by using ayurvedic herbal oil.  

Ayurvedic herbal oils can provide nourishment to the hair and scalp, further evidence is needed to conclude that they can reverse hair loss. Scientific proof for the claimed effects of various oils is being discovered in recent studies, but further studies are needed to precisely define the mechanism of action

Also, certain causative agents of hair loss, such as genes, autoimmune disorders cannot be treated by any external application.

Additionally, not all oils are suitable for all hair types. It is important to choose an oil that is appropriate for your hair type and to use it in moderation to avoid weighing down the hair or causing buildup on the scalp. Additionally, hair oiling may not be beneficial for those with very oily hair or scalp. It is best to consult a professional or a dermatologist before incorporating hair oiling into your hair care routine.

What can be the dangers of trying to cure hair loss through home remedies and not seeking medical advice?

Dermatalogist Dr. Kannagath

Home remedies to treat hair fall or loss don’t necessarily cause problems for most people. Commonly used home remedies like oils, henna, onion juice, or aloe vera are not harmful to the scalp or hair. But some people can be allergic to raw ingredients. Allergic reactions often go on their own. However, it is better to consult a doctor if the symptoms last longer than expected. 

Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Jyothy Kannangath adds to this by saying, “People with allergies may develop a red rash, hives or welts, itchiness, inflammation or swelling in the affected area. Also, self-treatments can be dangerous as they may lead to infections if not applied properly. Prolonged application may lead to folliculitis, which causes small boils on the scalp.”

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Dr. Shikha Shiromani
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A dental surgeon by education and medical writer by profession, Shikha is responsible for research and fact-check.

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Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

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Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do herbal hair oils help in hair loss?
Not really. Hair loss can be caused by various factors. Though ayurvedic herbal oils can nourish hair and scalp, there is a lack of scientific evidence that they can reverse hair loss. Some causes of hair loss like genes and autoimmune disorders cannot be treated externally. Also, one should choose an appropriate oil according to their hair type and use it in moderation.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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