Natural Hair Loss Remedies
There is again no sure-fire way to prevent
all hair loss;
however, there are some methods that have been used that work on some
Massage and aromatherapy have been used with some success. In minor cases
of temporary hair loss, hair growth can be stimulated by massage, since
blood and oxygen flow to the scalp must be healthy in order for hair to
A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay essential oils in a base of
four ounces of either almond, soybean or sesame oil massaged into the
scalp and allowed to sit for 20 minutes has been used by aroma therapists
to stimulate the scalp.
Once the mixture is in the scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair and scalp
with your normal shampoo mixed with three drops of bay essential oil.
Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of minutes a day can
stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles and in mild cases stimulate
some hair growth.
Studies have shown Saw Palmetto extract is an effective
anti-androgen and therefore there is promise for its
effectiveness as an effective treatment for hair loss
prevention. Women who take Saw Palmetto should cease doing so when taking
oral contraceptives or hormone therapy.
Nettles are rich in vitamins A and C, several key minerals and lipids
that can be beneficial to the hair. Nettle Root Extract has been used
successfully in Europe as an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase in treating
BPH. As mentioned earlier, 5-alpha reductase is a key component in
turning testosterone into DHT, the substance that causes the atrophy of
hair follicles. Therefore there is great promise in its use as a
component in natural hair loss treatments. Nettle Root Extract is
available at health food stores over the counter, and has few side
Rosemary and sage are two herbs that have shown benefit
traditionally when used externally. It is suggested that to
promote a clean scalp, stimulation of the hair root, and
thickening hair one should boil together in water rosemary,
sage, peach leaf, nettle and burdock. Then strain the loose
herbs from the liquid and use the liquid to wash the hair
Aloe Vera has been used by Native Americans, Indians and many in the
Caribbean to promote healthy hair and prevent hair loss. Aloe’s
positive effects on the skin are well known, and likewise it can help the
scalp by healing it and balancing the pH level of the scalp while
cleansing the pores. A common preparation of Aloe Vera gel with a small
amount of wheat germ oil and coconut milk is used as a shampoo and has
traditionally shown great benefit.
Of course, if you do not want to go through the trouble of
concocting your own formulas, similar products, or products
containing these ingredients, may be found in the health food
store if one does some searching.
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