When we notice excessive hair loss, we usually quickly run to the pharmacy to buy the most effective hair growth product or immediately sign up for a visit to a beauty salon or trychologist. However, you should also appreciate the power of home remedies for hair loss, which in combination with pharmacological methods, or even sometimes in place of them, can significantly contribute to inhibit the stubborn process. Here are effective home remedies for hair loss.
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What to Do About Hair Loss – Home Remedies and Their Effectiveness
In the fight against many ailments, home methods, which reach back to old recipes and achievements of natural medicine, often turn out to be more effective than pharmaceuticals. Is this also the case with hair loss? It all depends on the cause of hair loss and the progression of the ailment. In advanced cases of hair loss or when it is related to a disease, home remedies may not be effective. However, if hair loss is due to weakening of the hair, improper nutrition, stress, past illnesses or even hormonal changes, home remedies can actively support the fight to stop the balding process.
Home Remedy for Hair Loss
Hair loss masks can be composed in many different ways; however, in order for the concoction to work in many directions and thus be more effective, it is worth ensuring that the mask contains fruits rich in vitamins and minerals, fats rich in omega acids and hair structure-building proteins. The mask should also contain elements that improve the blood supply to the scalp (e.g. cinnamon, peppermint oil or lavender oil). A sample hair growth mask would therefore consist of:
- a teaspoon of cinnamon
- Squeezed lemon or orange juice
- One tablespoon of honey
- Tbsp linseed oil
Mix the ingredients together into a smooth paste, apply to the scalp rubbing lightly, leave for 40 minutes.
Hair growth patches
Hair treatments are a well known and effective way to prevent excessive hair loss and to stimulate hair growth. For best results use hair loss treatments made of vegetables with strong stimulating and strengthening properties: horseradish, onion or black turnip. Fresh horseradish root should be grated, and then the pap should be applied and lightly rubbed into the scalp. Grate or blend black turnips or onions, squeeze their juice and rub it gently into the scalp. Wrap the head with foil and a towel and leave it for several minutes. Then wash your hair with mild shampoo.
Home Remedies for Hair Loss: The Power of Herbs
Herbs have been used for centuries as remedies for all sorts of hair problems from dandruff and excessive oiliness to hair weakness and baldness. If your comb is leaving far too much hair than it should, you may want to try out some home remedies for hair loss with herbs. Here they are.
What Herbs for Hair Loss?
The composition of a plant determines whether it is conducive to fighting increased hair loss. Here are the most valuable hair loss herbs that reduce hair loss, strengthen hair follicles and stimulate hair follicles to produce new, healthy hair
- Nettle – rich in silica, vitamins C, K, B2, pantothenic acid, carotenoids, tannins, flavonoids, organic acids, phytosterols, chlorophyll, mucilage, mineral salts.
- Field horsetail – very rich source of silicon, source of organic acids, bioflavonoids, phytosterols.
- Fenugreek – contains proteins, vitamins, flavonoids, sterol saponins, mucous substances, mineral salts, lecithin.
- Ginseng – rich in ginsenosides, B group vitamins, vitamin C and A, zinc, iron, sulphur, magnesium, copper.
- Sweetgum – rich in essential oils, tannins, bitterness, organic acids, mineral salts, carbohydrates, mucilage.
- Sage – contains vitamin B1, vitamin PP, vitamin C, mineral salts, tannins, organic acids, essential oils, flavonoids, triterpenes.
- Burdock – contains mineral salts, proteins, organic acids, essential oils, mucilage, phytosterols.
Herbs for hair growth – hair poultices and rinses
Herbal rinses for hair growth are a very simple way to nourish and strengthen hair. Simply pour boiling water over the chosen herbs and leave for several minutes, then pour into a bowl and dilute with lukewarm water. Soak your hair and scalp in the prepared rinse for a few minutes. It is best to prepare hair loss patches from fresh herbs (obtained from ecologically clean areas). It is enough to grind them, squeeze the juice, pour into a bottle with an atomizer, spray and rub into the scalp and leave for about 30 minutes, then rinse. Dried herbs can also be used to stimulate hair growth – pour the cooled infusion into an atomiser bottle, spray and massage into the scalp.
Herbs for hair – infusions and juices
Regularly drinking herbal infusions and juices (e.g. nettle juice) we motivate our body to fight hair loss also from the inside. The simultaneous use of external and internal remedies for hair loss will give us much better results than if we focus on just one. There are also dietary supplements for hair loss available on the market that contain herbal extracts in their composition. In case of advanced hair loss, it is worth reaching for them, and particularly worthy of interest are those that contain a really large portion of extracts from two or more different medicinal plants (e.g. Profolan) and that are enriched with other substances important for hair health.