Long hair never goes out of style. After all, many people consider it a symbol of beauty and elegance. That’s why the idea of losing our hair is worrisome and has a major impact on us.
Hair loss is a common concern for many men and women. There are many reasons your hair may fall out, from genetics and vitamin deficiencies, to hormone changes. Some medical conditions, such as thyroid disease, may also cause hair to thin or fall out.
There’s no magic bullet for growing hair, but research has shown some herbs may slow hair loss or help promote new growth. It’s important to note however, that much of the research has been done on animals. Additional studies are needed to prove their effectiveness on humans.
For hundreds of years, people have been using herbs to nourish the scalp and promote the growth of strong, healthy hair. The list of herbs traditionally used for this purpose is extensive. Here we’ve outlined some of the best choices, why they work, and how to prepare them.
Keep reading to learn how herbal remedies may be used to help improve your hair growth. Be sure to talk to your doctor before adding herbs to your daily routine, especially if your hair loss is caused by a medical condition.
Herbs and spices that encourage hair growth
Use chamomile tea as a rinse after washing with shampoo to promote hair growth. It relaxes your capillary fibers and scalp which helps to reduce hair loss.
You can make your own rosemary infusion by boiling the leaves slowly in water. Or, you could simply include them in your daily diet.
Washing your hair with this infusion can help get rid of dandruff which is considered one of the main factors of hair loss.
Enzymes in aloe vera dissolve dead skin cells and excess sebum which can clog hair follicles. Aloe contains salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory and mild anti-biotic. Aloe gel is also an excellent moisturizer with a molecular structure similar to keratin, the prominent protein that makes up skin and hair. For this reason, aloe vera is one of the best carriers for other herbal remedies that promote hair growth.
Hibiscus flowers contains vitamins and anti-oxidants that improve scalp and hair health. Add fresh blossoms (or dried hibscus) to coconut oil and grind into a fine paste. When applied to scalp and hair regularly, this mixture increases hair growth while at the same time warding off premature greying and dandruff. For best results, allow mixture to soak into scalp and hair for at least two hours.
The moisturizing oil contained in peppermint leaves is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. When applied to the scalp, peppermint oil can help to heal chemical, microbial, or environmental damage while also stimulating growth by boosting circulation and stimulating hair follicles. To prepare peppermint oil as a healing scalp treatment, try this recipe.
Prepare your natural hair growth tonic by boiling some black cumin seeds in water, filtering the liquid and combining it with an egg yolk.
Apply it to your scalp regularly with a cotton ball.
This mixture can also be replaced by a rich mixture of equal amounts olive oil and cumin oil. Dandruff will disappear and it will stimulate hair growth.
The application of cinnamon powder and honey to your hair will protect your scalp from infections and will help you get rid of dandruff, itching, etc.
You can also mix the spice with olive oil and heat it to increase blood flow in the scalp and to help with hair growth.