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10 Herbs For Hair Growth

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Herbs For Hair Growth

Aloe vera

When directly applied on the hair, aloe vera promotes hair growth by stimulating blood circulation along the scalp. Massage aloe vera on your scalp and this also restores the hair’s PH balance  and opens up your scalp’s blocked pores that will allow growth of hair follicles. For optimum results, mix with coconut milk. 

Horsetail

Called such because of its long brush-like features, horsetail’s potent ingredient is silica which is responsible for strengthening bones, nails and hair. It restores brittle hair to keep it from breaking or thinning thereby preventing further hair loss. Because of its hair loss remedy properties, horsetail is often found in many conditioning products to fortify and repair hair.

Panax Ginseng

Hair growth is just one of the medicinal values of this popular ancient Chinese herb. Applied as a tonic or shampoo, ginseng is often used to address male baldness  by nourishing and strengthening the hair. 

Saw Palmetto

Another ancient remedy which is thought to cure balding by preventing the conversion of testosterone into DHT. DHT is responsible for receding hairline in both men and women. It is often recommended to be used together with Stinging Nettle (see below) which serves the same function. 

Ginko Biloba

Like aloe vera, ginko biloba is said to increase blood flow to the brain to correct any nutritional deficiencies to hair follicles. As a result, this has likewise become a popular herbal remedy for hair re-growth. 

Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diocia)

Abundantly found in North America, stinging nettle is a potent plant known for its hair growing benefits. Its reported mechanism of action is by preventing the conversion of testosterone hormones into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). According to studies, excessive production of DHT normally triggers hair loss.

Though stinging nettle can be purchased in capsule or fill form, stinging nettle can also be applied as oil. Just put the leaves of stinging nettle into a jar of olive oil for 2-3 weeks. Then keep the sealed jar in a cool dark place. Apply the oil on the scalp regularly. 

Burdock (Arctium lappa)

This herb definitely has its benefits to people suffering from hair loss. Burdock actually promotes healthy hair by improving the circulation of blood to the hair follicle and in relieving scalp irritations. Burdock contains high levels of essential fatty acids and phytosterol compounds that are known to be effective reversing and reducing hair thinning. Phytosterol is actually one of the most potent ingredients of many hair restoration products in the market today. 

Peppermint

When massaged into the scalp, peppermint oil also makes an excellent hair grower. It promotes hair growth by stimulating the growth of hair follicles.  When applied as oil, peppermint offers cooling and soothing effects to the scalp which is good as this helps in promoting hair growth. It is also capable of binding the hair roots as well as in encouraging better circulation to the scalp. According to studies, enhanced circulation significantly affects the process of hair growing. 

Lavender

Originating from the Mediterranean, lavender has been widely used by herbal practitioners in encouraging hair growth and in preventing baldness. Lavender is known to contain anti-bacterial agents that help in healing and soothing skin infections as well as in relieving dandruff. 

When used regularly, lavender is capable of preventing hair loss as well as in ensuring significant re-growth of hair. It oil also offers calming and relaxing effects thereby preventing the occurrence of stress, insomnia and depression which are widely considered as common causes of alopecia or hair loss. For better results, mix 10 drops of rosemary oil, 4 oz jojoba oil, 5 drops basil oil and 10 drops of lavender oil. Apply the mixture regularly.

Rosemary

For centuries, rosemary has been widely used as a solution to hair loss, hair thinning balding or receding hairline. It actually works by stimulating the circulation in the scalp thereby resulting to hair growth. This works best when added to olive oil and applied as oil. 

Regular application of rosemary oil even helps in preventing premature graying as well as in treating dry and flaky scalp. Furthermore, rosemary works by strengthening and nourishing the hair follicles starting from the shaft. 

 

8 Ways To Naturally Grow Hair

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1.    Get more of essential 7 vitamins
All the essential 7 vitamins are extremely vital for our hair. Vitamin- A,B,B3, B12,C,E improve the blood circulation in our body which includes our scalp. It is also important to mix these vitamins with right quantities of iron and zinc to grow hair faster.

2.    Eat more protein
Protein provides the building blocks for new hair growth. Some proteins formulate Keratin which acts as a structure that hardens our hair. Lack of protein leads to reduced hair growth. Protein for hair growth can be obtained from fish, eggs, nuts etc.

3.    Scalp massage
A healthy scalp massage helps to open up blood vessels and increases blood circulation. This helps the blood in delivering oxygen and essential nutrients to hair follicles which enable healthy hair growth.

4.    Try this recipe
Take one teaspoon of Vodka, 5 drops of lavender oil and 3 drops of rosemary oil. Miss them with one tablespoon of distilled water. This mixture when applied to hair and scalp, kills germs eliminates dirt and opens up hair follicles that promote new hair growth.

5.    Avoid too much styling
Too much styling weakens our hair and stops the hair growth.  Certain chemicals present in styling shampoos and cleansers may cause thinning, damage and even hair loss. Its normal to style hair in isolation however repeated styling can make your hair worse.

6.    Use egg whites
Egg whites have been known for their medical effects since ancient times. They have the ability make the hair soft and shiny. Break a few eggs, whisk the whites and apply the mask on your hair. These types of mask promote hair growth.

7.    Boiled onions
Onion is not just used for cooking and making you cry (lol). Boil a few onions and wash the hair with the concoction. Do it regularly to accelerate the hair growth.

8.    Potato mask
Squeeze out the juice from 3 potatoes and add a little bit of honey to it. Combine the mixture with one egg white and you will be left with a great hair mask. It will increase the hair growth naturally without use of any chemical.

Stop Thinning Hair Naturally

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1. Keep your scalp’s roots clean, the hair follicle will die and thin and eventually fall out, but don’t over shampoo, especially if your hair tends to be dry, it may cause breakage and thinning.
2. Treat your scalp with love, dedicate time to it, get a treatment or mask to open follicles and help the regrowth of new hair, avoid chemical treatments (especially dying and perms) since they can make the hair shaft weaker leading it to break and thin.

3. Make sure you are choosing the correct product, many products can clog your pores and cause follicle irritation, and remember not to over brush it, since it will definitely thin and damage your hair.

4. Cut it right, a good haircut can add instant life and a lush illusion to hair. Long layers give fullness, thickness and body to a hairstyle.

5. Take vitamins, they will nourish the hair within and its concentrated formula encourages healthy hair growth.

6. Finally remember that a poor diet can lead to hair thinning and even baldness. Eat a balanced diet, eat as many vegetables and fruits as you can, include protein and seeds. Have a balanced lifestyle, avoid stress, focus on relaxation, you deserve it.