Folk medicine is all about using gifts of nature in treatment of this or that disease. For ages people have been using different herbs and plants to solve the problem of hair loss. And even nowadays, it is very advisable to resort to natural hair loss treatments in several cases:
- when other cures don’t seem to work any more;
- as an addition to some specialized treatment in order to achieve quicker and better results;
- as a safe substitution for strong drugs and medicines that are sometimes not quite safe (especially in case of long-lasting treatment).
Nature usually gives its cure for most illnesses and diseases and alopecia or baldness is no exception. Natural hair loss treatments don’t have an immediate effect but they don’t have side effects either. Moreover, sometimes they may work even when other cures don’t and the situation seem to be hopeless.
We have already spoken about the benefits of using essential oils to solve hair loss problems in the previous posts. This time we continue speaking about the ways to regrow hair naturally. Fortunately, there are so many gifts of nature to make your hair strong and healthy and beautiful.
Saw palmetto. It grows in mild and warm climates and has the deep red fruit. Saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen. It lowers levels of dihydrotestosterone in the body by blocking 5 alpha-reductase and receptor sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb dihydrotestosterone. Therefore saw palmetto is effectively used in curing of benign prostatic diseases. We have already said in Hair Loss Causes that excessive amount of androgens can cause hair thinning and subsequent loss and lead to male pattern baldness. That is why more and more people in the world resort to the fruit of saw palmetto in androgenetic alopecia treatment.
Bulb onion. It is a widely-spread and well-known garden plant that have been often used not only as a food product but also with a medical purpose in treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis, cough, scurvy, paronychia, rhinitis. Bulb onion is also used in cosmetics to lighten freckles and remove wart and callosities. As regard hair loss problems, the bulb onion juice is usually rubbed into the head-skin to improve hair growth, regrow hair and strengthen it. The bulb onion decoction is used to give hair a pleasant hue and make it stronger.
Nettles. It is wide-spread all over the world. Nettles have been used as a folk cure for many centuries. It quickens blood coagulability and that is why is highly recommended in case of pubertal, climacteric and hemorrhoidic bleeding. Nettles improves metabolism. It also has an expectorant, antispasmodic, diuretic, astringent, and tonic effect. The extract of nettles is applied to the scalp to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
Regularity is the word that your should remember. So it’s important to wash your head not less than twice a week. Well, washing your head is a combination of mechanical and chemical actions. And if you want to avoid hair loss and regrow hair you should wash your head properly. Here are 5 simple steps how to do it:
- Wet the hair with warm water. It will open the pores and stimulate the blood flow in the scalp.
- Cover your hair with a shampoo starting from the front and going to the nape massaging and rubbing foam into your hair and scalp with your fingertips.
- Continue massaging for 2-3 minutes as it is important to clean your head thoroughly. There is an opinion that you should leave your head covered with the shampoo foam for 10-15 minutes to make it eat the dirt. But this is too long and it may dry up your hair. It’s much better just to wash away the foam and repeat the 2nd and the 3rd step one more time if you think your hair is not clean enough yet.
- Wash away the foam with warm water.
- After you’ve washed your hair, rinse it with clean cold water. This is essential as cold water closes the clean pores that were opened with warm water in the beginning.
Keep your head always clean as cleanness brings life to your hair. Water and a suitable shampoo can stop hair loss and facilitate hair regrowth.
Time is money and we all hate to waste it. But as a matter of fact, our hair requires much more care than we think. Keeping hair and the scalp clean is much difficult than any other part of our body, as it takes rather a lot of time to wash our hair thoroughly. Dirt, sweat, fat that accumulate on our head stuff follicles and prevent natural hair growing, and it tells negatively on the state of health of our hair. In course of time without proper care and thorough washing it becomes weak and dim. The only way to keep hair clean is to wash it with water and a proper shampoo. Remember, washing will never bring harm to your hair. It doesn’t dry the scalp and it doesn’t slow down hair growth. It can’t cause dandruff either.
What’s very important about washing your hair is that it is not only the hair but also the scalp that should be thoroughly washed. Each hair grows out of a small hole in the headskin that needs to be kept clean. Otherwise it becomes clogged with dirt, dust and dandruff.
Before washing your head you should comb and massage it to remove dead hair and make the scalp smooth.
Essential oils are another efficacious way to regrow hair naturally. This alternative hair loss treatment is also referred to as aromatherapy. Well, the use of aromatherapy traces back to the ancient times of Egyptian pharaohs when people first tried to apply essential oils from various flowers, leaves, bark and roots of plants to achieve therapeutic effect in treating of hair problems.
Nowadays the most popular essential oils that are used as a hair loss remedy are rosemary, lavender, cedarwood, thyme, and also grapefruit, lemon, jojoba oil, chamomile and bay. Recent studies have proved aromatherapy to be a safe and effective treatment for alopecia or baldness. So now it is evident that these oils can help you regrow hair. Moreover, essential oils have a very low risk of side effects and are of a very of moderate cost. But as it happens with all natural hair loss treatments, there’s no quick fix here and it usually takes 3 month or more when first results become apparent.
Here are several useful tips how to regrow hair with the help of aromatherapy.
To make an essential oil blend to stimulate hair regrowth you will need 3 drops of rosemary oil, 3 drops of lavender oil, 2 drops of thyme oil, 2 drops of cedarwood oil, 4 teaspoons of grapeseed oil and half teaspoon of jojoba oil. Mix all these ingredients well. Massage this blend into your scalp for at least two minutes before sleep. Then wrap your head in a warm towel and leave it overnight. It is also very useful to massage and rub oils of arnica, lavender, rosemary and calamus in your hair before washing. Use a mild shampoo in order not to upset the sebum balance.
To make an essential oil blend to stimulate circulation in your scalp and improving your hair take six drops of each oil and add the mixture to 4 ounces of a warm carrier oil (almond, soybean or sesame oil). Rub the blend into the scalp and leave it for at least twenty minutes. Then wash your hair. Add 3 drops of bay oil to the shampoo that you regularly use.