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.
Combine massage with deep breathing to regrow hair more effectively. It is most practicable to do it out of doors in the park or forest. At a pinch do it by the open window.
Take a deep breath and hold it while bending your body in the waist. Your head should be placed as close to the floor as possible. Preserving this position put your fingers on the lower part of your neck and push the blood flow forward in the temporal artery as we suggested in the 5 steps of massage to regrow hair. When your fingers are above your ears use the whole palm to do massage of the scalp.
Take the original position, remove your hands from tour head and resume breathing. Do it with ease and without unnecessary movements. Repeat the whole exercise 5-10 times. Eventually increase the number of repetitions up to 30 times. A very energetic massage in the very beginning can do harm as the head skin is weakened and vulnerable. Don’t hurt your scalp. Its healing may take a long time before you will be able to turn to massage again.
- Put your right hand finger-tips softly but tightly on the temporal artery on the level of the lobe of the right ear. Move your fingers upwards slightly pushing the skin until the level of the highest ear-point. By doing so you make the blood flow move in the artery to the scalp.
- Keep your fingers pressed to the artery to prevent blood outflow.
- Use the left-hand fingers to do the same movement until you touch the right-hand fingers.
- Keep your left-hand fingers pressed to the artery and repeat the same movement with your right-hand fingers. Repeat these actions several times. Always start pushing below first before you slacken your fingers above.
- The fifth step is the most important one. While keeping your left hand pressed put your right-hand fingers in the middle between the crown of the head and the left-hand fingers. With pushing start moving them until they meet the left-hand fingers.
Then repeat the same 5 steps on the left-side temporal artery starting with the left hand.
Scalp warming-up can also be quite useful if you want to regrow hair. Actually it is something that should be done before massage. It is recommended to warm up your scalp by pressing on the head skin with your palms and making circular movements. You should do it until every part of the scalp is elastic and moves easily. You can also make the scalp softer and more relaxed by using castor or olive oil.
Then gradually turn to more energetic warming-up. Petrissage and tingling are very effective to stimulate hair growth. Intense but careful pulling does the same thing. Strand by strand pull your hair through your fingers.
Remember, you can’t have healthy hair if you can’t make your scalp relaxed and elastic. First, it will be very sensitive to your warming-ups and massage, but later it will get used to your touch and you will be able to turn to more energetic exercises.