Natural Hair Loss Remedies
Getting a proper nutritional basis down is key to having thicker healthier hair. Try adding B vitamins to your diet and essential fatty acids.
- Get plenty of protein. Protein makes hair thick and shiny. Make sure you're getting enough in your diet by eating a lot of fish, lean meat, nuts and eggs.
- Eat omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids promote hair growth. Eat sardines, walnuts, avocados, and pumpkin seeds.
- Eat spinach and other leafy greens to get enough vitamin C.
- Take vitamins. Prenatal vitamins, especially, contain ingredients that help thicken your hair.
Brhingaraj oil and shampoos are available online and in some Asian markets.
Apply oil or shampoo to scalp as directed
Why bhringaraj works
Eclipta alba contains a compound called wedelolactone that mimics estrogen. This compound has been extensively studied for its pharmaceutical potential to treat liver damage.
Bhringaraj oil is a topical treatment. If any rash or skin irritation results, discontinue use immediately.
Saw palmetto is best known as a treatment for prostate enlargement. However, this North American native has become a popular hair loss remedy, particularly as a treatment for alopecia. The berries are the part of the plant used for medication. If you are from South Carolina, you are very familiar with this plant because it is featured on the state flag.
Ingestion: Saw palmetto extract pills are widely available where vitamins andsupplements are sold. Take as directed.
Topical application: There are several manufacturers of saw palmetto shampoo. You can find them online or at natural foods stores.
Does saw palmetto work?
Because saw palmetto is so effective for treating BPH (enlarged prostate) it is assumed that its influence on testosterone and enzyme production make it a good treatment for hair loss. Propecia and finasteride hair loss medications work in this way.
Do not take saw palmetto if you are anemic as it may interfere with iron absoprtion. It may also interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Consult a doctor before taking saw palmetto if you are taking any of the following: finasteride (Proscar), antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs (blood-thinners). If you have a skin reaction to any topical application, discontinue use immediately.
Aloe vera, native to northern Africa, is a proven treatment for burns and other skin conditions. It's highly debatable whether or not it will prevent or mitigate hair loss but it will certainly serve as a good scalp conditioner.Aloe barbadensis is the species with the most powerful medicinal properties.
Aloe vera as an remedy for hair-loss
Pure aloe vera gel can be purchased at most drugstores and health food stores. After shampooing, apply liberally to the scalp, massage thoroughly and rinse.
Fresh aloe will provide superior results because it has not oxidized. If you have access to an aloe vera plant, you can extract the gel as follows:
Remove a whole aloe leaf from the plant. Take an outer leaf and remove it as near the trunk as possible.
Cut a slit down the middle and allow the yellow latex to drain. The latex has other uses but is not good for irritated skin and might cause inflammation in some people.
If you want to use the aloe immediately, use a serrated knife to remove the thick skin. This will take some practice but after a few tries you will be able to remove the skin and end up with a nice thick piece of gel. and rinse the gel under cold water.
If you are using aloe arborescens, it is not necessary to drain the leaves. You can open the leaf and apply the gel directly.
Why aloe vera is good for your head
Aloe vera gel contains glycoproteins and polysaccharides which relieve pain and stimulate skin growth.
For external use only. Some people may have an allergic reaction to aloe vera, particularly to the latex. If you develop a rash while using this treatment, discontinue immediately. If you are using hydrocortisone or other topical steroids, please consult a doctor before topical use of aloe vera.