Natural Hair Restoration
Restoring Your Hair Naturally
Natural hair restoration can be an alternative to devastating hair loss if you are uncomfortable with the idea of surgical procedures or chemical products to remedy the issue. Many homemade and herbal hair loss treatments reduce hair loss because they nourish the hair and scalp. Better still, there's no spending thousands of dollars for non-permanent fixes, applying unpronounceable ingredients to your skin, or taking commercial medication with side effects.
The Role Nutrition Plays
Like any other part of your body, nutrition is important for healthy hair. It requires various minerals and vitamins. That means not only do you need to be watching your food intake to make sure you get Vitamin B, but also need to choose natural shampoos that include the nutrients your hair needs. Specifically watch for blends that include chamomile, lavender, rosemary, thyme, and aloe. This type of combination fights dandruff and promotes overall healing. Remember if you're already experiencing some level of hair loss, it will take a while to get your scalp and hair back to health.
Natural Hair Restoration Methods & Means
If you ask 10 different people what herbs and methods work best for natural hair restoration, you're likely to get a lot of folk wisdom and dozens of potential answers. However, some advice comes up again and again, implying its gotten better results than other attempts.
This advice includes:
- Massage with oils to stimulate the scalp and blood flow for healthier hair, Use 3 drops each of sesame oil, almond oil and soybean oil mixed with 3 drops essential lavender oil and rub this into your scalp paying particular attention to thinning or balding areas. Massage for 10 minutes. Leave the oil for 20 minutes then wash gently
- Cleansing and Detox: There are a variety of medications and chemicals in processed food that can accumulate in your blood. Some of these can effect hair loss. Periodically fasting is one way to clean out those unhealthy components. Exercise and good hydration also helps.
- Saw Palmetto: You can find a variety of products that have saw palmetto as an ingredient. This is one herb that slows the production of DHT, a hormone that spurs hair loss.
- Herbal Rinses: Mixing nettle root extract with your rinse water provides your hair follicles with vitamin A and C. Two other herbal rinses, rosemary and sage, also contribute to healthy hair. You may combine these.
- Moisturize and Heal: You can use aloe juice to balance the scalp's PH balance and support overall healing, wile applying jojoba or wheat germ oil for moisturizing.
Risks, Rewards, and Expectations
Homemade hair treatments evolved out of folk medicine. People for thousands of years have been trying a variety of natural substances to stave off hair loss. From what we can tell, nothing completely stops thinning and balding, nor do natural treatments "regrow" lost hair. The majority of natural treatments instead focus on keeping the hair you have as healthy as possible so that the rate of loss slows. Keep this in mind when you're trying natural hair restoration products and you'll likely find you're happy with the results.
Natural Hair Restoration
Updated July 1, 2011
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