There is no shortage of treatments and remedies for the most commonly experienced problem worldwide – hair loss. While some treatments work, there are others that could just make this problem worse. If you’ve tried pretty much everything and have landed here in search of a remedy for hair loss, you’ve come to the right place!
We will not suggest any chemical hair treatments, instead we are about to tell you to take a natural approach. Nature offers a wide range of herbs that yield excellent results when used as a remedy for hair loss. Here are five such herbs that will work wonders for your hair loss problem.
Rosemary essential oil stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, which helps promote hair growth. It also detoxifies the scalp and restores lost hair pigment. Regular use of this herb will also keep scalp issues such as dandruff and infections at bay.
To use: Mix 10-15 drops of rosemary essential oil with two to three tablespoons of a carrier oil of your choice. Massage this blend into your scalp for 10 minutes, allow it to stay for 30 minutes and then rinse with a mild shampoo.
Used in hair care products for centuries, ginseng is a powerful herb that increases the dermal cells on the scalp, which in turn helps strengthen the hair follicles and roots. This encourages the growth of new cells and prevents hair thinning.
To use: Massage ginseng-infused oil directly onto your scalp and work all the way to the ends. Allow it to stay for at least 30 minutes before washing with a mild shampoo.
Known for its antibacterial properties, neem is an excellent herb to heal itchy and dandruff-prone scalps. When applied topically, it improves blood circulation and tackles problems like hair thinning and premature greying.
To use: Boil neem leaves in two cups of water for about 10 minutes. Once it cools down, transfer into a jug. Wash your hair as you normally do and pour the water through your hair as the last rinse.
Curry leaves are commonly used to prevent premature hair greying, however, did you this herb can also reduce hair loss and increase hair growth? Loaded with amino acids and antioxidants, it strengthens the hair follicles and removes dead hair follicles that might be preventing hair growth.
To use: Boil two tablespoons of coconut oil with a handful of curry leaves in a saucepan until the leaves change colour to brown. Once it cools down massage on your roots and ends and leave for about 30 minutes before washing.
Ginger improves blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates the growth of new hair follicles. The many vitamins, minerals and fatty acids in this herb are beneficial for thin hair as they contribute to strengthening the roots.
To use: Extract the juice of an inch of grated ginger root using a muslin cloth. Mix one teaspoon of sesame oil to this juice and massage into your scalp. Wait for 30 minutes before washing with a mild shampoo.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Dec 11, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.