13 Natural Herbal Remedies For Hair Loss

1. Saw Palmetto Extract

Saw palmetto is the most popular herbal hair loss treatment. One study indicated that 60 percent of those who took a combination of 400 mg of saw palmetto and 100 mg of beta-sitosterol showed more hair growth than those taking a placebo.

There is a definite connection between the prostate and hair loss for men. Saw palmetto has been found to work in fighting benign prostatic disease by lowering levels of DHT, which is a known cause of androgenetic alopecia. It is 3 times more effective then Proscar in healing the prostate, so it may be 3 times better then Rogaine.

Like most other herbal supplements, saw palmetto has potential side effects. The most common side effects associated with saw palmetto use are mild stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and bad breath. Some men taking saw palmetto have reported erectile dysfunction, breast tenderness or enlargement, and changes in sexual desire.
It worth noting that women on oral contraceptives or hormone therapy should not take it.

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2. Pygeum Extract

Pygeum africanum a herb derived from the bark of the African evergreen,which inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, is widely used in Europe to prevent and treat prostate problems and to prevent and treat male pattern baldness. While saw palmetto extract is the far better known herbal medication to reduce the size of an enlarged prostate, pygeum may in many cases be superior for the treatment of the condition. Side effects of Pygeum may sometimes occur and can include stomach discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, dizziness, or visual disturbances.

3. Nettle Root Extract

Nettles are rich in vitamins A, C, Silica and several key minerals and lipids that can be beneficial to the hair. Nettle root extract has been used successfully in Europe as an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase in treating BPH.
Nettles can be used locally or internally to prevent baldness and stimulate hair growth.
Start with a lower dosage of about 50 milligrams per capsule for the first week to ensure that you have no reaction to the herb.
You can also add stinging nettle tea to hot water and let it steep for three to five minutes, drink this three times per day.

4. Rosemary and Sage

Rosemary and sage are both astringents to stimulate blood flow, that is why they are considered to be effective herbal remedies for hair re-growth. Additional, The rosemary contains carnosic acid, which eliminates free radicals from the body. The presence of many free radicals and other toxins may be causing hair loss. The sage has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it may be used if the hair loss is caused by a bacterial or fungal infection.

   •  1 Cup Rosemary (fresh is best)
   •  2 Cups Sage (fresh or dried)
   •  1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
   •  3 Cups Water (use more if needed to cover the herbs)

Boil water and pour it over herbs and cover container overnight. Strain herbal mixture and add the apple cider vinegar.
Shampoo hair and rinse with the herbal mixture.
After 3 to 4 weeks of use, an excellent hair rinse to darken hair or to bring out natural highlights in your hair.

5. Fo-Ti (Polygonum Multiflorum)

This ancient plant is considered one of China's four greatest herbs. It can lower serum cholesterol, decrease hardening of the arteries, and improve immune function. Fo-Ti restores hair color and hinders production of DHT, stops hair loss and thinning hair and encourages hair growth. Fo ti can be purchased as whole or sliced roots, in tablets, and as a tincture. It is available in health food stores as well as Chinese herb stores and markets.
However, fo-ti had the greatest estrogenic activity. People with estrogen-related cancers of the breast, ovary, uterus, and prostate should take extra caution because the effect of fo-ti in humans is not known.

6. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera contains an enzyme that works very well to stimulate the production and growth of new hair. Besides this, it also has great anti-inflammatory properties that are very useful for fighting against scalp disorders as Androgenetic Alopecia. Aloe Vera also can help the scalp by healing it and balancing the pH level of the scalp while cleansing the pores. A common preparation of Aloe Vera gel with a small amount of wheat germ oil and coconut milk is used as a shampoo and has traditionally shown great benefit. You also can use Aloe Vera gels for hair on areas on your scalp that are becoming hairless or bald.

   •  1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
   •  4 Tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar
   •  1 Tbs. Nettle Tincture
   •  1/2 Tsp. Vitamin E Oil
   •  1/2 Tsp. Rosemary Essential Oil

Mix ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Apply a small amount on the scalp once a day.

7. Henna

Henna is a traditional Indian herb that acts as a natural conditioner and is excellent for the maintenance of healthy hair. It acts as a sealing for cuticles, thus preventing hair from breaking, falling or getting damaged due to external factors. Sealing cuticles allows hair to keep its natural oils which protect the hair shaft and maintain its natural beauty.

   •  Henna Powder
   •  Yoghurt or Egg
   •  Lemon Juice
   •  Coffee
   •  Olive Oil or Coconut Oil (Optional For Dry Hair)

Mixed all the above ingredient to form a paste and cool it in the refrigeratoor for 2 to 3 hours.
You can start applying it on your hair layer by layer and dont forget to wear the gloves.
The paste is washed it off around 45 minutes to an hour after application to your head.

8. Polysorbate 80

Polysorbate 80 was made famous in the 1980's as an ingredient in the Helsinki Formula for hair loss. It is also an FDA approved surfactant and is approved as a food additive. It causes water and oils or fats to mix, and is not toxic – it is usually found in mayonnaise and salad dressings. Polysorbate 80 is said to help remove the hormone DHT. There is also some evidence that polysorbate 80 can be a part of a hair loss treatment because of its emulsifying properties. Products for hair loss that have polysorbate 80 as an ingredient usually claim that it can unclog hair follicles. If hair follicles are clogged and unhealthy than they are not in the proper state to grow hair.

It is a widespread additive in shampoo and it is also available to be purchased on its own, usually in an eight ounce bottle. It is recommended that you massage the polysorbate 80 liquid into your scalp and leave it on for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

9. Ginkgo Biloba

This ginkgo biloba includes flavonoid glycosides and terpenoids, which increase the blood circulation to every part of your head. The recommended dosage is one 480 mg capsule once a day.

10. Cayenne Pepper

We know cayenne pepper as a spice used for various sauces for meat and pasta. As a matter of fact, cayenne pepper can also help to slow down hair loss and stimulate healthy hair re-growth. Capsaicin, a chemical in cayenne pepper, stimulates the hair follicles and helps the hair to grow. Another chemical, quercetin, increases blood flow to the scalp which is beneficial to hair growth.

The simplest way is to mix the flakes of cayenne pepper with a little of olive oil and apply this paste directly to the scalp. Rub this mixture into your scalp and into the hair roots, and keep this mixture for 30-60 minutes, then wash your hair with your usual shampoo and use your usual hair conditioner. In addition, it is possible to achieve positive effects by using high quality cayenne pepper supplements. Such supplements can be purchased in a pharmacy, health department or vitamin shop throughout the world.

11. Jojoba Oil

The molecular properties of jojoba are remarkably similar to natural sebum and oil the glands of the scalp create. This oil is considered one of the safest and most effective known natural moisturizers since it is triglyceride-free and very low in other toxic elements like tars, gums, phosphatides, hydroperoxides, carboxylic acids, and others. Undoubtedly, keeping our scalp moisturized and hydrated is very important for hair loss prevention.

Jojoba oil is also known to be a scalp cleanser that can help alleviate sebum on the scalp. This sebum can cause to scalp dermatitis and may block hair follicles from growing and impede normal hair growth.

12. Neem Oil

Neem is an herbal remedy that comes from the neem tree and has been used therapeutically for thousands of years to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and ringworm and as an insect repellent. Its antimicrobial and immune-boosting properties help to treat the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Add some of it to your shampoo to make your own neem shampoo. Or dilute it in Olive, Almond, Coconut or Jojoba into your hair and scalp, leave it for 30 minutes at least, up to over night.

13. Tea Tree Oil

The oil is distilled from the leaves of the tea tree and has proven to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and healing properties. It can help remove the dead skin, rid your scalp of fungi and bacteria and promote healthy hair growth, therefore might help treat more rare non-genetic types of hair loss. The oil can be mixed with shampoo, applied directly to the scalp, or diluted in another oil for a more mild treatment.