Herbs for Hair Growth

Depending on the time and place a person lives in, natural remedies are different. For centuries people were trying to figure out what works on hair in the best way bringing it health and promoting hair growth.

A good way to go with the fine treatment is to have a diet full in necessary nutrients: vitamins A, B-complex, C and E, and minerals: silica, iron, zinc, iodine, and protein. Besides food rich in them, shampoos, conditioners and other means of hair care should contain these helpful elements.

Many herbs, vegetables and fruits have been considered by people as hair loss cures. For example, ancient Egyptians believed that lettuce had great power because it was a symbol of virility. They applied pieces of chopped lettuce on bald patches to restore hair growth. In the modern world people are still recommended to use a mixture of lettuce and spinach juices and pour a half of a liter of it on the head daily for good hair growth.

Henna is known to many people as an herb that dyes hair in different shades of red, but not everyone knows that it also has healing power. For centuries people were using henna leaves to stimulate healthy hair growth. It is a natural conditioner that heals hair shafts, protects hair from breakage, and gives shine to the strands.

Usually the herb is crushed into powder, mixed into paste or liquid with water or oils and applied directly on hair as a topical herbal cure for hair loss. Studies show that henna by itself tends to dry the scalp, so it is advised to use oils (olive oil is the best for hair) in the mixtures with the herb. Here is a hair growth recipe: bring 250 ml of mustard oil to boiling, slowly add 60 grams of henna leaves till they burn in the oil. Filter the mixture through a piece of cloth and store in a bottle. Massage the mixture into the scalp regularly to improve hair growth.

Aloe Vera was used by Native Americans to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth. The herb heals the scalp, balances the pH level of the skin and cleanses the pores. Aloe Vera gel should be mixed with coconut milk and wheat germ oil and used as a shampoo. Usually the results can be seen after a short time of usage. A person can make personal blends of the herb with oils or try a variety of choices offered by stores.

There are two miraculous herbs which fight DHT hormone and prevent the conversion of testosterone into the DHT, extremely harmful hormone that damages hair follicles. These herbs are especially good in treating male pattern baldness, the most common reason for hair loss in men.

Saw Palmetto was discovered as an herb that cured prostate. Native Americans who could find the palm plant on the coasts of modern Georgia and Florida treated urinary disorders in men and breast problems in women with the Saw Palmetto remedies. Later studies have shown that the herb works good preventing hair loss. The highest concentration of the good nutrients is in the berries of the plant.

Stinging nettle is effective in the same way: blocking DHT it stops hair loss. Nettle Root Extract can be found in many pharmacies and added to shampoos. Such popular hair loss treatments as Provillus and Procerin have nettle extract as their main ingredient. It is also recommended to drink nettle tea for overall health and hair re-growth.