8 Herbs That Can Stop Thinning Hair And Promote Hair Growth Naturally
Thinning hair and hair loss can happen to anyone, and it can be very devastating – for both men and women.
For women in particular, thinning hair and hair loss can feel really painful, because the hair is an important part of who they are, their looks and personality – and how they feel about themselves.
What’s causing thinning hair and hair loss?
Genetics is the most common cause of thinning hair and baldness. Hair also becomes thinner for most people as they get older.
Some other common causes of thinning hair and abnormal hair loss are:
- Poor nutrition (eg deficiency in vitamin B, D, A or C, iron, zinc and/ or proteins)
- Hormonal changes (such as pregnancy and menopause)
- Illness and medical conditions (e.g. alopecia, thyroid problems and allergy)
- Medications (e.g. NSAIDS, acne medications, antibiotics, chemotherapy medications and many more)
- Physical or emotional shock
- Excessive hair styling
- Overuse of hair treatments and hair products
Some people prefer to just let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden, whereas some try to cover it up with hairstyles, hats or scarves. Yet some try to find a treatment to prevent further hair loss and to restore hair growth.
What can help to prevent hair loss and restore hair growth?
There’s actually a variety of treatments available to stop thinning hair and even to regrow hair.
From taking special hair growth nutrients and vitamins, to stem cell therapy and hair transplantations.
However, to start with, it’s important to know and understand the actual cause behind hair loss in each specific case.
Because if it’s e.g. a medication you take that causes your hair to fall out, the first thing you want to do is to ask your doctor if there’s another similar medication you can take instead, to see if that helps.
And if you take a blood test and it shows that you have a deficiency in one or two nutrients, then you make sure to eat the right foods to get more of the nutrients you’re lacking, and perhaps also add a supplement. Ask your doctor for advice.
It may also help to take a supplement that’s specifically composed to promote hair growth, e.g. a supplement with B-vitamins, biotin and zinc.
Important fact: The real source of hair growth and healthy hair lies in your follicles
Hair follicles are the tiny pores from which new hairs grow.
So if you want to revive your hair, start with the roots, i.e. your hair follicles. They control hair growth and how full and vibrant your hair is.
And to support strong, healthy hair and scalp, it’s advisable to avoid harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients in your hair care products. Whenever you have the choice – choose hair care products made of natural ingredients, you can even make your own!
Natural ingredients are usually a gentler and better choice when it comes to a nourishing hair routine.
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And if you’re struggling with thinning hair and you’re looking for a natural solution that works, here are 8 herbs that have shown to be effective for this.
8 Herbs That May Stop Thinning Hair And Promote Hair Growth
Fenugreek seeds is a common Indian spice that builds thicker hair in both men and women. It does this because it contains a type of niacin – or vitamin B3 – called nicotinic acid.
Fenugreek is a rich source of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients. It also has a high content of protein and lecithin, which can help strengthen the root of the hair and also treat problems with the hair follicles.
Fenugreek has been used as a spice and as a medicinal ingredient in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for more than 2.000 years.
Fenugreek promotes blood circulation, rebuilds hair follicles and may prevent greying. It can also be used to treat hair loss and dandruff.
=> Fenugreek hair mask recipe: This is a hair mask enriched with fenugreek, use it consistently to strengthen and nourish your hair.
Let 2 tablespoons of fenugreek soak in 3 tablespoons of coconut oil for 1 day, then heat it slightly and apply it at the roots and lengths of your hair. Let it sit for an hour, then wash it off thoroughly.
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2. Black cumin seed oil (Nigelia sativa):
Black cumin oil is rich in beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol known as phytosterols.
Beta-sitosterol blocks the enzymes that convert testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is a form of testosterone, that can bind to receptors in hair follicles and kill them, thereby causing the hair to fall out.
Black cumin seed was used in ancient Egypt for hair conditioning and strength. It’s said that even the famous Cleopatra used it on her hair!
This seed oil contains more than 100 nutrients. It’s i.a. rich in amino acids, fatty acids, protein, calcium, copper, folate, zinc, iron and B vitamins.
Therefore, it has the potential to support and strengthen your hair, and it can also help to regrow hair and add life to frail, thinning hair.
Additionally, black seed oil has antibacterial, anti fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
=> Black cumin seed oil treatment: If you have scalp conditions that cause inflammation, flakiness and sensitivity, dilute black seed oil with a carrier oil (e.g. coconut or olive oil) and massage it on your scalp, then wash if off after 30-60 min. This mix will help to soothe and heal your scalp.
To encourage hair growth on certain thinning areas, use a mix of 1 tbs black cumin seed oil with 2 tbs olive oil and massage it onto the thinning areas on your scalp twice a week. Let it stay on your scalp for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then wash your hair.
Please note: Black cumin seed is not the same as the kitchen spice cumin! They are from different plant families.
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Horsetail is an ancient medicinal herb used to treat different conditions. It contains i.a. the mineral silica, that builds and boosts collagen.
Additionally, it contains selenium which supports hair growth. A deficiency in selenium can lead to slow hair growth, because selenium is essential for proper hair growth. Horsetail also helps your body to process iodine, which regulates hair growth.
Moreover, horsetail improves blood circulation, leading to the improvement of the hair follicles and stimulating hair growth.
You can buy horsetail in the form of a dried herb, and you can use it by mixing it with your shampoo.
Another way to use it is to drink it. Mix 2-3 tsp. of horsetail powder in a liquid or make a tea.
Please note: People with certain health conditions (such as gout, diabetes, heart or kidney disorder or pregnancy) should not consume horsetail. Long-term use of this herb is not recommended, since consuming it may result in a dangerous drop in your thiamin or vitamin B-1 levels.
4. Burdock root:
Native Americans have long used this herb for medicinal purposes, the root is rich in many nutrients.
It’s packed with phytosterol compounds, that can help stop hair loss, and essential fatty acids, that strengthen the hair by nourishing your scalp.
Moreover, it contains all necessary amino acids for producing keratin, the building block aka protein that makes up your hair to roughly 88%.
You can either apply burdock root oil directly to your scalp, or mix it with a carrier. Focus on the thin areas, and massage it in.
You can leave it over night if you want and wash your hair the next day. After 6-8 weeks you should see results.
5. Panax ginseng root (PGR):
If your hair loss is caused by too much DHT (dihydrotestosterone), you should go for this adaptogen and herb.
DHT is a hormone responsible for hair loss.
Panax ginseng root contains natural inhibitors, ginsenosides, that protect and fight against the creation of DHT – allowing hair follicles to maintain normal strand production.
The best way to use PGR to stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth is to massage it into your scalp twice daily.
This will stimulate scalp circulation and improve blood flow to your hair follicles.
6. Saw Palmetto:
Saw palmetto is a plant with small berries that has been used by Native Americans as medicine and food for hundreds of years.
Research on whether saw palmetto works to treat hair loss as a DHT blocker is limited but promising.
An extract of saw palmetto berries are believed to block the enzyme that turns testosterone into DHT and cause hair loss.
Saw palmetto comes in several different forms: whole dried berries, tablets, liquid extracts and powdered capsules.
The most common form is oily extracts of the fatty portions of the dried berries.
Tablets and capsules are also easy to find and are the only forms that have been examined by researchers, whereas tea made from the dried berries of saw palmetto is unlikely to be effective because the active compounds aren’t water soluble.
Hibiscus is a plant with beautiful flowers. There are many different species of the hibiscus plant with many different colors of the flowers.
But the one that’s most commonly used to make herbal tea is the plant with large deep red flowers, called Hibiscus Sabdariffa. Hibiscus tea is made of dried flowers and dried sepals – the green plant part that supports the flower.
The hibiscus flowers and the leaves can also be made into infused oils, liquid extracts, encapsulated powder and supplements, that can help treat a variety of conditions.
The hibiscus flower is an efficient remedy to put a stop to hair fall, thanks to its ability to stimulate hair growth even from dormant hair follicles in bald patches. It may even prevent premature greying. Hibiscus infused oil is rich in vitamin C, that boosts collagen production, hair growth and hair strength.
Moreover, it’s rich in amino acids that nourish your hair, strengthen your roots, and keep your locks shiny and healthy.
Additionally, hibiscus leaves may help to prevent split ends by keeping your hair strong, nourished, and hydrated.
If you have hibiscus flowers growing in your garden you can use the petals and leaves to make your own natural hair care products. Simply grind the petals (and leaves) into a paste and mix it with e.g. olive oil or coconut oil – depending on what you want to use it for.
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Rosemary is another herb that can do wonders for your hair.
Since it stimulates cell division and dilates the blood vessels, it stimulates the hair follicles to grow new hair. It may even reverse greying hair.
For your hair, use rosemary essential oil – organic, not synthetic.
To promote hair growth and thickness, use it as a leave-in conditioner. It will make your hair look glossy and feel soft.
It’s also a good treatment for people who have itchy scalps or dandruff.
Please note that you cannot take rosemary essential oil internally and always dilute it with a carrier oil (such as almond oil, jojoba oil or olive oil ) before using it on your skin.
And don’t use it if you’re pregnant or have high blood pressure.
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Important! Before you try any herbs or other natural remedies, oral or topical, preferably consult your doctor and always do your own research to make sure they don’t interfere with any medication you take. And if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a medical condition like e.g. heart, liver or kidney disease, be extra careful. And avoid giving natural medication to children unless you’re advised by a medical doctor. Even though natural remedies in general are safe to use – some may have a negative health effect on you, so you must always be aware of this and consider it.
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