How to fight hair loss with herbs


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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss.

About 80 million men and women in the United States have this type of hair loss, which is also known as male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness and androgenetic alopecia.

There are several other factors that also can contribute to hair loss, such as emotional or physical stress, starting a new medication, autoimmune diseases, nutritional deficiencies, excessive smoking, excessive use of hair styling products, improper hair care, poor diet, thyroid issues, anemia, pregnancy and chemotherapy, to name a few.

Instead of reaching for products with harsh chemicals to treat hair loss, consider using some natural herbs to fight this dreadful problem.

1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an effective herb that will help fight hair loss while stimulating hair growth.

2. Rosemary
Rosemary also stimulates hair growth. It improves blood circulation to the scalp, which brings more nutrients to the hair follicles and encourages hair growth. This herb also helps prevent premature graying and dandruff. In addition, it can help treat a dry or itchy scalp.

3. Hibiscus
Hibiscus is another herb that can help prevent hair loss. Also, this herb is rich in vitamins A and C as well as amino acids that help combat hair loss and promote hair growth. Plus, it adds shine to dull hair while also keeping gray hairs at bay.

4. Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry, also known as amla, has long been utilized as an important ingredient in shampoo and hair oil to promote hair growth. Indian gooseberry is rich in vitamin C and other minerals that promote hair growth, strengthen hair roots and increase shine.

5. Indian Lilac (Neem)
Indian lilac, also known as neem, improves blood circulation to the scalp when applied topically, which in turn promotes hair growth. Neem oil is also helpful in tackling thinning hair and premature graying.

6. Lavender
Lavender is another well-known herb that will help boost hair growth and reduce baldness. It is known to have antibacterial properties that help fight infections on the scalp and is very effective in treating dandruff and a dry and flaky scalp.

7. Peppermint
Peppermint is another herb that you can use to treat hair loss and improve your hair health. It stimulates blood circulation to the scalp that helps stimulate hair follicles and thus promotes hair growth.

8. Sage
When it comes to herbs for hair growth, sage is another important herb that must be included in the list. Being rich in nutrients like vitamins B, A and C and potassium and calcium, sage stimulates hair growth and fights hair loss.

9. Holy Basil
Holy basil is also good for hair growth. Massaging the scalp with basil oil helps stimulate blood circulation, which leads to improved hair growth. It also has eugenol and magnesium, which are good for hair health.

*Dry a handful of holy basil leaves in the sun.
*Grind them into a fine powder.
*Mix the basil powder into slightly preheated 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
*Sieve the oil in a muslin cloth.
*Use the oil to massage your scalp and hair for 10 minutes.
*Allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
*Wash the oil out with shampoo.
*Repeat 2 or 3 times a week.

10. Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle is another possible herb you can use to stimulate hair growth. This herb helps prevent the conversion of testosterone hormones into dihydrotestosterone, one main cause for hair loss in men.

*Put a handful of stinging nettle leaves in a jar containing 1 cup of olive oil.
*Keep the sealed jar in a cool place for about 3 weeks.
*After 3 weeks, you can apply the homemade oil on your scalp and massage regularly to see visible hair growth.
Stinging nettle can also be consumed in the form of pills.

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