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Better to Turn to Natural Remedies When it Comes to Hair Loss

Aug 26, 2008
Only one thing is sure when it comes to hair loss--there is no single method that works for all. However, there are a handful of methods that seem to work on some patients and some of these are natural remedies.

Natural is Still the Best

* Aromatherapy--an effective blend is comprised of the following ingredients: 6 drop each of bay and lavender essential oils; the base should be 4oz of soybean, sesame oil, or almond. These oils must be massaged to the affected scalp and left for 20 minutes. This has been used by many therapists in stimulating the patients' scalp.

* Massaging the scalp has often been believed to stimulate blood flow to hair follicles. There have also been reported cases of slight hair growth in some patients. The massage should be done for only a couple of minutes several times each day preferably right after waking up and before bedtime. Electric body massagers can be bought in many shops and these often come with attachments that are specifically used for scalp massages.

* Qi Gong (pronounced as Chi Kung) is a Chinese method of increasing circulation of blood on the scalp and also on the face.

* For people who have been diagnosed with eczema, dandruff, or seborrhea (all are conditions that cause drying of the scalp or skin), jojoba oil is the most appropriate treatment. Many Native Americans have used this essential oil for centuries. Jojoba oil promotes growth of hair and dandruff control. People who have sensitive skin shouldn't have any concerns in using this oil. Jojoba is a natural moisturizer as it imitates the sebum of the scalp.

* Saw Palmetto--this anti-androgen extract is a natural herb which is commonly used to prevent prostate cancer in men. Fortunately, it also has provides positive results to baldness as it help block DHT (the hormone that causes hair to fall out).

* Rosemary and Sage are two herbal treatments that can be used by boiling together with other ingredients like: peach leaf, burdock, and nettle. The liquid should then be strained and used to wash hair daily.

* Extract of Nettle root is rich in Vitamins A and C which are both essential to having healthy hair.

* Henna is an herb found in India which acts as a conditioner. It can also be used to maintain healthy hair as well as heal hair shafts by sealing cuticles that have been damaged. Hair that is conditioned with henna is often strong and lustrous.

* Aloe Vera has been used by Indians, Native Americans and many people of the Caribbean in promoting healthy and preventing alopecia. The PH level of the scalp is Aloe Vera's main target as it cleanses the pores and balances the PH level. Aloe Vera together with coconut milk and wheat germ oil can be used as shampoo and is also believed to foster quicker hair growth.

* Polysorbate-80 is an FDA-approved surfactant which is also used as an additive to many foods. There are many claims to the effectiveness of this surfactant in removing DHT deposits and also cholesterol on the scalp. Many naturopathic experts suggest that this should be applied to the scalp 15 minutes before using any shampoo.

Most of these natural herbs do not have any side effects so they are perfectly safe to use.
About the Author
The author of this article is Benedict Yossarian. For human hair wigs and hair pieces advice Benedict recommends Wig Trendz and for hair loss treatments Benedict recommends www.londonhairclinic.co.uk
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