Medically known as- alopecia, thinning of hair is a quite a common problem both in men and women. The hair loses its volume and texture and in extreme cases lead to further hair loss. Nature has bestowed us with various herbs that can be ingested or applied to avoid thinning of the hair.
Rosemary is common herb often used for cooking purposes. Brimming with anti oxidant properties it is known to restore good hair conditions and makes the scalp healthier. Add rosemary to your hair oil and massage it onto the scalp to prevent thinning of the hair.
You can use rosemary as an after shampoo rinse. Pour hot water on a few sprigs of fresh herb and leave it for about 15 minutes then add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and rinse your hair with this post shampoo.
Oil extracted from the primrose plant is rich in Vitamin E. This vitamin is very good for the hair and readily stops the hair from thinning. You may massage the oil directly on the scalp or add a few drops to your shampoo, oil or conditioner.
This herb has helped both men and women equally when it comes to hair thinning problems. It regulates both the male and female hormones that have been associated with hair thinning and loss.
It is readily available and can be used orally or added to shampoos and conditioners .It helps to unclog pores on the scalp and encourages new hair growth too.
An excellent herb used for a wide number of hair problems. It is a natural stimulator and enhances blood flow in the scalp. Apply directly to stop hair thinning and hair loss caused due to damaged follicles.
Studies have shown that usage of milk thistle have helped in cases of hair thinning. Milk thistle has detoxifying properties.
The extract can be taken orally along with water everyday to get maximum benefits.
Nasturtium has been used for ages to prevent thinning of hair and hair loss. Simmer a handful of leaves in water and use it as a rinse. You can also boil off extra water and add it to your shampoo in small amounts and use regularly.
Horsetail is a common ingredient that you’ll find in shampoos used to treat thinning of hair. You can take this along with your tea or prepare a concoction of crushed horsetail, water and sugar.
Horsetail is known to balance hormones that in many cases are responsible for hair thinning.
Nettles have to be applied externally. Some people maybe allergic to nettles and should discontinue its use if allergies or irritation is developed. The best way to use nettles is to simmer nettle leaves in equal portions of water and white wine vinegar for atleast two hours, strain, cool and store in airtight bottles. Apply this on the scalp at nights for atleast 3 nights a week.
This is another well known African herb similar to saw palmetto and can be used in the same way. Add it to your shampoo and conditioner.
You can mix saw palmetto and pygeum for increased benefits. These have anti oxidants that open the clogged pores and recover damaged follicles.
Having a cup of green tea fills you with good chemicals that do wonders to your hair and skin. Flavonoids and catechin present in green tea make it a powerful anti oxidant substance.