By Benedict Smythe
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
* 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
* 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
* 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
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