There are many chemical products in the market claiming to stop, eliminate or reduce loss of hair. But the craze for organic and natural products have somewhat put a stop on the surging sales of chemical products. People nowadays are looking for products that are devoid of what they consider as harmful chemicals that may provide temporary relief but will destroy their hair in the long run. The idea is open for debate as to which is better and what really the strength of one over the other is. In this article, we’ll seek to look at natural products which are both used organically or as base substances for chemical products due to their claimed effects on hair growth.
Rosemary is a common herb seen in most parts of the world. It has been proven and utilized to cure certain diseases such as renal colic, dysmenorrhea, hypertension and even diabetes. While there is no scientific study that identifies what specific substance in rosemary facilitates hair growth, studies have found that applying rosemary to the scalp causes skin irritation and increases in blood circulation.
Rosemary for Hair Loss
To create your own rosemary hair oil treatment, you can mix 2 tablespoons of rosemary oil with one ounce of grapeseed oil. Massage the solution onto your dry hair and leave it for three minutes. Wash and rinse afterwards.
If there is a top ten list of overused plants for skin and scalp problems, Aloe Vera will probably garner the top spot or at least be in the top 5 of the list. Researchers have noted that the use of this plant for hair growth have started way back during the ancient times in Greece. While there is no scientific study backing this up, there is an-ongoing study being conducted by two(2) high school teens which aims to provide a quantitative evidence on the effect of aloe vera to hair fall. They have recruited three men as subjects and have arranged for a year-long observation with quarterly monitoring. Their product is a natural product created by their father who happens to be a pharmacist suffering from hair fall as well.
Aloe Vera for Hair Loss
To create your own aloe vera hair treatment, you can just cut the aloe vera plant and harvest the gel. You can apply the pure aloe gel to your scalp as it is believed to balance the pH level of the scalp. Massage the gel onto your hair and leave it for a few hours. You can opt to sleep on it too. Just make sure you cover it with a shower cap to avoid staining your pillows. Then, rinse your hair with lukewarm water. Do this at least twice a week to see better results.
Hair loss can be depressing and some people may need professional help to resolve it. But this does not prevent you from exploring other ways to stop or reduce this. Just make sure you know what is causing the hair loss before your undertake any treatment, whether natural or chemical.