Many people are deeply concerned about the condition of their hair, and will do almost anything to prevent further hair loss or to re-grow hair. There are a variety of pharmaceutical products that claim to promote hair growth and prevent thinning hair; however, they can cause dangerous side effects and often don’t work. Herbal treatments have been used for centuries to treat the scalp and hair, and many are effective in the prevention of baldness and even in restoring hair pigment to its original color.
Aloe Vera does it all, be it conditioning, promotes hair growth, prevents hair loss, combats sebum and much more. Extract aloe vera gel from the plant and directly apply on the scalp and leave it for atleast 2 hrs before rinsing. This not only arrests hair loss but also promotes hair growth.
Ginseng is believed to stimulate the blood circulation, thus increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles. If taking ginseng supplements, it would be better to take them along with vitamin B6 and zinc supplements. For topical application, any hair oil infused with the ginseng root can do wonders.
Rosemary is a powerful herb for hair growth. It not only prevents hair loss but also stimulates new hair growth, detoxifies scalp and restores hair pigmentation. Though rosemary tea will do good but the most effective way is to use rosemary infused oil on the scalp.
Gooseberry also known as Amla is rich in Vitamin Cand other minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, iron, Vitamin B complex and carotene. It promotes hair growth, strengthens hair roots and increases shine. It can be eaten fresh or in dried form or in the powdered form for its benefits. Coconut oil infused with the gooseberry should be massaged on the scalp for maximum benefits.
Neem has strong anti-bacterial properties which are useful for the remedy of itchy, dandruff-prone scalp. It stimulates blood circulation of the scalp, when applied topically. Neem oil is useful in thinning hair and premature graying.