Sunday, September 11, 2016
Eight Natural Hair Loss Remedies
mankind for centuries. As a result, the market is full of creams, lotions, tonics, and various remedies that promise to stop hair loss and promote hair growth. Some of these remedies have been founded on solid scientific research, while others are based solely on wild speculation and shameless profiteering. Here are eight natural hair loss remedies to help separate fact from fiction when it comes to hair loss and baldness.
1. Saw Palmetto
This berries of this plant are getting much attention for their ability to stop hair loss. Saw palmetto readily available in tablet or capsule form wherever nutritional supplements are sold. Research has shown saw palmetto to be effective in 60% of patients tested in regards to slowing or stopping hair loss. However, despite the promising results in the scientific community and all the hype around it, saw palmetto has not been thoroughly tested enough to make an outright assertion that it is, indeed, effective in stopping hair loss. It is also not yet been shown regrow hair.
2. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is extracted from the jojoba plant, and many tout it's benefits to hair health. The theory is that jojoba can help cleanse the scalp of sebum, which is the natural oil your body produces to maintain moisture levels in the scalp and skin. Natural sebum can clog hair follicles and hinder hair growth, but jojoba oil effectively clears these follicles of sebum build-up. This will allow new hair to grow. Jojoba oil then acts as a replacement sebum, maintaining the health of the hair you already have. This oil also invigorates blood flow to the scalp and follicles, which results in a healthier and more productive scalp.
3. Onion Juice
Onions have long been used in various home remedies. Now they are being used to stop hair loss. Many people claim that onion juice has worked for them in preventing hair loss, and there may be some science to support their claims. Onions are highly sulfuric, which is great for hair. Sulfur can improve the health of strands already formed upon the head and prevent breakage. Onions also contain antibacterial and antifungal properties that can rid the scalp of bacteria and parasites that can impede new hair growth. To use, one must simply juice an onion, apply the juice to the hair, and rinse out after approximately 15 minutes. The drawback is, of course, the fact that onions have a strong odor and the juice may sting the eyes.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Apple cider vinegar seems to be a "cure-all" these days and it's proponents claim it can treat or even cure a whole litany of diseases and ailments, even hair loss. The idea is that the acv can help balance the pH of the scalp, which may strengthen follicles and deter hair loss. ACV will also cleanse the scalp of dandruff and unclog any troubled pores and follicles. The drawbacks are the same as with onion juice, however. Apple cider vinegar is remarkably strong in scent and may burn the eyes as well.
5. Olive Oil Olive
oil is another home remedy that seems to be able to treat everything under the sun. In terms of hair loss, it is supposed to work similarly to other above mentioned remedies. The idea is that the oil can unclog follicles, stimulate blood flow, and strengthen existing strands. Olive oil can also act as an antibacterial and antifungal agent, further stimulating new hair growth as well as helping keep the existing hair and reducing hair fall.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the most widely used medicinal plants known to man, and it's properties extend to treating hair loss. The aloe vera extracts are widely available and can be taken orally, but the most significant results come from applying aloe vera oil directly to the scalp. The medicinal properties of the oil can treat a wide variety of scalp conditions, thus promoting new hair growth and promote existing hair health.
7. Healthy eating
As with most things, a healthy diet can work wonders. Eating a wide variety of healthy foods rich in a range of vitamins and minerals may be the biggest factor in fighting hair loss. Foods rich in Omega-6 and those rich in vitamin b12, iron, and zinc are particularly effective.
8. Hair Care
The ways in which people care for their hair can go a long way in preventing hair loss. Dying hair with harsh chemicals can be particularly damaging to the strands as well as the scalp. High heats in curling and straightening irons may contribute to damaged strands and hair loss as well. Excessive brushing and combing should be avoided, as well as harsh shampoos and conditioners. It is important to realize that there are different causes of hair loss. These above treatments may be effective in stopping or reversing hair loss in many conditions. If hair loss is caused by genetics, however, then the treatments described may be effective in only slowing the inevitable hair loss. Until advances in genetics advance, there is no certain cure for male or female pattern baldness.