Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Herbs and Natural Hair

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week has been a blessed one so far! Well today I am talking about Herbs and Natural Hair. I've been doing some reseaxh on this because soon I want to be able to use only "All Natural" products on my hair, skin, etc.... Some of the best alternatives to prescription hair growth treatments are herbal supplements. Herbal supplements have very minimal side effects and improve health as well as stimulate hair growth. Whether you use herbs to improve circulation, halt the process of hair loss, or block the DHT(Dihydrotestosterone, which causes hair loss) hormone, herbs are highly effective.

*Here are the top five herbs recommended to help stimulate hair growth.

1.Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto has been used for thousands of years and has been shown to be an effective remedy in the fight against hair growth problems. Saw Palmetto helps block the hormone DHT, therefore slowing down the rate of hair loss. Saw Palmetto may be in capsule form, added to herbal hair loss formulas, or applied in oil. Whichever method you prefer, Saw Palmetto is a valuable herb in the fight against premature balding.

Horsetail helps improve circulation and blood flow. This stimulates the hair follicles and is necessary for promoting hair growth. High in Silica, Horsetail strengthens weak hair and increases its vitality. Horsetail is often added to herbal preparations that fight pattern baldness.

Rosemary will help unclog follicles and promote hair growth. Rosemary may be added to oil and massaged in the scalp. Rosemary is also a powerful antioxidant and helps fight free radicals. It is also frequently added to herbal hair remedies.

4.Siberian Ginseng
Ginseng is a wonderful herb that has many benefits. One of these is that it increases stimulation and improves circulation. This has helped those who are suffering from hair loss or weak and damaged hair. Ginseng will also remove any toxins that may be clogging your hair follicles, slowing down or stalling new hair growth. You can choose to apply Ginseng through a hair and scalp oil. You may also take Ginseng in capsule form daily. Ginseng and Saw Palmetto are the most common herbs recommended for herbal hair growth treatments.

Nettle is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is also great for promoting blood circulation and helps stimulate hair growth. Nettle has also been shown to block BPH and therefore has been highly useful in the fight against hair loss.

As you can see herbs are very beneficial to our Hair. There are many many other herbs great for natural hair. Such as Algae Extracts, Marigolds, Sage, Chamomile, and Aloe. Please research any herb and speak with your physician before trying herbal remedies of your hair, especially women who are pregnant.

Thank You for your support! God Bless!

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