Baldness and hair loss are common conditions. Losing one’s hair can lower one’s confidence. As we age our follicle is a little lazy and needs a boost. In this article, we will discuss how to stop hair loss and aid growth naturally.
Our hair is made up of 70% keratin protein. Eggs are packed with protein and Biotin. This is why eggs are good for our hair. The protein in eggs helps repair damaged hair, and also strengthens hair.
Tip: Try to eat “pasture”, organic, and cage-free eggs regularly.
Wash your hair. Mix 1 beaten egg with 2 Tbsp of raw organic olive oil.
Apply the egg mixture on your damp hair as you would a conditioner. Leave for 15 minutes. Wrap your hair in a towel. Rinse your hair thoroughly.
Coconut oil is hydrophobic which means it repels water. The reason why it is good for our hair is because of its ability to stop the penetration of water into each strand which would make hair susceptible to damage. According to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Science “Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid) has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, can penetrate inside the hair shaft.”
Tip: Massage your scalp with 3 Tbsp of coconut oil and keep for 30 minutes. Wrap your hair in a hot towel. Wash your hair with organic shampoo.
Author Valerie Ann Worwood, in her book “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy,” recommends rosemary oil for hair growth. Worwood states in her book that rosemary oil promotes cell growth and dilates blood vessels, which helps stimulate hair growth.
Tip: Mix 3 Tbsp of coconut oil with 4 drops of rosemary essential oil and keep for 15 minutes. Wrap your hair in a hot towel. Wash your hair with organic shampoo.
The lavender essential oil can help prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Numerous cases of hair loss can be attributed to a medical condition known as alopecia areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to consider hair follicles as foreign objects. Patients who massaged lavender oil onto their scalp daily saw significant improvement in hair growth.
Tip: Mix 3 Tbsp of raw olive oil with 5 drops of lavender essential oil and keep for 15 minutes. Wrap your hair in a hot towel. Wash your hair with organic shampoo.
Peppermint is great for promoting hair growth for two reasons. One, peppermint is an antiseptic, so it kills bacteria on the scalp and provides a healthy environment for hair to grow. Two, peppermint stimulates circulation on the scalp, which stimulates hair follicles, therefore promoting hair growth.
Tip: Mix 3 Tbsp of raw olive oil with 3 drops of peppermint essential oil and keep for 15 minutes. Wrap your hair in a hot towel. Wash your hair with organic shampoo.
Lemongrass is known to fight hair loss, treat oily hair, and cure scalp conditions. It is an antibacterial, so it keeps your scalp in a good condition for hair growth. Lemongrass is believed to strengthen hair follicles, which is essential for preventing hair loss. It is combined often with rosemary and lavender to help treat hair.
Tip: Mix 3 Tbsp of raw olive oil with 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil and keep for 15 minutes. Wrap your hair in a hot towel. Wash your hair with organic shampoo.
Horsetail not only prevents hair loss but can also keep your hair looking healthy and shiny. Horsetail contains cysteine, selenium, and silica, which are three essential ingredients for hair growth. Cysteine and silica help strengthen your hair, which prevents hair loss, and selenium helps your body process iodine, which stimulates hair growth.
Tips: Drink horsetail tea or take capsules. You can also apply the herb as a hair rinse.
To make tea or hair rinse
Boil 1 cup of hot water and add 2 teaspoons of horsetail leaves. Let it steep for 15 minutes. Drink the tea up to three times daily.
You can also apply the cold tea to dry hair and let it penetrate for 10 minutes before you shampoo your hair.
Please talk to your health practitioner before taking horsetail tea or capsules as it can lower your levels of vitamin B or thiamin. Do not take horsetail if you are nursing or pregnant.
Note: Don’t forget to use an organic shampoo and conditioner.