Natural cures For Hair Loss

Are you losing sleep over your hair loss troubles? Hair loss can be a miserable trauma for most people. However, there is no reason to lose heart. There exists a gamut of natural remedies for effectively arresting hair loss, and to grow the lost hair back as well.

Herbal remedies are the best available options for treating hair loss. Not only are herbal remedies cost effective, these do not produce undesirable side effects as well.

Following are some of the herbs that are to be applied on the scalp and are available quite easily.

Aroma therapists use essential oils extracted from lavender and bay and mix these with an almond, sesame or soybean oil base to make a concoction that stimulates the hair follicles on the scalp. This should be kept applied for at least twenty minutes before washing off with a good herbal shampoo.

Saw Palmetto has been found to be an effective remedy for hair loss, because it blocks over-secretion of the male hormone androgen, believed to be one of the principal causes of hair loss. However, women undergoing hormone replacement therapy or taking oral contraceptive pills should not use this herb.

The herbs rosemary, nettle, peach leaf, burdock and sage, when mixed together and boiled in water and strained, gives a potion which when used to wash the hair regularly results in a thick growth of hair.

Nettles have a high content of Vitamins A and C, as well as several important minerals that aid combat degeneration of the scalp follicles. The enzyme 5-alpha reductase is responsible for converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone – the metabolite that is responsible for atrophy of hair follicles. Nettle root extract is has been proved to be effective in inhibiting the enzyme, thereby preventing excessive production of DHT and averting hair loss.

The beneficial effects of Aloe Vera on the skin are countless. It heals the scalp, balances the H level of the scalp and helps relax the pores on the scalp. A little wheat germ oil and coconut milk, when mixed with Aloe Vera and used as a hair-rinse, produces miraculous results.