Three Natural Ways to Deal with Hair Loss
February 17th, 2015 | by Bella S.
Hair loss can affect anyone – men, women, and even children may have to face the issue that leads to problems with self-esteem and confidence. Many factors like thyroid disorders, genetics, chemical treatments, and anemia can cause hair loss, so you really don’t have to be aged 50+ to notice your hair is thinning.
If hair fall is persistent, it is a good idea to consult with a dermatologist. If you’ve just started noticing hair loss, you may consider taking advantage of certain natural remedies that will help correct your condition. Here’s what you can do about it:
Use Nettle Root
Many hair care products now use nettle root as an important ingredient. The substance works because it blocks 5-Alpha-Reductase in your body and keeps it from converting into DHT (dihydrotestosterone * see note below) that can cause hair loss problems. You can find nettle root in the form of supplements in natural health shops. They are available in different strengths, so it is a good idea to start with a relatively low dose. You may consider drinking stinging nettle tea to help ward off thinning hair. As it is used as a hair tonic, you can also use the tea to rinse your hair. Don’t add it to your diet though if you’re on prescription drugs.
Increase Blood Circulation through Scalp Massage
Daily scalp massage can be an effective hair growth aid and it doesn’t cost you a single penny. Remember, just like your skin, you have to pamper and moisturize your scalp to improve circulation and promote natural hair growth. Better circulation helps the body to supply nutrients and vitamins to your scalp that helps control hair fall.
Regular scalp massage will also encourage the production of oils on your scalp that will prevent dry, weak hair. You can also use nourishing oils while massaging to condition the scalp, hair shaft, and hair root. Moreover, you can brush regularly or buy a scalp massager to make things easier. By the way, you may want to avoid massaging if you have natural oily or greasy hair.
Introduce Dong Quai to Your Life
Dong Quai is a natural supplement that works amazingly well to limit the production of DHT. It is quite effective because it prevents testosterone to convert into DHT, and this in turn help keep hair loss issues at bay. You may find it in certain hair loss products, but you can definitely use it by itself to get stronger hair.
It is worth mentioning that both vegetarians and vegans can use this supplement without a problem. You can take it in the form of a tea as well. If you’re going to use it in tea form, be sure to pick a brand that contains no chemicals. You may also pay attention to getting it in bleach-free teabags to avoid dealing with any side effects. The good thing is that Dong Quai has now become an increasingly popular remedy for hair loss, so it is easy to find it in good natural health stores. You can order it online too.
These are some of the most popular and effective herbal hair loss remedies. It is true that you can find so many products online that promise top results, but not all of them are going to help. In fact, some of them will contain harmful chemicals that will aggravate the whole situation. Therefore, you will be better off sticking to natural remedies, and doing what we’ve mentioned above will definitely be a good start. Just be sure to include more protein into your diet and take as many fruits and vegetables as you can to get thick and healthy hair.
* Dihydrotestosterone is a male sex hormone which is synthesize by 5α-reductase, an enzyme, in the adrenal glands, hair follicles, testes and prostate. . DHT plays a major role in hair loss.
Male and female adults can suffer hair loss due to changes in the metabolism of androgen in the body – men more commonly than women.