Recent decades have seen the rise of holistic or herbal treatment methods for many illnesses or body problems. This is because more and more people would rather work with what is natural, believing that it has less of a possibility of harming your body or having adverse side effects. The same trend can be seen when it comes to hair loss. More and more people seek herbal hair loss treatment methods instead of medication or medicated shampoos.
Here are five herbal methods you can try for hair loss due to aging:
1. Horsetail and Rosemary Tinctures
Creating a tincture of fresh rosemary and fresh horsetail steeped in hot water or hot olive oil can be used on the scalp and roots of hair. Be sure to apply it to hair when warm and not hot so as not to "cook" your hair or scalp.
2. Nettle Root Extract and Saw Palmetto
The extract of nettle root or the root of stinging nettle is said to be able to stimulate hair follicles, and in doing so, stimulate hair growth. It is said to be more effective when used alongside saw palmetto. Mix some nettle root extract and the liquid found inside a few saw palmetto capsules and rub the mixture into your scalp.
3. Aloe Vera
Known to help make hair strong and beautiful, aloe vera gel can help stimulate hair growth, as well as preserve existing hair, preventing further hair loss. Rub fresh aloe vera gel on your hair roots and scalp three times a week. (Aloe vera is easy to grow so don't worry about getting it fresh. If you can't grow it, however, there are some gels you can get at health stores.)
4. Green Tea
The antioxidants in green tea are known to help beat free radicals in the body. They also help reduce hair loss. Drinking green tea often can help reduce hair loss. Some also recommend rinsing the scalp with green tea.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar and Sage Tea
Rinsing your hair in apple cider vinegar can help stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth. After each rinse with vinegar, however, make sure you wash the vinegar out with some warm sage tea. This will complete the hair stimulation process, and also prevent the vinegar from doing any damage to your hair, as prolonged exposure to vinegar can ruin hair.
You will see that most of the herbal methods are easy to do and you probably already have some of the ingredients you need in order to do them. Herbal methods can be cheaper than other methods.
Keep in mind that hair loss can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem. If this is the case, herbal hair loss treatment methods will not work in restoring hair. The underlying problem must first be addressed and resolved. It is quite likely that once resolved, hair will grow back naturally and treatments won't be needed at all.