You know it is not going to stop itself.
But are there some natural hair loss products that really work?
I hope you will find the answers in this article.
Are There Efficient Natural Hair Loss Products?
That’s a good question. I was skeptical about that a few years ago. I thought it was natural to lose hair with aging and remedies from a drugstore or pharmacy wouldn’t make any difference.
My hair was much stronger and thicker when I was at high school, I remember that. Then I damaged it with hair dyers and various procedures, quite surprised it didn’t end up worse than the way it did.
I have had shoulder length, more or less, all of my life. Or I should say shoulder blade length, but my dream was to have waist length. So a few years ago, I started to be interested in various remedies for hair loss and how to make my hair grow faster.
I’ve tried almost everything you can find around, natural remedies and various products and the list I’m coming up with today contains proven natural remedies. I’ve tried them all apart from onion juice. I have added it to this list as it is one of the old proven remedies that is worth trying.
So let’s have a look at the natural hair loss remedies.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a common remedy for all sorts of skin problems like rashes, eczemas etc. due to its soothing effects. It can also reduce dandruff and it has been used for treating hair loss as well.
Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins A, C and E, vitamin B12, folic acid and choline, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids.
How to use: Apply pure aloe vera gel onto your scalp and hair and massage it into your scalp for a few minutes. You can also use a shampoo that contains aloe vera.
2. Castor Oil
What does castor oil do to your hair? Does castor oil regrow hair?
Dr. Axe: “Because (castor oil) can improve blood circulation to your follicles, it may help to speed up hair growth. This is why some people apply it not only to hair on their head, but also to eyebrows and eyelashes.”
I have experienced great results with castor oil but I’m not the only one. There are thousands of people who claim their hair growth doubled after using castor oil for a month or longer so it is well worth trying.
Castor oil is antibacterial and and antifungal and contains vitamin E, proteins and omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. It also contains ricinoleic acid that helps increase blood circulation to the scalp.
How to use: mix one tablespoon of castor oil with one table spoon of jojoba oil or olive oil and put it in a dark dropper bottle. Massage it into your scalp for at least 5 minutes.
3. Tea Tree Oil
I knew tea trea oil was good for its antibacterial properties but I didn’t know that it could promote hair growth as well until my mom told me she read it in an article. I looked into it and found out that tea tree oil really had hair growth supporting properties.
Tea tree oil is supposed to facilitate hair growth helping to moisturize the scalp and preventing excess oil buildup.
It was after I stopped using castor oil for a while becase I was happy with my hair growth but I was curious if tea tree oil would really work for me.
I used it every other day to massage my scalp and the result was I started to see new grown hair in bigger amount, on the hair line above the forehead and behind ears. The hair also seemed thicker and healthier.
How to use: Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with one table spoon of coconut oil or olive oil. I prefer coconut oil because tea tree oil has quite a strong odour and the coconut oil makes it more pleasant.
4. Onion Juice
Onion juice is an old remedy that works well but yeah, I know, the smell! However, if you dare to try it you might be surprised how this inexpensive and simple means works. There are even studies that confirm that onion juice promots keratin growth and increased blood flow in the scalp.
How to use: apply onion juice on your scalp, spread it over your hair as well and leave it for 15 minutes. Then wash your hair as usually and don’t forget to give a a cold water rinse!
5. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary is supposed to be the oil people often reach out for when they want to promote hair growth or prevent hair loss. Rosemary oil stimulates new hair growth.
According to Dr. Axe, rosemary oil discourages hair loss and boosts growth: “Androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness, is a common form of hair loss which is believed to be related to a person’s genetics and sex hormones. A byproduct of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is known to attack hair follicles leading to permanent hair loss.”
A study from 2015 researched the effectiveness of rosemary oil on hair loss in a comparison with minoxidil 2%. For six months, 50 subjects with androgenetic alopecia used rosemary oil while another 50 used minoxidil. After six months, both groups saw equally significant increases in hair count.
So the natural rosemary has shown same results as the conventional form of treatment.
How to use: Mix a few drops of rosemary oil with a carrier oil. I prefer warming up coconut oil or olive oil for one minute in a microwave and then add the rosemary oil. Massage it into your scalp when washing your hair before rinsing. You can do this with every hair wash. Another way is to add a few drops of rosemary oil into your shampoo. Be sure not to use rosemary oil or any other essential oil directly on your skin as it can cause irritation.
All the remedies may help you stop or prevent hair loss and there is some scientific evidence behind it.
My favourite hair loss product that also promotes hair growth is castor oil. Its advantage is, among others, that it is odourless, compared to tea tree oil or rosemary oil.
If you want to see some results, you should use the product of your choice for a couple of months. One or two weeks is definitely not enough.
All the natural hair loss products described here are proven to be efficient but everyone is different so you have to try what works best for you. Before using any of them, you should test it on your skin if it doesn’t cause any irritation. Essential oils might do that in some cases.
I am convinced that every problem with skin or hair, actually everything what happens in our body, has some internal cause. It may be hormonal and in that case you should ask your physician for advice. You may also lack some nutrients and if you improve your diet, you might see a big difference.
This article is about natural hair loss products for external use. In part two, there will be a list of internal remedies i.e. vitamins and nutrients that promote hair growth. So stay tuned!