There is again no sure-fire way to prevent all hair
however, there are some methods that have been used that work
on some people.
Massage and aromatherapy have been used with some success. In
minor cases of temporary hair loss, hair growth can be
stimulated by massage, since blood and oxygen flow to the scalp
must be healthy in order for hair to grow.
A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay essential oils in
a base of four ounces of either almond, soybean or sesame oil
massaged into the scalp and allowed to sit for 20 minutes has
been used by aroma therapists to stimulate the scalp.
Once the mixture is in the scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair
and scalp with your normal shampoo mixed with three drops of bay
essential oil. Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of
minutes a day can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles
and in mild cases stimulate some hair growth.
Studies have shown Saw Palmetto extract is an effective
anti-androgen and therefore there is promise for its
effectiveness as an effective treatment for hair loss
prevention. Women who take Saw Palmetto should cease doing so
when taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy.
Nettles are rich in vitamins A and C, several key minerals and
lipids that can be beneficial to the hair. Nettle Root Extract
has been used successfully in Europe as an inhibitor of 5-alpha
reductase in treating BPH. As mentioned earlier, 5-alpha
reductase is a key component in turning testosterone into DHT,
the substance that causes the atrophy of hair follicles.
Therefore there is great promise in its use as a component in
natural hair loss treatments. Nettle Root Extract is available
at health food stores over the counter, and has few side
Rosemary and sage are two herbs that have shown benefit
traditionally when used externally. It is suggested that to
promote a clean scalp, stimulation of the hair root, and
thickening hair one should boil together in water rosemary,
sage, peach leaf, nettle and burdock. Then strain the loose
herbs from the liquid and use the liquid to wash the hair
Aloe Vera has been used by Native Americans, Indians and many
in the Caribbean to promote healthy hair and prevent hair loss.
Aloe’s positive effects on the skin are well known, and likewise
it can help the scalp by healing it and balancing the pH level
of the scalp while cleansing the pores. A common preparation of
Aloe Vera gel with a small amount of wheat germ oil and coconut
milk is used as a shampoo and has traditionally shown great
Of course, if you do not want to go through the trouble of
concocting your own formulas, similar products, or products
containing these ingredients, may be found in the health food
store if one does some searching.
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