Although this website is all about shampoo that helps grow hair and reduce thinning hair, no one treatment is a sure fire guarantee.
Sometimes, there are physiological or metabolical reasons why you are losing your hair. However, some of the shampoos and conditioners you can buy online have worked for many people and there are also a number of low cost, natural solutions for treating hair loss that you can try too.
So if you can’t afford to buy the best shampoo for hair growth, then these natural options might be a great idea to try.
Head and hair massage.
Massaging your scalp and head is a great way to simulate the hair follicles and therefore increase the chances that your hair will grow more. When you perform the massage, blood slow will increase in this area and can really help with your hair problems.
This is why you might find hairdressers massaging your scalp if you have ever been for a professional hair cut.
There are also electric massagers available too, which have settings and attachments that are suitable for massaging your head, but a simple massage using your hands and fingers is good enough. See if you can get someone else to do it for you, as this will be easier.
Check out this video for examples of how to perform a great head massage.
Aromatherapy and essential oils.
Although aromatherapy has been rubbished by many people and experts over the years, any natural oils and treatments that can help stimulate your scalp and hair can’t be bad – right?
Many aromatherapy specialists recommend using around 4 ounces of the following oils, massaged into the scalp and left to sit for around 20 minutes before being rinsed out.
- Almond oil
- Soybean oil
- Sesame seed oil
These simple and natural treatments are ideal for using at home. You can buy these essential oils online at Amazon if you wish.
Saw Palmetto Extract.
It has been found that in men, there is a link between the prostate and hair loss. The reason for the hair loss is the increase in levels of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which is produced as a male sex-hormone in the body.
In some men, it has been found that the part at the base of your hair inside the scalp can be sensitive to the levels of DHT and stop working properly when the levels rise. DHT can also cause this part of the hair to shrink, making the hair thinner and less healthy.
It has been discovered that Saw Palmetto is effective in reducing the levels of DHT. This in turn stops potential damage to your hair and can stop or reduce the risk of male pattern baldness.
Also, it is not just men that suffer from too high levels of DHT, as this chemical is also present in women. However, it is more common in men.
Saw Palmetto extract can be taken as capsules or as a liquid drink.
Extract of nettle roots.
You might think that nettles are just those annoying plants that you hurt yourself on all the time, but actually, they are very rich in Vitamin A and C and contains some key minerals that are good for your hair and scalp.
There are 2 different ways that nettle root can be applied to help with your hair problems.
It can be taken in capsule form (usually 500mg), which are available online or from health food shops across the world.
The other (and easier option) is to mix up the nettles in some water and leave them to soak for 24 hours. This will help the vitamins and minerals seep into the water, which can then be used direct to the hair and scalp (after the leaves have been drained).
Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera.
Jojoba is very mild and is a great treatment for anyone who suffers from eczema, dandruff or psoriasis of the scalp. These conditions, although not too serious, can cause damage to the scalp and stop hair from growing correctly.
The oil can be applied directly to the hair and scalp and works very well as a moisturiser, keeping your head in great shape, which will stimulate hair growth.
Like Jojoba, Aloe Vera is the perfect natural treatment for hair loss as it helps moisturise and balance the pH of your skin.
It is also very effective at keeping your pores clean, which is another good way of ensuring that your scalp in in the best shape to grow new hair.
You can also leave the oil on your hair for a longer period of time than shampoo, which will give you more benefits.
It’s not just for tattoo’s – Henna is great at healing hair and making your hair look amazing. It is a natural herb, found in India and helps prevent hair loss by repairing the cuticle, which will help protect your hair from any damage.
Henna has been used for thousands of years in India to treat and condition hair and is very effective as an all over hair treatment.
Cleansing and Detoxification.
One of the common themes I find when people talk about using any treatment for hair loss is that you need to keep your skin and body healthy and clean to get the most benefit.
If you have blocked pores in your scalp due to dirt, then hair cannot grow properly. Scalp diseases or problems such as blocked pores can be caused by toxins in your body and therefore, cleansing or detoxing can be an effective way to help treatment.
There are many ways to cleanse your body (from the inside) such as colonic irrigation or diet and there is no one method that is effective overall. If you think that a detox might help, then look at your diet and see which fatty foods can be removed.
Increasing the amounts of fruit and vegetables is also a good way to get your body in the best shape. You might not think that the food you are eating or your lifestyle is having an effect on your hair – but you would be surprised what effect a few weeks of late nights and junk food can do to your hair.
I am sure we are all aware of how horrid our hair looks after a few nights of living it up!
This can also be filed under the “what!?!” section of helping to reduce hair loss.
If you can keep fit, exercise regularly and make sure that you are looking after yourself, it will have benefits to your hair too. The increased blood flow whilst you are exercising will help stimulate your scalp and the extra oxygen you are taking in will help your body process the vitamins and minerals from your food better than before.
I think everyone knows that stress is bad for your hair. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and therefore help your hair grow!
So, there you have it – there are many different natural ways to help prevent hair loss and some which are free and don’t take up too much of your time either.
If you have any other recommendations or questions, please leave a comment below and we can discuss it.