Natural beauty products are on the rise. It’s not just a fad. It’s a trend fueled by discoveries on how powerful and effective herbs are in treating various health and beauty issues, especially hair loss.
Fortunately, some of these herbal hair loss solutions used in expensive products have homemade versions you can try.
Moringa oleifera leaves from your trusty moringa tree is a superfood that’s packed with nutrients: amino acids, iron, zinc, Omega 3’s, vitamin C, vitamin E, and antioxidants.
Amino acids provide the building blocks for hair tissue growth. Iron helps transport oxygen from your blood to your scalp. And zinc supports follicle health and repair.
Moringa has omega 3’s, which are linked to increasing hair tissue growth. The antioxidants from vitamins C and E prevent—as well as repair—damage from oxidative stress damage.
How to use moringa
Moringa is versatile. You can add the fresh leaves to soups and dishes the same way you would spinach. You can also use the fresh leaves or powdered version for pasta sauces, smoothies, and bread.
To nourish your hair directly, use hair regrowth shampoos that use moringa as an active ingredient. You can also make a moringa hair mask, massage, and leave on your hair for at least 10 minutes before washing.
In countries like the Philippines where Moringa trees are abundant, you can find fresh moringa leaves in any market. If it’s not available, or if it’s expensive where you live, try the powdered version found in health stores.
Healing and soothing aloe vera
Back in the day, aunts and grandmothers applied aloe vera gel on their scalp before taking a shower. Today, aloe vera is in almost every personal care product in the market.
This is not a surprise as this green cactus is packed with vitamins A, B, C, E, and amino acids. It has healing, soothing and antibacterial properties. It remedies an itchy or oily scalp and strengthens hair. It also increases circulation that promotes hair growth.
How to use aloe vera
To use fresh aloe vera, cut a fleshy stem from your plant and scoop out its translucent gel. Rub and massage it on your scalp. Leave it for two hours and wash your hair in the shower.
Anyone can grow this cactus. Just cut a stem from one and plant it in another pot. It doesn’t need a lot of sunlight to thrive. Alternatively, you can also buy aloe vera gel from your favorite personal care store if you’re not confident about maintaining the indoor plant.
Like any other remedies, however natural, you’ll still need to check with your doctor before using them. You could be allergic to the substance; some people, for instance, have an allergic reaction to gel products with aloe vera. You may also be taking medication that could react negatively with a natural remedy.
You’ll find many other homemade herbal remedies that combat hair loss and promote hair regrowth. Why not try them out and turn them into your latest discovery?