List of Best Natural Herbs for Hair

Hair care products made with chemicals and harmful ingredients have various side effects. Instead of using chemically enriched products, you should try natural products. There are hundreds of herbs and other natural products found in nature that can be used in hair to keep them healthy, stronger, longer, beautiful and shiny. Also while using natural herbs; you do not have to worry about side effects. 

Herbs for hair

Following are some of the best herbs for healthy hair growth.

Ginseng:

The herb helps the body to adapt to stress, which is one of the prime reasons behind hair loss. It also improves the absorption of oxygen by blood thus improving the blood circulation. This herb has also been found beneficial in treating the issue of excessive hair loss. Another benefit of ginseng is hair softening.

Rosemary:

This natural antioxidant herb helps in stimulating the hair follicles and improving hair growth rate. It helps in controlling premature hair loss as well as premature graying hair. It is also for dry scalp that often results in dandruff.  People also use this herb regularly to get relief from itchy scalp. 

Nettle:

The main benefit of this herb includes improving the texture of hair. It also increases blood flow to the scalp and help oxygen reach the hair follicles. It also blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT. It is a known fact that when the level of DHT is more it causes the problem of hair loss in both men and women.  It is also an effective natural herb to solve the problem of dandruff. 

Aloe Vera:

This is a great natural product that helps in faster hair growth. When applied directly to the scalp it opens the closed pores on the scalp. When pores are open it allows hair follicles to grow at a rapid speed. The moisturizing property of Aloe Vera helps a lot in the treatment of itchy scalp and dandruff.

Chamomile:

This herb is a rich source of vitamin A, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and manganese, which are essential nutrients for healthy hair. The antiseptic quality of this herb helps in preventing the formation of dandruff on the scalp. It also strengthens and revitalizes hair. People with blond hair, can use this herb to lighten the color of their hair naturally with time.

Jojoba:

The oil derived from the seeds of jojoba plant has got moisturizing as well as emollient properties. Jojoba oil when used for scalp massages help in disintegrating the crusted sebum build-up on the scalp which can lead to hair breakage and even severe hair loss. It also conditions your hair and prevents it from looking brittle and dull.

Ginkgo Biloba:

This anti-allergic herb helps to increase the blood circulation to the scalp along with other parts of the head. Due to improved blood circulation to the scalp, hair will get all the essential nutrients required for proper hair growth. This herb is also used in the treatment of various diseases like thrombosis, Reynaud’s phenomenon and hair loss which mainly happens due to inadequate blood supply to the scalp.

Dandelion:

With the goodness of vitamin A, B-complex, C, and E, this herb helps a lot in hair growth. It also has biotin, choline, inositol, calcium, potassium, iron, linolenic acid, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, potash, resins, proteins and sulfur which are good for hair growth. You can enjoy the benefits of this herb by regularly eating a fresh salad made of this herb.

Burdock:

This herb is a rich source of vitamin E, types of vitamin B and many minerals such as copper, iron, manganese, zinc, sulfur. It also has the goodness of biotin and tannins in it. The anti-bacterial and antifungal properties of this herb are very beneficial in various hair restoration treatments. This herb also helps in solving problems like scalp irritations, hair thinning and so on. Regular massage of scalp with this herb can improve the blood circulation to the scalp. 

Saw Palmetto:

This is a healing medicinal herb which is used extensively worldwide for the treatment of male pattern baldness, a very common hair problem faced by men. Also this herb is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and hair problems caused due to excess DHT (male hormone) production.

Parsley:

Parsley is a very common herb used in day to day cooking. A rich source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, iron, calcium, potassium and manganese, parsley helps a lot in hair growth. This herb is also rich in anti-oxidant properties as well. The oil of parsley herb can be used to solve the issue of hair loss as well as scalp dryness. Daily application of this herbal oil on scalp can improve the texture of your hair.

Horsetail:

Silica is one of the elements available in horsetail plant that can help in promoting new hair growth. The potassium, manganese and selenium available in this herb also encourage hair growth. All these elements work together to strengthen hair follicles and improving the blood circulation to the scalp area. Regular use of this herb can even make your hair feel smooth and shiny.

Indian Gooseberry:

A very rich source of vitamin C, Indian gooseberry can promote healthy hair growth. This herb is very useful in preventing premature graying of hair. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of this herb have positive impacts on hair growth. Also the exfoliating and anti-bacterial properties keep the scalp clean and healthy and thus promoting hair growth.

Arnica (Mountain Tobacco):

The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of the herb are known for years. This herb can control the formation of dandruff. It also stimulates hair follicles making hair stronger and thus solving the problem of hair loss. It also acts as an antibiotic which can be useful in treating various types of scalp infection. Premature graying of hair can also be controlled with this herb arnica.

Henna:

Henna is a popular herb with huge hair benefits. It prevents hair loss by making the hair roots stronger. It is also a good conditioner and a natural colorant. People having gray hair can use henna to dye their hair. The paste of henna power when used on the scalp can solve the problem of dandruff, ringworm and even head lice.

Some More Herbs:

These are just some of the best natural herbs that have been used by people for years. Their benefits for hair growth are well known. There are also other herbs also that are good for your hair. Such herbs include Sage, Birch, Eclipta Alba, Licorice Root, Pygeum, Propercia, Catmint, Psoralea seeds, Mulberries and Marigold. You can even try these herbs also. 

To conclude, nature is a good source to solve any issue related to the health of your hair. Look around yourself and you will come across some herb that can be useful for your hair growth.


2 Responses to “List of Best Natural Herbs for Hair”

  1. Jasmin says:

    I have a question…. How do i use the above to treat my hair?

  2. H.B. Pattskyn says:

    Most of the above herbs are readily available as tea (you may need to check a health/natural food store).

    You can either make a rinse out of a tea, to use as part of your regular washing routine (I rinse last thing, and don’t wash it out: I use chamomile to bring out my highlights and horsetail for strength). You can also mix any of the above into a base of yogurt and egg for a great deep conditioning pre-poo treatment. Leave on anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour (or longer). Any time you use egg as a conditioner, rinse it out with lukewarm water. If the egg cooks, it’s a mess to get out (not impossible, just unpleasant!)

    Indian gooseberry goes by the name “amla” in Middle Eastern grocery stores. It comes as a powder that is mixed with water. It makes a great facial scrub, too. Amla will darken hair slightly (but when used as a scrub, it’s not on the skin long enough to darken). Amla is very high in vitamin C.

    Rosemary will also darken hair a little.

    Other great pre-poo conditioners are avocado and banana. Some people like oils (olive, avocado, hemp seed, grape seed, etc.)

    What you use on your hair will largely depend on what kind of hair you have, and what it needs. And remember, what you put into your body is twice as important as what you put on it. Lots of water and a healthy diet (or a good supplement) contribute hugely to beautiful hair.

    Good luck!

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