Hair loss or alopecia is not really a life-threatening sickness - but its effects could very well lead to one. If you have hair loss, you become more self-conscious of how you look and what other people might say behind your back, and worse yet - right in front of you. It could give you stress and could trigger a low self-esteem and low self-confidence. The person affected by it may feel insecure and downright ugly. As a matter of fact, those who suffer from hair loss spend billions of dollar each year to combat their hair loss dilemma. They try different remedies that ranges from drugs, vitamins, special shampoos and creams. But to their dismay, it does not help very much.
It helps a little, but usually only for a short period of time. Fortunately there are available herbs for hair loss that you could use at home. Plus, they are not as expensive as the other hair loss remedies in the market. These herbs are believed to reduce the rate of hair loss and at the same time they can stimulate new hair growth. Here are some of them:
Seaweed such as Atlantic Kelp, Himanthalia Elongata are actually used as hair growth remedies. These seaweeds act as anti-oxidant to be able to reduce and heal damages to the scalp and hair. They also provide a rich source of essential building blocks (e.g. amino acids and vitamins) to help in the process of hair growth and it adds shine to the hair.
Channelled Wrack (Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract)
The Channelled Wrack is derived from seaweed (Phaeophyta). This seaweed contains isoflavones, have potent antioxidant properties that can help to revitalize, renew and refresh the skin of the scalp. It also inhibits the production of testosterone binding factors that can lead to hair loss in women. In addition, it promotes hair growth and also improves hair thickness.Herbs For Hair Loss
Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diocia)
This herb blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT --- this is actually the main cause of hair loss in men.
The gel that comes from this plan is known for its ability to calm and relax irritated skin and it also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. If you massage the Aloe Vera gel onto the scalp, the gel will restore the PH balance of the hair. It also seals in the moisture content of the hair. It stimulates hair production and protects the scalp at the same time.
The use of these herbs as alternatives to treat hair loss has been proven long before the invention of drugs and sophisticated treatment for hair loss.
There is no miracle herb that will completely and quickly restore the full head of hair, but herbs will definitely help balancing the body and supplying the needed macro- and micro-nutrients.