For most of us hair loss and thinning begins when we enter our 40’s. It only seems to get worse as the years go on.
There are many shampoos and medications out there that may help, but they can be expensive.
Instead of those, we went on a search to find some of the best and easy home remedies you can try.
To Stop or Slowdown Shedding…
Add 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil to a dollop of shampoo and massage into scalp.
Let sit 5 minutes, then rinse.
Studies show antiseptic cedarwood dissolves dead skin cells that clog follicles and lead to fallout. Plus, its antifungal compounds kill dandruff-causing fungus. Both of these are good news for people struggling with hair loss. Whether due to stress, alopecia, aging, or illness, the effects of thin hair extend beyond physical well-being. We feel good when we look good and for most people, healthy hair is part of that equation.
To ‘Fill In’ Patchy Spots…
Combine 6 drops of peppermint oil with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and massage into scalp for 1 minute.
Let sit 20 minutes, then rinse. Mint’s menthol boosts circulation, putting hair follicles into an active growth phase so new strands can mask sparse areas.
Scientific research supports peppermint oil’s hair-growing superpowers. A 2014 mouse study showed the elongation of hair follicles and exceptional hair growth and thickening within one month of consistent topical application of peppermint oil.
While natural remedies have been used to treat hair loss for centuries, few have been scientifically evaluated in the way that peppermint oil has and far fewer show such positive results.
To Combat Breakage…
Stir 10 drops of rose essential oil into 2 tablespoons of olive oil and smooth over damp hair.
Let sit 15 minutes, then rinse. Rose’s emollient properties lock in moisture to fortify strands, thwarting the brittleness and breakage that make tresses look thin. Additionally, rosehip oil is believed to enhance scalp health, which would, in turn, promote healthier hair.
A 2015 study testing the efficacy of rosehip powder on facial skin suggested that it had substantial moisturizing benefits. Though more research is needed, if the results are correct, rosehip powder’s positive impact on facial skin would likely translate to the scalp, as well, thus encouraging healthy hair growth.