Jan 14, 2013

Plants and Roots for healthy hair growth!

I love finding info-graphics such as these! This one really reenforces the importance of having a healthy diet in accordance to having healthy hair. Personally, I have used a number of these growth enhancers and have had great results. So, I  'Googled' each of these enhancers to see how it effects hair growth. See my findings below. Most of these roots, extracts, plants come in pill or oil form. Of course, check with your Doctor before starting any new health regimen:

Panax Ginsing - Panax ginseng is also reputed to enhance cell metabolism and stimulate blood flow, it is used to counter hair loss. (source)

Rosemary - Rosemary tea and rosemary oil are both used extensively in hair care routines for very good reasons. According to Organic Facts, rosemary stimulates hair follicles, causing hair to grow long and strong. Rosemary also combats premature hair loss and stops hair from falling out during brushing, shampooing or just daily living. (source)

Moringa Oil - Moringa oil is a popular natural supplement to increase the health and strength of the hair and scalp. It can be massaged into the hair and scalp and allowed to remain there for several minutes, delivering rejuvenating vitamins and minerals to the follicles of the hair and tissue of the scalp. Regular massage with this oil can help reduce split ends and dandruff. (source)

Lavender -  Regular usage is helpful in controlling hair fall and improving hair growth. Daily scalp massage with lavender oil will definitely ensure significant hair re-growth in a few months. You can use lavender oil for hair growth and get rid of problems like itchy scalp and dandruff as well. (source)

Coconut Oil - If you are a natural and not using coconut oil, you are missing OUT! Coconut oil is a huge blessing for your hair. It is one of the most effective conditioners ever and helps in regrowth of damaged hair. That’s why it is used in most hair care products. (source)

Peppermint Oil - (source)
  • Scalp Health: Peppermint oil is a natural astringent and helps to balance your scalps acid mantle. It can also normalize sebum production and protect against oily skin.
  • Hair Growth: Because of its ability to relax blood vessels and stimulate blood flow to hair follicles, peppermint oil has also been used to stimulate hair growth.
Lemon Grass - Applying lemongrass essential oil to hair directly is a sure way to promote hair growth and maintain healthy hair. For this, make sure a diluted oil is used (2 - 4 drops in ½ cup warm water). This essential oil is a valuable component in homemade shampoo recipe as it increases the aroma and quality of shampoo. (source)
Aloe - Aloe vera can be used to treat a number of hair ailments such as dandruff and hair loss, or simply as a means to boost hair's moisture and shine. It is recommended that aloe vera be used for a minimum of two to three months to receive its full benefits. (source)

Centella Asiatica - Centella Asiatica is said to improve circulation in your veins and capillaries and to stimulate hair and nail growth. (source)

Zingiber Officinale - is the same as ginger.

So there you have it! What do you plan to add to your 2013 hair care regiment? Let us know on our Facebook Page.
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