Herbs for Healthy Hair
Hair is a reflection on the overall condition of your body. A healthy strand of hair should stretch by about 30% before it breaks. Hair is dead protein once it has appear from your scalp. A healthy and well-nourished body reflects in bouncy and healthy hair. Herbs can help all types of hair stay healthy and attractive. There are lots of natural herbs for hair available or in fact being used since hundreds of years by the different countries all over the world. The list of regularly used herbs includes Aloe, Arnica, Birch, Burdock, Catmint, Chamomile, Horsetail, Licorice, Marigold, Nettles, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Southernwood, Stinging nettle, Psoralea seeds, Mulberries and Oyster. Soy is also equally important in preventing the hair loss.
Massage the scalp with warm almond or olive oil. Take half cup of clean water and two egg yolks, beat egg yolks in a cup of water. Use it as a massage on the scalp and hair for 5-10 minutes. Leave it for a few minutes and rinse hair with Luke warm water. After this again rinse with a paste of water and apple cider vinegar. If your hair is very dry, infusions of elderflower, parsley or sage is a great home remedy for dry, frizzy hair and it will calm the frizz and restore moisture. Greasy or oily hair will benefit from a rinse made with lemon balm, rosemary, lavender or mint. Add a teaspoon of lavender oil to the coconut oil and heat it for few seconds. Massage the scalp at night and shampoo the hair next morning. Essential fatty acids found in Evening Primrose oil and Flax Seed oil can restore hair growth.
Collagen that is so essential for luxurious hair is found in Silica. Zine (30 mg) can boost thyroid function and reduce hair loss that comes from an underactive thyroid. Butterfly Pea herb has been used in ancient Thai herbal medicine to treat hair loss and prematurely grey hair for many decades. Amla is very useful for restoring the normal acid in hair such as the balance of alkaline. Reetha and Shikakai is very useful and powerful for healthy hair. One should drink large quantity of water, unsweetened fruit juice and herbal teas for healthy hair. Avoid or minimize excessive use of alcohol as it dilate blood vessels and increase flow of blood to the tissues. The right shampoo should remove the sebum that is secreted by the scalp.
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