Hair loss, AKA alopecia is just one of the many hair problems that anyone can encounter. Hair is said to be a person’s crowning glory, so it follows that many people spend lots of money going to salons for weekly hair treatments.
The caveat however, is that salons typically use chemically formulated solutions to treat your hair. Not many actually use herbal hair treatment. One may have to search extensively to find such an offering.
The good news is you can create your own hair treatments at home. Not only is it safe, but cost-efficient as well. You can create a herbal hair treatment for many hair problems like split ends, hair loss, grey hair, and hair loss. You can also address scalp problems like itchy scalp, oily scalp, dandruff, and other scalp problems!
(Note that these solutions may not be 100% effective. Some may even cause irritation. Always consult a doctor before attempting any of these solutions yourself)
Solving Hair and Scalp Problems
Here are five solutions using natural and herbal hair treatments to get healthier hair and scalp.
Olive oil has natural moisturizing and protective properties that could coat the hair shaft and protect the hair’s natural keratin. The oil can protect the hair against sun damage, and make hair look shiny and sleek. Olive oil also has dandruff-fighting and exfoliating properties when mixed with lemon juice.
You can apply the oil to damp or dry hair and use it as a weekly treatment. Use two tablespoons to coat your hair. Cover with a shower cap for half an hour. Shampoo your hair thoroughly and rinse using cold water.
Use for: Damage, dull and frizzy hair condition. dandruff
Parsley can provide hair with luster, soothe scalp inflammation, stimulate hair growth, add moisture to the hair, and help cure dandruff. It is rich in essential vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants essential in fighting against free radicals.
Pour flax oil in an 8 oz. mason jar filled with organic parsley. Cover and store in a dark area for two weeks. Shake the mixture every day. Filter the infused oil and apply it to the hair liberally. Warm the parsley-infused hair oil before application. You can also use coconut oil if you do not have flax oil.
Use for: Dull hair, dry hair, and scalp; lacks hair volume, hair loss
Dandelion is rich in vitamins and various minerals that help nourish hair. It may be consumed or applied topically on hair to receive its full benefits. It contains B complex and vitamins A, C, and E to boost healthy hair growth. The rich iron content of dandelion helps in reducing and preventing dandruff. Other minerals like magnesium, potassium, and phosphate aid in promoting healthy scalp and hair growth. Dandelion gets rid of oily scalp and excess hair oils.
You can use dandelion roots or leaves and boil in water, then use it as a hair soak or hair rinse. You can infuse dandelion root in coconut oil to make a hair conditioning oil.
Use for: Dandruff, itchy scalp, oily scalp, dry hair
Thyme is loaded with magnesium, selenium, and potassium. This nutrient-rich herb promotes hair growth and stimulates hair follicles for hair regrowth.
It also has antiseptic and antifungal properties. These properties help prevent dandruff and maintain a healthy scalp. Thyme is often utilized as deep cleansing shampoo or simply as an essential oil for an herbal hair treatment. We stock similar herbal shampoos as well.
Mix three to five carrier oils such as jojoba or coconut oil with thyme essential oil. Massage the oil on the scalp for ten minutes daily. Leave on your head for an hour or overnight. You can buy thyme essential oil in stores that sell herbal products.
Use for: Hair loss, scalp problems, oily hair, dandruff
The ayurvedic herb hibiscus is rich in Vitamin C. It helps strengthen hair, boost the production of collagen, and stimulate hair growth. It is also loaded with amino acids, which add luster, shine, and volume to hair. The amino acids additionally keep hair roots healthy to reduce dandruff, hair damage, and brittleness.
Pick eight pieces each of hibiscus flowers and leaves. Grind them into a fine herbal paste. Heat a cup of coconut oil, and then add the herbal paste. Let it cool, then massage to hair and scalp for ten minutes. Leave for half an hour before rinsing.
Use for: Grey hair, white flakes, frizzy, brittle hair, hair loss