Many people who are going bald slip into denial as reality gradually sets in. Every tactic from the infamous “comb-over” to spending exhausting hours in the mirror trying to hide their hair loss is implemented. Since ancient times, wigs and toupees have been used to help cover up the obvious.
Hair loss is mainly experienced by men; however, women suffer from it as well. Regardless of who you are or what medical or genetic condition is the cause, this can be a painful experience for many.
Understand it’s not your fault, as you can most likely thank your genetic makeup for your baldness.
Natural Remedies For Baldness
Rosemary Scalp Massage Recipe
Rosemary has been relied on for millennia by men and women alike to stimulate hair growth. Naturopaths often suggest doing a nightly scalp massage with 2 parts olive oil to one part rosemary oil.
Any kind of scalp massage will stimulate blood flow to the area, delivering a host of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and oxygen via the blood. This nourishes the hair follicles and can help stimulate hair growth.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Natural ways to fight hair loss have become increasingly popular, and saw palmetto is the top choice as far as herbs go for treating baldness. It works by preventing testosterone, a male sex hormone, from converting into DHT or dihydrotesterone. DHT is a hormone that can lead to male pattern baldness due to its ability to kill off hair follicles. Saw palmetto is a natural herb that blocks the formation of DHT.
Liquorice (Glycerrhiza glabra)
Liquorice also contains one particular compound that prevents testosterone from converting to DHT. Liquorice root is available at health food stores. It is delicious, reminiscent of black liquorice flavor with a sweet aftertaste. You can take it as a relaxing tea, candy, supplement, or tincture. Some people add the cooled brewed tea to their shampoo and create a baldness prevention treatment.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) and Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza)
Asian red sage, known as Danshen, and common sage have been mentioned for centuries as hair preservatives. Sage extracts are commonly found in a variety of hair rinses and shampoos. It is often used to maintain hair color and is a popular rinse among brunettes and those with darker hair tones.
Sesame is an old Chinese treatment that has been used for hair loss for thousands of years. You can add roasted sesame seeds to your salads and stir-fry’s or cook with sesame oil to enjoy these dietary benefits.
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)
This is another popular Chinese medicine remedy. Safflower oil can be rubbed into the scalp.
Alternatively, you can grind up a few seeds and add the powder to your favorite shampoo. The safflower acts as a vasodilator and opens up blood vessels.
Horsetail (Equisetum, various species)
Horsetail is rich in silica and selenium. These minerals help stimulate circulation to the scalp.
When you are unsure of what to do when you start going bald or if you’ve already exhausted all of the many available treatment options, consider embracing your new image. Owning your baldness can be a very empowering and attractive stance to take.
Deciding not to hide behind your baldness and learning to love and accept yourself for who you are and letting go of the image baggage can be a liberating thing to do. Confidence, success, and self-esteem does not come from your hair; it comes from within.