Phytotherapy has numerous successful recipes when it comes to the growth, toning and regeneration of the hair. It’s true that you can’t see the results immediately, but with patience, you will see the results after a longer period of time.
The preventive measures are extremely important and they must be used both internally and externally. The specialists recommend the following procedures:
– Washing the hair every 8 – 10 days
– Brushing your hair 3 – 4 times per day with a natural hair stiff brush
– Avoiding scented shampoos that are rich in de-greasing detergents and will eliminate the natural sebum. This way, they will make the hair weaker.
Recipes for Strengthening the Hair
There are numerous plants that have the role to strengthen the hair roots and activate the blood circulation in the scalp. Through these effects, the medicinal plants help with the regeneration of the hair.
Homemade Egg Shampoo. The persons who are disposed to give up on using regular shampoo can try this natural alternative. The egg yolk is the best remedy for nourishing and strengthening the hair. Whisk 2 egg yolks (you can even mix them with a little bit of olive oil) and apply the paste all over the hair. Damp the hair before applying the mixture. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then cleanse the hair with lukewarm water.
Burdock Recipes. Prepare a concoction with 3 tablespoons of burdock root and ½ liters of water. Let it boil for 30 minutes. Use the liquid to rub the scalp and the hair twice a day, in the morning and evening. Dry the hair without cleansing it. The tincture made of burdock roots is also effective. You can get it from the healthy food stores or you can prepare it at home. Soak 20 grams of burdock roots in 100 ml of 60-degree alcohol. Strain it and rub the scalp and at the end, rub it with a rough towel.
Birch Tea. Prepare an infusion of 2 – 3 tablespoons of birch leaves and ½ liters of water. Rub the scalp with 50 ml of the warm infusion. Do this 2 – 3 times per day.
– 30 g burdock roots
– 30 g birch leaves
– 20 g nettle roots
– 20 g elecampane roots
Cayenne pepper tincture
Prepare a concoction out of 3 tablespoons of this herbal mixture and 500 ml of water. Let them boil for 15 minutes. After it has cooled down, you can add the cayenne pepper that you can prepare from 10 grams of dried cayenne pepper and 100 ml of 7-degree alcohol. Use 10 – 15 ml of the mixture to rub the scalp twice a day. This mixture can irritate the eyes, so use it carefully.
Supplements and Foods. According to the traditional Chinese medicine, hair loss can be caused by a vegetable protein deficiency or an animal protein excess. Therefore, some of the recommended foods for hair strengthening are:
– Flaxseed oil (500 mg, 2 – 3 times per day)
– Raw seeds
– Vitamin E and selenium (100 – 200 mg, once a day)
– Eggs and cheeses (if you don’t have high cholesterol)
– Fresh vegetables and fruits
– Light proteins (white fish, chicken breast etc.)