For centuries, herbs have been used to treat many ailments, and
to maintain a healthy body. In China, benefits of herbs have been
well documented throughout the centuries. On the other hand, in
western countries, the use of herbs for therapies is beginning to
be recognized. Herbs are more natural, safer, effective and gentle
when used appropriately when compared to synthetic products.
In hair care, herbs can stimulate hair growth and can prevent hair loss. Shampoos, conditioners, and serums can give your hair that lustrous sheen and that healthy bounce; however, herbs can do the same for you. The advantages when using herbs includes preventing damaging side-effects of harmful chemicals and that it is cost effective.
Below is a list of some herbs often used in caring for the hair.
- Chamomile - This herb is a remedy for damaged and dry hair. When used as a conditioner it will help restore shine and bring out the natural highlights for blondes. As it restores shine, it also strengthens the hair to prevent breakage, tangling and split ends.
- Rosemary - This herb is considered effective for those suffering from dandruff. It helps by nourishing your dry and flaky scalp, and slows down premature hair loss and graying.
- Sage - This herb is another alternative to Burdock and Chamomile.
It remedies hair scalp problems such as excessive oil, and other
infections of the scalp. It is said to restore color to gray hair
prevents hair loss.
- Aloe Vera -This herb is known to treat and prevent hair loss.
The enzymes contained in the herb stimulate the growth of new
- Burdock Root - The herb's root oil or Bur Oil treat scalp problems as well. It particularly helps get rid of itching and dandruff as it also improves hair strength, restores shine and reverses thinning.
There are other herbs that can best suit your hair care needs. Keep in mind that best results to healthy hair may be attributed to proper use of herbs, good diet, and appropriate hair care regimens.