Every day we lose between 50 and 100 hairs, this is the natural hair renewal cycle. However, the loss sometimes exceeds 100 hairs per day. Hormonal changes, change of season, painful hairstyle, cold, wind, stress … There are several causes of hair loss – the medical term for hair loss. Here are five natural remedies that can make a big difference.
1. Scalp revitalization massage
In addition to the relaxing aspect, massage promotes blood circulation and eliminates toxins. But be careful, it’s not that simple… Technically you don’t have to “rub” the scalp but “move the skin of the skull gently with your fingertips”. And you should massage in the direction of blood circulation from the neck to the forehead. Then, on the temporal aspect, you should never massage while shampooing. On the other hand, you can do this on dry or damp hair for 2 to 3 minutes. The so-called fill-in massage is often performed in a hairdressing salon. It consists in placing the pillows of the fingers slightly spaced on the scalp, pressing firmly and making a rotational movement over the area; Before moving on to the next stage to cover the entire head.
2. Plants to promote hair growth
In addition to its many health benefits, rosemary is also recommended for hair growth and against the appearance of premature white hair! Usage is simple: just wash your head daily with rosemary water. Field horse tail, also known as “fox tail,” has the peculiarity of being loaded with iron, selenium, and silica, all of which promote hair growth. You can prepare it as an infusion: 4 tablespoons of dried horsetail leaves to soak for ten minutes. To drink noon and evening after meals for a short month. It also works with a nettle infusion: 4 handfuls of nettle leaves to infuse for ten minutes. Note that you can also use it in the oil to massage your scalp after filtering it.
3. Follow a healthy hair diet
As usual, a healthy body starts from within. It is therefore necessary to follow an optimal diet with foods rich in omega-3, protein, iron, zinc and silicon. Among the foods that promote the health of your hair, you can give preference to: oily fish (sardines, herring, mackerel, anchovies …), wholemeal bread, eggs, lentils, raw or steamed broccoli, red pepper. Vous trouverez du zinc dans les graines de citrouille, les huîtres fraîches, les noix du Brésil, les œufs… Quant au silicium, il est présent dans le concombre, la mangue, les cégumes feuillus verts, les les fés, les asparagus.
You can also use brewer’s yeast which is loaded with Vitamin B which is known for its beneficial effect on nail and hair growth. Sprinkle brewer’s yeast powder or flakes directly onto your dishes at a rate of 2 grams, three times a day for a month.
4. Hair mask with essential oils
Oils have a different and important role. Castor oil in particular contains nutrients that strengthen hair for healthy and rapid growth and act as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. Prepare a mixture of essential oils to add to each dose of shampoo. Mix 2 teaspoons of castor oil, 3 teaspoons of black cumin oil, 3 drops of lavender essential oils, 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and 1 drop of cedar, cypress, juniper, or St. Thomas essential oil. Mix 4 drops of the solution obtained with your dose of shampoo. Apply the mixture line by line with a dropper bottle to the root of your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes or overnight before shampooing (about 2/3 times a week). Please note that the solution should be stored in an amber glass bottle, away from light.
5. Supplements for a Global Action
Supplements, taken in the long term, provide a complete action on hair growth, growth and resistance. For an anti-hair loss effect, it is preferable to use food supplements containing carefully selected plants such as Montpellier capillaries or Venus hair (to slow down hair loss) and horsetail (for hair growth and resistance) but also vitamin B and zinc. Newer forms, such as chewing gum, promote regular intake for better results. The Forcapil range from Arkopharma has been dedicated to hair health for over thirty years. As a true French expert since 1980, the group is based in Carros in the heart of the Maritimes Alps. The Côte d’Azur site is the largest in Europe dedicated to phytotherapy products.
Be careful, however, if you feel you are losing a lot of hair, seek advice from your doctor.