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Which Herbs Can Help With Hair Loss

By Andrea Douglas
Herbs to Cure Hair Loss

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When talking about hair loss and the causes there are many different variables which come into play. It could be genetics, a medical condition or side effect, or even just your diet. If you typically dye, style, or treat your hair that could be another possibility of hair loss.

Using Herbs to Combat Hair Loss

Our hair is something that many of us take for granted. But what are you going to do when it’s gone, or starting to fall out? Many of us will turn to the easiest and commonly used solution which involves spending big bucks on chemical hair treatments to regrow hair. But what if there was a more natural solution to hair loss problems?

It’s been said that certain herbs can help reverse the effects of balding and even hair loss.

Stinging Nettle

A stinging nettle is a plant which can be found typically in North America and is also referred to as the Urtica Dioica, for those who are plant lovers. This plant is loaded with hair growing benefits which make it a perfect solution for your hair.

Stinging nettle helps in preventing the conversion of testosterone hormones into dihydrotestosterone. If you’ve been doing research into hair loss, then you’ll already know that dihydrotestosterone is the leading cause of hair loss. The stinging nettle can be taken in either pill form or as oil; both will show promising results.

Herbs for Hair Loss

If you wanted to make the oil yourself at home, it’s a very simple, but a long process. Put the leaves of the stinging nettle into a jar full of olive oil and store it in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

Leave them in the jar for about three weeks and make sure the jar is tightly sealed, so nothing gets out, or in. When the three weeks is up, you can apply the oil onto your scalp and hair. Make sure you do this regularly to see visible hair growth.


For hundreds of years, people have been using rosemary to solve their hair loss problems. It can also help with thinning and balding hair which makes it the perfect herb for almost everyone. This herb is most effective when you mix it with olive oil. It helps by improving the circulation of your scalp which results in hair growth.

Treating Hair Loss with Rosemary

It can also come in handy if you suffer from flaky or dry scalp. Regular application of the oil mixed rosemary will help prevent any premature graying which may occur as well as help nourish and strengthen your hair follicles directly from the scalp.


Along with smelling amazing, peppermint oil is also a timeless herbal remedy when it comes to treating hair loss and improving hair growth. Regular application of the peppermint oil on your hair and scalp will provide you with a cooling and soothing effect for your scalp.

Peppermint to Combat Hair Loss

This will, in turn, promote hair growth, improve blood circulation, and even bind the hair roots to the scalp securing your strands for strong, healthy hair.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is used for many different things such as relieving the sting of sunburn, even easing eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. In general, it’s just a miracle for your skin. So it was no surprise when people also found that it could be used to help prevent hair loss.

Aloe Vera Hair Loss

The aloe vera is similar to peppermint in the way of it also being able to promote better circulation and thereby aid in the regrowth of hair and binding the roots to the scalp. It will also help maintain the pH balance of your hair and open up the blocked pores to boost hair growth.

To make it more useful, you can also try mixing it with some coconut milk.


Not only a gorgeous flower but also a herb. Lavender is a well-associated herb when it comes to the treatment of hair loss. It can not only help boost hair growth, but it can also assist in the reduction of baldness.

This herb is known to have certain antibacterial properties making it able to help soothe and heal any skin irritations or infections on the scalp.

Herbs to Fight Hair Loss

It’s also effective when treating little annoyances like dandruff and dry scalp. Using lavender oil on your scalp will help rid you of any stress, tension, depression and even insomnia you may suffer from which is resulting in your hair loss.

Using it regularly will also help prevent hair loss and help promote the regrowth of your hair.

Relying on Herbs as a Solution for Hair Loss

The success of using herbs to combat hair loss varies depending on the situation. If one herb doesn’t work for you, we encourage you to try a different combination or speak with a medical professional on the causes of your hair loss.

It could be that the condition is untreatable through unconventional methods such as herbs and more traditional treatment options may need to be pursued.