Best Herbs for Hair Growth

If you are a fan of hair style, hair growth and adding volume to your hair, then you most probably are familiar with many beauty products that work with your hair.

In most cases, the first and most important thing to tackle is the hair growth, because long and voluminous hair is beautiful and has many varieties of hair style.

Hair thinning and hair fall can be caused by several different factors. Among them is an unhealthy diet and as you grow old. Although there are many hair products that can work with that, it’s always good to choose the natural way. So here are 7 herbs for hair growth that you can look into.

1. Aloe Vera

When it comes to beauty and hair care, aloe vera sits high in the list of natural treatments. One possible cause of hair loss and lack of volume is due to dead skin cells that can clog hair follicles. Aloe vera dissolves the dead skin cells and particles that cause this. Plus, aloe vera also contains the same molecular structure as keratin, which is a protein for hair and skin care.

2. Amla

Amla is an Indian Gooseberry that helps in mass producing collagen, through its natural antioxidants and vitamin C. Collagen helps in accelerating hair growth and it increases the hair strength as it does.

3. Basil

Hair strength plays an important role in keeping the hair thick and voluminous. Basil, a herb that is rich in magnesium, helps the hair in many ways including strengthening the hair from breakage and stimulating the growth of new hair.

4. Bhringraj

Bhringraj is an ancient Ayurvedic herb that is used for many centuries and helps in stimulating hair growth. More commonly known as ‘maka’, this herb is used by applying on the scalp and it promotes scalp health, which is an important factor in hair growth.

5. Fenugreek

Fenugreek herb is rich in vitamins that improve circulation in the scalp and hair follicles. It is also known to stimulate hair production and hair growth. Fenugreek is used by soaking in water overnight and grounding it into powdery bits. Apply directly to the scalp or mix with Greek yoghurt for best results.

6. Hibiscus

A flower rich in antioxidants and vitamins, Hibiscus has all benefits for the hair. It helps with hair growth, strengthening the hair, preventing breakage and also preventing dandruff. When used regularly (either fresh or dried flowers), it can make the hair look fresh and help in hair growth while warding off dandruff.

7. Rosemary

Rosemary is one of the most popular and widely used herbs for hair growth and scalp maintenance because of its effectiveness for hair care. It is rich in vitamins, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties that will help you maintain the hair and stimulate hair growth.

A healthy, bouncy and voluminous hair is an asset and a great way to make you look young. Keep your hair healthy and beautiful with these natural beauty secrets.

Author BioDr Vihang Sharma MBBS DACCO (Monash University), is a skilled and well respected Cosmetic Doctor. He writes regularly for various media outlets and his own personal blog, sharing his experiences and knowledge as a cosmetic doctor. Dr. Sharma is an unbiased practitioner is devoted his life to patient care in the field of aesthetic medicine at Skin Club.