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Hair care through herbs and supplements

Updated at: Jun 01, 2016
Home Remedies
Written by: Arka Roy ChowdhuryPublished at: Feb 04, 2013
Hair care through herbs and supplements

You can apply herb solutions to your hair and scalp directly or ingest them to get healthy, shiny hair. Find some herbs and supplements here which can help you to take care of your hair.

Herbs are unique ingredients for natural hair treatments that can work to give you strong, healthy hair, treat dandruff, restore shine and help stimulate hair growth. Here are some herbs and supplements to help you don luscious and healthy hair.

herbs for healthy hair



It is used to colour hair naturally and is well known as a good conditioner for hair. It is supposed to cure hair fall and gives shine to dull lifeless hair.


Aloe vera

It prevents hair loss and promotes healthy growth. It cleans and heals the scalp.





Juice of this herb is also found to be quite beneficial to stop hair loss.



It is known as one of the best herb for invigorating hair growth.


Algae extract

Sea weeds are known to have high levels of essential amino acid, minerals and vitamins. There are thousands of species of sea weeds and about 400 of them are used in medicine, health supplement and skin care. Sea weeds such as Atlantic Kelp, Himanthalia Elongata are used as hair growth remedies. They act as antioxidants by reducing and healing scalp and hair problems. Since they are rich in amino acids which are the building blocks of hair, they aid in hair growth.




Chanelled wrack (pelvetia canaliculata extract)

It is obtained from a sea weed and has potent antioxidant properties comparable to vitamin E which can help revitalize and renew hair growth. It prevents testosterone binding factors that can lead to hair loss. It is used in herbal hair products as it promotes hair growth and thickness.


Ginkgo biloba

Widely used herbal remedy for various kinds of problems, improved circulation of blood being among them. This herb is recommended by herbalists who believe that hair loss can be cured with improved blood circulation to the head.




Green Tea (camellia sinesis)

This herb is known to reduce male pattern baldness and stimulate hair growth if taken on a daily basis.


Stinging nettle (urtica diocia)

This herb is very potent as it blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT which is the main cause of hair loss. This herb is better when used with palmetto or pygeum.


Saw palmetto (seranoa repens)

This herb is quite popular for its benefits of hair growth and slowing down of hair loss.


Pygeum (pygeum africanum)

This reduces male pattern baldness and stimulates hair growth just like green tea.





Another very popular herb which has been used in Asia for thousands of years. It promotes vascular circulation and regulating cellular metabolism. Is used in shampoo and hair tonic as it helps to nourish and strengthen hair.



It is known for stimulating blood circulation and hence preventing hair loss and re-growing hair.


Any herbal supplements which incorporate the above mentioned herbs in their ingredients can be used for hair loss and healthy hair.


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