Hair loss is a common cosmetic issue for both men and women. Research shows that only in the US, 21 million women are suffering from hair loss.
Although hair loss is usually linked to genetics, other factors contribute as well. These include hormonal imbalances or changes, menopause, stress, weight loss, pregnancy or even an illness such as thyroid disease.
The market is loaded with products designed to stimulate hair regrowth and many people opt for hair replacement therapies, which, needless to mention, cost a fortune.
However, homemade remedies, such as the shampoo recipe we recommend here, can be extremely beneficial for preventing hair loss and stimulating healthy new hair growth. And all you need are three ingredients you can get at the local pharmacy.
Shampoo For Hair Loss
Step 1: Shampoo Base
The first thing you do is buy a good natural shampoo with a neutral pH. These types of shampoos are generally milder, like baby shampoos. For optimal results, look for find a shampoo that is free of chemicals, especially laurel sulphates.
Step 2: Essential Oils
Aside from the shampoo base, you also need lemon and rosemary essential oils as these are extremely beneficial for treatment of hair loss. Add a few drops of each into the shampoo base.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemons improve your health on many levels. For one thing, this citrus fruit eliminates toxins from the body, stimulates lymph drainage, restores energy, purifies your skin and has powerful anti-microbial properties. The essential oil also provides a number of medicinal properties including antiseptic and antifungal properties.
As an added bonus, lemon oil has a wonderfully fresh and invigorating scent that makes your hair smell beautiful.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Aside from being used for cooking, rosemary oil is highly invigorating oil abundant in numerous antioxidants that treat thinning and premature graying hair.
This essential oil not only promotes blood flow to the scalp, but also stimulates hair follicles growth. It has proved beneficial for both oily hair and dandruff. The thing is rosemary neutralizes the excess oil produced by the sebum glands. Moreover, it unclogs pores that can cause dry, itchy skin on your scalp. All in all, essential rosemary oil promotes healthy, strong hair growth.
Step 3: Vitamin E
Vitamin E is the last ingredient you need for this powerful homemade healthy hair treatment.
You can obtain it in the form of capsules or as oil. If you use oil, add about 10 drops. If you have capsules, break open two capsules and squeeze the oil into your shampoo.
According to dermatologists, vitamin E is one of the most powerful, fat-soluble antioxidants available that repairs damaged hair follicles, prevents tissue corrosion, and promotes healthy hair growth. One study found that people who take vitamin E as a supplement see a 34% increase in hair growth. Another study showed that vitamin E may even reverse male pattern baldness and increase hair growth by 42%.
Vitamin E works on several levels when used topically – it promotes new hair growth by rejuvenating hair follicles, prevents hair loss, strengthens hair, improves volume and prevents premature graying. Plus, it prevents inflammatory scalp issues including dandruff and dry, scaly skin.
How to Use Your Healthy Hair Shampoo
Add 2-3 drops of essential lemon oil with 2-3 drops of essential rosemary oil and 2 capsules of vitamin E oil to your shampoo. Gently mix it by slowly turning the bottle up and down.
Use this homemade shampoo mix to wash your hair 3-4 times a week. Apply a small amount to your scalp massaging for a few minutes. Then let it act for couple of more minutes.
In the end, wash it off. New hair will start growing in less than a month. For best results, continue using this shampoo even after you see new hair growing.