The use of natural organic herbs for healing and cosmetic benefit has been around since the first humans. Unfortunately, the practice was once considered to be witchcraft and the knowledge faded from memory. In recent decades however, the old lore has been brought back into widespread use.
One of the questions popular today, is if herbs can enhance hair growth. The fact is there are many different types of herbs that will make hair grow. Many of these herbs have multiple benefits for your hair, and your overall health and well-being.
A few of the most common herbs include:
- Rosemary – This herb has a variety of uses, and is frequently linked with hair growth. It is believed that rosemary can help to make hair lustrous and supple. Rosemary also helps to prevent dandruff, which is known to cause and accelerate hair loss. You can either include rosemary in your diet, or you can create a hair treatment from rosemary leaves by simmering the leaves in water for 10 minutes. Throw away the leaves, pour the cooled rosemary water over your hair, and then rinse it out with cool water.
- Chamomile – In addition to having a soothing and calming essence, Chamomile is proven to have many healing properties. Many holistic practitioners recommend an infusion of chamomile be used as a hair rinse after washing hair to soothe an itchy scalp, which is irritating and contributes to hair loss.
- Horsetail – Used in a tea, ingested with food, or mixed in with shampoo, Horsetail stimulates and improves hair growth.
- Birch Oil – This oil works best when mixed in with shampoo, and can also be mixed with other oils and applied to the hair or scalp. Birch oil is believed to assist current hair growth, encourage new hair growth, and condition and protect the hair against airborne pollutants and elements.
- Ginkgo – Ginkgo is used for a variety of different things, including hair follicle stimulation. This herb is known to help with blood circulation—something very important to the entire body, as well as for hair growth.