Hair loss is a common cosmetic issue for both men and women. According to research, in the U.S. alone, there are 21 million women suffering from hair loss.
The market is full of products designed to stimulate hair regrowth and many people choose for hair replacement therapies, which is needless to mention, costs a fortune.
Even though hair loss is commonly related to genetics, other factors may contribute as well. These include hormonal imbalances or changes, menopause, stress, weight loss, pregnancy or even an illness such as thyroid disease.
If you’re losing around many strands of hair a day, don’t panic. It’s perfectly normal. The number can even go higher in the warmer months so don’t be upset.
Luckily, there are some homemade remedies, such as the shampoo recipe, that you can try that can extremely be helpful at stopping hair loss and stimulating healthy new hair growth. You just need these three ingredients:
Shampoo For Hair Loss
Step 1: Shampoo Base
The first thing you need to do is to buy a good natural shampoo with a neutral pH. These varieties of shampoos are generally milder just like baby shampoos. For best results, look for a shampoo that is free of chemicals, especially sodium lauryl sulfates.
Step 2: Essential Oils
Aside from the shampoo base, you also need rosemary and lemon essential oils because they are very useful in hair loss treatment. Add a few droplets of each into the shampoo base.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Aside from being used for cooking, rosemary oil is very refreshing oil and abundant in many antioxidants that treat weakening and premature grayish hair.
This essential oil does not only stimulate blood flow to the scalp but also stimulates hair follicles development. It has shown to be helpful for both oily hair and dandruff. The thing is, rosemary neutralizes the excess oil formed by the sebum glands, it cleans out pores that can be a reason of dry hair and itchy skin on your scalp. In general, essential rosemary oil promotes healthy and strong hair growth.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemons can improve your health on many levels. Another thing, this citrus fruit removes toxins from the body; restores energy, stimulates lymph drainage, purifies your skin and has powerful anti-microbial properties. Aside from these, it also distributes a number of medicinal properties as well as antiseptic and antifungal properties.
As a bonus, lemon oil has a wonderfully fresh and refreshing scent that makes your hair smell attractive.
Step 3: Vitamin E
Lastly, vitamin E is needed for this powerful homemade healthy hair treatment.
Vitamin E can be found in the form of capsules or as oil. If you take oil, add about 10 drops. If you have capsules, you just take two capsules and squeeze the oil into your shampoo.
According to dermatologists, as one of the most powerful, fat-soluble antioxidants, vitamin E can repair damaged hair follicles, avoids tissue corrosion and helps healthy hair growth. According to a study, people taking vitamin E as a supplement can see a 34% increase in hair growth. Furthermore, a separate study found that vitamin E may even reverse male pattern baldness and increase hair growth by 42%.
When used topically, vitamin E works on a number of levels– it supports fresh hair growth by rejuvenating hair follicles, strengthens hair, prevents hair loss, improves volume and prevents premature hair graying. Plus, it prevents inflammatory scalp issues as well as 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. Mix it gently by turning the bottle up and down.
Wash your hair 3 to 4 times a week using this homemade shampoo mix too. Put on a small amount to your scalp and massage for a few minutes. Then leave for a couple of more minutes.
Finally, wash it off. You’ll notice that new small hair strands will start growing in less than a month. For best results, continue using this shampoo even after you see new hair growing.