There are two schools of thought on hair loss. Natural treatments and everything else. We all know that many people, men especially, will spend thousands and thousands of dollars and tolerate severe pain just to see themselves with hair again. The natural school of thought is much less painful and pleasant.
There are some lifestyle changes you can make to help your hair loss such as exercise and massage. Both increase blood flow to the area and encourage hair growth. There are also many natural herbs that prevent hair loss available at your local health food store.
Saw Palmetto extract is one of the more popular remedies you hear about. It is also called Serenoa. There is a connection between hair loss and the prostate for many men and saw palmetto works to fight prostatic disease which is a cause of androgentic alopecia. It has been proven to be more effective than Finasteride (a prescription drug). If you are a woman on hormone therapy or oral contraceptives do not take saw palmetto.
Rosemary and Sage have shown benefits when used externally. They are known for stimulating hair growth and enhancing dark hair (which would make it look thicker). Boil them in water, strain and use the liquid to wash your hair daily.
Nettle root extract is also used for hair growth. Nettles are rich in vitamins A and C, minerals and lipids. It is used as a natural her to prevent hair loss and in Europe as a treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).
Henna is excellent for the maintenance of healthy hair. It heals the hair shaft, seals the cuticle and prevents breakage and loss of shine.
Two other less heard of but effective natural herbs to prevent hair loss are Lemon grass and Capsicum. Lemon grass stabilizes oil production in the scalp and increases volume and body of the hair. Capsicum is a type of pepper (very hot) that stimulates hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp. It is said to increase hair growth by at least half.
So if you think you are beginning to lose your hair, or you are pretty sure you already are try some natural herbs to prevent hair loss before your go the more expensive and pain full route.