Effective hair loss treatments are hard to come by unlike the plethora of lotions, oils, and other products available in the market, which provide no relief.
Herbal products on the other hand are far more effective. Take for instance sage and rosemary – they have been used for centuries in the Mediterranean region to counter hair loss. Generally, it is applied topically. Although not much scientific research has been carried out on their effectiveness – rosemary does contain antiseptic properties and is also known for natural skin conditioning agents. The only drawback is that both herbs tend to tighten skin tissues, but can be used to condition the scalp, clean pores and stimulate hair follicles.
Saw Palmetto is another herb that could cure hair loss problems. This herb, which must be taken orally, is recommended for men only. A common substitute used for women is the extract of nettle root. Used first by Native Americans, Saw Palmetto is used to heal prostate disorders, stomach aches and dysentery. Today, it has become well known as a smart herbal cure for baldness and is known to slow down the hair loss problem and in some cases, even curing male pattern baldness.
Saw palmetto has been likened to Finasteride or Propecia – prescription hair loss medication – which works with damaging hormones and stimulates new hair growth. Saw palmetto slows down the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), thus lessening damage to hair follicles and gives that all important push to the hair replacement cycle.