hair health
By - Kaloni

Plants that can improve your hair’s health

Phytotherapy is a medical research field that studies the ways in which plants can prevent, treat, or cure various symptoms or illnesses. When it comes to hair health issues, phytotherapy provides benefits that range from improving blood flow to significantly reducing hair loss. Hair follicles are living structures, and their development stages are very similar to those of plants. Hair bulbs originate below the scalp, very much like a plant’s roots growing underground. Then, just like roots, which absorb the nutrients they need to grow, follicles require blood flow in the scalp for nourishment and healthy growth. In this post, we will talk about the plants that foster your hair’s health and the many benefits they bring. 

Improving blood flow and hair growth

Ginkgo: Ingesting this plant in specific doses will significantly increase blood flow to your hair follicles and promote new hair growth. Eating ginkgo is an excellent hair care alternative.

Onagra: This plant contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and organic acids that help stimulate blood flow and impede alopecia’s progress.

Dandelion: Eating this plant fights liquid retention, and it also contains purifying properties that promote toxin elimination.

Horsetail: Eating this plant in moderation will help fight liquid retention. Also, its high silica content will promote your hair’s health. 

For capillary health and strong hair 

Boj: Although it is for topical use only, this plant is an antiseptic that helps keep your hair toxin-free.

Nettle: This plant contains regenerating properties that will restore your scalp and can also help prevent dandruff and seborrhea. Massage it gently into your scalp with the pads of your fingers twice a day (in the morning and at night).

Bay laurel: Similarly to nettles, the bay laurel plant contains regenerating properties that restore your scalp and eliminate dandruff and seborrhea.

To reduce stress and hair loss

Nerves and anxiety are some of the biggest hair loss triggers. Fortunately, though, there are countless plant species that promote a healthy balance in our body and immune system:

Lavender: This plant has relaxing properties, and it may be consumed as tea or it may be administered topically. Its calming elements promote relaxation and also stimulate blood flow on your scalp.

Herbal infusions: Infusions help counteract nerves and anxiety. Their properties are closely linked to the linden blossoms that facilitate relaxation. 

Ylang ylang: This flower contains calming properties that help counteract anxiety. It also nourishes your hair, helping stop alopecia from advancing.

Medicinal plants are proven to help prevent hair loss. However, their use must always go hand in hand with medical supervision, since ingesting incorrect doses could end up being harmful to your health or even toxic.

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