While a receding hair line and hair loss is not considered a serious medical concern by most doctors in most cases, it can be still be embarrassing and uncomfortable for many men and women that suffer from it. Medical treatments are available for hair loss, but there are also some natural home remedies that supporters claim can help you to stop hair loss and re-grow hair. However, these treatments are not supported by the FDA, so talk with your doctor before starting any new treatment, however harmless they may seem.
Castor Oil and Lemon Essential Oil
According to Julie Gabriel, author of "The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances,” a mixture of castor oil and lemon essential oil can be applied to the scalp to help stop hair loss and re-grow hair. To make and use this mixture, combine 8 tbsp. castor oil and 1 tbsp. lemon essential oil in a small bottle or container and shake or stir to combine. Pour a small amount into your hands and massage the liquid onto the scalp for 2 minutes. Leave the mixture on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water and washing with a mild shampoo. This treatment can be repeated daily unless it bothers your scalp or skin. Unused portions of this mixture will keep in a dark, dry and cool place for 30 days.
Hibiscus Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil and Jojoba Oil
According to Colleen Kaye Dodt, author of “The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality and Well-Being,” a mixture of hibiscus essential oil, clary sage essential oil, rosemary essential oil and jojoba oil can be applied to the scalp to help stop hair loss and re-grow hair. To make and use this mixture, combine ½ tsp. hibiscus essential oil, ½ tsp. clary sage essential oil, ½ tsp. rosemary essential oil and 10 tsp. jojoba oil in a small bottle and shake vigorously to combine the ingredients. Pour a small amount of the mixture into your hands and gently massage it into the scalp for 1 to 2 minutes. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water and washing with a gentle shampoo. This treatment can be repeated daily as long as no irritation occurs. Unused portions of the mixture can be stored in a cool, dark place for one month.
Fresh Avocado, Coconut Milk and Lime Juice
According to Melanie A. Sachs, author of “Ayurvedic Beauty Care,” a mixture of fresh avocado, coconut milk and fresh lime juice can help to stop a receding hair line and begin to grow new hair. To make this mixture, combine ½ half peeled avocado, 4 tbsp. coconut milk and 2 tbsp. lime juice in a food processor or blender and puree on high speed for 15 seconds. Gently massage the mixture onto the scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes with a towel around your shoulders to stop the mixture from dripping on your clothes. Rinse your hair with cool, clean water and wash with a mild shampoo. Unused portions of this mixture can be kept in the refrigerator for 72 hours.
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- "The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances"; Julie Gabriel; 2008
- "The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality and Well-Being"; Colleen Kaye Dodt; 2008
- "Ayurvedic Beauty Care"; Melanie A. Sachs; 1994
- Mayo Clinic: Hair Loss