HAIR LOSS (ALOPECIA)

ESSENTIAL OILS

Rosemary. Stimulates hair growth and helps prevent baldness, slow graying and treat dandruff.

Lavender. Shown to promote hair growth and reduce emotional stress.

Clary Sage. Helps to strengthen and tone hair follicles.

Cedarwood. Helps naturally thicken hair and improves emotional well-being.

Research
Researchers evaluated 86 people who were experiencing hair loss and had them massage their scalps with essential oils including lavender oil. They did this daily for seven months and at the end, those who used the essential oils daily noticed significant hair regrowth.

Home Remedy
Rosemary Mint Shampoo. Mix 6 ounces of aloe vera gel, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 10 tablespoons of baking soda, 20 drops of rosemary oil and 10 drops of peppermint oil. Store in an 8-ounce glass or plastic bottle.

Background
Anyone—men, women and children—can experience hair loss. Hair loss can affect just your scalp, or it can affect your entire body. Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men (two-thirds of men face hair loss by age 35), women are nearly as likely to lose, or have thinning, hair. Male- pattern baldness is an inherited sensitivity to DHT, a by-product of testosterone, which leads to finer hair, a receding hairline and finally a deserted scalp. Female pattern baldness is characterized by thinning on the top or center of the head. Female hair loss
is generally due to high levels of stress, hormone imbalance, thyroid conditions or toxic exposure. The good news is that lifestyle changes to reduce stress, dietary improvements and taking certain hair loss remedies can often improve hair growth.

Suggested Supplements

» Saw Palmetto. A natural DHT blocker that can improve hair growth. Take 320 milligrams daily.

» Zinc. Addresses the cause of hair loss by blocking DHT binding sites and improving prostate health. Take 30 milligrams twice daily.