|masterlich5915 (masterlich5915) wrote,|
@ 2012-03-28 23:32:00
Alternative Balding Remedies
The ancient Egyptians used concoctions right to the scalp or consumed them to try and combat the balding process. The famous Greek physician Hippocrates is reported to own used pigeon droppings to his scalp praying to regrow hair. And in colonial times, America's balding forefathers donned white wigs to repay shiny scalps. There has been no loss of artistic cover-ups or attempts for them to save rapidly receding hairlines in recent times.
Here, we examine some alternative, but not scientifically confirmed, methods of keeping hair where it belongs, including ancient Chinese and American native oils and herbs.
Oiling it up: Oiling your hair may seem a little expired, but over the years, many people have used oils to stimulate growth of hair. For example, the old Egyptians were very serious about maintaining thick hair and hoped that castor oil applied to the scalp could stimulate regrowth. (They sometimes mixed the application with sweet
almond oil to improve the smell.) Ancient Indians and Polynesians implemented coconut oil, and ancient Africans utilized olive oil, all applied to the hair and scalp so as to stimulate hair growth. At least one current study ensures that oil application can help with some specific forms of hair loss. In 1998, researchers from Scotland published their connection between a randomized, double-blind controlled study investigating aromatherapy in patients with alopecia areata, a condition in which the body's immune cells start attacking balanced hair-producing cells. In this study, 86 patients were placed inside two different groups. One (the active collection) massaged their scalps regular with four essential oils (thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedar wood) in an assortment of jojoba and grape seed oils. The other group (a control group) massaged only jojoba and grape seed oils in their scalps everyday. Each group massaged the oils within their scalps for a total with seven months. Interestingly, 19 of 43 patients (44 percent) inside the active group showed improvement balanced with only 6 of 41 folks (15 percent) in your control group. The authors concluded that aromatherapy with these essential oils are sometimes safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata.
Herbal tea: To treat hair loss, brew an herbal tea with an alliance of nettle tea, sage, and rosemary. No time for a pot of tea Apply the mixture directly on your scalp! (No, we're not kidding.) No matter how you use it, herbal tea is thought to cause new hair growth by improving blood flow for the scalp.
Procyanidin B-2: This extract from apples happens to be shown to promote hair growth in the laboratory study. Perhaps the old adage "An apple on a daily basis keeps the doctor away" could soon change to "An apple a day keeps the hair loss out! "
Procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs): Extracts from the French ocean going pine bark and grape seeds are in this family of antioxidant compounds. One POC may have the end results of stimulating hair growth, but more studies are found it necessary to confirm this.
Horsetail extract: This herb is a natural supply of cysteine, selenium, and silica.