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Some Effective Natural Hair Loss Remedies

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 04/24/2011 | Hair Care

People are obviously attracted to all hair care products that have herbal ingredients in them as they are natural alternatives to the industrial products that are chock full of harmful chemicals. Their natural quality renders them more popular as aid in supporting the body's natural healing mechanisms to target the cause of the problem, as opposed to merely dealing the symptoms.

These herbal hair care treatments are by no means miraculous for those suffering from hair loss, however supportive evidence has shown that these herbal remedies to offer effective results and are a longed for treatment for hair loss.

Some of the more popular remedies can provide a real solution depending on each specific problem. Ginkyo biloba for example is a very popular hair care treatment and is effective for improved blood circulation of the brain and skin. The improved circulation of the blood in areas such as the scalp and brain will help increase the blood flow towards these areas thus bringing nutrients to the hair follicles stimulating hair growth. It is however important to stick to the doses each hair care treatment prescribes if you want an effective treatment.

He Shou Wu also known as Fo-Ti, is a Chinese herb that has been used to reduce hair loss for centuries. It is now used in many hair care loss treatments and can be found in commercial products under the form of capsules and teas.

Green tea (Camellia sinesis) is also used as a hair loss remedy as it is thought that catechins found in green tea may inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that converts testosterone into hair-unfriendly DHT. It is therefore believed to be effective in preventing and treating male pattern type baldness. This hair care treatment is very specific and can give amazing results if taken regularly. You should drink several cups of green tea each day or take it in capsule form as instructed by the manufacturer to be sure of obtaining results.

Pygeum (Pygeum africanum) is derived from the bark of an evergreen and has the same effect as green tea. It is widely used to treat prostate problems and male pattern baldness. Users should take 60-500mg per day in pill or capsule form.

Saw palmetto (Seranoa repens) is the most popular hair care treatment at the moment amongst men. This treatment also protects from ailing prostates and is known to slow down hair loss and encourage growth. It forms the core element of many commercially prepared hair loss treatments but can easily be obtained in its pure state. The recommended dose is a 160mg capsule twice each day, but make sure the ingredients are made from the berry extract not the dried berries themselves.


Stinging nettle (Urtica diocia) has for a long time been favored as a means of preventing hair loss due to its ability to block the conversion of testosterone into DHT. It can be taken in pill or capsule form with an optimum dose of 50-100mg per day. It is particularly effective when combined with pygeum and saw palmetto.