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Hair growth is one of the most discussed subjects of hair care and it is no secret that every woman dreams of having healthier, thicker hair! There is no denying that nature has been a source of beauty solutions since the beginning of time. Plants are the natural way to treat a variety of ailments from an uneven complexion to a dry scalp.
Take a look at our top 14 amazing plants we can use for your hair growth treatments here at OHS.
Top 15 Super Plants For Hair & Scalp Health
Widely known for its amazing ability to aid hair growth, treat dandruff and keep scalp properly moisturized and balanced. The enzymes in aloe vera dissolve dead skin cells and excess sebum which can clog hair follicles and aloe gel is an excellent moisturiser due to its super hydrating properties and helps to restore the pH balance of the scalp which helps to encourage growth. Aloe also contains salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory and mild antibiotic. For these reasons, aloe vera is one of the best carriers for other herbal remedies that promote hair growth.
Rosemary is vitamin-rich, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and by far one of the most popular and effective herbs for scalp health and hair growth. This great-smelling plant can slow down premature hair loss and help you have the thick, long hair of your dreams. It stimulates roots, soothes an irritated scalp, conditions and moisturises your hair. Often used as an oil, either combined with olive oil or by itself, it can help with circulation to aid in growth. It has the added bonus of stopping premature greying too.
Peppermint is another plant that offers healing to the scalp to help with growth. It not only moisturizes and soothes an irritated scalp but also stimulates hair follicles. A healthy scalp is the bedrock of hair growth so don’t underestimate herbs that work solely to heal the scalp as a means of growth. It is often used as an oil applied directly to the scalp, but may also be consumed as a tea. The moisturizing oil contained in peppermint leaves is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. When applied to the scalp, peppermint oil can help to heal chemical, microbial, or environmental damage while also stimulating growth by boosting circulation and stimulating hair follicles.
Mineral-rich horsetail is a hugely popular natural solution for promoting hair growth and a healthy scalp. It works by stimulating blood vessels that supply oxygen to hair follicles. It is known to improve the strength of hair, as well as bones, thanks to the ingredient silica. It also helps to make hair less brittle to retain hair which is great for hair loss. It can be taken as a supplement or used in a product that already has it as an ingredient. Also, it contains quercetin, a flavonoid with anti-allergy and anti-viral capabilities. Although it is one of the lesser known plants, it is actually one of the most widely used in hair products.
This popular plant has antibacterial properties so it will leave the scalp free of anything getting in the way of generating growth. Lavender oil stimulates circulation in the scalp, strengthens new hair growth, and helps to balance the natural oil production of the scalp, making it a popular choice for people of all skin types. If your scalp has a lot of parasites, fungus, or other less than desirable things, it will be almost impossible for growth to take place. As an added bonus, lavender oil is also a natural insect repellant which can ward off disease-carrying parasites like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and head lice.
Hibiscus leaves have been used for hair care for centuries. Surprising fact is that it is even more effective than hibiscus flowers for promoting hair growth. The grounded leaves are used for hair wash to clean the scalp.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
The phyto-nutrients, vitamins and minerals present in amla help in increasing the scalp circulation and stimulate healthy growth. Amla is great for cleansing the scalp. It nourishes the scalp and makes the hair shiny.
The tannins, vitamins and amino acids in burdock root help soothe irritated, inflamed scalps to support healthy follicles and reduce hair fall. Rich in iron and potassium, burdock root also improves blood circulation, and greater blood flow to the scalp nourishes your hair follicles and aids healthy hair growth!
Neem oil is rich in fatty acids, which helps the scalp in numerous ways. Applying this oil on the scalp regularly strengthens hair follicles and promotes hair growth. What's more, neem oil prevents excess sebum production, which is the reason for hair thinning and stagnant hair growth
Fenugreek contains lecithin, which acts as a natural emollient that conditions and moisturizes your scalp and hair deeply. Also, it makes your hair stronger from the roots by providing rich nourishment. Thus, it controls hair shedding efficiently. Fenugreek helps in combating dandruff and itching by controlling the infection-causing bacteria and yeast on your scalp. fenugreek helps in strengthening hair roots and boost stronger hair growth.
Not only does this ingredient help promote healthy hair growth, strength & help to thicken the individual strands, but it's also packed with antioxidants & amino acids, both of which can help to protect curl pattern
Chamomile is known to brighten up those sun-faded tresses, help promote hair strength, prevent split ends, and even lighten the hair strands. It will restore vibrancy and free your hair of lackluster appearances, as it contains substances that restore shine to dull-looking natural locks
Spearmint is naturally anti-fungal and antibacterial nature, making it an effective treatment for certain scalp conditions including dandruff. Spearmint Has Antimicrobial Properties,Promotes Circulation, Soothes Pain and Irritation, Antioxidant Properties & Reduces Inflammation.
Jasmine Green Tea
The brews fight off scalp infections, while keeping it moisturized. This prevents hair fall and dandruff. If you want to deep-condition your hair while maintaining its natural color, jasmine tea is perfect for the job; you don't even have to rinse it out! Also, Green tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), an antioxidant that stimulates hair growth. The leaf also is a known DHT-blocker. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is an androgen responsible for hair loss
Combats Hair Loss: Not only does stinging nettle help in combating hair loss, but it also helps in hair regrowth. Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulfur, minimizing hair breakage and thinning while also regenerating hair follicles.