12 Best Herbs For Thick Hair

Hair fall and hair thinning are very common hair problems and usually accompany each other. Balding or thinning of hair can be a major problem because long, thick hair can make a huge difference to the overall appearance.

There are several reasons for excessive hair fall and thinning of hair, as mentioned below:

  • Hereditary problem
  • Chemicals from hair dyes
  • Poor eating habits
  • Heat styling tools
  • Pollution
  • Stress 
  • Iron deficiency

Whatever be the underlying cause of hair fall and hair thinning, it needs to be treated as soon as possible.

In these cases, hair tends to fall a lot faster than it's growth rate. However, at a lot of times, the condition can be made a lot worse by using more products that claim to reduce hair fall.

These products are full of chemicals and other synthetic substances. When there's a massive rate of hair fall going on, the hair naturally loses it's thickness. For such times, the best bet would be to turn to natural, herbal options.

These natural ingredients have been known to be great for thick hair and would not be causing any damage to the hair at all. Here are a few herbs that you can opt for to get thick, lustrous hair!

1. Fenugreek( Methi)

Fenugreek or methi seeds can be ground to a powder and mixed with water to make a pre-shower hair pack. Massaging this pack on your scalp would increase blood circulation and hence promote faster hair growth.

2. Aloe

Aloe vera gel has amazing benefits for the hair and skin both. Scoop out the gel from an aloe vera leaf and massage it on to your scalp. This is great for making the hair grow faster and longer. You could even mix a little coconut oil with the aloe vera gel for added moisture and nutrition.

3. Ginger root

Rubbing ginger root on the scalp can reduce hairfall to a great extent. Let the juices seep into your scalp and then wash it off with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

4. Neem

Neem is used for treating all sorts of skin and scalp infections. In fact, neem leaves are even used as a cure for the rashes one gets from chicken pox. Neem is great for hairfall. Boil a few neem leaves in coconut oil, strain the leaves from the oil and use the warm oil to massage all over your scalp.

5. Henna

Henna is mainly used as a natural hair dye to colour the hair. But it can also be used as a conditioning mask to make hair grow thicker and shinier. For this, powdered henna can be mixed with water and used. A few more herbs can also be added to the mix to make the pack even better.

6. Reetha

Reetha is basically the powdered form of a dried fruit. This powder is mixed with water and used to clean hair. This is a very good cure for hair fall.

7. Gingko

This herb, actually cures deficiencies in the hair follicles. This can even be found in many shampoos and hair oils. But using it in it's natural form would obviously be better.

8. Ginseng

Another herb that can be found in many shampoos and oils, this is a chinese herb that is great for increasing blood circulation in the scalp.

9. Peppermint

Peppermint oil is used by many people for the cooling effect it provides to the scalp. Along with being a great solution to stress, massaging it can help increase blood flow. Also, stress levels going down are naturally good for the hair in the long run.

10. Rosemary

Dried rosemary leaves mixed in olive oil can be used on the scalp for hair thinning and hair fall both. It has been used for centuries to treat hair problems

11. Lavender

Lavender oil can be used to calm nerves and to even use as a hairfall cure. We even know of a hairfall shampoo that uses lavender as an ingredient.

12. Amla

Also known as Indian gooseberry, amla powder can be mixed with water or coconut oil to apply on the hair. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, which has amazing skincare and haircare benefits. Alternatively you can make a post hairwash rinse by boiling dry amla pieces in water and using that as a final rinse.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 11:30 [IST]
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