Bad health can cause dry hair, breakage, and even baldness. Especially the fall’s weather will make your hair become even more brittle and drier. If you want to have healthier and more beautiful hair, consider adding some familiar herbs like hibiscus, aloe vera, Gotu kola, etc. into your autumn hair care routine.
You can easily find herbal hair care or promote hair growth products in different forms on the market. Let’s learn about the herbal product line with MCSARA to have velvety soft hair!
Herbal oils help nourish healthy hair
Herbal hair oil, also known as the hair tonic, is a mixture of herbal extracts and base oils. Common base oils used to make herbal oils for hair are:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Jojoba oil
- Walnut oil
- Mineral oil
- Wheat germ oil
- Sweet almond oil
Besides the base oil, herbal oil also contains some herbal extracts to help strengthen hair as follow:
 Chinese hibiscus flower
Chinese hibiscus flower (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis) is a green shrub that grows all year round. Edible hibiscus flowers, in bright colors, are often used to make herbal teas. Hibiscus is used to stimulate hair follicles, increase hair follicle size and help hair grow faster, so it is an herb that helps hair healthier.
 Bacopa monnieri tree
This is a creeper herb used in traditional Indian medicine. The bacopa tree, also known as the Brahmi plant, contains alkaloids that are able to activate proteins that are important for hair growth.
Spikenard is a small shrub with stems and roots capable of increasing hair growth. In addition, this herb also helps increase hair growth in people with chemotherapy-induced hair loss.
Panax ginseng is an herb that is considered to be a natural long-term remedy for health. Ginseng also helps to improve hair loss caused by saponins. This substance inhibits the activity of enzyme 5a reductase that is associated with hair loss in men, thereby helping to prevent hair loss so that you have healthy hair.
Some herbal hair oils are made into shampoos or conditioners, so be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use them properly on your hair.
The user guide will tell you whether you should apply the oil to wet or dry hair. When using herbal oil on your hair, wash your hands and rub the herbal oil directly on your hair and wash as directed.
The herbal ointment helps hair stay healthy
This type of ointment contains many herbs combined with lanolin or oil wax and water. Other ingredients may include beeswax or cocoa butter. This ointment often contains the extracts of many herbs such as:
Gooseberry is a famous herb in traditional Indian medicine. Gooseberry extract works to keep hair strong and promote hair growth. This herb also contains some antioxidants that help to keep hair healthy.
 Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a tropical plant considered to be a famous folk remedy for burns and digestive problems. This is also an herb that helps to keep the scalp healthy and clean, from which the hair will also look better.
 Marjoram tree
Marjoram is a fragrant herb, known for many medicinal uses. It also helps prevent hair loss due to dandruff and itching or by changing hormone levels.
To use ointment from an herbal mixture, you should wash your hands and apply this type of ointment directly to the scalp, rub gently and evenly so that the medicine absorbed into the scalp effectively. You can refer to the manufacturer’s user guide.
Herbal cream helps strengthen hair
Herbal cream contains less oil and more water than ointment, so it penetrates deeply and helps the scalp to absorb it easily. Some popular herbs used to make herbal hair lotions include:
 White watermelon
White watermelon (or Citrullus colocynthis) is a fruit tree of the desert plant group used in traditional Indian medicine. This herb contains glycosides that help stimulate hair growth and dry bitter apples are used to treat hair loss.
The herbal gel helps hair stay healthy
These are oil-free products that include the herbal extracts, which are in the form of a gel. Some herbal extracts used include:
Fenugreek is an herb belonging to the legume family. It is also a popular spice used for cooking. According to research from 2006, fenugreek seed extracts improved hair loss and hair thickness in men and women with mild hair loss.
Use a clean hand to apply herbal hair gel to scalp or hair from root to tip according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Haircare products in suspension
A suspension is a liquid product containing tiny insoluble particles. Some herbs used to make this kind of product include:
 Espinosilla tree
Espinosilla (loeselia Mexicana) is a widely grown tree in Mexico. This herb is used to strengthen hair follicles and help maintain a healthy scalp. According to a 2014 animal study, espinosilla helps hair grow in male mice.
Cypress (oriental arborvitae) is an evergreen tree of the cypress family. This is an ancient remedy for baldness. According to a reliable 2013 study, cypress helps hair stay healthy by stimulating and speeding the hair follicle period.
 Goji berries
Goji berry is a fruit shrub used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote hair growth. Goji berries contain zinc, a mineral that helps prevent hair loss caused by dandruff.
Use your hands to smooth the product over your hair or apply it from root to tip according to the manufacturer’s or doctor’s instructions.
Herbal-extract-based hair care products may have allergies. This is the most common side effect of using herbs to help your hair stay healthy. Therefore, you should check if you are allergic to herbs before using it.
You can check it in the following way:
- Apply a small amount of herbal hair care products on your wrist.
- Wait after 24 hours.
- If you do not have itching or irritation in 1 day, you can try on hair and scalp.
If you see these signs, you may have an allergy to herbal hair care products: Itching, redness, shortness of breath, rash, headache, dizzy.
In addition to allergies, hair care herbs can also cause side effects: more hair loss, thinning hair, dry scalp, Scalp redness or irritation.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use hair balm herbs without the guidance of a qualified physician.
Some herbs have the effect of making your hair look beautiful, grow faster, healthier and less shed. However, the effects of herbs are not miraculous but need a long time. You also need to be cautious with herbal-based hair care products before using it to ensure effectiveness and safety. It is best to consult a doctor before use!
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