The following information is based on the Hair Restoration Protocol.
We use herbs, plants, and berries for just about every part of our body - internally and externally, but did you know that they can be just as beneficial for your hair? In ancient civilizations, African cultures depended on natural substances, such as clay, salts, herbs, plants, and fruit, of the Earth for their daily beauty regimen. With the use of these products, our ancient ancestors understood nature’s potential in the advancement toward optimal hair and skin care.
Hair is a part of the body's integumentary system that serves a sensory function and can help protect the body from cold temperatures and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. However, hair growth can be affected by various factors such as stress, genetics, life stage, or certain health conditions. Proper nutrient intake, including micronutrients, protein, and fats, can help maintain healthy hair and promote growth. Let's explore.
Diet and Hair Health
When it comes to hair care, keep in mind that the hair is nourished, at the root, by what you consume, and this nourishment can easily be altered depending on your state of health. Diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disease, excess estrogen, iron deficiency, and poor circulation could destroy the hair follicles and scalp tissue, resulting in hair loss, dryness, and infestations. Diets with excessive hormones (commonly found in non-organic animal foods, dairy, and non-organic fruit and vegetables) may also result in poor hair health. Excessive consumption of these food items is thought to cause the galea tissue of the scalp to thicken and reduce the blood supply to that area, resulting in hair thinning and baldness.
Benefits of Natural Hair Care
Some of the most sought goals in using Earth’s natural products include stimulation of the scalp, improvement of scalp blood circulation, and the promotion of healthy hair growth. To ensure these benefits, ancient Africans utilized whole berries, leaves, roots, stems, seeds, and extracts. When added to the hair, these plants' benefits are potentiated and help to provide great results, depending on the plants and combinations. Check out some of the most beneficial herbs used below.
Herbs for Hair Health
Chamomile- Treats dandruff, promotes hair growth, and enhances shine
Nettle- Promotes hair growth and treats dandruff
Calendula- Strengthens hair by increasing collagen production and circulation in hair follicles and promotes growth
Comfrey- Prevents dryness and nourishes to scalp with vitamins and antioxidants
Basil- Promotes hair growth
Rosemary- Promotes hair growth and treats dandruff
Peppermint - Promotes hair growth
Burdock Root- Promotes hair growth and treats dry itch scalp
Lavender- Treats dandruff and reduces itchiness associated with dry scalp and infestations
Tea Tree- Treats dry scalp, dandruff, and infestations
Naturopathy for Hair
Today we can continue to utilize the power of herbs for the hair by combining them with potentiating items such as berries, astringents, apple cider vinegar, butter, and oils. These concoctions allow us to receive many nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals needed to facilitate optimal hair health.
The best oils to use in hair care concoctions are ones that promote moisture retention and hair strengthening, such as:
Burdock Root Oil
There are also several naturopathic ethnomedicine for maintaining hair health in the form of vitamins, minerals, glandular, aminos, and plant food. These nutrients are recommended for the health of the hair and full body maintenance.
Supplements deliver the necessary vitamins (vital minerals) and other nutrients to nourish the scalp properly. These nutrients can be found in natural health food stores or select vegetation and fruit. When consuming tablet forms of these supplements, it is wise to ensure that they are of a plant-based source and not synthetically created.
Vitamin B Complex
Pay attention to what you put on the inside of your body and what you use on the outside to ensure optimal health. Food is vital in the prevention of hair dysfunction and for the promotion of hair health. Increase the intake of these food items to gain the extra nutrients needed for improved hair hygiene.
Amino Acids strengthen tissues and build healthy muscles within the body. It can also be beneficial in strengthening the cells of the scalp tissue.
With any regimen, it is important to maintain the mind, body, and soul, as all three must be in working order to ensure optimal health of every organ, tissue, and cell. Taking advantage of Earth's offers and focusing on prevention is the key to achieving maximum wellness. If you work hard to prevent the onset of dis-ease, you lower your risk of chronic issues at an older age and intensely improve your quality of life!