At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we leverage the power of technology and the latest scientific advancements in hair restoration to help our patients address their hair loss issues and help them regain the full, youthful-looking hair they once had. While science and technology are indeed continuously improving the art of hair transplantation and restoration, nature’s bounty can also play a role in strengthening hair, minimizing hair loss, and even helping with regrowth.
This fall considers these three seasonal, all-natural treatments for healthier hair:
Pumpkin Hair Mask
A Thanksgiving staple and symbol of all things autumn, pumpkin is scary good for your hair and skin. This squash is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E, minerals such as potassium and magnesium, and antioxidants like alpha and beta-carotene, all of which contribute to strong, healthy hair follicles. Pumpkin can help condition and rehydrate your hair and protect it from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Your hair can reap the benefits of pumpkin by mixing it with anti-oxidant rich honey and moisturizing coconut oil to create pumpkin hair mask. Mix the following until it has the texture of conditioner:
- 1 can of pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
Apply the mask to damp hair beginning at the ends and working your way up to the roots Then, tie up your hair, cover with a shower cap, and let sit for about half an hour. Repeat once a week for dry or damaged hair, and monthly for normal to oily hair.
A healthy head of hair starts with a healthy scalp. It is the soil in which your follicles grow, and it delivers the nutrients needed for hair growth through a network of blood vessels. The better the circulation in the scalp’s blood vessels, the more effective that delivery system will be and the stronger your hair will be.
Ginger has long been associated with increased circulation, with warming properties the help stimulate blood flow in the scalp. It is also full of anti-oxidants which fight the damaging free radicals that can weaken or break follicles, as well as hair-promoting vitamins and minerals.
You can harness these benefits by massaging ginger into your scalp using the following mixture:
- Remove skin from a one-inch section of fresh ginger root using a vegetable peeler
- Grate the ginger with a fine grater or food processor.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of the ginger with 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
- Gently massage mixture into the scalp, allow to sit for half an hour, then shampoo and style as usual.
Aloe vera is excellent for itchy scalps and dandruff and deep cleaning oily hair. Its abundance of vitamins A, C, and E promote healthy cell growth and shiny hair and, like ginger, aloe vera can increase blood circulation in the scalp.
You can buy aloe vera gel at almost any grocery store or pharmacy. Rub it into your scalp and hair and let it penetrate your hair follicles for about an hour. Rinse the aloe vera out of your hair using a mild shampoo.
Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation
While these natural treatments are a great way to help keep your hair strong and healthy, nature alone can’t resolve most hair loss issues. If you are ready to do something about your thinning hair, there is no time like the present. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our skilled physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments.
To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.