Natural remedies for ailments, including hair loss, can often help mitigate issues from becoming too severe. While medication and further treatments may still be required or recommended, starting with options found in nature can be a great start for recovery.
This rings true especially for hair loss, hair regrowth, and scalp help. To stop the loss and increase growth, we have to focus on WHY you’re losing your hair and what’s going on internally. Advanced Trichology’s William Gaunitz, FWTS, is adamant about fixing the problem from the inside out, not just masking symptoms.
He’s spoken with Byrdie on several occasions about some of the best herbs and ingredients to use in conjunction with your customized hair health routine. Here are a few examples:
Red thyme is said to be one of the strongest natural antiseptics and holds anti-inflammatory properties. It pairs well with lavender and rosemary and is ideal for scalp conditions like dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis
Maritime Pine Bark Extract
Maritime pine bark is used to make medicine called Pycnogenol, which is known to US consumers as maritime park bark extract. It hosts bounds of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties, and is mostly known for supporting the immune system.
Maritime pine bark extract can help boost circulation, improve skin and scalp issues and decrease scalp inflammation.
Flaxseed is a plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3‘s has had tremendous research done for its anti-inflammatory properties, digestion, and blood pressure-lowering capabilities
For the hair, flaxseed oil can reduce inflammation and improve gut health. This oil is also featured in Advanced Trichology’s EFA complete nutritional supplement.
Turmeric is a flowering plant where the root is an herb that has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties and as a spice in traditional southeastern Asian cuisine.
Most hair loss is caused at least on some level due to inflammation. Reducing inflammation, in turn, reduces the impact of male pattern hair loss or directly inflammatory hair loss on the scalp and hair follicles.
Turmeric is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great addition to your hair loss system.