Baldness and hair loss - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Robert once wrote to a patient "If you could see the top of my head you would see I don't have a cure for balding". It's true, however premature balding due to poor circulation and or tension in the scalp is easy to help with herbs and scalp massage.

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He went on to say "I personally believe that the reason I have still more hair at 60 than my father had at 30 is that as a swimmer I always used a very short cut and have always massaged my scalp with a bristle brush and that this stimulated the circulation more than in my fathers day when longer hair was the fashion and regular combs were the only thing around."

Alopecia can occur for many reasons. By improving the nourishment and circulation to the hair follicles this helps to reduce hair loss, and encourage regrowth.

New research is showing that there are connections between your gut and your hair. A condition called Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease which attacks your hair follicles, thus causing your hair to fall out in clumps. We all know that our gut is responsible for good digestion!

Rosemary has been used for centuries as a herb to stimulate and revitalise the hair and scalp. History has shown that women in the Mediterranean use rosemary as a rinse to deepen colour and encourage the growth of their hair! As an added benefit, it also smells beautiful.

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The two mixes I recommend are the Alopecia/Hair Loss mix for circulation problems and for male pattern baldness.

Balding Mix
This mix is for hormonally based premature balding primarily for younger men. This mix contains herbs which support the scalp health through improved circulation and also helps to address the underlying hormonal issues that can influence hair loss.

Alopecia Mix
This mix improves the nourishment and circulation to the hair follicles this helps to reduce hair loss, and encourage regrowth. This covers female alopecia and premature balding due to hormonal irregularity and the herbs work to bring this balance back into line.

In addition, I normally recommend massage with a little rosemary oil or rosemary hair rinse to improve scalp circulation and health. You should be aware however, that any hair follicles that are already damaged will not recover, and massage initially will seem to cause more hair loss.


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