Aloe vera, a succulent plant, has been known to hydrate and nourish the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Though scientific evidence is limited, studies have proven that aloe vera has been used worldwide for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Apply a small amount of gel (about 1 teaspoonful) to the affected area, such as a thinning hairline or bald spot, as needed. Preferably, you should use the aloe vera gel fresh from the plant, but you can also purchase the gel from a health or beauty store.
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Essential oils can provide a wide range of benefits for the scalp and hair. Mix together the following recipe, preferably in an amber bottle, for an aromatic and healthful oil treatment:
30ml of grapeseed oil
30ml of jojoba oil
3 drops of thyme essential oil
3 drops of lavender essential oil
3 drops of rosemary essential oil
3 drops of cedarwood essential oil
Apply as needed to moisturize, nourish, strengthen, and stimulate hair growth.
The bristles of a brush can damage the scalp and tear the hair cuticles, especially if used on kinky curly hair, which is extremely fine and fragile. Although, if done correctly, brushing can help stimulate hair growth by strengthening the follicles and spreading natural oils, such as sebum, throughout the hair; it is much safer to gently use a comb or your fingers to stimulate the scalp. Since you won't be spreading oils with a brush, you can simply apply an oil treatment directly to the ends. If you feel that you must brush, only use one with natural boar bristles and never brush wet hair.
The best way to strengthen hair follicles, promote hair growth, and reduce dry skin and dandruff is to increase the blood circulation to your scalp. You can achieve this by massaging your scalp with your fingertips for a few minutes a day. Reach from underneath you hair as if you were washing it, and move your fingers in a circular motion. Apply enough pressure to move the skin surface, and make sure to give attention to every area of the scalp. Incorporating a couple drops of essential oil such as lavender, ylang ylang, and cedarwood will further stimulate your scalp and make your massage more healthful and relaxing.