10 Herbs for Hair Growth 

Herbal hair oils 

Hair oils, also called hair tonics, are herbal extracts mixed in a carrier oil base. Some hair oils include multiple herbs and carrier oils. 

Polyherbal ointments 

Mixing plants with lanolin or petroleum jelly and water makes herbal ointments or salves. Some contain cocoa butter or beeswax. Most polyherbal ointments contain many herbs. 

Herbal creams 

Herbal creams are also made from herb-infused oils and water. They contain less oil and more water than herbal ointments and are easily absorbed by your skin. 

Herbal gels 

Herbal gels contain herbal extracts in a gel base. They typically don’t contain oil. 

Cubosomal suspension 

Cubosomes are liquid, crystalline nanoparticles. Cubosomal suspensions are used to target the delivery of drugs and, in some cases, herbal remedies. 

Possible side effects and risks 

The main risk of herbal hair growth products is allergic reaction. You should always do a patch test to check for an allergic reaction before using any herbs. 

The bottom line

No herbal remedy can regrow a full head of hair. You should be wary of herbal products that claim to be a hair growth sensation. 

Does it really work 

Many men and women worry about hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by heredity, vitamin deficiencies, and hormone changes.  

How to use

Follow the manufacturer's directions for hair oils that can be used as shampoo or leave-in treatments. Apply to damp or dry hair per the label. 

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