Natural Herbs for Hair Growth

We’ve all seen countless commercials for miracle regimens to help stimulate hair growth. Unfortunately, they never even hint at the price of treatment and won’t even release it until you’ve joined their “program”. This doesn’t do much to help instill confidence in the audience. However, there is one simple, inexpensive provider of real hair growth: nature. Using the 5 natural herbs for hair growth we’ll list here, people throughout history have experienced actual results that last, even without some expensive subscription.

Further, natural herbs almost never have side effects when used as directed. In fact, they almost always provide additional health benefits with their use. So as you work to achieve your goal of healthier hair, you’ll notice your overall health improve as well! Without further ado, here are the top 5 natural herbs for hair growth.


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Rosemary is one of our favorite herbs for hair growth. It’s versatile in both its health benefits and topical applications. In fact, rosemary has been used since ancient times to promote hair growth. On top of that, it also strengthens hair and even benefits scalp health. And that’s not including the advantages for the rest of the body.

There are a few ways to effectively apply rosemary. It can be brewed as a tea, cooled, and then poured onto the scalp. It’s also possible to combine its essential oils with a carrier oil for safe topical application. Rosemary essential oil can also be used in aromatherapy, though the benefits to hair growth may be more limited this way. Be careful though: rosemary also acts a natural hair dye.

Aloe Vera

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We all know aloe for its ability to heal burns. However, a much lesser known benefit is its ability to naturally improve hair growth. In fact, it is arguably one of the fastest solutions for hair growth. Like rosemary, it also helps improve the condition of the scalp as well.

Even better, aloe doesn’t require any sort of preparation before use. You can literally squeeze it right out of the plant’s stems and rub it right into your scalp. Of course, this would be quite tedious, and one plant may or may not be enough. Fortunately, aloe gel is available for sale at most health food stores. It’s also incorporated into a variety of cosmetic products for easier use.


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Like rosemary, lavender is among the most popular essential oils for hair growth. And for good reason, as it offers virtually all of the same added health benefits. In fact, the two can be combined with each other (and other herbs) to enhance the effect even further.

Also like rosemary, lavender can be applied as a tea or topically through its essential oil. Aromatherapy is another common application, and its aromatic effect seems to be a little more potent than rosemary (especially when combined with the essential oils of other herbs). Of course, it’s still not as effective as topical application. However, because of its luscious scent, there are many shampoo and conditioner selections that use it as a primary ingredient.


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Once again, we find another herb that’s known very well for one thing but also quite effective at another. Peppermint offers one of the most popular scents and flavors in dentistry. But in addition to this refreshing scent is the herb’s ability to promote hair growth.

Peppermint’s essential oil is particularly helpful here. Yes, its leaves can be boiled in water, but the effect will be less effective. The same goes for its aromatic application. However, because of its fragrance and that fragrance’s ability to blend so well with others, it’s becoming a popular ingredient in cosmetic and beauty items. If you’d still rather do it yourself, just remember to combine the essential oil with a carrier oil.


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Unlike our other top choices, parsley is a very popular herb for cooking. It’s a delicious addition to a variety of dishes. Which is great, given what it does have in common with our other herbs: parsley helps promote hair growth! It also helps to enhance natural hair color.

Also like our other selections, it can be absorbed via topical application or aromatherapy. But if you’re already using of those herbs anyways, why not just cook it into your meals? That way, the effect is enhanced even further, and you’ll also be enjoying the benefits of a healthy diet. And feel free to cook it with a few of the other herbs we mentioned here.

These 5 natural herbs for hair growth are just a few of the many natural remedies against baldness. As we’ve mentioned, some can even be combined in a variety of ways. Experiment a little and see what works best for you. Also, be sure to give it some time. As with all new regimens, enhanced natural hair growth can take a little time before the results become noticeable. Just be patient, and let nature works its magic.

About the author

This lovely post is written by Aubrey Ginsberg who blogs at girlswithnaturalhair

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  1. I have also heard about using rosemary, peppermint and lavender essential oils are used for overall hair and scalp heath 🙂 Good to know that they boost hairgrowth as well 🙂