Monday, February 07, 2011

Herbs That Stimulate Hair Growth + Winner of MAC Giveaway!

There are several products lining beauty supply shelves that promise hair growth, but all in all, hair growth is not achieved by a ‘magic’ or ‘miracle’ product. Age and genetics are both factors in hair length, but, on average, our hair grows about a quarter to a half an inch a month. Although there is not one product that can make hair grow faster, there are several natural ingredients that stimulate the scalp and aid in hair growth.


Aloe can be applied directly onto your scalp and promotes hair growth. It stimulates blood circulation in the scalp and also fights against alopecia.


Horsetail, contains high concentrations of silicic acid and other silicates. It also contains potassium, aluminum, and manganese, all of which aid in the prevention of hair loss.

Evening Primrose

Evening primrose increases blood circulation in the hair follicle and is high in the essential fatty acid known as gamma-linolenic acid which stimulates hair growth.

Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle disinfects the scalp and increases blood circulation. It blocks the enzymes that cause hair loss and promotes hair re-growth.


Rosemary stimulates the scalp and helps prevent dry scalp and dandruff. It is also a natural hair conditioner.

Rosemary Hair Rinse

Boil rosemary leaves in one cup of water and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes. After cooling, use the liquid as a final rinse after washing, or pour into a spray bottle as a daily leave-in. Keep the mixture refrigerated and add a few drops of sage as a preservative if you are planning to keep the mixture longer than one week.


Sage is a stimulant and is anti-bacterial. Sage essential oil and can be combined with rosemary and lavender and used on your scalp to balance the oils in your scalp and help stimulate hair growth.

Sage Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a very high natural pH and gets rid of product build-up by dissolving minerals, toxins, and dirt particles as well as fights dry scalp and dandruff .

Scalp Treatment

Mix four ounces of apple cider vinegar (ACV) with four ounces of cooled sage tea or ten drops of sage essential oil. Pour the mixture on your scalp, then wrap your hair with a towel or put on a plastic cap for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual.

After wash rinse

Add about 5 drops of sage oil, or 2 cups of cooled sage tea, with 1 capful of ACV and use as a final rinse after washing. The mixture does not have to be washed out.

CONGRATULATIONS TO  KIIANAH for winning the MAC Lipstick Giveaway!!!!!! Please email your five choices and mailing address to

Thank you to everyone who participated. There will be another giveaway soon! 


  1. will be trying the aloe when i do my big chop. i wonder though if im suposed to apply the raw plant to the scalp/

  2. Great post and thank you so much! I will email you before the end of the day with my lipglass choices. Thank you again Tamara!

  3. Oh and Aloe Vera has been a godsend on my hair. It really helped me grow back by bald edges in less than 4 months they were full! All I used was aloe vera gel, EVOO and rose hips essential oil ;)

  4. great and informative post. i have yet to find pure aloe vera. do you know where I can find aloe vera? i think im just going to buy an aloe vera plant and use that!

  5. April I get it from a local health food store call Healthy Home Market.

  6. Apple cider snd sage DO WORK!!! I am proof of that. I have lupus and a few years ago had nearly all my hair fall out on the top of my head and in other isolated spots. It took a while but when it came in it came in thick and healthy. I also recommend taking biotin which is good for your hair and nails. You will however smell like a pickle due to the apple cider. My sons had a name for the treatment it was pickle hair lol. It's worth it though. Hope this helps


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