What are the factors that affect hair growth?

 Natural herbs can contribute to supporting and stimulating hair growth, as many men and women suffer from hair problems, including hair loss and poor growth, which constitute a source of concern and inconvenience to those who suffer from it, and many factors play an important role in hair problems, and it is mentioned that The most important ones:[1]

1-Vitamin deficiency. 

2-Hormonal change. 

3-Genetic factors. 

4-Medical conditions such as thyroid disease.

Many people resort to improving the condition of the hair through the use of natural herbs, but it is necessary to consult a doctor before using these herbs and applying them to the hair, and despite the need for more studies that prove the effectiveness of some herbs in hair growth on humans, some preliminary evidence indicates To some promising properties of these herbs, they may:

1-Improves and enhances hair growth.

 2-Slows down and reduces hair loss

How does Chinese hibiscus promote hair growth? 

Chinese hibiscus is known as the Chinese pink marshmallow Hibiscus rosa sinensis, and it has colorful and beautiful flowers and leaves, where it is used in ornamental matters in addition to its medicinal use, and the leaves and flowers are converted into liquid extracts to be used as tea,

[2] Chinese hibiscus is commonly used by some to believe With its ability to promote hair growth and support, researchers believe that hibiscus is effective in the following:

[3] It works to stop hair loss. Makes hair healthy and shiny. Increases hair density. Reduces dandruff. Prevents premature graying. Reduces hair breakage and dryness. To investigate this, researchers in India conducted a study on laboratory and animal models in 2017, where aqueous extracts of Chinese hibiscus flowers were used, Hibiscus rosa sinensis, and the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of these extracts on hair growth, and was conducted as follows:

[4] Topically shaved albino rat skin 2% extract of aqueous flower extract dissolved in ethanol. Assessed and monitored for 30 days. Hair length and cyclic phases of hair follicles were determined by telogen and anagen phases at different times in time. Hair follicles of albino rats were isolated in vitro, cultured in DMEM and 1% aqueous floral extract was added. The researchers concluded that the flower extract showed promising results in stimulating hair growth, when compared to a control group that received 2% minoxidil. More clinical trials in humans are needed to confirm the effectiveness of Chinese hibiscus in supporting hair growth.


ginsen What are the active ingredients in ginseng? It contains ginsenosides that have a role in the clinical effect of ginseng,

[5] as it reduces hair loss, and contains saponins, which works by inhibiting the 5A enzyme, which may stimulate hair growth, and this enzyme is also associated with men's hair loss.

] 6] To learn more about the role of ginseng, a study was conducted in Korea in 2014 at Halim University School of Medicine, and its aim was to investigate the hair-growth-promoting effects of red ginseng extract (RGE) and ginsenosides, and it was as follows: 

[7] The reproductive activities of transplanted human hair follicles were evaluated. Ginseng and ginsenosides were treated with Ki-67 immunostaining, their effects on isolated dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) were evaluated using cytotoxicity assays, and immunoblot was analyzed for signaling proteins, and associated growth factors were identified. The ability of ginseng and ginsenosides to protect hair matrix keratinocyte proliferation against dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inhibition and their effect on androgen receptor expression was examined. The hair-growth-promoting effect of ginseng was also investigated in C57BL/6 mice. The results of the Halim University School of Medicine study on the effect of red ginseng and ginsenosides on hair growth and health showed the following: 

[7] RGE and its ginsenosides may enhance the proliferation of hDPs. It activates the ERK and AKT signaling pathways in hDPCs. It regulates the proliferation of keratinocytes of the hair matrix. It inhibits DHT-induced androgen receptor transcription. Experiments with mice revealed that subcutaneous injections of 3% ginseng resulted in faster hair growth than the negative control. We conclude here that ginseng may enhance hair growth in humans, but here the need for more studies and experiments to support this.

aloe vera

What does aloe vera contain of ingredients that make it useful for hair? It is known as aloe vera, and it is one of the plants that has been commonly used for a long time, as it has many therapeutic properties for the skin and hair, and despite the lack of research and studies that support the presence of the therapeutic properties of hair specifically, it is the components of aloe vera that support its benefits for hair, as it contains As follows: 

[8] It contains many vitamins such as vitamin E, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin C, and choline. It contains minerals that have a role in hair growth such as zinc and copper. Essential amino acids. Fatty acids. Botanical stimulants. Aloe vera is one of the safe plants to use, where the gel or gel is used from the leaves and applied to the hair, and healthy and shiny hair can be obtained because of the benefits of aloe vera, including the following:

 [9] It may promote hair growth by promoting cell growth and renewal. It can prevent hair loss and breakage due to the presence of folic acid and vitamin B12, improves dry and damaged hair by applying it to the scalp and letting it penetrate into the hair follicles. Soothes and relieves itchy scalp. A clinical study was conducted in 2018 in Italy at the University of Rome, and its objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a mixture in the form of an ointment containing 3% of aloe vera and 50% of propolis, which is propolis, in treating mild to moderate psoriasis, which is one of the causes of hair problems that affect hair. The study was conducted at the Dermatology Center in Heliopolis on 2248 patients who suffered from mild to moderate cases of psoriasis from 2012-2015. The patients were randomly distributed in the placebo group and the ointment treatment group. Which contains 3% of aloe vera and 50% of propolis. The topical treatment was continued for 12 weeks, sparing the face and genitals. Results are categorized as excellent when all psoriatic lesions are gone and the skin becomes nearly normal, good response when some lesions are gone, poor response if no significant improvement or exudation or peeling of the skin is observed, and no response if no response at all. After the end of the treatment period that was determined for the two groups that were randomly divided, the results of the 12-week study showed the following:

 [10] In the treatment group with the ointment containing aloe vera and propolis, the overall response was as indicated by the percentages, which was 64.4% Of the results, excellent response, 22.2% good response, 5.6% poor response and 7.7% no response. Compared to patients in the placebo group, those treated with a mixture of 50% propolis and 3% aloe vera ointment showed significant improvement, proving the therapeutic value of aloe vera and propolis in mild to moderate psoriasis. More recent studies are still needed to prove the effectiveness of aloe vera for hair growth.

the ring

How does the fenugreek contribute to promoting healthy hair? 

Fenugreek is commonly used because of its beneficial ingredients that promote hair growth and improve its health. Among these hair-friendly ingredients are the following: 

[11] It contains iron and protein that stimulate hair growth. It contains plant compounds such as flavonoids and saponins, which have anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, thus promoting hair growth. In a human study conducted by researchers from Hamburg in Germany in 2006, and published by the Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, through which fenugreek and its effect on hair growth were evaluated, the details were as follows: 

[12] 300 mg of fenugreek seed extract, which contains nutritional supplements, was given And antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins. Two capsules were given daily to 60 volunteers, 30 men and 30 women, for 6 months, their ages ranged from 30 to 67 years. Volunteers from both sexes were randomly assigned to a placebo. "The results of 53 people who completed the clinical trial showed that 82.9% of the participants who took fenugreek supplement extract had an improvement in hair strength and growth compared to the group that took the placebo."[12] Fenugreek can be applied to the hair by soaking it in water overnight or For a few hours, the seeds are ground to form a thin paste, then applied to the hair and scalp and left on the hair for 10 minutes or more, and finally cleaned and rinsed with water and a gentle shampoo on the hair.[12] More recent studies and evidence to support it is still needed. Fenugreek benefits for hair.


How is jasmine oil extracted? How is it applied to the hair? 

Jasminum officinale is known for its white flowers with a pleasant smell, and the plant is converted into oil through the process of distillation to benefit from its properties in relation to the health of the skin and hair. Its health and promotes its growth, and can be used in hair shampoo, conditioner and hair mask to obtain its benefits.

[13] A review was also conducted in India in 2016, published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine, on the night jasmine plant Nyctanthes arborristis to know its healing and medicinal properties, and this was done on this Syntax: 

[14] The review focused on the phytochemicals and pharmacological activity of the night jasmine plant. The action of the plant was examined for its pharmacological activity, such as the fraction of leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits and bark. The chemicals have been reported to have hair-strengthening properties. The results showed that the night jasmine plant can increase hair growth in the case of alopecia caused by chemotherapy, and the roots of the plant may increase hair growth. Jasmine may have the ability to increase hair growth in some cases of hair loss caused by chemotherapy, however, clinical studies are still needed to confirm this. Cautions of using herbs on hair Before you start applying a recipe of herbs on hair, you must know the precautions of the herb used; To avoid the occurrence of any conflicts, drug interactions or allergic reactions by the body, it is also important to consult a specialist doctor to find out whether the herbs are appropriate for the health condition or not. knowledge of the contraindications of use; To avoid drug interactions or allergic reactions that may occur, among these caveats are the following: [1] Chinese hibiscus should be tested on a small spot on the skin and left for 24 hours to ensure that there are no allergic reactions from the body. Discontinue use if increased hair loss or hair thinning. Discontinue use in case of irritation, redness or dryness of the scalp. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it should only be used under medical supervision. It is important to do an allergy test on the skin before applying Chinese hibiscus to the hair. Precautions of using ginseng on hair It is important to consult a specialist doctor before applying ginseng to hair, to avoid any effects that may work in reverse, and among the caveats of ginseng that you should know are the following:[1] Not to be used by pregnant and lactating women except under medical supervision. Some allergic reactions, such as irritation or redness. Dry hair or increased loss and thinning. Ginseng should be discontinued when an allergic reaction appears. Warnings of using aloe vera on hair Although the aloe vera plant is safe to use, it is important before starting to use it and applying it to the hair to get its benefits, to know the precautions of use to avoid problems and possible conflicts, including the following:

 [9] Some may suffer from allergic reactions Therefore, it is important to test it on a part of the skin and wait a period of time to make sure that there is no skin allergy. Aloe vera increases the absorption of cortisone by the skin when used together, so caution should be exercised. Caution should be exercised when using corticosteroids, as aloe vera increases its absorption. Precautions of using the ring on the hair It is important before you start applying any herb to get its benefits to know the precautions of use; To avoid the occurrence of drug interactions or any other problems, and the warnings of the use of the ring are mentioned as follows:

 [16] Do not use the ring by the pregnant woman without consulting the specialist doctor. It can cause allergic reactions in some, so it should be tested before use. Annoying smell. Fenugreek should not be used by pregnant women without consulting a doctor. Precautions for using jasmine on hair It is important to know the precautions of using jasmine oil, which is an essential oil; To avoid any allergic reactions that may occur and damage the hair, the following allergic reactions are mentioned: 

[17] redness. Tingling or burning sensation in the area where it is applied. acute dermatitis; It is important to test the oil on an area of ​​the skin to ensure that there are no allergic reactions.