Many natural treatments have been used to treat alopecia with varying amounts of success, and whilst some may not be considered a cure, many have shown a positive effect when used in controlled trials. Natural alopecia cures and treatments have included the use of essential oils, herbs, vitamins, plants and the use of hypnotherapy.
A combination of carefully chosen essential oils including lavender, rosemary, thyme, and cedar wood mixed in carrier oils may be massaged into the scalp daily. The combination of the healing properties of the oils and subsequent improvement to the condition of the scalp may aid hair growth, as well as the stimulatory effect of the massage.
Surprisingly, this old-fashioned remedy has produced positive results despite the off-putting smell. Applying onion juice to the bald patches on the scalp twice a day has shown significant improvements to hair re-growth, especially in males.
Herbs such as Echinacea and Gingko Biloba help to promote strong healthy hair and support circulation and hormonal balance. Choosing appropriate herbs can help to nourish the hair follicles and encourage abundant hair.
Multivitamin supplements containing antioxidants A, C and E and B-complex vitamins will ensure that there are no nutritional deficiencies affecting hair growth. Omega-3 fatty acids and L-lysine taken daily improve skin condition and hair condition.
Homeopathy may be useful when looking for natural alopecia cures and an experienced homeopath will assess physical, emotional, and psychological makeup before prescribing a remedy.
Hypnotherapy has been attributed to reducing stress, which can also contribute towards hair loss. With reduced stress levels as well as a decrease in anxiety and depression levels, many alopecia sufferers have seen a significant improvement after several hypnotherapy sessions.