It can be difficult to find a good natural hair remedy that work good but they do exist. Moringa is one particular remedy that has numerous benefits for your hair. One benefit in particular is hair growth. A healthy head of hair means more growth so pretty much if you have one you have the other. Taking moringa oil for hair growth has been found to be very effective although it is not the only way to go about using moringa. Consuming moringa can also be effective.
Anyone out there can benefit from what moringa brings to the table. From what I have found online moringa oil seems to be a more popular choice with African hair types due to brittleness, but nonetheless it will help everyone out that uses it.
What It Can Do For You
There are some pretty amazing stories out there when it comes to moringa. This superfood is incredible and is said to treat over 300 diseases, so giving you some good healthy hair should be easy for it.
From doing research online and reading many personal stories from people that have used moringa oil I have heard it all. I have heard moringa benefits hair by helping it grow faster, reversing hair loss, hair thinning and alopecia.
You might be wondering… well how does it do all of this. What is in moringa that makes it such a great hair health choice? Well I’ll tell you…
Why Moringa Works
Moringa is considered a superfood so as you can imagine it is jammed packed with nutrients that are great for your health in a number of ways, good/strong hair just being one. It is also great for skin health and reducing wrinkles, which is closely related.
Of the many nutrients it has there are some that stand out more when it comes to your hair. These include Vitamin A, E, biotin, zinc, and silica.
Vitamin A is extremely important for overall health and is often thought of when it comes to eye health. But it also play a big role in hair health and hair growth. If you are deficient in this vitamin then hair loss is one of the common symptoms.
Many hair growth supplements on the market actually contain vitamin A, but of course it is usually better to get it from a natural source like moringa.
Moringa contains packs a lot of this vitamin for its weight. According to the USDA, there is 378mcg of vitamin A in 100g of dried moringa leaves. And from what I have found when it comes to powder moringa supplements there is around 165mcg per 1g of powder. I am unsure how much there would be in oil, but I’d assume a fairly good amount.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can do wonders for your scalp. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps repair hair follicles among other things. It has also been shown to increase blood circulation which means more nutrients going to your scalp, which means a healthier scalp, which always means healthier hair.
I actually found a study here that was performed on patients that were experiencing balding where Tocotrienols (part of the Vitamin E family) were proven to increase the number of hairs patients had.
Moringa happens to have an abundance of vitamin E. With just 2 grams of moringa powder you can expect to get somewhere around 1.28mg of vitamin E, which is about 7% of the RDA for an adult.
Everyone knows that biotin is great for hair growth. Many hair growth supplements that I have seen on the market are for the most part biotin and nothing else. There still needs to be more research done on why biotin actually works, but there are studies proving that it does indeed work.
According to HealthLine, there was study performed in 2015 on women patients experiencing hair loss. A biotin supplement administered daily for 90 days increased hair and decreased shedding significantly.
I wasn’t able to find out how much biotin moringa has, but I do know that it does contain at least some.. And any amount is good.
You may have heard dermotologists recommend zinc for hair health before. It is another common recommendation and for good reason. It plays a big role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails.
Hair loss is one of the many negative side effects of not getting enough zinc in your diet. If you do not get enough zinc then the protein structures of the hair follicles are said to break down, which ultimately results in hair loss. Zinc also is important when it comes to DNA/RNA production as well as hormonal balance, both of which are linked to hair health.
The amount of zinc that moringa has will vary. According to the USDA 100g of dried leaves will contain 0.60mg of zinc but according to Examine.com 2.04mg was found when testing a 100g dried leaves sample.
Silica is a gel-like substance produced by moringa as a way to protect itself from bugs as well as for other reasons. Just as it can protect a plant like moringa, it can also protect your hair.
Silica is a micronutrient that is important for development in just about every part of the human body. As we age, the silica we have decreases. This is one of the reasons why young people have silky hair and soft skin, but this turns to dry and rough the older we get.
Some good natural sources of silica include leafy green vegetables. And as you can imagine most people do not get enough of these. Moringa is a great way to boost your silica intake to help get that healthy hair everyone wants.
Amino acids are crucial when it comes to overall health. Without them you wouldn’t be alive. They are involved in every life process in your body and it is very important that you get enough of them.
Luckily, moringa is a great supply of these too. There are 9 “essential amino acids”, which are ones that your body cannot synthesize, and moringa contains all 9 of them.
Four of the amino acids are necessary for keratin protein production. This is extremely important because keratin protects hair and skin from stress/ damage.
How to Take Moringa for Hair Health
There are two paths you can take. You can add a moringa powder supplement in your diet or you can apply moringa oil directly to your hair. They affects they will have will differ but many of the benefits will be the same.
If you have very dry hair then applying moringa oil to your hair and scalp is the route you are probably going to want to take. there are many ways you can go about this. Some people choose to apply oil before they shampoo their hair while others apply it after as a leave in conditioner. The good thing about moringa oil if you are going to leave it in is that it is a lightweight oil that easily absorbs. It isn’t going to leave you feeling a mess and weighing your hair down.
If you choose to supplement moringa powder then this is simple. For most supplements out there the daily recommended dose is anywhere from 1-3 grams. You can take this via capsules or mix powder into a smoothie, etc.
Should You Give Moringa a Try?
If you think your hair could be healthier and you are looking for a way to increase hair growth then why wouldn’t you give moringa a try. This isn’t called a superfood for nothing. It nothing short of super.
Moringa is a natural concoction of all these nutrients that are great for hair health. On top of this there aren’t really any downsides to taking it.
And the numbers don’t lie. There are plenty of people that claim to have improved hair health after taking moringa in either of the ways I just mentioned above.