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How to Add Saw Palmetto to Your Shampoo

by LaMont Jones, Jr. ; Updated July 18, 2017

Saw palmetto in shampoo can help combat hair thinning and premature balding.

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Saw palmetto taken internally is known to promote prostate health in men. There’s also evidence the berry extract can address hair thinning and premature balding by lowering levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), an androgen hormone that plays a major role in hair loss and changes. Using shampoos with saw palmetto can help promote scalp health and hair growth.

Combine the glycerine soap and saw palmetto oil in the measuring cup or bowl. Stir with the tablespoon to blend them well. You now have a basic shampoo that can be enhanced, if you prefer, with a drop or two of an aromatic essential oil or rosewater, as glycerine is clear and odorless.

Using some of your water, wet your hair and scalp. No need to drench your head. Place one tablespoon of the shampoo into the palm of one hand. Rub your palms together and work the shampoo into your hair and scalp. Using your fingertips, gently massage the scalp to stimulate circulation, which can aid hair growth.

Using the washcloth, wipe any shampoo or suds from your face and neck. Place the shower cap on your head. After about 15 minutes, remove the shower cap and rinse the shampoo out of your with your water. Pat your hair and head with the towel to remove excess water and let the rest air dry.