Hair loss? Try the nettle

Nettle is a very well known perennial herb in our meadows. Known for its stinging power, it is an edible herb with interesting properties also in natural cosmetics, as in hair loss treatments.

The properties of nettle for the hair

Nettle leaves provide vitamins and minerals useful for strengthening hair : in particular, nettle is rich in sulfur, zinc, copper, iron, calcium and potassium in addition to vitamins A, C, B2, B5 and B9. For this reason, the use of nettle-based extracts helps restore the natural beauty of one's hair and prevent it from falling out.

Nettle is a remedy suitable for those with hair that appears fragile and devitalized or against hair loss and is also an excellent ally to combat dandruff and oily hair.

Dried and reduced powdered nettle leaves can be used to prepare aqueous or oily macerated infusions to be used as a hair lotion or they can be added to dry shampoos, hair masks or shampoos for fragile and fine hair that fall .

Nettle among edible plants

Nettle infusion against hair loss

The nettle infusion can be used as an anti-hair loss lotion . It is a natural remedy useful for nourishing and strengthening fragile hair and even those with greasy hair or dandruff can benefit from the use of the nettle infusion.


> 10 grams of dried nettle leaves

> 90 ml of water


Nettle is prepared by simply boiling the water and pouring it over the dried nettle leaves. It is then left to infuse for fifteen minutes and is filtered with a colander or with a narrow-mesh cotton cloth.

Once cooled, apply to the hair and massage on the roots. The infusion, if advanced, can be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within three or four days.

Nettle in a nutshell

Urtica dioica, known as nettle, is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Urticaceae family. Nettle is widely distributed in our meadows where we generally tend to avoid it due to the stinging power of the leaves.

Leaves and stems are in fact covered with hairs that defend the plant from the attack of the animals: when the hairs are touched, their apex breaks and secretes a substance rich in irritating toxins that cause itching and redness.

Despite this drawback, nettle leaves have always been used for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic purposes thanks to their richness in vitamins and mineral salts.

The leaves can be collected by wearing gloves to avoid the undesired effects of nettle: after harvesting the leaves must be washed, dried and left to dry away from light and moisture for a few days.

Dried nettle leaves can then be used to prepare hair masks, dry shampoos, infusions and macerated .

Discover the other remedies against hair loss

To know more:

> Nettle, properties and benefits

> The nettle among the remedies against alopecia

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