In today's blog we look at The Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth! These are the best natural essential oils for encouraging healthy normal hair growth.
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Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender has lots of antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help to keep your scalp healthy. When you've got a healthy scalp your hair is going to be healthy.
This study found that Lavender Oil is able to generate faster hair growth in mice.
Lavender Oil has also done really well in comparison to minoxidil how minoxidil is a chemical product - it's a vasodilator, so it helps to enlarge your veins that are heading up towards your scalp making sure that there's lots of nutrients that get there so that your scalp is nourished and your hair is healthy.
Compared to this chemical product, lavender oil it does just as well and in some cases even better than minoxidil so it's worth checking out
Mix several drops of lavender oil into 3 tablespoons of a carrier oil like olive oil or melted coconut oil and apply it directly to your scalp.
Leave it in for about 10minutes before washing it out and shampoo as you normally would and you can do this several times per week.
When you apply peppermint oil directly to your skin, it suddenly feels a bit cool and tingly in the area that the Peppermint oil has just touched. Suddenly the circulation has just increased there and that's what causes the cool tingly feeling and now peppermint oil can help to promote hair growth in the anagen or growing phase.
A study found that peppermint oil when used on mice increased the number of follicles, follicle depth and overall hair growth.
Rosemary Essential Oil
If you want to improve hair thickness and hair growth, then Rosemary Oil is a really good option to go for. It's a great choice because it helps to improve cellular generation. According to a study Rosemary Oil performed just as well as Minoxidil but with less scalp itching as a side effect.
Just mix several drops of Rosemary Oil with Coconut Oil. Apply it down for at least 10 minutes before washing it out with shampoo. Do this twice per week for the best results.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedar wood is thought to promote hair growth, reduce hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties which can help to treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss including a mixture with Lavender and Rosemary.
Cedar Wood extract was able to reduce hair loss in this study in people with Alopecia Areata.
So you just mix a few drops of cedar wood oil with a carrier oil, for example coconut oil or olive oil massage it into your scalp and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and then wash out as normal with a paraben free and sulfate free shampoo.
Cedar wood oil is actually very easy to find in normal supermarkets but you can find it in smaller health care shops
Tea Tree Oil
A 2013 study found that a mixture containing tree tea tree oil and minoxidil was more effective than just the Minoxidil on its own in improving hair growth. More studies are needed on using Tea Tree Oil.
Ylang Ylang essential Oil
If you've got oily skin or oily scalp it's not a good idea to use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. This is because it's really for dry scalps because it can stimulate sebum production.
A lack of enough oil and enough sebum on your scalp can cause hair to become brittle and dry and the ends can snap off. So your Ylang Ylang Essential oil helps to improve the texture and moisturise your hair follicles.
Mix five drops of essential Ylang Ylang Oil with two tablespoons of warm oil.
Massage it onto your scalp and wrap your head with a warm towel. Leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it out.
Thyme essential oil
Thyme can help to promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp and actively preventing hair loss. Like Cedar Wood Oil, Thyme Oil has been found effective in helping to regrow hair in people who are suffering with Alopecia Areata.Thyme is also a very strong oil so you'll only need around a couple of drops in your carrier oil. You leave it on for about ten minutes and then wash it out.
Some of these essential oils can cause allergic reactions. You're more likely to have an allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin and you have allergies to lots of other things already.
Make sure you're mixing them with carrier oils, for example coconut oil or olive oil.
Symptoms of a skin irritation include:
- Contact Dermatitis
- A Redness in the Affected Area
- Burning discomfort or Painful tingling.
The best thing to do is to dip a cotton bud into the essential oil and just place it somewhere inconspicuous, maybe on your wrist or behind your ear and leave it for about 24 hours or 48 hours to be on the safe side. If you don't see any irritation and it doesn't feel different in any way then you should be good to go.
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