Get Your Hair Growing With These Essential Oils
I love my hair. I know it’s an odd thing to say, but it’s true. It’s probably one of my favorite features about myself. I don’t take particular pride in my smile, my legs, arms, or so on, but my hair, it’s always been good to me.
So that’s why when I noticed more and more strands ending up on my brush and my shower drain, I was a little worried. I wanted this to stop, and I wanted to make sure my hair stayed shiny, thick, and on my head.
If you have dry or frizzy hair, you know how difficult it can be to manage. If you have hair loss, or are seeing a bald spot on your partner, this information might be useful to you. While there is no single cause for damaged locks; it’s attributed to various lifestyle and environmental problems, there is something we can do about it.
Whether your hair damage is use to excessive coloring, or you’re just looking to get back some of that luster and strength, essential oils can help.
That’s right, you don’t have to give up the highlights, just incorporate a few select oils for hair growth into your routine and watch your mane grow.
Essential oils for hair loss
The good news is that no matter how dry, damaged, or brittle your hair may be, essential oils can reverse the damage and give you healthy beautiful hair.
Essential oils have been used for years for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Most commonly used with diffusers, they are very concentrated and potent, extracted from various plant and tree parts like flowers, stem, leaves and fruits.
Though it is a not much talked about, these oils can also work wonders on your hair and scalp by reaching deep into the hair shafts and follicles to help produce healthy and shiny hair. While some oils promote healthy hair growth, improves its condition and strengthens the hair shafts, others oils for frizzy hair help keep your mane under control, even in humid condition. There are even oils that work to soothe irritated scalps and control dandruff.
Let’s see how they’re best used.
As essential oils are highly concentrated and potent, they should not be applied directly to your hair or scalp but be first mixed with a base oil like olive, coconut, flaxseed or sunflower oil. They can also be mixed with ghee or diluted with some herbal rinse or floral water.
It is recommended to blend 20-60 drops of essential oils into a 100 ml base oil by starting with the minimum amount and increasing as required. The blend should then be massaged into your hair and scalp and left for an hour. For added conditioning, you can leave the mixture overnight as well. Next, just simply wash out the application with shampoo and let your hair dry naturally.
Essential oils can also be used as a hair rinse by mixing 10-20 drops of the oil in a cup of herbal rinse or final rinse.
You’ll get the best results by using the best products. Choose the best essential oil brands to make sure you’re not just subjecting your hair to more chemicals.
Essential oils for hair growth
Though there are hundreds of essential oils available, here are the recommended oils for improved hair growth:
Cedarwood oil promotes overall hair health and specifically treats dandruff. It’s so potent that all it takes is a single drop on a bald spot to promote rapid hair growth.
This is versatile oil which soothes inflammation, detoxes, promotes hair growth and is calming and relaxing.
Carrot seed oil
Carrot seed oil is highly nutritive to the hair and famous for its nourishing, hormone regulating and detoxifying qualities.
This oil is included in many hair formulas for improving blood circulation to the follicles and thus improving capillary strength.
Clary sage is famous for promoting hair growth, preventing dandruff, restricting the buildup of oil in hair and reducing hair loss.
Helichrysum has regenerative qualities which support scalp tissue. It improves scalp circulation to promote blood and nutrient flow to hair follicles and thus improve their growth.
Lavender not only smells heavenly but has stress reducing, anti-inflammatory, balancing and soothing properties which together help your hair grow better.
Rosemary helps treat oily skin, dandruff and lack luster hair. It promotes hair growth by increasing scalp circulation and stimulating cellular metabolism.
Ylang ylang is known to reduce stress and helps balance scalp oil production, helps with split ends and improves hair thickness.
Ready, set, SHINE
See if you have a specific issues you want to address and which essential oils can help with it. If you just are looking to strength, restore shine, and increase the rate of hair growth, many of these oils will do the trick. See which ones you already have at home, or spruce up your collection with a couple new additions.
The only people who never worry about their hair, are the ones who are fortunate enough to have luxurious beautiful manes to start with. With a little assistance from your favorite oils, you’ll soon be in the beautiful hair club!