Hair loss is a problem that is very common and is often difficult to emotionally cope with.
There are a lot of reasons that we lose hair, ranging from a bad diet to stress. However, at the root of it, hair fall happens because the scalp is deprived of essential nutrients and stimulation.
A method that is proving to help regrowth of hair is using essential oils. Essential oils are highly potent and aid can increase hair growth by stimulating the scalp and hair follicles.
Essential oils also have a wide range of calming effects due to their pure scent, further relaxing your mood when you practice self care.
Here are four essential oils that are highly beneficial for hair growth:
1. Rosemary oil
Rosemary essential oil helps boost hair growth by dilating (expanding) blood vessels and promoting cell multiplication. It oxygenates the scalp and makes distribution of nutrients easier. It’s widely known to thicken hair, thus helping in hair re-growth. Mix 5-6 drops of rosemary essential oil with coconut oil and apply it to your scalp. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with a natural shampoo.
2. Lemongrass oil
Lemongrass essential oil is great for combating dandruff. Dandruff is a popular reason why hair fall happens. Not only is the scent of lemongrass extremely soothing, it is effective in getting rid of a dry scalp. Mix 3-4 drops of lemongrass essential oil with your regular shampoo or conditioner (preferably natural or organic products) and use regularly.
3. Bergamot oil
Bergamot essential oil is anti-microbial and promotes a healthier scalp. It’s anti-inflammatory properties cool the scalp, reducing risk of painful inflammations like boils or excess sweating. Inflammation also contributes to hair loss and bergamot is great to combat that. Use 3-4 drops of Bergamot mixed with coconut oil and apply to your scalp. Wash your hair right after.
4. Cedar wood oil
Cedar wood is your go to oil for preventing future hair loss! This essential oil balances the oil producing glands in the scalp, providing a healthy environment for hair friendly bacteria to do their job. It also has anti-fungal properties which helps prevent dandruff and a dry and flaky scalp. This oil optimises your scalp’s health, ensuring your hair re-grows in a safe and nurturing environment. Mix 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil with coconut or castor oil and then apply on the scalp.
Essential oils are great for boosting scalp growth, but please ensure that you are using them safely. Dilute the essential oil with the carrier oil properly, and always do a patch test (apply on one portion first) to check for any type of reaction. Wishing you luscious hair and positive energy
NOTE: Essential oils should always be used after diluting them with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil and castor oil.