Essential Oils for Hair Loss and Hair Thinning

There’s no doubt about it, we all want a luxurious, full head of hair. Although hair loss is most commonly associated with men, women also suffer from this problem — and sadly hair loss in women is a lot less acceptable in society today. Such a common problem among both men and women, it’s unsurprising that so many people look for hair loss remedies far and wide.

Essential oils are extracted from plants through methods like distillation or evaporation. While essential oils are most famous for their aromatic capabilities, they also contain strong chemical properties that can be beneficial for health. Essential oils have long been used in alternative, Eastern, and homeopathic medicines thanks to their effectiveness and low risk of side effects.

One benefit some essential oils have is improving hair health. Different oils can do everything from helping hair grow to adding strength and shine.

Jojoba Oil
A scalp that has experienced severe and prolonged dryness often results in dandruff, poor hair luster, and increased hair loss. One of the great natural hair loss remedies involves using jojoba oil to moisturize the scalp’s hair follicles, which makes new hair healthy and strong. The oil may also help hair cells reproduce faster, and fortunately doesn’t leave behind any greasy residue after being washed out. To use this natural hair loss treatment, warm a few drops of the oil in your hands, massage it into your roots and then wash out after 10-15 minutes using your usual shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you’re aware of these sneaky reasons your hair could be falling out.

Olive Oil
As harmful as this oil is for cooking (much like other oils on this list), it can be great for topical application and non heated consumption in many cases. Packed with essential fatty acids, they can suppress the growth of dermatophytes and thoroughly moisturise the skin outside the body and increase levels of good fat inside the body.

Avocado Oil
Beyond the trips to Chipotle, avocado oil serves a similar function to that of olive oil. The fatty acids are good for combatting oxidative damage to the hair and scalp whilst also visibly improving hair quality. If you have split ends or frizzy hair, avocado oil will help.

Coconut oil
Coconut oil contains fatty acids that penetrate inside the hair shaft and reduce protein loss from hair. Coconut oil can be used either before or after you wash your hair depending on your hair type. If your hair tends to be oily, you can do a leave-in treatment overnight or for a few hours before you wash it. Massage coconut oil into your scalp and all of your hair. If your hair is dry, you can also use it as a leave-in treatment. There needs to be more research on coconut oil as a promoter of hair growth, but it’s been shown to improve the health and luster of hairand has been used for centuries.

Lavender oil
Lavender essential oil has a sweet, refreshing aroma. The stems and leaves induce camphoraceous notes that are softened by the sweetness of the flowers. Lavender brings deep relaxation and encourages compassion and gentleness toward others.

When massaged into the scalp, lavender essential oil improves blood circulation, can prevent hair loss and promotes hair growth. Furthermore, lavender essential oil is a powerful moisturizer, antimicrobial and antiseptic. It moisturizes the scalp, balances sebum production and is ideal for those who suffer from dandruff.

Peppermint oil
Peppermint oil is an essential oil known for its benefits to the digestion and muscles, but it also has anti-bacterial properties. Apply peppermint oil to the scalp for a tingling, invigorating sensation that can help boost blood circulation. To apply and mix essential oils such as peppermint oil, add three drops to gentle shampoo and to moisturizing conditioner for a rejuvenating boost to your morning hair care routine.

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