If you're suffering from alopecia then you're probably looking for a treatment. Essential oils for hair growth are one of the possible treatments for you. Of course not all volatile oils promote hair growth. Only some of the essential oils are a good fit for this particular issue. You should bear in mind that not all of the mentioned oils will necessarily help you. In the worst case scenario none of those substances will. Please bear in mind that every one reacts differently to the ethereal oil treatment and some oils are beneficial for some people, but not for others. Unfortunately, as it usually is in the case of hair loss treatment, you have to start the treatment and measure the results. If they are satisfying then you should continue the treatment. If not, you should stop it.
A few words about essential oils
An essential oil, according to Wikipedia, is a concentrated liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. The list of essential oils is very long. Most of them are extracted by distillation. They are used in various applications – cosmetics, perfumes, food flavoring and others. Aetherolea (essential oils) regained their popularity with the rise of aromatherapy.
List of essential oils for hair growth
Oils that are mentioned below are beneficial for your hair. You should expect that those oils will stimulate the hair follicles to grow faster than they normally would do. Growing your hair faster is just a part of the equation. You should also provide your hair with substances that will nourish and strengthen it.
Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary ethereal oil is one of the most popular essential oils for hair growth. It's used in both lotions and shampoos. It's known for stimulating hair-bulbs. As a result of that, hair growing from follicles is longer, stronger and grows faster. If you're suffering from premature hair loss or graying of hair, rosemary essential oil is something worth trying. If the skin on your head is flaky or dry, you should benefit from using rosemary oil. This oil is often mixed with basil oil and tea tree oil and used to help with scalp issues.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender oil is another essential oil commonly used for hair issues. Because of its ability to regenerate calls, it can help you with problems such as alopecia, itchiness and dandruff. It's used as a hair growth agent and in hair loss prevention. It's appropriate for both dry and oily scalp. It's often mixed with rosemary oil as a hair care solution.
Tea tree essential oil
This ethereal oil is known for its ani-viral, anti-bacteria and anti-fungal properties. Because of that properties it can be used to heal infections. It's used to treat dandruff, scalp psoriasis, any scalp fungal condition and to reduce itchiness as well. If your scalp produces too much oil, tea tree oil should be of a help for you. It is often used with jojoba oil to both cleanse skin on the head and reduce hair loss.
Basil essential oil
If you have oily hair then using basil essential oil is definitely worth a try. It promotes hair growth by promoting scalp health – stimulating blood circulation in particular. You can use it in conjunction with two herbs: ivy burdock and fenugreek.
Jojoba essential oil
This one is probably the most known essential oil of all. Probably every one of us have heard about it at least once. One of the reasons it's such a popular volatile oil is that it's a good carrier oil. That means that other essential oils can be mixed in it. It's also known as one of the natural hair loss remedies. Because it's a carrier oil, it can provide great results when mixed with other volatile oils. If your hair is damaged, dry or breaking, you need an effective hair conditioner. You can prepare such a solution by mixing jojoba oil with rosemary oil or coconut oil.
How to use ethereal oils for hair growth
Now that you know which aetherolea are the most important for hair growth, it's time to use them. There are a basically two ways how you can use those oils:
you can rub them into your scalp using circular motions
you can add them to your hair cosmetics (shampoos, conditioners, etc.)
When it comes to massaging essential oils into your scalp, you should continue the circular motions for at least 15 minutes. Those motions will also stimulate blood circulation. After that you can wrap a warm towel around your head to enhance the absorption of oils. The towel should remain on your head for at least 30 minutes. You can even do that before going to sleep.
Most of the essential oils need to be mixed with a good carrier oil, like the jojoba oil, before you can use them. Before using a certain essential oil on your hair you should get to know how to use carrier oils – you have to know the ratio in which the essential oil you're using should be diluted.
As I've mentioned in the beginning of the article, you should try several different ethereal oils and measure how your hair and scalp reacts to them. You can also use some combinations of various oils. Please bear in mind that you should apply the treatment on a regular basis if you want to get results.
Using essential oils for hair growth is just the beginning
There are tons of causes of hair loss and weak hair. If you're serious about your hair growth treatment, you should also eliminate some of the causes or at least suppress them a little. Let me remind you that factors such as stress or chlorine water cause some hair issues. When it comes to stress, you can use Google to find some articles on how to deal with it. If your water isn't of good quality, you can think about buying a shower head with a filter. That kind of small improvements can go a long way.
As you can see, there is a lot of information about essential oils for hair growth worth knowing.