Every one want healthy hair without any hair disease, but now a days very few of them can have. But the story behind this is essential oils. Essential oil have a great healing soothing and cooling properties. Hair loss is common in both genders, which causes the hair to become thin and look unattractive
Since we do not generate new hair follicles anytime during the course of our lives, this is the largest number of hair follicles a human will ever have. Most people will notice that the density of scalp hair is reduced as they grow from childhood to adulthood. This happens because our scalps literally expand as we grow.
Now, let’s understand some of the factors that can contribute to thinning hair:
- Physical stress
- Emotional stress
- Hormonal imbalances
- Thyroid condition
- Toxic exposure
- Deficiencies in important vitamins and minerals
- Use of some products found on the market
What happens when our hair is thinning? More than likely, the hair is falling out, aka hair loss. Usually, another hair starts to grow from the same follicle, but hair growth can decrease if DHT (a male androgen hormone that causes follicles to shrink) is high. For men, male pattern baldness follows that of a receding hairline. For women, baldness is characterized by thinning on the top or the center of the head. This is also known as androgenetic alopecia.
However, there are some hair loss remedies you can use to thicken your hair naturally and. Not only will it help you gain some voluminous locks and stop hair loss, it will save you a lot of money! You can start some of these things right away, such as:
- Lifestyle changes to reduce stress
- Dietary improvements
- Regularly using certain hair thickener natural remedies, such as essential oils
Essential oils for hair loss
Several essential oils can help hair regrowth because of their ability to stimulate the tiny blood vessels of the scalp where the hair follicles are created. This stimulation helps to increase the blood flow which carries the nutrients so vital to the follicles. This is why the condition of the scalp is so important, and the correct essential oils used in regular scalp massage stimulates the microcirculatory system, relaxes the muscles of the scalp, and has a beneficial toning action too.
In 1998 researchers at the Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen in the United Kingdom conducted a 7 month study proving essential oils could sucessfully treat Alopecia areata. The essential oils used in the trials were as follows;
- Thyme white (Thymus vulgaris): White thyme essential oil contains phenols that have antimicrobial properties, which can inhibit growth of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Thyme oil kills infections, increases circulation and balances hormones.
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Rosemary is one of the best oils for enhancing hair growth, which thickens the hair. Rosemary oil is believed to increase cellular metabolism that stimulates hair growth.
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): It smells heavenly, is balancing, soothing, regenartive, anti-inflammatory and stress reducing. And while it’s great to put it right on your scalp, it is also good just to have around! Diffusing it is heavenly. And if you’re in need of some stress reduction, look to lavender. Limiting stress will definitely help your hair grow faster, too!
- Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica):Cedarwood oil, while primarily used
for treating dandruff, is a great tonic oil for overall hair health. It
has a great reputation for preventing hair loss and promoting the growth
of new hair. It is one of the first oils recommended for a person with
hair loss. Just a drop on a bald spot will promote rapid new hair growth
The essential oils were blended in a base of jojoba and grapeseed carrier oil and used on group ‘A’. The second group ‘B’ had just the base massage oil massaged into their scalp. The results revealed that 44% patients in group ‘A’ using essential oils showed improvement compared with just 15% patients in the control group ‘B’. The degree of improvement on photographic assessment was found to be highly significant.
The nutrition and conditioning provided by carrier oils such as arnica, calendula, black seed, borage, coconut, evening primrose, jojoba and macadamia when blended together with essential oils provides a truly power-packed remedy for this distressing condition. If you prefer, your essential oils can be added to a hypoallergenic carrier lotion instead of a vegetable oil.
How to use the oils
Select your essential oils from those above or the list in the sidebar below, add 5 drops to every 10mls of carrier oil, and mix together well. Pour a small amount of the blend to your hand, spread it evenly across both hands and work it into your scalp, not on your hair. Gently massage in small, circular motions all over your scalp without causing too much friction since this can damage hair roots.
After a few minutes of massaging the scalp, bend over and hang your head lower than your heart to really increase the blood flow whilst continuing to massage. Keep the mixture on your scalp as long as possible, and if it’s practical leave it overnight, then shampoo it out. To boost your treatments add your essential oils (5 drops to 10mls) to a fragrance-free base shampoo, conditioner or carrier lotion which has been specially formulated to work as an aromatherapy carrier.