Losing my hair, handfuls at a time until I was literally bald was a painful experience for me. Thankfully I was able to overcome my hair loss and re grow my hair through the use of aromatherapy. Knowing about aromatherapy soon became my passion and my field of study. For fifteen years now I have been able to control my hair loss and keep healthy hair with aromatherapy.
There are around 200 essential oils in use nowadays. Of those, about 35 are often used for scalp and hair. Most people who work with essential oils settle into about 10 or 15 oils they can’t live without. This article includes what I regard to be the top eight essential oils to boost and maintain hair growth.
BASIL, (Ocimum basilicum). Basil oil is a powerful scalp stimulator. When applied to the scalp you can in fact “feel” it working. It yields a warm, a little tingling sensation. When I use basil I don’t have to use a conditioner. My hair rinses out smooth, tangle free and squeaky clean. I’ve observed that basil, more than any other essential oil, makes my hair look shiny, healthy and thicker.
CARROT SEED, (Daucus carota). Carrot seed oil is great for hair and skin that is in need of nourishment, moisture and elasticity. It is pointed out for alopecia areata, fragile hair, brittle hair and falling hair. It is calming to the skin and scalp. Carrot seed oil is abundant in beta-carotene, vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, essential fatty acids and other nutrients. It is costly and harder to find than most essential oils. Although some people find it satisfying, I am not particularly fond of the scent; but I am fond of the results!
CYPRESS, (Cupressus sempervirens). Think your self in a quiet forest surrounded by tall Cypress tress. The aroma of cypress oil can carry you to that soothing place. Cypress is used to cut down oiliness in the scalp and is good for dandruff. I use cypress if I am making a nighttime scalp formula that I will leave in while I sleep. It the mind and prepares it for sleep. It is important to use only the smallest amount (1 drop) in your formula or it could have the reverse effect. I like to mix it with orange and lavender in a base of jojoba.
LAVENDER, (lavendula vera) Lavender oil is a standard in hair and skin care. It has cell-regenerating properties. It is used to support hair growth and to avoid future loss. It is helpful for all hair types. Because it has the ability to manage sebum production, it is beneficial for either oily or dry scalp. Lavender is often paired with rosemary in scalp and hair formulas. Collectively they yield an exceptional synergy for hair care.
Lemon, (Citrus limon) the essential oil comes from the rind, which is high in Vitamins A, B and C. Lemon oil is very versatile. It can be used for dry or oily hair because it aids to manage sebum production. It is anti-aging and supports cell-regeneration. It helps to bring back the hair’s natural ph level. Lemon oil can produce a healthy shine, especially to blonde hair.
PEPPERMINT, (Mentha piperita) If I could only have one essential oil for my hair it would be peppermint. It is refreshing and invigorating, outstanding to use in the morning to get the day started! Peppermint yields a cool, tingling feeling as it pumps up the scalp. It is used to support hair growth, for dandruff and itchy scalp.
ROSEMARY, (Rosmarinus officinalis) Rosemary oil is very well known for it’s great hair care qualities. For hair care, it is probably used more often than any other essential oil, specifically to promote hair growth. It is a highly effective scalp stimulator for hair loss and to strengthen thinning hair. It is also used to shine and condition hair and to bring out highlights in dark hair.
TEA TREE, (Melaleuca alternifolia) Tea tree oil has become very popular. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It is effective against any type of fungal problem of scalp such as ringworm. It is used to cure infections and to lessen itchiness. It eliminates build-up on the scalp and helps rejuvenate dull lifeless hair. It leaves hair soft, clean and manageable. Tea tree has a strong, clan medicinal scent.
It is necessary to find out and comply all safety guidelines before using any aromatherapy products. Essential oils must be diluted properly before applying to skin. Certain oils can not be used if certain medical conditions are found. Enlisting the help of a trained professional aromatherapist can help guarantee a safe and effective formula.
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