Essential oils have traditionally been ingredient in hair care recipes. There are several essential oils that can help counter hair loss because of their ability to penetrate down the tiny blood vessels and stimulate the scalp to create more hair follicles. Additionally, essential oils carry the nutrients to the hair follicles and also increase the blood flow. Usage of correct Essential oil on regular basis can condition the scalp to regrow the hair and provide the required relaxation and toning to the scalp muscles. Rosemary, chamomile, lavender, thyme white and tea tree some essential oils that are often found in shampoos and conditioners these days. Here is a look at some essential oil and carrier oil combinations that have been proven to effectively treat alopecia and hair loss. Choose an appropriate blend for your scalp and massage it at least thrice a week on your scalp. For better results wrap a warm, moist towel on your scalp after the massage to enhance absorption of Essential oil. You may even add the recommended essential oils to your shampoos and conditioners.
Carrot Seed And Carrot Root Oil
Carrot seed oil can invigorate dry and pallid hair follicles and protect the scalp against the damages done by UV rays. Carrot seed oil is beneficial for those who spend most of their time outdoors and are exposed to environmental toxin such as pollution, smog, UV rays etc. Carrot Root Oil is a supercritical extract of carrot roots and contains abundant carotenes and antioxidants. It is one of the most beneficial oil for hair loss as it regenerates the scalp skin and hair follicle cells. It contains a vitamin called Retin-A which is good enough to treat even male pattern baldness. Use 1-3% of carrot root oil or 0.5 – 2% of carrot seed oil emulsified in Jojoba oil for a stimulating scalp massage. Leave the oil on hair overnight and wash it off with a mild shampoo in the morning.
Cedarwood Seed Oil
Cedarwood seed oil is best suited for those suffering with hair loss due to dandruff or those who are experiencing decreased optimal hair growth. Cedarwood seed oil is also beneficial for those undergoing hair loss due to fungal, bacterial infections or immune deficiencies. Cedarwood normalizes oily and dry scalp and keep your hair pH at normal level. Use 4-5% of cedarwood seed essential oil and blend it with Thyme, lavender, Jojoba or grapeseed oil.
Ideal for normal and fine hair, Chamomile oil conditions and soothes your hair giving it a shine and golden highlight. Chamomile herb grows in the temperate zone and its flowers are known for its medicinal properties. Chamomile oil can be used to treat hair loss due to inflammation and irritation of scalp. The oil can also be used to treat cellular damage in hair follicle. Chamomile oil is also known for its cooling properties because of which it can be used to treat hair loss due to overheated scalp. In case your hair is thinning, you can use chamomile infusion to treat it. Boil some water and add some chamomile flowers to it. Let the flowers steep in the water for 30 minutes. Strain the infusion and let it cool. Pour this warm yellow infusion over your washed hair and then towel dry. The infusion will leave behind a golden hue and apple scent in your hair.
Sometimes hair loss is due to hormonal imbalances. Clary sage can help in balancing skin’s and scalp’s estrogen level. Additionally, clary sage can limit sebum production and stimulate hair growth. It can also help in treatment of dandruff. Use 0.5 – 1% of Clary Sage oil with a carrier oil like olive or jojoba.
A well-established traditional folk remedy for hair loss, Lavender Oil balances natural oils of the scalp making it valuable for all hair types. Its sedative and anti-depressant action makes it useful for treatment of hair loss due to stress and nervous tensions. Lavender oil also has amazing anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties which can be used to treat inflammatory scalp conditions, dry and flaky scalp. Lavender oil can be blended with most floral and citrus oils. 0.5 – 3% of this oil can be blended with vetiver or patchouli oil to recover from hair loss and make it shiny-soft.
Packed with stimulants and anti-oxidants, Rosemary oil has been used since old times to treat hair problems. The oil helps scavenge free radicals and enhances blood flow to the hair follicles. This oil is also effective for treatment of dandruff, scalp irritation and itchiness. Its minty-herbaceous scent also improves alertness and memory.