Salam Alaikum Beautiful. Peace Be Upon You
Since I had my first daughter I have struggled with hair loss or thinning of my hair.
Few months after I gave birth the thinning started. This was pretty normal as we tend to lose lots of hair after birth but it didn’t stop.
I was getting very worried and this started affecting my self-esteem.
SoI tried all the shampoos I could possibly find from cheap to the expensive one.
Results were visible after only 2 weeks
My only miracles and natural remedy have been essential oils.
After I started using essential oils I started to see results within 2 weeks of use. I was still losing my hair but not as much as I used to.
We all know how frustrating and stressful it can be to brush our hair and find tones on the brush and also this feeling of insecurity it might create.
After all, it is our beauty and as women, our hair is our pride and this can sometimes cause serious self-esteem issue.
Hair loss is more common than you may think and affect men and women alike.
Essential oils have been a huge help for all kind of issues I had or still have for myself and my family, a mood-booster, stress-reliever and lately a sleep aid,
When I have any tension in my body or a headache after a long day of staring at my computer screen, I reach for my trusty bottle of peppermint oil or lavender to relax and unwind from a busy day.
Essential oils have many benefits
Aside from helping with stress relief and muscle pain, essential oils are also great for upping your energy.
Getting rid of a cough that won’t seem to go away, and even helping with toothaches.
Yeah, honestly they are my go-to—their uses are endless.
Adding a few drops of different essential oils to your shampoo or conditioner is a fantastic way to get your hair thicker and healthier overall.
I’m not talking about serious alopecia that most of the time requires a medical treatment I’m talking about thinning of the hair without leaving bald spots, that’s where a combination of different carrier oil and a mix of essential oils can help.
Ageing, perimenopause and hormonal imbalance can be a big trigger for hair loss.
6 most common factors that contribute to hair loss
2 Stress and anxiety
5 Hormones imbalance
The huge benefits of adding essential oils to your shampoo and hair mask are that it can really do a lot of things from helping hair grow back to adding strength, thickness and shine. What we all want. I must say that the following essential oils added to my hair mask or shampoo have really helped.
7 Best essential oil for hair loss
1 peppermint essential oil
When applied on hair Peppermint oil can cause a cold, tingling feeling as it increases circulation to the area it’s applied to.
It is not recommended to use peppermint on its own as it might give a really strong burning sensation always add it to carrier oil.
As it contains menthol, it allows the blood vessels just under the skin to dilate, giving an additional or a good kick to the hair. This additional blood flow helps promote hair growth.
2 Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is really one of my favourite oil I use it for everything.
Well known for its flowery scent and has many benefit for hair
- Soothing properties
- Help relieves stress which is as we know a common factor for hair loss.
- Aids in eliminating dryness,
- Keeps hair moisturized, soft and smelling nice.
- Excellent for dandruff and
- A powerful natural head lice remedy when added to a mix of carrier oils.
3 Rosemary Essential Oil
Infamous for its many uses, Rosemary essential oil has been used for centuries for many of its properties. Here are some ways it can help you with.
- Reduces pain and inflammation,
- Boost the immune system.
- Some study showed evidence that Rosemary essential oil is also effective in treating patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA).
- Boost hair follicles
4 Thyme Essential Oil
- Promote hair growth by both stimulating the scalp
- Like Rosemary, thyme oil was also found to be helpful in treating alopecia.
- Increases the blood flow to the scalp and rejuvenates hair follicles which promote hair growth.
- Often added to shampoos and hair products aimed at preventing hair loss.
Be aware that thyme is a potent oil and should be used in moderation. Furthermore, it always should be blended with a carrier oil. Avoid red thyme which contains thymol and can irritate the skin.
5 Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil has many benefits one more being helping with hair loss.
- Can significantly improve blood circulation which can, as a result, encourage hair growth.
- Has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which treat fungal problems and dandruff build-up.
- Balances the oil-producing glands of the scalp.
- Great for dandruff control.
Cedarwood essential oil, along with lavender, rosemary and thyme, are effective in reversing alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in hair loss on the face and scalp.
6 Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Has powerful antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
- Works itself deep into the hair follicles.
- Helps regulate the flow of sebum.
- It moisturizes the scalp
- Relieves itching and drying.
- Has antimicrobial properties, which aids with fungal infections and scalp acne.
Tea tree essential oil is can cause redness and allergic reaction so be sure to do a patch test first if you have sensitive skin.
7. Clary Sage Essential Oil
This amazing plant produces tall spikes of lilac and pink flowers that have an incredibly potent.
It has a musky, nutty and woody-sweet scent. When massaged into the scalp, clary sage essential oil normalizes oil production and helps control and reduce dandruff.
Clary sage is known for its phytoestrogen content, which contributes to hair growth and preventing or reversing premature balding.
*Please note, if you are pregnant, clary sage essential oil can induce contractions.
How to Use Essential Oils for Your Hair?
You only need a few drops each of essential oils.
You can mix either one or more types in a shampoo or conditioner or prepare your own hair mask and add them to it.
Be aware that if you put some essential oils directly to your scalp, they may cause irritation.
Essential oils can help improve the health of your hair with very little risk of side effects and at a very affordable price. They’re also easy to use.
Using essential oils can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
This is especially common when an essential oil is applied directly to the skin,
Allergic reactions are also more common in those with sensitive skin or those who have allergies to the essential oil.
Precautions To Take When Using Essential Oils For Hair Growth:
If you are not sure how to use essential oils for hair growth, avoid contact with eyes. It is always advised to mix it to carrier oils and avoid using it on the face.
Ask for the advice of your doctor or a licensed natural health practitioner before using any natural remedy.
If you are pregnant, suffer from hypertension or have epilepsy, you should avoid rosemary essential oil. Again, ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Although reactions are rare with proper use, always perform a skin patch test before using a new essential oil to ensure you will not have an allergic reaction to it.
I would love to hear what other remedies you are using to treat hair loss in the comment section below. Have you tried those oils and have you seen any improvements? And don’t forget sharing is caring.
Peace, love and blessings to you.
Amanee the founder of naturaleeyou