The hair of a person forms an important part of his or her appearance. The follicles of the hair start developing in the womb in the 22nd week of pregnancy. The factors such as color, thickness, and texture of the hair depend mostly on the genes.
However, the quality of the hair and how it is maintained depends a lot on the person. Constant styling using heat tools, chemical-ridden and harsh shampoos, hair creams and gels can ruin the quality of the hair.
For most people, having such a hair routine that is bound to affect them negatively is compulsory for their work or school. As a result, the person starts losing hair at a very young age.
This situation can be avoided while also styling the hair with proper care and subtle changes in the lifestyle. Essential oils are one of the most popular and effective ways of regaining hair strength, shine, quality and promoting hair growth.
Whether your hair loss is caused by your styling or other daily habits, these oils can be relied upon for a total hair revival.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss can be the result of a variety of factors including the following:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Stress (Physical/ Mental/ Emotional)
- Hereditary/ Genetic issues
- Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies
- Thyroid problem
- Exposure to a toxic environment
Which Essential Oils Are Best For Hair Regrowth?
Carrot Seed Oil
Found in the Northern Europe areas, this oil is not only used as an excellent tonic for skin but is highly nutritional for your hair.
Wild carrots are used to gather this oil. It is known for its detoxification, hair growth and hormones regulation properties. Although the carrots are odorless the head of seeds is pungent.
This oil, with a woodsy warm scent, stimulates the hair growth from hair follicles by increasing the flow of blood towards the scalp, reducing the hair loss, treating thinning of hair and alopecia (autoimmune skin disease).
It is also used for treating dandruff and hair health. It works by balancing the oil production from scalp glands and acting as an anti-fungal and antibacterial.
The word ‘chamomile’ has a Greek origin, meaning Chamai: ‘on the ground’ and Melon: apple’, thus, giving this oil an apple scent and a non-greasy texture to the hair.
A blue-green colored oil that has calming and relaxing properties that soothe and act as an anti-inflammatory agent. It protects the hair against the pollutants and prevents damage.
It is used for treating dandruff, dermatitis, and psoriasis as well as for relieving itchy and dry scalp.
This oil has hormonal balancing properties along with its calming and relaxing qualities. The musty nutty scented Clary Sage oil promotes the hair growth and prevents dandruff by limiting the production of sebum.
It is known to contain Phytoestrogen agent that is very good for women’s reproductive health which increases the metabolic activity and regeneration of the cells, leading to a reversal of premature balding.
Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress is one of the oldest trees that are almost seventeen years old. Oil is extracted from the twigs of this tree.
The oil extracted has a smoky earthy scent. It is a constituent of various hair growth formulas as it increases the blood circulation and strengthens the capillaries. metabolic activity and regeneration of the cells, leading to the reversal of premature balding.
It is a member of the Asteraceae family of plants that are found in the Mediterranean region. The oil extracted from this plant has regenerative properties that promotes hair growth by improving the circulation of blood to the scalp.
It also has anti-inflammatory characteristics that support the nutrients supply to the hair.
With a heavenly scent, Lavender has calming, soothing and relaxing qualities along with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic and regenerative characteristics that support fast hair growth.
It reduces the stress levels, promotes gentle behavior towards other people and moisturizes the scalp by balancing the production of sebum.
Lemon Seed Oil
The lemon peel has citric traits, with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-infection qualities that resolve the acne and dandruff problems. It also eliminates the oil from the scalp.
Patchouli Essential Oil
With an exotic scent, this essential oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that come from the fields of Philippines, India, and Indonesia.
It has a sensual earthy characteristic that it cures skin and scalp problems like dandruff, eczema, dermatitis and hair fall etc and promotes the hair growth.
A spearmint-water mint hybrid, the peppermint oil has a pungent menthol scent that has a cooling effect that is known to rejuvenate and revive the lost energy and stimulate positive nature from within the person.
It increases the flow of blood towards the scalp, inducing hair growth by unclogging the pores on the scalp.
One of the best oils used for promoting hair growth and enhancing the strength of hair strands.
With a powerful woody minty smell, it increases the metabolism of cells and acts as a tonic for refreshing and clearing the scalp off of dandruff, excess oil.
It stimulates the blood flow towards the hair follicles along with the nutrients. It cures itching of the scalp.
Tea Tree Oil
This oil has been used since ages for it’s potent anti-fungal and antimicrobial characteristics. It has a fresh woody aroma, that evaporates as applied. It clears out dandruff from the scalp and moisturizes it, thus relieving dryness and itching.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme increases the flow of blood towards the scalp region thus promoting the hair growth. It is a potent oil, therefore, should be used with special care.
One of the available thyme oil contains an active agent known as ‘thymol’ which can irritate the skin, therefore, special care should be taken while it purchases. Make sure that you buy Thyme linalool as it serves as the best skin softener.
Vetiver oil, coming from Nepal and India, has a thick brown consistency and an earthy woody aroma. It aids best in the reduction of hair loss through the enhancement of hair growth.
It prevents early graying of hair strands as well as baldness caused due to stress. It has calming and soothing properties, relieves tension and stops the hair follicles from aging prematurely.
With a beautiful scent and a long-lasting musty aroma, Ylang oil is known to be one of the best quality oils available naturally that possesses soothing and relaxing qualities.
It promotes the volume of hair and gets rid of split-ends. By reducing the production of sebum, Ylang oil not only improves the strength of hair but also balances the pH levels of the scalp, making it suitable for the itchy dry scalp. It also gets rid of head lice.
No matter which essential oil you use for whatever purpose, it is always advised to perform a patch test first to avoid any potential allergic reactions. In addition, never use the oil directly on the skin.
For the people suffering from specific health conditions such as heart and lung diseases, diabetes, autoimmune disease or on medication are advised to consult with their health professional before using any essential oil.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also always talk with their doctor before using any essential oils.