Hair loss is unpleasant and frustrating problem which people face regardless of gender and age. Essential oil blends may significantly improve hair condition provided they are used at early symptoms of excessive hair fall.
Who does not want to have luxurious and strong hair? However, it often happens that hair loss starts when one acquires hormonal imbalance, undergo stress or suffer nutrition deficiency. If you already faced such unpleasant situation – don’t be in panic, because there is always a way out. Essential oils can be a natural remedy to stop hair loss as most of them possess healing properties for hair care.
Essential Oils Benefits List
- Reduce hair loss
- Stimulate hair growth by enhancing blood circulation in scalp
- Improve hair condition preventing split ends
You should take into account that aromatherapy is not able to cure the progressive alopecia (hair loss) completely. However, the use of essential oils can cause regeneration of hair follicles in a certain degree and reduce hair loss. In addition, use of essential oils for hair loss is a cheaper and safer alternative to expensive medicinal products.
If you wish to stop hair loss you can apply masks, conditioners, massage blends with essential oils. You can even enrich shampoos and conditioners for hair with different oil combination just for better results. Nevertheless, healthy hair may be obtained through patience and regular procedures – so be ready to keep patience. Usually, it is possible to notice new hair growth using essential oils after at least 3 months, but many people see improvements in the hair structure and its appearance much earlier. So it is time to save hair! But first, it is better to learn tips to apply essential oil in hair treatment.
How to Use Essential Oils for Hair
- Do not exceed the recommended amount of oil in recipes. Otherwise, there is a risk to get skin irritation or burn.
- If after applying the oil on your skin, you feel a strong burning sensation, then wash it off immediately. It means you have allergy to particular essential oil. Just remember that sometimes essential oils can cause allergic reactions.
- Essential oils can irritate the mucous membranes. To avoid this, after the use of a mixture of oils, wash your hands well. Never touch eyes after using essential oils.
- Pregnant and lactating mothers should consult a doctor before using essential oils.
- If you already have skin inflammation, rashes, blemishes – avoid using essential oils.
- Masks with essential oils to cure hair loss, you can keep on your head for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Or to leave for the whole night.
I’m not an exception in facing the problem of hair loss. I spent much time finding the natural ways to restore my hair and cure hair loss. Hair masks, hair rinse, scalp massage – this doesn’t even complete the whole list of things I’ve tried. One day my friend gave me a set of essential oils as a present, and seems to me, since that time I got interested in aromatherapy: studied benefits of oils for skin and hair, their properties for health and methods of usage. So, according to what I’ve learned, I introduce the most effective recipes stimulating hair growth with essential oils.
Best Oils for Hair Loss
- clary sage
- tea tree
You can mix essential oils for hair recipes: shampoos enrichment and making balms or scalp treatment blends. They are also suitable for various organic hair masks and they may have different effect on hair condition depending on which natural ingredients you will use.
Adding Essential Oils to Shampoo
You will need:
- store bought or homemade shampoo
- 15 drops of jojoba oil
- rosemary essential oil
- lavender essential oil
- tea tree essential oil
Essential oils are characterized with its high activity so you need just a small amount for better results. They can be used safely on scalp on restricted dose so there will be no unwanted skin reaction like swelling, irritation or itching. Before adding essential oils to commercial or herbal shampoo follow a certain number of drops listed in the table below.
For elderly and people with specific health condition dilutions must be no more than 1%. Always make sure that essential oils uses on hair aren’t contraindicated by medical state like high blood pressure, epilepsy, cancer, asthma or heart problem.
Shampoo Volume / 1% blend / 3% blend:
30ml bottle – 6 drops / 18 drops
60ml bottle – 12 drops / 36 drops
100ml bottle – 20 drops / 60 drops
120ml bottle – 24 drops / 72 drops
250ml bottle – 50 drops / 150 drops
500ml bottle – 100 drops / 300 drops
Jojoba oil is one of the most popular and oils when speaking about natural hair loss remedies as it can be easily mixed with any other oil. It can give good perspectives for people suffering hair loss due to dry or damaged hair. Jojoba oil is often applied in combination with rosemary oil in various hair treatment recipes.
For nourishing your hair on a daily basis stir essential oils in jojoba oil and then add to shampoo. Use enriched shampoo as usual to wash hair. Do not exceed the amount of essential oils because it can provoke scalp irritation and even chemical burn.
Essential Oils for Hair Loss Treatment
You will need:
- 100 ml of distilled water
- 15 ml of apple cider vinegar
- 5 drops of rosemary oil
- 6 drops of jojoba oil
- 3 drops of carrot oil
- 3 drops of geranium oil
In this recipe rosemary and geranium oils play important role. Both of them are very beneficial for hair growth and treating different problems associated with hair loss.
Rosemary improves blood circulation to the scalp, contributing to the healthy flow of oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles. It is believed to slow down graying – that is, it maintains your natural hair color longer – and reduces flakiness and dryness on your scalp.
Mix the ingredients well. Use this mixture after shampooing hair: spray it on damp hair and let it dry naturally. Store the mixture in fridge for 10 days – after time pass prepare a new one. Before applying on hair – shake the bottle well.
Essential Oils for Hair Growth Recipe
You will need:
- 10 ml of jojoba oil
- 8 drops of lavender oil
- 2 drops of geranium oil
- 2 drops of rosemary
Apply the mask 1-2 times a week. Leave the mixture on the hair and scalp for at least 30 minutes before shampooing. You can easily wash off the mask with your favorite shampoo and apply hair rinse if you wish.
Essential Oils Scalp Massage
You will need:
- 20 ml of grape seed oil
- 3 drops of rosemary oil
- 4 drops of geranium oil
- 4 drops of lavender oil
- 1 drop of bay oil
- 4 drops of cypress oil
- 2 drops of cinnamon oil
- 2 drops of juniper
Mix all the ingredients. Apply a little of this mixture on the tips of the fingers and begin to massage. Gently rub massage oil into the scalp, avoiding the whole length of hair (otherwise it will be difficult to remove oily residue from hair without washing it several times with shampoo). Do this procedure preferably before bedtime and in the morning wash your hair with shampoo. If you’re afraid the pillow will have oily spots then cover it with a towel before sleep.
Essential Oils for Hair Growth and Thickness
You will need:
- 10 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops of basil essential oil
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
- 5 drops of geranium essential oil
- 5 drops of clove essential oil
- 20 ml of jojoba or grapeseed oil
Combine all ingredients together in a glass bottle. This blend of essential oils can be used as a mask and as a massage oil to prevent hair loss. Natural remedy will not only help stop hair loss, but also stimulate faster hair growth making hair grow thicker. Apply the mixture 2 times a week. Keep the mixture in fridge.
Hair Growth Tonic Recipe: Essential Oils for Alopecia
You will need:
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of cedar essential oil
- 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 5 ml (1 tsp) of jojoba oil
- 20 ml of grapeseed oil
According to information of National Cancer Institute lavender and tea tree oils have been found to possess some hormone-like effects similar to estrogen (female sex hormone) and also block or significantly decrease the influence of androgens (male sex hormones). Accordingly, it is logical to conclude that alopecia by excessive production of androgens may be treated with mixture of lavender and tea tree oil.
Mix the ingredients well. Use the mixture as a mask or a massage oil for the hair as usual. Preferably apply oil blend on scalp before washing hair with shampoo. Put a shower cap on and leave it on for one hour.
Essential Oils for Hair Baldness
You will need:
- 20 ml of burdock oil
- 3 drops Rosemary
- 5 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Cypress
- 4 drops Clary Sage
In this recipe we take burdock oil as a base for hair mask. Burdock has been used as an important medicinal herb in Western folk and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, primarily valued for its skin and hair healing benefits. Nowadays burdock is an ingredient in hair tonics for stimulating hair growth and in cosmetics with modern studies revealing its efficacy as a cosmetic treatment for hair loss.
Mix all the ingredients. This blend of essential oils helps to stimulate blood circulation and thus, promotes hair growth. It is also suitable for oily scalp as it helps to balance sebum production. Rub the mixture with circular movements into the scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash it off with your favorite shampoo.
Try these natural ways to make your hair grow faster and stronger. Good luck!