Essential Oils for Hair Loss
How to Treat Hair Loss Naturally
Men are far more likely to lose hair than women, or it’s far more noticeable because men tend to lose hair due to pattern baldness, where women usually lose theirs from thinning.
There are many reasons why you may suffer from hair loss. some of them are as follows:
Stress – if you know you are suffering from stress, have been too busy to look after yourself and are suffering from hair loss you can get a blood test to see what your vitamin B levels are like.
Taking Vitamin B can help to bring back your strong healthy hair.
Take care of yourself, learn how to deal with stress.
Maybe it’s as simple as going for a walk in the country, taking up exercise classes (exercise is a great way to relief stress) or meditation.
Whatever works….to help your become less stressed.
Low Iron – If you are suffering from low iron your doctor will put your on iron supplements, but it does take time for your iron levels to increase, so you may not notice any difference in hair growth for some time.
Often low iron and menapause go hand in hand so it is important to see your doctor and get your levels checked if you are at that stage of life.
Once your levels increase your hair will become healthy again.
Chemicals – Stop whatever chemicals you are using that are causing your hair loss. It might be as simple as the chemicals that are in your shampoo.
Give your hair good oil treatments on a regular basis adding essential oils for the hair to help it get back to being healthy and strong again.
Fungal infections – can be treated with antibiotics or by using an essential oil treatment. Be sure to check with your health care professional first.
A blend of Lavender and Tea Tree Oil which both have incredible anti-fungal properties would be a great natural treatment to start with.
Both these oils are safe enough to be put directly on the skin, so you can mix equal part of each and massage into the scalp.
Chamomile may also help with this condition as it will help reduce any inflammation causes by infections.
Vitamin B Deficiency – hair loss can be a symptom of Vitamin B 12 deficiency, our body can store this vitamin for years, but as a person ages this vitamin can deplete and supplements are required to keep our levels up.
When women go through menopause Iron and B vitamins can help with your normal hair growth.
Thyroid Disease – I can attest to this one. I had my thyroid removed and while we were trying to get my levels up and balanced my hair was falling out by the handfuls.
It took awhile to get things regulated, but when they were the hair loss stopped.
What is normal Hair Loss?
Hair is always growing; well at least 80 to 90 percent of the hair you have on your head is growing at any given time.
The other 10- 20 percent are sitting they’re resting and will eventually fall out to make room for new hair growth.
Every hair follicle has a growth stage that lasts anywhere between two to six years, after this they hair follicle goes into its resting stage where it will shed and a new hair follicle will grow.
It is perfectly normal to lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair a day, but if you are losing anymore than that there may be an under lying problem.
If you are worried you are losing too much hair. Check by taking hold of about 40 hairs and pull on them.
Count the amount of hairs that came out. You should not have lost anymore than eight hairs.
Essential oils can help in the treatment of hair loss, some essential oils will help to increase the blood flow by stimulating the tiny blood vessels in the scalp where the hair follicles grow.
Increased blood flow helps to strengthen the hair follicles and in turn they will grow healthy strong hair.
When using essential oils, always mix them in carrier oil such as Olive Oil.
You can mix 5 drops of essential oil to approximately 10 millilitres of carrier oil.
Olive oil is oil that has been used on hair for thousands of years.
Adding essential oil to Olive oil will help with growth and at the same time moisturize dry damaged hair.
With anything it takes time, one application is not going to cure your hair loss.
Massaging into your scalp on a regular basis as well as making sure you are eating well and do not have any medical issues you hair should start to thicken up in time.
Essential Oils for Hair LossRosemary oil is one of the best essential oils for hair. It’s no wonder you will see it in shampoos on the grocery shelf.This oil is also wonderful for the scalp. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to treat any inflammation in the scalp that can be caused from a poor diet.
Rosemary is a stimulant and will help increase cell growth, stimulating healthy hair growth and helping to stop the loss of hair.
Clary Sage – can help balance the oestrogen levels in the scalp, which may help men and women with hair loss due to hormone balances.
It is good for all hair types as it has the ability to balance sebum levels, which will correct the oil balance of the scalp.
Clove – Clove oil has anti fungal and antiseptic properties and like Rosemary is a stimulant that can help to increase circulation and by doing this stimulating hair growth.
Sage – which is also known for its help in hair growth.
This essential oil has natural anti-biotic properties as well as antiseptic and is a high source of vitamin b, which is vital in the growth of hair.
Sage along with Rosemary and Clary Sage can be a great mix to increase cellular growth, stimulate the scalp and balance hormones, which will encourage healthy hair growth.
For using essential oils with carrier oil for scalp massage, hot oil treatment or conditioning I would use Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil or Coconut oil. They are all excellent oils for the hair.
Treat hair loss natural with essential oils, but always contact a health professional first.
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This is a fascinating approach to hair and hair loss. I did not know the growth cycle was so long.
Does that mean that any treatment really has to go on for months or even years?
I have had an “itchy” scalp all my life and it took me years to find a shampoo that “calmed” it down. I used it for 15 years and then the company stopped making it.
I would really like to try some natural oil treatment on my scalp.
If I use Lavender and Tea Tree, is it safe to mix a few drops of each oil into 1 carrier, say olive oil?
I know my grandfather claimed to never wash his hair, but rubbed olive oil in and brushed it vigorously afterwards. His hair was still dark at 65.
I notice you have a link to Argan oil.
Is that a generally good oil to use or does it have some specific properties?
Thanks again for this information.
Hi, Yes you can certainly add Lavender and Tea Tree to a carrier oil and Olive oil is a great one. The Argan Oil is also a really good moisturizer for your hair.