In some countries, oils are considered as one of the biggest secrets to long, thick and healthy hair.
Several scientific studies suggest that certain oils actually boost hair growth.
You just need to use them at the right concentration and in the right way.
There are two types of oils : Carrier oils and essential oils.
Essential oils are great in treating specific hair issues.
They target scalp related issues and are usually very potent.
Carrier oils are usually less concentrated than essential oils and are used to dilute essential oils to make it safer for body or hair use.
Here are 3 essential oils that are great in boosting hair growth:
1. Peppermint oil: It is effective in increasing hair growth especially during the growing phase of the hair growth cycle.
It helps to increase blood flow to the scalp which may help strengthen the hair follicles. A research study showed that peppermint essential oil increased the number of hair follicles when applied on mice.
How To Use:
Mix about 3 drops of peppermint oil with 2 tablespoons of any carrier oil of your choice.
Massage into your scalp and hair and leave it on for about 5 minutes.
Rinse off with shampoo and conditioner thoroughly.
2. Rosemary Essential Oil: Rosemary oil is effective in improving the thickness of the hair. It also aids in hair growth.
Some studies have suggested that rosemary essential oil is as effective as minoxidil which is commonly prescribed for alopecia to help regrow bald spots.
It was also stated that rosemary oil had fewer side-effects when compared to minoxidil.
How To Use:
Mix a few drops of rosemary oil with a carrier oil such as almond oil and apply to your scalp.
Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off
completely with shampoo and conditioner.
NOTE: You can use this mixture as a scalp massage oil 2-3 times a week without washing it off.
3. Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender
essential oil is said to be capable of
generating new skin cells that can boost hair growth.
It has antibacterial properties that help to promote healthy and clean scalp, which is necessary to maintain healthy hair.
A study conducted on mice found that lavender essential oil helped enhance and speed up the hair growth process.
How To Use:
Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with 3 tablespoons of a carrier oil such as Olive oil, then massage the mixture onto your scalp after spraying a moisture refresher to seal in the moisture and stimulate blood circulation to the hair follicles.
Check my YouTube channel for the video showing how to prepare a moisture refresher in 2 minutes.
Essential oils are very strong and may cause allergic reactions if used in large amounts or without sufficient amount of carrier oils
DO NOT USE essential oils if you have sensitive skin and without conducting a patch test.
DO NOT USE essential oils if you are pregnant.
Now you know 3 essential oils that are great in boosting hair growth and increasing hair thickness.
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