NOTE:This is a long, information-packed article on Herbs and Essential Oils for Hair Loss, Hair Growth. To make it easier to navigate, use the Table of Contents button to your right!
Essential Oils and Hair Growth
Hair growth is a subject that is near and dear to the hearts of many. If you've never been one with fine hair or watched your once thick tresses dwindle in number you may never understand the feelings of dread and frustration that can accompany the loss of your hair.
Growing up my mom always told me “A woman's hair is her shining glory” and it's stuck with me all these years. She was just trying to get me past that pre-teen “I-don't-need-to-wash-my-hair-it's-only-been- a-week-or-so” phase but even now, all these years later it's something that rings in my ears each time I break out the shampoo (thankfully, it's now more than once a week!).
While bald can certainly be beautiful, not all of us are ready, willing nor do we want to show off our shiny pates! For those of us who are desperately clinging to the hairs we still have left on our heads and would like to encourage more to stick around for a longer period of time, these recipes have been created.
So now you're wondering, “Can essential oils really work to help grow hair?” Well, a study was performed by Scottish researchers who had half their patients massage a blend of essential oils in Jojoba oil into their scalps before shampooing.
The other half of the study group only got Jojoba oil to massage on in the same manner. After seven months 44 percent of the patients using essential oils had significant improvement in their Hair Growth. The control group who only used the Jojoba oil showed a 15 percent improvement.
Scottish Hair Growth Formula
Massage this blend into your scalp and allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before shampooing off. Better yet, do it before bed and shampoo off in the morning!
- 10 drops Rosemary (Rosemarinus officianalis)
- 10 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia
- 6 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
- 4 drops Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
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Add oils to Jojoba in a glass or plastic bottle, shake well and massage 2 tsp into scalp. Shampoo off. Dry and style hair as usual.
Healthy Hair and Scalp Final Rinse
Keep this blend handy each time you shampoo!
- 5 drops Rosemary (Rosemarinus officianalis)
- 3 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
- 2 drops Sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia)
- 1 litre water
Add essential oils to your container of water and shake well. Pour over head working into scalp and through the ends of your hair as a final rinse. Do not rinse out.
Dry Scalp Massage oil
Feels like your scalp had a trip to the spa!
- 10 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
- 7 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
- 7 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
- 4 drops Bay (Laurus nobilis)
- 30 mls Jojoba oil
Gently warm Jojoba oil (double boiler or microwave) and add essential oil. Stir (or shake if in sealed container) gently to blend. Massage into clean scalp and work oil through to the ends of the hair. Wrap hair in plastic wrap and a warm towel for 20 minutes. The heat will allow the oil to better penetrate the hair shaft. Shampoo out as normal afterward.
Herbs for Hair Growth
Natural Herbal Hair Loss Treatment
- 1/2 cup fresh Burdock
Steep Burdock in 2 cups water. Let it cool and then rub it thoroughly in your scalp and hair daily. You can find fresh Burdock in Chinese supermarkets.
Ginger Hair-Grow Scalp Treatment
This excellent, easy-to-make scalp conditioning formula really gets your hair growing!
It uses Ginger, considered one of the most powerful Herbs in Ayurveda. With its potent stimulating properties, Ginger increases the blood Circulation to the scalp which can result in faster-growing hair. Warming, stimulating, and great for your scalp and hair!
- 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh Ginger
- 1 tablespoon Sesame or Jojoba oil
This formula can be applied either before or after shampooing. If applied after, be sure to rinse extremely well.
Combine the ingredients, massage into the scalp, and leave on for at least 30 minutes. (You can leave on overnight to receive the maximum benefit.) Shampoo or rinse out with tepid water.
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