Essential oils are oils obtained from plants through distillation and are usually highly concentrated. These oils are very potent. To be used in hair treatment, they require being mixed with carrier oils such as jojoba oil, almond oil or apricot oil. Applying these oils makes hair grow faster, stronger, healthier and also prevents hair loss. Funnily enough, we can’t really classify olive oil as an essential oil so it hasn’t made the list, but rest assured olive oil for hair growth is incredibly effective.
Essential Oils for Hair Growth
Lavender oil has numerous uses on all types of hair. Its anti-bacterial agents help to prevent dandruff and other scalp infections. It also helps hair achieve rapid growth.
Castor oil is an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial oil. Castor oil is easily absorbed into the skin to remove any bacteria and irritants. It also helps to clean pores thus improving air circulation which leads to a better scalp environment that promotes hair growth. Castor oil for hair growth is one of the top home remedies I have ever tried. This is an absolute must for hair loss!
Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage has hormone balancing and relaxing qualities. It helps in promoting hair growth, preventing dandruff, reducing hair loss and reducing oil build up in the hair by reducing the production of sebum.
Cedarwood helps in treating dandruff. It prevents hair loss and also promotes the growth of new hair. It is highly recommended for someone with hair loss. Applying a drop of cedarwood oil on a bald spot promotes the growth of new hair.
Chamomile is a calming and relaxing oil. It prevents inflammation and also acts as a detoxifier. This helps in rapid hair growth.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary oil is extracted from the Rosmarinus officinalis plant and it has a minty and woody scent.
It has anti-dandruff agents, but it is more active for oily hair. It clears clogged sebum glands thus preventing an itchy scalp. Upon using it regularly, it leads to strong, healthy and non-greasy hair.
Cypress oil helps to give increased blood circulation and capillary strength. Good blood circulation into the follicles helps in optimal hair growth. It gives best results when mixed with sage, lavender or rosemary oil. Mixing cypress oil with your hair conditioner also results into faster hair growth rate.
Carrot oil is suitable for use either directly as an extract or when diluted with jojoba oil. It makes hair healthy.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil has numerous benefits to hair in all its forms. Lemon oil helps in moisturizing dry hair to make it look lustrous. The oil helps to stimulate oil glands to produce more oil thus making hair look more smooth and bright.
This oil helps to control hair loss. When used regularly, it improves your hair’s quality.
For a great summary of how to prevent hair loss naturally, watch the below video: