Essential oils for hair growth come from nature. Some of the oils we will discuss are rich in Vitamin E, and can reinforce your hair if is damaged while promoting regrowth. No doubt you desire hair that is shiny and lustrous. Essential oils help moisturize dry hair and provides a protective coating on your hair follicles. The coating reflects light to give you the shine you desire.
Again, making your natural hair grow strong and long can seem like an uphill struggle, but with the right hair care tips you can help your hair look its absolute best. All too often we think we have to turn to synthetic products and chemicals to encourage hair growth. However, natural products like essential oils can work wonders too.
Below are three of the best oils to try for natural hair growth. Let’s get started with the first one Peppermint Oil.
Essential Oils For Hair Growth: Peppermint Oil
This comes from the peppermint plant, which grows in North America and Europe. You might be most familiar with the flavor in foods, but it’s often used as a scent in body products too. You can use it to help promote hair growth and it can also help treat a dry scalp.
As peppermint oil is so strong, it must be diluted before you apply it. Try three to eight drops of oil per cup of water. Alternatively, you can mix it with a carrier oil like almond oil or olive oil, to a ratio of a few drops of peppermint oil per few ounces of carrier oil. You might even want to add in other essential oils too.
To apply, simply massage the diluted peppermint oil directly onto your scalp and hair follicles. Use your fingers or a scalp massager. This action will work in conjunction with the oil to promote hair growth.
How does it work? Peppermint oil increases oxygen supply and blood circulation to the hair follicles and roots. This helps to stimulate growth. The oil also helps shield your follicles from germs, which in turn helps them be more productive.
Essential Oils For Hair Growth: Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil has been used for centuries to help with natural hair growth. Like with peppermint oil, rosemary oil works by stimulating blood circulation in the hair follicles. Hair can grow faster when the follicles have as much nutrient-rich blood as possible being supplied to them.
What are the other benefits of rosemary oil? Studies have shown it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. This means it can fight free radicals, and can help treat flaky scalp and dandruff. It can also reduce excess oiliness on the scalp, which is rosemary shampoo is so great.
To make a mixture to massage directly onto your scalp, add a few drops of rosemary oil to olive oil. Alternatively, mix 23 drops of rosemary oil into one cup of pure organic coconut oil, or add eight drops of rosemary oil to one tablespoon of jojoba oil.
Essential Oils For Hair Growth: Jojoba Oil
Speaking of jojoba oil, this is extracted from the plant that grows in Arizona, California and Mexico. It’s been used for centuries to aid hair growth and moisturize hair. The reason it works so well is that its molecular makeup is similar to the natural oils our own scalps produce via our glands.
Unlike peppermint and rosemary oils, very, very small quantities of jojoba oil can be applied directly to your hair and scalp, without the need to dilute it. You can, however, add a few drops into your conditioner as another way of applying it. Either way, be sure to rinse out thoroughly.
As with any homemade hair growth treatment, check if there are any contradictions that mean you shouldn’t use essential oils. Always be sensitive to any side effects, and buy products that are 100 percent pure natural oil (rather than diluted or synthetic) from reputable suppliers.
Now that you know how great peppermint oil, jojoba oil and rosemary oil is for your hair, do you know what is even better? Well, I will tell you. It is the perfect blend of all three products together for hair growth. Want to learn more about that, go here.
Once you’re confident to go ahead, you can put these hair care tips in place, and look forward to essentially longer hair!