As people age, their hair thins. For some people, it thins faster or recedes more than they expected. Hair loss is one of the main appearance concerns for adults. It affects a person’s self-confidence and can play a role in their self-esteem, their job performance, and their willingness to participate in activities. Hair growth remedies are a multi-million dollar industry and some people go to great lengths to slow their hair loss and re-grow their hair. Many of these remedies are unsuccessful, but those suffering from thinning hair continue to look for a solution to their problem. Essential oils might be the answer.
There are several essential oils that are effective for stimulating hair growth and slowing hair loss. Rosemary increases blood circulation to the scalp, which encourages hair growth. The oil also soothes itchy skin and fights dandruff. Rosemary oil is not considered safe for those with high blood pressure or women who are pregnant.
Basil oil is also known for stimulating hair growth. Blended with fenugreek, it improves circulation and also helps those who struggle with an excessively oily scalp. Lavender, in addition to be very relaxing, has regenerative properties that can treat a variety of scalp problems. The oil also helps fight dandruff and dry scalp.
Tea tree oil is one of the most popular oils available. In addition to its healing properties, it is considered an effective solution for hair loss. Tea tree oil is relatively mild, but the other oils listed should be mixed with carrier oil. Usually, a few drops of an essential oil in a palm-full of carrier oil is enough to massage the entire scalp. The remedies can be used daily, but plan for your hair to be oily following an application.