Essential oils have many benefits, both for the skin and for the hair. Discover how these precious products can help you fight against hair loss.
The benefits of essential oils for hair
Extracted from aromatic plants, essential oils work almost a miracle if they are used wisely. Some of them have beneficial effects on the hair. Others stimulate the blood vessels that supply the capillary bulbs with oxygen. Still others promote scalp cleansing by removing scales and bacteria that can compromise hair growth. This is the case with tea tree, sage and eucalyptus essential oils.
There are also effective essential oils to improve hair regrowth while strengthening and densifying new growths. This is the case of laurel essential oil.
These products also moisturize the hair fiber and restore its suppleness and shine.
The oils are highly concentrated and cannot be applied directly to the skin, which can cause allergies. They must be diluted in hydrosol or vegetable oil. They can also be added to your regular shampoo or hair mask.
If you are a homemaker, make your own essential oil treatments from the following recipes.
Avant-shampoo with laurel and lavender essential oils
You need 6 drops of lavender essential oil, 6 drops of laurel essential oil, both known for their soothing properties, and 100 ml of vegetable oil of soya or sesame.
Mix all ingredients in a clean bottle. Use the mixture obtained as a pre-shampoo. Simply apply to your entire scalp and let stand for 20 minutes before shampooing. Prefer a mild, sulfate-free shampoo to keep your hair healthy.
During the pre-shampoo application, massage the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles while enjoying a moment of relaxation.
Anti-fall shampoo with essential oils of laurel and tea tree
For this recipe, prefer a mild shampoo with a neutral pH. Add 5 ml of laurel essential oil and 50 drops of tea tree essential oil. Leave your shampoo on for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Anti-fall massage oil
You need the same amount of castor oil and sweet almond oil. Mix the two ingredients in a bottle. This solution keeps well, allowing you to use it for a regular scalp massage, twice a week for example.
You can prepare another mixture that has the same effects by mixing 10 drops of Bay St Thomas essential oil and 10 ml of avocado vegetable oil. The latter is also effective for hair regrowth.
Anti-fall lotion with essential oils
You can prepare a hair loss lotion from the following ingredients. For a 100ml spray, you need 5 ml of laurel essential oil, 20 drops of peppermint essential oil and 50 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil. Then add all the rosemary floral water. This lotion is used daily on the entire scalp. After spraying this lotion, wrap your hair in a warm towel and let stand for 10 minutes before removing.
Combination of essential oils for hair regrowth
Essential oils can also be a precious help to improve and promote hair regrowth.
You need :
2 drops cedarwood essential oil
3 drops of lavender oil
3 drops of rosemary oil (avoid if you have high blood pressure)
2 drops thyme essential oil
4 teaspoons grape seed oil (not recommended if you have very sensitive skin, as it causes irritation and redness)
half a teaspoon jojoba vegetable oil, known for its moisturizing and nourishing properties.
Mix all ingredients together to make an oily solution that will massage your skull for two minutes every night. Then wrap your hair in a warm towel and keep it warm until morning.
A non-exhaustive list of essential oils against hair loss
Several essential oils, available in organic stores, on the Internet or in parapharmacy, will help you reduce hair loss and promote hair growth. However, it is important to specify that the results will not be visible for a few months, and provided you have a regular hair routine. We must therefore be patient.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of some essential oils that have benefits against hair loss:
Nard Jatamansi essential oil is used to grow hair. It is also used to treat psoriasis and to fight against stress;
argan oil hydrates the hair while strengthening it, thus preventing it from falling;
Bay Saint-Thomas essential oil slows down the fall, helps regrowth and reduces the formation of dandruff ;
Grapefruit essential oil is ideal to slow hair loss and limit scalp sebum production ;
the essential oil of laurel is invigorating, restores vigour to the hair while limiting their fall. You can add 4 or 5 drops of this essential oil to your usual shampoo;
Tea tree essential oil is the preferred ally of scalps prone to dandruff formation. It also helps the hair follicle to gain strength, which reduces hair loss;
Ylang-ylang essential oil revitalizes the scalp and hair bulbs, strengthening hair and restoring shine. To optimize the anti-fall effects of this product, you can also consume a few drops in infusion, sweetened with honey.