Hair loss is a serious beauty problem for both sexes. Yet men feel more strongly about receding hairlines commonly caused by genes, stress, and chemicals. Hair loss affects 20% of Australian men in their 20s and 30-40% of those in their middle age.
Thanks to modern technology and advanced research, hair loss is fully treatable and the damage is reparable.
If you’re keen to try the natural, less expensive approach, in this article, you’ll know 5 all-natural oils that promote hair regrowth.
Different essential oils have different hair benefits. Lavender oil promotes faster hair growth, as confirmed in a study.
It’s also perfect for those with itchy scalps because it has antibacterial properties. Mix 3 tbsps of lavender oil with coconut oil and massage the resulting solution onto your scalp. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes before washing. Repeat at least 3 times a week.
Easy to find and great for scalp problems, too, rosemary oil is a go-to natural remedy for the thinning of hair.
It is scientifically proven to regenerate hair cells similar to how minoxidil works. Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication for baldness. Use either coco or olive oil as a carrier oil and combine it with drops of rosemary.
Likewise, massage and leave the oil mixture for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing. But do the treatment not more than twice a week.
Tea Tree Oil
Stunted hair growth is sometimes caused by clogged follicles. Tea tree oil, known for its powerful cleansing action, has both antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help unclog follicles, thereby promoting hair growth.
It helps fight scalp problems, too. Backed by scientific findings, you can try blending tea tree oil with minoxidil for increased effectiveness.
Some users prefer to embrace a more natural approach and mix 10 drops of tea tree oil with organic conditioner or carrier oils. Leave the solution for at least 15 minutes.
Be aware that some brands can have a potent formula. You are advised to follow carefully the manufacturer’s instructions when used for hair.
While essential oils are used externally, extracts like the horsetail oil can be ingested. A 2015 study confirmed that oral supplements containing horsetail oil have improved the hair volume and hair strength of the female subjects.
While the effects of its external application is largely anecdotal, trying horsetail oil is still worthwhile since it is believed to strengthen the strands, treat dandruff, and expedite the hair growth process.
Mix a portion of it with your shampoo or conditioner. For the exact number of drops and directions, refer to the manufacturer’s directions.
A study confirmed the benefits of peppermint oil in promoting hair regrowth. It even outperformed other proven oils like jojoba and medications like minoxidil.
Peppermint has methanol that opens up blood vessels, thus improving blood flow and promoting hair growth.
The number of follicles increased and the follicle depth more rooted. Add no more than 2 drops of peppermint oil with your favorite carrier oil, then leave it on your hair and scalp for just 5 minutes.
These natural approaches may also carry risks. If allergies, irritation, or worsened hair thinning occur, you need to stop the natural treatment immediately and seek professional help.