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Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Experts use distillation and evaporation to extract essential oils from plants. These essential oils have numerous health benefits, including aiding with hair growth.

Lavender Oil
Lavender oil has the potential to increase the rate at which hair grows. Some studies have actually shown lavender oil to increase hair growth rates in mice. The essential oil reduces stress and spurs on cell division in humans. The antibacterial properties of lavender oil also increase scalp health. You can mix lavender oil with olive oil and soak it directly into your scalp for ten minutes. Then wash out with shampoo. This remedy can be applied several times throughout the week.

Horsetail Plant Oil
Horsetail plant oil contains the vitamin known as silica. Silica is known to improve hair’s strength and the rate at which it grows. A study from 2015 looked at women that reported having thin hair. This study concluded that taking horsetail plant oil orally increased hair strength and growth. You can take the oil orally or mix it with carrier oil and apply directly to the scalp.

Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil has the unique ability to improve our cell generation. This makes it an excellent option for increasing our hair’s thickness and growth. In one study, rosemary oil did just as well as the hair growth drug minoxidil in increasing hair growth. It also did not come with the itchy scalp side effect that minoxidil did.

Thyme Oil
Thyme oil works to actively prevent hair loss by stimulating the scalp. This essential oil is particularly potent. We recommend only using two drops of the oil at a time on your scalp and diluting with carrier oil. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes before rinsing out.

Peppermint Oil
Peppermint induces a tingling feeling to the areas of the skin it is applied to. In mice, studies have shown that peppermint oil can increase the number of follicles and follicle depth in the areas it is applied to.

Essential oils are a great way to increase hair strength and stimulate hair growth. However, no oils are shown to be effective at preventing hair loss completely or permanently. If you are interested in a permanent solution for hair loss, contact Hairline Ink today at (585) 318-2794 to learn more about scalp micropigmentation.

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