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6 Essential Oils for Hair Growth You MUST Consider Using

Essential Oils for Hair Growth
Few people are aware about which type of hair oil improves hair growth. Coconut oil is a good hair care product; it helps maintain hair shine and health. However, it is not as effective as other 'special' oils, when it comes to hair growth. There exist certain essential oils which stimulate the hair follicles and which in turn, boost the hair growth cycle.
Parashar Joshi
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2018
List of Essential Oils
Rosemary oil is not only good for hair growth, but also for soothing itchy skin. It increases blood circulation to the scalp, which encourages hair nourishment and at the same time, helps in fighting dandruff. However, rosemary oil is usually not recommended for pregnant women as well as for people who are suffering from hypertension.

Suitable for: All hair types
Apart from being an anti-bacterial agent, Lavender oil happens to possess several regenerative properties which make it ideal for treating skin and scalp problems such as dandruff, itchiness and hair loss. When used in combination with other essential oils, it is said to produce remarkable results with respect to hair growth.

Suitable for: Oily hair
Jojoba oil is probably one of the most popular and well-known oils when it comes to natural hair loss remedies. What makes it so popular is that it can be easily mixed with any other oil (such as coconut oil) and can produce amazing results for people experiencing hair loss due to dry or damaged hair.
Jojoba oil by itself serves the purpose of being a good carrier oil in which other essential oils can be mixed. Jojoba oil is often used in combination with rosemary oil in various hair treatment products. The resultant combination of the two oils makes for a very effective hair conditioner.

Suitable for: Dry and damaged hair
This is another essential oil for hair treatment and hair growth. When used in conjunction with fenugreek, it improves blood circulation to the hair tissue, which promotes hair growth. The antioxidant properties of this herb are beneficial for the scalp and hair follicles. It acts as a moisturizer and adds luster to dry hair.

Suitable for: Oily scalp
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Thanks to its antiseptic and anti-viral properties, tea tree oil is widely used for treating a number of problems such as flu, warts, cuts and bruises, as well as for treating skin and scalp problems. It is very effective in treating dandruff and when used in conjunction with jojoba oil or any other carrier oil, it makes for an effective hair loss solution.

Suitable for: Itchy scalp
This essential oil is an astringent. It enhances the grip of the scalp on the roots thereby preventing hair fall. It blends well particularly with lavender oil, benzoin, sandalwood and clove.

Suitable for: Dry hair
In addition to the above-mentioned oils, there are a number of other essential and herbal oils which are beneficial for the growth of the hair.

~ Cedarwood ~ Peppermint
~ Chamomile ~ Clary sage
~ Lemon ~ Thyme
~ Burdock ~ Grapefruit
~ Bay ~ Carrot root
~ Olive ~ Arnica
Some Easy Steps to Use Essential Oils
~ To begin with, you will need 10 ml carrier oil (most essential oils act well as carrier oils) to dilute whichever oil you want to use.
~ Put 4-5 drops of the selected essential oil in the carrier oil and mix well.
~ Put some amount of the mixture on your hands and rub them to spread the mixture evenly.
~ Now, work the oil mixture on your scalp only, by massaging gently in circular motion.
~ Avoid rigorous movement of the hands for it can weaken or even damage hair roots.
~ Keep the mixture on the scalp as long as possible; keeping it overnight is best.
~ For better results, use a fragrance-free shampoo to wash the hair.

Though all these oils have numerous medicinal benefits, some of them can at times, have certain side-effects. Therefore, it is always advisable that you consult an experienced trichologist before you begin using them.

Disclaimer: This HairGlamourista article is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, intend to replace the advice of a medical expert.
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