My Favorite Hair Oils For Hair Growth


Carrier oils 
  referred to as “base” or “vegetable” oil and are obtained from seeds, nuts, and vegetables.  Carrier oils are necessary to dilute and mix essential oils, as essential oils cannot be used undiluted, on their own as they would be too powerful.

Essential oils contained in plants are really their life force and are the fragrant constituents found in plants. In plants, these oils are ingredients of hormonal growth and reproduction. Many essential oils have a very beneficial effect on hair growth. Studies suggest that one or more of the essential oils are biologically able to promote hair growth. Essential oils for hair growth are excellent for cleansing, nourishing, and strengthening the hair follicle and shaft. These essential oils for hair growth stimulate the hair follicles to grow faster than the hair would normally.

There is an essential oil available for nearly every hair or scalp problem. But remember that the essential oils are too concentrated and shouldn’t be used directly on the skin or hair. So it’s best to use them in combination with carrier oils like almond, soybean and sesame, chosen in accordance with the effect you’re looking for. Choose the proper essential oil and team it up with carrier oil and soon, you’ll find you have long, lustrous hair.
 
Coconut Oil – Carrier oil
For thousands of years, coconut oil has been used to protect, clean and nourish hair. The chemical composition of the oil (medium chain triglycerides) passes easily though your hair’s cell membrane to deeply penetrate the shaft of the hair itself. This allows the coconut oil to prevent the loss of proteins and replace natural hair oils lost due to daily exposure to toxins and frequent shampooing. A topical massage with natural coconut oil is the best method for application. Keeping the hair shaft healthy not only prevents hair loss, but may help to re-grow hair.

Olive Oil – Carrier oil
The hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) puts a choke hold on hair and decreases hair follicle size. It is generally considered to be a large part of the cause of male pattern baldness. Olive oil blocks DHT from doing its dirty work and promotes normal hair growth. Being loaded with antioxidants, olive oil rids the skin of free radicals, stimulates circulation and brings nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles as well.

Lavender Oil – Essential oil
As well as being the most popular essential oil, lavender is also considered to be one of the most effective natural treatments for the prevention of hair loss. Its ability to combat Alopecia areata (a common condition responsible for excessive hair loss) allows for considerable re-growth within months of regular use. Along with the preventative effects, lavender oil is a powerful antiseptic. The disinfecting properties of the oil not only treat many scalp conditions, but also fight microbes, fungi and other viruses.

Castor Oil –
Carrier oil
Although commonly known for its use as a natural laxative, castor oil is also very effective in the treatment of hair loss. Castor oil contains Ricinoleic Acid: a strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal agent, which protects the hair and scalp from infections. The omega-9 fatty acids and humectant properties in the oil moisturize and nourish hair leaving it thick, shiny and strong.

Jojoba Oil – Carrier or Essential oil
Derived from the seed of the jojoba plant, this liquid wax is similar in composition to sebum; the moisturizer/conditioner naturally produced by our bodies. Unlike most other oils used in hair growth treatments, jojoba oil does not penetrate the hair. Rather it seals the hair follicle to seal in moisture. Breaking up crusted sebum build-up is how jojoba benefits hair health. Crusted sebum makes hair brittle and creates a blockage at the root.

Almond Oil –
Carrier oil
Cold-pressed from the seeds of almonds, almond oil stands side by side with olive oil for its ability to protect and moisturize hair. When massaged into the hair, almond oil removes the build up of dead skin cells which alleviates scalp inflammation and allows the hair to grow freely. Although almond oil is not known to re-grow hair, it does protect and stimulate the growth of existing hair follicles making them less prone to breakage. Almond oil is also very effective in treating skin conditions like seborheic dermatitis. People with allergies to nuts should use caution when using almond oil and discontinue use if any allergic skin reactions occur.

Rosemary Oil –
Essential oil
Rosemary oil is distilled from the rosemary herb, a member of the mint family, for its many internal and external health benefits. The oil is known to dilate blood vessels and stimulate cell division. This, in turn, encourages hair follicles to produce new hair. Rosemary oil is also believed to inhibit both hair loss and graying in addition to removing dandruff and soothing dry, flaky scalps. The disinfectant properties of the oil also aid in preventing bacteria and other harmful organisms from thriving on the hair and scalp.

Fish Oil –
Supplement
Containing 2 essential omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), fish oil has long been known to be a critical component for health as our own bodies do not produce these acids themselves. The list of health benefits from fish oil is long and impressive. Although there hasn’t been sufficient enough research done on the benefits of fish oil on hair growth to establish a direct link, it is suggested that the nourishing effects the oil has on the skin would also apply to the hair. Unlike other essential oils, fish oil is not used topically. It is taken in a soft gel form and puts its healing powers to use from the inside out.

Emu Oil –
Carrier oil
This all natural oil is derived from the emu; a flightless bird similar to an ostrich. Emu oil has been used for generations in Australia by aboriginal tribes for its regenerative and therapeutic properties. Its potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial aspects break up residue around the hair promoting better hair and scalp health. Emu oil can also facilitate a 300% increase in cellular activity in the hair creating more resilient, livelier hair without a complex brew of chemicals that strip and damage hair.

Tea Tree Oil –
Essential oil
Tea tree oil (commonly known as melaleuca oil) in a diluted solution helps to unblock clogged pores on the scalp. It also moisturizes the skin, conditions the hair and its anti-bacterial properties protect the skin from bacterial and fungal infections. By promoting the general health of the hair and scalp as well as boosting the body’s entire immune system, tea tree oil is very effective in healing damaged hair and allowing it to grow long, thick, strong and healthy.

Argan Oil – Carrier oil
Rich in Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids, Argan oil effectively penetrates the hair shaft. This ability to penetrate and deliver the nutrients directly to the hair helps to repair damaged follicles and promote hair growth. Argan oil also has a high concentration of Vitamin E; a common ingredient popular in many skin care products due to its antioxidant properties. Vitamin E increases the cells ability to absorb oxygen. More oxygen means better circulation in the scalp which allows for more nutrients to penetrate the hair follicles.

Argan oil is non greasy and lightweight. It locks moisture into the hair while acting as a shield against harmful UV rays and environmental pollution. This helps to keep hair clean and healthy as well as smooth and shiny.

Grape Seed Oil – Carrier oil
Grape seed oil contains powerful moisturizing properties which deem to be very effective when used on the hair and scalp; it has the ability to transform our hair like no other hair treatment system. This particular oil is considerably lighter and less greasy than its rivals such as olive oil, and because of its lightweight composition it is easily absorbed into the hair and skin without weighing it down and eliminating volume. Grape seed oil is suitable for use with any hair type and because it contains non-allergenic qualities it is ideal for those who have sensitive skin. It is a clear substance and is almost completely odourless, making it the perfect partner for use with natural shampoos and conditioners.

Mustard Oil – Carrier oil
The mustard seed, in which mustard oil is derived from, contains a wide range of beneficial vitamins and nutrients for hair growth including, protein, calcium, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and vitamins A and E. This powerful concoction helps keep the hair follicles in good condition, and along with the powerful antioxidants present, this natural oil makes for an effective treatment for hair growth.

  • The fatty acids are responsible for conditioning and strengthening the hair resulting in healthy hair growth.
  • Mustard oil acts as a stimulant for the hair because of its ability to increase blood circulation in the scalp. This contributes to the increased rate of hair growth.
  • Mustard oil contains high levels of beta-carotene; this is then converted into Vitamin A. By protecting the hair follicles and maintaining the overall condition of the scalp, vitamin A plays a big part in promoting normal hair growth.

Mustard Oil For Hair Loss
Mustard oil has proven to be an extremely effective treatment for those suffering from hair loss. Mustard oil contains high levels of selenium and zinc, this is important as studies have shown that hair loss can commonly be a direct result of a lack of these two nutrients.

Mustard oil is a stimulant. It stimulates the skin on the scalp, creates a warm sensation as blood circulation is increased, and helps eliminate any excess oil build-up on the scalp. All of these factors are directly related to maintaining a healthy scalp; making hair stronger and ultimately helping to reduce or even prevent hair loss.

Avocado Oil – Carrier oil
Avocado oil is a powerful source of beneficial properties that are all extremely important when it comes to maintaining well-nourished and healthy hair. This powerful concoction consists of essential vitamins including vitamin A, essential for promoting healthy cell growth for hair follicles, vitamin B6 for maintaining color and shine of hair as well as helping prevent hair loss, and Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps to increase blood flow to the hair follicles and scalp to promote healthy hair growth.

Aside from these vitamins, avocado oil also contains a beneficial mix of nutrients, amino acids, and minerals such as magnesium, copper, and iron. All of which are essential components playing an important role in hair growth and the overall condition of hair.

Rosemary Oil – Essential oil
Rosemary is related to the mints, lavender, sage and many other plants. Its oil boasts many therapeutic properties. The antimicrobial and antiseptic aspects of this oil’s personality help to fight bacterial infections, lice and other harmful organisms on the hair and scalp. While the antioxidants aid in the dilation of the blood vessels and stimulation of cell division. By accomplishing these, the hair follicles are encouraged to produce new hair growth.

Sage Oil – Essential oil
Sage, scientifically known as Salvia officinalis, is another herb widely used in the cosmetics industry, particularly for hair care. Sage-based oil is beneficial for controlling dandruff and treating hair loss, explains Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, author of “Hair Growth and Disorders.” It is medically beneficial because sage is rich in nutrients such as vitamins B, A and C and the minerals potassium and calcium.

BurdockEssential Oil
Burdock essential oil is good for the scalp and encourages hair growth. It is also good for the skin, scalp and hair cell renewal, and stimulates blood flow to the root of the hair. It helps with the problem of hair loss.

Basil and Peppermint Essential Oil
Basil helps circulation of blood and works well in combination with fenugreek and ivy burdock herbs. Basil helps in growth of oily hair. Peppermint helps to stimulate blood flow to the root of your hair and so give it good nourishment and grow well. It helps in growth of dry hair. It is good for your hair if it grows slowly or if it is thinning.

CitrusEssential Oil
Oily hair will get a great benefit from regular treatments with either lemon, orange or grapefruit essential oils. These oils condition the hair and clean the scalp. Warm or cold oil can be applied to the hair and left in for at least half an hour after which the hair can be washed with a gentle shampoo and conditioned.

Bay Essential Oil
This essential oil helps in growing your hair. If you have dull and lifeless hair, it will restore it with life and shine. Add six drops of bay and lavender essential oil to four ounces of warm carrier oil. Massage the mixture into the scalp and allow it to absorb for 20 minutes. Then wash with your regular shampoo, to which you’ve added three drops of bay essential oil. If you’re plagued with dandruff problems or if you have aches and pains, use this oil for pain relief.

Ylang YlangEssential Oil
Ylang-ylang is an essential oil which is very important for various uses. It stimulates the hair growth largely, stops early hair loss and also controls the sebum production and stimulates its effect.

Basil and Peppermint Essential Oil
Basil helps circulation of blood and works well in combination with fenugreek and ivy burdock herbs. Basil helps in growth of oily hair. Peppermint helps to stimulate blood flow to the root of your hair and so give it good nourishment and grow well. It helps in growth of dry hair. It is good for your hair if it grows slowly or if it is thinning.

Bay Essential Oil
This essential oil helps in growing your hair. If you have dull and lifeless hair, it will restore it with life and shine. Add six drops of bay and lavender essential oil to four ounces of warm carrier oil. Massage the mixture into the scalp and allow it to absorb for 20 minutes. Then wash with your regular shampoo, to which you’ve added three drops of bay essential oil. If you’re plagued with dandruff problems or if you have aches and pains, use this oil for pain relief.

Cinnamon Leaf – Essential Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil can be an effective component to your hair care regimen. Especially so if you have thinning hair and looking for a scalp treatment that will provide a stimulating component. Cinnamon Leaf Essential oil can stimulate the scalp, improving blood circulation that nourishes hair follicles.

Sesame Seed Oil – Carrier Oil
The usage of Sesame seeds, also known as Sesamum indicum dates back to 3000 BC. In fact, Sesame is one of the most ancient seeds ever known to man and its history is thought to have originated in either India or Africa. Sesame seeds have been described as a “nutritional goldmine” due to the fact that it contains essential protein that are not found in other vegetables proteins. Sesame seed oil is very rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, lecithin, minerals, proteins, and amino acids, and it is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, making it a fantastic option for either hair and scalp massages or as a cleanser for the skin.

 

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