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Essential Oils to Battle Hair Fall

Hair fall and essential oils

There are so many advantageous choices you can make when it comes to using the essential oils for hair. Whether you are looking for treating dry scalp and dandruff, thickening your hair, giving strength and shine to your hair or lightening your hair naturally, these oils are a lot safer and also very effective like the traditional hair care products.

Balding

Hair loss is also called as balding or alopecia in medical terms. It refers to the loss of hair from the part of the head like the back of the head for men.

Major causes of hair fall

  • Stress – increased level of cortisol
  • Over use of bleaches and hair dyes
  • Birth control pills
  • Too much of aspirin (2 or more on daily basis)
  • Diet pills
  • Anti-coagulants
  • Cortisone
  • Amphetamines
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hypo or hyperthyroidism
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Poorly functioning ovaries
  • Pituitary deficiencies
  • Acute stress

Benefits of essential oils for hair and scalp

The scalp requires being stimulated on a regular basis so that it can function properly and maintaining the necessary oils. When the scalp is ignored or mistreated, the hair start becoming brittle and at times frizzy. The scalp gets dry and becomes itchy or flaky. That’s when the essential oils to come the rescue! These wonderful oils occur in nature in the natural form and can be found in the essence of a number of flowers and plants. These are highly concentrated and when properly harvested, can be powerful cure-all to many sever conditions which occur in our bodies, both internally as well as externally. In many cases like these, these oils can be some of the most beneficial and holistic treatments available in the present date, and help in the stimulation of the scalp while revitalizing the circulation and the flow of the blood in the entire body.

Here are some lifestyle habits which you should adopt if you are suffering from hair fall problem:

  • Wash your hair on regular basis
  • Eat balanced diet which includes eggs, nuts and fish
  • Do not stress
  • Drink enough water
  • Have a good night’s sleep
  • Workout at least 3 times in a week
  • Get chlorine shower filter for your shower for removal of chemicals such as chlorine and softening the hard water
  • Nourish your hair with home-made hair masks
  • Try avoiding chemical hair products
  • Try avoiding heat tools for styling your hair
  • Apply home-made hair oils for hair growth

Given below is a list of the essential oils which are beneficial for hair loss and bald spots-

  1. Peppermint
  2. Rosemary
  3. Cedar wood
  4. Lavender
  5. Thyme
  6. Basil oil
  7. Eucalyptus oil
  8. Cinnamon oil
  9. Geranium oil
  10. Ylang ylang
  11. Clary sage oil
  12. Lemon oil
  13. Vetiver oil
  14. Cypress oil
  15. Jasmine oil

Pumpkin seed oil is also an essential oil for hair fall

PSO, or the pumpkin seed oil, taken internally has been proven to show hair growth. According to one study, about 76 male between the age of 20 and 65 with hair loss ranging from mild to moderate were given a daily dose of wither 400 mg of placebo pill or the pumpkin seed oil . in the 24th week, 40% pf the PSO – treated people showed an increase in their hair growth, while just 10% of the placebo group showed improvement. It was probably because the PSO may act to abate the 5-alpha reductases’ action. It is an enzyme which is linked with the loss of hair, an effect earlier demonstrated in the rat studies.

 

 

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