Every woman wants to keep her hair healthy and thicker. So, we try all the available methods to keep our hair healthier. Some methods work well, some don’t provide good results, some don’t suit the hair type and cause adverse effects. According to various studies, around 50% of women suffer from hair loss. Hair fall and hair thinning are the most common problems among women. There are several causes of hair thinning and hair fall including mental or emotional stress, hormonal imbalance, environmental pollution, allergies and synthetic chemicals used in hair care products.

The most of women are looking for non-surgical hair restoration and natural remedies for hair growth. Some essential oils have a better outcome for improving hair growth and reducing hair thinning. In this article, we will discuss all the essential oils that promote hair growth and make hair thicker.

Essential Oils for Hair Growth

There are a few essential oils that can enhance hair growth and aid in thickening the hair. Some increase cellular metabolism, some nourish the hair roots, some improve scalp health and some prevent the problems that cause hair fall. Here is a list of essential oils that helps to grow hair.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary essential oil increases cellular metabolism and stimulates microcapillary perfusion in the scalp, which accelerates the hair growth. It is one of the best essential oil for hair that acts as hair thickener. In a study, it has shown remarkable results to treat hair loss. It was compared with minoxidil drug used in conventional hair loss treatment. The results were comparable to minoxidil to increase hair count after getting six months therapy course.

Rosemary essential oil prevents baldness, eradicates dandruff, reduces scalp itching, improves scalp nourishment and precludes the premature graying of hair. Overall, it is the best essential oil for hair growth.

How to Use

Carrier Oil: Coconut Oil or Olive Oil100 ml
Rosemary oil3 ml
  1. Prepare a rosemary hair oil mixing rosemary essential oil in a carrier oil (either coconut oil or olive oil) in above-given
  2. Use this rosemary hair oil in a scalp 5 to 10 minutes scalp massage with this oil can do wonder for promoting hair growth.
  3. Leave the oil in the hair for at least 6 hours. It would be best if you can leave it overnight.
  4. Then wash hair as usual. If you left it for overnight, you can wash your hair in the morning.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is also one of important essential oil used for hair growth. It increases microcirculation to the scalp and hair roots, which stimulates the hair follicles and induces hair growth. It slows the process of hair loss, prevents hair fall and improves hair thickening. It is an effective solution to almost all types of alopecia.

Along with other essential oils, it provides good results in hair loss. Check the essential oil blend formula below for more details.

In addition to its hair growth promoting properties, it also acts as an antipruritic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and insecticidal agent. These properties are attributed to cedrol and β-cedrene compounds found in cedarwood oil.

Therefore, it is also the best essential oil for scalp itching, scalp infections, dandruff and other scalp and hair problems.

How to Use

  1. Mix 3 ml of Cedarwood essential oil in 100 ml of coconut oil.
  2. Apply this mixture on the scalp as usual as you use other normal hair oil.
  3. Alternatively, 3 ml cedar oil can also be mixed in your organic conditioner. You can use the conditioner as usual.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has hair growth promoting properties. A mice study has concluded that it increases hair follicle numbers and deepens hair follicle depth. It also thickens the dermal layer and decreases mast cell numbers. Due to these effects, it promotes hair growth. It also improves the thickness of hairs.

In addition, it also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. So, it helps to prevent bacterial and fungal infections of the scalp. It also reduces bad odor from the scalp.

Moreover, lavender oil exhibits pediculicide (kills lice) properties. So, it also helps to prevent and kill head lice.

How to Use

  1. Mix 3 to 5 ml lavender oil in 100 ml extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Apply this oil on the scalp. Leave it for 3 to 6 hours and then wash your hair. It can be repeated for 2 to 3 times a week.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme essential oil stimulates blood circulation and provides nourishment to the scalp skin and hair follicles. Thus, it also promotes hair growth. Along with other essential oils, it supports hair health, reduces dandruff and prevents thinning of hair. It improves the shine of hair. It is also an ingredient of essential oil blend discuss below. The blend is used to treat alopecia and improve hair growth.

How to Use

Thyme essential oil can be used along with other oils as described at the end of this article under the heading “Essential Oil Blend”.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage essential oil contains linalyl acetate, a compound that acts as regulator for the secretion and production of oil from the skin. It also acts as anti-inflammatory, anti-dandruff and anti-bacterial agent. It reduces skin inflammation, regulates the secretion of oil on the scalp, prevents dandruff and alleviates stress. The anti-stress action is attributed to its soothing action on the scalp. Mental stress also causes hair fall, so it also works in hair loss occurring due to a high level of stress.

How to Use

Clary sage essential oil is also a part of essential oil blend discussed at the end of this article. However, it can also be used alone as follows:

  1. Mix 3 to 5 drops of clary sage oil in 50 ml jojoba oil and 50 ml coconut oil. 3 to 5 drops of lavender oil can also be added for better results.
  2. Apply this mixture on the scalp and leave it for 6 hours. Then wash hair as usual.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is also an effective remedy that stimulates hair growth. It has anti-dandruff, pediculicide and antiseptic properties and soothing action. It accelerates hair growth, increases the numbers of hair follicles, deepens the depth of hair follicle and improves dermal thickness.

Adding it in massage oil improves the anti-stress, soothing and anti-inflammatory action of the massage oil. It alleviates scalp inflammation and scalp skin pain that occurs with tenderness. In addition, it helps to reduce stress, relieve headache and prevent mental fatigue.

How to Use

  1. 3 ml Peppermint oil can be added to massage oil. It can be used for scalp massage.
  2. 3 to 5 drops can be added in the shampoo while washing hair.
  3. It can also be added in conditioner.

Essential Oil Blend

Cedarwood Essential Oil3 ml
Thyme Essential Oil3 ml
Rosemary Essential Oil3 ml
Lavender Essential Oil3 ml
Jojoba Oil90 ml
Grapeseed Oil90 ml

A study suggested that the combination of these four essential oils in jojoba and grapeseed oils provides awesome results for improving hair growth and reducing alopecia symptoms. Further, it is also safe and more effective than carrier oils alone.

Women Buddha’s Special Essential Oil Combination

Rosemary Essential Oil3 ml
Cedarwood Essential Oil3 ml
Lavender Essential Oil3 ml
Peppermint essential oil3 ml
Almond Oil10 ml
Castor Oil10 ml
Coconut Oil50 ml
Sesame Oil50 ml

We have already discussed the benefits of Rosemary, cedarwood, lavender and peppermint essential oils. Almond oil and castor oil in this blend improve hair growth promoting properties of the overall mixture. Coconut oil helps in deep penetration of nutrients into the scalp skin and hair follicles. Sesame oil strengthens hair strands and deeply nourishes the hair follicles. Overall, this mixture promotes hair growth, strengthens hair, prevents premature graying of hair, stops hair fall and nourishes the scalp skin.

How to Use

  1. Apply this oil blend on the scalp. Do massage the scalp for 5 to 10 minutes. Ensure that oil is applied well on the scalp skin.
  2. If possible, leave it applied for at least 8 hours or leave it overnight. It will ensure to provide maximum possible benefits of hair growth.
  3. In the morning or after 8 hours, wash hairs with a gentle shampoo. If possible use organic and herbal shampoo.

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