Do essential oils stimulate hair growth? Yes! This 1998 study shows how a mixture of jojoba and essential oils were used to stimulate new hair growth in 44% of patients with alopecia areata. This natural hair growth treatment worked for men and women. I’m going to share how to make the same essential oil infused recipe used in this study to help you regrow your hair.
This recipe uses the exact same ingredients in the study mentioned above. Hopefully by using these essential oils for hair growth you will see the hair growth just like the patients in this study!
ProTip: Add these essential oils to your shampoo and conditioner for extra hair growth stimulation!
Once you combine your essential oils for hair growth, lovingly apply the mixture to your scalp. Dip your fingertips into the oil mixture and massage the oil into your scalp using this scalp massage method. Do whatever feels good here. I’ve found I like to grab a fistful of hair and gently tug once the oil has been evenly distributed.
Once you have applied the mixture over your entire scalp, let the oils soak in for at least 20 minutes. This is a good time to find something inspirational to read, take deep belly breaths, strut your stuff around the house, do whatever makes you feel vibrant. I usually plan the essential oils for hair growth treatment on the same day I intend to wash my hair with my hair growth shampoo – but you can also leave the treatment in over night for deep penetrating moisture. If your scalp could talk, it would say “yes, please and thank you!”
Just a word of caution… I know you know, but I gotta say it; oil and clothing don’t mix. (Why am I always re-learning this?) Choose a ‘special’ set of clothing for your oil treatments, one that you don’t mind staining with grease. Unless you know you’re ridiculously careful, in which case, wear an evening gown, I trust you completely.
Treating the scalp directly has been shown to improve hair growth, but in true holistic fashion, I encourage you to look beneath the surface for the root cause for hair loss. This study looked specifically at alopecia areata, an inflammation driven, immune response that attacks the hair follicle.
Studies have found that psychological stress contributes to alopecia areata and can limit hair growth. Whether you’re facing a wild animal or worried about hair loss, your body responds to the perceived threat by activating the sympathetic nervous system, releasing adrenaline and cortisol- two chemicals linked to increased inflammation in the scalp.
In addition to topical treatments like the essential oil recipe above, reducing and releasing stress are excellent ways to support hair growth holistically!
>> Did you try this recipe? How did it feel? Let me know in the comment section below!
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