There’s a secret that everyone deserves to know if they want to cut down on on toxins that exist in the home. It’s not the average answer that involves throwing out processed foods (we stand by that statement!); rather, it’s to get rid of store bought shampoos. Too often do commercial hair care products contain harmful toxins that prevent your hair from being as healthy as possible. That’s not good news if you’re already losing your hair.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss is an uncomfortable topic of conversation for a lot of people. It raises insecurity levels because it can be quite embarrassing. Hair loss with age is typically hereditary, especially when it comes to baldness. It can also be attributed to hormonal changes, medications or supplements, hairstyles and treatments, or high stress levels. There are ways to help combat hair loss, though.
Some people prefer to ignore hair loss, while others want to get ahead of it and do what they can to prevent it. We understand that you may want to avoid treatments and surgeries, and that’s the wise thing to do. There are natural ingredients that nourish the scalp and help encourage healthier hair growth. Consider the following ingredients as examples.
Rosemary Essential Oil
The rosemary herb is good for more than enhancing the flavor of roasted potatoes. One of the primary benefits of rosemary essential oil is that it helps to stimulate hair growth. It contains beneficial antioxidants that help to encourage cellular regeneration on the scalp. Researchers believe that this helps improve thickness and overall growth. Additionally, rosemary essential oil contains carnosic acid, which has exhibited the ability to restore nerve & tissue damage on the scalp. It also helps to increase circulation to the scalp, which can help follicles thrive.
Castile soap may not have the ability to generate impressive hair growth, but it doesn’t cause the damage that commercial shampoos do. It’s a safe, non-toxic soap that gently cleanses the scalp. Many people with eczema, psoriasis, or other scalp issues use it for that reason. Another benefit is that it doesn’t irritate the scalp or hair. In fact, it helps preserve the scalps natural oils for optimal scalp health. This helps to keep hair follicles healthy and ultimately promotes a steady hair growth rate.
Thyme Essential Oil
According to anecdotal reports, thyme essential oil is beneficial for the hair and scalp. Experts believe that the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties help eliminate bacterial build-up on the scalp. In doing so, thyme essential oil helps to unclog hair follicles to allow for optimal hair growth. Similar to tea tree oil, thyme essential oil is very potent, so you must dilute it. If you have sensitive skin, it may be beneficial to do a small patch test to determine sensitivity levels.
DIY Shampoo To Fight Hair Loss
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap
- 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil
- 6 drops rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 drops thyme essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
- Add the water, Castile soap, and jojoba oil to a glass container. This could be a foaming soap dispenser or any glass bottle with a pump.
- Mix well and then pour in the essential oils.
- Mix the oils and then screw on the top. Your shampoo is ready.
- Although it is much thinner than regular shampoo, it does get soapy!