Do you look at your hair in the mirror every day, hoping that it miraculously grew three millimeters overnight? Growing your hair to your desired length can be quite the journey, especially if you aren’t nourishing it with the right ingredients. Lucky for you, there are specific ingredients, including essential oils, that accelerate the hair growth process.
You may not know this, but almost all of your hair care products already contain essential oils. Unfortunately, these products also contain a variety of harmful chemicals that can strip your hair and scalp of beneficial nutrients. Who needs products that contain a minuscule amount of essential oils when you can go straight to the source? Are we right or are we right?
How To Use Essential Oils For Hair Growth
Get your hands on some of the essential oils in this article to help nourish your hair. To properly apply them to your hair, mix about three drops of essential oils in one tablespoon of a carrier oil, such as avocado oil, coconut oil, or olive oil. Please do a patch test on your skin to ensure that you don’t have a negative reaction to the oils. Massage the oil mixture into your scalp and roots, and then all the way to your tips. Leave it in for 15 minutes before washing normally. If you have dry or brittle hair, leave the oils in overnight!
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is one of the best oils to help nourish your scalp, and it improves hair growth as a result. When applied to the scalp, rosemary essential oil works to dilate blood vessels and promote cell division. In doing so, this aids the distribution of oxygen and other nutrients to hair follicles, which encourages healthier hair growth. If you have a dry scalp or regularly experience dandruff, use rosemary essential oil to hydrate your scalp.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has too many health benefits to count. We love it so much! In fact, many of our DIY beauty recipes, which we continually post, contain tea tree oil. Anyone who has used tea tree oil in their hair care routine is familiar with the tingly sensation you feel on your scalp. This happens because tea tree oil helps to balance your scalp and reduce build-up that can interfere with hair growth. You need to keep your scalp clean if you want to grow your hair.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has a wonderfully relaxing scent, and placing a few drops under your pillow can actually promote healthier sleep. That’s not why it’s on this list, though. If you are looking to protect the current length of your hair, lavender essential oil is the right oil for the job. Applying lavender essential oil to the hair and skin helps to thicken hair shafts. Finally, the antibacterial properties of lavender essential oil help to keep hair follicles and shafts free of bacteria.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Known for the anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiseptic properties, cedarwood essential oil is a must-have if you’re in the DIY beauty game. It works to improve hair growth by balancing oil-producing glands on your scalp. When you use cedarwood essential oil on your hair, you may also notice that your scalp is less flaky, helping your hair follicles remain undamaged and free to grow.
Thyme oil contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that work to reduce build-up on the scalp. Build-up clogs hair follicles, which is why people struggle to grow healthy hair. One study, involving patients with alopecia, combined thyme oil with cedarwood essential oil. The results indicated that this combination significantly improved hair growth in people with alopecia areata. Thyme oil is strong, much like tea tree oil, so it is imperative that you dilute it in a carrier oil.