Struggling with hair loss? This Essential Oils for Hair Growth Blend really helps and it's easy to make. Use this plus the other tips in the post to get a healthier scalp and follicles so that you can get your hair back.
When I was in college, I never thought I would some day be writing about a DIY Essential Oils for Hair Growth Blend. Back in those days, some people referred to me as the "big hair girl."
I think some of it had to do with how I wore my hair, and also because I was temporarily addicted to perms.
Thankfully, that "addiction" ended about 10 years ago :).
Since my "Big Hair Girl" Days, however, I have had some issues with hair loss on and off.
Mostly it appears to be related to stress. I had one year when the hair loss hit particularly hard and it was very difficult to deal with.
You know, if you're a woman, how hard it is when you lose hair. And if you're a man who cares about a woman who is losing her hair, please know how hard it is for her.
Whenever the hair loss has struck, I find myself scouring the internet for ways to stop it. And to bring my hair back as quickly as possible.
Possible Reasons for Hair Loss:
- thyroid issues
- iodine deficiency
- adrenal stress
- iron deficiency
Ideally, for any of these conditions, you need to get to the root cause of your hair loss and figure out what is causing it, and work on getting healthier, so that you can have a more stable condition for your hair (and your health).
Possible Hair Loss Remedies
I literally read for hours and hours -- about causes of hair loss, supplements that might help, testimonials from people about whether certain supplements and regiments helped them or not.....
Things that I have looked or tried, included:
I tried a number of these. Many didn't do anything (like the traditional Biotin), while others may have. One of them that I am on the fence about is BioSil. It has great testimonials, but every time I try it I get cystic acne. So I keep putting it aside. Hope to try it again. Update 9/12/16: - no more reactions so I am using it now :).
These didn't do anything for me, and many of them were filled with chemicals that I didn't want on my hair.
- Reducing Stress
This. Works. Hard to do, but it works and is of course great for health all around.
- Brushing / Massaging
Massaging your scalp with something like this massager has been proven to help hair growth. I personally prefer using my hands to do a scalp massage, but you could use this as well.
- Special Oil and Blends
I tried one overnight oil blend that was a little hard to get out of my hair. And then I tried castor oil in my hair. While I LOVE castor oil for its liver benefits in castor oil packs, I do NOT like it in my hair. It was so terrible to get out that I ended up losing hair when I washed it over and over to remove the oil. Not doing that again!
However, one of the things that I have leaned on whenever I have had hair loss, is a simple DIY Essential Oils for Hair Growth Blend and I do think it has really helped me.
Initially, the recipe was super simple. Recently, I added another oil to the blend, and I feel like it works better.
Why This Essential Oil Hair Growth Blend Works
There are a number of essential oils that can be useful for hair growth. Following are the ones that I chose and why I chose them.
Rosemary Oil helps with hair growth, and it has been proven to do so. In fact, it's been shown to be more effective than minoxidil. (source)
Peppermint Oil has also been shown to aid hair growth in studies. (source)
Lavender Oil has also been proven to help with hair growth. (source)
One More Healthy Hair Tip
In addition to the oils blend which follows, I think it's crucial that you avoid toxins in your hair care routine. There are so many chemicals in your shampoo that can affect your hair health including foamers, thickeners, preservatives, and irritants.
Ideally, you want to use hair products that are as clean / non toxic as possible to encourage your hair to be as healthy as it can be.
I recommend using shampoos without the toxins. I've been using the shampoos in the post on Is Your Shampoo Making You Sick? - Probably. I've been trying out new ones trying to find exactly the best ones to recommend to you all, since this has been a very hard thing for me to find.
- Essential Oils
- Carrier Oil or Water
- Emulsifier (needed for use with Water-Based Blend. See this post on Essential Oil Emulsification.)
- Vitamin E
- Put oil in a small glass container.
- Add essential oils.
- Put some of the mixture on your fingertips and massage into scalp.
- Put about 1 tsp of an emulsifier like Diatomaceous Earth, bentonite clay, collagen, or gelatin, in a small glass container.
- Add essential oils to the emulsifier.
- Blend the oils with the emulsifier.
- Add the filtered water.
- Blend the emulsified mixture into the filtered water.
- Put some of the mixture on your fingertips, then massage into scalp.
More Natural Hair Growth Remedies
I have personally used or am using the following products for hair health.
He Shou Wu: I currently use and love the He Shou Wu concentrate from Hyperion Herbs. GREAT value!
Biosil: this has many great testimonials about its effect on hair, skin, and nails. In addition, it's been proven to work to regrow hair. Topical use has been effective, but internal use might be even moreso. (source, source, and source)
Evening Primrose Oil - Evening Primrose oil has been known to help with hair issues.
Lysine and Iron - There is reported data that lysine and iron together have led to reduced hair loss.
Leave In Conditioner. One of the things that is crucial for hair growth is not having extra hair come out. I love using this conditioner with a little argan oil as a leave in conditioner that's all natural and organic!
Crisan Hair Oil: One of my friends swears by this. I just ordered it and will report back as soon as I have tried it!
I highly recommend that you use a non-toxic shampoo so that you can have a healthier scalp and hair.
Personally I used a few different brands, but Beautycounter is a very solid, transparent brand that many have had success with. Many report that their scalp issues vanish when switching over to this clean shampoo.
Another clean shampoo that would be great to try is Crisan Beauty's shampoo. It's very new on the market and I haven't tried it, but might be worth testing out!
More Essential Oils for Hair Growth
Now, of course, there are so many other oils that you could use. I just picked these from what I had read on the internet about oils that would help with hair loss and then made up a blend.
Premade Essential Oil Blend for Hair Growth:
If you're not a DIY kind of person, you can buy a ready-made Hair Blend, To see why I chose the company that I did for essential oils, you can go to the start of my "Which Essential Oils Company is Best?" series or go right to the end here.
If you're into making your own essential oil hair loss blend, you could also add some of the oils to the mix:
You could also just add these oils to your shampoo, but since you are rinsing it out I think that using the DIY blend would be more effective.
While You're Waiting for Your Hair to Grow...
It can be really tough when your hair has thinned to wait for your hair to grow out. Thinning hair causes self-confidence issues and I know for me, it's been a cause of stress.
There are lots of shampoos, conditioners, and serums on the market that are supposed to help grow hair back. I have tried a lot of them and aside from this essential oils blend and the other things mentioned in this post, I haven't found anything to work and in fact, I have had what seemed to be accelerated hair loss from many of them. Additionally, many have ingredients that are quite disconcerting including artificial fragrances.
One product that has helped me is Morrocco Method's Volumizing Spray.
Hope this all helps!
Have you struggled with hair loss?
What have you tried and how has it worked?