I play about with my hair all the time, its like a frickin addiction, I love to go different colours, I know very little about being a hairdresser but I seem to think I am one on far too many occasions. I just love changing my look, however sometimes my hair doesn’t agree with me.
But I use oils on my hair to get my condition back and after a few weeks of AHHHHHHHHH I am never doing anything to my hair AGAIN…LIKE…EVERRRRRRRR….kind of like when people go out get drunk and get the fear the next day…That is how I feel sometimes when I see my bright orange hair, which was meant to be a chesnut red. After a few weeks of the oils and coconut oil my hair just gets back to normal.
(I heat up my oil for a luxurious hot oil treatment and add some of my fave oils)
Did you know that it’s surprisingly easy to improve the rate that your hair grows?
And naturally too!
Essential oils have been used in hair recipes for a long time – it’s not uncommon to find lavender, chamomile, rosemary, tea tree oil and many other essential oils in your natural shampoos and conditioners.
These oils, among others, are known to positively support the health of the scalp and fair follicles.
Below you’ll find the most recommended oils that you can use to improve your hair growth.
Cedarwood oil, while primarily used for treating dandruff, is a great tonic oil for overall hair health. It has a great reputation for preventing hair loss and promoting the growth of new hair. It is one of the first oils recommended for a person with hair loss. Just a drop on a bald spot will promote rapid new hair growth.
Ah.. Who doesn’t love chamomile? It is just so versatile!
Chamomile is an excellent calming and relaxing oil. It soothes inflammation and detoxes. These qualities make it a great addition to your hair regimen for increased hair growth.
Clary sage provides hormone balancing, relaxing qualities. It is beneficial for promoting hair growth, reducing hair loss, preventing dandruff and limiting oil buildup in hair by reducing sebum production.. It is an especially good oil for woman’s health – especially when it comes to reproductive health. It is regenerative to cells, hair and skin.
Cypress is included in many hair formulas for increased circulation and capillary strength. It is important to have good blood circulation to the follicles for optimal hair growth. Many regimens for treating hair loss include Ginko and other herbs specifically for increasing circulation in the scalp. Use at .5 – 1%
Ah.. Lavender. I’ve already said this about chamomile, but who doesn’t like this oil? It smells heavenly, is balancing, soothing, regenartive, anti-inflammatory and stress reducing. And while it’s great to put it right on your scalp, it is also good just to have around! Diffusing it is heavenly. And if you’re in need of some stress reduction, look to lavender. Limiting stress will definitely help your hair grow faster, too!
Ylang ylang – like lavender – is thought to reduce stress. Long used to increase the thickness of the hair shaft and to grow thicker hair. Ylang ylang can have a balancing effect on scalp oil production, and may help with split ends.
Now that we’ve covered a solid list of essential oils for hair growth, let’s talk about some specific recipes.
1.) EO Infused Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple cider vinegar is a fantastic natural tonic for hair. So let’s use it as a rinse and combine it with some essential oils!
3 drops of lavender, rosemary or bay
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
Add these ingredients to your final rinse water after you’ve shampoo’d and conditioned.
This rinse will help remove detergent residue and help you maintain a healthy acid equilibrium on your scalp.
Simple Rosemary Hair Growth Massage Oil
For this recipe you will need the following:
5ml drops jojoba or argan oil
8 drops rosemary EO
Combine your carrier oil with your rosemary essential oil using your fingertips rhythmically massage the oil into your scalp and roots.
Start from the front of your scalp then move to the sides and finally the back of your head.
Daily Coconut Rosemary Hair Growth Massage Oil Blend
I just love coconut oil and just cant get enough of the stuff..
This is a very similar blend to the one above, but uses coconut oil. And we’ll be making a bigger batch.
1 cup pure organic fractionated coconut oil
20 drops rosemary EO
Mix ingredients and combine in your coconut oil bottle or a 8 oz glass jar
Massage into scalp daily
Watch hair grow stronger, healthier and faster!
Additional (Non-Essential Oil Based) Natural Remedies for Hair Growth
If you don’t want to make your own then this little hair treatment from Neals Yard is amazing