Hair loss natural remedies can be used to avoid the need of a hair transplant. Essential oils may be used to stimulate hair growth and may be used in the incipient phases of hair loss. The essential oils may not work in all patients, but may give results in some cases.
Essential oils can be extracted from various trees, plants and fruits and may be used in various treatments and cosmetic products such as creams, lotions and perfumes.
When used for hair growth purposes, the following essential oils may be beneficial:
- Coconut oil extracts
- Jojoba oil
- Olive oil
- Rosemary oil
- Lavender oil
These oils should be used topically and may be used alone or mixed with other natural solutions that can stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Coconut oil is extracted from coconut milk. The oil contains numerous essential fatty acids, such as lauric acid and palmytic acid, which can be beneficial for skin and may stimulate hair growth. The oil should be massaged on the scalp and should be used for at least 2 months before results will show. Coconut oil can prevent hair loss.
Jojoba oil is extracted from the jojoba seeds and contains fatty acids and fatty alcohol. Jojoba oil is mostly used to prevent hair loss and repair damaged hairs. The essential oil may also be used as a fungicide; if the hair loss is caused by a fungal infection, jojoba oil is a good course of treatment.
Olive oil is an essential source of vitamin E, which can be used in many skin products. Vitamin E is also beneficial for the hair follicles and can strengthen the hair and prevent hair loss.
Rosemary oil is considered the best essential oil to stimulate hair growth. The oil contains carnasic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant. Rosemary essential oils also contain camphor, which can stimulate blood circulation and prevent hair loss.
Lavender oil can also be used to stimulate the growth of hair and avoid additional hair loss. Other essential oils that have been used for hair loss include grapeseed oils, margosa oils, tea tree oils, peppermint oils and basil oils.
How to Use Essential Oils
The essential oils should be mixed with carrier oil and distilled water before being used on the scalp. The oils should be used externally only; when used internally, these will not affect hair growth in any way. After massaging the oils, these should be kept for 10 to 30 minutes to be effective. Shampoos that contains any of these essential oils may be beneficial to stop hair loss and strengthen the hair follicles.
Essential oils may stimulate hair growth, but optimal results will be seen in patients that have a receding hairline (over 60% of patients using essential oils at least 3 times per week have experienced positive results). In advanced cases of alopecia, the essential oils may not be as effective.