Hair Loss and Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is one of the oldest alternative natural treatments for hair loss. It is always very effective in those cases, when such factors as stresses, worries, psychological and emotional pressure are the key reasons for hair loss. Though many people tend to underestimate the role of aromatherapy in complex approach to hair loss treatment, using essential oils for slowing down hair loss can help to achieve very impressive results. For example, recently Norwegian medical specialists managed to regrow hair of a patient who had lost over 85% hair after chemical therapy.

There are a number of essential oils that can encourage hair growth, scalp detoxification and normalization of blood circulation. Those include:

Essential Oils•    Lavender oil;
•    Bay oil;
•    Jojoba oil;
•    Sage oil;
•    Rosemary oil;
•    Aloe Vera;
•    Saw palmetto extract;
•    Lemon;
•    Grapefruit;
•    Henna.

The best way to use these essential oils is adding 2-3 drops of them into a refined vegetable oil (or purified water) and rubbing the mixture in the scalp. Then, you need to wrap your head in some plastic wrap and in a warm towel, and leave for several hours. Finally, you have to wash your hair with your usual shampoo. You can achieve the best results by using the following mixture: 2-3 drops of bay oil, 2-3 drops of lavender oil and a tea-spoon of vegetable oil. Be careful with lemon and grapefruit oils as they can irritate sensitive skin. Another way to apply essential oils is adding several drops of them to shampoos or hair care creams.

Modern experts in aromatherapy recommend various mixtures of essential oils that can be effective for those people who failed to receive good results using other hair loss treatments. For example, the following blend is claimed to be very effective for hair growth:

Mixture of Oils–    3 drops of rosemary and 3 drops of lavender essential oils;
–    2 drops of cedar wood and 2 drops of thyme essential oils;
–    4-5 drops of jojoba oil;
–    4 teaspoons of grape seed oil.

For those who chose aromatherapy for keeping hair loss under control, it is very important to be patient because the effects of aromatherapy can be noticed only in 3-5 months. As a reward for your patience you  will not only improve the quality of their hair, but also normalize the work of digestive and cardio-vascular systems, as well as improve your overall health. You must also keep in mind that in order to receive better outcomes and slow down hair loss, it is recommended to combine aromatherapy with other methods of alternative medicine, including acupuncture, scalp massage and balanced diet.

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