Peppermint essential oil is a pretty well known remedy which plays an important role in natural hair care. It is recommended not only for hair loss prevention but also for stimulating hair growth and improving hair quality. This oil is one of the oldest herbal remedies known around the world for its excellent stimulating and refreshing effects. It has been used for long time as a natural treatment for migraines, minor digestive problems, for relieving cold symptoms, as well as a great solution for various skin problems. Peppermint oil is very commonly used as an ingredient for all possible skin care and hair care cosmetic products.
The main advantage of using peppermint oil is its being very effective both for too dry and too oily hair. This natural product has great tightening and cooling effects, and it was found out that this oil has a property to balance PH levels of the scalp. All these actions are great to assist everyone who has got too oily hair. Peppermint oil can help the hair look less greasy and lifeless. At the same time, this oil has amazing moisturizing and stimulating effects which can substantially improve the quality of too dry hair. Also, peppermint oil is reported to be effective against such common problem as dandruff.
Moisturizing and stimulating properties of peppermint oil are great for those who suffer from hair loss. By simple applying this oil to your scalp and massaging it in, you can stimulate blood flow to your scalp, this way making more of valuable nutrients and minerals come to your hair follicles. Nourishing your hair follicles this way helps them to become stronger and produce stronger and healthier hair shafts. At that, peppermint oil is considered not an aggressive oil, so for maximizing its effects, it is recommended to keep it on your scalp and hair roots for 20-30 minutes prior to washing it off.
Peppermint oil can be used for hair loss prevention and improving hair quality as a single remedy, or as an element of various blends of essential oils. It goes perfectly well with any type of carrier oil (almond oil or any vegetable oil), and can be used in a conjunction with rosemary oil, lemon oil, jojoba oil and other essential oils. Such mixtures should be massaged into scalp every time before washing your hair. Also, it is possible to add several drops of peppermint oil directly to your shampoo, hair conditioner or other commonly used hair care product.