As a woman of a certain age, hair thinning is starting to be an issue. And yes it may be normal, but there are essential oils for hair loss and alopecia, as well as oils that help hair and hair growth. And as an aromatherapist who trained with Gabriel Mojay in 2003, essential oils are one of my beloved methods to help things along naturally. So read along and let me know it it helps you too.
My most favourite oil for hair regrowth is rosemary. The scent is uplifting as well, and it rebalances the five elements. It’s a clean and yummy green scent reminiscent of Sunday dinners. And also helps with memory.
I often use ylang ylang on my scalp as a natural perfume, but turns out it’s powerful for hair growth too.
Best essential oils for hair growth
Studies have been done on essential oils and other oils you can consider for hair loss and regrowth are cedar, mint, lemon, thyme and peppermint. These are strong scented and of course need to be blended/diluted before use. (If you’re unsure of ratios, read this article) If you’re looking to block dht, there’s an essential oil for you too!
- Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis) reduces dihydrotestosterone (which causes hair thinning)
- Ylang Ylang oil (Cananga Odorata) balances sebum production
- Atlas Cedarwood oil (Cedrus Atlantica) balances sebum levels
- Lemon oil (Citrus Limonum) antibacterial and oxidant effect
- Thyme oil (Thymus Vulgaris) acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth
- Peppermint oil (Mentha Piperita) – contains stimulating menthol that increases blood circulation and number and depth of hair follicles
How to reverse hair thining after menopause
These are natural and effective things you can start doing today: applying hair growth oils to your scalp, start massaging your scalp in the shower, and adding essential oils to your shampoo and conditioner. Once lockdown is over, book a luxurious Indian Head Massage treatment,it relaxes and destresses at the same time as improving scalp health.
Read this article on menopause and hair care for additonal lifestyle, nutrition and other practical tips. (I’m not going to re-type all the tips into this article!)
Products that stimulate hair growth
By the way, when you’re shopping for hair care products, look out for these other ingredients that have an affinity to a health scalp and hair growth: caffeine, Yerba Santa, CBD oil, Vitamin E. niacinamide. Caffeine -helps prevent follicles from shrinking by reducing activity of 5-alpha-reductase. Yerba Santa polyphenols energizes hair roots ina similair way to caffeine. and also protect the follicles from oxidative damage which increases both hair growth and hair density
Remember hair grows slowly, about 5-6 mm a month, so use your hair regrowth products regularly.