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Grow Your Hair With Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender can help you grow your hair and partly solve your problem with hair loss, including those caused by the alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is a hair loss caused by an autoimmune disorder. When the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, it causes the hair to fall out often in patches. Alopecia Areata causes premature hair loss among women, but kind of difficult to treat because the core cause is an autoimmune disorder. Other factors associated with balding are aging, genetics, illness, some medications, malnutrition, smoking, and the autoimmune disorder. The lavender essential oil can nourish your hair, moisturize the scalp and strands, and improve blood circulation on the scalp. It contains powerful antiseptic qualities that can be used to treat dry scalp, fungi, bacteria, and other microbes.

 

Lavender essential oil

Lavenders are flower extracts with natural fragrance people love to use for potpourri. Because of its perceived medicinal value and soft smelling fragrance, the lavender has been used as a primary ingredient in most perfumes and shampoos. The name lavender came from the Latin word lavare. Lavare means to wash in English.

 

Lavender improves skin complexion and provides major health benefits to users such as pain relief, calms tension, enhances blood circulation, prevents respiratory problems, prevents heartburns, treats motion sickness, helps with sinus congestion, effective for whooping cough, and great in disinfecting the skin and scalp (Wilson, 2002).

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Stress can sabotage your hair regrowth

Hair loss can be attributed to a traumatic event or stress. Stress interferes with the normal hair growth cycle. It can trigger telogen effluvium, which is reversible as the body adapts to the stress or the stress is relieved.

 

Evidences

One current study showed that oil application helps specific types of hair loss. It is considered as some kind of stimulant beneficial to the skin and scalp. Lavender is great for the treatment of alopecia areata, a kind of hair loss illness, as well as scalp psoriasis (Wilson, 2002). The ingredient naturally soothes the scalp.

 

grow your hair ombrey redResearchers from Scotland in 1998 published their results of a randomized study concerning the relationship between alopecia areata and aromatherapy. There were at least 86 patients placed into 2 different groups. One group massaged their scalps daily with a mixture of thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedar wood combined with jojoba and grape seed oils. The other group massage only jojoba and grape seed oils daily. The 2 groups massaged the oils for a total of 7 months. Interesting 44% of the active group showed improvement, 19 out of 43 patients grew their hair back.

 

Lavender was proven to contain antiseptic properties that inhibit the growth of various fungi as well as nasty Staph and Enterococcus bacteria. This was the outcome of the study in Japan made by the Chiba University researchers. The essential oil of lavender was used as one of the ingredients for hair growth stimulant and treatment of alopecia areata.

 

Essential oils can help grow your hair because of their ability to stimulate the scalp. A regular scalp massage can stimulate the microcirculatory system, relax the muscles of the scalp, and provides beneficial toning benefits.

 

Magic recipe

  • One clean empty travel size lotion bottle
  • 25 drops of rosemary oil
  • 20 drops of lavender oil
  • Glass measuring cup

 

Mix the ingredients together in the measuring cup. Pour the mixture into the travel lotion bottle.

 

Here is another hair regrowth mixture

  • One clean empty travel size lotion bottle
  • ¼ cup pure Vitamin E oil
  • 25 drops rosemary oil
  • 20 drops jojoba oil
  • Glass measuring cup

 

Mix all ingredients into the glass measuring cup and then store into the travel lotion bottle.

 

Lavender aroma for the nerves

The aromatic scent of the Lavender calms tension and acts as a nerve tonic. The aroma helps treat emotional stress, such as depression, anxiety, and nervous tension.

 

Lavender oil for acne

Lavender has been used traditionally as a treatment for acne when diluted with rose water of witch hazel.

 

Possible breast growth

This is quite a surprise. Studies in vitro have shown that lavender oil mimics estrogens in the body and has antiandrogenic activities. There were reports that 3 teenage boys developed breast tissue growth or gynecomastia from topical application of products containing lavender and tea tree oils.

 

Hair lies

Lavender is known for its antibacterial qualities and has the ability to eliminate lice and nits or lice eggs. Lavender is also effective in preventing hair loss when mix with other shampoo ingredients rosemary, cedar wood, and thyme (Wilson, 2002).

 

 

 

References

Alopecia (n.d.). Retrieved from the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Gabriel, J. (2008). The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin. Florida: Health Communications Inc.

Jarnigan, B. (2007). Hairhow2 Organic Hair Care. US: Barbara Jarnigan.

Lis-Balchin, M. (2006). Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Great Britain: Gray Publishing.

Rassman, W. R. & Bernstein, R. (2009). Hair Loss and Replacement for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing.

Wilson, R. (2002). Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty. New York: Penguin Putnam Inc.