We are going to discuss 5 most powerful herbal oils (not the same as essential oils) that prevent hair loss and encourage hair growth. When you buy herb infused oil make sure it is extracted in one of these carrier oils: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil or Castor Oil (preferably of organic origin). These particular oils have additional benefits for your hair.
Castor Oil, for example, has very soothing, protective, nourishing and emollient properties. Olive Oil applied to the scalp prevents the production of DTH (hair loss hormone), so it is fantastic for fighting against hair loss. Coconut Oil has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which provides a soothing function for the scalp.
1. Arnica Oil
Whether you are a man beginning to experience male pattern baldness or a woman seeing more daily hair loss than you would prefer, you might want to try Arnica Oil as a natural hair treatment. In fact, Arnica Oil is one of the best secret treatments for reversing hair loss.
A regular scalp massage with Arnica Oil can provide invigorating nourishment to the scalp, which stimulates hair follicles to support the growth of new and healthy hair. Some claims have even been made that arnica can stimulate the growth of new hair in cases of baldness. You can also look for shampoos, conditioners and other hair products that include arnica oil as one of the ingredients to reap the benefits of Arnica Oil, or you can simply add the oil to your usual shampoo.
Using nettle is one of the oldest treatments for combating hair loss. Nettle also helps in hair re-growth. Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulphur. This helps in making hair shinier and healthier. Applying Nettle Oil on the scalp as a treatment helps prevent the hormone testosterone from being converted to DHT, which accumulates in the hair follicles and is known to be a primary cause of both male and female pattern baldness. It’s also rich in iron and silica that both combat hair loss, prevent hair shedding and encourage hair growth.
You can use stinging nettle capsules and tea internally combining with a good scalp massage using Nettle Oil for the most effective hair loss treatment.
You can add oil to your shampoo and other hair products. Nettle-infused shampoos and conditioners not only promote healthy hair growth, but can also help control oil production. Massage it onto your hair and leave it on your scalp for 30 mins before rinsing it out. You can also deep condition your hair with the oil - leave it on your hair and scalp overnight, and cover with a shower cap. Wash it out thoroughly in the morning.3. Cayenne Pepper Oil
Ancient doctors treated alopecia, or baldness, with a tonic composed primarily of cayenne pepper.
Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin which is a compound that stimulates hair growth. The capsaicin found in cayenne pepper causes a tingling sensation. Thus, it causes intensive blood flow. Hair follicles get extra nutrition and oxygen and, as a result, it provokes hair growth. It also helps to stimulate dormant hair follicles, and this helps to increase hair volume and thickness.
Cayenne Pepper also has a number of beneficial vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin A regenerates damaged cells.
- Vitamin C increase tolerance to outer exposure.
- Vitamin B6 activates hair growth, reducing baldness.
- Potassium soothes and hydrates skin.
- Magnesium makes blood vessels stronger.
- Iron provides cells with enough oxygen.
- Fatty oils have strengthening and protecting effect.
- Folic Acid (Folate) speeds up cell division, it contributes to natural growth faster.
- Manganese deficiency cause slow hair growth.
- Niacin (B3) transform carbohydrates into energy. It helps to maintain the structure of the blood cells and improves blood circulation.
- Thiamine (B1) essential to the healthy functioning of the body. Take part in developing proteins such as keratin, which is the protein used by the body to create hair
- Phylloquinone (K) moisturises, saving hair from dryness
Rosemary Oil works as a natural antiseptic on the skin. This oil is effective at killing the fungus that leads to dandruff on the scalp, as well as to help relieve itching. Rosemary improves blood circulation to the scalp, maintaining the healthy flow of oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles. It is believed to slow down greying, reduces flakiness and dryness on your scalp. Invigorating and maintaining a healthy scalp with natural oils slows down hair loss by helping to create the ideal environment for healthy hair growth. When applied over the scalp Rosemary Oil helps stimulate hair growth. Rosemary Oil also softens and conditions the hair, increases hair thickness and fullness, counteracts any skin infections that can lead to hair loss.
Rosemary oil contains a high percentage of antioxidants that can fight off free radicals in the body. One of these is called carnasol. Carnasol can also reduce inflammation in the body’s cells. This also has the benefits of preventing and healing diseases in the hair follicles that can lead to hair loss or thinning hair, as well as fungal infections, acne, and eczema that can affect the scalp.
Rosemary Oil can benefit to both men and women who suffer the embarrassment of thinning hair. It works to prevent future baldness, and helps to heal hair follicles to increase hair growth.
Horsetail, or equisetum arvense, contains a mineral called silica. This mineral helps to form collagen and works to strengthen your bones, nails and, of course, your hair.
Because of its silica content, horsetail is also useful when trying to stimulate hair growth. The herb rejuvenates your hair, adding sheen to the appearance and strength to the hair shafts. It also contains selenium and cysteine, which are known to promote healthy hair growth. Both of these substances contribute to healthier hair and prevent free radicals from damaging the cells.
Many studies show that the silica in horsetail helps with both hair health and growth. Horsetail can help stop dandruff, split ends, and hair loss as well. You can work both ends of the hair issue by both drinking horsetail tea and washing your hair with a shampoo that contains horsetail extract or add Horsetail Oil to your shampoo or conditioner. Massage Horsetail Oil into the scalp at least three times a week and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes for hair growth and as anti dandruff treatment.