Using Essential Oils for Thinning and Falling Hair

Posted by Heidi Mater on

I have talked to quite a few women who have expressed their concern and discouragement with thinning hair and/or hair loss. There are many types of hair loss and causes, which I won't dig in to, but the good news is, you're not alone. Although there are many factors that should be discussed with your physician, if you experience some hair loss or thinning and are looking for a natural remedy, essential oils may help! I have compiled a few of the best essential oils for hair loss. 

First up is Rosemary. Not only does this oil stimulate hair follicles, aids in hair growth , and unclogs pores when applied to the scalp, but its aromatic properties help to improve mental clarity.

Lavender is great for a huge number of things. It can improve blood circulation, which in turn, promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. Its antiseptic properties also help with dandruff control.  

Cedarwood is similar to Lavender, in that it, improves blood circulation and stimulates hair follicles, resulting in hair growth.This oil also helps to control dandruff and other fungal problems.

Clary Sage helps with hormonal imbalance, which is a large cause of hair loss. It can help stop hair loss, promote hair growth, and make hair stronger and shinier. Please do NOT use this oil if you are pregnant! This oil helps to facilitate birth by calming the lower part of the spine. In fact, please talk to your doctor about safe oils to use during pregnancy.   

So now you're thinking, "What the heck do I do with these oils?". Stick with me, I have some great ways to incorporate these oils in your hygiene regimen.

  • A few drops of the oil can be added to your shampoo or conditioner. Let it sit in your hair while you shower, then rinse. 
  • Combine 3 drops of each of the oils listed above with 6oz of filtered water in a spritzer bottle. Spritz and massage into the scalp once or twice a day. 

So there it is! I hope this helps! 

The American Hair Loss Association is a great resource for a more in depth look on the topic of hair loss. 

Just remember, it is always best to talk with your physician as these statements have not been approved by the FDA. This information is educational and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological advice of any kind.


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