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Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth (Rosemary, Lavender, More)

Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth (Rosemary, Lavender, More)

Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Essential oils smell great, they work wonders for your skin and they can also be used to promote hair growth. In this guide we’ll look at the best essential oils for hair loss, covering the ones that can help to strengthen your hair, limit hair loss and damage, and even fill that receding hair line in.

This list of essential oils for hair growth covers products that are safe, natural and easy to source. As a result, they are some of the best products you can use for this purpose.

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil for Hair Growth

Lavender is one of the most well known essential oils and one that you have no doubt heard about already. This oil is used in sprays and perfumes designed to help you relax and unwind. The scent of lavender has been shown to trigger sedation, and it really does work for this purpose (don’t worry, we thought it was all nonsense as well).

But not only is it great to help you relax, lavender oil can also be used to stimulate hair growth. The only concern is that you might fall asleep when applying it.

Okay, so that was a joke. In fact, like most essential oils for hair growth, the goal is not to apply them direct. They are very potent and can cause damage to the skin if you apply them direct and in large quantities. Not only that, but you also pay a lot for a very small bottle, regardless of the oil, so it’s not exactly the most cost effective treatment either.

The best way to use essential oils for hair growth is to mix them with other, cheaper and more readily available oils. Olive oil is a great one, as is coconut oil. You can also simply mix them with water and with aloe vera gel, which should help you to get complete coverage on your head and will also allow the oil to do its magic.

You may also want to combine several different oils and other ingredients. That’s basically what Wild Growth Hair Oil did. That formula has proved to be a huge hit and has set this industry alight in the last few years. So, if it works for them and for the people that use it, why can’t it work for you?

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth

Not only is this one of the best essential oils for hair growth, but it is also a great all-round oil. It has been described as a “brain tonic”, which sounds both amazing and rather archaic. The herb from which this oil is extracted is loaded with minerals and vitamins, and all of these are concentrated into rosemary oil, which is what makes this one of the best essential oils for hair growth.

Many of the minerals in this oil work to nourish the hair and the scalp from root to tip. It doesn’t promote hair growth as such, but it does work to limit hair loss. It does this by keeping your hair strong, which stops breakage and also stops it from falling out. The fact that it makes your hair stronger and improves the condition also works to eliminate many of the causes of hair loss in both men and women.

Rosemary oil may also help to improve your circulation, allowing those nutrients to get to where they need to go and keeping your hair in the best condition possible.

Chamomile Oil

Like lavender, chamomile has a reputation as something that can help you to relax. Also like lavender, it is really effective for that purpose. The difference is that you need to drink chamomile as a tea, so why is it effective as an oil and what can it do for your scalp and for your hair?

Well, by making a tea with chamomile you’re simply extracting all of those oils and allowing them to infuse into a drink, which you then consume. By using chamomile oil you’re basically getting high concentration of the goodness that goes into that tea. So, this can help you to relax, but when you apply it to your scalp it can also help with hair growth.

The soothing nature applies to the hair and the skin as well as your central nervous system. It can help to reduce inflammation and it can also help to detox, while cleaning the area. It’s not really going to do anything on its own, but if you add it to a concoction with a number of other essential oils for hair growth then it can work wonders.

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood Oil for Hair Growth

This is an oil that you can find in a number of popular products. It’s one that you might not have heard of, but trust us, you will have heard the products that it is in. This has actually only been on our radar for the past year and only because of its inclusion in one of those products.

So, what makes this so special? Why is it included in those products and why is it included on our list of the best essential oils for hair growth? Well, for one thing, it is a brilliant cure for dandruff. In fact, it is one of the most effective natural cures you can find.

It has also garnered a reputation for promoting hair growth and limiting hair loss. The mechanisms of this are not fully understood, but it likely has something to do with the fact that it can improve circulation. It can also improve the condition of your skin and create a barrier for your hair.

Cedarwood smells great. However, the purer the oil, the stronger the scent, so as with all things mentioned here, you really need to dilute it.

Carrot Seed Oil

This might sound like an odd one, and it is. But there is research that suggests carrot seed oil could be effective at limiting hair loss and promoting hair growth. This oil, as you might guess, comes from carrot seeds. It is high in all of the vitamins that you can find in carrots and has a very strong concentration of them. This should be able to strengthen your hair and protect your skin.

It is also said to be able to nourish and detox, and there are studies that suggest that it might be beneficial when it comes to regulating hormones.

Sage Oil

Sage Oil for Hair Growth

Sage goes hand in hand with rosemary. The two are often combined in food as they have very synergistic flavors. But the same can be said for their fragrances, which is why this is a combination you will also found in perfumes for the home. The fragrance tends to be very earthy and not to everyone’s taste, but it is a pungent and powerful scent that works to effect the mood just like lavender does.

But what makes this one of the best essential oils for hair growth? Well, for one thing it can limit the amount of grease and oil in your hair (ironic, we know). This improves the condition of your hair and may also work to limit hair breakage. Like rosemary, sage oil can also help the circulation and can create a better foundation on which other essential oils for hair growth can act.

Also like rosemary, sage can deliver some vital nutrients to the roots of your hair, which in turn can help with dandruff.

Rare Treatments to Reverse Hair Loss (Cortisone, Stem Cell, Microneedling)

Rare Treatments to Reverse Hair Loss (Cortisone, Stem Cell, Microneedling)

Reverse Hair Loss

We have covered a great number of treatments to help you reverse hair loss here on Hair Growth Pills. In this guide we’ll cover the areas as yet untouched. You probably already have a good idea of what the common treatments are. If you have been suffering with hair loss yourself, then there’s a good chance you have gone over these many times before. But there are many more treatments out there if you read the literature, take onboard the available research and prepare yourself to try something new.

It’s those treatments that we will focus on here. So, we’re taking a break from common treatments like Minoxidil, Finasteride and Hair Growth Products and we’ll cover options such as:

  • Cortisone Shots for Hair Loss
  • Microneedling for Hair Loss
  • Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Loss
  • Baking Soda for Hair Loss
  • Cedarwood Oil for Hair Loss

The question is, do these work, is the research genuine and promising, or is it just more expensively branded snake oil for an industry that already has its fair share?

Cortisone Shots for Hair Loss

Cortisone Shots Hair Loss

There are very few prescribed treatments out there to assist with hair growth, but this is one of them. If you are using cortisone shots for hair loss then they should have been prescribed by a qualified physician and they should be given by a medical professional in a controlled environment.

You can use cortisone shots for hair loss in many forms, including alopecia, which is often considered to be completely incurable. You can also use them to reverse hair loss that is temporary, as discussed on the NHS site in the UK, where it is considered a viable treatment for all kinds of hair loss, including Male Pattern Baldness.

Cortisone shots for hair loss involves the injection of steroids into the bald patches of the scalp. This is repeated over the course of several weeks and should be able to stimulate growth more or less immediately. They can be used on the scalp and they can also be used on the face to help with beard growth and other hair growth.

The purpose of cortisone shots for hair loss is to stop the immune system from attacking the hair follicle, which is the main cause of alopecia. It can also help to reverse hair loss in those who do not suffer from this condition. However, while there are few effective treatments out there for people who suffer from alopecia, there are many from those whose hair loss is triggered by something else. If you’re in the category, then you should always look to try another solution before opting for cortisone shots to control your hair loss.

Microneedling for Hair Loss

Microneedling Hair Loss

Microneedling is one of the most popular methods out there right now to reverse hair loss, and it seems that you can’t visit a clinic, a salon or indeed a hair growth website without hearing about microneedling for hair loss. The most popular method out there right now is the Dermaroller, which we have already discussed in our Dermaroller Review page.

Microneedling for hair loss has been shown to be effective in some patients, but it’s primary purpose seems to be to help with skin problems such as acne and stretch marks, and it hasn’t shown as much promise with regards to hair loss. This one is still very much open for debate, and while we generally had a negative opinion on it in the aforementioned review (experts advice caution as it can be unsafe and should not be performed unsupervised or by anyone other than licensed professional) it’s one that we are still considering ourselves.

We would advise leaving microneedling for hair loss to the professionals. Try other methods first and only come back to this if nothing else works, if you can get it done by a professional and if you’re not resorting to buying the expensive roller yourself and performing the treatment in your own home.

Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Loss

Stem Cell Therapy Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy for hair loss is one of the most effective treatments out there as far as we can tell. It is a non surgical treatment that involves the triggering of stem cells, which are forced to regrow new hairs to reverse hair loss. These cells can be found in the hair follicle and the goal of stem cell therapy for hair loss is to activate them in order for that hair to come through like it should and like it perhaps one did.

It has been hailed by many as a miracle baldness cure, with business site and magazine Forbes describing it as just that. As with all treatments to reverse hair loss, however, it’s not all positive. It doesn’t work all of the time, it’s not for everyone and it is also one of the most expensive treatment options available, if not the most expensive period.

Baking Soda for Hair Loss

Baking Soda for Hair Loss

There are people who believe that baking soda can fix anything, from cuts and bruises to stains and more. This isn’t just something you use to bake a cake and there are even suggestions that you can use baking soda for hair loss. As with any other cheap and “miraculous” cures, there are many faults with this method, but there are some benefits to it as well.

Firstly, it can help to remove harmful and toxic residue from your hair. This can come from the environment and from the things you come into contact with on a day-to-day basis. But the majority of the harmful residue comes from the products we use, whether to color, to clean or to style. By removing this you can successfully reverse hair loss and bring your hair back to a natural state.

This is especially true if you have recently spent time in a pool or hot-tub, as it can also help to remove chlorine. All of these chemicals can damage your hair and they can also stunt growth. It’s unlikely that you will experience any significant hair growth, but you can still use baking soda for hair loss. At best it will help with a little growth, at worst it will clean your hair and strengthen it.

To use it, simply mix the baking soda with water and then massage into your hair from the root to the tip. Leave it in your hair for a few minutes and then wash it off. You may begin to reverse hair loss immediately–assuming it works, that is.

Cedarwood Oil for Hair Loss

Baking Soda for Hair Loss

You can use cedarwood oil for hair loss because it is said to help stimulate the hair follicles, which in turn can help to promote growth. It does this by helping to increase circulation, which will help to supply the hair follicles with the nutrients they need.

Cedarwood oil is often used in combination with other oils, including rosemary oil and sage oil. Combined, these essential oils can be very powerful, but in all honesty, it’s unlikely that you will experience many results from them. This is definitely the case if you use cedarwood oil and the other oils by themselves.

However, as with the hair loss treatments mentioned above, while it might not help with hair growth, it can strengthen the hair and it will also smell rather unique. Other oils that are often used for hair growth, whether on their own or in combination with cedarwood oil include chamomile oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, thyme oil and peppermint.