Hair Growth & Essential Oils: 3 Great Oils to Promote Hair Growth
If there is one thing that humans fear most about aging, it's hair loss. It can happen to anyone at any time! Unfortunately, stress is a massive player in hair loss, so the more we stress, the more hair we lose.
Many oils aid in hair growth production, but we will focus on our favorites for now. We all need a little peace of mind, and that's why it's good to incorporate these three oils into your daily hair routine.
In a recent study by Daeduk College in Korea, they performed an analysis of 4 different oils on mice to see which oil promoted hair growth. Long story short, peppermint came out on top. You can find the study here http://koreascience.or.kr/article/JAKO201402755363070.page .
Peppermint has a unique cooling effect that will stimulate the scalp, increasing blood flow, and carry nutrients to your scalp. This process, in turn, helps grow hair. It is also good to have carrier oils like coconut oil or argan oil in the mix so the peppermint can cool deeper.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil has been used as an anti-bacterial for centuries. It is native to Australia and is used worldwide for wound care, dental care, and hair care. The idea is that it unclogs your pores and hair follicles, which will promote hair growth. There have been many studies that prove it's effectiveness.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil has been popping up more and more in the world of hair growth regiments. It is because of the phytosterol and omega-3 fatty acids it contains. What are phytosterols, and why are they important, you ask? Phytosterols are a plant's version of cholesterol, and in humans, they can block enzymes and hormones in your scalp that cause hair loss.
But please take caution before trying any of these on your hair or skin. As these oils are generally safe for everyone, it's good to try a patch test on your skin before going with a heavy dousing.
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