Distilled from the lavender plant, lavender oil has proven itself over and over to be a powerhouse for wellness. 5 Unique Ways Lavender Can Improve Your Life
Lavender oil has the added power to help you feel more confident about your hair, including as a hair loss treatment.
Hair Loss Affects Men & Women
As men get older, they sometimes start to experience hair loss: a receding hairline and pattern balding. Hair loss in men is usually linked to genetics and changes to male sex hormones (called androgens). Before the age of 50, half of all men will experience some form of hair loss [source: Male pattern baldness: What you need to know].
Women can also be impacted by hair loss due to alopecia, an autoimmune disorder which leads to thinning hair (alopecia areata), loss of all the hair on the head (alopecia totalis) or loss of hair on the entire body (alopecia universalis). This disease can impact men, women or children at any time (usually before the age of 30).
Psychological challenges to both men and women can range from mild insecurity, depression, to the more excessive concerns experienced by those with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
How Lavender Can Help
In 2015, researchers determined that lavender oil significantly increased the hair growth and thickness in female mice. Based on results, scientists concluded that lavender oil “has a marked hair growth-promoting effect.”
The study found that lavender oil applied once a day, 5 times a week for 4 weeks increased hair follicles was able to deepen and thicken the hair follicle depth. Lavender oil helped the hair grow thicker and faster than normal.
Lavender oil aromatherapy was also successfully shown to help those suffering from hair loss (alopecia areata) in a randomized, double blind study. Participants massaged essential oils (diluted with carrier oils of grape seed oil and jojoba) into their scalps daily.
The results show “aromatherapy to be a safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata.” [Source: Randomized Trial of Aromatherapy Successful Treatment for Alopecia Areata]
Lavender oil is a safe and proven way to potentially help your hair grow faster and thicker.
Bonus! Lavender Oil Prevents Dandruff
Yet another reason to massage this relaxing and effective oil onto your scalp, lavender oil is microbial, a natural option for preventing dandruff and make your hair more healthy.
Easy Steps for Using Lavender Oil to Help Thicken Your Hair
- In the palm of your hand, mix your shampoo with a few drops of good quality lavender oil*
- Continue washing your hair as you normally do, making sure to massage your scalp well.
For those wishing to prevent or reverse hair loss, lavender oil is a gentle solution, proven to make hair grow thicker and faster.
Using lavender oil in your hair care routine provides extra benefits of a more relaxed nervous system, and your head will smell amazing!
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* Always test a small amount of diluted lavender oil on your skin to make sure it agrees with you!