Essential Oils are popular for a reason. They calm your senses when you inhale them and help to heal your minor scratches and burns. You can use them to add flavor to your cooking and for those of us who are running thin up top, it can be used topically to stimulate hair growth. Over the course of a few months, certain plant oils can add natural length and thickness to your hair. If you’re looking to perform a miracle on your overall hair health, take a look at our IHI list of Essential Oils for Hair Growth below.

1. Lavender

Whether its tea or aromatherapy, lavender is a popular herb for mental and nutritional health. Many add a few drops of lavender oil to their diffusers to relieve their stress and anxiety issues. The favorable flower oil is also contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties to stimulate hair growth.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil has been a natural remedy for a variety of causes. It can be used as an insect repellent, acne treatment, and can create an overall glow to your skin if applied on your skin for sometime. Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties can also unplug hair follicles and speed up hair growth.

3. Peppermint Oil

The soothing chill of peppermint has been commonly used to invigorate a fresh and relaxing feeling when its ingested or applied to the body. This is because the tingling sensation circulates blood flow and cures headaches and nausea. Likewise, when gently massaged into the scalp, it can also circulate blood flow to the hair follicles to promote hair growth. 

4. Rosemary Oil

According to a study conducted by National Center for Biotechnology Information”, Rosemary has proven to be almost as effective in maintaining hair density and helping hair growth as minoxidil. So if you’re thinking of purchasing a minoxidil product, consider swapping for rosemary oil instead!

5. Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass not only helps you in achieving your hair growth goals, it also reduces dandruff and adds moisture to your hair.

6. Black Castor Oil

Whether applied to lashes, eyebrows or facial hair, black jamacian castor oil is considered as a magical elixir when it comes to raising longer and denser hair.

How to Use:

Mix a few drops of any of the above oils to olive oil or melted coconut oil and gently massage it in to your scalp. Leave the oils on your scalp for at least 25 minutes to an hour to ensure their nourishing properties have been absorbed by your scalp. Then wash out with shampoo and conditioner. Apply it every other day for best results.

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