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Essential Hair oils for hair loss and thinning hair

Hair growth Oils

Continuing the series on preventing Postpartum hair loss, this post features on some of the best Essential Oils for Hair growth.

5 Best oils for hair growth :

1.Rosemary Pure Oil –

It has ample antioxidants inducing hair regrowth or at the most reducing the hair loss. Few drops of Rosemary oil can be added to one table spoon of carrier oil, mainly coconut oil [with its ample self benefits] to rub onto the scalp. It can also be added to your shampoo or conditioner and left for a longer time to get to the hair roots. One can also prepare Rosemary hair infusion and wash hair with it.

You can add extra virgin Olive oil to Pure Rosemary oil before massaging to get more thicker hair.

Get one at Amazon.

2. Castor Oil –

This thick oil, one of the essential hair oils, is rich in all what a hair growth needs. Full of Vitamin E, Omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, many other proteins, it is a great essential oil for replenishing hair and skin cells. It also has anti oxidants which helps hair get stronger and less frizzy. One of my friends used this oil after delivery. Though she had reduced hair loss but the new growth was nearly going nil. And I was the witness , seeing some significant results of her hair growth. It promotes hair growth and even helps reducing dandruff’s.

Use it on damp hair (not wet)  and prepare your mixture with the carrier oils. You can use 2 table spoon Castor oil + 2 table spoon coconut oil and put it well throughout the scalp. Leave it for whole night or 2-3 hours before giving it a wash. Since it has thick density, do not use it too much.

Get your Pure Castor oil bottle at Amazon.

3. Cedarwood –

Termed as an enemy to hair loss, this essential hair oils enhances circulation in scalp and promotes new hair growth. The best part is, it is effective for both oily and dry scalp and is gentle as well. It cleanses the impurities off the scalp and encourages new hair growth along with reduction in hair thinning. Mentioned below are some real cedarwood oils –

  • Cedrus libani
  • Cedrus atlantica
  • Cedrus deodara
  • Cedrus brevifolia

Use some 10-12 drops of this essential oil into 4 spoons of Jojoba or Coconut oil for massaging the scalp. Use it thrice a week for a good result. Again you can also add few drops in shampoo to have a good wash.

Get your Pure Cedarwood oil bottle at Amazon.

4. Chamomile Oil –

Roman Chamomile oil has better effect on hair growth. This pale blue green oil is rather an all rounder. It has anti-inflammatory properties and massaging the scalp with it leads to good blood circulation. It also tends to relax muscles and in turn helps in reducing day to day stress. Reducing stress in turn promotes hair growth.

It can be used with Jojoba or coconut oil (3 drops Chamomile oil : 2 table spoon coconut oil). Or one can even mix it in water and rinse with it after cleaning the hair and leave it to pat dry.

Get your Pure Chamomile oil bottle at Amazon.

5. Peppermint Oil –

Recent researches have proved that peppermint oil induces blood circulation on the hair scalp and stimulates hair growth. It has even proven its thickness for thin hair. Since it is highly concentrated, this essential oil can be clubbed with normal oils as Jojoba or Coconut oil (2drops Peppermint oil in one spoon Coconut oil). It can be rubbed to scalp and left for atleast 30-40minutes for proper absorption. One can even add 4-5 drops while shampooing the hair.

*Since it is too intense, try using the mixture on your hand first, if it goes fine then use on the hair. If not, one can definitely use Rosemary + Lavender essential oils combination for similar benefits.

Read this article to know more about the benefits of Peppermint oil.

Get your Pure peppermint oil bottle at Amazon.

Combining various essential hair oils as ,

Lavender oil + Thyme oil + rosemary + cedar wood oils, can be a great combination to treat hair loss.

Castor Oil + Almond oil + Coconut oil, is another great combination for hair growth.

*Getting these pure Essential hair oils can be really difficult as many brands promote it as essential oil but they have not been derived from correct sources. Always double check the authenticity of these oils before buying via any medium.

What we need is to be consistent in the application of chosen essential hair oils and not immediately wash it off. But always before trying any essential oil, try it on the hand and if it goes unreacted, use it for scalp. Also the massage should be very gentle and till the scalp to help the absorption of these oils.

Would love to hear, if any or other essential oil or any combination worked wonders for your hair?

 Take good care of your hair mamas! Read more on 10 best tips to prevent Hair loss after delivery or Postpartum hair loss here. 

Wanna read on Best shampoo’s to prevent hair fall and enhance thickening. 

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  1. theterrificfive

    This is great to know! I’ve recently gotten into essential oils, but more so to take care of the kids, but this is really useful.

  2. oneloveourlove1114

    This is such great and useful information. We have many of these oil already but needed some guidance. Thank you so much fro putting this together!

  3. toastycritic

    I wouldn’t have thought to use Castor oil. I guess I have so many strange associations from movies as a youth where taking that was punishment for something. But that’s great that it can help with hair growth.

  4. nlampert

    I’m always impressed with how many beneficial uses there are for essential oils! I don’t have hair loss or thinning hair but I would like my hair to grow a little faster so I might have to try some of these.

  5. C-Ludik

    Great post ! I am always loosing hair in summer… so this is really useful. I will definitively try the recommended mix of these various essential oils: lavender + thyme + rosemary + cedar wood. I already have 3 of them at home. I just need to buy the cedar wood oil.

  6. Aditi

    Oh I never knew that essential oils can help with hair care as well. I have a moderate hair fall situation and I think I can use some care with essential oils. Thanks for sharing these. 🙂

    1. Jhilmil

      Do try out. Also have protein rich diet and try some of the other factors as mentioned in my another post – 10 tips to reduce hair loss and thinning.
      Thanks for coming by:)

  7. Charmaine

    Thanks a lot. I admit I’m starting to have hair loss at my age and was really looking for something to help me with. I’ll try the castor oil and hopefully will work for me.

    1. Jhilmil

      Ya, castor is the most important for hair. Also have protein rich diet and try some of the other factors as mentioned in my another post – 10 tips to reduce hair loss and thinning. Cumulatively, I believe that it will help you reduce hair loss.

  8. Joanna

    I didn’t know about the benefits of any of these oils. In my country oils are not very common. I do love almond oil for my hair, which I bought from India and it makes miracles on my hair.

  9. Middle Eats

    This list has come into my life at the perfect time, my hair is falling out by the handful at the moment and it’s really starting to concern me now! Need to do something asap and I think I’m going to start with this list.

  10. kaidigger

    Very informative post for those who facing hair problems, i have been using a combination of castor oil and coconut oil for my hair since 2014 and love my results

  11. Anjali Chawla

    Great Tips, Jhilmil. I’ve had a hair fall problem but using a blend of castor oil, coconut oil, fenugreek seeds, black Cumin, and gooseberry powder helped me. Plus protein rich diet worked wonders. I like the idea of essential oils. I’ll try for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  12. alisonrost

    I have a friend whose hair has thinned a lot since she’s gotten older. Definitely passing your post along to her. I know she’s always seeing natural remedies and especially loves essential oils! x

  13. Bhumi

    First, essential oils are my fav. I have a bunch of them. Castor oil is the best oil for hair growth/treating hair loss. I think this is really helpful to a lot of people😊

  14. Amalia

    Wow, this is incredible! My husband has been trying to grow his hair (he is suffering from hair loss) and will show him your tips, they are so easy to implement!

  15. Jeenu Pillai

    Ain’t you the saviour I was looking for! I had been suffering for hair long for so long that I don’t even remember how I looked before. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am definitely trying these out.

  16. ashley

    i have alopecia so this is always a growing concern for me. I’ve tried everything except for this! i’ll have to go out this weekend and get some oils!

  17. toastycritic

    Its funny to me all of the things that Castor oil can do. As a child it was always used as a punishment. So to hear about it now and all of the great things it can do I wonder how it became a punishment in the first place.

  18. Melanie May

    I never new oils could help with hair thinning. I have thick hair but thinning around the face so I am going to try rosemary oil but I would have to wash it out so my hair doesn’t look too greasy. Thanks so much for the tips.

  19. Via Bella

    This is awesome! I totally agree with using oils in the hair. I need to get back into it since my hair has been acting up recently too.

  20. ayeshafarhad

    This is such a good post! I have very recently got into the habit of using essential oils and its amazing what benefits it can bring you in your daily life!

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