- What’s Going On?
- Avoid Braiding
- Avoid Ponytails Or Tight Updos
- Avoid Harsh Chemicals
- Using Essential Oils To Regrow Your Hair
- Final Considerations
Have you ever noticed how all the Indian hair growth recipes feature an oil mix? Worthy of mention too is the frequency with which they apply oils to their hair. I can imagine some of you dismissing the inference on the basis that their hair is different from ours. In that case, let me cite that some in our community have adapted their regimens to resemble that of an Indian and the results have been remarkable.
Basically, I just wanted to identify some best practice with regards to using oils for hair growth. The truth is, oils are essential for hair growth particularly if your hair has a tendency to make like a Brillo pad. Dryness is the enemy to the growth we desire since dry hair leads to breakage. Oils come in handy when it comes time to condition and seal in moisture.
Many essential oils are linked with stimulating hair follicles to either regrow hair or to increase hair growth rate. A lot of the evidence in some of these oils is anecdotal so if it’s your first experience with hair loss, it would be better to stick with the essential oils that have some scientific backing in regards to hair regrowth.
Isabelle C Hay showed an improvement in 44% of cases of alopecia areata in a randomized double-blind controlled trial. In this study she used:
3 drops of Lavender oil
2 drops of Thyme oil
3 drops of Rosemary oil
2 drops of Cedarwood oil
Oils should be massaged into the affected area for at least 2 minutes every night. Of course, the same recipe will work in cases of traction alopecia too.
I’ve seen some people have success by omitting one or two of the essential oils or even with the addition of peppermint oil but results may vary depending on your recipe and dedication to applying the oils nightly.
It is actually using this wonderful study as inspiration that I created Elongtress Hair Growth Enhancer Oils. They contain the very blend of essential oils that have been shown to improve hair growth with the addition castor oil which I’m sure needs no introduction as a hair growth oil all on its own. Together they create a powerful combination that will restore your hair in no time. Check them out here:
I can’t stress the importance of stopping what you are doing that’s harming your hairline before it becomes really bad e.g Naomi Campbell’, who recently got a hair replacement surgery done to remedy her alopecia issues.
Thinning edges and a small bald spot can be regrown with dedicated treatment but not all traction alopecia or alopecia areata can be reversed.
Traction Alopecia can ruin the aesthetics of a perfect hairline. Sometimes alopecia can be irreversible if it is long-standing, save for a costly surgical procedure. For this reason, it is important that you give careful consideration to the styling options you choose for your hair.
Note, that even after you have resolved to rub some essential oils in the area daily does not mean that you can continue as you were before you commenced treatment for your thinning hairline. Remember, if you do what you have always done, chances are you’re gonna get what you’ve always gotten.
Updated by Marsha Buchannan
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