Something woman do not like to talk about even with close friends – thinning hair or hair loss. It happens – let me share with you a blend to be helpful.
Therapeutic grade sssential oils can detoxify hair follicles and have been shown to stimulate hair growth.
Hair Growth Blend
Combine lavender, rosemary, and cedarwood essential oils and dilute them with 50/50 coconut oil. Massage 1 tsp into balding areas as well as the entire scalp at night before bed. Women who are experiencing hair loss may be experiencing low thyroid function or low progesterone levels. Thyromin can help with the low thyroid and Progessence Plus with low progesterone, both of which can cause or contribute to hair loss especially in women.
Remember only 2% of essential oils are therapeutic grade.
Some people are just blessed with thick hair, while others have thinner hair by nature. Factors like aging, your environment, health issues and your stress level can cause your hair to fall out.
Thinning hair is not entirely avoidable, but there are many strategies you can incorporate to make your hair appear fuller.
Great Tips to Consider:
Avoid chemical based products for hair. Most hair products contain chemicals that are effective at cleaning your hair but may cause much damage. Some people aren’t affected by these chemicals, but if you’re worried about thinning hair, it’s best to avoid them.
Here are a few examples of chemicals in most shampoos and conditioners:
- Propylene Glycol – may causes dry skin and skin irritation.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Laureth Sulfate – surfactant that may corrode hair follicles
- Oleyl betaine – may cause dry hair and scalp.
- Mineral oils – petroleum products clog pores! Yes, the molecule is too big to be absorbed by the skin.
Sodium laurel and laureth sulfates are cleaning agents that strip the hair of natural oils and cause hair to weaken and fall out over time.
Don’t wash your hair every day. Our scalps produce natural oils that coat the hair and protect it from outside damage. When these oils are washed away every day, the hair becomes weaker over time.
You can use a “dry shampoo” to treat your hair in between washes. It keeps it looking fresh and has the added benefit of making hair look thicker. Dry shampoo is a powder you can comb through your hair, especially around the roots, between washings.
Use essential oils to thicken your hair. Chamomile, lavender, rosemary, thyme, geranium, cedarwood, almond oil, coconut oil and many and many more, help thicken hair follicles.
Apply 10 to 20 drops of your chosen oil to your scalp, and massage the oil in with your fingers. Use your fingers to rub the oil down to the tips of your hair.
You could also mix 3 to 5 drops of essential oil into your shampoo or conditioner when washing your hair.
Treat your hair gently to decrease hair loss. Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush, and work out the tangles with care, rather than pulling them through.
Be especially gentle when your hair is wet. Don’t towel it dry roughly or wring it out, since this may cause some hairs to break. Use a towel to gently squeeze and pat your hair dry instead.
Avoid ponytails and other hair styles like weaves and braids that pull and stretch the strands of your hair, these can cause breakage.
Avoid heat styling tools such as blow dryers, straight irons, and curling irons or use sparingly. Overusing heated hair appliances causes your hair to become dry and brittle, making it fall out much more easily.
The tip most of us do not want to hear: Allow your hair to grow in its natural texture and color. Avoid dyes, highlights and chemical treatments. Any type of chemical applied to your hair will damage it and dry it out. Even natural hair lightening techniques, like using lemon juice, can cause your hair to fray.
Get your hair cut. Cutting off dry, dead ends adds new life to hair, making it appear thicker. Short blunt cuts, such as bobs, make hair look fuller.