Essential Oils for Hair Loss and Hair Regrowth

There are many essential oils that can help to improve the health of the hair and the scalp. Each essential oil has it’s own healing property so skalptec logoif you are looking for a way to improve shine, strength and regrowth as well as taking action to limit hair loss, then regularly using essential oils can be a very useful option for you to consider.

Essential oils are homeopathic natural oils and have for many years been used in alternative medicine to treat ailments. Essential oils are proven to be effective with minimal side effects. You might wonder how essential oils are obtained? Essential oils are highly beneficial for health and often have an attractive aromatic scent and essentially they are extracted from plants.

You can improve your chances of hair growth while improving the strength of your hair when you use essential oils. There are different methods and alternatives when it comes to managing your hair loss so using essential oils is just one option.

Which Best Essential Oils Help with Hair Regrowth and Hair Loss?

The best essential oils to help with hair loss and hair regrowth are: lavender, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, lemongrass, thyme, clary sage, tea tree, ylang ylang and horsetail plant oil.

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Thyme Oil (Thymus Vulgaris)

Thyme oil reduces inflammation in hair follicles, stimulates the scalp to improve hair growth, and can prevent further hair loss. You can place 2 drops in 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil before applying it to your scalp. Next you can leave it on your scalp for around 10 minutes where it can then be washed out. Thyme is an anti-inflammatory that helps to slow down hair loss and helps hair to grow.

Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus Atlantica)

Cedarwood essential oil helps to regulate the oil producing glands (sebum secretion) in the scalp so there is more of a balance, and cedarwood has been seen to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. Too much sebum can be mean a higher than normal amount of dihydrotestosterone. Cedarwood mixed with lavender and rosemary in certain quantities has also been found to reduce hair loss.

Cedarwood can also act to treat antifungal and antibacterial conditions. These types of conditions in the scalp have been shown to contribute to hair loss and dandruff.

Mix a couple of drops of cedarwood with 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil, then massage it into the scalp. After 10 minutes everything should be washed out of the hair.

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Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga Odorata)

Ylang Ylang can be used to regulate the balance of oils. It also supports healthy hair growth, and can be used for a dry scalp to stimulate sebum production. When there is insufficient sebum and oil in the scalp, the hair can become dry.

You can mix 5 drops of ylang ylang with 2 tablespoons of warm carrier oil. This can then be massaged into the scalp then a warm towel can be wrapped around the head for  half an hour. After that the hair can be washed normally.

Peppermint Oil (Mentha Piperita)

Peppermint essential oil can increase the depth and the number of hair follicles. When the hair is at the growing phase of hair growth, and when Peppermint oil is applied to the scalp, circulation to the treated area can increase. A tingling, cold sensation on the scalp is often experienced as circulation improves.

Peppermint oil has approximately 40% menthol. Menthol has been known to improve the circulation of blood in the scalp. Menthol’s effectiveness has been positively compared to minoxidil.

You can mix a couple of drops of peppermint oil with carrier oil. Then massage it into the scalp, leave it on for approximately 5 minutes, then washing your hair with your usual shampoo and conditioner.

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Lemon Oil (Citrus Limonum)

Lemon essential oil is extracted from the peel of lemons. It can be diluted and applied to the skin.

There are various benefits of using lemon essential oil for the hair and scalp. With its antioxidant properties, Lemon oil can help to revive and cleanse the hair follicles.

Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Rosemary oil can improve cell regeneration as well as hair growth and thickness. Androgenic hair loss and thinning hair is caused by Dihydrotestosterone, and rosemary oil reduces this in the hair follicles.

Twice a week, you can mix a few drops of rosemary oil with coconut oil or olive oil, then apply this to the scalp. After leaving it on for around 10 minutes, you can wash it out using your usual shampoo and conditioner.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil helps to improve the general health of the scalp and generates growth of cells to speed up hair growth.

Three times a week, you can mix a few drops of lavender oil into three tablespoons of carrier oil (for example coconut oil or olive oil), then apply it to the scalp. After around 10 minutes you can wash it out using your usual shampoo and conditioner.

Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil is an effective daily treatment for dandruff so your scalp can be healthier and flake free.

You can mix a 3 drops into your shampoo or conditioner, then massage it into the scalp when you use it.

Clary Sage Oil

Clary sage oil is effective in improving hair growth and hair strength.

You can mix 3 drops of clary sage oil with conditioner or with a carrier oil. You can leave it on for 2 minutes each time before washing out, if you use clary sage daily. Alternatively you can leave it on for 10 minutes if you use clary sage a couple of times a week.

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Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can help to promote a healthy hair growth cycle; it unplugs hair follicles and stimulates blood flow so the roots of the hair can be more nourished.

Dilute tea tree oil with carrier oils such as coconut or castor oil to experience best results. Many anti dandruff treatment products used today contain tea tree oil.

For daily use, you can add ten drops of tea tree oil with shampoo or your conditioner. Alternatively, add 3 drops of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil, massage it into the scalp, and after 15 minutes wash it out.

Horsetail Plant Extract Oil

Horsetail plant extract oil is an extract oil not an essential oil but it deserves to be listed here. It contains the vitamin known as silica and silica is known to reduce dandruff, improve hair strength, and improve the speed of hair growth.

Horsetail plant oil can be taken orally or it can be mixed with a carrier oil and applied to the scalp to improve thinning hair. This oil can also be mixed with shampoo.

Aromatherapy for Hair Loss

Aromatherapy is a proven way to help with thinning hair (potentially androgenetic alopecia) and hair loss.

Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, lemongrass, thyme, clary sage, tea tree, ylang ylang and horsetail plant oil have already been proven in various degrees to improve hair regrowth and slow down hair loss.

The Use of Essential Oils in Hair Care Formulas

Essential oils have been combined with other hair growth ingredients by scientists in the past, which has seen encouraging results. Hair follicles will start growing new hair after hair falls out, but the follicles usually rest for around 100 days. Hair should normally grow half an inch each month.

Products to rejuvenate the scalp and to stimulate hair follicles (for example) may contain: use a combination of menthol, vitamin E, rosemary, cedarwood, thyme, lavender and lemon essential oils.

Products for hair growth and to slow down hair loss (for example) may contain, a combination of caffeine, rosemary, thyme, niacinamide, menthol, cedarwood and ylang ylang.

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Scalp micropigmentation is a popular hair loss solution when it comes to men and women who have to deal with losing their hair. Skalpec provides the following SMP services for both men and women:

Skalptec Ltd has clinics across the UK and one in Holland at this time.  Find out more.



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Skalptec currently has SMP hair loss treatment clinics in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Jersey and Netherlands.

  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner and lead technicianof Skalptec & Winner of Best Scalp Tech MPUK UK National Award (our Head Office is located in Burscough, Merseyside). Click here to discover for more about Terence.
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Skalptec Can Help You

You can improve your chances of hair growth while improving the strength of your hair by using essential oils on your hair and scalp. Using essential oils is not a quick instant solution, and results will vary from person to person. There are different methods and hair loss alternatives when it comes to minimising, managing and controlling your hair loss so using essential oils is just one option. Also, coconut oil has been known to improve the health of the scalp and hair.

There’s not one proven magic formula guaranteed to stop your hair loss completely in its tracks once it has started. But there are a lot more options than there used to be.  There’s a chance you will be able to slow things down and a lot will depend on how quickly you’re losing your hair, and how quickly you start taking action. Genetics will always play a part.

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If you are looking for another option consider having Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Skalptec Ltd is an established UK multi award winning SMP provider and we can provide the best possible experience for you if you are going through any type of hair loss.

If you need help taking your first step, talk to us. We have achieved recognition, great reviews, as well as awards for SMP over the years in the UK and internationally, and we can provide you with the best possible experience. You can find Video Reviews, Case Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.

Learn more about Skalptec and the services that we provide. See how we can help you to cover anything from early signs of hair loss to full baldness, thinning hair, receding hairline and alopecia, and contact us to chat with one of our friendly team where you will be able to book a free consultation at one of our Skalptec clinics.