Hair loss is caused by hormonal imbalances (such as increase in testosterone), or inflammatory conditions (as in the case of alopecia areata). Essential oils are excellent for cleansing, nourishing, and strengthening the hair follicle and shaft. Rosemary (cineol chemotype) encourages hair growth.
As men age, their DHEA and testosterone levels decline. Conversely, levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) increase, contributing to prostate enlarge – ment and hair loss. Because pregnenolone is the master hormone from which all hormones are created, men can directly benefit from trans dermal pregnenolone creams as a way of jump-starting sagging DHEA levels. Herbs such as saw palmetto and Pygeum africanum can prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT, thereby reducing prostate enlargement and slowing hair loss.
Alopecia areata (Hair Loss)
Alopecia is an inflammatory hair-loss disease that is the second-leading cause of baldness in the U.S. A randomized, double-blind study at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland found that certain essential oils were extremely effective in combating this disease.1,2
Essential Oils for the Scalp and Hair Loss
Mister , Cedarwood, Rosemary, Lavender (see recipes below)
Choose ‘Natural’ Shampoo and Conditioner
Most shampoos (yes, including those sold in health food stores) contain chemicals that are unhealthy for the scalp and hair growth. What I like most about Young Living shampoo’s and conditioner’s is that they are entirely free of the chemicals you commonly find in all shampoo’s and conditioners.
Additionally, if build-up on your hair has been an issue I can tell you that I have always had the exact same problem, no matter how natural the shampoo or conditioner claimed to be. Each month I would have to switch brands so my hair wouldn’t be bogged down by the build-up of ingredients. That came to a screeching halt about ten years, when I began using Young Living shampoo’s and conditioner’s!
I have tried all three of the shampoo’s and conditioner’s (Lavender, Rosewood, or Lemon-Sage) and used each of them for extended periods of time and NOT once have I ever had a nasty build-up on my hair – and that’s years worth of using the same shampoo and conditioner.
The other nice thing is that they are so concentrated that I have to add a little water to them to get them out of the bottles.
I have long hair and I only go through ‘two’ bottles of Young Living conditioner a year!
A bottle of shampoo lasts me almost two months.
I save a fortune using this shampoo and conditioner, plus I’m not exposing myself to harmful chemicals! What also makes it even more cost efficient is that I am a wholesale member and save 24% off retail pricing – I highly recommend you consider doing the same. ~ Evelyn Vincent
Essential Oils Blend Recipes for Hair Loss
These recipes contain essential oils that are known for assisting in hair loss issues. These are done separately from normal shampooing and are best done at bedtime for best results.
Alopecia Areata Scalp Oils:
- 4 drops Rosemary
- 4 drops Thyme
- 4 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Cedarwood
Dilute above essential oils in 3-4 tablespoons V-6 (or olive, grapeseed or fractionated coconut oil) in a jar. Dip fingertips into mixture and massage gently into scalp before sleep nightly (do not ‘rub’ fingers hard across scalp as this can cause hair to break at the root level).
Hair Loss Prevention Blend #1:
- 10 drops Cedarwood
- 8 drops Rosemary
- 10 drops Sandalwood
- 10 drops Lavender
Hair Loss Prevention Blend #2:
- 3 drops Rosemary
- 5 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Cypress
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Juniper
Add 10 drops of either of the above blends to 1 tsp. of fractionated coconut oil and massage into the scalp where it is balding; then rub gently into the remainder of the scalp. This works best when done at night. It may help to alternate the two above blends.
Additional Product Recommendations for Hair Loss
Prenolone Plus or ProGen (topical creams), True Source (multivitamins), Frankincense or EndoGize (essential oils).
1. Hay, Jamieson, Ormerod “Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata.” Archives of Dermatology. 1998 Nov;134(11):1349-52.
2. Kalish, Gilhar “Alopecia areata: autoimmunity–the evidence is compelling.” The Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings 2003 Oct;8(2):164-7.
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