Hair thinning and hair loss is a condition affecting both men and women. It is important to have a good hair care management routine for your hair and scalp as preventative medicine or if you are already experiencing hair loss and thinning. It’s a good idea to also look at treating this condition with natural products, such as essential oils to help restore hair growth.
Lavender essential oil comes from a natural source that encourages hair follicles to grow thicker hair and grow it more quickly. This amazing essential oil has a long history in beauty, health and hair care, including being used as a natural moisturizer to soften hair, and even to decrease split ends.
Our hair has many functions apart from beauty such as cushioning blows, keeping the head warm, and protected from harmful ultraviolet rays. Your hair also expels harmful toxins such as mercury and arsenic.
Hair loss and thinning is usually associated with aging but there are many other factors to consider such as nutrition, genetics and stress levels. With all these factors to consider, hair care management and maintenance has become a topic of study in the last few years.
Essential oils have become increasingly popular in hair care in both pharmacies and alternative medicine programs. Of these essential oils, lavender has become one of the most popular treatments in many hair care routines. Lavender’s fragrance is the Queen of the flower kingdom and has been used for millennia for its various and wonderful properties.
Here are some great reasons to include lavender in your hair care routine:
Stimulating Hair growth with Lavender Oil
Recent studies in using lavender oil to promote hair growth have shown positive results both in clinical animal and human studies. These studies have shown not only faster hair growth rates but more growth as well.
These studies indicate lavender oil may be helpful with issues like hair thinning and pattern baldness. While human studies are still on-going, there are many lavender essential oil hair products already available on the market.
Lavender is Anti-microbial/Fungal
Another interesting study results show lavender has antimicrobial properties, and therefore is beneficial in preventing bacteria and fungi from forming and growing on the scalp.
Lavender Kills and Prevents Head Lice
Studies between 2012 and 2015 showed that lavender essential oil could not only prevent head lice but that may in fact kill lice.
Lavender Limits Skin Inflammation
For several hundred years lavender has been used in treating various types of skin inflammation. They found that this holds true when using it for scalp inflammation and dry and itchy skin with study results indicating there is reduced inflammation and healing processes on damaged skin was significantly faster in test patients.
If you’re looking to incorporate lavender into your hair care routine, we recommend using our Beard and Hair Oil. Made with locally grown, organic, all natural lavender, our Beard and Hair Oil can help smooth and soothe hair, adding moisture to dry and damaged hair. Give it a try! For more information on the many other benefits of lavender and the ways to use it your day to day life, join our club, and take a look at our wonderful line of lavender skin care products.