When regrowing hair is difficult or there is excessive hair loss, it can cause both worry and aesthetic concern. It may take time to grow out your hair because the average hair growth rate in adults is approximately 0.34 mm per day, according to Keratin.com. Many factors, such as normal shedding of hair follicles, hormonal changes, genetics or medical conditions also can cause hair loss. For hair loss associated with medical conditions, you should seek proper treatment from a doctor. However, some homemade hair treatments may be useful to make hair grow.
Aromatherapy Oil Hair Treatment
Add the specified drops of cedarwood, rosemary, lavender and thyme oils with the eyedropper into the glass jar. Oils used for the preparation of this treatment should be pure essential oils, says the Aromatherapy at Home website.
Place the funnel into the jar and pour in the jojoba and grapeseed oils. Shake the jar gently to blend the oils. Jojoba and grapeseed oils are carrier oils used to dilute the essential oils.
Massage the scalp with this essential oil blend for approximately three minutes each evening. Use the warm towel to wrap your head after the scalp massage. Alternatively, you can apply the treatment each day and allow it to remain on the scalp for an hour before washing your hair, suggests Aromatherapy at Home.
Continue to apply the essential oil blend daily for approximately two weeks, stop its usage for a week and then start the oil application process again. This blend may be beneficial for hair growth, suggests Aromatherapy at Home. Researchers from the Department of Dermatology at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary performed a randomized study on this specific essential oil blend to investigate its effect in the treatment of alopecia areata. The study findings showed that this aromatherapy treatment was effective and helped to regrow hair in 44 percent of the test subjects, as reported in the publication Archives of Dermatology.
Ayurvedic Hair Treatment
Combine the amla powder and coconut oil in the saucepan. Place the saucepan on the stove and allow the ingredients to simmer over low heat. Amla, or Indian gooseberry, a food source rich in vitamin C, is a fruit that has many purported medicinal and cosmetic uses in Ayurvedic medicine, including as a hair tonic or conditioner, according to Tamil Nadu State Medicinal Board.
Remove the pan from the heat when the mixture turns golden brown and allow it to cool.
Strain the amla oil into a glass jar and cap it. Warm the amla oil when you are ready to use it.
Pour some of the oil into your hands and begin to massage the scalp and hair. Use the fingertips to massage gently the scalp.
Allow the mixture to remain on your scalp and hair for about 20 minutes before shampooing and rinsing the hair thoroughly with warm water. Dry the hair with a towel. Amla oil may be a useful treatment for hair growth, suggests the website Home-Remedies-for-You.com.
- Keratin.com: Hair Biology: Hair Follicle Growth
- MayoClinic.com: Hair Loss
- Aromatherapy at Home: Do Essential Oils Grow Hair ?
- Archives of Dermatology; Randomized Trial of Aromatherapy: Successful Treatment for Alopecia Areata ; Hay, Jamieson, Ormerod; November 1998
- Home-Remedies-for-You.com: Hair Loss Remedies and Treatments