Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps repair and build tissue. When you apply vitamin E to your scalp, it helps reduce inflammation and repair damage to the follicles, and healthy follicles encourage hair growth. Vitamin E is available in pill form as a dietary supplement in the vitamin section of the drug store. You can use the vitamin E gel from the supplement capsules as a topical skin treatment.
Wash your hair and scalp with a mild shampoo. Squeeze the excess water from your hair, and blot your hair with a towel until damp. The vitamin E penetrates best on a clean scalp.
Pour a quarter-sized amount of grape seed, sesame or carrot oil into a small dish. Use grape seed oil for normal hair, sesame oil for oily hair and carrot oil for dry hair.
Pierce two vitamin E capsules with a pin, and squeeze the contents into the oil. The oils help the vitamin E spread more easily.
Part your hair into four sections: front-to-back and ear-to-ear. Twist each section and clip it to your head.
Release one section of your hair. Dip your fingers into the vitamin E oil, rub your fingers together and massage the oil into your scalp. Work the oil from the roots to the ends. Repeat with the remaining sections.
Things You'll Need
Vitamin E gel caps, 200 IU
Grape seed, sesame or carrot oil
For short hair, massage the oil directly into your scalp without parting your hair into sections. Some people may have a reaction to the vitamin E oil. Wash your hair immediately if you experience itching or swelling on your scalp.