This has got to be the one great fear that both my daughters share. If you have met or seen my daughters in photos, you will know that they have long hair. Beautiful hair. Thick hair. And the idea of losing hair—whether at the hands of an illness or a hairdresser — is truly appalling to them. One of my daughters even cried during a hair cut when she was younger. True story.
So let’s talk about hair loss.
Now, when we lose some hair after taking a shower or brushing our hair—or, for all the moms out there, either having our hair pulled out or pulling our own hair out… (moms, I’m sending you happy thoughts)—hair is meant to grow back. But sometimes, we notice that our hair is getting progressively thinner… and thinner… and thinner. Why is this happening?
Well, a lot of the usual culprits are to blame: stress (emotional and physical), hormonal imbalances, allergies, toxins in the environment (or in some of those sketchy products we like to use), vitamin deficiencies, thyroid condition, or genetics. For men, hair loss usually takes the form of a receding hairline, whereas women usually experience hair loss at the centre/top of their head. But regardless of how it is manifested, hair loss is unpleasant and can often make us feel very self-conscious about our appearance. And that’s super disempowering.
So how do we make our hair grow back?
Well I’m glad that you asked that brilliant question because I have an equally brilliant answer!
Are you ready for it? Awesome! The let’s go and look at the top 4 essential oils for hair growth:
Like many other essential oils, Rosemary oil can be helpful for promoting full, healthy-looking hair. When you want to promote an abundant-looking head of hair by using essential oils for hair growth, consider using Rosemary oil to give yourself a stimulating scalp massage. In order to improve the scalp massage even further, combine Melaleuca and Rosemary oil together. Whether you are styling or grooming your lovely locks, it is always a good idea to use Rosemary oil for hair.
On a related note, Rosemary is also quite effective as soothing your body and relaxing your mind after a long by. The best way to facilitate this would be to draw up a warm bath and then combine Rosemary, Frankincense, and Epsom salt into the bath to create a deeply refreshing and rejuvenating experience. This will likely help reduce physical and emotional stress, which is one of the key contributors to hair loss. So try it out!
Clary Sage is known as one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils when used aromatically and internally. In the Middle Ages, Clary Sage was used for its benefits to the skin, so it makes sense that Clary Sage oil is often applied to promote healthy-looking hair and scalp. Clary Sage is also absolutely amazing to use to calm hormonal imbalances and address strong menstrual discomfort, so if emotional stress and erratic hormone levels are challenges that are affecting you and your beautiful hair, I would definitely suggest using Clary Sage!
Specifically in terms of using this essential oil for hair growth, Clary Sage is ideal for creating DIY hair products to protect and strengthen your hair. DōTERRA has some awesome DIY recipes that use Clary Sage, including a Heat Protectant Spray, a Herbal Hairspray, and an All-Natural Deep Hair Conditioner. These products are great natural solutions for hair health, particularly in terms of proactively protecting your hair from hair loss or hair thinning, so check them out here!
Cedarwood is an awesome, relatively inexpensive essential oil for hair growth. With properties that help to soothe the mind and body, the warm, woody scent of Cedarwood essential oil promotes a relaxing environment when used topically or aromatically. Specifically in terms of using this essential oil to combat hair loss, Cedarwood is an incredible use directly on your scalp as a way of increasing circulation, which can subsequently help stimulate and strengthen your hair follicles.
The best way to use Cedarwood essential oil for hair growth would be to mix 1-2 drops with fractionated coconut oil (or another carrier oil), and then gently massage your scalp with this mixture. Cedarwood is also known to promote feelings of relaxation and stability, which can really help ease some of those negative factors we mentioned earlier (such as emotional stress and hormonal imbalances).
Root to Tip Serum
This. Product. Is. Glorious.
Okay, here’s the low-down:
DōTERRA’s Salon Essentials Root to Tip Serum is a salon professional formula infused with essential oils and protective lipids to promote smooth, shiny hair and a healthy-looking scalp.
Translation: All of your work has been done for you! DōTERRA has literally gone and combined some of the top essential oils for hair growth, including some of the ones mentioned above and created this awesome serum! So you no longer have to go and create your own concoctions of fractionated coconut oil and essentials oils — you can just use this ready-made hair serum!
Within the serum, dōTERRA has carefully chosen CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils—specifically, Lavender, Peppermint, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Lavandin, Rosemary, Niaouli, and Eucalyptus—which are all known for their ability to rejuvenate the scalp while supporting the appearance of healthy hair. By combining these essential oils to create a natural solution for hair growth, dōTERRA has given you a powerful tool to combat hair loss! This is a super lightweight serum, and it provides extended protection and moisture without weighing your hair down or leaving an oily residue.
Translation: if you struggle with hair loss or hair health in general, this product is literally designed to be perfect for you!
So I would highly, highly recommend that you grab a bottle of this glorious mixture and try it out for a couple months—it will make all the difference!
Okay, so I know that I said I would limit myself to talking about four natural solutions for hair growth, but after doing some research into the factors that cause hair loss, I really really really need to share this with you:
So many of the challenges we face, whether with our skin or our hair, are ultimately just symptoms of larger issues.
For example, gut health is super important to think about when examining and evaluating the health of your skin. Likewise, vitamin and mineral levels are key when we are considering issues like hair loss. While deficiencies in this area may not be the root issue in every case of chronic hair loss, research shows that the vast—and I mean vast—majority of men and women in our world today are extremely deficient in vitally important vitamins and minerals.
This is why I am so passionate about encouraging people to try dōTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack. Essentially, the Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of wellness both convenient and affordable. The three core products of the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program—Alpha CRS®+, xEO Mega®, and Microplex VMz®—are formulated to provide you with targeted levels of essential nutrients and powerful metabolic factors for optimal health, energy, and longevity.
As humans, our health and vitality depend on many factors including: diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of health begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally, and this is what dōTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack empowers you to do.
Honestly, I could go on and on about the benefits of the Lifelong Vitality Pack all day. The changes that my family has experienced because of this supplement system—including my husband’s long-term back, knee, and strong joint discomfort being virtually eliminated—are absolutely priceless. This product has changed our lives, literally. So I would encourage you to try it out, at least for a month or two. I’m telling you: the changes that you will see and experience if you stay dedicated to this system for a few weeks will be unprecedented and absolutely priceless!
And with that, I shall bid you adieu. Take care of yourselves, try the Lifelong Vitality pack, and be sure to care for your hair! Be blessed!