How Peppermint Essential Oil can increase Hair Growth
Thinning edges, bald patches, hair damage from chemicals and heat. Most of us have experienced 1 or more of these and wondered if there was a miracle product out there that could magically cause our hair to grow faster. With so many hair growth products in the market and many naysayers telling us that there is absolutely nothing that can grow your hair faster and it only comes down to genetics, it gets very confusing. So what is the truth?
To combat hair loss or speed up hair growth, we need to address the cause of the problem.
Common factors that cause hair loss include:
- Excessive manipulation and hairstyles that pull at hair like ponytails and tight braids. These can lead to traction alopecia.
- Hormonal changes from pregnancy, childbirth, thyroid problems and menopause. When the levels of estrogen and progesterone drop, hair grows more slowly and becomes much thinner. A decrease in these hormones also triggers an increase in the production of androgens, or a group of male hormones. Androgens shrink hair follicles, resulting in hair loss on the head.
Nutritional deficiency: A lack of the right nutrients including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein and essential fatty acids may slow down hair growth or even cause hair loss. Fortunately, correcting a deficiency in any of these nutrients may help treat hair loss and promote the rate of hair growth.
- Other factors that lead to hair loss include stress, hereditary baldness and side effects from medication and radiation.
So, the question is can peppermint oil really help reverse hair loss or increase the speed of hair growth?
The answer is yes, if the damage is not permanent. The reason it works is that in many instances, hair loss occurs due to starved blood flow to hair follicles. Therefore by improving blood flow, these types of hair loss may be reversed. The menthol in peppermint is a vasodilator which means that it improves blood circulation and can therefore prevent hair loss and improve hair growth. Even scientific studies have shown peppermint essential oil to be more effective in increasing hair growth than other chemical ingredients which have been approved by the FDA but cause severe side reactions in some patients.
How to use peppermint essential oil:
Undiluted peppermint essential oil can cause a burning sensation on your skin or scalp. It must always be diluted with a carrier oil to help protect your skin. That is why we diluted it in the best carrier oils, added other growth stimulating and antibacterial essential oils and infused the oils with Fenugreek, vitamin C, vitamin E and other plant-based amazing ingredients that nourish the scalp, increase blood flow and work together to regrow hair in bald patches and strengthen strands causing them to be fuller and longer.
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