Updated: Apr 3
Believe it or not, natural hair grows an average of ½ inch every month.
When compared to other races, it tends to grow the slowest of them all.
Therefore, black hair always grows but our genetic makeup will determine at what rate our hair grows. If your hair isn’t growing as fast as you would like, there are ways to amp it up. And, the best technique is to utilize essential oils within your hair care regimen. Essential oils are packed with vitamins and minerals that your scalp will love to promote faster hair growth.
BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HAIR GROWTH
1. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil is the only oil whose chemical compounds similar to that of our sebum. sebum is
the oil that is produced by the scalp to keep it moisturized, strengthened, and within its normal PH balance. So, the jojoba oil will help to keep our scalp functioning effectively for it perform for hair growth.
Lemongrass oil is one of the best smelling essential oils that you will ever come across. The oil is rich in antioxidant properties that can penetrate the scalp to fight off the free radicals that are affecting the functioning of our scalp. Thus, preventing common scalp issues such as psoriasis, scalp issues, and much more.
3. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil is rich in minerals that can prevent or reduce alopecia areata. The minerals will reduce the shedding phase of our hair life cycle to prevent more hair from falling out. As well as, extend the growth phase to keep our hair growing and flourishing.
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants that will feed the scalp what it needs to improve the overall health of the scalp. Once the scalp is receiving what it needs it will be able to function effectively. Thus, increased in blood circulation to the scalp to promote faster hair growth.
5. Lavender Oil
Lavender Oil is used as a calming oil for our body. It can also calm the PH of the scalp with its antimicrobial properties. It will prevent bacteria and fungi from attaching to the scalp follicle and growing there. Thus, keeping our scalp healthy.
6. Tea-tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties that make it a great healing agent for body, skin and hair. Therefore, it will help to reduce the effectiveness of abnormal or excessive shedding which is usually a sign of alopecia.
Peppermint Oil is a great topical treatment for our skin that relieves itching, and it does just that for our hair. Consistently utilizing peppermint oil will balance the natural PH of the scalp. Thus, reducing the itching that you may be experiencing which comes with a lot of flakes (dandruff or psoriasis) or stunted growth (alopecia).
HOW TO IMPLEMENT ESSENTIAL OILS TO YOUR REGIMEN
You can add all or a few of these essential oils to your shampoos, conditioner, deep conditioners, moisturizers, styler or make your DIY Growth oil (with a carrier oil).
It will boost the effectiveness of the hair product that you are using to promote hair growth.
Which essentials oils have you utilized within your hair regimen, let us know in the comments below!