Among the natural treatments of hair, oil is one of the most commonly used and effective remedy. No, it’s not the typical oil you use for cooking, but it also comes from plants.
Here are some of the oils you can easily find or already have at home that help you in your hair growing process.
- Castor Oil
This is one of the most famous oil which known to cure a lot of diseases in the hair, skin and health. When applied to hair, hits two bird with one stone thanks to omega-9 fatty acid. It stimulates the blood flow of hair follicles promoting hair growth and wellness, and also treats the scalp from itchiness and dandruff.
- Coconut Oil
Notice how a lot of people include coconut in their diet? In level with castor oil, coconut oil also has a lot of health benefits, one that include medicinal. It is a good source for medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that helps prevent loss of protein in hair while growing your hair strong and shiny.
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
Since the published research about pumpkin seed oil causing a reverse effect in alopecia, many are applying it in their regimen. However, in 2017, another experiment was published explaining that the pumpkin seed oil does not seem to live up to its claim. Although there were alteration in facts, researchers are put in a juxtaposition that aside from its hair health benefit, maybe it can help grow more hair.
- Tea Tree Oil
Its tenacity justifies its impression as it does not only help prevent/cure hair loss, but also treats scalp problems. Tea tree oil is an anti-microbial agent that removes dirt blocks from hair follicles while nourishing its roots.
- Jojoba Oil
Jojoba is a tree usually found in the southwestern states of the USA. It is similarly associated with sperm whale oil which has a lot of astounding properties. Discovered around 1940’s, Jejoba oil can be used for treating acne, healing wounds and preventing hair loss. It is also known to have a natural that can preserve itself for a long time without adding any preservatives.
- Taramira Oil
Known as Jamba in Hindi, Taramira oil is extracted from the leaves of Eruca Sativa seeds. It is said that some 2-3 hours of massaging your hair with Taramira oil twice a week will remove dandruff, lice and stress. By removing the factors that cause irritation of the scalp and hair follicles, it also prevents your hair from becoming bald.
- Peppermint Oil
Peppermint is widely known to be an ingredient for candies, dishes and cures. The oil it produced did not fall short on being packed with nutrients favorable to skin and hair care. Peppermint oil has properties that cleanses your hair follicle, eases skin irritation and pushes the hair back to anagen (the growing stage of hair). Add up the cooling effect of the menthol then you have an oil that soothes and relaxes your mind.
- Olive Oil
Every household must have this healthy oil in their kitchen. While it is known to be used for healthy frying, this oil is also known for its medicinal effects. It is internationally used as a carrier ingredient for other hair products. It lowers DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which is the common cause of hair loss, protects the hair from harmful dandruff and itching, and has omega-6 and 9 fatty acids that keeps the hair and scalp moisturised.