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Lavender Oil for Thicker Hair. Also remedies Dandruff and Scalp Tension.

lavender essential oil for hair growth

The word ‘lavender’ sparks many of our senses. The first is visual. The colour lavender is soothing to the eye. Its smell, sweet, floral and herby is relaxing and pleasing. And the plant itself is very textural, with green-grey leaves and bluish-purple flowers that grow on the top.

Lavender is a pretty looking plant. It’s widely grown in the gardens and landscapes, but it has more than decorative value. Lavender is also extensively grown for its oil. Lavender essential oil is made from lavender flowers through the process of steam distillation. The oil is rich in plant nutrients and contains amazing healing properties.

Because lavender essential oil is so versatile and therapeutic, it’s one of the most popular essential oils.

It can help in a variety of conditions including,  acne, eczema, dermatitis and insect bites. And due to its soothing and relaxing effect, lavender oil helps with mood swing, headache and insomnia.

But what about hair benefits of lavender essential oil? You will be happy to hear that this fragrant oil is superb for hair too. It balances scalp oils, clears dandruff, soothes irritated scalp and best of all, it has hair-growth stimulating effects. Let’s find out how lavender oil benefits hair, followed lavender hair growth oil recipe.

How does Lavender Essential Oil Encourage Hair Growth

1. Lavender Oil Balances the Scalp

The beauty of lavender oil is that it works for all hair types. It’s a balancing oil. So if your scalp is overly dry or oily, lavender oil will bring it towards normal. This is beneficial for healthy hair growth. It’s because if your scalp is very oily, it can clog hair follicles and suffocate the new growth. And if the scalp is dry, it can hinder hair growth by sucking out moisture from hair follicles.

2. Lavender Oil is Healing and Restorative

Lavender oil is useful in scalp conditions such as dandruff, eczema, psoriasis and acne. With it’s antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, lavender soothes and heals the scalp, and thereby reduce hair fall.

Also, when your scalp is healthy, it will produce healthy hair. That’s because the hair roots lie within the scalp, and they derive nourishment from it.

3. Lavender Oil helps Promote Hair Growth

Lavender oil has been used since ancient times to reduce hair loss and alopecia. Along with its healing and balancing effects, lavender oil is said to have stimulatory effects on hair growth.

But is there real evidence?

A 2016 study found that lavender oil applied on bald patches of mice made their hair grow thicker and denser. The hair follicles in the lavender group were also deeper, which is a sign of stronger roots and active growing hair.

Besides, lavender oil is rich in antioxidants which help neutralise free radicals. A free radical build-up can damage hair and lead to thinning and greying of hair. What’s more, lavender’s floral, herby fragrance can help you relax and de-stress— which is good for overall health and of course, hair. It relaxes tight scalp muscles and promotes hair growth.

So now you know what lavender can do, let see how to use it…

How to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Hair Growth

lavender essential oil for hair growth

Lavender oil is versatile, and there are many ways you can use it on your hair.

1. Make Lavender Hair Growth Oil

Because the lavender oil is an essential oil, don’t apply neat. Mix it with some base oil like coconut or almond or avocado. Here’s a blend I like to use:

You will need:

Place all the oils in a bowl and mix well.

Work it into your scalp and hair with your fingers; be sure to cover bald spot and thinning areas. Leave it on for an hour or overnight to take maximum advantage of its healing and stimulating properties. Wash with a SLS free shampoo or use a homemade shampoo.

2. Create a Lavender Hair Serum

If you don’t want your hair to get oily or greasy, use lavender with aloe vera gel. It’s easily absorbed into your hair and give it a sleek and defined look. For your scalp, it nourishes and stimulates follicles for thicker hair growth.

You will need:

Combine aloe and lavender and massage into your scalp and hair. Leave it on.

3. Put Lavender oil in your Shampoo

You can also include lavender oil in the homemade shampoos: egg shampoo, besan shampoo or clay shampoo.

Or put it in homemade hair masks:

Miracle Hair Mask for Thickness

Olive Oil and Egg Mask to Stop Hair Loss

Castor oil Hair Mask for Faster Growth

Lavender oil is generally safe oil, but here are some precautions

  • Don’t use lavender oil in its pure form. Always use it with a carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba or almond oil. (Here’s more info on how to dilute essential oils.)
  • Lavender may irritate a person’s skin even when it’s diluted. So if you have sensitive skin, test any new blend on your forearm first.
  • If you are pregnant, please check with your doctor or health care provider before using any essential oil. For more information on safety of essential oils see here.

Buying Lavender Oil: Which is the Best?

There are many lavender oils available in the market, so it can be a little confusing. The best ones are from France and Bulgaria, and the botanical name is Lavandula angustifolia

Buy your lavender oil here

How do you use lavender oil for hair growth? Please share in the comment box below…

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How to Use Castor Oil to Stimulate Hair Growth

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lavender essential oil for hair growth

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Lori says

Hi, I’ve used some of your tea rinses, with great success – Thank you! The hair in the drain diminished dramatically! I have some other issues that I hope you can help with & I have never read about on your site! I have very long dry curly hair.
Lint gets caught in my curls & they get mashed up & knotty, which makes detangeling a long & arduous process.
Also, areas of my hair stick together, in the upper sections. They are fine & not sure if I should leave it alone, or detangle them. I don’t want to wind up with dreadlocks. I use to gently separate them, but it would take many hours, which I don’t have.
Since my hair is dry, how often should I wash it…
Your posts have given me hope & I am hoping for greater improvement.
Can you also write up advice for curly hair – how to treat, care & grooming, how to prepare for sleep… Please advise. With my deepest gratitude!

Jo says

Hi, I am new to this website and desperate as my hair is so fine and very thin on the top. I have an underachieve thyroid so have to take thyroxine every day and know this has ruined my hair and I have been taking this for 40 years now. I am 75 in December but my hair is important to me as it is to everyone. My hair is very short and I only wash it once a week. After reading all this fantastic information I really want to try and make my hair the best it can be. As a child my hair was long and very very thick so devastating when the hair is so poor now. Any help you can give would be so so much appreciated.

Monica says

How often does the mixture of oils can/need to be applied to the hair?

    Minaz says

    Once or twice a week.

Kajal Burugwar says

Hello, I’m from India too. I want to ask will this lavender oil work on oily plus curly hairs. My hairs are natural curls plus they are too oily, whenever I apply oil my skin gets too oily, so is it safe for me to use it?

    Minaz says

    Hello Kajal, you can use lavender oil with aloe vera gel. This way your hair won’t get greasy.

Joanna says

I love lavender oil it smells so good. And your tip about buying French ones will come handy when I buy it next time.
One question I have is can I use peppermint oil instead of cedar wood for this hair growth oil. Thanks

    Minaz says

    Yes please do try peppermint, another lovely oil for hair. And it works well with lavender, do share your results with us.

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