Oils For Hair Growth And Scalp Problems

by Sharon Hopkins

Hair loss and other scalp problems are a big issue that millions of people face across the globe. Owing to unhealthy eating habits and ever increasing pollution, people are losing hair volume and the texture and strength of their hair is also deteriorating. There are several methods of protecting hair, one of which is regular application of oil on the scalp and hair.

Controlling hair fall is very easy and also inexpensive. There are several home remedies that that will enable you to do this. Listed below are some simple home remedies for the same.
  • Use coconut oil mixed with avocado to apply on the hair every week. This eliminates the flaking of the scalp skin and stimulates natural growth.
  • Washing the hair regularly thrice a week at least is very essential to keep the pollutants and the dust away from the hair and scalp.
  • Use baking soda and water mixtures or apple cider vinegar mixtures to wash the hair instead of shampoo to prevent and cure scalp problems.
  • Try exposing your scalp to the sun twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes, but not more than that if you stay indoors most of the time.
  • Use jojoba oil and other essential oils mixtures (lavender oil, rosemary oil, or tea tree oil) 15 minutes before taking a bath. This will keep your scalp moisturized and prevent hair loss and other scalp problems.
  • Eating the right food is also a home remedy for hair problems so you must include all the items that improve your skin, like olives, in your diet.
Types of Oils
Use of therapeutic essential oils has proven to be positive on the hair growth and scalp problems. Essential oils like lavender oil improve the effectiveness of the shampoo and the conditioner if added to them. The oils that promote the hair growth are basically those oils that improve the skin and are used in skin treatments, as the hair is an integral part of the skin. The oils for hair growth and scalp problems are of four different types. It is necessary to understand the type and the requirement of your skin before applying any oil.
  • The categorization of the oils starts with the stimulating type of oils. These stimulate the metabolism of the cells and increase the generation of new cells so that regrowth occurs easily.
  • The second category is of nutritive type of oils. These oils offer the scalp the required nutrients like vitamins, and proteins that are essential for the growth of hair follicles.
  • The third category consists of balancing type of oils. These oils are responsible for restoring the level of dryness and oil content of the scalp. They maintain optimum levels of both dryness and oiliness so that the scalp is neither over oily or it is over dry.
  • Immune supportive oils form that last category of oils for hair growth and scalp problems. These oils strengthen the hair and heal the skin of the infections that cause scalp problems and hair damage. The skin infections inhibit the growth of optimum amount of hair on the scalp and the immune supportive oils prevent just that.
All the home remedies generally include mixing of these oils or mixing of items that contain these four types of oils to be applied on the scalp. Therefore, you must find the best formula for your skin type and use it rejuvenate your hair growth and get rid of scalp problems.

References:
http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/pf/health_encyclopedia/aa84397

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