Whenever I clean the bathroom, I typically find more than a handful of my wife’s hair strands daily. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, if you lose between 50-100 hair strands per day, it is pretty normal.
Hair loss or thinning will affect all of us sometime in our lives. However, once you find additional hair strands within the toilet, bedroom and on top of your shoulder, then it’s time you seek medical help.
Your scalp conditions will result in hair loss. This may be caused by malnutrition, medication, after childbirth and even hereditary. I will discuss a variety of hair losses, reasons for your hair falling and touch on the difference between men and women hair loss. I will be able to finish with a summary of how to naturally regrow your hair with plant-based products.
Some form of hair losses
I guess you are questioning what causes hair loss? There are several combinations of causes together with lifestyle, stress, smoking, exposure to chemical hair dyes, ultraviolet radiation rays and even having totally different hairstyles.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), they identified the subsequent variety of hair losses.
Male Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia) – there is a high proportion of men losing their hair throughout their life. This is the second-leading reason of baldness in American.
It seems that the anagen (growth) phase decreases and therefore the telogen( resting) phase will increase with time. So when that happens you get thinner hair in the frontal hairline and crown of your scalp. This male pattern hair loss is also hereditary.
There are medication and surgical choices available to you if you so choose to treat this drawback.
Female Pattern Hair Loss(Androgenetic Alopecia) – this is very similar to men’s hair loss. The difference is women’s hair density is low within the frontal one to two-thirds of the scalp. For women, there is medication, low-level light therapy and hair transplant to treat this condition.
Temporary hair loss – this may be caused by a medical condition, trauma, stress or perhaps chemotherapy. As for temporary hair loss for women, there is a chance of a lack of iron, especially just after pregnancy.
One must not forget that stress also can also contribute to this problem. Because it is only temporary, your hair can grow back after 3-4 months when being treated.
Primary Cicatricial (scarring) Alopecia – in this cluster there are a variety of diseases that cause your scalp itching, creating it tender and there’s a burning sensation, resulting in hair loss.
For more details and closed-up footage of just about 15 different kinds of hair loss go to the ISHRS website.
Other causes related to hair loss are hormonal, thyroid disorder and infection such as syphilis, tinea capitis, telogen effluvium and many more.
• Follicle regeneration
• Medication including nutrition and vitamins
• Low-level laser lightweight treatment
• Hair transplant
• Shampoos and conditioners
Essential oils are great in treating, nourishing and strengthening the hair follicles and shaft. As an example, Rosemary (cineole chemotype) encourages hair to grow. For a hundred of years, the Arabian people used Frankincense resin water to rinse their hair and massage their scalp to assist regrowth and keep their hair healthy.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland did a randomised trial of aromatherapy. They found that certain essential oils such like thyme, rosemary, lavender and cedar-wood mixed in a carrier oil like jojoba or grape-seed can be used to treat hair loss.
The mixture used to massage the scalp daily is very effective when treating male baldness or hair loss (Alopecia Areata). Their result and research showed that aromatherapy is a safe and effective treatment for Alopecia Areata.
I am providing recipes of 4 blends suggested by Young Living that you simply will mix into a small dropper bottle. The essential oils recommended are 100% pure therapeutic grade Young Living oils without any synthetics or chemicals.
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 1
- 10 drops of Cedar-wood *
- 10 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood *
- 10 drops Lavender *
- 8 drops Rosemary *
- 1 drop Juniper *
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 2
- 5 drops Lavender*
- 4 drops Cypress *
- 3 drops Rosemary *
- 2 drops Clary Sage *
- 2 drops Palo Santo *
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 3
- 5 drops Lavender
- 5 drops Sacred Frankincense
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 3 drops Eucalyptus Blue
- 1 drop Peppermint
Hair Loss Prevention Blend No: 4
- 4 drops Rosemary *
- 4 drops Thyme *
- 4 drops Lavender *
- 4 drops Cedar-wood *
- 2 drops Sacred Frankincense *
Application and Usage:
You can decide to pick any one of the 4 blends. I ‘d advocate mixture no: 4 which I have been using for several months with a good result of less hair falling.
- Add 10 drops of any of the above blends to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or grape-seed oil and massage onto the balding area and the balance rub gently into the scalp. Best done before going to bed.
- Alternately mix 2-4 drops of any of the above recipes with 1-2 teaspoons of plant-based shampoo. Massage into the scalp vigorously and thoroughly for 2-3 minutes and then leave the shampoo on the scalp for 15 minutes before rinsing the hair.
Hair loss tonic
- 3 tablespoons of alcohol-free Witch Hazel
- 1 teaspoon Hemp seed oil
- Mix 10 drops Lavender *, 10 drops Rosemary *, 10 drops Cedarwood *, 10 drops of Peppermint * together.
- Fill all the blend into a small dropper bottle and top it off with distilled water.
Shake before using. Spray tonic on the scalp once when the hair is wet. Message the scalp. Once this is completed comb as normal.
Use daily the mixture.
The Internet is full of misinformation about hair care. I’m concerned that people are spending their hard-earned money on products and treatments that don’t work.
Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it will actually help your hair! There are so many scams out there, and the number continues to grow every day as new companies pop up with false promises.
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Disclaimer: These statements are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. They are for information purposes only. They have not been evaluated by the FDA. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you suspect that you have a medical condition, seek help from your doctor.