Do essential oils stimulate hair growth? And if so, which ones and which Solidamie bars do?
Did you know that studies showed that essential oils such as peppermint oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, cedarwood and rosemary oil can boost hair growth and improve hair density. When it comes to maintaining healthy and lustrous hair, essential oils have gained significant attention for their potential benefits. In this article, we will explore the scientific research that supports the use of peppermint oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, and rosemary oil as natural remedies to enhance hair growth and density.
Peppermint oil*, derived from the peppermint plant, possesses properties that make it an ideal candidate for promoting hair growth. Numerous studies have investigated its effects and have shown promising results. One such study published in the Journal of Toxicological Research discovered that peppermint oil effectively stimulated hair growth in mice by increasing the number of hair follicles and prolonging the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle. The cooling and tingling sensation experienced when applying peppermint oil is attributed to its ability to improve blood circulation in the scalp, delivering vital nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles, thereby promoting hair growth.
Similarly, geranium oil*,well-known for its delightful floral scent, has been the subject of scientific research exploring its potential impact on hair density. A study published by the National Library of Medicine investigated the effects of geranium oil on hair growth in human participants. The study provided valuable insights into the use of geranium oil for enhancing hair density. The study found that geranium oil increased hair density by promoting hair follicle proliferation and inhibiting apoptosis (programmed cell death) of hair follicles. The oil's high concentration of antioxidants also helps protect hair follicles from damage caused by free radicals, further contributing to improved hair density.
Moreover, geranium oil has been found to regulate sebum production on the scalp. Excessive sebum production can lead to clogged hair follicles and impede hair growth. By balancing sebum levels, geranium oil promotes a healthier scalp environment, allowing for optimal hair growth and density.
Lavender oil*, with its soothing aroma, has demonstrated remarkable potential in promoting hair growth. A study published in the Archives of Dermatology investigated the effects of lavender oil on patients with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss. The results showed that participants who massaged their scalps with lavender oil experienced significant hair regrowth compared to the control group. The oil's ability to promote hair growth is attributed to its antimicrobial properties, which help maintain a healthy scalp environment, preventing potential hair loss triggers.
Cedarwood oil, derived from the wood of cedar trees, has garnered attention for its potential benefits in enhancing hair growth and improving hair density. Scientific research has explored the effectiveness of cedarwood oil in stimulating hair follicles and promoting overall hair health.
A study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine sought to investigate the impact of cedarwood oil on individuals with alopecia areata, a condition characterized by hair loss. The results revealed that participants who topically applied cedarwood oil experienced significant improvements in hair growth compared to the control group. This suggests that cedarwood oil may hold promise as a means to stimulate hair regrowth in individuals with hair loss conditions.
Moreover, research published in the Journal of Dermatology highlighted cedarwood oil's antimicrobial and antifungal properties. These properties enable it to combat scalp conditions like dandruff or fungal infections that can hinder hair growth or contribute to hair loss, thereby promoting a healthier scalp environment.
Lastly, rosemary oil*, derived from the aromatic herb, has been associated with increased hair density. A study published in the Skinmed Journal examined the effects of rosemary oil on patients with androgenetic alopecia, a common type of hair loss. The study found that rosemary oil improved hair density and promoted hair growth in the affected areas. Rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation, facilitating the delivery of nutrients to the hair follicles. It also possesses anti-inflammatory.
*Please click on the marked links to see relevant scientific studies.
Please note, you don't have to topically apply these oils in order to get the benefits, in fact, you should never apply any essential oils directly on your skin or hair. They need to be diluted and having essential oils in your hair products is the perfect solution for that.
Below are the Solidamie products which have these essential oils in formulations.
Black Koal charcoal and kaolin clay bar - Peppermint and Rosemary essential Oils
Emerald Green Conditioner - Peppermint essential oil
Damson Purple Bar - Geranium essential Oil
Orange Elixir Bar - Cedar wood Essential Oil