Frequent washing and exposure to pollutants, dust and sun can leave hair looking and feeling frizzy, fine and unkempt. All these factors can contribute to scalp dryness which causes flakiness and itchiness and eventually hair fall; therefore an appropriate hair care regime which incorporates regular oiling can restore health and shine to your hair.
The benefits of oiling
Hair oiling has a moisturising effect on the scalp and the hair follicles, which can solve many conditions and even give hair a shinier, glossier appearance. The oil also forms a protective layer on the hair strands which protects from sun damage, dust and pollutants.
Essential oils not only moisturise, but have properties which can improve and protect your scalp and hair from further damage. The following five oils are considered the best for hair growth and can even combat hair fall;
1. Chamomile Oil
This yellow-coloured oil has anti-inflammatory properties which can sooth the scalp instantly.
2. Lemon Essential Oil
This oil is perfect for oily scalps as it has clarifying and drying properties, it also has anti-microbial and anti-septic properties which can treat secondary infections.
3. Lavender Essential Oil
Not only is lavender oil well documented for stress relief, but it also promotes hair growth by improving blood circulation in the scalp. Lavender oils anti-microbial and anti-septic properties can help to prevent hair loss.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Anti-microbial and anti-fungal, tea tree oil can soothe an itchy and dry scalp by moisturising and treating scalp acne and fungal conditions.
5. Thyme Essential Oil
This oil is anti-microbial and can improve blood circulation and rejuvenation of hair follicles which promotes hair growth. Thyme essential oil is potent however and should be used in moderation only.
Treating hair fall
If you have tried using essential oils along with a healthy diet, and still find that your hair loss is excessive it’s probably time to speak to a doctor or a hair loss expert. There are effective treatments out there for hair fall such as topical ointments, supplements, medicines and surgical solutions. A medical professional will be able to look into the underlying cause of your hair loss and guide you on which treatment is right for you.