Your hair is an essential part of your beauty, but it also gives incredible insight into your health as well. When hair loss starts, it is actually an early warning sign of other things going on in your body that need to be given attention. Now you can help prevent your hair from becoming brittle or thinning out by adding essential oils and vitamins to your shampoo.
What Causes Hair To Fall Out?
According to WebMD, there are many reasons why you may lose your hair, some of which are not easily diagnosable. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Your Genes
- Poor Nutrition
- Medication Side Effects
- Thyroid Problems
- Hormonal Imbalances
Options For Treating Hair Loss
There are many treatments that are available, including commercial hair growth treatments. Most of these products fail to live up to their hype, and usually, contain harmful chemicals that you are putting with hearing direct access to your brain. Did you know that much of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your blood, so the chemicals you are putting on your head is entering through your scalp and into your bloodstream with the first organ it contacts usually being the brain?
Using these kinds of treatments is less than optimal for maintaining overall health, let alone incredible beauty. This is why many women are now turning to more natural products to protect their hair.
Essential Oils And Vitamins For Hair Health
Essential oils are becoming more commonplace in our society every day. What was once an obscure alternative treatment for hippies is now regarded as something popular and is widely being used. Just walk into any grocery store and look at health section. You are sure to find at least one or two different brands of essential oils.
Adding the right essential oils, along with Vitamin E, can do a lot to support the health of your heart. Specifically, Rosemary and Lemon oils are very good hair health oils.
Here is one recipe for a therapeutic shampoo:
- Use a neutral PH shampoo, and add two Vitamin E capsules as well as 10 drops each of Rosemary and Lemon.
- Be sure to shake the shampoo well before each use.
- Wet your hair, and massage the shampoo into your hair. Be sure to get it deep in your hair, down to the scalp.
- Massage for about 10 minutes.
- Allow the shampoo to sit on your hair and scalp for another 10 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
A Word Of Caution About Essential Oils
Not all essential oils are created equally. Some oils are a therapeutic grade, which is the highest quality. Others have a lower grade. For therapeutic topical applications, you should use a therapeutic grade oil. These smell the best, but also have the chemical constituents that are going to affect the change you desire.
In addition, not all therapeutic grade oils are the healthy to use. While most claim to be 100 percent pure, they legally only have to contain about two percent of the oil, the rest can be made up of synthetic and filler oils. Also, keep in mind that some oil companies use solvents to distil their oils, so do the research about the process through which the oil is distilled to be sure you are getting the highest quality oil that will be most therapeutic.
Rosemary oil should be steam distilled, and not distilled more than once. Lemon oil should be first cold pressed from the rind of the lemon.
Essential oils and vitamins can be an incredible addition to your health and beauty regimen. Start with this simple recipe to help combat the stress modern day living puts on your hair.