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Lavender Oil For Hair - The Ultimate Guide

Looking for a natural solution to dry and brittle hair? A couple drops of Lavender essential oil may be what you are looking for!

While lavender oil may be most famous for its calming and relaxing properties, it is also incredibly beneficial when it comes to hair and skin care. Whether you are struggling with hair growth, strength, hydration, dryness, or more, a couple drops of lavender oil may be exactly what your hair needs to grow and shine like never before!

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Lavender Oil Benefits For Hair Care and Hair Growth

Lavender oil for hair growth

Lavender oil increases blood circulation 

One of the main benefits of lavender essential oil for hair is that it promotes great hair growth. When topically applied, lavender essential oil can help increase blood circulation to the scalp. This increased blood flow means that there is faster delivery of essential nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles, therefore stimulating and promoting faster hair growth. Because of this, lavender essential oil can also help with issues like alopecia or baldness.

Lavender oil reduces stress levels

The calming and relaxing effects of lavender oil can also help reduce stress and tension. Since stress can be a major trigger for hair loss, reducing these factors can lead to a decrease in hair loss and an increase in hair growth and strength. 

Lavender oil balances hormone levels

Lavender essential oil’s calming properties can also help with hormone imbalances and regulation. Lavender can help balance hormone levels by reducing stress through the reduction of cortisol levels. This hormonal balance and regulation can help promote hair growth and reduce hair loss.

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Lavender oil for scalp care

Lavender oil is an antimicrobial

While using lavender for hair growth can be your main motivator, the powerful essential oil can also be used to improve your scalp health and wellness. As a powerful antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal essential oil, lavender can help prevent microbes, bacteria, and fungi from growing and flourishing. 

Applying a couple drops of lavender oil to your scalp can help kills germs and open up your pores, promoting hair growth. It can also help prevent scalp irritations that can cause infections, itchiness, or dandruff.

Lavender oil reduces inflammation 

Lavender oil can also help reduce inflammation and redness when applying to the skin. When applied to the scalp, lavender oil can help reduce any inflammation or irritation that could stunt or prevent hair growth. The essential oil can also help reduce hair dryness or scalp flakiness, which would promote greater hair growth and discourage hair loss.

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How To Use Lavender Oil For Hair

Given its multiple benefits for hair, skin, and overall wellness, integrating lavender oil into your hair care routine can help you keep your hair shiny and strong for years to come.

How to use lavender oil for hair growth

Scalp massage

To use lavender oil for hair growth, mix a few drops of lavender oil with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, coconut oil or almond oil. Apply the mixture to your scalp and massage it in for a few minutes. This will help improve blood circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth. It will also help hydrate and moisturize your scalp, as well as help kill any bacteria or microbes that could clog or block hair follicles. 

This trick can be done before or after your shower. You can even leave the mixture in overnight before rinsing it out for maximum effects. Try this method 2-3 times a week for best results.

Hair mask

A lavender oil hair mask can help nourish the scalp and promote hair growth. Mix a few drops of lavender oil with your favorite natural hair mask or deep conditioner. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it out in the shower. Not only will this method promote hair growth, but it will also strengthen, moisturize, condition, and nourish your hair.

This hair mask can also help make your hair silkier and easier to detangle during shower time. With it softer, stronger, and silkier from the hair mask, you won't need to spend too much time detangling or pulling at your hair, reducing the amount of stress on your scalp and therefore hair loss. 

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Add a couple drops of lavender oil to your shampoo or conditioner

Adding a couple drops of lavender essential oil to your shampoo or condition will not only encourage hair growth, but will also give you a relaxing shower time experience. The soothing scent of lavender oil will help you relax and reduce any stress or tension you may be experiencing. 

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Using Lavender Oil For Hair Care

When using lavender oil for your hair, it's important to dilute it with a carrier oil or water, as undiluted essential oils can cause irritation or allergic reactions. Also, be sure to do a patch test on a small area of skin before using lavender oil on your hair, to check for any adverse reactions.

In conclusion, lavender oil can be a great addition to your hair care routine. It can help to promote healthy hair growth, reduce stress, and improve the overall health of your hair and scalp.

Looking for more lavender essential oil uses and recipes? Check out our blog on Lavender Essential Oil Uses

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