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Which essential oils to choose against hair loss?

Here are the most common and lesser known causes of hair loss as well as an anti-hair loss protocol with essential oils.

The most common causes of hair loss in women:

– The main cause of hair loss is related to hormonal imbalance. Hormonal fluctuations often occur at puberty, following pregnancy, after menopause, when hormone treatment is stopped or following a thyroid disorder. Androgen hormone levels increase, which tends to accelerate the growth cycle of hair that becomes thinner and thinner to stop growing. This is called androgenic alopecia.

– Heredity can also play a role in hair loss. The hair follicles are very sensitive and the growth cycle is very rapid, which in the long term leads to the cessation of hair regrowth.

– Psychological disorders and stress are also factors of hair loss. Indeed, they lead to a hormonal imbalance.

– Heavy drug treatments can have hair loss as a side effect. This is the case with chemotherapy, taking drugs that contain hormones, antidepressants, anticoagulants…

– Certain diseases such as anorexia and diabetes also promote hair loss.

– A deficiency in trace elements and protein, resulting from a poor diet, can explain significant hair loss.

– Excessive handling of the hair is a significant factor in hair loss. Brushings, the use of hair dryers, straightening irons, and the chemicals contained in colorings and permanents as well as certain shampoos attack the scalp and cause hair loss.

Unknown causes of hair loss

There are causes of hair loss that are little known, while the consequences can be significant.

– These are diseases of the scalp such as alopecia areata which blocks hair growth.

– Seasonal changes also affect hair growth. The variations in light during these periods have repercussions on the hair renewal process.

– Very little known to most people, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism can also be the cause of hair loss. In case of excess or insufficiency of hormones secreted by the thyroid gland, a disturbance of the capillary cycles can appear.

Protocols with essential oils to fight against hair loss

Essential oils are known for their countless virtues, especially for treating hair loss. Among the essential oils that can treat alopecia, there is the essential oil of Atlas cedar, rosemary, bay leaf, lavender, grapefruit, tea tree, juniper and lemon. They can be mixed with your usual shampoo, your hair mask or your oils. In these cases, it is advisable to respect the doses.

Here are some easy-to-make homemade recipes

– For an anti-hair loss shampoo: mix with a mild shampoo with neutral pH, 5 ml of laurel essential oil and 50 drops of tea tree essential oil.

– A mixture of essential oils can be used as an anti-hair loss massage oil. For this, mix 50 ml of Vegetable Oil with 15 drops of Essential Oil of Atlas Cedar, 10 drops of Essential Oil of Bay of Saint Thomas, 5 drops of Essential Oil of Grapefruit and 5 drops of Oil Essential Rosemary Cineole. A solution to be used twice a week with a break time of at least 1 hour.

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The help of food and supplements to fight hair loss

Treating hair loss begins with addressing its actual cause. In all cases however, it is recommended to adopt a good diet. It is advisable to stop the use of aggressive cosmetic products and sources of heat such as brushing. A diet rich in protein (meat, eggs, etc.) and in trace elements is necessary, because the body needs these nutrients for hair growth.

Taking a food supplement or a treatment based on vitamin B1, B5, B6 or B8 can be considered. These vitamins promote hair regrowth and blood circulation in the scalp.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit medical knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace medical advice. [HighProtein-Foods.com]

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