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9 Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Hair fall is a common condition faced by many and the causes of this problem can range from the wrong haircut to bad nutrition. Yes, even a haircut can cause hair to fall. In the olden days, women and men used to have luscious locks because they opted for more simplistic hairstyles and of course, pollution was lesser, junk food wasn’t really an option, and oiling was commonplace in every household.

With the advent of a whole new range of hair products many people have left the ancient practice of oiling the hair far behind in the past. However, if you want to restore your hair to its original glory, you need to bring the oils back.

Here are 9 oils you can use to improve the condition of your hair.


The active ingredient in thyme oil is thymol. This is a powerful antiseptic and bactericide and inhibits enzyme activity in the hair follicle to encourage hair growth.


Lavender and Rosemary is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial combination for reviving damaged hair. It is also recommended for reducing stress which can contribute to hair loss.


Rosmarinus officinalis ct verbenone is widely used in shampoos and hair tonics for its reputation of encouraging new hair growth by stimulating circulation.

Pumpkin seed

Tests were carried out using pumpkin seed oil on 76 male patients; the results showed that the group using the oil had more hair after treatment with hair count increase by 40% over a 24 week study.

Cedar wood

Cedar wood helps maintain a balanced scalp condition. It helps stimulate circulation in hair follicles to improve growth and reduce dandruff and hair loss. It is also useful in treating alopecia caused by bacterial infection.

Argan oil

This is an essential carrier oil that should be mixed with other essential oils. It is high in vitamin E and omega fatty acids that repair the hair shaft as well as cleanse the scalp and hair follicle.

Saw palmetto

This is a type of palm oil that is used to treat hair loss. It helps reduce the DHT or dihydrotestosterone hormone levels in the body that can cause hair loss.

He Shou Wu

Fo ti tieng/ he shou wu has been consumed as tea or in herbal medications to help increase hair growth and inhibit hair loss. This herb can also be used as an essential oil.


This Chinese herbal medicine is said to rejuvenate the scalp, increase blood flow, and help regrow hair.

Many of these herbs are contained in the range of hair products available at JMD Medico. Please visit our website to find the solution to your hair fall problems today.

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