Peppermint oil for hair growth%3a could it be that simple
BY LUSETA BEAUTY
If you suffer from hair loss you’ve probably thought you’ve heard it all before. Just about every company advertises that their products can help boost hair growth or fix hair loss, but very few seem to be able to deliver on what they promise. The science of hair loss is quite simple—eventually your hair follicles lose the ability to create new hair strands.
This can be caused by things like stress, a lack of nutrition that helps the body create hair, genetics, or problems with the hair follicles. If the reason for hair loss is so simple, it can be frustrating to find that the solution isn’t such a case. But could there be one secret ingredient that’s been a saving grace the whole time? Turns out, there is: Peppermint.
PEPPERMINT FOR HAIR LOSS
Essential oils are commonly used as more than just aromatic perfume alternatives. It’s long been known that different essential oils have the ability to do things like relieve tension, clear the sinuses, relax the mind, and even regrow hair. The latter of which you can find in Peppermint, one of the more common essential oils out there. The essential oil has the ability to awaken the senses, making it a popular addition to hair care and body products.
Peppermint’s ability to regrow hair lies in its minty, cooling effect. The essential oil naturally contains menthol, which is where it gets its minty fresh scent and cooling sensation. Not only is menthol a popular ingredient in many personal care products, but it’s been scientifically proven to help the body regrow hair because it’s considered a vasodilator—meaning it helps awaken hair follicles by promoting blood flow around them, opening them up to create more hair.
HOW IT WORKS + HOW TO USE IT
Before you go bathing in peppermint oil, take some time to understand how it works to help regrow hair and how to implement it into your hair routine properly. In studies conducted over the last couple of decades, scientists have found mixed results that show that peppermint oil stimulates hair growth more than other essential oils or chemicals created specifically to treat hair loss. However, one of the most recent studies that was conducted in 2014 showed that peppermint oil is more successful in stimulating hair growth than even FDA approved hair growth methods.
Implementing peppermint into your hair routine can have positive long-term effects as the essential oil can help increase the blood flow to your hair follicles. This is known as vasodilation, and helps your scalp’s hair follicles open up and create more hair. Using peppermint-infused shampoo or other hair products will help stimulate hair growth over time. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your existing shampoo if you have a specific kind you like to use already.
For more consistent exposure to peppermint oil, combined with other ingredients that also help stimulate hair growth, Luseta Beauty has an entire line of Tea Tree and Peppermint Oil infused products that are made to stimulate hair growth while nourishing your existing hair. Adding just one of these products into your routine can yield results, but we recommend combining the shampoo and conditioner with regular use of the hair & scalp treatment and the hair mask. Tea tree oil is also known as an antimicrobial product that can help nourish the scalp and help it from producing too much oil.
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