There is a never end search for best hair regrowth oil in this whole world. We have been there, searching for the best hair growth oils that can help grow our hair back and prevent thinning of hair further. Although I have tried a couple of hair growth oils for quite some time now, I wasn’t that happy with the results.
Female pattern baldness is a type of hair loss that affects women. In women, the first signs of female pattern baldness may be a widening part or a feeling that the hair does not feel as thick as usual. Although the scalp may be visible, the hairline usually does not recede. Hair loss is less frequent in women than in men, but it still occurs often. Female pattern baldness increases with age, and fewer than 50 percent of women have a full head of hair for their entire life.
My hair is naturally thick and wavy. So, many of you might think that why I am even trying different hair growth oils and finally preparing one too. It’s because, Although the hair growth at the back of my head is quite good, hair near my temples areas and my forehead is not growing at its normal pace and is also thinning.
So, to combat this problem before its too late, I have started using this best hair regrowth oil that I have prepared it for myself after lot of research and trial and error methods.
DIY the Best Hair Regrowth Oil
It requires almost no effort to prepare this oil all by yourself. All you need is a couple of these quality Cold pressed and unfiltered carrier oils and therapeutic grade essential oils.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Flax seed oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Before I do deep into the process of making your own hair regrowth oil with these oils, Let me throw some light on the benefits of each one these carrier and essential oil. It is really important to know how each of these oils have a special part to play to help regrow you hair as a whole or may be it in specified receding hair lines like mine.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
If you have been searching for a better carrier oil that can arrest your hair loss and hair thinning problems for a long time and haven’t found out about this miracle oil, then you have wasted your time.
There are already enough studies and researches conducted on how pumpkin seed oil is promoting new hair in the bald patches, especially in men.
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss in men and affects up to 70% of men in later life and especially those aged over 50 years.
One scientific theory for how pumpkin seed works for hair loss is that the oil’s phytosterols promote hair growth.
Phytosterols are sterols found in many plants. They’re a lot like cholesterols, only they show mostly positive health benefits.
Supposedly, phytosterols could block enzymes and hormones in your scalp that cause hair loss. This would mean phytosterol-rich pumpkin seed oil might help.
Studies on other natural ingredients containing phytosterols also suggested this theory could work. This includes a 2017 study on phytosterol-rich plant-based oils and omega-3 fatty acids.
Pumpkin seed oil (PSO) has been reported to be an effective treatment for male pattern baldness by inhibiting the DHT harmone.
Flax seed oil
Flax seed oil is so special for treating baldness problems in both men and women. flax seeds are rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid).
Your hair will become brittle and dry if you have omega-3 deficiency. The ALA or alpha-linolenic acid present in flax seeds will inhibit 5 alpha reductase. It is the enzyme that can convert testosterone into DHT or dihydrotestosterone. Hair follicles will shrink because of DHT that can result in baldness. The linolenic acid, ALA, and oleic acid in flax seeds are effective natural remedies for male baldness. Flax seeds can also prevent hair loss caused by Telogen effluvium.
Not only this, but flax seeds can help your body fight different hair conditions including cicatricial alopecia, which is a permanent type of hair loss. This condition can cause severe damage to your hair follicles and prevent hair growth after which it will be too late to try any other method for hair regrowth.
This is no new to us. Castor oil has been used in India for centuries to treat hair loss.
Many Studies have shown that castor oil worked for hair growth as the presence of ricinoleic acid in it is probably the biggest reason for the oil’s effectiveness in reversing hair loss and baldness. The acid helps boost the production of the compound Prostaglandin (PGE2), which promotes hair growth from dormant follicles.
The main reason people love to use castor oil is for its versatility in hair growth. It can be used for scalp, eyelashes and eyebrows to increase the thickness and growth.
To know How to use Castor oil for hair growth you can read this detailed post on How castor oil helps in hair re-growth and how to use to achieve better results.
There is already a detailed post on how to choose the best Hexane Free, Cold pressed castor oil and also a list of Top 10 best castor oil that you can choose one from.
Researchers aren’t exactly sure how it encourages growth, but it’s believed to be based on its antimicrobial compounds, anti-inflammatory effects and powerful antioxidants. Meaning, it’s more than likely a combination effect.
In one study, published in JCDSA, participants with telogen effluvium (TE) were examined to see if Nigella sativa (Kalonji oil) was an effective solution. TE is a scalp disorder which causes hair roots to be pushed into a premature resting state. It is generally characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair.
Participants were treated with a scalp lotion. Half received Nigella sativafor three months, whereas the other half were “treated” with a placebo. After three months, it was found that 90 percent of patients treated with Nigella sativa improved in both hair density and hair thickness, in comparison to just seven percent in the control group.
Even if you’re not experiencing hair loss, black seed oil will naturally moisturize your scalp, reducing itching and dryness. Rich in fatty and amino acids, it also soothes and protects the outer layer of your skin, targeting eczema, psoriasis and dandruff. Based on its antioxidant content, it will also reduce free radical damage too.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most potent essential oil that is used to treat various hair and scalp problems. It is also used to treat the most common hair problems like hair loss, hair thinning, dandruff and itchiness.
Peppermint essential oil can help stimulate hair growth and has the ability to increase blood circulation around the scalp due to presence of menthol in it. Peppermint has such a distinct cooling and refreshing sensation when ingested or applied to your scalp
In 2014, Korean researchers studied the effects of PEO on hair growth. Comparing the essential oil to Minoxidil, a popular FDA-approved hair loss treatment, the results were certainly stunning. (topical minoxidil can cause scaling and itching of the scalp)
In this study, they have found that the peppermint essential oils was more dominant that the Minoxidil, and the hair is still in Anagen Phase (Active growth phase) even after 4 weeks.
Peppermint essential oil plays a key role in the initiation of anagen phase and hair follicle proliferation. Both of these are necessary for the growth of healthy, strong hair.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Many studies have shown that this herb can reverse some of the most common forms of hair loss.
Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a form of hair loss that occurs when a byproduct of testosteronecalled dihydrotestosterone (DHT) attacks the hair follicles.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that can cause hair loss. Research published in 1998 looked at the effect of aromatherapy using rosemary oil on people with the condition. Some 44 percent of participants improved with the use of rosemary over 7 months, compared to just 15 percent who received no treatment.
Rosemary oil can counter hair loss by stimulating blood circulation in the scalp, which, in turn, promotes hair growth . Its high nutritional value and anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent ingredient for nourishing the hair follicles and soothing the scalp.
How to prepare this Best Hair Regrowth Oil all by yourself
This oil will not take much of your time to prepare it. All you have to do is get all the above mentioned carriers and essential oils ready by your side.
I will show you how to mix these oils in right proportion in order to make this recipe work for you. So, mix these oils only in these proportions. This recipe will make 60ml of oil overall.
I am gonna take pumpkin seed oil as the base of this oil. Let’s get started now.
*You may need measuring spoons and cups to measure the oils*
1. Measure a 35ml of Pumpkin seed oil in and pour it into a mixing bowl
2. Now Measure 20ml of Flax seed oil and pour it into the same bowl.
3. Take 25ml of Kalonji Oil and 20ml of Cold pressed Castor oil and pour it into the same bowl which has other oils too.
4. Mix all the these oils really well.
5. Now add 10 Drops of Peppermint essential oil and 4 drops of Rosemary essential oil into the oil mixture and give it a stir.
6. Transfer the oil into a Opaque Glass bottle and close the lid tight.
7. Store the oil in a cool and dark place, away from sunlight.
8. Optional: Add 3-4 Capsules of Vitamin E oil to store the oil for long avoiding rancidity.
You can use this oil twice a week for better results. As these are completely placed based oils, these do take time to show effect. The effects will wary person to person. Patience and perseverance is necessary to adapt a new habit, so as your body too.
Take a before picture of any receding hair lines of which you want to see the effect and compare it with an after effect photo, probably with a minimum of 6 months (as on average hair takes 3 months to grow an inch length) and a maximum of 1 year difference.
Please do share your experiences with me here, I would love to read them all. And if possible, share me your before and after pictures too. 🙂