Ladies, your hair loss problem can be cured naturally. No, we are not going to talk about any so-called ‘herbal formula‘ that sounds too good to be true. Rather, we will be sharing a secret natural ingredient with you that you have never ever considered as an effective hair loss remedy. It is the good old ‘eucalyptus oil’. Yes, the simple eucalyptus plant that probably had been growing in your backyard for years now can help you save your luscious locks. How? Let us explore it gradually. Keep reading to know why and how to use eucalyptus oil for hair loss treatments.
What Is Eucalyptus Oil?
Eucalyptus oil or ‘Nilgiri oil‘ is a colorless oil obtained from the dried leaves of eucalyptus (‘Myrtaceae’ family) through ‘cold extraction’ or ‘steam distillation’ process. The plant is native to Australia and only certain species of it, mostly Eucalyptus salicifolia and Eucalyptus globulus, are used for the extraction of the oil. The essential oil with a strong sweet-woody aroma has been widely used for its extraordinary medicinal properties.
Being rich in an antioxidant called ‘eucalyptol’ (1,8-cineole), the eucalyptus oil is considered great for our health, skin, and hair. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, and analgesic properties. You can even use the oil to eliminate mucus built-up in your respiratory tract. In short, it is a versatile essential oil that contributes greatly to our overall well-being.
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How Does Eucalyptus Oil Reduce Hair Loss?
Now, let us focus on the hair benefits offered by amazing eucalyptus oil. As said earlier, it is highly effective in preventing frequent hair fall, thereby reducing hair loss to a great extent. Here is how the oil works for hair:
Improves Scalp Health
We use lots of synthetic hair care products every day and end up clogging the pores on our head. This causes residue build-ups, which not only make the scalp dry and itchy but also lead to mild to severe scalp infections. The antifungal properties of eucalyptus oil help in keeping our scalp clean and infection-free. As the scalp remains healthy, the hair becomes strong too.
Promotes Follicle Stimulation
When our scalp does not get enough blood flow, our hair follicles become unable to grow healthy hair. Reduced scalp circulation also results in chronic hair loss. Eucalyptus oil acts as a stimulant for our hair follicles by constricting as well as cleansing blood vessels in the scalp. This enhances the circulation of blood throughout the scalp, thereby reducing hair fall and promoting hair growth.
Too much eucalyptus oil can make the scalp greasy and reduce the shine of the hair. Make sure that you use it an hour before bathing and wash it off with a mild shampoo followed by a good conditioner.
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How To Use Eucalyptus Oil For Hair Loss
Proper use of eucalyptus oil can significantly improve the health of your hair. Here are different ways to include the ‘wonder oil’ in your hair care regimen for fighting against hair loss:
Simple Massage With Eucalyptus Oil
A weekly eucalyptus oil massage is the easiest way to put a stop to hair fall. Warm-up a little oil and massage the scalp with it thoroughly. Do this before going to bed so that you can leave it for the whole night. The next morning, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and apply a conditioner. It will give you a clean and healthy scalp, which will eventually cause less hair fall and promote the growth of new hair.
Eucalyptus Oil Added To Organic Shampoo
Pick a good organic shampoo and add 8 to 10 drops of this medicinal herb extract to that. Mix well and use it for rinsing your hair in a regular manner. This shampoo will drive away dandruff, a major cause behind excessive hair fall, and help you get back your healthy hair in a few days.
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Eucalyptus Oil And Olive Oil Blend
Prepare a mixture by combining olive oil with eucalyptus oil and warm it up. Now, apply the oil mixture to both your hair and scalp and wrap up your entire head with a towel so that your hair is covered completely. After 20-25 minutes, unwrap the towel and wash the mixture with cold water. It will cleanse your scalp so that your hair roots are stimulated to produce as well as hold healthy hair fibers.
Eucalyptus Oil And Almond Oil Blend
When it comes to treating severe hair loss, you need something more than regular coconut oil massage. Make your own hair oil by mixing eucalyptus oil and almond oil together and heating up the mixture a bit. Massaging your hair regularly with this oil blend will give you stronger, smoother, and silkier locks. As a result, you will experience significantly lesser hair fall.
Eucalyptus Oil, Castor Oil, And Rosemary Oil Blend
To prepare this mixture, you have to pour some castor oil into the eucalyptus oil and add a few drops of rosemary oil to it. Now, blend them all together to form a super effective oil mixture. Warm it up and use onto your hair. Cover your hair fully with a towel and let the oil sit for at least half an hour. Finally, rinse with a mild shampoo and apply a good conditioner.
Eucalyptus Oil And Lemon Juice Hair Pack
Opt for a pack containing eucalyptus oil and lemon juice to promote the overall health of your scalp and hair. Take some eucalyptus oil in a bowl and squeeze the juice of a lemon into it. Heat up the mixture so that it becomes lukewarm. Now, apply this onto your scalp and massage gently with your fingertips for up to 15 minutes. It will boost the blood flow all through the scalp and make the hair shafts stronger to curb down hair fall.
Eucalyptus Oil And Hibiscus Flower Hair Pack
Make another hair pack by mixing eucalyptus oil and hibiscus flowers. Firstly, turn the flowers into a smooth paste by boiling them in plain water. Keep the boiled water aside once you are done with straining the boiled flowers. Now, pour a little eucalyptus oil into the flowers and blend well. Apply this pack to your hair and wash it off with the boiled water after half an hour. This procedure combines the goodness of both hibiscus and eucalyptus oil. As a result, you start experiencing less hair fall.