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In most adults, it’s normal to lose 50-100 hairs each day. They are usually replaced naturally, and noticeable hair loss is not a problem.
But for some, hair loss is a real concern. Hereditary factors are the most common issue, as male and even female pattern baldness have been shown to be genetically related.
But there are other factors which may contribute to hair loss. These include:
- Thyroid imbalances
- Hormonal imbalances
- Scalp infections
- Cancer therapy involving radiation
- Hair treatments (coloring, permanents, etc…)
Whatever the reason, hair loss affects millions of people around the world.
And while some believe it’s just a fact of life, and that there is nothing to be done about it, others are looking for solutions.
Many people seek out medical options, including oral finasteride (known as Proscar®) or the topical treatment, minoxidil, commonly known as Rogaine®. However, originally designed to treat high blood pressure, minoxidil has been linked to everything from an increased heart rate and difficulty breathing, to edema and rapid weight gain.
Fortunately, there is an all- natural solution to this everyday problem that can help you stop hair loss, maintain a full head of hair for life and feel more confident.
It’s like Christmas for your hair
As reported in the Dec. 2014 issue of Toxicological Research, medical researchers have now discovered what has been known by many for centuries — that peppermint oil can regrow hair and restore your lost locks.
The principle ingredient of peppermint oil, menthol, is primarily responsible for its beneficial effects. Well known in the world of naturopathy, this particular oil has shown itself to be an anti-inflammatory, as well as an antimicrobial and anti-fungal agent.
But its ability to stimulate hair follicle growth is what stunned these researchers. By simply applying a diluted solution of peppermint oil to the skin of the scalp, hair growth regeneration was seen in as little as 2 weeks, with great results reported after only 4 weeks of treatment.
Also, the researchers noted that the hairs that grew back were strong and physically sound, not thin or irregular in shape.
In fact, the skin that was treated with peppermint oil even became plumper and thicker – more like a younger version – indicating that peppermint oil actually improved the health of the skin and turned back the hands of time.
How to boost hair growth with peppermint oil
So, if you want to prevent hair loss, it’s time to grab a bottle of peppermint oil.
There are a few things you should know.
Whenever choosing an essential oil, it’s best to pick an organic product to avoid the chemicals and pesticides that could be lurking in non-organic products.
And, the solution in the study that provided such amazing results was a 3% peppermint oil solution mixed with jojoba oil.
That means you should mix 100 drops of jojoba with three drops of peppermint oil before applying it topically to your scalp.
You’ll want do this at bedtime or on a day when you have a couple of hours to spend around the house. And here’s a tip to keep your pillow from soaking up the oil… wrap your pillow in a puppy training pad and then insert into your pillow case to help keep it in place.
Don’t wait for hair loss to leave you feeling old before your time, use peppermint oil to safely stop hair loss and encourage re-growth without the dangerous side effects of prescription medication.
- Minoxidil – topical, Rogaine — MedicineNet
- Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs — Toxicology Research