Did you know peppermint oil has become one of the most popular oils for treating scalp conditions and improving the growth of your hair?
It's a useful, natural, and essential oil that targets hair follicles and rejuvenates them, as well as stimulating the growth of your natural hair. Best of all it is hypoallergenic, so you don't have to worry about unexpected side effects from using it.
Here are the many uses of peppermint oil.
As already mentioned, it is very useful and safe for treating your hair and scalp. The biological reason is it is full of essential fatty acids and other compounds that work to keep your scalp clean and dandruff-free. Yeast colonies are common formations in a person’s hair, which can lead to inflammation. Because your scalp will stay clean, it serves as a superior coolant and has the added advantage of smelling great!
Next, peppermint oil promotes hair growth as it reduces the occurrence of dandruff. If you did not already know, dandruff will definitely interfere with the natural growth of your hair. The reason is that dandruff will clog your hair follicles, resulting in hair that is very thin and structurally weak. Over time, this will cause your hair to fall out, and between pollutants in the air and the generally harsh conditions your hair is exposed to, the individual hair follicles will stop growing.
This is actually one of the primary reasons people suffer from hair loss.
Earlier, the formation of yeast colonies was mentioned. These are the result of germs that accumulate on the scalp. Peppermint oil helps to control the germ population, which prevents dandruff and hair loss.
The pH level of your skin is something ignored by many people who offer solutions to scalp and hair health. You can click HERE for more information on the importance of your skin’s pH balance. For our purposes, keeping your scalp’s pH level in a normal range is something that needs to be mentioned because it is extremely important when it comes to keeping it moisturized and healthy. A scalp that has a high pH level is considered to be acidic, and result in your scalp becoming extremely dry. Peppermint oil serves to keep the scalp’s pH level within the normal range and heals the scalp that is affected by the high pH level.
Where does peppermint oil come from?
Peppermint oil is extracted from the peppermint plant immediately before it flowers. The original oil is far more concentrated than other oils processed through the steam distilling method.
Its main ingredient is menthol and is primarily responsible for the cool and refreshing experience most users report. More commonly known uses of peppermint oil are:
- As a flavoring in food
- Added to various beverages
- A part of the chemical compounds in soap and various cosmetics
Here is a more detailed explanation of how peppermint oil can directly benefit your hair growth.
Applying peppermint oil increases the activity level of hair follicle growth and protects them from harmful germs that reduce hair follicle activity. By significantly reducing the impact of these germs, hair follicles will live longer and the result will be a healthier scalp and hair that continues to rejuvenate for a longer period of time.
But the oil does not just sit on your head, but gets absorbed into the roots of your hair, continually improving scalp health. There will be additional blood flow to the follicles and your scalp’s overall circulation will improve. The end result will be a noticeable increase in the growth of your hair.
How Should You Use Peppermint Oil?
The first step is to create this recipe and begin to apply it as directed. You will see results in a very short period of time. It is important to know that applying too much peppermint oil can result in irritation to your scalp and even inflammation in severe cases. So proceed with caution!
When you assemble the recipe, be sure to dilute it before applying. Do not apply it directly to your scalp. The safest way to use peppermint oil is to mix it with other ingredients that will supplement its effects.
How to make peppermint oil shampoo
Here is the list of ingredients
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E or vitamin E oil
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon castor oil
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
- 1 teaspoon tea tree oil
Take a clean saucepan and melt the peppermint oil over a very low heat. Next, add vitamin E oil and allow time for the two ingredients to melt together. Add any other oils of your choice and stir, then turn off the heat and let the solution cool for a minimum of 2 hours.
Once cooled, you should apply the mixture to your hair every day and watch the amazing results you will get – a head of hair that is silky and smooth, and grows much faster than before.
This direct application to your hair is one way to achieve the results. An alternative way is to add peppermint oil directly to your current shampoo.
To nourish your hair every day, add peppermint essential oil to your shampoo - a mild shampoo or baby shampoo is recommended - or conditioner. For every ounce of shampoo, add 4 to 6 drops of oil, massage into your hair, and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
We welcome other uses of peppermint oil for hair growth and scalp maintenance. Share your ideas with a comment below.