Hair loss, slow hair growth, or baldness are the different problems that most people face. Age, stress, or hormonal imbalance are all factors that can lead to hair problems. And although there are expensive pharmaceutical treatments, it seems that they contain many chemicals that are harmful to health.
Hair loss, whether it concerns men or women, is a difficult condition to accept which affects both the physical and psychological state of the person. Treatments for hair loss can have serious side effects on your health. Also, the best is to move towards natural alternatives, such as oils to nourish, strengthen and moisturize the hair and thus promote its growth. For those who suffer from slow growth, know that there is a natural serum based on oils, experienced by several people, including the famous beauty blogger Farah Dhukai and which has given its fruits.
To prepare her magic lotion, she simply mixed two natural oils, including pumpkin seed oil and peppermint essential oil.
These oils have acquired an excellent reputation for strengthening hair and providing it with strength and vitality.
The benefits of pumpkin seed oil for hair
The pumpkin is a plant native to North America and is considered a healthy vegetable for the body, among others.
In a randomized study, the effect of pumpkin seed oil on hair growth was shown. Indeed, male patients with mild to moderate alopecia participated in this study. Thus, 76 patients received a treatment based on this oil, while the 76 others received a placebo. After 24 weeks, an evaluation of the two treatments found that the group treated with pumpkin seed oil had more hair than at baseline, compared to the placebo group. However, it is important to note that pumpkin seed oil was not the only ingredient used in this experiment and that more studies are needed to better clarify the effectiveness of this oil.
In addition, it would be important to specify that the phytosterols in this oil allow good hair growth.
The benefits of peppermint oil
Often considered as a carminative and gastric stimulant, peppermint is a plant native to Europe which is seeing its virtues spread cosmetically. Menthol, the main active ingredient of this plant, is the actor of all its benefits, combining anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, and anti-tumor activities. However, menthol also has activity in the bloodstream to promote hair growth.
Thus, an in vivo study was able to determine the effectiveness of peppermint oil on hair growth and can therefore be used as an alternative therapeutic drug to prevent hair loss.
How to prepare this recipe?
Preparation is quick and easy. Just put 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed oil in a bowl and add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to it. The amount of pumpkin seed oil depends on the length of the hair. If your hair is long, you may need to increase the amount.
So you can, first of all, put the pumpkin oil to heat up with steam. Once warm, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to it and apply it to the scalp while massaging.
Comb the hair back for good penetration and continue massaging for at least 5-7 minutes for good blood circulation in the scalp.
It is possible to wash your hair after the massage or leave the serum to work overnight and wash your hair in the morning. Also, and for greater efficiency, this treatment should be used for 7 days. Otherwise, you can use it 2-3 times a week.
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