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The Benefits of Essential Oils for the Hair and Scalp

Saturday 16th April 22

hair health ,ingredient science ,scalp health
5+ min read

Derived from plants and herbs, essential oils are concentrated, pure extracts that have been used across cultures for millennia to support wellbeing and health. They utilise plant extracts to benefit hair and scalp health.

Essential oils are extracted through a process called distillation, in which steam is used to vaporise the plant compound, which then undergoes condensation and collection. The end result: the liquid ‘essence’ of the plant compound, known as essential oils.

There are numerous essential oils that have been shown to promote scalp and hair health. From encouraging new hair growth to combating scalp conditions like dandruff, to boosting the hair’s smoothness and shine, essential oils are powerful solutions to a wide range of scalp and hair concerns.

The MONPURE London range is infused with invigorating, high-performance essential oils, famed for their aromatic potency and ability to improve scalp health. Let’s discover the top essential oils for hair growth and scalp care.

Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth

Rosemary oil has been shown to improve hair thickness and growth due to its ability to promote cellular regeneration and boost blood circulation, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. It also holds astounding anti-inflammatory benefits that foster a healthy dermatological scalp condition, which contributes to healthy hair growth.

Research from the SKINMed Journal of Dermatology for the Clinician showed that rosemary oil was as effective as minoxidil, a common chemical hair growth treatment, in boosting hair growth among participants with androgenic alopecia (hormone-induced hair thinning). However, unlike minoxidil, rosemary oil did not produce the side effect of an itchy scalp, making it a wonderful natural alternative.

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Camellia Tea Oil for Hair Growth

Rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, camellia tea oil delivers an intense hit of nourishment to neglected scalps and dull hair, stimulating hair follicles and enhancing the dermatological condition of the scalp. Renowned for its ability to seal nourishment into the scalp and hair, this powerful extract soothes itchiness and promotes healthy hair growth.

Research from the International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences revealed camellia tea oil also demonstrates potential hair growth abilities comparable to the chemical treatment, minoxidil.

Additionally, a study from the Journal of BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies found that camellia tea oil prevents pollution-induced scalp ageing, and protects against the degradation of collagen and other proteins.

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Coffee Arabica Oil for Hair Growth

Coffee Arabica Extract (A.K.A Green Coffee Oil) is proven to offset the effects of DHT through shaft elongation and thickening, restoring healthy hair growth. Caffeine is a stimulant, so it also boosts blood circulation to follicles, allowing hair to grow faster and stronger from the root - giving it a thicker and fuller appearance. It is also packed with antioxidants and antimicrobial properties that deliver nutrients and ward off dandruff.

A study investigating the effects of coffee arabica extract among women with chemotherapy-induced hair loss from the Journal of Biomedical Science found that this essential oil accelerated hair regrowth over a 3 month period.

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Orange Peel Oil for Hair Growth

Orange peel oil is an effective treatment for dry, irritated scalps and helps alleviate dandruff due to its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. This fragrant citrus oil also boosts hair smoothness and shine.

Orange oil is packed with Vitamin C, an antioxidant that has powerful benefits for the hair and scalp. Vitamin C counteracts oxidative stress and holds anti-pollution properties. Research conducted in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology found that Vitamin C improves the skin barrier function and combats oxidative stress by neutralising free radicals, which are linked to hair loss.

Discover Orange Peel Oil in MONPURE’s Hydrate and Soothe Scalp Serum and Clarifying Scalp Scrub.

Grapefruit Peel Oil for Hair Growth

Grapefruit peel oil has been shown to promote hair regrowth. Grapefruit is rich in Vitamin B1 and flavonoids, a chemical that boosts blood circulation. Applied to the scalp, this savvy extract helps stimulate blood flow to the follicles, feeding them essential nutrients and oxygen, leading to thicker and more voluminous hair growth.

Antioxidant-rich grapefruit peel oil also deeply cleanses the strands and removes product build-up and residue that coats and weighs down the hair. As a result, grapefruit peel oil is wonderful at fostering lustrous shine and buoyancy in your locks.

Discover Grapefruit Peel Oil in MONPURE’s Strengthening Silk Protein Shampoo and Clarifying Scalp Scrub.

How to Use Essential Oils on Hair

Formulated across MONPURE’s range of scalp treatments, serums and hair-wash essentials, high-performance essential oils play a powerful role in cultivating scalp health and maximising healthy hair growth. They provide an incredible alternative to harsh chemical treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions: Essential Oils for Hair Growth

What essential oils are good for the scalp?

Some of the best essential oils for scalp health include rosemary, camellia, coffee arabica, orange and grapefruit oils. These oils stimulate hair follicles, increase circulation, nourish the scalp, and treat conditions like dandruff.

Can you leave essential oils in your hair overnight?

Yes, oils like camellia, rosemary and coffee arabica can be safely left in the hair overnight to maximise their benefits. 

Are essential oils safe ingredients for hair growth?

The targeted use of essential oils is a safe, effective way to boost hair growth, treat scalp conditions and get healthy, luscious locks. Discover MONPURE’s expertly formulated range today.


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