Peppermint oil is mainly the essence of peppermint extracted into oil. Some types of peppermint oils are stronger than the other ones. Modern distillation methods are used for preparing the strongest types of oils. These are also referred to as essential oils.
Peppermint oil is a common ingredient in beauty and health products. The oil is known to be very beneficial for hair. Here are some of the benefits of using this oil for hair:
Expedites Hair Growth
Want longer, thicker and stronger hair? You must try applying peppermint oil on your hair. It has special stimulating properties that help easy deeper penetration into the scalp. The oil stimulates hair follicles, allowing it to grow faster. Additionally, peppermint oil facilitates a rush of blood circulation in scalp, leading to faster growth of hair.
Antiseptic and Antimicrobial
Peppermint oil is loaded with antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. These are helpful in keeping the scalp cool, fight fungus, and eliminate dandruff. Topical application of peppermint oil will also help fight lice.
No More Dry Scalp
If dry scalp is a problem, apply peppermint oil on scalp. The amazing moisturizing properties of peppermint oil will hydrate your dry scalp. Simply mix the oil with carrier oil and apply the mixture on your scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap for 30 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo. You may also keep the oil on hair and scalp overnight for better results.
Strengthens the Roots
Peppermint oil is loaded with mentone and pulegone. These ingredients are very helpful in strengthening hair roots and preventing hair loss. All you need to do is apply peppermint oil on your scalp by mixing with a carrier oil such as coconut oil.
More Effective than Minoxidil
Minoxidil (a popular and effective FDA-approved hair loss treatment) is the active ingredient in a popular hair loss treatment, which reinvigorates shriveled hair follicles to increase in size and regrow thicker hair. According to a study conducted by Korean researchers in the year 2014 on peppermint oil on hair growth, it was revealed that the oil was more effective than Minoxidil.
The menthol in peppermint oil helps in eradicating nasty elements growing on scalp such as fungus and bacteria that can cause hair fall and itchy flaking scalps. Regular application of oil will help you to restore the natural healthy environment of hair.
How to Use Peppermint Oil for Hair Growth
- Carrier Oil (coconut oil/jojoba oil/almond oil) – 1 tbsp
- Peppermint oil – 2 drops
- Step 1: Pour two drops of peppermint oil into your palms.
- Step 2: Mix the oil between the palms of your hands.
- Step 3: Apply to the roots of your hair and scalp.
- Step 4: Massage the oil on scalp for 5 minutes.
- Step 5: Leave the mixture on head for around 20 minutes.
- Step 6: Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
- Step 7: Repeat treatment once in 3 days.