Peppermint oil is extracted from mint leaves. It is extracted through a distillation      method. Peppermint oil can be used for health, beauty and cleaning purposes. Peppermint contains a compound called menthol. Menthol is responsible for many of the benefits of peppermint oil. Menthol also gives peppermint its taste, smell, and cooling sensation. Peppermint has been used for health purposes for many years, with experts believing that the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans used peppermint thousands of years ago.

Peppermint oil is used for cooling effects and as a supplement for health conditions including digestive problems and headaches. Some people believe it can also encourage hair growth.

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  1. Benefits Of Peppermint Oil For Hair
  2. How Do You Use Peppermint Oil For Hair Loss?
  3. Keep The Following In Mind Before Using
  4. Other Oils For Hair Growth
  5. Summary

Some people also use peppermint oil for their beauty and hair care. It is good for the health of your hair and scalp. It can help with dryness, itching or other scalp problems. Peppermint oil has the following benefits

  • Antimicrobial
  • Pesticides And Insecticides
  • Analgesics And Anesthetics
  • Vasodilation (And Vasoconstriction)
  • Anti Inflammatory

Some people use the oil to treat hair loss. This is because the menthol in peppermint oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow. In many cases (such as in female or male pattern baldness), decreased blood flow to the hair follicles causes hair loss. Increasing circulation with vasodilators like peppermint can potentially improve hair growth and prevent hair loss. Peppermint Menthol Oil also provides a refreshing scent and cooling sensation on the skin and scalp. Peppermint oil is used in shampoos, cleansers, bath products, makeup, and lotions. Toxicological ResearchA study published in Trusted Source shows that peppermint oil promotes hair growth. A study in Microvascular Research found that 4 percent menthol caused vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow. Many shampoos and hair products contain small amounts of peppermint oil because of its cooling effect and fragrance. Skin care products, such as toners and cleansers, also often contain menthol.

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There are some ways you can use peppermint oil on your hair to prevent hair fall. Mix it with another carrier oil for direct scalp massage. Massage your scalp with oil. You will feel the cooling sensation, leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your hair with shampoo. You can also use peppermint oil by adding it directly to your shampoo and conditioner. Oils have been used for thousands of years in some parts of the world to promote hair growth. However, the use of peppermint to enhance hair growth is a more recent phenomenon. There is neither long-standing traditional evidence to support it nor has it been studied in depth. The use of peppermint oil has increased only in the last few decades. As noted, recent studies were conducted on rats. A 2014 study showed that peppermint oil can have great potential for hair growth. Researchers observed that its use made hair grow faster and thicker, and increased blood flow to malnourished hair follicles. When peppermint oil is applied to the area it increases blood circulation, it can help promote hair growth during the anagen phase.

One study found that when peppermint oil was used on rats, the number of follicles, depth of follicles, and overall hair growth increased.

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  • Applying it directly to the scalp without mixing it with any other oil can cause skin irritation. Therefore always apply it by mixing it with other oils.
  • ​Avoid getting it in the eyes and avoid using essential oils even on infants and children.
  • Check the label when buying oil. Make sure it is good for the skin or not. Do not use diffuser oils, warming oils, or extracts not meant for skin contact.

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Lavender Oil
Lavender oil can speed up hair growth. Lavender oil has properties that can increase cell growth and reduce stress, researchers in an animal study found that the oil was helpful in faster hair growth in rats. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve scalp health.
Rosemary Oil
If you want to improve both hair thickness and hair growth, rosemary oil is a great choice due to its ability to improve cellular metabolism. According to one study, rosemary oil performed as well as minoxidil as a hair growth aid but had less itchy scalp as a side effect. Mix a few drops of rosemary oil with olive or coconut oil and apply it on your scalp. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before washing it off with shampoo. Do this twice per week for best results.
Cedar Oil
Cedarwood oil is believed to promote hair growth and reduce hair fall by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat various conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss. Contained in a blend of lavender and rosemary, cedarwood extract was also found to reduce hair loss in people with alopecia areata.
Lemongrass Oil
Dandruff is a common disease, and a healthy, flake-free scalp is an important part of hair health. Lemongrass oil is an effective dandruff treatment, with a 2015 study showing that it significantly reduced dandruff after one week. Lemongrass oil for dandruff is most effective when used daily. Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner daily and make sure to massage it into your scalp.
Thyme Oil
Thyme may help promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp and actively preventing hair loss. Like cedarwood oil, thyme oil has also been found to be helpful in treating alopecia areata. Just add 2 small drops to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil before applying it to your scalp. Leave it on for about 10 minutes, then wash off.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has powerful cleansing, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. When used topically, it can help open hair follicles and increase hair growth. A 2013 study also found that a mixture containing tea tree oil and minoxidil was more effective than minoxidil alone at improving hair growth. A review in 2015 found that tea tree oil is commonly used in anti-dandruff treatment products.

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Peppermint essential oil can be a safe home remedy to improve hair growth. More research is needed on the effects of peppermint oil before using it on hair. Still, the evidence so far is positive. Peppermint essential oil should not be considered a complete cure for hair fall problems, baldness. Yes, it can help in the treatment, but there is no guarantee that it will solve these problems forever. Despite this, there is no harm in using peppermint oil.

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