Benefits of Peppermint Oil for Hair Growth

Peppermint Oil

What is Peppermint Oil?

Peppermint oil is the oil extracted from the peppermint plant and is commonly used in cosmetics and as an essential oil at various strengths. Peppermint oil contains menthol which provides is a tingling, cooling sensation on the skin and stimulates blood circulation in the capillaries of the dermis (the lower layer of the skin.)

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What Does Peppermint Oil Do?

The menthol in peppermint oil has been proven to work as a vasodilator, which means that it widens the capillaries, increasing blood flow through the follicles. Increasing blood flow increases the amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals carried in the blood to the roots of the hair, which can boost the hair’s natural ability to grow full and strong.

Peppermint oil also has anti-inflammatory properties. While peppermint oil has a vasodilation effect on regular skin, it has the opposite effect on inflamed areas. Inflammation can lead to hair loss, so calming inflammation is a natural booster for hair growth.
Major Health Benefits:

•   Menthol provides a cooling, soothing, and tingling sensation on the scalp, which increases circulation to starved hair follicles.
•   Peppermint oil is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and insecticidal, preventing skin infections from microbes in long-term styling
•   Menthol has analgesic properties, calming itching and irritation to soothe the scalp
•   Creates an anti-inflammatory effect on inflamed or irritated skin
•   Has an energizing, fresh aroma and sensation on the skin


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Bottom Line:

Peppermint oil has been studied and proven as an effective ingredient for hair restoration because of its ability to increase circulation and nourishment to the hair follicles. When combined with gentle massage and used consistently, peppermint oil is a trusted solution for many scalp conditions, and can help encourage the natural growth of strong, healthy, fuller hair.