Thursday, 22 April 2010

Ladies fair, I bring to you lavender with spikes of blue...

I was recently recommended Lavender oil to promote hair growth.

Not knowing much about the subject, I looked into it, and found lavender can be used to great effect on the hair & scalp.

Ever wanted your hair to grow that bit quicker, or a little bit thicker? Lavender oil could work for you ( I realise I sound slightly like an advert! Hi I'm Troy McClure!)

I added a few drops to my shampoo and conditioner a few months back, and wondered if it'd work for me. I am trying to grow my hair, and through dying it too much when I first went Red, I was also trying to recreate some of the volume I had before. My scalp was pretty visible and my hair was not growing at all.

A few months later, and I really think it has worked for me! My hair feels a lot thicker and it seems to finally have started growing a little quicker than before. I'm going to keep using the lavender oil in my shampoos as I really do feel it's benefits are apparent and it's a natural ingredient which is even better.

So what can it do?
  • Promote hair growth (they often recommend the use of lavender oil to people suffering with alopecia)
  • Can help cure insomnia.
  • It enhances blood circulation - which it turn will help your hair grow
  • Relaxation and tension can be relieved through using lavender and massaging the scalp.
  • Being a powerful antiseptic, it can help get rid of nits, lice and other nasties.
  • Great for use in dandruff and dry scalps.
If you don't fancy putting it in your shampoo, then why not try a weekly mask?
I found this hair treatment online, and think it'd be a great treat for your hair...

Mix 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of rosemary oil, and 4 oz. of jojoba oil together. Store in a dark bottle. That's it! Simple, use as a moisturising booster and to promote hair growth.

Had you heard of lavender being used in this way? or do you use lavender or any other natural ingredients for hair & beauty?


  1. Wow sounds good, will defoo give this a try. xx

  2. i have all the above, slow growing hair,lack of volume ect. So i think i may give this a whirl! thanks for the tip!

  3. I wish I could tolerate the smell of lavender!

  4. I really must try this, Kel. It sounds like a bit of a wonder product!

    Hi, I'm Kel McG! You may remember me from such blog posts as Jennifer Aniston's hair history and Tie Dye... for your hair! Hee hee! xx

  5. so glad i read this post! i also have the same problem with my hair, they don't seem to be growing much and my scalp is becoming visible(at least it tooks that way to ME), i will definitely give this a try!!


  6. I love lavender oil! I'll definitely have to try this.
    XX. mandy

  7. Thats crazy, I have never heard of this before! I was reading some of your older posts and saw that youve used the garnier herbashine colour on your hair. my mum shouts at me when I dye my own hair haha, but I really love that dye! especially the wee conditioner pack you get to put on at the end. Think it would be good for my hair if I bought a mask like that and did it like once a week? Love soft shiny hair! xx


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