Does Lavender Oil Work for Receding Hairline?

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Unfortunately, there is no sufficient evidence that lavender oil works for receding hairline of male pattern baldness! See more facts about receding hairline treatments in this section!

When it comes to treating receding hairline, currently there is not much you can do with lifestyle measures or alternative therapies. Heretofore, propecia and hair transplantation are two approved treatments to cope with the problem.

Precautions

However some people believe that the use of lavender oil is always worth a try to improve the overall health of their scalp and hair follicles. If you do believe that it works for your hair loss problem, do the treatment safely! The following are some precaution checklists to remember:

  1. For hair loss treatment, lavender oil is usually applied directly to skin or scalp where hair growth is expected!
  2. Lavender is safe for most people, especially if you take it in food amounts or medicinal amounts. But there are also some possible side effects that can vary from person to person. When topically applied on the skin, it may cause skin irritation in some people. When taken by mouth, it may cause headache, appetite change, or constipation.
  3. Topical hair loss treatment with lavender is not too recommended for young boys, especially for those who have not yet reached their puberty. Because, it may have negative hormonal effects.
  4. The safety of taking it during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not fully known yet. But in general, it’s not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  5. It may also have an effect on the central nervous system, making it slow down. Therefore, patients who’re going for surgery should stop taking any lavender treatment at least 2 weeks before surgery.
Article sources:

  1. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922.php
  2. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-838-lavender.aspx?activeingredientid=838