Hair oils for hair loss. Let’s see if the ‘miracle claims’ of hair restoration are actually based on anything. The hair benefits of these oils, from Indian to American with several different trade names, seem to fill the Internet pages. They all come with claims of full hair restoration or a dramatic decrease of hair loss. But this is what you need to know before you rush to buy them.
First of all, you need to know that there are many types of oils which you can buy at any reputable herbal store which can mildly help scalp issues, such as excess sebum (excess oil on your scalp), or help stimulate the blood flow to the whole scalp area; some others have some mild nutritional benefits to your hair. But it’s a far cry from claiming real benefits against hair thinning.
Which hair oils for hair loss are we talking about? Ayurveda oils and Indian oils are very popular as a massage hair oil for the scalp; they mainly make your hair shine and can improve the texture of your hair. As per hair loss, however, I would say that you need something much stronger than any oil. Some of these have anti-fungal properties so they can help against dandruff and some other scalp irritations; these days those oils have tea tree oil as active ingredient and you can find them everywhere, including Costco. But hair loss due to excess DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the main culprit of male and female hair thinning (especially when this takes place on top of your head or on the sides); this is due not only to DHT on your scalp but also on how this is ‘received’ by your hair follicles receptors: it is the most common form of hair loss but also the most difficult to treat and, sadly, it requires much more than an oil massage onto your scalp to be ‘cured’. So, some people using various types of hair oils see (very mild) benefits but others continue with their relentless andro-genetic hair loss no matter how nice the hair that’s remaining may look.
The same can be said for the current hard-sale of Mira hair oils for hair loss: to the general benefits of Indian oils or Ayurveda oils, those who ‘push’ Mira oils claim that these also boast powerful anti-DHT properties. If this were true, they would certainly be a viable natural alternative to traditional DHT blockers; but, like most natural supplements, eradicating the damaging effects of DHT is complicated, because it also depends on how your scalp receptors react to DHT, no matter how little there may be on your scalp. Even if those oils were highly effective against scalp DHT, which by far not proven in any way (in fact, I’d say the opposite), you still have to tackle how hair receptors react to this and, ultimately, you still need to offer such receptors a ‘healthy alternative’ to which they can bind (this is often topical progesterone).
List of Active Ingredients of Hair Oils for Hair Loss
The active ingredients of such ‘miraculous oils’ are listed as Castor oil, Eclipta Alba, Cardiospermm Halicacabum, Centella Asiatica, Bacopa Monnieri, Emblica Officinalis, Indigofera Tinctoria, Anjana Kallu, Glycyrhiza Glabra, Abrus Precatorius. Olive Oil Aqua extract of Shikakai, Neem / Indian Lilac / Azadirae d` Inde / Indischer Zedrach, Tulsi / Sweet Basil / Basilic Cultive / Basilienkraut.
I would strongly recommend that you independently search the properties of each of those oils if applied to your scalp (making sure you use a neutral website such as Wikipedia or Mayo Clinic (or even Dr Weil’s), otherwise you may be reading some fake reviews) and decide for yourself if their real properties are what you need for you hair.
Summary: treating hair thinning or baldness effectively goes well beyond the simplistic (at best) hard-sale claims of miracle hair oils for hair loss which, on top of it all, are ridiculously expensive. You would be better off ordering topical progesterone (if you are a woman) and mixing it with Minoxidil and, to boost results, using a DHT Blocking shampoo as well. This is what we did for years and we had very good results.