When you’re a young lad and lass, you often feel invincible. You look great. You feel great. Your hormones are probably functioning properly and for the most part your energy levels are stable. You rarely think about these complications because your body is, for the most part, running optimally.
At least that’s how I felt. And then I stumbled into my 30s. Some things started to increase like my weight. And others things started to disappear. Like my hair.
I was proud of my hair in my teenage years and 20s. I used to load it up with gel on a daily basis and never worried much about it. And to be totally honest my life was so busy that I didn’t even notice it getting thinner until one day I looked in the mirror and was struck with a feeling of horror. I always knew as men got older their hair could thin but I never thought it could happen to me (isn’t that how it always goes?).
I tried a lot of different things hoping to stimulate growth. I took Rogaine (haha). I increased fat in my diet because some health experts said a lack of fat can be a contributing factor to hair loss. I tried a few detoxes and cleanses. I even went so far as not washing my hair for two weeks to see if it was shampoo related. Nothing seemed to work for me.
I was always an optimistic, highly enthusiastic and fun to be around guy. But this was a severe shock to my psyche. It’s amazing how something as ‘simple’ as hair can destroy your self-esteem and self-worth isn’t it? We are so heavily critical of ourselves.
One day in a small group at my church, a close friend asked me if I was doing alright. He noticed over the past couple of months that I just didn’t seem to be myself. I confided in him which was very difficult to do. For some reason men don’t usually like to talk about their problems.
But I’m glad I did.
He said that his wife was big into essential oils and that he had been using a particular combination of oils for his hair for the past several years. He asked if I was interested in trying some myself. Well this man had a full head of hair with not a spot of grey on his head. So of course I said yes. I was desperate and at this point I would try almost anything.
I have to admit I was quite skeptical and at my wits end. I wanted to be believe but had been let down so many times before.
The following week he brought me this little bottle of what he referred to as an “oil blend.” He told me how to apply it and I did so for a couple of months.
I could not believe it. It took a few weeks to notice a difference, but my thinning actually slowed down. And I started to see some new growth.
The next time I saw him, I asked if he could get me the recipe from his wife which he gracefully did. It’s now been 2 years of applying this blend to my hair every day. And while my hair is not as boastful as it was in my 20s, it has improved a ton. So I wanted to share the blend with you here.
What You Need
- Small 5ml oil bottle
- Fractionated Coconut Oil – 40 drops
- 24 drops rosemary essential oil
- 18 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 14 drops geranium essential oil
- 12 drops peppermint essential oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
What You Do
Combine fractionated coconut oil and essential oils into your 5ml bottle. Put 4 to 7 drops in the palm of your hand. Then dip your fingertips into your palm and gently massage the oil blend throughout your scalp. Be sure to pay extra attention to thinning or balding spots on your head.
I cannot tell you how much of a difference it has made in my life. I feel like a new man with a renewed sense of self. It’s a far cheaper alternative than some other options such as gimmicky products that rarely work (if ever). Or hair implants which can leave hideous cars should you ever decide to remove them in the future.
If you are suffering from thinning hair and feel like there is nothing in the world you can do to stop it, please consider essential oils. And even if you are not currently suffering from thinning hair, it might be a good idea to use it as a safety measure. Especially if the men in your family have a history of thinning hair.