Cedarwood, Lavender, Sulfurzyme, Young Living shampoos and conditioners.
I have been using Cedarwood for at least 6 months. Gary Young has said that the Young Living Essential Oil- Red Canadian Cedar is good for stimulating hair growth. I have used that also. I like both Cedar oils. I massage two drops of the Cedarwood oil into my hair and scalp after a shower. I also massage my scalp really well in the shower when I shampoo, to stimulate the scalp and prepare it for the Cedarwood oil. I have had good results. Hair is filling into the formerly "clear-cut" areas. My hair stylist says she can see that there are new hairs growing on my scalp. I've also heard that other tree-type oils work. It's also good to set your intention when you use an oil, that you are using "this" oil for "this purpose" and you want to achieve
Using Essential Oils to stimulate hair growth is only half of the picture. Shampoos are the other half. A fellow who I know has done quite a bit of research into shampoos and has written an article about "Hidden
Dangers Lurking in Shampoo" in a local magazine called the "Herbal Collective" (March/April '99, p 21 & 30). If you don't mind I would like to quote part of the article. It says:
"Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), an ingredient in 90% of commercial shampoos and conditioners, corrodes the hair follicle and impedes hair growth. It has been blamed for many cases of premature hair loss. I noticed that many young to middle age Canadian (North American) males have almost no hair or are even bald. It takes hair longer to grow when it has been affected by SLS. SLS is found in car wash soap, engine degreaser, toothpaste, lotions and garage floor cleaners. Exposure to SLS can lead to a burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting, according to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of the U.S. government. SLS penetrates your eyes, brain, liver and remains there long-term. It degenerates cell membranes because it is a mutagen that can change the genetic information in your cells and damage your immune system. It can cause blindness (scientific studies have proven that this compound damages protein formation in the eye tissue) and can lead to cataract formation. After damage to the eyes has been done, your eyes cannot heal properly because SLS retards the eye healing process. Did you know that many companies put formaldehyde In their shampoos? It is not only an inexpensive preservative and disinfectant, it is also a suspected cancer-causing toxin. Many kinds of shampoo designed to treat dandruff and flaky scalp contain coal tar, but you will not find it on any product list of ingredients. It is disguised with names FD & C or D & C color. It has been found to cause potentially severe allergic reactions, attacks, headaches, nausea, fatigue, nervousness, lack of concentration and cancer.
Alkyl-phenol ethioxlades are chemicals in shampoos that have been proven to reduce sperm count.
Propylene glycol is another ingredient you will find in most shampoos and conditioners. It is not
only ineffective, it is dangerous. Derived from petroleum products, it is commonly used in antifreeze,
de-icers, latex, paint and laundry detergent. It can cause irritation of nasal and respiratory passages and
if ingested, can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Research also shows that it alters cell membranes and causes cardiac arrest.
Carefully check for these dangerous chemicals on the labels of all your personal care products to save
yourself from severe health problems. Healthy hair will be shiny, full of body and bounce if you are using 100% natural shampoo with ingredients that include certified organic ingredients. Your scalp will absorb these healthy ingredients including vitamins, minerals, nutrients and the result will satisfy you. Last but not least; don't use only one shampoo, change from time to time."
Now check the ingredients of Young Living Essential Oils shampoos and hair products. You will not see any of these harmful ingredients.
I believe the most impressive actual proof pictures of hair growing back are those of Gary Young in his before and after Pictures that were shown at the Dallas seminar. The bald spot on the back of his head is completely filled in. He told us he uses pure lavender three or four times a week directly on his head. I personally believe the Sulfurzyme had a lot to do with it too!
from: Jeri Bocci