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In this video, we’re going to be looking at Ylang Ylang and how it can help hair growth. We’ll also look at 3 big ways Ylang Ylang oil can be used to fight hair loss.
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Firstly, it can help to reduce scalp inflammation (something that can cause hair follicles to wither and die.)
Secondly, Ylang Ylang can be used to clean and unclog the scalp due to its antimicrobial properties.
Thirdly, Ylang Ylang helps reduce oxidative stress and cellular ageing in the scalp due to its antioxidant nature.
I’m going to go into more detail on each of these points below.
Finally, at the end of this article I’m going to share with you the best and most effective ways that you can start using this oil to begin re-growing your hair as soon as possible, with my simple (but awesome) shampoo recipe.
What is Ylang Ylang Oil?
Botanically referred to as cananga odorata, the ylang ylang is a tree which is indigenous to the Indo-Malayan region.
This tree, prized for its highly fragrant flowers, is produced for various uses.
The oils from the flowers are used in a number of cosmetic products, from perfume to shampoo to hair oil, and the flowers themselves are worn as adornment in the hair of women.
Medicinally, ylang ylang has been used throughout the Indo-Pacific region for a variety of ailments.
Some common therapeutic uses include the treatment of general stomach discomfort, the control of asthma, and the relief of itches and other skin irritations.
In recent years, ylang ylang has come to light as a possible treatment option for those suffering from alopecia.
This rich oil is full of chemical components, such as linalool and caryophyllene, which provide it with its various abilities, some of which will be highlighted below.
Ylang Ylang Oil in the Fight Against Scalp Inflammation
There’s no doubt that itching, inflammation, and general irritation can lead to hair thinning and balding. In fact, some forms of alopecia have inflammation largely to blame.
But, what causes inflammation and how does it lead to excessive shedding?
It helps to think of inflammation as your skin’s main defense mechanism.
When the skin is harmed, either through injury, allergy, or otherwise, the skin inflames to react against the harm.
This isn’t harmful to your hair and hair follicles in the short term, but over time, chronic inflammation can damage the hair follicles and lead to less hair growth and even progressive loss.
I’ve discussed the four stages of the hair growth cycle here.
As you may know, anagen is the active phase of growth.
Inflammation, however, can damage the hair follicle and destroy the stem cells found within the follicles.
Without these stem cells, regeneration and growth of hair is impossible.
In individuals with Androgenetic Alopecia, inflammation of the scalp may be triggered by DHT buildup.
For those suffering from other forms of hair loss, inflammation could be immune-related or flared by an allergen.
A few studies have indicated the use of Ylang Ylang oil as an anti-inflammatory.
In one such study, scientists induced edema in a group of rats.
The rats were then treated separately with various doses of pure linalool and linalyl acetate, both of which are main components of ylang ylang oil.
The 25 mg/kg dosage had one of the more delayed but prolonged effects, though both the linalool and linalyl acetate compounds were found to be effective treatments of edema.
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease