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What Is Arnica Hair Oil?

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Arnica hair oil is a homeopathic treatment used to address conditions of the hair and scalp. It is commonly used for dandruff, dry hair, and split ends. There have also been claims that it can combat premature graying and hair loss. Some companies claim that the oil strengthens hair and improves blood circulation to the scalp as well.

There are several types of arnica hair oil products available for purchase. Many of them contain other herbs that also treat the scalp. The type of oil used can vary; coconut and sandalwood oil are common ingredients. Quality can vary widely as governments do not tend to regulate homeopathic products.

The typical way to use arnica hair oil is to massage it into the hair roots. This is often done in the evening before bed. The oil is then washed out in the morning. For some purposes it may also be rubbed into other parts of the hair, such as the ends.

When used sparingly, this type of hair oil does not usually have side effects. If it is used for a long time or in large quantities, it may cause irritation of the scalp. This can lead to problems such as peeling, blisters, and eczema. It is advisable for individuals with sensitive skin to consult a doctor before using the oil.

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Some of the other ingredients found in arnica hair oil products include cantharsis and cinchona. Cantharsis is also thought to be beneficial for the scalp. Its nutritious properties are believed to help control dandruff. Cinchona has cooling properties and is also claimed to work as a sleep aid and to help ease headaches.

In addition to oil, arnica can be found in creams, salves, and ointments. It has been used for centuries as a remedy for problems such as inflammation, bruises, and aching muscles. Preparations with arnica have also been used to aid in the healing of wounds.

There are also arnica products available that can be taken internally, including tinctures, pills, and injections. These are potentially more dangerous. Taking too much can cause tremors, vomiting, and dizziness. In order to avoid these and other side effects, many homeopathic experts recommend using a well-diluted tincture for internal use.

Arnica is a flowering plant. The blooms of the plant are the parts used for homeopathic treatments. It is a yellow-orange flower that grows on a long stalk with bright green leaves. The plant was originally found in Siberia and the mountainous areas of Europe.

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MelanieST
Post 6

A hair oil that does make a difference is the Pro Naturals argan oil hair treatment. It removes all the frizz, flyaways and smells really good. I use it once I'm done styling my hair to add shine to it and protect it from uv rays and pollution. Check it out!

anon347297
Post 5

I am a 27 year old male. I am losing my hair continuously and using this oil. It didn't make any difference.

anon338729
Post 4

I usually get hairfall once or twice a year. My homeopathic doctor recommended arnica hair oil to me. I started using it thrice a week and after some 40 days my hair was stronger, shinier and thicker than ever. Thanks to Arnica Hair Oil!

discographer
Post 3

I've been using arnica hair oil for years. It has eliminated my dandruff, and my hair is shiny and healthy.

I think arnica hair oil that also contains other beneficial herbs it the best. The one I use contains arnica as well as amla (gooseberry), sandalwood, and a few other oils I can't remember.

To get the best results from arnica hair oil, it has to be massaged and stroked into the scalp. Sometimes I have my mom massage it in for me. It improves circulation and helps the scalp absorb the nutrients better.

serenesurface
Post 2

@SarahGen-- I just started using it, so it's too soon to know if it's working.

But it was recommended to me by my hair stylist who has long, gorgeous hair. She said she grew it thanks to arnica hair oil. So it definitely works for some people. Hopefully it will work for me too!

I'm using it several times a week. I don't feel comfortable sleeping with it on my hair though, so I usually apply it when I'm home, keep it on as long as possible (generally 4-5 hours) and then shower.

SarahGen
Post 1

Has anyone tried arnica hair oil? Did it help your hair grow or prevent hair fall?

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