If you’re looking for a natural solution to your thinning of hair, you’ll have read about a variety of ‘hair oils’; this because we are currently bombarded online by dramatic claims of how these scalp oils can help your hair re-grow or at least help it stop from falling. But, do they actually work or is it only a hard sale with very little to back it up?
Well, 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; other oils have some mild nutritional benefits to your hair. Ayurveda oils and Indian hair oils are very popular as a massage 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 such oil can offer you.
Some of these have oil anti-fungal properties so they can help against dandruff and some other scalp irritations. 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 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 ‘androgenic’ 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: 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, as mentioned, 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 from experience), 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).
The active ingredients are what you need to independently research because such ingredients are either not disclosed (thus you should reject the product) or, when you research them independently, you find out that they are very ‘mild’ at best. When you do the research make sure you use a neutral website such as Wikipedia, otherwise you may be reading some not-so-real reviews) and decide for yourself if their real properties are what you need for you hair.