Vitamin E helps to build and repair tissue, as it is a powerful antioxidant. When this vitamin is applied to the scalp, it can repair damaged follicles and help reduce inflammation. This, in turn, improves the follicles stay healthy, and when follicles remain in a healthy state, hair growth is encouraged. You can take vitamin E in the form of a pill, and these are readily available in the dietary supplement section of your local drugstore. Vitamin E can also be used as a topical skin treatment, usually in the form of a gel.
Use a mild shampoo to wash your scalp and hair. Ring out the excess water and use a towel to blot your hair until it is damp. Always remember that vitamin E is absorbed best by a clean scalp.
Pour a quarter-sized amount of carrot, sesame or grapeseed oil into a small bowl. Use carrot oil for dry hair, sesame oil for oily hair, and grape seed oil for normal hair.
Using a pin, pierce two vitamin E capsules and add the contents to the bowl. The oils make it easier for the vitamin E to spread along your scalp.
Section your hair into four equal parts: ear to ear and front to back. When you have done this, twist all four sections and clip them to your head individually.
Unclip one section of hair. Dip your fingers into the bowl of mixed oils and rub the vitamin E formula into your scalp with clean fingers. Begin at the roots and work the oil to the ends. Repeat this process with the other three sections.
Things You Will Need
- Hair Clips
- Small dish
- Carrot, sesame or grapeseed oil
- Vitamin E gel caps, 200 IU
- Mild shampoo
If your hair is short, massage the oil directly onto your scalp; there is no need to make separate sections. Certain individuals have a different reaction to vitamin E oil. Therefore, if you experience swelling or itching on your scalp, wash your hair immediately.