Struggling with Hair Loss? Use Evening Primrose Oil

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2018)

Is evening primrose a proven treatment to revitalize thinning hair? Is it a permanent fix or is it temporary? One morning you look down in the sink drain and you see a forest of hair in the sink. Your first reaction is “Who’s hair is that?” You take a second look and realize the hair matches the color of the hair on your head. So, you put your head under a microscope and the reflection makes you scream! Ahhhhhhh! Where did my beautiful  thick, blonde locks go ? Oh great how am I supposed to grow my hair back, This hair loss process can’t be reversed. Or can it ? Once bald always bald ?

This use to be the misconception in years gone by that hair loss couldn’t be reversed. But don’t buy into those lies because you can regenerate that lost hair. There are many procedures, treatments and natural oils that can be applied. They will stimulate hair growth and you will have a full head of hair again. Evening primrose oil is one of those natural oils that will stop the thinning process and return the golden locks of yesteryear.  

To help localize a cure for your hair loss you need to find out what is causing the hair loss. Once you determine the cause then you will be in a better position to identify the right treatment to restore your hair.

Causes of Hair Loss   

One explanation for hair loss that a poor diet can cause hair loss hasn’t been substantially proven. Other causes are stress-induced circumstances, aging, genetic makeup, hormonal deficiencies and in some cases menopause and pregnancy. Of course chemotherapy for cancer treatment will contribute to hair loss. Possibly overuse of cosmetic  products may damage hair and cause hair loss. People between the ages of 30-40 develop thinning hair which leads to breakage. 

Follow the Primrose path to Fuller Hair

“Evening Primrose” derives its name because the plant opens up in the evening. Primrose oil is extracted directly from the primrose plant. The plant is mainly found in the main parts of North America and Europe. The plant is so beneficial for hair loss because of its medicinal properties. Years ago, it was used to treat bruises, stomach aches and other injuries. Evening Primrose contains a high quantity of a fatty acid called GLA. This fatty acid has wonderful healing abilities. This is why primrose evening oil is one of the best healing oils available. The fatty acids in the oil have the ability to nourish the scalp thus healing many hair conditions.

Primrose Evening has the uncanny ability to prevent hair loss and cause considerable hair growth when used regularly. People using primrose evening have enjoyed the end hair loss and the starting of significant hair growth. The nutrients contained within the oil are super stimulants for hair growth. GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) is the main property to preventing hair loss. If GLA is overused it will produce skin inflammations. GLA can only be accessed through diet and supplements or directly from primrose evening natural oil.

To have definite results for hair restoration  you should primrose for a couple of months. Some people suffer side effects from using primrose such as stomachaches and headaches. But this only happens when the oil is used in excess. It’s noted that people experiencing hair loss need multiple vitamins and primrose will provide this for them. Women who lose more hair than men could be suffering this hair loss because of the exaggerated conversion testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the hair follicles.Evening primrose oil can eliminate hair loss by stopping this conversion. So, evening primrose oil is a good remedial product for women suffering from hair loss.

How use evening primrose oil for hair loss 

Evening Primrose oil can penetrate deeply into hair follicles to begin reversing hair loss. The oil absorbs into the hair roots and begins to work its way up through the hair roots. Still, you must be careful when applying the oil to your hair. The best way to use evening primrose is to apply it directly to the scalp. Do this on a routine basis for at least one week. Once, you apply the oil to your hair wait for some time. This way you will give the oil the chance to penetrate deep into the scalp. Another way to use evening primrose is to take it in the form of capsules or pills.

If you happen to miss a dose don’t worry about it. You can take as many doses as you like to make up for the one lost dose. There is no limit to the quantity of capsules or pills you can take. The oil is as effective in fighting dandruff and other related bacterial and fungal infections.

The right dose is 500mg twice a day. You must be patient because it will take some time for the results to show. Evening primrose oil will also fight hormonal imbalances.

Warnings for taking evening primrose oil  

The side effects are minimal but there are certain restrictions to pay attention to. We mentioned earlier headaches, stomach aches and nausea may occur.  Even if you take the maximum dosage it will rarely lead to side effects. Overdoses of the oil can lead to uterine contractions so pregnant women are advised not to take it. People who take anticoagulants (Used to stop excessive bleeding) shouldn’t take the oil capsules or pills either. They can also lead to vomiting, seizures and  nausea.

More benefits of using Primrose Oil on your Hair

More benefits of using Primrose Oil on your Hair

It stops hair loss but it can do many more beneficial things for your hair.

  • The presence of GLA and fatty acids prevents hair from becoming dry. Especially around the hair shaft this in turn, gives the hair a better texture. A much better texture.
  • It can help with brittle hair by using it as a diet supplement. People with dry hair can use it to add moisture to their hair. It will then leave hair softer and shinier.
  • Hair growth depends on the nutrients supplied to it. Omega-6 fatty acids help hair grow  faster and they help to keep your hair moist.
  • Primrose oil applied directly to the scalp helps prevent hair breakage and it does quite a nice job of strengthening hair. It will help with thinning hair issues as well. People who suffer from hypothyroidism will benefit from this oil to stop thinning hair. Also, women t or in menopause suffering, from thinning hair, will benefit from this oil.  
  • Evening Primrose is a comprehensive hair tonic to remedy all types of hair conditions.
  • Using evening primrose oil consistently helps heal the impoverished condition of the scalp.
  • It will regenerate hair growth by stimulating the hair follicle.
  • This natural oil contains many antioxidants which nourish the scalp.
  • It fights free radical damage done to hair. It again stimulates regrowth of the hair.

Unfortunately, according to the Academy of Dermatology, 80 million Americans suffer from thinning hair in one way or another. Thinning hair diminishes a person’s self esteem which leads to anxiety and unhealthy worry. The stress from thinning hair can lead to deeper health problems. Thinning hair may also be a symptom of deeper, hidden health problems. Primrose oil can help with thinning hair. So, if anyone is suffering from thinning hair we encourage you to give it a try it will restore your hair!           


Hormonal changes will cause Hair Thinning and Loss

Studies have proven that whenever the body, male or female, have any changes in hormonal levels their hair will either begin to thin or  just fall out. Evening Primrose oil, is very effective in getting to the root of hormonal imbalances and it will really help in eliminating hair thinning and hair loss due to these causes.

Women lose their hair because of thyroid and stress hormones.Evening primrose will restore the balance of these hormones in their bodies. Once you have taken enough of the oil in, capsule or pill form. Evening primrose oil, will reverse the hormone imbalance returning levels to normal.

Once, these levels are normal and functioning like they are supposed to, the hair will start reproducing in the hair follicles again. The desired result will be a full set of glowing, soft and healthy hair. Society, mistakenly thinks that women can’t have thinning hair issues or lose their hair. It has been thought from the beginning of time, that once women are born with a full set of hair they will always have that hair until the day they die.Recently, that way of thinking has changed. It is now an accepted fact that women, like men, can have thinning hair conditions. They can also lose their hair and eventually go bald.

No longer do women, who suffer from baldness and thinning hair, have to feel like they are aliens from another planet. Hair thinning and hair loss in some cases is rooted in genetics and in these circumstances it cannot be helped. Other causes we mentioned, at the top of the article, can be controlled by making necessary changes to correct those conditions. Evening primrose oil is one of those controls that can reverse hair thinning and hair loss. A woman’s typical pattern for baldness is either the hair will start thinning  on the top or center of the head.

Men to are affected by hormonal imbalances that will cause hair loss. There is a hormone called DHT (5a-Dihydrotestosterone)  which male hair follicles are very sensitive to. It’is a male androgen hormone that reduces the hair follicles and cuts their lifespan short. This means that new hair will not grow from the hair follicles. Under normal conditions, the hair follicles will produce hair again. But when there are high levels of this male hormone in the hair follicles you can forget about hair regrowing. This is when a man’s hair stops growing and they become bald. The typical male pattern for baldness develops into an “M” shape then progresses to the usual “U” shape. But even if the baldness is in this extensive “U” shape, it can be reversed by primrose oil either by rubbing it directly into the scalp or taking the oil in pill or capsule form. The pill or capsule application is much more concentrated and will bring about faster and more dramatic results.  

Like in women, primrose evening oil can reverse  the DHT hormonal male imbalances. Once these levels are balanced then the male’s hair will start growing back. You will look with confidence, in the mirror,knowing that you have a  full set of hair. Being bald doesn’t make you a bad person but it affects your self-image. Primrose evening oil can restore your hair to its natural luster. For both men and women primrose evening oil taken in doses of around 500mg twice a day is the perfect amount. The hormones will begin to regulate and results can be observed in six to eight weeks. Again, be patient and you will see the results.

Evening Primrose Oil Hair Solutions

Evening Primrose Oil Hair Solutions

We mentioned before about hormonal issues causing hair loss in women. Specifically, primrose evening oil aids the female body by helping it restore omega-6 fatty acids and  GLA. This helps the body to fight hormone imbalances and toxic conditions in the inside of the body.The result  will be that the nutrients and vitamins in the oil will produce revitalized, thicker hair. This hair application is quite simple: Adding primrose evening oil topically will help stimulate hair growth. Another remedy is to add a few drops of the oil to the scalp before you get in the shower. Wait a few seconds to let the evening primrose oil soak into the hair and scalp. Then simply wash it away in the shower. Be careful you don’t pour half the bottle of oil in your hair; if you do you will have one greasy mess and your hair will look perennially greasy even though you just got done washing it.

Further Hair Treatments with Primrose Evening oil

Measure out one to two tablespoons of primrose oil and pour it directly into your scalp. This time massage the oil into your scalp for a few minutes. Use circular motions to distribute the oil evenly throughout the scalp. Remember, a little bit goes a long way. Leave the oil in your hair for two hours. (Yes, two hours)  This will allow the oil to penetrate your hair follicles thoroughly. Then remove the oil with warm water and shampoo you may have to wash your hair a few times to remove all the oil.

There is another treatment you can try with primrose evening oil. Only in this treatment you will be mixing it with either coconut or olive oil. The choice is yours. Combining these oils together will speed up hair regrowth. Also, the olive oil and coconut oil will moisturize the hair. Mix equal parts of primrose evening oil with either coconut oil or olive oil. Pour the mixture directly into the scalp. Massage it in and let it sit for maximum  absorption. As usual wash it out with hair shampoo and warm water. Primrose oil is one of the few natural oils that will attack hair loss at the hormonal level. It has the ability to neutralize hormonal processes that have gone haywire in the body. The beauty of the oil is that it can assist both men and women in their respective fights against hair thinning and hair loss. It is best to attack these hair problems in the very beginning. This will result in less time to grow the hair back fully. It will also require less time to treat the hair thinning or hair loss. Another benefit it will be much more cost-effective to treat the hair thinning or hair loss in the beginning stages.

Guess what we have come to the end of the discussion

No one and I mean no one on the planet wants to lose their hair or see thinning hair on their scalp. Everyone wants to go to the grave with a full set of hair. Let’s face it you always look younger with all your hair intact. Primrose evening oil can reverse hair thinning and hair loss if those are issues for you. Remember, the shock when you looked in the mirror and saw much more scalp then there was showing six months ago?   

The hair loss was subtle and slow in coming. One day you had a full crop of hair and a year or two later ¾ of it is gone. But you really didn’t pay too much attention because you reasoned you had so much hair you would never see skin on the top of your head. You may have thought in the back of your mind that your mom’s dad was completely bald at sixteen but that would never happen to you. You counted the years and the longer you kept that full crop of hair; the safer you felt that you would never lose it.

Then age, genetics and hormones kicked in and it gradually disappeared from your head. You were shocked to notice all that hair missing and all that skin showing. If this is your case, don’t fret or feel hopeless for there is help for you. Get your favorite brand of primrose evening capsules, pills or pure oil and start applying the oil to your scalp. Or if you choose to take the pills or capsules start taking them every day. Then that golden day will come when you will look in the mirror and see a new person. Your hair will be fully restored in a few short months.

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.