Can Crystals Help Promote Hair Growth?

Learn to channel all the clean energies with crystals and enjoy abundantly rewarded hair health.

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The idea of crystals for hair growth may sound silly to you. However, crystals are often seen as magical and are widely used for spiritual healing. Now, they are used to clear negative energy from the house, ward off evil spirits, and soothe nervous tension. Many crystals are believed to be able to help you grow gorgeous locks. Do these claims hold some merit? This article explores this question. Scroll down to know how this helps in your hair care routine.

What Are Crystals?

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Crystals are colored stones that are usually formed due to mineral deposits. They have a specific atomic arrangement usually in a highly ordered, repetitive pattern that gives them a distinct morphologyi  The study of the shape, size, and structure of plants, animals, and microorganisms and their relationships with constituent parts. . Few common kinds of crystals are opal, quartz, and moonstone. Crystals and gemstones are often used in jewelry and home decor. They are believed to have properties that can heal the body, mind, and soul.

So, it is no wonder that many people believe that crystals can help in hair growth and hair nourishment. Keep reading to find out more.

Why Do People Use Crystals For Growing Hair?

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The energy radiated by crystals is said to have healing properties. Thus, it is widely believed that crystals can promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp with their distinctive energy. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim.

Can Crystals Help With Hair Growth?

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No, there is no verified scientific evidence that crystals can help with hair growth. Any purported health benefits are said to be a result of the placebo effecti  The condition where the mental and physical condition of the patient develops after a false, pretentious treatment. . In general, crystal healing comes under pseudosciencei  It consists of beliefs, statements, or practices that are assumed to be scientific and factual but actually false and not supported by science. . There are few staunch proponents who promote the use of crystals as a holistic approach to treat anxiety and stress. And, stress is believed to be one of the triggers for hair loss (1). So, combating stress may help in promoting hair growth. However, keep in mind that there is no proof that crystals can reduce stress.

Crystals are often used to massage the scalp. Scalp massage is known to help in improving hair thickness (2). Improved blood circulation helps in better nutrient absorption. The natural oils from your scalp are also distributed evenly during a scalp massage, which helps in improving hair strength and nourishment. But, using a crystal to do a scalp massage or any hair treatment seems to be of little relevance.

Though there is no scientific evidence that crystals promote hair growth, there have been no side effects associated with using them either. So, if you want to try to use them, you can find out how in the next section.

How To Use Crystals For Hair Growth

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According to anecdotal evidence, there are different ways to use crystals for hair growth.

  • The most popular method is crystal programming, where it is believed that crystals activate chakras (or energy centers) in the body.
  • Scalp massages with crystals are also encouraged to stimulate blood circulation.
  • Finally, water infused with crystals is used to rinse the hair to balance the energy.

Crystals need to be cleaned daily to remove dust and clear the energy fields.  This is done by passing them under running water and leaving them in the sunlight/moonlight for 6-12 hours.

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You can also clean your crystals using brown rice. Immerse the crystal in a bowl of brown rice and take it out after approximately 24 hours. Dispose of the brown rice.

Those were a few of the ways to use crystals for hair growth and improving hair volume. Keep reading to find out the most popular crystal used for hair growth.

What Are The Best Crystals For Hair Growth?

Mookaite jasper crystal can be used for hair growth
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It is believed that different types of crystals have different energy spectrums. Thus, it is important to choose the right crystal for your needs. Black onyx,  mookaite jasper, clear quartz, moonstone, and opal are popularly used for hair growth. It is also believed that you can use crystals for achieving long and shiny hair. These crystals are also believed to treat dandruff, hair loss, and lice infestation.

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Mookaite jasper, used for hair growth, is solely mined in Western Australia near Gascoyne Junction.

Infographic: Are Crystals Effective For Hair Growth?

Crystals have long been used for spiritual healing and to relieve tension and ward off evil spirits. Many also believe that the energy radiated from crystals can stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth. However, is this true and effective? Learn more from the infographic below.

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Crystals are used to improve your mood, eliminate negative energy, decrease stress, and ward off evil. Many people use crystals for hair growth as they believe it has healing properties. The working theory is that most types of hair loss are caused due to increased stress levels, and since crystals reduce stress, they can indirectly promote hair growth. Sadly, there is no substantial scientific evidence to support this belief. Holistic practitioners also believe that the chi centers in our bodies can be balanced with crystals, leading to hair growth. While you can try out crystals and see how they impact your hair health, there are other medical and natural remedies you can also consider for improving your hair beauty and growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is rose quartz good for hair?

Crystal healing practitioners claim that rose quartz gives out energies of love and positivity. Anecdotal evidence claims that it feels good to use rose quartz combs. However, if the purpose of combing is to stimulate the scalp, it can be done using any comb. There isn’t any scientific evidence to attest to the benefits of using rose quartz for hair.

Does gua sha help hair growth?

Yes. Gua sha tools can be used for acupressurei  Using fingers and palms to apply pressure to acupoints to stimulate the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. to stimulate the scalp, which may promote hair growth.

Is jade good for hair?

Proponents of crystal healing believe that jade purifies and blesses everything it comes in contact with. However, a jade comb can massage the scalp and promote blood flow. This may help maintain your hair health.

Key Takeaways

  • It is said that the energy radiated from crystals has healing properties.
  • Crystals are believed to promote hair growth, though there is no scientific evidence to prove this.
  • Crystal programming and scalp massage with crystals are a few simple yet effective yet simple ways of using crystals for stimulating hair growth.
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References

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    1. Telogen Effluvium: A Review
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606321/
    2. Standardized Scalp Massage Results in Increased Hair Thickness by Inducing Stretching Forces to Dermal Papilla Cells in the Subcutaneous Tissue
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/
  1. Telogen Effluvium: A Review
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606321/
  2. Standardized Scalp Massage Results in Increased Hair Thickness by Inducing Stretching Forces to Dermal Papilla Cells in the Subcutaneous Tissue
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/
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Tiffany YoungCertified Trichology Practitioner

Tiffany Young is the CEO and founder of ThinHairThick and a certified trichology practitioner with 6 years of experience. She is also a recognized expert in the hair and beauty industry with celebrity clientele. Her own personal struggles with hair loss created an opportunity for her to deep-dive into learning all things related to medical conditions and external factors that...read full bio

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