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Hair care: the best essential oils

Hair care: the best essential oils

When it comes to taking care of your hair, whether your objective is to stimulate hair growth or to treat brittle hair, essentials oils are one of the few natural ingredients that can make your hair healthier. There are different essentials oils, adapted to each hair type. Do you have oily hair? Or dry hair? Let’s find out which essential oil suits to your hair needs, then try one of these simple ways to apply it!

If you are preparing your own shampoo or hair spray with natural ingredients, you can also add some essential oils. Otherwise, add it to your natural hair products. But don’t apply essential oils directly on your hair.

  1. Moisturize dry hair

If your objective is to nourish your dry hair, essential oils are the best way to seal moisture into the damaged hair. The best ingredients for dry hair are lavender, geranium, sandalwood, rose and chamomile, which help balance the scalp’s oil production and will naturally hydrate your hair.

How to apply it? Add 10 essential oils drops to 1 tablespoon of jojoba, coconut or olive oil, add the mixture to your bottle of shampoo and shake.

  1. Reduce oily hair effect

If you have oily hair, try to use shampooing less often. You can use the oils of lemon, clary sage, peppermint, geranium, and juniper in order to balance the oil production of your scalp.

How to apply it? Add 1 teaspoon bentonite clay (you can buy it on Amazon) and 20 drops of essential oil to your shampoo or pour the mixture to a salt spray and spritz the roots of your hair.

  1. Activate hair growth and prevent hair loss

Some studies have shown that essential oils could actively stimulate hair growth and could be used as conventional hair loss treatments. The essential oils with rosemary, peppermint, lavender, cedarwood and clary sage are the most effective.

How to apply it? Add 10 drops rosemary, 5 drops of peppermint (or 15 drops of one of the other oils) to your shampoo or conditioner bottle and shake. In order to stimulate hair growth, massage into your scalp each time you are washing your hair.

You can also use it as a hair serum, by applying to the roots of your hair, leaving it on hair overnight and washing your hair in the morning.

  1. Get rid of dandruff

Many essential oils are great to combat dandruff. Lemongrass is the most effective, then you can also try tea tree, rosemary or peppermint.

How to apply it? Add 20 drops of essential oil to your shampoo or conditioner or let the essential oils rest overnight as hair mask with tea tree and peppermint oils.

  1. Itchy scalp

Essential oils are great to calm irritated skin. Lavender, rosemary, clary sage, chamomile, and tea tree are naturally anti-inflammatory.

How to apply it? You can add the essential oils to an apple cider vinegar scalp scrub or some drops of chamomile and lavender to a honey hair mask.

With all these essential oils, you are ready for your daily hair care!

Natural remedies to get rid of headaches

Natural remedies to get rid of headaches

A headache is a common symptom that a lot of people deal with in their daily life. We can distinguish several types of headaches, from moderate to severe. Although numerous medications are available in the market to relieve headache symptoms, we can also identify some natural treatments to get rid of headaches:

🔸Drink water

Different studies have shown that in most cases, headache symptoms are due to dehydration. Drinking water can help relieve a headache within 30 minutes to three hours. Being dehydrated can also reduce concentration and cause irritability. Drink enough water throughout the day in order to stay hydrated and to feel good!

🔸Magnesium intake

Magnesium is an important mineral that helps control sugar blood and nerve transmission. Studies have demonstrated that 600mg of oral magnesium per day could reduce the frequency and the pain of headaches.

🔸Sleep well

Sleep deprivation can have negative effects on your health and may also cause headaches. On the other hand, sleeping for too much time could also cause headaches. The right amount of rest should be between seven to nine hours of sleep by night.

🔸Use oil essentials

Essentials oils are composed of aromatic compounds from different plants which bring therapeutic benefits. The Peppermint and lavender essential oils can also release a headache, by applying a few drops to the upper lip or simply by inhaling.

🔸Drink Caffeinated Tea or Coffee

You can get rid of headaches by drinking tea or coffee (containing caffeine). But on the contrary, if you used to drink coffee every single day and you stop it suddenly, it may affect you by causing a headache.

🔸Drink Ginger Tea

A study has shown that 250 mg of ginger powder was as effective as the traditional headache medication in order to relieve the headache pain. Moreover, drinking ginger tea can help reduce nausea and vomiting.