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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!