We all know that essential oils can help with skin problems, but did you know that essential oils can also help your hair? When you combine your hair and essential oils, you will get another great benefit! Essential oils can help your hair grow faster, reduce hair loss and dandruff, make it healthier and shinier, and even lighten your hair.
First we’ll start with the essential oil that will support hair growth: An mix of Rosemary, Lavender, Cedarwood and Thyme in carrier oil will help improve hair growth. A mixture of 8:1 is the best, 8 drops of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil. Rub the mix into your scalp for 2 to 3 minutes 3-4 times per week to see improved hair growth.
Note: This mix will not accelerate hair growth , but will aid in regrowing of hair. If you are looking to actually increase the speed in which your hair will grow, try using Jojoba oil. In studies the Jojoba oil has show to increase actual hair growth.
If you are looking to improve the strength and health of your hair, here are some essential oils to try:
- Sandalwood: Helps with dry ends
- Lavender: Enhances shine and deep conditions
- Almond: Moisturizes and soothes the scalp
- Geranium: Increases strength
- Carrot: Rich in carotene to improve hair growth
- Chamomile: Soothes the scalp, increases shine and softness
- Peppermint: Stimulates blood flow, helps hair receive proper nourishment
- Tea Tree: Moisturizing, keeps scalp clear of bacteria, reduces dandruff, eliminates lice
Here are the carrier oils that will work well with the best essential oils for hair: Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil
These oils can be added to your regular shampoo or conditioner. They can also be added to a carrier oil and and massaged into your scalp. The oils can be left in overnight or washed out after 30-45 minutes.
One more essential oil you might want to try is Lemon. Lemon in general has great cleansing properties, which is why it is commonly used in cleaning supplies. But, you can also use it on your hair to remove build-up of products and metals that are found in your water. Do keep in mind that Lemon may react to sunlight, it is possible that if you leave it in your hair and expose it to the sun that it will lighten your hair color. An added bonus if you want some natural looking highlights.
In conclusion, as you can see there are many essential oils that will improve the look and feel of your hair. If you are in need of hair growth or just an overall improvement give these essential oils a try. If you have experience with any other essential oils that have helped you with your hair, please let me know what worked best for you!