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  • 5 Essential Oils for Your Hair

    We have talked about natural remedies and hair products in the past but we have not delved deep enough to classify their active ingredients that are really helpful to our hair and scalp. Most of the cures and treatments, organic or store-bought, all have one thing in common – essential oils. Nature is truly wonderful that everything you need can be found in it, from remedy to maintenance.

    So, here are the five most needed essential oils of our hair.

    Lavender Oil

    Although this is more popular for its therapeutic properties, lavender oil also presents many benefits for health and beauty, mainly for human hair. Lavender oil is recommended for oily hair.

    • Minimizes hair loss
    • Boosts hair growth/ treats alopecia areata
    • Conditions hair
    • Prevents dandruff and itchy scalp
    • Cures head lice

    How to Use Lavender Oil for Dry Scalp

    Mix 7 drops of lavender oil with ¼ cup of oatmeal (already soaked in water for 20 minutes), 5 drops of Rosemary oil and water. Once it has turned into a paste, you can apply it onto scalp. Let it sit for an hour and then rinse with warm water.

    Rosemary Oil

    Rosemary oil’s minty-balsamic scent is one of the most loved. It has stimulating, restorative, antiseptic, antioxidant, antimicrobial properties which make it suitable for cosmetic use. Safe to use for all hair types, excluding pregnant women and people suffering from hypertension.

    • Conditions hair
    • Increases hair growth
    • Soothes itchy scalp
    • Prevents dandruff
    • Slows down the graying of the hair

    How to Use Rosemary Oil for Hair and Scalp

    Mix 5 drops of Rosemary oil with 3 tablespoons of Jojoba oil in a bottle tightly sealed. Warm the oil by putting it in boiled water. Then apply on hair and scalp. Cover hair with shower cap and warm damp towel. Let it sit for 30-45 minutes. Make sure you rinse it with chemical-free shampoo. Do once a week.

    Jojoba Oil

    This botanical oil has a long shelf life. And the good thing about this is it is mild and does not destroy the scalp’s natural balance. Recommended for dry and damaged hair.

    • Soothesdry scalp
    • Fights dandruff
    • Helps hair grow stronger
    • Moisturizes hair
    • Improves hair appearance – shine, softness, elasticity

    How to Use Jojoba Oil

    Mix a few tablespoons of Jojoba oil into your shampoo to keep your hair and scalp hydrated.

    Chamomile Oil

    Like lavender oil, this is also knows for its calming properties to the human body as well as to hair and scalp.

    • Adds shine and golden highlights to hair
    • Treats psoriasis
    • Conditions hair and scalp
    • Kills head lice
    • Gives protection to the hair

    Coconut Oil

    Of course, this would not be forgotten. Coconut oil is the most common essential oil used for the hair since it is conveniently available to almost everyone.

    • Prevents hair loss
    • Reduces hair damage
    • Conditions hair and scalp
    • Fights dandruff
    • Can be used as a styling oil as well

    How to Use Coconut Oil as Deep Conditioning Treatment

    Apply a few tablespoons of coconut oil onto hair and scalp. Massage and leave for 20-30 minutes. Apply heat in two ways: cover hair with shower cap and then enclose in warm towel or use a hair dryer. Rinse with shampoo and water.

     

    Now, you know the necessary ingredients for your hair to grow beautiful. Make sure you check the label for these essential oils before buying your shampoo and conditioner!

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