Essential oils have amazing properties and can be used to treat your hair, grow it, strengthen it, restore it and even treat hair loss and scalp problems.
It is no coincidence that essential oils have been used for thousands of years for both health and beauty. In general, they give the hair shine, hydration, nourish the root, reduce dryness and dandruff and promote hair growth.
The best essential oils for hair
Below you can find which essential oils are the ones that will make your scalp healthy.
1. Lavender essential oil
It fights and removes dandruff as it is antiseptic, treats annoying dry skin and any eczema in the scalp area. It also promotes faster hair growth, nourishes the roots, improves blood circulation and as a powerful antiseptic fights fungi and bacteria.
Studies have shown that lavender essential oil if used on the scalp 5 times a week for 4 weeks, will significantly increase the number of hair follicles.
Add several drops of lavender essential oil to a carrier oil, apply to the roots of your hair and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing.
2. Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary essential oil is considered one of the best essential oils for overall hair health. When applied diluted to the hair root it encourages healthy blood flow, increases hair growth and stimulates the roots. It also protects the scalp from dandruff and dry skin and improves cell metabolism while keeping follicles active.
You can put a few drops of rosemary essential oil into your shampoo or conditioner. Alternatively, add 5 drops to a carrier oil (e.g. almond oil) and massage into your scalp.
3. Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint essential oil increases circulation in the area to be applied and helps promote hair growth, increases hair growth as it increases follicle depth, follicle count and improves hair thickness. It reduces inflammation but is not indicated in cases of dry skin.
Massage the scalp with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil mixed with a carrier oil. Leave it for 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly and continue with the shampoo and conditioner.
4. Cedar essential oil
This essential oil promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, balances the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which treat hair loss and dandruff.
Mix a few drops of cedarwood essential oil with some carrier oil and massage well. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off.
5. Lemongrass essential oil
Lemongrass essential oil is suitable for dandruff, this common scalp disease. In fact, it seems to significantly reduce it after a week of use.
Add a few drops of the essential oil to your shampoo or conditioner and massage well. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash off.
6. Thyme essential oil
It helps promote hair growth and stimulates the scalp actively preventing hair loss. Thyme essential oil has been shown to be very helpful in treating alopecia areata.
This oil is very strong so just add 2 drops to a carrier oil and apply to the root. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then remove it.
7. Green tea essential oil
It restores health and shine to damaged hair, keeps the scalp healthy without infections, promotes hair growth and facilitates hair growth. It also strengthens the roots and provides shine, health, strength and softness to the hair.
You can tone your hair by applying 10 drops of the essential oil to a carrier oil, spread it through the roots and leave it for two hours before washing.