Essential oils can detoxify the scalp by removing excess oil, unclog hair follicles, reduces dandruff and flakiness on the scalp for a healthy scalp. The oils are known to increase blood circulation in the scalp, strengthens hair follicles resulting in faster hair growth
ESSENTIAL OILS – HAIR GROWTH
WHAT ARE THEY – highly concentrated oils that are derived from the seeds, stems, leaves, flowers of plants and trees.
MAIN BENEFITS – increases circulation, healthy scalp, regrow thinning hair, clear dandruff, treat dry, itchy scalp, boost hair growth.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Can be used once or twice a week.
DONT USE IF – If you are allergic to plants, test the oil on a small area of your skin or scalp to see if you have a reaction.
Essential oils should be diluted with carrier oil before using them in your hair care routine as they highly potent and can cause skin irritation.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree essential Oil is derived from the leaves of naturally gown tea tree. The oil has Anti- microbial & anti dandruff properties that helps to promote healthy scalp. It balances oil, prevents dandruff, adds freshness, to your hair & scalp, conditions. Its antiseptic and antifungal properties help to eliminate lice and buildup of germs in the hair follicles.
To use – Add 2-3 drops in a carrier oil if your choice and massage it on your scalp 30 mins before washing your hair to treat and prevent dandruff.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is the best oil for hair growth as it stimulates the hair follicles directly when combined with a carrier oil and massaged on to the scalp. The Oil is infused with iron, calcium, and phytonutrients that protect your hair from the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. It can help treat hair damage and regrow hair by revitalizing the hair from the roots.
To use – Use it in a hot oil hair treatment, warm some castor oil and add in few drops of rosemary essential oil in it. Gently massage onto the scalp and leave it on for 30 mins or overnight and wash it the next morning for longer, shiner and healthier hair.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender has a floral, and sweet aroma giving it a mild and pleasant scent that can be used to add a natural fragrance to your hair. Lavender oil deeply conditions hair, makes it shiny, and helps control dandruff. It moisturizing properties treats dry hair and also keeps your scalp healthy.
To use – Since lavender oil has a natural sweet scent, you can use it as a natural hair perfume. In a spray bottle add in 1 tbsp of lightweight oil like argan oil or coconut oil, add in 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil and fill the rest of the bottle with rose water. Shake really well and spray it on your hair after hair wash to add fragrance and also deeply condition your hair.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential soothes an irritated scalp, aids in managing dandruff, and promotes hair growth. The oil has natural cleansing and purifying properties making it a wonderful oil to treat dry and itchy scalp.
To use – Add a few drops of this essential oil to your shampoo or blend a few drops with a carrier oil for a relaxing head massage to treat dry itchy scalp and to improve the overall quality of your hair.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil improves scalp circulation for healthy hair growth. It has a cool, tingling sensation to soothe an irritated scalp and also helps lock the moisture content and keeps the fizziness at bay.
To use – Add 1-2 drops to a 1 tsp of any light weight oil like coconut oil or argan oil. Mix it into your shampoo and wash your hair like you normally would to treat dry frizzy hair and also grow healthy hair. You can also mix it with any carrier oil and use it 30 mins before hair wash.