by Georgia Doherty October 04, 2019

Your hair is said to be your crowning glory. Most mainstream hair products contain chemicals and additives such as phthalates, parabens, sulfates and many others that are known to be harmful to health. Choosing natural alternatives can help reduce the amount of toxins you are exposed to on a regular basis.

If you are looking at moving away from conventional haircare products or exploring more natural options, you might want to consider essential oils. For many years, people have been using essential oils for hair care for their moisturising, stimulating or soothing properties. Whatever the case may be, essential oils for your hair can be a versatile approach to any hair concern.

 

Hair Growth & Scalp Health

  • Rosemary Essential Oil - Due to its circulatory stimulating properties, Rosemary essential oil has traditionally been used to treat and prevent hair loss, dandruff and adds lustre to dark hair.
  • Pine Essential Oil– Enhances the hair’s natural smoothness and shine, contributes moisture, and protects against dandruff as well as lice.
  • Thyme Essential Oil – Has antifungal benefits and may increase the blood flow to the scalp while rejuvenating hair follicles, which promote hair growth.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil - Has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, which may help to cool the scalp, eliminate dandruff and fight lice. It is used in hair products to help relieve a dry scalp, stimulate hair growth, and give hair a healthy shine.

Dry & Damaged Hair

Essential oils may work by stimulating hair growth to treat thinning hair and also may stimulate production of the scalp's natural sebum to nourish dry, damaged hair. These essential oils naturally condition the hair and help keep the scalp's oils balanced.


Oily Hair

Properties to look for in essential oils when treating oily hair are astringent to reduce sebum production, soothing for itchy scalp, anti-inflammatory for sensitive scalp and follicles, antiseptic and antifungalThese essential oils will assist in your oily hair concerns.


How to use

  • Add 1-2 drops into your shampoo or conditioner.
  • Combine 10-15 drops in 100ml carrier oil to use weekly as an intense hair & scalp treatment.


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