In today’s modern world women usually do not get enough time to take proper care of their hair. Whilst it is easy to opt for a quick solution, in the long term this can lead to hair loss, breakage or premature greying. Back in the olden days, women used to use natural methods to help solve hair problems and to keep their hair healthy. Natural oils are one of the techniques that were used to keep hair healthy and strong. As there are so many oils available in the market it’s easy to get confused about which one is best for you. Here’s the lowdown on what essential oils will suit your hair the most.
Lavender oil is a essential oil that is known for its additional benefits for both skin and hair. It has antimicrobial properties that make it perfect for promoting healthy hair and scalp. Lavender oil is used in aromatherapy as a stress relieving massage oil. It helps in curing insomnia, anxiety, and depression which are one of the major causes of hair loss. Using lavender oil can help to increase blood circulation making sure that your hair gets proper nourishment. This in turn also helps to treat alopecia areata.
Tea tree oil
Dandruff is one of the most common hair complaints that can affect pretty much everyone. Tea tree oil has inflammatory and antiseptic properties which act as fighter towards bacteria, helping in reducing dandruff and dry skin. It also provides volume to your hair.
- Top tip no 1 – Tea Tree oil can be mixed with any other carrier oil to apply on your hair such as coconut oil which promotes hair growth.
- Top tip no 2 – Tea tree oil can also be used for lice treatment, acne treatment, and fungal skin issues.
Lemon essential oil
Lemon essential oil is a excellent natural oil to help treat an oily scalp. The citrus oil has drying and clarifying properties which help in reducing sebum on the scalp and rebalancing the production of your natural hair oils. It also helps in treating scalp acne and scalp inflammation too. Remember it is a phototoxic oil so do not use it when your hair is exposed to sunlight.
Castor oil is a old age oil that is used for healthier hair and is incorporated in many beauty products for its exceptional benefits. It contains natural antibacterial and antifungal oils. Not only is castor oil rich in beneficial fatty acids it also contains Omega 6 and Omega 9. Omega 6 and 9 controls water loss in hair, stimulating hair growth and making hair softer and more pliable. It also contains vitamin E and menials which helps in repairing damaged hair follicles and prevents tissue corrosion.
- Top tip – When applying to hair mix castor oil with coconut or olive oil in a ratio of 50:50 due to the thick consistency of Castor oil.
Peppermint is hybrid of spearmint and watermint which has cooling menthol aroma and enhances positivity. Peppermint rejuvenates hair follicles and unclogs pores which allow normal flow of skin cells, this makes it perfect for those with a dry scalp.
Guest post by Jane Scott