8 Essential Oils For Hair That We Love Using
We discussed essential oils in our last article and talked about how they may or may not be good for your hair.
In this article, we'll talk about 8 essential oils for hair that we love using. If you're curious to try essential oils for your hair, you might one to try out one from this list!
1. Peppermint Oil
Thin hair? Maybe peppermint oil can help. A study from 2014 reveals that peppermint oil can help promote thick hair growth, more than most artificial topical creams or solutions out there. Peppermint also has a cooling effect on your scalp which can increase local circulation.
2. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is known to encourage healthy hair growth. In a 2016 study, lavender oil was shown to have improved the number of hair follicles in female mice. Lavender oil also has anti-microbial properties, which means that it can help reduce or even entirely cure dandruff. Other than that, lavender oil is relaxing as an aroma, which can create a stress-free environment for anyone. And as we know, stress is no good for hair.
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3. Cedarwood Oil
Cedarwood oil can stimulate the scalp, thus encouraging your hair follicles to grow healthy, beautiful hair. If you're suffering from alopecia, cedarwood may even help restore your hair slowly to its full glory.
4. Rosemary Oil
If you want something that's both soothing and beneficial for your hair, look no further than rosemary oil. This essential oil is proven to have the same effects as the most popular hair loss treatments on the market right now. Rosemary oil can even slow down hair graying in older individuals.
5. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is already popular among the skincare community for its antibacterial properties, but did you know that it can be used on hair too? It's extremely effective against dry scalp and dandruff, and it can also cleanse and open up blocked hair follicles.
6. Bergamot Oil
An essential oil that helps promote healthy wound healing, bergamot oil is good for those who want to experience a fresh start with their hair. Based on a study conducted in 2014, bergamot oil also has antimicrobial properties and can be used to treat inflammation.
7. Chamomile Oil
Few things are more relaxing than the smell of chamomile. Similarly, few things are more soothing to your scalp than a few drops of this essential oil. It also helps make your hair much softer and smoother in an instant. Win-win, right? Other than that, chamomile oil can also be used to lighten your hair the natural way, without any of the harmful chemicals that commercial dyes have.
8. Geranium Oil
Geranium oil is used to promote strong and thick hair. This essential oil does a good job of balancing secretions in your scalp. As you know, sebum production is extremely important in maintaining a good and healthy crowning glory – luckily, geranium oil can help you with that.
See anything you like on this list? Let us know if you've already tried one of these!
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