An essential oil is a natural product extracted from a plant. They usually have volatile aroma compounds that make them harmful if used to a large amount.
Essential oils have several uses such as in aromatherapy, massage therapy, wound care, skin and hair care. Because they need to be used in smaller quantities they are usually put in carrier oils (e.g. Coconut oil) upon use.
There are so many essential oils and they all have their uses for hair but the my 5 essential oils for optimum hair health and growth in no particular order include;
Lavender essential oil
It keeps the hair shiny and has antimicrobial properties that kill or prevent head lice. It curbs inflammation and has a nice and calming effect.
Rosemary essential oil
It helps treat and prevent male and female pattern blindness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents premature hair graying and dandruff.
It is soothing to dry and itchy scalp.
Peppermint essential oil
It has a fresh smell and tingly sensation on the skin and scalp. Ir had vasodilating and vasoconstricting properties that stimulate blood flow to the scalp and helps in treating and preventing hair loss.
Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus oil has many antifungal properties that can help fight and prevent infection, reduce build-up and clogging of scalp pores.
It kills head lice, gives an instant relief to an itchy scalp. It stimulates the follicles for faster and fuller hair growth and gives hair shine.
Cedarwood essential oil
It is an important oil in the treatment for alopecia and thinning hair. It also soothes a dry scalp.
Which of these oils will you be getting? Which have you tried and what were your results?
Stay beautiful, stay you
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