Many essential oils have been proven to have positive impact on the growth of the human hair. Preparations made of these oils are also excellent tools for nourishing and strengthening of the hair, as well as for its cleansing. For every problem you might have with your scalp skin of hair, there is at least one essential oil known to be helpful. When using essential oils it is important to remember that you mustn’t use them directly on the skin. You should dilute them in some carrier oils (almond, jojoba, and sesame or soybean oil) and then apply it to the scalp of the hair.
Some of most used essential oils, when it comes to hair care are: burdock, jojoba, clary sage, rosemary, peppermint, basil, citrus oils or tea tree essential oils. Lavender, bay and olive oils also belong to the group of oils used for hair growth. Besides these, many people will recommend: chamomile, thyme, cedar wood, arnica or carrot root essential oils for the promotion of hair growth and hair treatments. Before you begin using these essential oils on your hair, it’s a good idea to consult trichologist (hair medical specialist), to determine the appropriate oil for your hair.
Jojoba Essential Oil
Any skin type and any hair type will certainly benefit from using jojoba oil. This is the type of essential oil also frequently used as carrier oil and a well-known hair remedy. It is often combined with coconut or rosemary oils in many hair care products, making them very helpful in treating various hair problems. When the hair loss is caused by the breakage of the air, many trichologists will recommend using jojoba essential oil. It can also be used when dying the hair, because just a small amount of this oil, applied to the facial skin, around your hair, will prevent dye stains.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
This is yet another multipurpose essential oil for hair care. Use it to moisturize the hair, improve hair growth and get rid of dandruff or greasy hair.
Olive Essential Oil
As carrier oil, combined with some more pleasantly smelling essential oils or on its own, olive oil is well known to promote the growth of your hair. The treatment with this oil is especially beneficial for dry hair, and it is recommended to leave the oil on the skin for at least 30 minutes (and much more, if you have time).
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender has anti-bacterial and regenerative properties, and its oil is therefore used to treat different problems with skin, scalp and hair. Hair loss, itchiness of the scalp and dandruff are problems that can be easily solved using this essential oil.
Citrus Essential Oils
Grapefruit or lemon essential oil is great for oily hair, for it can clean the scalp and condition the hair at the same time. Any of citrus essential oils needs about half an hour to give some results, so apply it on the hair, either warm or cold and leave on the hair. After that, just wash your hair with some mild shampoo and use conditioner for best results.