We see them all the time, those lucky folks who seem to never have a bad hair day, its always nice, shiny and looks great long. You might think they buy all the greatest hair products there are. The truth is that many of those “miracle” hair products have harsh chemicals in them that strip our hair, dry out our scalp and often damage hair follicles. If you are fed up with your hair and are tired of throwing all that money out the window know that there is hope! There are some amazing essential oils for hair that will cost pennies compared to those other products and they work to promote healthy hair and scalp so you can get longer, stronger and thicker hair naturally. Here are a few of the BEST essential oils for hair I have found.
My recommendation would be to start off with a scalp detox. This scalp detox is infused with essential oils and its great to rid your hair of chemical build up so you can start fresh. It also works to stimulate the scalp and promote faster hair growth.
Essential Oils Scalp Detox:
- 1/2 Cup of Fractionated Coconut oil and add 1 teaspoon of Olive oil
- 2 drops Melaleuca
- 2 drops Rosemary
Whip the ingredients together until creamy. Use an applicator brush or a comb and apply the mix to dry hair, on scalp and comb it down the strands. Allow it to sit for about 15 minutes or longer if your hair is damaged. When done simply shampoo and condition your hair as usual. You can also add 2 drops of Melaleuca oil to your favorite shampoo to alleviate dandruff and itchy scalp.
Essential Oils for Hair
Clary Sage Essential Oil: Clary Sage is one of the best essential oils for hair. It works wonders on an inflamed or greasy scalp by balancing the pH level of your scalp and also has a great calming scent.
Cypress Essential Oil: Do you have fine, thinning hair? If so you should consider using some Cypress oil as it works at the root of the hair to stimulate hair regrowth. It also works great for more problematic hair problems such as alopecia areata, You can achieve the best results by simply adding a few drops into your favorite conditioner.
Lemon Essential Oil: Lemon Essential oil is one of the top essential oils for hair that is dry or naturally curly because it works to stimulate the oil glands to produce more oil. In turn this will make your hair shinier, stronger and healthier.
After all the hard work of getting your hair back to being healthy and beautiful you don’t want to go back to where you started so I have this amazing Coconut Milk Shampoo I use. It works great and smells AMAZING!!
DIY Coconut Milk Shampoo:
- ¼ cup Coconut Milk
- 1/3 cup
- 1 teaspoon of vitamin E or Olive oil
- 10 -20 drops of your favorite essential oils (I like Lavender or Cypress)
Combine all ingredients into an old shampoo bottle or jar. This keeps well in the shower for about a month. Use about a teaspoon each time you need to shampoo or a little more if you have longer hair.
Another great tip I love for great smelling hair is to apply 2 drops of your favorite scented essential oils on your hairbrush and brush your hair. I am always looking for new tips and would love to hear if any of you all use essential oils for hair!!
You can always opt to just buy a shampoo and conditioner with essential oils in them already like the Young Living Copaiba Vanilla, Lavender Mint, or Lavender ones.