Slow growing, damaged, thin hair? We’ve compiled our 10 favorite and best essential oils for hair problems! These essential oils can be purchased at your local health store or online, and, when used regularly, can completely transform your hair!
Best Essential Oils for Hair Problems
#1. Lavender Oil
One of the most popular essential oils in the world, lavender oil has many properties including encouraging hair growth. Research has shown that lavender oil can generate the growth of cells and reduce stress. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which can improve the health of the scalp.
Use lavender essential oil for hair growth by mixing 3-4 drops with 3 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oil. Apply directly to the scalp and leave on for at least 10 minutes. Wash out and repeat 2-3 times a week.
#2. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil has help thicken hair as well as encourage fast, healthy growth, due to its ability to improve cellular regeneration.
Do this by mixing 3-4 drops with 3 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oil. Apply directly to the scalp and leave on for at least 10 minutes. Wash out and repeat 2-3 times a week.
#3. Thyme Oil
Thyme is one of the best essential oils to use for hair loss and hair thinning. Like rosemary and essential oils, thyme can also help regenerate cells, heal the scalp, and impart moisture.
Because thyme is a particularly strong essential oil, mix only 2 drops of it with 2 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil such as olive or coconut and massage into the scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse out.
#4. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a powerful oil that is cleansing, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. This oil actually helps to unclog clogged pores in the scalp and improve hair growth.
Mix about 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into your shampoo or conditioner and use daily. Alternatively, you can also mix 2 drops with 2 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil and massage into the scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse out.
#5. Ylang Ylang Oil
Those with oily scalp and hair should avoid ylang-ylang oil, but those with a dry scalp should definitely give it a go! This oil improves the texture of hair, repairs damage, and encourages sebum production.
Mix 5 drops of ylang-ylang oil with 2 tbsp of warm oil (olive or coconut). Massage into the scalp, and wrap the hair with a warm towel. Leave on for about 30 minutes and wash out!
#6. Horsetail Plant Oil
Horsetail plant oil contains silica which is known to improve hair growth and strength. It also helps with reducing the amount of dandruff, and boosts circulation to the scalp.
Mix 2 drops of horsetail plant oil with 2 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil. Massage into scalp and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse out.
#7. Cedarwood Oil
By balancing the oil production glands in the scalp, cedarwood oil can help promote hair growth as well as stop hair loss. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties which aid with hair loss and other hair problems.
Mix 2 drops with your favorite carrier oil and massage into scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse out.
#8. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is a powerful hair growth essential oil because it increases circulation to the scalp. Many studies have found that peppermint oil can strengthen and thicken hair over a short period of time.
Mix 2 drops of peppermint essential oil with 2 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil. Massage into scalp and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse out.
#9. Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass oil is very effective against-dandruff, so for those suffering from dandruff and other scalp issues, lemongrass oil should be your go-to!
Mix a few drops into your shampoo or conditioner and use daily for best results.
#10. Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage oil has almost the same properties as lavender essential oil, and therefore can be very effective in strengthening the hair follicle and encouraging hair growth.
Mix 3 drops of clary sage oil with your favorite conditioner OR with 1 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil. If using it with your conditioner, use daily and leave on for 2 minutes. If using as a hair mask, massage into scalp and leave on for 10 minutes.
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