As we know, generic shampoos and conditioners are filled with potentially harmful chemicals. Аdd the city pollution and frequent washes of your hair to the equation and you will understand the possible reasons for your damaged, dry or oily hair. These aggressors can easily strip your hair and scalp of the natural oils, which can lead to a dry itchy scalp, frizzy or brittle hair, and hair loss.
While searching for healthy solutions in hair care, a good start are essential oils, whether you are looking to stimulate hair growth, get rid of dandruff or get stronger hair.
Frizzy hair is dry, fragile and damaged by the aggressive handling, environmental conditions and shampoos. Good solutions could be argan oil, coconut oil, lavender, geranium – they naturally condition your hair, help balance sebum (the natural oil on your scalp) production and prevent humidity absorption into the hair shaft. Try also rose, chamomile and sandalwood oils.
The recipe: Add 10 drops of the essential oil to 1 tablespoon of jojoba, coconut or olive oil (or another carrier oil of your choosing), mix them with 250 ml of shampoo and use every day.
Oils for prevention of hair loss
Many studies have shown that essential oils are also very effective in cases of hair loss. For lasting results use rosemary, peppermint, lavender, cedarwood and clary sage essential oils for six months.
The recipe: add 10 drops of rosemary and 5 drops of peppermint (or same proportion oils of your choice) to 250 ml shampoo or conditioner and shake to mix them well.
Essential oils for hair growth
Essential oils are also very helpful when it comes to hair growth: they stimulate your hair to grow thicker, shinier and faster. Use oils like lavender, horsetail plant oil, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, lemongrass and tea tree to grow your good looking hair faster.
The recipe: Add some drops of the essential oil to your shampoo, mix them and use every day.
If you are challenged by an oily hair, the first thing you can do about it is to try shampooing less often. But one of these oils also could help you make it less oily: lemon, clary sage, peppermint, geranium, juniper. The oils manage oily hair by balancing sebum production on your scalp.
The recipe: 1 tablespoon bentonite clay + 20 drops of essential oil mixed into your favourite shampoo.
Get rid of dandruff
Essential oils like tea tree, rosemary, lemongrass and peppermint are especially helpful for fighting dandruff.
The recipe: Mix 20 drops of the essential oil with your shampoo or conditioner. You could also try an overnight hair mask with tea tree and peppermint essential oils.