Oct 21, 2015

Using Essential Oils to Support Your Hair

There are many essential oils that can support support healthy hair and scalp.

How our hair looks, feels and grows can change based on -
~What we put on it (shampoos or hair products that contain harmful chemicals)
~What we do (using a hair dryer, flat iron, color treating)
~What we eat and drink (good for body=good for hair)·       
~Sleep quantity and quality
~Our stress level

Incorporating essential oils can be as simple as adding several drops to your bottle of shampoo.  Or, you can add a couple of drops to your hand during each shampoo.  Here are some suggestions for essential oils to use:

Lavender- Deep conditions hair
Rosemary – Supports hair growth, supports circulation in scalp
Cedarwood – Supports hair growth, stimulates scalp
Geranium – Supports hair strength
Ylang Ylang – Increases appearance of healthy, shiny hair
Clary Sage – Supports hair growth stimulates scalp
Tea Tree – Helps maintain healthy looking scalp/hair

But, what is my hair type and what oils do I use?

Oils for Normal Hair

Normal hair is neither oily or dry and has not been colored or treated. 
These oils are best for normal hair:
·       Lavender, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Lemon, Geranium, Thyme, Clary Sage


Or... Add 3 drops of a hair care conditioner serum (recipe below) to a hair brush or comb. The hair will absorb the scent as the oil conditions hair.

Oils for Dry Hair

Dry hair looks dull, tangles easily, and has split ends.  For dry hair, we want essential oils that stimulate the sebaceous glands in the scalp to produce more oil!
Use these oils:
·       Lavender, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Geranium, Sandalwood, 


Directions: Add the Essential Oils to the dropper bottle.  Fill the remaining bottle with Jojoba oil.  Using the dropper, apply oil mixture all over scalp.  Let sit for at 30 minutes, then shampoo as normal.

Oils for Oily Hair

Oily hair looks greasy and these oils are best for oily hair:
·       Lavender, Rosemary, Lemon, Cypress, Tea Tree, Peppermint

DIY: Dry Shampoo
~Don’t wash every day because shampoo strips natural oils that keep your hair nourished and shiny.
~A lot of aerosols (dry shampoos on market) have chemicals like propane, butane, and aluminum in them. 

*Not all essential oils are created equally. Most essential oils that you buy in stores are not pure and could do harm if applied topically or ingested.  Do your research as to which oils are safe.  I have spent hours upon hours of looking into Young Living and I fully trust their process in extracting essential oils without harsh chemicals or high temperatures.  

There are a lot of essential oils mentioned in this post and most of them come in a fabulous starter kit.  Want to know where to get them?  Follow this link HERE.  I am running a great sign-up bonus this month.  Be sure to check it out!