Top 10 Essential Oils for Healthy Hair


You don’t need a lot of expensive shampoos and conditioners for hair that is shiny and soft to the touch. Essential oils are actually one of the most luxurious – and effective – treatments you can use on your hair. There are so many on the market now, however, that choosing one can be difficult. Below is a guide to some of the most popular of these wonderful oils.

Tea Tree Oil

This is one of the most effective treatments if your scalp is suffering from dandruff or some other fungal infection. It will also get rid of dead skin cells and keeps the moisture balance in your hair.

Rosemary Oil

If you are looking for long and lovely locks, rosemary oil is one of your best bets to stimulate the hair follicles and though promote the growth of your hair.

Lavender Oil

This oil can be used on dry, normal or oily hair: it promotes hair growth, moisturizes dry hair and prevent split ends and dry scalps.

Geranium Oil

If your hair is weak or brittle, oil of geranium will strengthen the hair shafts and also helps normalize oil production in the hair to leave it balanced.

Chamomile Oil

For an itchy or dry scalp, chamomile will soothe away the irritation and prevent it from drying further; it is also excellent at preventing split ends.

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil is a wonderful natural remedy for lice or dandruff in the hair. It is also excellent for hair that is overly oily, as it will balance out oil production.

Myrrh Oil

This is the oil to go with if you have a sensitive scalp, as myrrh oil is very gentle and will help with brittle hair, or dry and flaky dandruff.

Cedar Wood Oil

Cedar oil is used for a variety of dermatological purposes; it is especially effective at treating scaling of the scalp and dandruff.

Clary Sage

Another wonderful oil to use if your goal is long and beautiful hair: clary sage promotes hair growth by gently stimulating the follicles.

Peppermint Oil

This oil will help to promote hair growth and prevent its loss and also helps to fight and dry or itchy scalp.

These are all wonderful indulgences for your hair, but remember to dilute them in a carrier oil (like almond or olive oil) instead of using them straight, as they can be quite potent. It is also a good idea to consult with your beautician before beginning one of these oils to make sure it is right for you and always talk to your doctor before treating yourself with these if you are pregnant. If used correctly, however, they are a great luxury for your hair and will leave it stronger, smoother and more beautiful than ever.

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