Are you looking for more natural ways to care for your hair? Walking through any store will show you that there are plenty of products to purchase for hair care, but are there options available in basic oils? Here are a few oils that your hair could benefit from.
Coconut oil is great for moisturizing your dry hair or scalp, it can also assist in repairing damaged hair. Further, it can be used as a carrier oil for other essential oils. Applying this to your hair about once a week is beneficial.
Argan oil, otherwise known as Moroccan oil, protects hair from heat damage and softens hair follicles. Applying this to your hair can be done more than once a week, given that it is less greasy than coconut oil.
Jojoba oil is another great moisturizer. It most closely mimics the natural oils produced by human hair and is helpful for people with dandruff and dryness.
Sweet almond oil is a good treatment for dry or damaged hair and also prevents hair damage or loss. It requires very little time and can be applied to your hair, left in overnight, and washed out in the morning.
Olive oil is a great choice for damaged, dry, frizzy hair or also for dandruff. It can be applied to hair weekly. Another option is that it can be mixed with lemon juice and applied every other week to target dandruff specifically.
Grapeseed oil is good for use on dry, brittle or damaged hair. It can be effective in making hair stronger, shinier, and less frizzy. It also repairs split ends and is an effective treatment for dermatitis. It can be left in overnight and rinsed out in the morning and is safe to apply several times per week.
Lavender oil, both, promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. It encourages fuller, thicker hair and can be added to shampoos or conditioners.
Lemongrass oil is great for dry scalp and dandruff, as well as hair loss. It can also be added to shampoo or conditioner.
Peppermint oil can be useful for hair growth.
Rosemary oil can assist with hair growth and improved thickness. It can be applied up to twice a week.
Cedarwood oil prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties that are thought to be good for scalp conditions.
Thyme oil functions very similar to cedarwood oil, but is very strong and should be used sparingly.
Clary sage oil functions similar to lavender, in that it increases hair growth and makes hair stronger and thicker. It also can be added to conditioner to apply.
Tea Tree oil is a potent cleanser with antibacterial qualities. It can be used as much as daily, but it is very important to read the product you buy before mixing or applying it to your hair or skin.
Before applying any oils to your hair and scalp, also take into consideration a few things. First, choose your oils wisely. Make sure to choose oils that are appropriate for your hair type and scalp. Second, ensure that the products are all-natural. Third, if you choose essential oils, remember that they are not designed to be applied directly to your hair or scalp.
Essential oils require mixing into a carrier oil, as they do not dilute into water. Some are capable of mixing into shampoos or conditioners, but it is not recommended for all oils, and potency is different for each individual oil.
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