10 Best Essential Oils for Hair Care

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We are all well aware of the benefits of essential oils, when it comes to our skin. From reducing the puffiness under the eyes to treating acnes, essential oils do wonders. However, many of them are also super beneficial for hair care. Various essential oils take care of hair problems like hair fall, thinning hair, dandruff and even infections in your scalp. You can mix the essential oils in any medium (your regular hair oil or hair cream will do the job) and apply it to see the result. If you want to know about the essential oils that can help you to solve your hair problems, scroll down and you won’t be disappointed.

10 Best essential Oils for Hair Care

1. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil in a blue glass bottle and flowers horizontal

Lavender oil helps you to get rid of stress. In modern times, many women suffer from hair loss due to acute stress. In such cases, this oil will help a lot. Also, lavender oil is known for its antimicrobial properties which will take care of scalp infections. It treats dry hair issues and helps in increasing the number of hair follicles.

2. Thyme Oil

Thyme essential oil

Thyme oil helps to stimulate blood circulation. When it is mixed in a medium and massaged in hair, it helps to improve the blood circulation, promotes hair growth and thus, takes care of thinning hair. It controls excess sebum secretion, thus reducing oiliness and stickiness in the hair. It takes care of dandruff issues too. So, if you are worried about winter dandruff, give this a try.

3. Rosemary Oil

Natural rosemary essential oil for beauty and spa

This oil is known for its tissue and nerve damage healing properties and probably based on this quality, it helps to promote hair growth. The oil has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent itchy scalp and dandruff problems. It is rich in antioxidants and studies claim that the oil is as good as minoxydil (medicine recommended by doctors to treat alopecia) to promote hair growth and prevent thinning of hair. Use it with your regular coconut oil to get clean, unclogged scalp and shiny hair.

4. Lemongrass Oil

Natural Spa Ingredients Lemongrass essential Oil with Aromatherapy

Lemongrass oil is loaded with antioxidants and is great for your hair health. It cleanses the scalp and keeps infections, dandruff and other irritants at bay. It makes the hair follicles strong and reduces hair loss. Due to the refreshing smell, it reduces stress and thus takes care of stress induced hair loss.

5. Neem Oil

Neem Ayurvedic Oil

We all are well aware of the benefits of Neem oil. It has amazing antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties that give relief from hair lice, hair eczema and any scalp infection that may lead to itching and hair fall. Also, it helps to cure fungal infections and dandruff related problems. The oil is rich in various fatty acids and thus moisturizes your dry, lifeless scalp and hair. Use this oil with your medium regularly to get healthy, silky hair.

6. Cedarwood Oil

Oil with cedar cone and nuts on the board

Many women suffer from scalp acne that leads to excessive hair loss. In such cases, this oil is the best solution available. It has anti-inflammatory properties that cure the acnes within a few days. It also treats dry scalp issues and nourishes the hair follicles. It reduces stress and thus treats stress induced hair loss. You can use it along with your oil and also mix it with your shampoo and conditioner to get hydrated hair.

7. Chamomile Oil

Chamomile oil bottle with flowers on wooden background

This oil makes the hair soft and moisturized. If regular chemical and heart treatments have made your hair dry, damaged and brittle, this oil can be your savior. It also adds radiance to the hair and if you have colored your hair, it will enhance the color and adds shine to it. As it moisturizes the scalp and hair, it keeps dandruff at bay and keeps the scalp hydrated.

8. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus leaves, flowers and fruit, Eucalypt oil

This oil is again helpful to relief your stress, as it smells refreshing and soothing. It is known for promoting hair growth by stimulating the follicles. It has microbe-repellant properties and it keeps hair infections at bay. The oil also boosts the ceramide content in hair cuticle and makes the hair shafts stronger and more elastic which leads to lesser hair fall.

9. Peppermint Oil

Small bottle of essential mint oil

Peppermint oil contains methanol which makes it very beneficial for hair care. The oil has a cooling sensation and it has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents all rashes, infections and inflammations. The oil has vasodilating properties and it stimulates blood flow, which leads to hair growth. It cleans the scalp, keeps it refreshed and improves hair health in numerous ways. You can use it with your oil to massage your scalp or even add it to your shampoo for a refreshing morning shower.

10. Clary Sage Oil

Essential oil of herbs

We don’t hear a lot about this oil but, it is amazing for your hair care. The oil stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair growth. It contains linalyl acetate that controls excess oil production from the scalp and keeps the hair naturally hydrated. The oil helps to balance the hormones and reduces stress. Thus, it is amazing to treat stress induced hair loss. The oil conditions the hair, adds a natural shine and makes the hair smell beautiful. If you have a party to attend, mix this with your hair serum and your natural hair perfume will be ready in a jiffy.

I love using lavender oil with my coconut oil to get a refreshing feel in the scalp. Let me know which one is your favourite.

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