About Essential Oils
Essential oils are the pure essence of plants, flowers, and trees. The extracted essence comes from the secretory system (the bark, seeds, leaves, petals, stems, and roots) and it captures the scents and beneficial properties of the plant. Typically, the extraction process is by steam distillation or cold-pressed if it’s a citrus plant. Essential oils are complex and powerful thanks to their potent chemical properties, but always make sure they’re the real deal and 100% pure to benefit fully from them.
Essential oils are used for different purposes such as food preparation, beauty treatments, aromatherapy, and personal care. Their natural chemical components are effective in treating and improving the overall health of skin and hair.
Best essential oils for hair health
It soothes the skin and helps with irritation and contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that benefit the scalp. As for the scent, it reduces anxiety and helps with insomnia.
Ylang Ylang flowers are popular for their distinctive soft sweet scent that is known to be used for therapeutic purposes to deal with depression, nausea, and headaches. It helps to naturally treat hair loss by strengthening thinning hair and it’s also great for conditioning the hair.
This essential oil improves blood circulation and strengthens the hair at the roots. It helps stimulate the scalp and treat hair loss.
This essential oil is effective in combating an itchy and flaky scalp. Additionally, it helps prevent hair loss and its scent fosters calmness.
Clary Sage is one of the best essential oils to accelerate hair growth as it strengthens the strands; making it harder for them to break. The scent is also beneficial because it helps calm the nerves.
Tea tree is our favorite essential oil for hair care, we even have a whole article on it. Tea tree oil is a great alternative to conventional treatments thanks to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which help kill bacteria and fungus. Its healing benefits are useful in treating and soothing some common cutaneous conditions such as dry skin, itchiness, inflammation, and even some allergic reactions. Its antiseptic properties also help combat oily skin. It moisturizes the scalp and promotes hair growth as well.
It’s believed that eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve scalp problems such as flakiness and itchiness. Its aromatic and analgesic properties work as a natural remedy for infections or wounds. Finally, it delivers a cooling sensation to the skin (and scalp) which stimulates blood circulation for hair growth.
A calming shower could be that little extra something that’ll help you get a good night sleep. An energizing shower in the morning can determine the course of your day. Complement your routine with hair products that contain essential oils and elevate your hair care rituals through the scents released while you shower.
Keep your hair healthy and properly maintained with the three essential components that it needs: water, oil, and protein. Complete our online test and receive your personalized hair routine along with a recommendation on how to follow it with the right hair products.