The history of essential oils goes back to the pre-historic times. There have been many scientists and scholars in science that wrote about the magical properties of plants. Their healing powers and much more. Namely though, the Egyptians, The Greek, The Arabs and The Persians have been well associated with use of plants to cure many malady.
Specially the oils of Frankincense and Myrrh were quite infamous with the Arabs.
Read also: A short guide to Essential Oils
Why you should use essential oils for hair?
Most people who are not aware of what essential oils are, often have doubts, they think that using any kind of oil on their hair will make it greasy and it’s only natural that you don’t want that kind of oil in your hair. But the truth is, essential oils are just a very concentrated plant extract that has to be diluted before use, and essential oils won’t make your hair oily in any way. And even if you already have an oily scalp, you can still use them without letting any oily-scalp-horror getting to you.
And here is why you should use essential oils for hair
They are the best nourishing formula for keeping your scalp healthy and ensure optimal hair growth
As I mentioned before, essential oils are very concentrated and there’s a plenty of them available out there to help each and every hair-care need you may have. Many essential oils have a high dose of vitamin E and A, by using them regularly you can help beat the hair loss which you thought was never going to stop, or the dandruff that made you stop wearing black, or get more and more tresses cut than you wanted to get rid of those pesky split ends, or make your hair shiny or silky — you name it.
The rich vitamin content and healing properties help boost hair growth and repair the daily wear and tear of the hair. But let me tell you, once you bring essential oils in your life, you will be encouraged to discard all other synthetic serums you may have.
Another good thing is, essential oils do not have any negative side effects on your scalp or sebum, specially if used with the correct ingredients.
Essential oils are good for your hair’s natural oils
In this day and age, where both men and women tend to style their hair a lot with either heat, gels, mousses etc. More and more people are having a problem and they say, “My hair are very oily, what can I do to make them less oily?”
Well, the answer is, start using essential oils
Many people have an imbalance of natural oils and essential oils will help you regulate your hair’s natural oil production be nourishing your scalp and replenishing your hair from root to tip. Unlike artificial products, that make it hard for any good ingredients to be absorbed by the scalp essential oils are easily absorbed and penetrate deeply into the hair follicle and nourish your hair to the core.
Essential oils are good for your senses as well
Essential oils have long been used for aromatherapy to promote wellbeing, they give your senses an enticing feast.
They positively affect the state of mind and helps activate senses and bring you completely to the present. They have been used not only for promoting mindfulness but also for weight-loss, relaxation, and have helped in fighting depression etc.
How you should use essential oils
- Always use essential oils after you have diluted them.
- Use either water or plant-based ingredients like carrier oils to dilute essential oils.
- As a general rule you can start by mixing 1 drop of essential oil in at least 5ml or carrier oil/water.
Note: Keep essential oils away from children as well as pets. Ensure they don’t come into contact with your eyes and do not use when pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
Where to shop
It’s hard to know which essential oils are best in quality, here are some essential oils we recommend for your hair:
Carrier oils we recommend with these essential oils: