How To Make The Perfect Essential Hair Oil Hair Mask
The hair care aisle at your average drugstore is filled with a ton of crap. If you’ve ever taken the time to actually read the ingredients on your bottle of shampoo or conditioner, you’ll see a lot of perfumes, additives, sulfates and other dulling ingredients in the fine print. Drugstore products may seem cheap and convenient, but if you’re looking for results this isn’t where you’ll find them. For long-lasting healthy hair, you’ll want to steer towards essential oils for your hair care regimen. These are the core essential oils you’ll need for healthy and thick natural hair.
Lavender Essential Oil
Soothing and mild, lavender oil can be used for any hair type. When you massage it into your scalp, lavender oil not only moisturizes, but it helps with your blood circulation, which promotes hair growth, and could help minimize hair loss. Mix a few drops into coconut oil and massage the mixture into your scalp.
Tea Tree Oil
With a eucalyptus-like smell, tea tree oil is one of the core essentials for hair growth. Melissa Nandram, the founder of Earthsilk all-natural beauty products, suggests adding tea tree oil to your existing shampoo to help fight off dandruff. Tea tree oil is naturally antifungal and antibacterial and helps to moisturize the scalp. Nandram notes tea tree oil can help stimulate your hair to grow thicker, fuller and longer.
This evergreen-like herb isn’t just for cooking. Rosemary essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant and it’s known for its antioxidant properties. Rosemary oil is a powerful stimulant and can be used to stimulate hair growth when you apply it straight to the scalp.
If you have extra virgin olive oil, rosemary oil and lavender oil, make your own oil treatment. Store the oil mixture in a glass jar with a tight lid and apply it to your hair when you’re in need of a boost.
For a powerhouse ingredient, get your hands on a bottle of peppermint oil. The minty oil has omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin C. Menthol is the property of peppermint oil responsible for its cooling sensation, taste and smell. Like its sister essential oils, peppermint oil is excellent for promoting hair growth.
Since peppermint oil can be on the strong side, you’ll want to dilute it a little bit before applying to your scalp. Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner. Peppermint oil is awesome for an itchy scalp or dry hair since it’ll go straight to your hair follicles.
How To Create An Essential Oil Mask
Now that you have all of these essential oils down, you’re ready to create all of the DIY hair masks and natural remedies. Essential oils add moisture and shine to your hair while also helping to reduce dry and flaky skin. An essential oil routine will help give anyone with dry, brittle or damaged hair a moisturizing boost.
When you’re pairing essential oils together, keep in mind the different scents in the process.
Since lavender is one of the more mild oils, you could mix it with either tea tree, peppermint or rosemary oil. Since essential oils are pretty concentrated, you can always start with a base of coconut oil or olive oil and add about eight to 10 drops of essential oils.
Work the mixed oils into your hair and scalp, either with your fingers or a comb, and wrap your hair with a towel. Let the mask sit for a few hours or overnight. Wash your hair thoroughly in the morning. Just a heads up, It may take two washes to completely get rid of the oils.
P.S. If you have naturally oily hair, you may want to consider these homemade masks.