Our hair is important to us. No more is shampoo and conditioner enough for our hair to succeed in shine and strength. With many harsh chemicals thrown in the mix, it’s hard to trust what we’re putting on our scalp, and looking at the nonsense ingredients doesn’t do much help when we aren’t sure what the words even mean.
Thankfully however, there are natural oils that not only help the shine and strength of our hair, but helps our grow in the process. Below are 5 natural oils to help kick start that hair health.
The most popular oil for hair strength is Rosemary. One of the best oils for your hair, it improves cellular metabolism when applied topically, stimulating hair growth by keeping follicles active and improving the growth and strength. It also prevents hair follicles from being starved of blood supply, dying off, and leading to hair loss, which in turn prevents premature graying and dandruff. Rosemary is an amazing oil, helping in dry and itchy scalp, allowing your hair to become stronger.
You can add it to your shampoo and conditioner for easy application, or massage five drops onto your scalp after you shower. It also works on your brows!
Lavender not only smells wonderful, but improves hair health tenfold. It promotes hair growth, allowing thicker, faster growing hair when applied. Lavender also has antimicrobial properties, helping prevent bacteria and fungi from growing, which in turn prevents itchy scalp and dandruff. It soothes your scalp and your mind, curbing stress, and hair loss from that stress. Another amazing feature of lavender is that is curbs skin inflammation. So not only is it good for scalp inflammation and dryness, but its great for the rest of your body.
You can massage the oil in your scalp for hair growth and scalp benefits. You can also put lavender drops into your bath for a soothing and beneficial effect.
Cedarwood oils work by way of keeping your scalp healthy and happy. It stimulates the scalp, increases circulation, and reduces dry or flaky scalp and brittle hair. This oil can contribute to hair growth and slow hair loss, treating thinning hair and various types of alopecia. It not only helps in hair growth and strength, but helps skin and body health as well. It can treat cuts and scrapes, acne, and has many other benefits for your health.
Massage on your scalp or skin for the best results.
Lemongrass smells heavenly as well as keeping your hair follicles strong and dandruff free. It has amazing antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, which can be used for scalp conditions such as scalp inflammation. Lemongrass can strengthen the hair follicles and fights hair loss, especially when combined with other oils such as rosemary and lavender. If you struggle with hair loss, oily hair, or other scalp conditions, lemongrass is your answer.
You can mix with other oils for great results, or massage on your scalp alone for wonderful relief.
Peppermint isn’t only a winter season smell, but wonderful for hair and scalp health. It stimulates your scalp and hair follicles, and stimulates blood circulation to the skin, which can help increase dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth. However, peppermint should not be used on dry scalp or brittle hair. The pleasant cooling sensation can help reduce skin inflammation, and can help you relax when feeling stressed out for your hair to grow.
Massage the peppermint oil on your scalp and in your hair. You can also drop some in the shower or bath for a soothing and calming effect.