Discover these 3 AMAZING hair care tips using essential oils

Discover these 3 AMAZING hair care tips using essential oils

Here at Essentially Yours, we love educating our readers on the multitude of benefits that you can get from essential oils, as they are packed with natural vitamins that boost your health inside and out! In this blog, we are going to be talking about essential oils that specifically benefit your hair and scalp, and we’ll be sharing some of our favourite blends that you can do at home (which will beat any salon treatment you’ve paid $$$ for!). So, if you want to learn more - keep reading!

Which oils can I use to promote hair growth?
Lavender, Rosemary, Cedarwood

If you are struggling with damaged hair from either bleaching, dyeing or experiencing hair loss, using the above three oils can help your hair regrowth.

Whether it’s applying a few drops topically with a carrier oil, or spending time 1-2x a week indulging yourself in a homemade hair mask, these three oils have been scientifically proven to boost hair growth, and repair damaged follicles whilst acting as moisturisers for your scalp, too!

Our favourite blend (hair mask)

  • 10 drops Coconut Oil
  • 10 drops Rosemary Oil
  • 5 drops Lavender Oil

Massage into the scalp and leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash out with warm water.

Which oils can I use to keep my hair soft and shiny?
Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage

If you are struggling with brittle hair, or it looks dull and feels crunchy, then it’s time to give your hair some TLC to breathe life and shine back into it.

Using the above oils 1-2 times a week will nourish your hair - but make sure you’re patient! Restoring shine into your hair won’t happen overnight, and we recommend to avoid using excessive heat on your hair as this will just further damage the hair you are trying to repair.

Our favourite blend (oil spray)

  • 1 empty spray bottle (100ml)
  • 60ml Rose Water
  • 20ml Coconut Oil
  • 15 drops Chamomile Oil
  • 10 drops Lavender Oil

Combine it into your spray bottle, and shake for 10 seconds before use. Spray on towel dry hair around 15cm away from head, focusing on the middle and ends of your hair. Leave hair to air dry or use a little heat to dry your hair.

Which oils can I use if I suffer from an itchy scalp/dandruff?
Lemongrass, Peppermint

There’s nothing more frustrating than having an itchy, damaged scalp that causes you to have visible skin flakes - or worse, a cracked scalp which is painful to the touch.

The above essential oils are antibacterial and fight off lice and other nasties whilst nourishing your scalp and keeping dandruff at bay. Using an oil blend once a week will help to repair a damaged scalp, as well as minimise (and hopefully eradicate) any itchyness.

Our favourite blend (overnight oil mask)

  • Combine in a bowl
  • 20 drops Jojoba Oil
  • 5-7 drops Lemongrass Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Oil

Use your fingers to meticulously massage the oil blend into your scalp only. Cover your pillow with an old pillowcase and a towel to ensure any excess oil does not damage your sheets, and leave the blend overnight to soak into the scalp. Wash out in the morning with warm water!

We hope you benefit from the blends and information we have shared today, and as always, please feel free to share any blends and recipes that have helped you with the Essentially Yours team!