Essential oils(affiliate link) by condition
If you’re worried about specific problems with your hair and scalp, you can select your blend of essential oils this way:
Dry Hair: If your hair appears dull and gets split ends easily, you need oils that will assist with stimulating your sebaceous glands, such as lavender, sandalwood, rosemary and geranium.
Hair Loss: If you notice that your hair is shedding more than it should, you can use oils that promote hair growth and prevent hair fall, including ylang ylang, lavender, rosemary, geranium, clary sage, cypress, sage and roman chamomile.
Creating and using your essential oil blend
Never directly apply essential oils to your scalp — they first need to be diluted using a carrier oil, water or even a natural shampoo you like to use.
If you have fine hair, you should use a carrier oil like grapeseed, apricot kernel(affiliate link) or peach kernel(affiliate link). Those who have thick coarse hair should opt for oils like rosehip oil, olive oil(affiliate link), avocado oil(affiliate link), sesame oil(affiliate link), hemp or evening primrose.
The number of essential oils(affiliate link) you will be using will determine how many ml of carrier oil you will need.
1. For a teaspoon of oil (5ml), you want to use 3-5 drops of essential oils.
2. For 25ml of oil, use 7-25 drops of essential oils.
3. For 100ml of oil, use 20-60 drops of essential oils.
Using it this way, you massage the oil into your scalp and hair and allow it to sit for about an hour. However, some leave it on overnight for extra nourishment. Afterward, rinse it out using a natural shampoo.
Another option is to place 10-20 drops of essential oils into one cup of water and do a hair rinse. This should be used as a final rinse after you wash your hair. This will help to condition your hair.
Third option is to place the essential oils into your natural shampoo. You’ll need to base this off the size of your shampoo bottle. You can use about 5-10 drops of essential oil in a regular bottle of shampoo that’s around 16 fl oz.
You can use your essential blend each time you wash and style you hair. Mix up the carrier and essential oils to see which of them work best for your hair.
Originally posted 2015-05-20 15:00:48.