When you think about it, we really do put our hair through an awful lot. From blow drying and straightening, to the constant use of styling products and sprays, it’s easy to see how our hair follicles can become dry, damaged and irritated over time!

Just like the products we use on our skin and put into our bodies, we should also be mindful of the products we use for our hair. Unfortunately, many common hair products are loaded with synthetic chemicals that could end up causing more harm than good.

We are huge advocates for looking at healthier alternatives wherever possible, and when it comes to hair care we can’t go past essential oils! Essential oils are 100% natural, and certain oils are also rich with properties that can improve the quality of our hair – from moisturising to stimulating hair growth and even treating dandruff!

Which essential oils are best for hair growth?

If you struggle to grow out your hair and want to speed up the process, the following essential oils are known for their stimulating properties:

Which essential oils are best for hair damage?

Are you dealing with split ends, dry follicles or brittle colour damage? The best essential oils for you will be those that are highly nourishing, in order to penetrate and moisturise your hair from deep within, such as:

Which essential oils are best for treating dandruff?

Flaky, itchy dandruff can be seriously irritating. You’ll want to use soothing oils to calm and disinfect your scalp, like:

How to use essential oils safely for hair health:

If you decide to introduce essential oils into your hair care routine, it’s important to choose high-quality oils (like doTERRA oils) that are 100% pure.

Essential oils can be potent, so you don’t want to apply them directly to your hair or scalp as this could cause irritation. Instead, you should always dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut oil before application.

Here are just a few ways you can easily implement essential oils into your everyday routine:

  • Dilute a few drops of your chosen essential oil with some coconut oil, and massage into your hair from the scalp down to the roots. Leave in as a treatment for 15-30 minutes, before washing hair as normal.

  • Add a couple of drops of your chosen essential oil to your bottle of shampoo and conditioner (we love coconut oil shampoo and conditioner!)

  • Dilute 3 drops of your chosen essential oil with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and use this as a hair rinse after washing.

Essential oils really are an amazing addition to your hair care routine, once you know which oils are best suited and how to use them. Just keep the above tips in mind and you’ll be well on your way to healthy, happy hair – the natural way!

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