Essential Oils and Natural/Afro Textured Hair
Natural hair/Afro textured hair and essential oils? If you're a natural hair enthusiast, you've probably explored and discovered several products and methods to keep your hair healthy. From creams to conditioners and shampoos, there's a lot to consider for the growth and health of your hair.
Yet, in the midst of them all, essential oils are a wonderful alternative for healthy and moisturized natural hair.
Essential oils are derived from the purest parts of different leaves, seeds, flowers, and fruits, making them very potent, alongside their functions.
Yet, the important thing with most essential oils, is that they need to be diluted with another oil. This oil is usually called a carrier oil. This is done before applying them to your hair or scalp, to avoid any risk of burns or damage because of their potency.
If you're new to the world of essential oils for natural hair care, we'll introduce them to you here. You’ll be discovering essential oils that moisturize your hair, the best essential oils for black hair growth, and also essential oil recipes for black hair growth.
Essential Oils for Natural Hair Care and Their Benefits
The following list contains essential oils that moisturize natural hair as well as the best essential oils for hair growth. You can mix these oils with carrier oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, and avocado oil.
Basil Oil: Stimulates hair blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth.
Bay Oil: Stimulates hair growth and eliminates dandruff and dry scalp.
Chamomile oil: Softens the hair, soothes the scalp and adds shine to hair.
Cedarwood oil: Promotes hair growth
Clary sage oil: Stimulates scalp and promotes hair growth
Lavender oil: Improves hair shine, deep conditions hair, and controls dandruff.
Moroccan argan oil: Nourishes, moisturizes, and provides antioxidants to hair.
Peppermint Oil: Boosts blood flow to the scalp, assists in the production of natural oils, stimulates hair growth, combats dandruff.
Rosemary Oil: Stimulates hair growth, relieves dry, itchy scalp, and fights dandruff.
Sage Oil: Cleanses the scalp of dirt and bacteria
Sandalwood oil: Improves dry ends.
Tea Tree Oil: Moisturizes and stimulates the scalp, eliminates fungi and bacteria and supports the production of natural oils.
Ylang Ylang Oil: Promotes natural hair growth.
What Are Some Of The Best Products To Look For With Essential Oils For Natural Hair Care?
Shampoo, conditioner, serums and hair oils? Here are some of the best products to look for when using essential oils for natural hair care:
Shampoos and conditioners: Look for shampoos and conditioners that contain essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, peppermint or tea tree oil. These natural ingredients can help promote scalp health and prevent dryness.
Serums and oils: Essential oils such as rosemary, lemongrass, and basil oil can be used to nourish the scalp and hair follicles. They can also help protect against damage from styling products and environmental pollutants.
Hair masks: Hair masks containing essential oils such as avocado or olive oil can be used to rejuvenate and deeply hydrate hair.
Detangling sprays: Essential oil based detangling sprays can help make it easier to comb through knots and tangles in natural hair.
Hair styling products: Natural styling products containing essential oils such as almond or castor oil can help protect the scalp and hair from damage caused by heat styling.
By using essential oils for natural hair care, it’s possible to keep your hair healthy and looking great. With these products, you can nourish and protect your scalp and hair while also enjoying the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
Essential Oil Recipes for Natural Hair Growth
You can protect your natural hair with these oils and promote the growth of your hair. If you're not sure where to start, let's look at some essential oil recipes for black hair growth.
For the love of black hair and its growth, here are some recipes you can use to prepare essential oils for hair growth and improvement.
Cedarwood Oil Recipe for Natural Hair Growth
Ingredients: Cedarwood oil, coconut oil
- Mix 2 to 3 drops of cedar oil with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Massage the mixture into your scalp
- Allow the oils to sit for 1 to 2 hours and wash oils off your hair.
Thyme Hair Growth Oil Recipe
Ingredients: Lavender oil, extra virgin olive oil, thyme oil
- Mix 5 drops of lavender oil, 2 drops of thyme oil, and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
- Massage the oils into your scalp.
- Leave for 20 minutes and wash out.
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Peppermint Oil Recipe For Natural Hair Growth
Ingredients: Peppermint oil, coconut oil, and lavender oil.
- Mix drops of lavender oil with 3 drops of peppermint oil, and 2 tablespoons of warm coconut oil.
- Apply the mixture to your scalp.
- Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes and wash out.
Rosemary Natural Hair Growth Oil Recipe
Ingredients: Rosemary oil, olive oil
- Add 3 drops of rosemary oil to 2 warm tablespoons of olive oil.
- Apply the oils to your scalp and cover your hair with a damp, heated towel.
- Leave oils for 30 minutes and wash them out.
Rosemary and Peppermint Natural Hair Growth Oil
Ingredients: Jojoba oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil, and rosemary oil.
- Mix 2 tablespoons jojoba oil, 8 to 10 drops of lavender oil with 6 to 8 drops of rosemary oil, and 5 to 6 drops of peppermint oil
- Apply a few drops to the scalp and massage with your fingers.
- Leave in for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.
Summing Things Up …
Essential oils are a great way to promote healthy hair and scalp. They can help protect against damage from environmental pollutants, nourish the scalp, make it easier to comb through tangles and knots, and seal in moisture.
Just as important, with essential oils, you can enjoy all the therapeutic benefits of them while also making sure your hair looks great! By using natural products containing essential oils for natural hair care, you can take control of your beauty and celebrate your natural hair textures.
Want to learn more about essential oils for natural/Afro textured hair? Check this out!
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