Hair, which is regarded as a woman’s biggest asset needs a lot of care and tending to. Healthy hair is a reflection of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Today our hair needs more care and attention since it is exposed to harsh chemicals. Our hair is much like our skin in its acidity level; frequent washing with an alkaline shampoo disturbs the acid balance and can damage healthy hair. It’s best to use a mild pH balance shampoo.
There are many factors that contributes to hair destruction like:
Environmental factors like sun exposure, wind, toxins and pollutants. Over sun exposure can cause the hair to become brittle, dry and discolored.
Hair colors, streaking, highlights, hair sprays, hair waving and straightening, chemicals in our water.
Heated rollers, curling irons, dryers, hot combs, and hair blowers have damaging effects.
Poor scalp circulation, harsh hair sprays, improper rinsing of shampoos or conditioners, not enough brushing of scalp, harsh chemicals, allergies to hair care products, a deficiency in fat soluble vitamins causes dandruff.
In order to overcome all these factors our hair needs some special care which can be achieved with the help of essential oils. There are 7 essential oils to thicken hair.
Essential oils like chamomile, lavender and ylang ylang can be used individually or as a combination for dry and brittle hair. Massaging the hair with approximately 20 drops of olive oil, jojoba, peachnut and sunflower is also helpful.
Using 3 – 5 drops of lavender, rosemary or geranium in un-perfumed shampoo per washing and massaging the scalp with 20 drops of rosemary, chamomile, geranium, cedarwood or lavender is recommended either individually or in a combination with virgin olive oil for the removal of dandruff.
Adding the essential oil of Bergamont, cedarwood, frankincense, lavender or rosemary in combination or individually to your shampoo will help to reduce the over secretion of sebum thus reducing the oily-ness of hair. Also spray hair daily with rosemary hydrosol.
For chemically or environmentally damaged hair add 2 – 3 drops of rosemary or patchouli to your conditioner after shampooing and leave in hair for 3 – 5 minutes. Add up to 20 drops per 50 ml bottle of olive oil of lavender, rosemary, sandalwood or patchouli to improve luster, finish and strength of hair fibers. These recommended oils could be used in a combination or individually.
For fine hair weekly hair treatment with recommended oils of lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang, patchouli should be taken individually or in combination. 20 drops of essential oil in 50 ml of castor oil or sweet almond oil will also do. After applying these oils wrap the hair in a towel and leave in for approximately one hour.
A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay essential oils in a base of four ounces of either almond, soybean or sesame oil massaged into the scalp and allowed to sit for 20 minutes has been used to stimulate the scalp. Once the mixture is in the scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair and scalp with your normal shampoo mixed with three drops of bay essential oil. Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of minutes a day can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles and in mild cases stimulate some hair growth.
Rosemary hydrosol, which is one of the 7 essential oils to thicken hair, helps to condition the hair. It’s recommended for all hair types and is a easy, naturally healthy way to improve the shimmer of your hair. Hydrosols are easy to apply. Simply mist the hair daily with the hydrosol and let it do the rest.
Jojoba oil is great for hypoallergenic skin and helps to promote hair growth and the control of dandruff by being a great moisturizer and mimicking the scalps own sebum. It absorbs readily into the scalp and helps remove deposits of sebum from the hair follicles, neutralizes acidity, and nourishes the scalp with all the B vitamins, vitamin E, silicon, copper, zinc, chromium, and iodine.
These were recommended 7 essential oils to thicken hair, which are without any side effects. Regular use of these oils definitely results in thick and smooth hair.