Essential Oils for Hair Care
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.
In order to overcome all these factors our hair needs some special care which can be achieved with the help of essential oils.
Here are some tips of how essential oils can help:---
Basil: Oily hair. Promotes growth
Chamomile: Fine to normal hair. Gives golden highlights
Clary sage: All types of hair. Dandruff treatment
Lavender: Normal hair. Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!
Lemon: Oily hair. Gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and under active sebaceous glands
Myrrh: Dry hair. Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and under active sebaceous glands
Patchouli: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment
Peppermint: Dry hair. Promotes hair growth
Rose: Fine hair. Soothes scalp
Rosemary: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth
Tea tree: Oily hair. Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and under active sebaceous glands
Ylang-ylang: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment
Text Courtesy : tarunaoils.com & care2.com
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