Today’s post is all about how using the best essential oils to promote a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. If you are struggling with dry hair, dry scalp or just want to give your hair routine a little boost this one is for you! What’s up CocoaFriends, it’s Cocoa. I hope you all are having a fantastic week! Before we get started, I wanted to remind you guys about my new YouTube channel COCOACHERA. Please take a moment and check that out. There is even more content and I love to be able to interact with you guys.
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Organic and natural hair oils, are one of the best ways to manage healthy hair, promote hair growth, and a healthy scalp. Here are six of my favorite oils that I have incorporated in my hair routine. I am going to tell you how I use them and why you need them in your life–STAT!
Stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth
Got stubborn hair follicles? Well if you are experiencing slow hair growth, peppermint oil can be very beneficial in reactivating dormant hair follicles. Not only does it smell good, it seeps down into the pores of your scalp and lights them on fire. Don’t worry I don’t mean literally, LOL. But, you will want to dilute this with another carrier oil, like Jojoba, coconut or water. You can also mist this on your hair as a mid-week refresher for your curls or straight hair. A little goes a long way.
Closely mimics the sebum of the scalp and prevents dry scalp
Next, this has to be my favorite oil out of this group because it is very gentle. It is a very light oil and I use it when I feel like I need a little extra oil on my scalp. Since it almost mirrors the natural oils that our scalps produce, it won’t clog the pores. I apply a little bit of the oil on my finger tips and rub it into my scalp at night and just wrap my hair up as usual. This oil does not carry a scent.
Promotes shine, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, various uses
Coconut oil is a powerhouse of nutrients for your hair and is considered to be one of the best oils for all hair types. When purchasing the oil, you want unrefined (virgin) or organic. Now this is going to sound funny, but my scalp hates coconut oil. My hair on the other hand, loves it. I only use about a dime-size amount and put it on the ends of my hair for added shine. It is good to use to seal in hair’s moisture after a cream moisturizer has been applied, i.e. LOC method. Smells like coconut!
Best as a pre-poo or overnight treatment and sealant, various uses
Olive oil is a dream for overnight treatments and pre-poo treatments. (Pre-poo: a hot oil treatment used and applied to the hair up to 30 minutes before shampooing). It is a heavier oil, so you will want to make sure the oil is washed all out completely so that it does not weigh the hair down. If you use too much, it will clog the pores. Smells like olives.
Promotes hair growth, aid in managing hair loss
Best oil for hair loss and hair thinning, bald spots and alopecia. This oil is very thick in texture and it doesn’t really have a smell to it. I spot apply this to my scalp and hair wherever I feel it thinning. This can be paired with other oils or used alone. Castor oil also aids in repairing damaged hair and promotes overall hair growth.
*Tip: Use a scalp massager like the one sold on Vanity Planet that retails for about $39.99. Lie down on your back positioning your head so that it is hanging slightly over the side of the bed. This will increase blood flow to the scalp. Using the massager, work the oil into your scalp gently, in circular motions for about 5-10 minutes. Best to do after a long, stressful day. I guarantee it will be the best scalp massage you will ever have in your life!
Tea Tree Oil:
Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, various uses (highly recommended)
Ok, so this one is kind of stinky when you use it (LOL), but the smell quickly dissipates, especially, when diluted. This is a very strong oil and can cure so many things, including body ailments. As I stated, it must be diluted either with water or another oil like coconut, which is how I usually use it. Use it regularly to maintain a clear scalp. It can be used to cure an itchy scalp and clear dandruff.
*Tip: Use tea tree oil in conjunction with an apple cider vinegar rinse to clear your scalp and normalize the +ph of your scalp. Dilute the oil and acv with water or oil.
Well guys, that concludes the list on my top 6 essential oils. In addition to the oils mentioned, there are several others that are beneficial to you such as, vitamin E oil, almond oil, argan oil, and neem oil, but girl we’d be here all day! All of these oils cost between $6-$15 depending on the brand you choose. You can find them at almost any beauty supply store or health food store. If you can afford to buy organic, that would be best. The purer the oil, the more effective it will be.
Definitely, check out some of these oils. If you are new to oils, I’d go light and suggest you start with jojoba oil or coconut oil. You want to ease into this to see how your hair reacts. “She” may be like me and not care coconut oil. Just be careful and just like with anything new, start off slow.
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