11 Herbal Oils to Use for Hair Problems

Posted By Lovella Sitoy in Rapunzel on Dec 14, 2015

Damaged hair, flaky scalp, hair thinning, breakage, and split ends…these are some of women’s top hair issues today. Are you suffering from any of these? 

Well these hair-related troubles no matter how annoying and seemingly hopeless are in fact treatable. Yes. Nature offers you with some potent solutions to put an end to your hair woes.

Oils produced from various herbs are indeed great remedies for many scalp and hair problems such as hair loss.

I’ve listed my top eleven choices of the most powerful organic essential oils for you to start eliminating whatever your hair problem is... and begin living more confident about yourself and your body from now on.

1. Apricot Kernel oil - Treats dry, flaky scalp and stimulates follicles to grow stronger hair

Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in scalp-enhancing and hydrating oils namely, oleic and linoleic acids. It’s also packed with antioxidant vitamins A and E, which not only prevent scalp inflammation, fight free radicals but also maintain scalp moisture; therefore stimulating the follicles to grow stronger hair. So if you’ve been suffering from dry hair and flaky scalp this oil is a surefire cure.

2. Borage oil - Maintains scalp moisture and increases hair growth

Borage oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that has anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial effects. It's packed with phytonutrient such as thymol and rosmarinic acid that have been shown to function as potent antioxidants, preventing oxygen-based damage to cell structures throughout the body. Hence, this herbal oil doesn't only help promote hair growth, it also softens hair due to its natural emollient properties.

3. Chamomile oil - Fight common scalp problems such as psoriasis and dandruff

Do you have fine to normal tresses? This oil can do wonders for your hair. Chamomile contains antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively help maintain a healthy scalp… This means if you have scalp problems such as dandruff and psoriasis, you can treat it with this healing oil. A healthy scalp means well-nourished hair follicles, which ultimately this yields to thicker and stronger hair strands.

4. Cedarwood oil - Beats hair loss by strengthening new hair growth and balances your scalp condition

If you have dry to oily scalp, no problem, this oil can help neutralize your scalp condition. What’s more it helps stimulate your hair follicles for steadier and thicker hair growth. As a matter of fact cedarwood oil has also been used to treating hair loss and scalp flakiness.

5. Geranium oil - Natural hair perfume and gets rid of flakes

Gives hair a natural floral scent while protecting your scalp from dandruff and other fungal and bacterial diseases. Geranium oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties that can solve many scalp and hair troubles.

6. Jojoba oil - Great scalp and follicle stimulator!

Jojoba oil is a highly crucial ingredient in hair shampoos or scalp preparations. Many scalp related problems are caused by a tough sebum buildup that clogs the hair follicles, which potentially causes scaling. If this hardened build-up is not removed, it can soon obstruct the hair follicle's, which eventually lead to a loss of the hair shaft, and ultimately, death of the follicle. This is where Jojoba comes in - it quickly penetrates down to the scalp and hair shaft, and loosens and dissolves this hard oil build-up. The scalp and hair follicles are then unclogged of sebum and can continue to normally function - grow healthy hair!

7. Lavender oil - Nice calming oil with great soothing effects on hair

Not only is this oil helpful to your hair and scalp, it is also a great way to de-stress and beat tension! It has naturally soothing and calming properties. And of course it aids in stimulating hair growth by increasing circulation in your scalp. Steady blood flow is crucial as your follicles get nutrients and oxygen from the blood being transported to them.

8. Olive Oil - Natural hair moisturizer and thickener

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats or healthy fats that are also found in avocados, nuts, and fatty fish; hence it has a moisturizing effect on your scalp. A scalp that is regularly moisturized are healthy and therefore grow thicker, healthy tresses.

9. Oregano Oil - Fight microbes that damage hair and cause inflamed scalp

Oregano oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. It offers great benefits to hair and scalp by conditioning scalp and encouraging hair growth. It treats dandruff and can make your hair smooth and silky. Dull tresses? This hair is just what you need.

10. Rosemary oil - Circulation booster and scalp protector

Rosemary oil contains EFAs or Essential Fatty Acids, including follicle-nourishing iron, potassium, B vitamins, and antioxidants such as vitamins A & C - all contribute to stimulating the hair roots and scalp circulation, for improved hair growth rate. 

11. Tea Tree Oil - Dandruff eliminator and fights hair loss

Tea tree oil has been known to have antimicrobial properties, which help fight skin and scalp infections including scalp dryness and dandruff. Therefore it cleanses and disinfects the scalp from fungus that can result in many scalp issues and hair loss.

A great way to enjoy the benefits of these oils is to make your own essential oil mixes, combining the potent qualities of these oils. By doing so you can reap the benefits of these oils in single use.

For example combining your chosen herbal oil with your preferred carrier oil. Carrier oils serve as your base, making your hair oil treatment a lot more potent and effective.
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