Essential Oils for Hair Care
Have you ever noticed how few people over 50 have shiny, healthy hair hair you’d die for? There aren’t very many of them.
Though it may be part of the natural aging process to lose some of your crowning glory, it’s not a natural process for it to lose its gleam and glow. This lack of life is almost always due not to aging but to the unhealthy practices of overwashing, blow drying, and using chemical products such as sprays, perms and gels.
Health, natural hair care is basically a very simple undertaking. 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 underactive sebaceous glands
Myrrh: Dry hair. Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive 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 underactive sebaceous glands
Ylang-ylang: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment
Adapted from Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal, by Rosemary Gladstar. Copyright (c) 2001 by Rosemary Gladstar. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal, by Rosemary Gladstar.