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Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth and Thickness

No matter what hair type you have essential oils are the best remedy for an intense hair nourishment and hydration. Oils dissolve the sebum, nourishes harsh or damaged hair, fights against dandruff and stimulates hair growth and thickness.

Treatments designed to stimulate hair growth and thickness require much patience and consistency. This is also true for natural treatments. The benefits of using natural oils are numerous. They can improve hair’s overall appearance while maintaining it healthy and hydrated, making it shinier and accelerating the regeneration process. Keep on reading to learn about the top 5 best essential oils and how you can use them to your advantage.

Rosemary

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The essential oil obtained from this aromatic plant has been as a pillar in the cosmetic industry for ages. Rosemary contributes to hair strength and growth by helping to improve the cellular metabolism when applied to the scalp. It’s a hair-thickening elixir that can treat both dry and greasy hair types. It can also prevent split end and help get rid of dandruff.

Apply a few drops of rosemary oil on your scalp after showering and massage it gently. If hair regrowth is your goal you can as well add it to your shampoo and conditioner.

Lavender

 

lavender oilLavender is a well-known essential oil for its calming properties. It prevents excess oil and has wonderful anti-inflammatory and detoxifying abilities. Moreover, lavender can also help scalp dryness, irritation, and itchiness.

How to use: Mix 8-10 drops of lavender oil in 2 tablespoons of warm olive or coconut oil. Apply it to your scalp and leave it overnight to boost its healing effects.

Chamomile

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Chamomile oil is an excellent option for those with light hair because of its chemical components. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to relieve scalp itchiness.  Chamomile enriches your hair color and radiance by lightening the hair color and adding a golden finish to it.

Add a few drops of chamomile oil to a quart of water to make a hair rinse. It should be applied after washing your hair as a final rinse.

Cedarwood

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As well as lavender oil, cedarwood oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the hair follicle by increasing circulation to the scalp. Slowing down hair loss is one of its most important characteristics as it can help fight the effects of various types of alopecia. It balances the scalp’s oil secretion so it’s equally beneficial for dry or oily hair.

If you happen to have dry hair mix 3 drops of cedarwood oil in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and massage it into the scalp. You can leave it on for a few hours and then wash off.

Peppermint

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Peppermint’s antiseptic properties are very useful for rejuvenating hair follicle and promote hair growth. It can be put to excellent use by treating dandruff, lice and other scalp-based ailments. We are all familiar with the cooling effect it has when applied to the skin and that’s because it improves blood flow.

Add 2-3 drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo or conditioner for a quick refreshing morning shower.