Many women grossly underestimate the positive effects certain essential oils can have on the health and overall growth of your natural hair. Although they are simple products with some basic and mostly natural ingredients, many discount the level of growth that can be achieved simply by using a number of essential oils on the regular basis. That said, the following is an overview of some of the best essential oils that promote hair growth as well as how to best use them in order to maximize their effectiveness.
1. Castor Oil:
Castor oil is good if you’re looking for an essential oil that is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Try a scalp massage with castor oil to help clear pores and improve circulation to create a better scalp environment for hair growth. Castor oil absorbs easily into the skin to clear the scalp of bacteria and irritants. The ricinoleic acid, and omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids in castor oil moisturize hair and scalp to reduce dandruff.
2. Sage Oil:
Sage essential oil encourages hair growth, cleanses and purifies the scalp, balances scalp oils, and helps to normalize hormonal levels. You don’t want to use sage oil on children, or maybe you’re pregnant. In either case, substitute clary sage in its place.
3. Chamomile Oil:
It should be used in concentration of 0.5-1% for fine and normal hair. It is good for conditions where hair fall is caused due to inflammation of scalp and follicles and reduced cellular function. Chamomile oil helps in cooling and is an anti-inflammatory oil.