Achieve Healthy Hair With Aromatherapy Essential Oils
Posted Oct 27 2010 7:56am
Have you ever looked at people with beautiful glowing hair and wished yours looked the same? Maybe you are a guy with the very start of male pattern baldness and would like to find some alternatives treatments for your baldness. Perhaps you already have nice hair, but would like to find a way to maintain your locks for a long time. This is where essential oils can come into play. Essential oils are well known to have healing effects, so why not give them a try for your hair, too?
There are many reasons why your hair may not look as good as you would like. Men, as you know, almost all experience some form of male pattern baldness at a certain age. Believe it or not, women can experience the same. Certain illnesses, medications and even pregnancy can affect the look and feel of hair. In addition, repeated uses of styling products, perms, dyes and even styling tools such as hair dryers, curlers and heated straighteners will take their toll on your hair after awhile, too. Of course, there is little you can do to completely stop baldness or illnesses, but you can fight back naturally with some appropriate essential oils.
How can essential oils help your hair? That is a good question and many people wonder the same thing. Essential oils have been used around the world for decades to fight off everything from lice, to skin conditions to colds and flu. It makes sense that it could also give your hair a lustrous shine. When you start looking at essential oils to help your hair, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First of all, you should remember that some oils will work by aromatherapy. That means that you will inhale the scents through a diffuser. You won’t see results overnight, but you may notice a gradual improvement. You can also use essential oils to actually put on your hair. These are oils, thus, using too much will make your hair oily. Use only a couple of drops for the right amount.
What kind of oils can help your hair? There are many oils that can give your hair the healthy boost it needs. Did you know that tea tree oil can benefit your hair in many ways? It can ward off lice as well as help with scalp irritations. You can also find shampoos made with tea tree oil. Lavender, cypress and rosemary may help with hair loss. This cannot reserve natural balding, however, if you are experiencing hair loss due to pregnancy, illness or other, then these oils may be beneficial. Other good oils that you can use to improve your hair include basil for oily hair, lemon to help hair look shiny and give it natural highlights, rose can sooth an itchy head and peppermint is known to promote hair growth and alleviate dry hair. Been noticing the white flakes and have dandruff? Then look no further than clary sage, lavender, myrrh, patchouli and ylang-ylang.