Is your hair in need of a little extra TLC? Then check out our recommendations on choosing the best essential oil blends for gorgeous hair.
Having gorgeous hair doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In addition to general tips for caring for hair, essential oil blends have been known to improve the appearance of hair.
Just like essential oils can enhance our overall wellness when used right, they are also great for self-care and beauty, including the hair. If you’re living the essential oil lifestyle, I highly recommend incorporating them into your hair products and routine.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results you’ll get. Essential oils make hair shiny, provide nourishment, moisturize dry or brittle hair, promote growth and even help to prevent dandruff.
When I first looked into using essential oils for my shampoo, it seemed complicated. There are tons of DIY recipes out there you can use but I suggest starting slow.
I’m going to cover the easiest way to use them and the best blends so you can have gorgeous hair starting today!
Boost Your Shampoo with Essential Oils
The most common and practical way to use essential oils on the hair is a shampoo. The easiest way to do this is by simply adding the oils to your favorite shampoo. You still get the benefits of the oils without having to fool with whipping up a recipe.
- Add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend to 4 ounces of shampoo.
- You can dilute essential oils with a quality hair-friendly carrier oil prior to adding to shampoo
- Mix and Voila you’re ready to go.
Homemade Shampoo Recipe
If you’re interested in an all-natural approach and want to give up the chemicals that come in commercial products you can make your own shampoo with:
- ¼ cup coconut milk; homemade or canned depending on your preference
- ¼ cup liquid castile soap
- 20 drops of essential oils (this is where your blends come in)
- ½ teaspoon almond, olive or rosehip oil (optional to treat dry hair)
Shake well before each use, patch test first and it’s recommended not to use on children under the age of five unless you’re using a kid-safe essential oil. Add ¼ cup water if using foaming dispenser. This shampoo will keep for approximately one month.
Best Essential Oil Blends for Hair
Now that you know how to use essential oils for shampooing, here are my choices for the best blends for gorgeous hair. When you’re diluting essential oils for your hair, the best carrier oils to use are rosehip oil or argan oil.
Use equal parts of each oil or play around with combinations to find what appeals to you:
Aromatic Blend: Lavender essential oil and Orange essential oil – this smells delish!
Clarifier: Peppermint, Lavender and Rosemary essential oils.
Dry Hair Rescue: Rose oil, Sandalwood oil, Ylang Ylang oil and Lavender oil; add 1 teaspoon Jojoba oil. Treat yourself to a hot oil treatment first, which will allow the hair to fully absorb the oils.
Dandruff Hair Care: Use any of the blends above but add Tea Tree essential oil.
No matter what type of hair you have, you can benefit from quality essential oils. Remember, a little goes a long way. You’ll find that you save money, benefit from the properties of the oils and start getting amazing compliments on your gorgeous hair.
I buy my essential oils from Rocky Mountain Essential Oils. They have great quality and affordable prices.