After finishing my aromatherapy course last month, I re-read old files from my instructor, where he shares the best essential oils for hair care.
It made me think about all the oils I use and put in my hair that I’ve seen some great results from.
I have been using oils for over ten years (I’m 27, so since high school). I mainly use carrier oils on their own in my hair and on my skin. It’s not like essential oils where you should dilute them first ei; put them into a shampoo/conditioner or other hair treatment. It could be irritating if you place an essential oil straight onto your scalp, but we’ll talk more about that later.
Below are the favorites I currently use and some other excellent carrier oils that are great for hair care.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil– This is the main ingredient in my hair growth oil I use. My hair has grown faster since I started using it about 2 months ago. I’m so close to my dream length, I plan on continuing to use this, and hopefully, I’ll hit my goal by December!
- Argan Oil– This is what I call a Miracle Oil! I especially love this since I have curly hair. Argan Oil is excellent for elasticity. It keeps my curls bouncy and manageable and helps with frizz.
- Avocado Oil– A great, lighter oil that I put in my D.I.Y hair mask. I use egg, mayo, coconut oil, avocado oil, and honey, leaving my hair super soft. Watch out if you try this though, depedninf on your hair type it can be protein overload.
- Olive Oil– Olive Oil is fantastic and It’s very nourishing. I like to use this when I do hot oil deep treatments. Be careful using too much as it’s a heavier oil.
- Castor Oil– I’m sure you’ve heard of Castor Oil. Many people use this on their eyebrows and eyelashes. I’ve seen hair growth on my eyebrows with this but not on my lashes, unfortunately. It’s terrific for getting long, thick, full hair.
- Coconut Oil– I like to use this before a blow out coconut oil will help soften your hair, increase the shine, and detangle hair.
OTHER CARRIER OILS FOR HAIRCARE
Almond oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp, helps with shine and luster, reduces split ends and breakage.
Shea Butter oil is excellent for all hair types. Especially for dry and damaged hair, it’s known for promoting healthy and moisturized hair and healing scalp irritation. According to HealthLine, the fatty acids also help increase shine and reduce the frizz of your hair, and it may also help protect hair from heat damage caused by flat irons and blow-drying.
Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins and high in antioxidants. It keeps hair nourished, healthy, and soft.
Flaxseed oil is filled with Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are great for helping repair damaged hair.
Jojoba oil is fantastic for moisturizing the hair and stimulating the scalp. It’s also known for preventing hair loss.
Apricot Kernel Oil can be used to help reduce dryness, prevent split ends, and treat dandruff.