11 Oils to Combat Dry Natural Hair

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Pamper your natural hair by incorporating essential oils into your natural hair regimen. Here are eleven essential oils that WebMD recommends using regularly to prevent dry, brittle hair.

11 oils to add shine and moisture to your hair

  • Almond oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp.
  • Cedarwood oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth
  • Chamomile oil adds shine and softness to hair, and soothes the scalp
  • Coconut oil softens hair and increases shine
  • Clary sage oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the scalp
  • Geranium oil strengthens hair
  • Jojoba oil moisturizes the hair, adds nutrients, and stimulates the scalp
  • Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff
  • Moroccan argan oil moisturizes, nourishes, and provides antioxidants to hair
  • Rosemary oil stimulates the roots, improves hair growth, and increases circulation in the scalp
  • Sandalwood oil helps with dry ends, and adds fragrance to the hair

How to use essential oils
You only need a few drops of an essential oil — mix one or more types in a shampoo or conditioner. Or mix the drops into 2 ounces of a “carrier” oil, such as olive or jojoba. Experts suggest these combos.

  • Cedarwood, clary sage, and lavender
  • Jojoba, clary sage, and cedarwood

After you apply the oil mixture, cover your head in a shower cap.

You can either wash out the treatment after 30 minutes or leave it on overnight and shampoo in the morning.

If you have allergies
Take note if you have sensitive skin:

If you apply some essential oils directly to your scalp, they may cause irritation. Diluting them is the answer. Read label instructions for how to dilute oils, and never use them in higher-than-recommended amounts.

If you’re allergic to plants such as ragweed, test the oil on a small area of your skin or hair to see if you have a reaction.

source: WebMD 

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