When is the last time you’ve shown your scalp some real love? Not with a brush or scrub, but with powerful nutrients that stimulate follicles and nourish dryness? Moisturizing the scalp is critical for healthy hair, and fortunately, nature has some of the best remedies. Essential oils are not only beneficial to moisturizing the skin, they can also moisturize your hair and stimulate hair follicles. Trying out which oil is best for your hair type can be done with a little trial and error. Rest assured, though, there is something out there for everyone. Try these three scalp-stimulating essential oils to start.
- Jojoba Oil: This miracle oil is the perfect elixir for dry scalp. Jojoba mimics the skin’s sebum, meaning it balances natural oils and will not clog the pores. Jojoba is a great deep conditioner treatment or remedy for dandruff caused by dry scalp. You can massage jojoba oil directly into the scalp, use it as a leave-in treatment or even add a few drops to your conditioner after you wash. I have often used jojoba oil as a sealer on my ends to prevent breakage.
2. Rosemary Oil: The benefits of rosemary extend far beyond the kitchen. Used as an oil on the scalp, rosemary can help heal dryness and flakiness, as well as stimulate hair growth. A rosemary hot oil treatment is awakening to the senses and scalp. There are also many hair products that already contain the essential oil, such as Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil.
- Peppermint Oil: Not only does peppermint oil smell relaxing, it literally relaxes the blood circulation in your scalp as well. That tingly feeling you get when you massage it into your hair can be diluted with a little water. Peppermintis also a natural astringent that can reduce excess oil on the scalp.
Have you ever tried of any oils before? Which one is your favorite?