Lavender oil is an essential oil and one of the top aroma therapy oils. Cultures around the world have been using lavender oil for centuries. It is mild and soothing, and It’s known to help with stress, anxiety, acne, and even respiratory problems due to cough, cold, or flu. It also has great benefits for your hair and it can be used for any type of hair.
The benefits for your hair are:
#1 – Nourishes hair. Lavender oil lubricates the scalp and helps to balance sebum production. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your conditioner or deep conditioner for a nutrient boost.
#2 – Helps with hair growth and retention. Lavender oil prevents shedding hair, and improves blood circulation on the scalp which aids in hair growth. Studies show that lavender oil is one of the herbal aromatherapy oils that can help treat alopecia areata. Alopecia Areata is when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out (often in patches all over the body).
#3 – Antiseptic properties help with scalp issues. Lavender oil has powerful antiseptic qualities treating dry scalp, fungi, bacteria, and other microbes. This is the most popular of all lavender oil uses for hair. If you suffer from an itchy, dry scalp, then scalp massages with lavender oil can help.
You can add a few drops of lavender oil to any carrier oils like jojoba oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil. Or you can just add a few drops to your favorite shampoo, conditioner, or deep conditioner. For scalp massage, mix 8-10 drops in 2 Tbsp of warm extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Work it into the scalp with your fingers. I personally have used this as a pre-poo treatment, and leave it on overnight to take maximize its healing and nourishing properties.
You can cover your head with a head wrap or bonnet when you sleep, and then wash your hair in the morning. What makes this even more perfect as an overnight treatment, lavender oil relieves stress and provides restful sleep. I also apply the lavender and coconut oil mix on my hair whenever I’m wearing wigs to keep my hair nourished underneath.
Lavender oil has lots of benefits for your skin and hair. If you’re looking for an overall great essential oil to add to your regimen, then definitely consider lavender oil. It’s many benefits make it a must-have essential oil for improving your hair’s health.