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Thinking About Essential Oils for Your Natural Hair? 4 Reasons to STOP Thinking and START Using!

Thinking About Essential Oils for Natural Hair Care? 4 Reasons to STOP Thinking and START Using!

If you're searching for ways to grow natural hair, using Essential Oils is probably one of the best ways to do so. There are hundreds of essential oils that you can use to improve the overall health of your hair, scalp, and skin. Whether you decide to purchase a product already blended or create your own mixture, the result is healthy, shiny, naturally bouncy and voluminous tresses that will be the envy of your social circle.

So, what exactly is an essential oil? According to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, an essential oil is “a volatile oil, usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which it is obtained, used to make perfumes and flavorings.” Basically, they are natural oils found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. It’s the stuff that makes a rose smell like a rose, and a mint leaf smell minty and cool.

Throughout the years, thousands of you as African-American women have proven – through your personal experience – that using essential oils as part of your hair care regimen has helped you grow your natural hair. If you haven't tried essential oil, today, it’s YOUR turn.

What can using essential oils do for your hair besides make it smell oh, so lusciously good? I’ll give you 4 reasons why essential oils should be an ESSENTIAL part of your hair care regimen:

1. Essential oils support hair growth. A study done in 1998, (Archives of Dermatology, pp2349-1352, 1998) showed that a mix of thyme, rosemary, lavender and cedarwood oils in carrier oil were shown to improve hair regrowth in patients experiencing hair loss. So if you’re looking to transition from relaxed to natural hair, using essential oils (EO’s) is a perfect way to go.

2. Essential oils have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Tea tree oil gets a special mention here because not only does it clean your skin and scalp, it can also stimulate hair growth. So you can use Tea Tree Oil for spot-treating acne breakouts, reducing skin inflammations, cleaning your hair, AND get rid of that pesky dandruff. Talk about multitasking!

3. Essential oils induce a physical effect. Depending on which essential oil you use, you can produce a tingling sensation, a warm feeling, or a coolness that helps to direct the mood of your body and mind. For instance, Spearmint oil makes the skin tingly and is usually associated with stimulating the body and mind. Ylang-ylang oil creates a warm sensation, and is usually thought of as relaxing.

So, when you shop for natural black hair care products, consider if you want the feeling of relaxation or stimulation when reading the ingredient list, and purchase one with the appropriate essential oil.

4. Essential oils condition your hair. We all know that kinky, curly or coily African American hair tends to be dry. Regular conditioning of your tresses is an important part of the African American woman’s hair care regimen. In my opinion, essential oils are perfect for conditioning naturally dry hair without leaving them greasy. If you have dry hair, use Lavender, Rosemary, Sandalwood, or Geranium essential oils.

Now that you’ve got the 4-1-1 on Essential oils and what they can do to help you grow natural hair, what are you waiting for? Let’s get you started today!

As always ...

Dedicated To Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel


Nyraju Skin Care Author of: Natural Hair Looks Great On You! Learn How to Grow, Nourish, Replenish and Love Your Hair Using Essential Oils Natural Hair Cover Amazon copy
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