You might’ve used essential oils before to freshen up the air in your home or even as a makeshift perfume. But have you ever used essential oils in your hair before?
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that capture the essence and scent of their sources, such as peppermint or tea tree oil. Not only do these oils contain aromatic properties, but they also offer health benefits and have been used medicinally in the middle ages and even prior to that.
So, to learn how to use essential oils to promote hair growth, keep reading because we’re uncovering the benefits of peppermint, rosemary, and cedarwood oil:
1. Peppermint Oil
You might want to put the jojoba oil down if that’s your go-to hair oil because one study that applied four different topicals on groups of mice found that peppermint oil promotes hair growth the best.
Use it for yourself as a pre-shampoo treatment by mixing two drops of peppermint oil with another regular oil of your choice, like castor or olive oil, and leave it on your scalp for 10 minutes.
2. Rosemary Oil
If you want a natural alternative to minoxidil, the over-the-counter hair growth treatment, try rosemary oil because it works just as well to promote hair growth and thickness—but without the itchy scalp side effects!
You can use this also as a pre-shampoo or co-wash treatment up to twice a week by mixing several drops with olive or coconut oil and then applying it to your scalp for 10 minutes.
3. Cedarwood Oil
Suffering from hair loss or dealing with a sensitive scalp? Cedarwood oil has antibacterial and hair growth properties. You can mix a few drops of the cedarwood with two tablespoons of a carrier oil of your choice and use it as a 10-minute pre-shampoo treatment.
Use your essential oils wisely
As you try out these hair growth concoctions for yourself, remember that essential oils must be diluted and mixed with carrier oils for safety. There are many ways to use these oils to your advantage, so do some research and get creative with your DIYs!