What essential oils to enhance your hair

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Essential oils are known for their therapeutic properties, but they can also be very effective in enhancing your hair.
They can purify, rehydrate or strengthen the hair according to each of their properties. Find out how to use them.

What essential oils to enhance your hair
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For hair that regrows too quickly

Oily hair is due to a very frequent dysregulation of the sebaceous glands, those which secrete sebum. The latter has a role of lubricant and barrier against pollution but when the scalp is out of balance, it is produced in excess. Stress, fatigue, an unbalanced or too fatty diet, a hormonal imbalance may be involved.

Beneficial essential oils: Bergamot, lemon, cedar

of Atlas, grapefruit, clary sage and the noble laurel cleanse the scalp and regulate excess sebum.

In practice: In your shampoo, add 3 drops of essential oil to a dab of shampoo or a neutral shampoo base. Rinse your hair with a rinse vinegar or mix 2 drops of thyme or rosemary oil, with astringent effects, to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to tighten the scales of the hair.

A little extra: Apply a clay mask to the roots to absorb excess sebum.

For dry hair

Assaulted by the hair dryer, repeated coloring, inappropriate or too frequent washing, UV, sea, wind or cold, the scales of our hair lift and break. The cells are renewed less often at the root of the hair and the sebaceous glands no longer produce enough sebum. Less well protected, the hair becomes dry, coarse and forked.

Beneficial essential oils: Ylang – Ylang and geranium restore vitality, strength and shine to dry and dull hair.
In practice: Add 2 or 3 drops of essential oil to a nut of shampoo or a neutral shampoo base.
A little extra: Before washing your hair, dilute 2 drops of essential oil in two tablespoons of vegetable oil (olive, sweet almond, apricot) and massage your scalp with this homemade treatment.

For dandruff

Like all the skin of our body, the scalp is renewed by removing dead cells from the epidermis, it is flaking. Sometimes the surface cells are too numerous and divide too quickly.
They accumulate on the surface of the epidermis. We end up with an itchy head and hair full of dandruff. A distinction is made between oily dandruff (the scalp has too much sebum, the surface of the skin is greasy and dead skin collects) from dry dandruff (the dry skin flakes off and comes off).

Beneficial essential oils: grapefruit, tea tree, rosemary. And to relieve itching: Atlas cedar and cypress essential oil.

In practice: For dry hair, dilute the HE in a vegetable oil then apply the care on the scalp in massage before a shampoo. For oily hair, add HE to vegetable powders (clay, henna). there is no need to shampoo afterwards. Another option is to add a few drops of HE to a dose of shampoo.

The little extra: Never do two successive shampoos. The second, too aggressive, scour the scalp.

For fine and dull hair

Hair size is a matter of genetics. When the hair is too thin, it often results in a lack of hair volume and increased brittleness.

Beneficial essential oils: Rosewood which has a powerful regenerating effect and lemongrass which revive the shine of the hair.

In practice: In your shampoo, add 3 drops of essential oil to a hazelnut in a neutral shampoo base because the raplapla effect can be caused by too rich products that weigh down the hair.

A little extra: In addition, we can use provitamin B5 or rice protein (in organic stores or on the internet) in the form of a liquid active ingredient. These two active ingredients have a strengthening role on the hair.

Pour la chute de cheveux

La chute de cheveux peut être due à une carence en fer, un changement hormonal (contraceptif, grossesse, ménopause) ou au changement de saison. Il ne faut pas attendre que le problème s’installe pour s’en occuper. La chute parait toujours impressionante mais il suffit de quelques semaines pour inverser la tendance.

Les huiles essentielles bénéfiques: de romarin, gingembre et de Bayde St Thomas stimule la pousse du cheveux.
En pratique: On se lave les cheveux avec un shampoing doux qui ne contient pas de sulfate des sulfates, trop agressifs pour le cuir chevelu. On y ajoute quelques gouttes des HE préconisés pour renforcer le cheveux et éviter sa chute ainsi que stimuler sa pousse.
Le petit plus: Appliquez un masque à l’huile végétale de ricin, reconnue pour stimuler la pousse. Et, on adopte une alimentation plus riche en fer.