Are you looking for the best essential oils for hair? Here is a list of the top seven along with their benefits. Take your hair care routine to the next level by adding in some essential oils!
7 of the Best Essential Oils for Hair
Not to mention when using an essential oil as part of your beauty routine you also benefit from the wonderful scent of the oils as well. I have found that most skin and hair care essential oils help to put me in a better mood when I use them because their scent is so relaxing and calming. I literally crave the scent of some essential oils!
I have compiled here a list of seven of my favorite hair care oils! They contain benefits such as stimulating hair growth, dandruff, lice, and helping with hair loss.
And don’t forget! The carrier oils for essential oils that you choose to use should also be appropriate for the purpose of your blend! Choose a carrier that is best for your hair and add your essential oils to that. In addition to carrier oils you can also add essential oils to your shampoo and conditioner as well!
Before we dive into essential oils, let me first say that I am not a doctor! All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement and always consult your health care physician before incorporating essential oils into your health or beauty routine.
Essential Oils for Hair Growth
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is my go to hair oil! It is said to be extremely nourishing to hair and the scalp.
According to Be Young Total Health’s Desk Reference, rosemary is effective for dandruff. It also says that rosemary helps hair to look shiny and healthy, and promotes hair growth.
I have personally used rosemary on a dry, flaky spot on my daughter’s scalp with amazing results!
You can either use one of the carriers that are good for hair, or mix in shampoo and conditioner. If adding to shampoo or conditioner I would allow each product to sit in the hair for a few minutes before rinsing to achieve best results.
Rosemary is said to be good for all hair types. So whether you have normal, dry, or oily hair, you can use rosemary!
You can learn more about the awesome benefits of rosemary essential oil here.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme is said to be good for the scalp. Some say that thyme is a great oil to help detangle the hair so that combing is easier, making it a great oil to add to your conditioner!
According to Valerie Ann Worwood’s book The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy thyme is a great oil for oily hair and for fragile hair. Valerie also uses thyme in a recipe to make the hair shine. You can find this recipe in her book.
I use thyme, along with other oils in this post, in my Dandruff and Hair Regrowth Blend. This is a great blend to add to your shampoo to wash your hair with daily.
Birch Essential Oil
Birch is said to be an excellent hair oil as it is said to help support hair growth. It can be a warmer oil, so only a couple of drops is needed
Birch is also a good choice for oily hair, fragile hair, and for reducing hair loss.
You can learn even more about the wonderful uses for birch essential oil here.
Essential Oils For Hair Loss
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon, according to Be Young Total Health, is said to help balance oil production, making lemon an excellent choice to help thinning hair.
It is also an oil that is listed to help with dandruff and greasy hair. Not to mention lemon smells amazing!
One thing to consider when using lemon oil, or any other citrus oil, is that they are photosensitive. This means that you should not apply lemon to the skin before going out into the sun to prevent severe sunburn.
If you would like to learn even more about lemon be sure to read Why You Should Use Lemon Essential Oil.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and probably one that you are familiar with.
The scent of lavender is very soothing, calming and relaxing, and is used in many body care and cleaning products. Definitely a scent that most are familiar with.
Lavender is a great oil to add to a carrier oil, your shampoo, and condition not only for it’s hair benefits but for it’s relaxing qualities as well!
The nice thing about lavender is that it is great to use for all hair types as well as dandruff! It really is such a versatile oil!
You can learn more interesting uses for lavender essential oil here.
Best Essential Oils For Hair
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is such a stimulating oil that helps to increase circulation. Adding peppermint oil to your shampoo in the morning is a great way to wake up and to be energized for the new day!
This makes it a great oil to help with hair loss and regrowth.
You can learn more about Why You Should Use Peppermint Essential Oil here.
Essential Oils For Hair
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus is great for normal and greasy hair, and for making your hair shine.
I also use it in my Lice Prevention Spray. You can also add eucalyptus to your shampoo, along with rosemary, to help with head lice as well.
Those are seven of the best essential oils for hair. They are definitely all valuable and I like to have them all on hand.
Do you use any of these essential oils in your hair care routine? Which are your favorites? How do you use them? I would love to hear! Leave me a comment below and let me know!
Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. I do not prescribe, diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Please consult your health care provider before implementing any of the information provided on this site.
The information provided on this site is completely my own opinion and does not reflect the opinions or beliefs of any other entity.
Any statements or claims regarding health benefits of foods, supplements or essential oils listed on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.