You ever walk past a woman with natural hair and instantly get blown away by the pleasant aromas that come from her tresses? Well, the culprits behind her luscious tresses are none other than essential oils. Essential oils are what you can say are the secret ingredients that are responsible for creating magical hair potions. I know it sounds strange, but that’s the best way to think about what an essential oil can do for your hair. By itself, an essential oil typically has a certain function. However, if you combine certain essential oils together, then you’re going to have an entire powerhouse of oils that will allow your hair to flourish.
Many people make the claim that a certain essential oil was responsible for their hair growing. Unfortunately, essential oils do not quite work that way. Essential oils work together to create stronger and healthier hair. Whenever your hair is strong and healthy, then there is less chance that you will experience any breakage. And when there is no breakage, then you can see your hair growth.
So, what exactly is an essential oil and how should you use them in your haircare routine? Keep reading to get the scoop on the truth about essential oils.
First, let’s start by describing what an essential oil is. Essential oils are concentrated versions of of different flowers, seeds, bark, roots, stems, and even leaves from certain plants. They are the extracted versions of these plants which people can use for different purposes.
Some of the most commonly used essential oils in haircare include peppermint, ylang ylang, tea tree, and clary sage. Peppermint is good for scalp stimulation and clarifying. ylang ylang is best for improving cellular metabolism, and also improves thickness. Tea tree is best for scalp health. Clary sage strengthens hair follicles.
Most essential oils are toxic in high doses when ingested. They are meant only to be used topically, so don’t go trying to drink a shot of lavender and think it’s going to help you!
As a matter of fact, it’s best to use what’s called a carrier oil in addition to your essential oil to get the full benefit. Why? Because essential oils by themselves are quite potent, and they can cause a lot of irritation if not diluted properly with a carrier oil. Carrier oils names are derived from the fact that they’re used to “carry” or spread to all areas of the skin.
Popular carrier oils includes coconut oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil. Each one has a unique scent and are lightweight which makes it easy to work through your hair.
Shedavi’s Best-selling Elixir contains a mixture of essential oils and carrier oils which have been carefully crafted to encourage healthy hair. Have you tried the Elixir yet? Tell us about it in the comments.