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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

essential oils for hair care

All info here taken from Rosemary Gladstar's book, Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.

"Have you ever noticed how few people over 50 have shiny, healthy hair -- hair that you'd die for? There aren't very many of them. Though it may be part of the natural aging process to lose some of your crowning glory, it's not a natural process for it to lose its gleam and glow. What we often see is hair that hasn't weathered well. This lack of life is almost always due not to aging but to the unhealthy practices of overwashing, blowdrying, and using chemical products such as sprays, perms, and gels."
(p. 147 of 2008 publication)

Essential Oils for Hair Care

Essential oil -- basil
Hair type -- oily
Effect or treatment -- promotes growth

Essential oil -- chamomile
Hair type -- fine to normal
Effect or treatment -- gives golden highlights

Essential oil -- clary sage
Hair type -- all types
Effect or treatment  -- dandruff treatment

Essential oil -- lavender
Hair type -- normal
Effect or treatment -- scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!

Essential oil -- lemon
Hair type -- oily
Effect or treatment -- gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands 

Essential oil -- myrrh
Hair type -- dry
Effect or treatment  -- treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands 

Essential oil -- patchouli
Hair type -- oily
Effect or treatment -- dandruff treatment 

Essential oil -- peppermint
Hair type -- dry
Effect or treatment -- promotes hair growth

Essential oil -- rose
Hair type -- fine
Effect or treatment -- soothes scalp 

Essential oil -- rosemary
Hair type -- oily
Effect or treatment -- dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth

Essential oil -- tea tree
Hair type -- oily
Effect or treatment -- treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands   

Essential oil -- ylang-ylang
Hair type -- oily
Effect or treatment -- dandruff treatment

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