Olive Oil Hair Mask and Essential Oils for Hair

I’m pretty obsessive about my hair. Not only do I skip the salon for dying my hair, I’ve also taken to cutting my own hair. I realize this isn’t for everyone. Some people can’t make peace with their natural hair color or want to cover up grey. For others with short or complex hair styles, cutting your own hair might not be an option. I am always looking new natural and frugal options for homemade hair care. Since I was out of coconut oil and my hair really needed deep moisturizing treatment I did a little research and found loads of hair care recipes with olive oil. I chose this hot olive oil treatment this time. The result is gorgeous, shiny, super-soft locks ;).

And lets not forget essential oils, they are full of all kinds of benefits. I always add some essential oils to my homemade shampoo, and hair masks for extra benefits.

Ingridients:

  • 6 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil (lavender and rosemary)

Instructions:

  • heat the olive oil until warm
  • add essential oils
  • mix well to incorporate everything
  • dampen your hair
  • work through your hair from root to tip to cover hair fully
  • wrap hair in a warm damp towel
  • wait one hour
  • shampoo twice if necessary, condition with apple cider vinegar and let it dry naturally.

Essencial oils for hair

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Normal hair is neither greasy nor dry, has not been permed or colored, holds its style and is usually shiny.

These oils are best for normal hair:

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Geranium Essential Oil
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • Thyme Essential Oil
  • Clary Sage Essential Oil

Dry hair looks dull, tangles easily and can become easily split at the ends. Therefore, we want essential oils for hair that stimulate the sebaceous glands in the scalp to produce more oil!

These oils are best for dry hair:

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • Geranium Essential Oil

Oily hair looks greasy and is caused by over production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Therefore, we want essential oils for hair that restore the glands back to normal.

These are best oils for dry hair:

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Cypress Essential Oil

Essential Oils hair Loss:

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • Thyme Essential Oil
  • Cypress Essential Oil
  • Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • Sage Essential Oil

Essential oils to promote hair growth:

  • Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Geranium Essential Oil
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • Thyme Essential Oil
  • Cypress Essential Oil
  • Western Red Cedar Essential Oil
  • Sage Essential Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil

The best essential oil for treating dandruff:

  • Melaleucca alternifolia Essential Oil
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil

First of all, to be very cheap you’re going to want to use what you have on hand. Just about any type of oil will nourish and moisturize your hair. If you want to be very specific:

OILS

  • Avocado Oil- good for very dry or very frizzy hair
  • Coconut Oil- Good for all  hair types, and works well for dandruff
  • Castor Oil- Good for those with oily hair or scalp
  • Sesame Oil- Good for thinning hair
  • Jojoba Oil- Good for oily hair or scalp, a very light oil and easy to wash out
  • Neem Oil-Excellent for dandruff
  • Argan, Almond, Apricot- Good for all hair, but expensive to be washing down your shower drain

Other Ingredients:

  • Essential Oils
  • Herbs
  • Aloe Vera Gel- Clarifies and strengthens

With all of this in mind, make up your own personal oil blend. In a pinch grab whatever natural oils you have at home already and mix with some essential oils.

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