Essential oils are pure natural oils that tend to take on the characteristic and smell of the plant that they are extracted from. And although they tend to smell simply divine, they are more than just a “pretty face” (or rather, a pretty smell). Essential oils can be powerful allies when it comes to your beauty regimen, extending the life and lushness of damaged hair. Here is a quick primer of six essential oils that can dramatically improve your hair:
Lemongrass: Aside from having a lovely scent, lemongrass offers a number of amazing benefits to hair. First, it’s known to help treat scalp conditions due to its antibacterial properties. It’s also a great agent to use when fighting hair loss because it’s believed to strengthen hair follicles and it also helps treat oily hair. When combined with other essential oils in hair products, lemongrass can pack a powerful punch.
Sage: For centuries, sage has been used to combat baldness as it contains a compound that has been shown to be effective at battling male pattern baldness. Sage is also known to make your hair shiny and lustrous. As an astringent, it can help reduce dandruff breakouts and cleanses hair follicles. When combined with rosemary, sage can also stimulate hair growth and strength and can be used in materials to help style and manage your hairstyle.
Vetiver: This essential oil is made from a root that is native to India and isn’t talked about as much as other essential oils but can be a wonderful element to add to your beauty regime. In addition to having a refreshing smell and cooling properties, vetiver contains elements that aid in renewing cells and helping to produce collagen, an important element in hair. Hair tends to weaken over time and these elements help prevent hair aging. Vetiver also can be used to help treat dandruff and oily hair.
Awapuhi: This is found in a beautiful, edible plant in Hawaii that is a member of the ginger family. With a pleasant smell, Awapuhi is added to a number of hair products because of its useful properties that make hair soft and silky. Awapuhi is a great way to treat dry and damaged hair.
Mint: Everyone knows about the refreshing taste and smell of mint, but what’s not as well-known is that it can be incredibly beneficial in terms of hair care. When mint is used in hair products, it helps keep the hair clean and fresh and can help boost hair growth and helps strengthen hair. Mint also helps keep the hair smooth and reduces unwanted frizz. This element can also help reduce outbreaks of dandruff.
Rosemary: Rosemary is well-known for helping to promote hair growth and it also can help prevent premature greying and aging. It can also bring relief to itchy, flaky scalps and keeps hair clean and bacteria-free. It’s a wonderful element for hair that has a soothing aroma.
Aminocare offers an all-natural hair product line that helps renew and fortify hair. With Aminocare by Nature Lemongrass and Sage Shampoo and Conditioner, sage, lemongrass, and vetiver are combined with coconut ingredients, and Vitamin E and Vitamin B complexes to make hair strong, healthy and silky smooth. Aminocare By Nature Mint & Rosemary Shampoo and Conditioner cleanses and nourishes hair while helping to reduce excessive oil production, making your hair radiant and smooth.