Essential Oils for Hair Growth {Hair Care}

Since I have started putting up posts on Essential Oils, I have received so many queries regarding essential oils amazing for skin and hair and acne. So, I decided that I shall do a post on them. This post would contain essential oils I have explored as of yet which are amazing for hair growth.
For all hair types
  • Ginger: It stimulates the hair follicles, makes the scalp feel a little warm and helps promote hair growth. It may also tingle the scalp. Ginger is mostly suitable for all hair and scalp types. It needs to be only applied on scalp. Helps with dandruff too.
  • Cinnamon: Similar to ginger in all properties, but it can be a little irritating for the sensitive scalps. It helps warm up the scalp and should only be applied on the scalp. Suited to all scalp types.
  • Rosemary: More suitable to oily scalps and hair but doesn’t dry out the dry hair either so can be used for all hair types. Helps in controlling dandruff, promotes hair growth by helping in scalp stimulation and also conditions the hair and makes it look darker. Brings shine to the hair as well over long term use.
Oily Hair
  • Lavender: Suitable for oily scalp. It helps control the oil production in the scalp. Conditions the hair and promotes hair growth. Also, makes the hair shiny in long run. 
  • Ylang Ylang: One of my most favorite EO’s, it helps a lot with oily hair and scalp by not only promoting hair growth but also making the hair smell really awesome and controlling the oil on the scalp. 
  • Cedarwood: I haven’t yet used this EO so I have no idea how it works. Its supposed to control hair fall and thus, aid hair growth in reverse. Also, its great for preventing dandruff and hair lice and other fungal and bacterial infections!!
Dry Hair
  • Myrrh: Probably the only EO suitable for dry hair. It helps promote hair growth and stimulates sebum production as well. I haven’t personally tried this product so I have no idea how it works.   

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  1. says

    Do you have any suggestions for treating scalp acne with essential oils (or things like that)? I was wondering if I could find a shampoo (homemade or store bought) to recommend for people suffering from scalp acne.

  2. says

    I remember trying one mixed with various essential oils to help control oil and it was quite good. Hmm…maybe I can try mixing my own.

  3. Anonymous says

    Hi, I am not that adept at the usage of essential oils yet (still reading up on them) but that’s not what this comment is for. It’s just to tell you that I came across your blog just a couple of days back and I love it. :-) Been going through many old posts too and found so many useful things. Great work. 😀


  4. Amanda says

    I think the first thing I need is to get a good cut of my hair. It has split-ends and white bulbs at the end. After that, I will take on a hair care journey. Essential oils are something I will definitely try some time later!

  5. Anonymous says

    Is it possible to apply essential oil directly to the hair or you have to mix it with regular hair oil (base oil) example coconut or almond hair oil?
    How much essential oil do you mix with base oil?
    Please advise. Thank You

  6. says

    Hi seppo i had a solution for ur scalp acne i have the same prob before now i over come that prob by mixing 2 to 3 drops tea tree oil and rosemary oil in my regular oil apply that oil to your hair and keep it over ni8 and have hair wash with your regular shampoo by adding again 2 drops of both oils to ur shampoo hope u would try that

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