Tips for using essential oils for hair

In pursuit of an ideal hairdo, many women put their hair to serious tests. Especially effective in the treatment of many problems of scalp and hair showed natural essential oils. Of course, for different types of hair, not all of them are equally useful, but it is worthwhile to understand their diversity and properties, and then you can easily defeat dandruff, heal the split ends, stop falling out, and also significantly improve growth and restore the shine of hair.

  • Table of essential oils for hair
  • Recipes for therapeutic masks and massage mixtures
  • For dry hair
  • For oily hair
  • For strengthening hair
  • For hair restoration
  • For hair thickness and volume
  • For shine of hair
  • For lightening hair
  • For dandruff
  • From hair loss

Table of essential oils for hair

Problems Essential oils
For dry hair and split ends orange, ylang ylang, lavender, incense, mandarin, myrrh, patchouli, pinkwood, chamomile, sandalwood
For fatty hair bergamot, verbena, cloves, geranium, ginger, cedar, lemon, lemon balm, mint, pine, fennel, tea tree, sage, eucalyptus
From hair loss and to stimulate hair growth ayr,verbena, blue daisy, ylang ylang, cedar, cypress, coriander, cinnamon, incense, mint, petitgrine, rosemary, rosewood, pine
For the restoration of damaged hair orange, geranium, lavender, rosewood, sandalwood
For density and volumehair birch, cornflower, geranium, jasmine, ylang-ylang, majormint, pepper, patchouli, pine, eucalyptus
For lightening hair lemon
For shine hair all oils
From dry dandruff basil, geranium, ylang ylang, lavender, lemon balm, juniper, rosemary, chamomile, citrus fruits
From dandruff on oily scalp grapefruit, rosemary, tea tree,
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Recipes for therapeutic masks and massage mixtures

In addition to the isolated application of specific oils, it is most effective to use esters as a component of lechbnyh masks for hair and massage blends for the scalp.

Mixtures usually consist of several intensifying effects of each other essential oils, through which massage is performed.

No less useful for hair oil macadamia, details in article

The mask has a curative effect, nourishes and restores the hair. Basis for cooking masks can become base oils and food. Apply these masks usually to dry unwashed hair, well rubbing into the roots and distributing it along the entire length to the very tips.

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For dry hair

Coloring, thermal styling, chlorinated water and long exposure to the open scorching sun dry the hair and make it brittle. If the locks are unruly, strongly electrified, and the tips are split, then they need intensive moistening.

Do it better in a complex way by using soft natural shampoos, balms and moisturizing masks in combination with ethereal-oil therapy.

Recipe 1.

Mix in one tank essential oils:

  • 4 drops of lavender,
  • 6 drops of cedar,
  • 2 drops of sandalwood,
  • 2 drops of patchouli.

Apply the mixture to the scalp, gently comb over the entire length, cover with a shower cap and wrap with a towel. Hold on for 1-2 hours, then rinse.

If you want to prevent the appearance of split ends, apply the product directly to the ends of the hair.

Recipe 2.

For preparation it is necessary to take:

  • 30 ml of olive oil or grape seeds,
  • 4 drops of essential oil of lavender, cedar and ylang-ylang.

Cover the hair with this compound, wrap with a film and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

To restore lifeless hair, repeat this wrap 2 times a week.

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For oily hair

Most of all, the fatty hair is caused by the malfunctioning of the sebaceous glands. Normalize their work can help therapeutic balms and masks with essential oils.

Recipe 1.

To improve the scalp condition, a mixture of essential oils will help:

  • 6 drops of mint,
  • 4 drops of lemon,
  • 2 drops of lavender.

Regular rubbing of this product into the scalp will help to get rid of unhealthy fatty gloss and you do not have to wash your hair every day, as the process of pollution will occur much more slowly.

Recipe 2.

An excellent therapeutic effect is provided by the massage mixture of oils:

  • 1-2 drops of fennel ether,
  • 1 teaspoon of any vegetable.

The mixture should be mixed well and rubbed into the scalp for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and shampoo.

Recipe 3.

To prepare a drying mask, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons oat flakes,
  • 2 tablespoons white cosmetic clay,
  • kefir,
  • 5 drops of lemon oil,
  • 4 drops of citronella oil,
  • 3 drops of bergamot oil.

Clay should be diluted with kefir until it is liquid. Add the oat flakes and oils to it. Apply the product to the roots of the hair, lightly massage and leave for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with warm running water.

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To strengthen hair

Recipe 1.


  • 2 tablespoons of castor oil,
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil,
  • 2 drops of lemon aether.

Heat the mixture to a comfortable temperature for the body, distribute it by hair, cover with a cap for 35 minutes. Wash off.

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Recipe 2.

Therapeutic mask with rosemary aroma:

  • 1 onion,
  • 5 drops of rosemary essential oil.

Chop the onions with a blender, drain the resulting juice, and combine the pulp with the rosemary oil. Treat hair along the entire length with a mixture, cover the head with a cellophane cap and a towel. After a couple of hours, wash the mask with shampoo and cool water.

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For hair restoration

Recipe 1.

To restore hair after staining, a mixture of esters with any warm base oil will help:

  • 2 drops of chamomile,
  • 2 drops of ylang ylang,
  • 2 drops of lemon.

Apply to hair and leave for 1 hour.

Recipe 2.

For heavily damaged hair, a mixture of lemon essential oil with honey and aloe is effectively used.

It is necessary to mix and beat well:

  • 1 yolk,
  • for 1 teaspoon of honey and aloe juice,
  • 4 drops of lemon aether.

The resulting mass is spread over the hair, covered with a cap and left for 45 minutes. Rinse with non-flammable water.

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For the density and volume of the hair

Recipe 1.

Strengthen the growth of hair will help a warm nutritional mask. For it you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons burdock oil,
  • 1 tablespoon almond,
  • 3 drops of lemon ether.

Base oils should be slightly warmed up for best effect. Evenly apply the mask on the hair, cover with a plastic cap and a towel. Hold for about an hour.

Recipe 2.

Mask with cedar oil:

  • 1 yolk,
  • 15 ml of linseed oil,
  • 5 drops of cedar essential oil.

Mix all the ingredients. Cover the root zone of the head and all the strands with a mask. Wait 40 minutes. Wash off the mixture first with warm water and then with shampoo.

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For shine of hair

As a rule, hair lose its luster due to insufficient nutrition. Almost all essential and vegetable oils can provide saturation of hair with missing substances.

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A great way to give your hair shine and improve their condition is the aromatherapy procedure.

It should be done on clean dry hair. Apply a few drops of any essential oil on a wooden comb with sparse prongs and comb the hair over the entire length of 5-10 minutes, evenly distributing the oil.

After the procedure, the hair will become smooth and shiny and will smell good. Carry out aroma-combing every day for 2 weeks, then you need to take a break for at least a month.

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For lightening of hair

Most often, for lightening hair, lemon essential oil is used. With its help you can lighten the curls for 1-2 tones safely and easily.

Recipe 1.


  • 1 tablespoon of vodka,
  • 4-5 drops of lemon aether.

Apply the mixture to the upper strands or ends of the hair to create a natural transition effect of tones. Do not flush the mixture, you need to go out for 30 minutes in the sun. So the oil will act faster and more lighten the hair. As a result, you will get natural curls that have burnt out in the sun.

Recipe 2.

Regularly add lemon essential oil to hair shampoo. For a single serving, 4-5 drops will suffice. Over time, this will help not only lighten the curls, but also give them extra shine.

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From dandruff

Dandruff is an increased detachment of the scales of the scalp. Most often, it appears due to a malfunction in the work of the sebaceous glands, metabolic disorders in the body or the effects of aggressive stimuli.

Essential oils from dandruff have anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects on the skin, so their regular application can help in solving the problem. Unfortunately, there is no single recipe for all. It is necessary to select oils guided by the symptoms and condition of the scalp.

Recipe 1.

To begin with, you can try to wash your head with shampoo enriched with the essential oils listed in the list above. To do this in a single dose of shampoo should add 3-5 drops of the selected oil, stir, apply to the roots of hair, massage for 5 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Recipe 2.

When dandruff is a consequence of dryness of the scalp, a therapeutic mixture of oils can help:

  • 5 drops of tea tree,
  • 2 drops of jasmine,
  • 2 drops of thyme,
  • 1 drop of rosemary.

Apply only to scalp and massage. After 5-7 minutes rinse.

Recipe 3.

When dandruff appears on oily hair, a massage oil mixture is suitable:

  • 4 drops of rosemary,
  • 4 drops of eucalyptus,
  • 3 drops of thyme.

Massage the head for 5-7 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water.

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From hair loss

Trichologists recommend doing head massages with the essential oils listed in the table above. Such massages activate blood circulation and metabolic processes in the upper layers of the scalp, and also strengthen hair follicles.

In the massage mixture, you can add oil vitamins, but only in accordance with the instructions to the drug, otherwise you can get a serious allergic reaction.
The more often to do a similar massage, the faster the result will appear.

Recipe 1.

To prepare the massage mix, mix:

  • 1 tablespoon base oil,
  • 5 drops of any essential oil.

Rub the mixture into the scalp, gently massaging it with the pads of your fingers, for 20 minutes. Then wash your hair.

As a basis for soft and thin hair, it is better to use oils of light texture, for example, almond, grape seed, jojoba. For hard hair is more suitable olive, burdock, coconut and sesame.

Recipe 2.

Mix to homogeneity:

  • 3 drops of lavender and rosemary ester,
  • 2 drops of thyme and cedar ether,
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil,
  • 0.5 teaspoon jojoba oil.

With your fingertips rub the mixture into the roots of the hair, then wrap your head well with cellophane and a towel and leave the mask overnight. In the morning wash your hair with shampoo.

Recipe 3.

  • egg yolk,
  • 1 tablespoon of honey,
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil,
  • for 3 drops of essential oil of rosemary and cedar.

Honey melt in a water bath, then successively add to it esters, yolk and oil. Beat thoroughly. Apply the mask to the roots of the hair, distribute the remainders along the entire length. Cover your head with a cap and leave for 40 minutes. Wash off with warm water and shampoo.

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