Ether ... Essential oil ... Something imperceptible,magical, alluring and intoxicating. The magic of fragrance! Assyria, Greece, Ancient Rome, the Middle East, India, China, Japan ... At all times and throughout the world, the medicinal properties of aromatic oils for the beauty and health of hair have been used.
Types of essential oils for hair
There are many types of essential oils obtainedfrom various plants and used in the beauty and health industry. Each of them is distinguished by a unique combination of aromatic components and has unique properties. Therefore, in order to pick up your individually tolerated essential oils for hair, you need to know all their pros and cons and approach the problem of choice in the most responsible way. It is better to adhere to the well-known medical rule - do no harm. And in order not to harm the hair and achieve the desired results, do not, dear ladies, smear your head with the first product that has been caught. It is so easy to get the opposite effect, and even completely suffer from allergies or poisoning. From the vast assortment of essential oils we will consider the most popular and most frequently used types of this cosmetic product.
- Butter oil
A thick yellowish liquid withspecific spicy-woody aroma. Has a powerful anti-inflammatory and disinfectant effect. Used for alopecia, or alopecia. Stimulates the restoration of hair roots and helps to get rid of seborrhea and dandruff.
- Bergamot oil
It is obtained from the skin of immature fruits, flowers andleaves of bergamot. The composition includes unique components: bergapten, linalson, limonene. It is good for people with excessively active sebaceous glands of the scalp. It differs with fresh fruit-citrus, spicy-tart aroma.
- Carnation essential oil
Easy flowing with warm, buttery-tartaroma. Get from the leaves and undisclosed buds of a clove tree. The composition is dominated by eugenol. Has vasodilator and antimicrobial effect, suitable for all skin types, except sensitive.
- Geranium oil
Light, fluid, colorless oryellowish-green, with an oily, floral-bitter aroma. The main components are geraniol, citronellol, menton, roseoxide. Ideal for sensitive and dry skin. Has a pronounced whitening effect, eliminates skin peeling and dandruff.
- Grapefruit oil
Easy-flowing, light yellowish hue. Has a gentle, chilly, fresh fragrance with a slight bitterness. It normalizes the functions of the sebaceous glands, cleanses the pores and promotes their narrowing. Tones, reduces the fat content of the hair.
- Ylang Ylang Oil
Pale yellow oily liquid with intensesweet, floral-balsam aroma with spicy notes. Components - methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, methyl salicylate, eugenol, geraniol. Very effective for preventing hair loss, increased brittleness and dandruff.
- Cinnamon oil
Golden yellow with warm, spicybitter-sweet aroma. It has a characteristic smell of cinnamon and a burning aromatic taste. During oxidation, it darkens and thickens, acquiring a resinous consistency. Has an antiseptic effect. Improves blood circulation, stimulating hair growth.
- Butter of lemon
Light yellow or pale green liquid witha typical bitterish-cold smell of fresh lemon. It is obtained from the fresh peel of the fruit. It contains limonene, citral, geraniol, linalol and other substances. It is a natural clarifier that gives the hair a platinum shade. A good remedy for dandruff and brittle hair.
- Patchouli oil
Golden amber, dark orange thickliquid with a bitterish-smoky, tarry-tart, warm aroma. The main component is Pachulium alcohol. It is recommended to be used as a care for aging skin. It is widely used to combat dermatitis, nourishes the hair and eliminates dandruff.
- Fir oil
It is almost colorless or pale yellowliquid with a rich, sweetish balm flavor. It is obtained from needles and young shoots. Contains pinene, bornilacetate, limonene, and laurodehyde. An indispensable component of balms for the treatment of seborrhea and hair loss.
- Rosemary oil
Pale yellow liquid with fresh,herbaceous mint aroma with a balmy tint. Contains limonene, camphine, cineole, camphor, borneol, linalol. Stimulates hair growth and eliminates dandruff. Rosemary rinses hair after washing, it is rubbed into the head with hair loss, especially after the illness.
- Tea tree oil
Pale yellow or olive fluid fluid withfresh, warm, spicy-tart aroma with a light camphor color. The main components are terpinene, 1,8-cinneol, cymine. It is used as an effective antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. It is used for regular care for oily and problem skin.
- Eucalyptus oil
Colorless or light yellow fluid,darkens with time. The aroma is resinous, tart, woody with a distinct camphor smell. The composition includes cineole, limonene, pinene, cymine. Used for natural skin whitening. An excellent tool for getting rid of dandruff and hair loss.
Types of hair and the use of essential oils
We have considered only a small part of the assortment of essential oils. Now we have to find out which of them, in which case and how best to apply.
- Normal hair will suit geranium, lavender, lemon, rosemary.
- For fragile and dry aromatherapists recommend using ylang-ylang, rosemary, geranium, patchouli.
- For fatty lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus, bergamot, grapefruit is better.
- To strengthen the hair and when they fall out, the best option is cinnamon, fir, ylang-ylang.
- Stimulate growth will help rosemary, ylang-ylang, cloves, fir, cinnamon.
- And you can get rid of dandruff by using Calamus, tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, geranium and rosemary.
- To prevent hair from seizing, use citrus oils and ylang-ylang.
- How to apply hair oils correctly
Essential oils as monocomponents or in the compositionBalsams are used as masks, when washing hair and aromatizing. To prepare a mask, it is recommended to dilute the selected incense in a vegetable oil. As a base, you can take any oil - sunflower, olive, almond, grape seed, peach, jojoba or avocado. Choose what works best for your hair. To the base we add the required aromatic component in the following ratio: on the table spoon of the base - 3-5 drops of the additive. For example, a mask for slowly growing, fatty hair roots. The basis is jojoba. Add rosemary, cloves, cinnamon and juniper. Mask for dry hair with dandruff. In the base avocado, add lemon, rosemary and geranium. Medical masks are made 2-3 times, and preventive masks are not more often than once a week. To wash hair, aromatic oils should be mixed in homemade shampoos from soap flakes and purified water (100 g per 1 l) or in more complex shampoos made from natural ingredients: glycerine soap - 50 ml, base oil - 1 tsp, water - 200 ml, decoction of herbs - 2 tbsp. l., essential oil - 10 drops. Another way to take care of your hair is to aromatherapy. This is a combination of aromatherapy with a scalp massage. Rules of procedure: the comb should be wooden, dry and clean; for one procedure, no more than 4-5 drops of essential oil are taken; need a preliminary allergotest. The oil is applied to the teeth of the comb, the hair is carefully combed in all directions, evenly distributing. Aroma-spreading is carried out no more than 2 times a week.
Remember, the more expensive the product, the smaller the bottle. The usual packing is 10 ml. The most expensive oils of rose, jasmine, sandalwood, etc. are bottled in 2 ml and 5 ml bottles. One 10 ml bottle, if used correctly, lasts 8-12 months. Essential oil - natural, it has no additional components. Fake leaves greasy stains. Do not forget that essential oils can prove to be powerful allergens. Handle them carefully.