Essential Oils for Normal Hair
These oils are for hair that is neither greasy nor dry.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is a famous plant used in aromatherapy for centuries. Moreover, it has been used as a remedy for infections and inflammations. The plant has endless benefits for our organism; it has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and anti-spasmodic properties. Medical practitioners use it for insomnia, burns, nervous tension, respiratory infections, cholesterol reduction, skin conditions, and hair loss.
The lavender fragrance is very relaxing and calming to both body and mind. One can make homemade lavender oil easily, or use some existing oils. When treating hair, massage is the best option. As for the safety precautions, lavender is safe, but one must be cautions of the hybrids (usually Lavandin) and other similar species.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary plant, a love charm, is loaded with essential vitamins (Vitamin C, vitamin D and B – complex vitamins). Due to the rosmarinic acid, it has great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary oil is distilled from the leaves of the herb, and it has minty aroma. Until today, rosemary oil has the reputation for stimulating hair growth and preventing baldness. This oil stimulates cell division and dilates blood vessels, which in turn, stimulates hair follicles into producing new hair. People usually use it as a hair rinse, but one can also add it to shampoos and hair conditioners. For hair growth, you can also rub it into the scalp. Rosemary oil is great for mixing with other oils, such as lemon essential oil, tea tree essential oil or geranium essential oil.
Caution – do not use it if you are suffering from epilepsy, high blood pressure or during pregnancy. Apart from that, rosemary essential oil is non- toxic and safe.