Benefits of essential oils for hair and scalp.

Over the last decade, essential oils have become increasingly popular. Essential oils are organic substances generated from aromatic plants. They have been used for disinfection, anti-inflammatory, soothing, and stimulating substances all over the world, and have the potential for curative treatment usage.

The plethora of essential oils benefits on hair is as innumerable as their wide usage.

Peppermint oil

Menthol is the main component in peppermint oil, and it is primarily responsible for its antipruritic and rubefacient effects.

The most efficient penetration booster is menthol.

It also functions as a counter-irritant as a topical agent, providing a cooling sensation and activating central analgesic (pain-relieving) pathways on the scalp.

Pruritus (itching) is a typical symptom of numerous scalp issues.

The degree and intensity of itching vary greatly. Itching can cause scratching, which can lead to inflammation and infection.

Antipruritic properties in menthol relieve irritation on the scalp by providing a soothing effect.

Rosemary oil

Rosemary essential oil has anti-inflammatory qualities and enhances circulation.

These properties are made possible by the many components of rosemary oil of which Camphor and Limonene.

These components help improve circulation on the scalp thus allowing the hair follicle cells to get optimal nutritional nourishment from the blood supply.

As well Limonene gives rosemary oil the high penetration booster making it an excellent oil to add onto other oils to enhance absorption onto the scalp.

Eucalyptus oil

Antioxidants, found in eucalyptus oil protect your scalp and hair follicles from oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress on hair follicle cells cause degradation of tissue cells resulting in inflammation and tissue injury and eventually hair loss and scalp ailments.

Antioxidants are like your hair’s hidden rescuer. They aid hair growth by maintaining the connective tissues of hair follicles. It also protects the scalp cells in the blood vessels, which aids in the creation of healthy hair. Antioxidants also inhibit melanin breakdown in the cortex of our hair strands, which improves colour retention and hair integrity, making it stronger and healthier.

Essential oils are concentrated natural extracts extracted from plant leaves, blossoms, and stems.

Essential oils contain a cornucopia of hair and scalp health advantages that have been scientifically proved. They’re a cost-effective, adaptable, and handy approach to boosting the health of your hair and scalp.

Essential oils are most commonly applied to the scalp after being diluted with a carrier oil.

Add essential oils to your favourite cosmetic products, such as shampoo, conditioner, or oils, as another choice.

Trichologist Celestine Gitau IAT

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