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Essential Oils for Hair Growth and Thickness

essential oils for strong hair


No one wants to suffer from hair that is less than perfect. We all want to have shiny, healthy hair with plenty of new growth. But there are some essential oils that can help to naturally thicken the hair by stimulating the hair follicles and these include oils of rosemary and lavender. Lavender Essential Oil will strengthen the hair by balancing estrogen levels while Rosemary Essential Oil inhibits DHT (dihydroxy-testosterone) that can weaken the hair.

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How to naturally thicken hair with essential oils:

  • Gently massage ten drops of Rosemary Essential Oil and five drops of Lavender Essential Oil into different areas of your scalp for two minutes.
  • Put a hot towel around your head and sit for twenty minutes.
  • Finally, wash hair with natural homemade shampoo.

Here are some recipes for natural homemade shampoos and more…

And the good news is that these DIY recipes for shampoos really do get your hair clean and shiny whatever type of hair you have.

Basic Homemade Shampoo

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup castile vegetable-based liquid soap such as Dr. Bronner’s 
  • 1 teaspoon light olive oil (omit if you have oily hair)
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oil (such as Lavender Essential Oil or Lemon Essential Oil)

Combine ingredients, mix well and put in a recycled shampoo bottle. Use a palm-full of the shampoo or less to lather once, and then rinse with warm water. This homemade shampoo is thinner than commercial shampoo and it won’t suds up as much — but it will eliminate oil and grime just as well as a regular commercial shampoo.

Herbal homemade shampoo

For a naturally scented shampoo, opt for a scented castile soap, or substitute ½ cup strong herbal tea (such as chamomile, lavender or rosemary) for water in the basic shampoo recipe above.

Homemade apple cider vinegar shampoo

You will need a box of baking soda and some apple cider vinegar.  Please note that although the mixture works well, it can take a while for your hair to adjust to this different type of shampoo – for example, it might be oily to start with.

Place a few tablespoons of baking soda in the bottom of a repurposed squeeze bottle, top with hot water, and shake it well.  You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance. After it settles for a few minutes, apply ¼ cup to wet hair, work it through with fingers before rinsing for a clean and shiny result.  Then follow with a basic rinse recipe by mixing ½ cup of apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice with two cups water. Pour it through your wet hair and rinse with cool water.

And then add:

Egg yolk conditioner

You will need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water

Prepare before you wash your hair by beating the egg yolk until frothy, adding the oil and beating again, and then slowly adding the water while still beating. Pour the mixture through wet hair, working it in with your fingers. Allow it to set for a few minutes then rinse it out with warm water.

A deep conditioner using all or one of these ingredients

For dry or damaged hair, using a deep conditioner once a week can make a huge difference. You can apply any of the following in combination or alone: olive oil, coconut oil, beaten egg, yogurt, mayonnaise, mashed banana or mashed avocado.  Massage into wet hair before wrapping up your hair turban style in an old towel for twenty minutes and then rinse well.

​Our own Simply Hair Oil will keep on nourishing your hair, naturally

This hair formula includes the well-known Moroccan Argan Oil to make hair softer, silkier and shinier - as well as taming any frizz. Some of the other ingredients (such as Rosemary) have been used for hair care by the people of the Mediterranean countries for centuries.

Apply a small amount to the palm of your hand. Then with your fingers, work the oil evenly through the damp or dry hair. Once you have completed styling, you can apply more to intensify shine and to eliminate frizz.  One suggestion is to use Simply Hair Oil before flat ironing for a sleek and finished look.  Another suggestion is to apply before shampooing for extra conditioning.

Simply Hair Oil is 100% natural, safe and gentle, working to nourish and hydrate your hair as well as improve texture and shine.

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