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August 3, 2015

Moisturize Dry Hair with Essential Oils

Dry hair is caused by so many things. Some of it could be genetic but outside influences such as environment, nutrition, stress level, age, hormones, amount of sleep, medications, and/or chemical treatments also play a part. In a lot of ways, dry hair can also lead to an uncomfortable dry scalp. But there is hope! Below is a list of the best essential oils for dry hair care, some good points of interest, and several recipes. Have fun!

Best Oils

  1. Essential Oils: Sandalwood, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Myrrh, Peppermint, Birch Bark, Geranium
  2. Carrier Oils: Avocado, Apricot Seed,  Jojoba, Coconut Oil
  3. Tonic Bases: Distilled water, Rosewater, Cider Vinegar
  4. Herbs: Calendula, Comfrey leaf/root, Orange Peel

Points of Interest

Recipes

 

Here are a few recipes for making conditioning treatments for your hair to help strengthen and moisturize . Be sure to try these recipes on a small portion of your scalp first to make sure your skin can handle it before using it all over your scalp.

Swimming Pool Hair Care

Stir all ingredients together until well mixed. Wet your hair, apply entire mixture into hair and scalp, making sure the ends of your hair are coated. Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and leave treatment in for 30 minutes, then rinse hair well and shampoo and condition as usual. Use to get rid of the green in your hair from the chlorine.

Dry Hair Tonic

Mix all ingredients together in a dark colored glass bottle and keep sealed tightly. Shake well before every use. Pour a little tonic into the palm of your hand and massage into the scalp and through the hair. Regular use (several times a week) will help improve the condition of your hair as well as making it smell good.

Dry Hair Scalp Oil

Mix all ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle. Shake well to mix together. Start with wet hair to make it easier to shampoo out. Massage 1-2 teaspoons into your scalp and hair paying special attention to ends. Cover head with a towel and leave for up to an hour before shampooing. Use weekly as a conditioning treatment.

Revitalize Hair Treatment

Mix formula together and use in one of the following ways:

  1. Massage blend into hair and scalp; make sure you reach split ends. Wrap head with a towel and relax for one hour. Shampoo and rinse. Be sure to rinse well to remove the olive oil.
  2. Add a few drops of the blend to a mild shampoo and use on a regular basis when you wash your hair.

This treatment is great for hair that is too dry, too oily, or too flaky.

911 Hair Rescue Mask

Blend all ingredients until smooth. To use, first shampoo your hair, then apply the entire mixture and massage into your hair and scalp. Put on a shower cap or wrap your hair in an old towel and leave mixture on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and style as usual.

Dry Hair Leave in Treatment

Massage approximately 1 teaspoon of formula into the hair and scalp at one time. It’s best to leave on for several hours to allow oils to penetrate. If you use the formula before bedtime, wrap a towel around your head to protect your pillowcase and leave on overnight. In the morning, wash hair twice with a natural shampoo and warm water. Use this formula three times a week until you achieve the desired results.

Avocado1Avocado Hair Conditioner

Stir all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste; either with a fork or a blender. Apply entire mixture to your hair or scalp. Wrap hair with a warm towel or cover with a shower cap and leave treatment in for 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water, then shampoo as usual. This is great for super dry or damaged hair.

Moisturizing Hair Treatment

Massage entire formula into the hair and scalp at one time. Pay particular attention to the ends of your hair. It’s best to leave on for several hours to allow oils to penetrate. If you use the formula before bedtime, wrap a towel around your head to protect your pillowcase and leave on overnight. In the morning, wash hair twice with a natural shampoo and warm water. Use this formula three times a week until you achieve the desired results.

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What do you like to use for your hair? Please share in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

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These sound wonderful. I am a big fan of Coconut oil, any thoughts on this as an alternative oil?
I would love to know if anyone has a formula or favorite oil for hair loss. Please!!! ?

Anne Stevens | March 4, 2016 | Reply

    Thank you for your comment. I have a couple of suggestions that may interest you for things that may help hydrate your hair and scalp and promote healthy growth. We recently posted an article called Growth-Promoting Hair Mask. We also have a blend that you may be interested in called Hair Support. Rosemary could also be helpful in promoting healthy hair growth. Good luck! Let us know if have any more questions.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | March 16, 2016 | Reply

Hi! Would it be possible to use pure castille soap blended with essential oils as a shampoo? I have oily roots but very dry ends. Help!

Wenni Wong | February 18, 2017 | Reply

    It is possible! Often DIY hair shampoos will include a mixture of castile soap, a carrier oil such as Jojoba and a desired essential oil.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | February 23, 2017 | Reply

I’ve noticed that when I use olive oil it both makes my hair brittle and has changed the texture of my hair to a hard trashy and stiff one and breaks my hair tremendously. So instead I use coconut ,castor and bergamot oils

Frederica Harwkes | May 10, 2017 | Reply

    Thank you for sharing with us. It is always great to learn what works for others. This sounds like a great combo!

    Rocky Mountain Oils | May 11, 2017 | Reply