Essential oils have been used for many centuries for a myriad of treatments, conditions and ailments and hair growth and regrowing damaged hair is definitely on the list. Because of their stimulating, antidepressant, therapeutic, antibacterial, anti fungal, and calming properties essential oils are widely used in improving the skin, hair, and some internal conditions. Essential oils are natural and are directly from a plant and are extracted through distillation.
In the afrokinkyhair/afro textured hair community we have a harder time growing, maintaining and retaining healthy natural hair because of products, destructive practices (perms, etc), and simply lack of knowledge about our hair thus most times resulting in hair loss and damage. Essential oils have the ability to help to heal and restore our beautiful curls if we know the right way to implement them in our hair routine. I have been using essential oils from the beginning of my hair journey and I have found that they work to keep my scalp healthy, stimulate and promote hair growth, and they are 100% natural and healthy. While essential oils are wonderful and great when used correctly they cannot be used by themselves. They need to be diluted in a carrier oil/oils to be used safely on our skin and hair. [Read more…]