Essential Oils for Hair

Previous posts discussed about the difference between the carrier and essential oils. This post will discuss about essential oils.


The condition and porosity of our hair are affected by various things. Things such as type of water, scalp condition, quality of sleep, stress, genes, the products being put on hair, diet, lifestyle, and a lot more.


The table below is lifted from

Essential Oils
Basil Basil:
Oily hair
Promotes growth by stimulating circulation
Chamomile Chamomile:
Fine to normal hair
Gives golden highlights and sheen
Conditions hair
Soothes inflamed scalp
Helps scaly scalps and psoriasis
Cedarwood Cedarwood:
Normalizes dry and oily scalp
Stimulates scalp and hair follicles
Used to treat hair loss and dandruff
Antiseptic and astringent
Clary Sage Clary Sage:
All hair types
Dandruff treatment
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus:
Dandruff treatment
Lavender Lavender:
All hair types
Scalp treatment for itchiness and dandruff
Helps balance natural scalp oils
Soothes scalp and calms hair
Promotes hair growth
Lemons Lemon:
Oily hair
Gives golden highlights
Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
Helps balance natural scalp oils
Lemongrass Lemongrass:
Oily hair
Slows down scalp oil production
Myrrh Myrrh:
Dry hair
Treatment for dry scalp and dandruff
Patchouli Patchouli:
Oily hair
Dandruff treatment
Peppermint Peppermint:
Dry hair
Promotes growth by stimulating circulation
Rosemary Rosemary:
Oily hair
Dandruff treatment
Promotes hair growth
Sage Sage:
Clarifies scalp scalp clarifiers
Helps heal scalp problems such as psoriasis
Tea Tree Tea Tree:
Oily hair
Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff and lice
Thyme Thyme:
Stimulates blood flow
Invigorates scalp to help with hair loss
Ylang Ylang Ylang Ylang:
Oily hair
Dandruff treatment
Stimulates hair growth


Additonal Carrier and Essential Oils. Lifted from Essential Oils

  • Almond oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp.
  • Cedarwood oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.
  • Chamomile oil adds shine and softness to hair, and soothes the scalp.
  • Clary sage oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the scalp.
  • Coconut oil softens hair and increases shine.
  • Geranium oil strengthens hair.
  • Jojoba oil moisturizes the hair, adds nutrients, and stimulates the scalp.
  • Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff.
  • Moroccan argan oil moisturizes, nourishes, and provides antioxidants to hair.
  • Rosemary oil stimulates the roots, improves hair growth, and increases circulation in the scalp.
  • Sandalwood oil helps with dry ends, and adds fragrance to the hair.


A direct quote from, (check the link for other hair types and hair problems.)

Dry hair: Dry hair tends to be rough and thick in texture. It is susceptible to split ends and tangles. Essential oils like sandalwood, geranium, lavender, rose, lemon oil and ylang-ylang suit the needs of dry hair. Oil massage helps in stimulation the sebaceous glands so that they produce more oil. Use jojoba, avocado, sesame or almond oil as the base or carrier oil


Additional Read about Oils for Skin and Hair!


E Oils for Hair


Essential Oils




The following information are lifted and paraphrased from:

Things that affects hair condition

Essential Oils Uses

The photos are from:

Getting to know essential oils


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