Essential oils for long hair? You bet!
We can’t claim to cure baldness, but we can say a lot of our friends swear this blend has helped them grow long, lustrous locks.
Try blending these essential oils for long hair in an ounce of jojoba wax or avocado oil. Both are great for nourishing your scalp and protecting your hair. We’re recommending five essential oils for long hair (although there are certainly more to choose from). Stick to about 20 drops of essential oil total.
(Pelargonium roseum x asperum)
5 or 6 drops. You’ll adore geranium’s soft rosy aroma. It’s one of our primary ingredients here because it’s known to help balance the skin’s production of sebum—the oil that keeps skin moisturized—while also reducing dryness (and dandruff). People also use it for reducing scar tissue and promoting overall skin health.
5 or 6 drops. Take a deep breath. . .Can you smell the rosy geranium blended with woody cedar? We promise, it’s lovely! It’s a slightly astringent oil that can help balance scalp health.
(Rosemary ct. camphor)
5 or 6 drops. Rosemary is famous for promoting circulation, which makes it a popular option for massage, including scalp massage, and one of the most well-known essential oils for long hair. This variety of rosemary includes the natural components camphor (great for circulation) and verbenone (known for skin care and skin cell regeneration).
1 or 2 drops. Ylang ylang has a very potent aroma, and if you use too much it can overwhelm not only the other oils in the blend, but your senses. (You could wind up with a headache!) You’ll see what we mean if you accidentally add too many drops! (If too much ylang ylang gets into your blend, we suggest starting over. Adding more jojoba might make more hair oil than you can use within the shelf lives of the essential oils.)
1 or 2 drops. The same basic rules apply to jasmine that we discussed for ylang ylang. But it’s also a little more expensive than some other oils, so less is more here.
How to use this blend
Three or four times a week, place a few drops of the blend in your palm and rub it between your hands to warm it. Bend over and let your hair dangle—the idea is to increase blood flow in your head—and massage the oils into your scalp.
Try this a half hour or so before you shower, so the oils have time to absorb and nourish your skin. If you prefer to do it before bed, you may want to wear a shower cap to prevent the oils from getting all over your pillowcases. Then again, the blend does smell lovely, and you might like to drift off to sleep with it!
Want to replace any of the oils above with a substitute? Maybe they’re too expensive, or you don’t have them in your collection? Here are a few substitutes you might want to try:
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
- Juniper (Juniperus communis)
If you make this blend let us know how it goes!