You scratch it when it itches. You scratch it when you brush it, and you will pull it when you style your hair. It’s your scalp, and it needs as much attention as your hair. If your scalp is dry or unhealthy, it reflects in your hair, making it either dull and dry, or oily.
When you shampoo and condition your hair, it’s clean, a little too clean in some instances, making your scalp work overtime to make the sebum, or natural oil, to keep itself moisturized. This can lead to hair looking oily just 24 hours after you have washed it. There are 12 oils to reset the balance to your scalp.
1 – Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
This is also known as wild carrot. It helps to revitalize the scalp.
2 – Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
This is an essential oil that can help treat dandruff and also promote hair growth. Do not use this oil if pregnant. Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) This is a great essential oil for all skin conditions form head to toe. It helps promote healthy hair and scalp.
3 – Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
This essential oil is often used to help thinning hair, promote a healthy scalp, fight dandruff, and control oils produced from the sabaceous gland. Do not use if pregnant. It doesn’t mix when if you use before you drink alcohol.
4 – Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
This oil is used to balance the skin and scalp. It helps to reduce sebum from overactive glands, and regulates the sebum production.
5 – Helichrysum (Helichrysum angustifolium)
This will help with extremely dry scalp.
6 – Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
This is an all-purpose essential oil that is good for a skin types. It is often added to shampoos and rinses for dandruff.
7 – Lemon (Citrus limon)
This helps to regulate oily skin and scalp. This can speed a sun burn if used right before going outside.
8 – Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
This oil is used often in aromatherapy for hair care, oily hair and skin, and it is also good in treating dandruff.
9 – Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
This essential oil comes highly recommended for regulating sebum production, stimulating the scalp, helping with thinning hair, promoting hair growth, lice, and dandruff. However, it is to be avoided if you are epileptic or suffer from hypertension.
10 – Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
This is good for treating dandruff and lice.
11 – Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
This is another essential oil that can help treat lice. It is also good for regulating oily skin and scalp. This one is however needs to be avoided in cases of hypertension, and pregnancy.
12 – Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
It helps to stimulate hair growth and makes a good ingredient for hair rinses. As you can see, there are a lot of essential oils you can tailor to your specific needs in terms of hair care. All of the hair care products you tend to buy in the store cannot do that. They are made for a general hair problem and not an individual.