What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is an alternative healing practice that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds to improve the overall health and wellbeing of an individual. These essential oils may be used in a massage oil, heated in an oil burner, placed topically on the hair or skin, or inhaled with steaming water.
Hair loss is caused by various factors like stress, medication, dandruff and hormonal changes. In most of these cases the hair follicles go into the dormant phase, or produce fewer hair fibers. Aromatherapy has a very good effect on hair growth, as essential oils stimulate the hair follicles.
Select the essential oils to match your hair and scalp type, and add them to a fragrance-free base shampoo, conditioner or carrier lotion which has been specially formulated to work as an aromatherapy carrier.
Using 25 drops (in total) of your chosen oils to every 50ml of shampoo or conditioner.Adding both essential oils and a little Jojoba or Coconut oil to a Carrier Lotion is highly effective when left on to soak for 5 minutes or more. It will condition and soften your hair in a way that ‘off the shelf’ products simply can not do.
Oily Hair - A blend of basil (promotes hair growth), rosemary oil (prevents dandruff, keeps scalp clean) and ylang-ylang (promotes hair growth) is used for oily hair type. These oils need to be mixed in a base oil like sunflower oil or safflower oil and then massaged onto the scalp.
Dry Hair - Underactive sebaceous glands lead to drying of the scalp, which in turn conduces to hair breakage and split ends. To counter this problem, one can massage a blend of rose essential oil, carrot seed essential oil and myrrh, mixed in a carrier oil or base oil: jojoba oil. This combination is highly recommended for dry hair as the essential oil rose extract soothes the scalp, while carrot essential oil nourishes it. Myrrh on the other hand helps stimulate underactive sebaceous glands.