The Best Essential Oils for Curly Hair
Curly hair has made a massive comeback to fashion and hairstyle trends. Gone are the days when you had to suppress your hair with heating tools and straightening supplements. Now, you can embrace your curls in all their natural glory. Nourish your curls without a worry and flaunt them like a true diva! We believe nothing can be better to restore your hair's natural beauty than nature-inspired ingredients. For me, this regimen must include essential oils, and I’ll tell you why. Find out which essential oils are best suited for your curls!
Tea Tree Oil
If you’re looking to add essential oil to your routine for healthier curls, I recommend tea tree oil. It holds profound benefits for hair in that it has antioxidant properties that cleanse the scalp and help soothe itchiness. This makes tea tree oil an excellent clarifying oil when paired with the right carrier oils such as coconut oil or even your favorite shampoo! A clean scalp is the first step to healthier hair, so once you have the basics sorted, you can focus on the hair itself.
One of the biggest concerns with curly or textured hair is the accompanying frizz and the lack of shine. The key to handling this problem is through intense moisturization. When curls are properly hydrated, they appear more clumped together, and ringlets form easily. This is called ‘curl definition.’ Rosemary essential oil is known to soften the hair with its emollient properties that, in turn, add shine and definition to your curls. One way you can unlock this property is through a homemade leave-in conditioner. Add one drop of rosemary essential oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub the mixture into the palm of your hand and rake your fingers through your hair to distribute the oils evenly. After every shower on damp or dry hair, do this to help keep your curls soft and hydrated after every wash.
Lavender oil is popular because of its wonderful scent. However, it can be used as more than a mere perfume for your shampoos and conditioners. Lavender essential oil has hydrating properties, which we now know our curls love. To take full advantage of this property, I’m going to share the perfect recipe for a lavender oil refreshing mist that will keep your curls popping all week. Take an empty spray bottle you have lying around your pantry and fill it halfway with water. Add four tablespoons of rosewater and three teaspoons of lavender oil. Once you’ve added all the ingredients, shake the bottle well. Then, every second or third day after you’ve washed your hair, spritz this concoction on your hair to refresh your curls.
Curly hair is beautiful no matter how long or short it is. But if you prefer your curls long and luscious instead of short and sweet, we’ve got you covered. Infused with compounds such as pulegone and mentone that strengthen the hair and known to help it grow, peppermint essential oil promotes hair growth. To get maximum results from this essential oil, I would recommend using it in a hair mask. Get ready because I’m about to share the best hair mask for curly hair. Take two tablespoons of coconut oil and one teaspoon of your favorite conditioner, preferably one that’s sulfate and paraben-free. After this, add two drops of peppermint essential oil to the mix before applying it to the ends of your hair. Let your curls bask in the goodness of the mask for 10 minutes before rinsing it out with a shampoo that you trust. And voila! You just saved yourself from a bad hair day.
Now you know about four natural essential oils to add into your daily hair care routine for visibly flawless curls. Try out these oils to embrace your natural beauty and make your unruly curls manageable.