Dandruff may be caused by fungi or inflammation on the scalp. It may also be developed due to deposition of impurities on the scalp by environmental pollution. The dandruff problem can be managed with infusion of essential oils on the scalp or hair.
Lavender and tea tree oils are very effective for addressing the inflammation on the scalp. You can apply both oils mixing together by the ratio of 1:1 and in total 12 drops altogether. You will get fruitful results after application of the essential oils in regular manner.
Few essential oils to get rid of dandruff
- Lavender essential oils
- Rosemary essential oils
- Thyme essential oils
- Peppermint essential oils
- Chamomile essential oils
- Tea tree essential oils
- Patchouli essential oils
People may use hair oils as home remedies to treat dandruff. Besides these above hair oils, there are some more oils which can be treated against dandruff. The oils may be used are as follows:
- Coconut oil
- Neem oil
- Sesame oil
- Jojoba oil
- Olive oil
- Mustard oil
- Tea tree oil
Procedure for application of oils
For scalp massage, put 4-5 drops of hair care oil on your fingertips and massage the scalp gently. If the scalp is scaly and affected by dandruff, then take blend of 2 drops of rosemary oil, 2 drops of tea tree oil, 2 drops of chamomile oil and pour the mixture to the base oil like jojoba oil.
Essential oils for hair growth
Rosemary is the best essential oil for hair growth. This is also responsible for hair growth and also thickens the hair. Rosemary hair oil is responsible for cellular growth of hair.
Essential oils to get rid of dandruff
Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus is very beneficial when it comes to dandruff, the most unwanted hair problem, the antibacterial and antifungal effect of the oil held to get rid of the same by killing the bacteria causing dandruffs.
How to use
Take 2 to 3 drops eucalyptus oil, mix with shampoo and wash hair, it will give a wonderful cooling sensation.
Citrus lemon essential oils
Citrus Lemon oil have antibacterial , anti – inflammatory and antifungal properties which works on dandruff very effectively, moreover application of the same enhance stimulates the flow of blood which is useful for oily skin and thus prevent from dandruffs.
How to use
Add 10 – 12 drops of Lemon essential oil in 200 ml shampoo which will makes hair shiny and uplift the hair and energies it.
Carrot seed essential oil
This particular oil has an antiseptic and toning properties making it perfect for use of removing Dandruff. This Oil contains Vitamin B which promotes the hair growth and makes it shiny.
How to use
Due to its strong smell many may not like it so it can be mixed with carrier oils such as coconut oil. 2 drops of Carrot oil in 10 – 15 ml of carrier oil can be applied.
Cedar wood essential oils
The antifungal and antiseptic cedar wood oil can reduce inflammation and irritation caused by dandruff, it also boost the circulation and increases hair growth by making it thick and strong.
How to use
2 to 3 drops of cedar wood oil can be mixed with any organic carrier oil can be applied on scalp, leave it for 30 minutes and rinse of for better results.
West Indian Bay essential oil
This particular oil have antibacterial and antifungal properties which reduces dandruffs, makes the hair shiny, moreover this oil contains a very sweet smell.
How to use
Blend 3 drops of it with Lavender essential oil, and mix it with one tablespoon of carrier oil, leave it for whole night.
Benefits of tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has got the properties of removing fungal infections. Dandruff is caused by fungal infections. So, application of tea tree oil will remove dandruff effectively.
This oil is very much effective for itchy and dry scalp. Tea tree oil is anti inflammatory and anti fungal in nature. It also can heal the wounds. So, it is successful in treating the dandruff. It has got the uses in various extraordinary ways.
Treatment of dandruff with rosemary oil
It holds anti fungal properties and can heal with anti-inflammatory effect. It moisturizes the scalp with sweet fragrance. It has got many properties which have the healing effect towards dandruff and for other problems of scalp.
Benefits of chamomile oil
It has got anti inflammatory effect on the scalp. It acts well for the allergies. So, the oil can heal all sorts of allergies, inflammation and dandruff of the scalp.
So, you can choose your specific essential oils for specific problems of your scalp of hair.
All the above essential oils can be diluted with the shampoo as well as the coconut oil, direct application of this oils may cause burning sensation to sensitive skin.
Please ensure to buy essential oils of good brand, and allergic person must consult with the doctor before using any of the above oils as all of them are very concentrated and may cause irritation to the scalp.