Peppermint essential oil is one of the most potent essential oil that is used to treat various hair and scalp problems. It is also used to treat the most common hair problems like hair loss, dandruff and itchiness. Here is the list of some of the best ways to use Peppermint essential oil for Hair growth.
Best ways to Use Peppermint essential oils for Hair
1. In Hair rinses
This is my favorite method. In fact, Hair rinses are the most easiest ways to take care of one’s Hair. It is hassle free and doesn’t take much of your time.
Hair rinse actually work and have many miraculous benefits apart from adding shine and softness to your hair. If you are already late to this game of using Natural hair rinses for hair, no worries..because here in this post I break down each point from what is a hair rinse to which hair rinse works best for your hair
Some of the Hair rinses that are suitable for oily hair are Apple cider vinegar rinse and rosemary rinse, for dry Hair Green Tea rinse and for sensitive rinse rose petal rinse is best suited.
While using essential oils, make sure you use them diluted. As they are highly concentrated oils, it should never ever be used directly either on your skin nor on your hair.
> After you are ready with the hair rinse of your choice according to your hair type, add 4 drops of peppermint essential oil for each cup of hair rinse you take. Mix it well and you are ready to use it on your hair after you shampoo and conditioner as usual.
2. In Scalp massage Oils
Who doesn’t love a scalp massage? Scalp massage are the best way to enhance overall health of your scalp and hair. It conditions your hair and makes it more shiny and soft.
Some of the best carrier oils that goes well with peppermint essential oil are,
- Jojoba Oil
- Argan oil
- Virgin Coconut oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Avocado oil
- Castor oil
- Sweet Almond oil
> Add 2-3 teaspoons of your favorite carrier oils according to your hair type, in a bowl. Now add 4 drops of peppermint essential oil int the oil and mix it well. Section your hair and apply the oil to your scalp covering all the scalp. Massage your scalp suing your finger tips, for 5 minutes.
3. In Hair packs
Pamper your self with Hair packs at least once a week. Natural home made Hair packs contain many beneficial properties that helps your hair from dryness and oiliness.
Egg deep conditioning hair growth mask:
This is one of those common hair masks that most of Us might have already heard or read somewhere. Or you probably got bored of this mask again here? There is a reason why I have included this hair mask here. Egg has many nutritious benefits that keep your hair shiny, nourished as well as helps to grow your hair faster. An yeah..! This stuff will stink. So be careful. 😛
Take two fresh eggs, or depending upon your length of your hair. Break them and add it in a bowl.
>> Stir it well. Add 2 tablespoon of pure coconut oil and 8 drops of peppermint essential oil to the mixture. Mix them well.
>>Work in sections and apply all over hair from roots to tips.
>> Massage gently for 2 minutes and use a wide tooth comb to comb and to spread it evenly all over the scalp.
>> Wait for 45 minutes and shampoo with a mild shampoo and condition as usual.
Tip: Use few drops of rose water in the water with which you wash your hair to avoid the smell of egg in your hair.
4. In Shampoo
Adding few drops of essential oils to your shampoo while washing your hair is one the best ways to get the most out of the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
But, there is a rule of thumb to follow while using essential oils either in skin care or hair care.
As essential oils are highly concentrated oils of plants and herbs, there oils should and must be diluted before using.
So, here while using in your shampoo and conditioner, use only the said (that I am gonna mention now) amount and never more than that.
♥Follow these steps while you are in shower and your hair is wet and ready to be washed♥
-Take one tablespoon full of which ever shampoo you are using into your palm, but it is best to use herbal, mild or organic shampoo with minimal ingredients. Avoid using harmful chemicals as much as your can.
– Now add not more than 3 drops of peppermint essential oil to the shampoo that is in your palm.
-Mix them both using both of your palms and apply to your hair and massage gently for 3-4 minutes.
-Cleanse your hair well and wash off with normal water.
-Follow up with a conditioner.
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