Incredible uses of Peppermint essential oil for Hair | Solve all Hair Problems
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, hair thinning, dandruff and itchiness. Peppermint essential oil can help stimulate hair growth and has the ability to increase blood circulation around the scalp. A few drops of peppermint essential oil can have a much more powerful effect than drinking an herbal tea made from leaves or taking a capsule that contains leaves or plant extracts. Today, I will show you some of the Incredible uses of peppermint essential oil for hair.
Incredible uses of Peppermint essential oil for Hair
Best Way to instantly treat dandruff using Peppermint essential oil is using it with your shampoo while cleansing your hair.
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 2 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.
2. Scalp Acne
Yes. Scalp Acne is a thing. Many people don’t even know that they are having Scalp acne and they neglect it. When you scalp produces excess sebum as a result of wrong products or over washing your hair, it attracts more dirt and grim and hence becomes a breeding ground for acne bacteria.
Scalp acne can be treated with Peppermint essential oil and Apple cider vinegar.
One of the easiest way to use both of these is hair rinse.
Mix Apple Cider vinegar and water in 1:5 ratio in a jar.
Now add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil in it and mix it well.
Dump this water all over your hair and scalp after you shampoo and condition your hair.
Massage well for 2 minutes rinsing your hair with water.
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.
Apart from this, some of the simple changes in your hair care will also avoid any type of scalp infections and hair problems too. For more reads on hair care on the blog,
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3. Scalp dryness and itchiness
Peppermint essential oil tops the list of curing scalp problems like dandruff, itchiness and dryness. Peppermint’s menthol imparts a freshened smell and tingly sensation on your and scalp thus reducing the itchiness and also wipes out dandruff. Menthol is also used in many hair cleansing products to address these issues while the cooling menthol provides a relief to the scalp soreness.
A hair pack with the goodness of Aloe Vera and Peppermint essential oil will soothe your scalp from all these hair problems.
How to use :
- Extract some Aloe Vera gel from fresh leaves and blend them well. Collect the juice in cup.
- Add 2 drops of Rosemary essential oil, 4 drops of Peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of Tea tree essential oil in the cup containing Aloe Vera and mix them well. This ratio of essential oil is for 30ml of Aloe Vera gel. (If you want the exact proportion for the amount you are using, just comment below. I will answer them)
- Apply this pack all over your scalp and massage for 5 minutes. Tie your hair up in a bun and wash off after 30 minutes with a mild shampoo.
Note: Remember that, essentials oils should never be used directly. It should be diluted to a maximum of 2% in whatever oils or masks you are using. Direct use of these essential oils may cause skin sensitization and irritation. Pregnant women should not use essential oils.
Apply this pack once a week to see visible results.
4. Baldness solution
Female pattern baldness is a type of hair loss that affects women. In women, the first signs of female pattern baldness may be a widening part or a feeling that the hair does not feel as thick as usual. Although the scalp may be visible, the hairline usually does not recede. Hair loss is less frequent in women than in men, but it still occurs often. Female pattern baldness increases with age, and fewer than 50 percent of women have a full head of hair for their entire life.
Peppermint oil can help stimulate hair growth because of its ability to increase blood circulation around the scalp. One of the best home made remedy to reduce the signs of early baldness especially in women is, a simple scalp massage once a week with this mixture of hair oils
Pumpkin seed oil, castor oil and peppermint essential oil. The combination of these will not only reduce baldness but also promotes growth in those bald spots.
Mix 1/2 tablespoon of Cold Pressed, Hexane Free Castor oil with 2 tablespoons of Cold Pressed Pumpkin seed oil. Mix them well and warm the oil for 1 minute in double boiler or simply place the bowl half way into a mug of hot water to warm the oil for a minute.
After 1 minute, add 3 drops of Peppermint essential oil into the mixture of oils and apply only to scalp focusing on the receding hair lines and bald spots.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo after 6 hours and condition as usual.
This should be done at least once every week till 90 days even before judging the result or impact.
5. Hair growth
Using essential oils in your Scalp massage oils is one of the best way to increase hair growth and reduce hair thinning. Using some of the best cold pressed and unrefined oils for your scalp not only helps to regain your moisture in your hair but also repair the hair shaft that is damaged due to severe heat and styling.
Here’s How to increase Hair growth using peppermint essential oil
Take any one carrier Oil of your choice. I like to use the following oils for my hair. I sometimes use any one oil or mix a couple of oils for a more deep conditioning effect.
After you have chosen your favorite carrier oil of your choice, Take a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of that oil in it. Warm the oil using the double boiling method, i.e., Fill the mug half way with hot water and now take that small bowl which has oil and dip half way into the water for 5 minutes to warm the oil a little.
I prefer warming the oil in this way rather than warming it in the Microwave. Because, the later will over heat the oil and that evaporates the essential fatty acids in it.
After warming the oil a bit, add 3 drops of peppermint essential oil in it and mix it well.
Section your hair and apply the oil only to your SCALP. Massage for 5 minutes and comb your hair using a wooden bristle brush to distribute the oil and encourage blood circulation to your entire scalp.
After 6 hours or overnight, wash your hair with a Mild Shampoo and condition it as usual.
Repeat this once every week to visible results.
6. Get rid of Head Lice
One of the most irritating and embarrassing things to do in public is scratching your head like a school going kid. Head Lice is a common problem to many, not just for kids. They can spread by personal contact or the sharing of combs, brushes, caps, and other clothing.
Head lice is the most common problem with preschool and schoolchildren, and when adults share their beds with these kids they are cent precent prone to have lice on their heads too the next morning.
So it is easy to transmit head lice from one person to another
One of the best way to treat Head lice is by using Peppermint essential oil and Neem.
Add 2 tablespoons of Cod Pressed Neem oil in a small bowl. Mix 4 drops of peppermint essential oil in it.
Apply this oil to your scalp and massage for 5 minutes.
Take a Lice Comb and comb all over your hair in sections. Kill those Lice which come out and clean the comb after you are done.
Neem with Peppermint essential oil acts as a powerful Lice medicine. It makes them unconscious and cannot move as fast as they will normally. So, it will be easy to comb away all the nice few minutes after applying this mixture of Neem and Peppermint essential oil.
If you want to use the same method for a school going kid, reduce the ratios by half, i.e., 1 tablespoon of Neem with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil should be enough.