If you struggle with frizzy hair, essential oils can help! Below you’ll find a list of the top 5 essential oils for frizzy hair plus three bonus recipes to keep your hair looking sleek and shiny. Pam Allen with Beauty Brite expressed to us that essential oils have many added benefits other than just taming frizz."Oils can be used for cleansing, rejuvenating, and purifying properties. They can help with fatigue, stress, and, of course, increase circulation"
- Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is often used for its calming properties. Certain studies show that this oil may be able to help with hair growth. Wendy Gardner with Glow Skincare likes lavender oil for both it's relaxing and scalp healing properties. "Lavender is for all scalps and helps repair the scalp as well as promote calming. Use this at night to improve sleep."
- Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is an invigorating oil often used to promote shiny, silky hair.
- Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil is the most common essential oil recommended for hair and has a wonderful, herby aroma. Emily McNabb Butler, owner of The Good Hippie, told us that rosemary is one of her favorite oils to use on hair. "Rosemary helps stimulate the hair follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. Rosemary also nourishes the scalp to eliminate problems like dandruff or dry + itchy scalp."
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil balances oil production and is a warm oil, perfect for men or fall and winter.
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil is commonly used to help soothe itchy scalps.
You might be wondering how essential oils that are mostly used to promote hair growth can help you with your frizzy hair. That’s a great question! Essential oils are very powerful substances. Adding them to your routine can help with the overall health and strength of your hair, reducing the likeliness of split ends and frizzy, broken hair.
For short term fixes for frizzy hair, essential oils can be mixed with carrier oils. Carrier oils are gentle oils that tend to be fattier than essential oils. Carrier oils like fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, castor, and argan oil are all great oils to use on frizzy hair. They will lightly coat the hair shaft to make it shinier and sleeker than before. Add a few drops of essential oil to your carrier oil to promote smooth hair in both the long and short term.
Deep Conditioner Recipe
- 3 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 drops essential oil
Mix together and apply to clean, dry hair. Comb through and let sit 15-20 minutes.
Rinse and wash your hair as normal.
Styling Wax Recipe
- 3 tablespoons beeswax
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 20 drops essential oil
Melt beeswax in a double boiler over low heat, then add the shea butter.
When everything is melted, add the jojoba oil and stir to combine.
Take off the heat and pour into a glass jar or tin.
Allow to cool just slightly, then add the essential oil of your choice.
Simple Hairspray Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 10 drops essential oil
Boil water and sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.
Add sugar water and essential oil to a glass spray bottle.
Shake before using and mist over your hair.