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Dandruff Recipes with Essential Oils
The treatment of alopecia unfortunately is not that successful. There is no absolute cure discovered; but with essential oils you may slow down the process; the more continuous use will strengthen the rest of your hair and will maintain it in good condition for a long time.
Reasons for dandruff are related to the internal condition of people, which may be emotional disorder, hormonal imbalance, diet mistakes, or too intensive use of cosmetic products for hair. More often this condition is observed with people who have greasy scalp, but not necessarily. There is also dry seborrhea; and in many cases dandruff is accompanied by certain hair loss (alopecia).
In this hub I give you a few very simple, easy to apply recipes for dandruff treatment with essential oils. Essential oils are highly effective in hair treatment but they are somehow pushed out in the background, perhaps due to the widely spread advertisement of hair cosmetics (some of which contain essential oils but cost a fortune).
The massage of scalp is very effective on its own account. When made with essential oils, it becomes a pleasant end of a long working day, plus the benefits for your hair.
For Oily Scalp
Take two drops essential oil from Patchouli and mix it with two teaspoons oil from Grape seed. Massage the scalp, rubbing the oil mixture into the hair roots. The best time for this procedure is in the evening, after work; because at least two hours must pass before you can wash the hair – and best would be to wash it in the morning.
For Very Dry Scalp
Take two teaspoons from Cocoa butter and warm the butter up, until it becomes liquid. Mix it with 1 drop essential oil from Chamomile for light or blonde hair, or with 1 drop essential oil from Ylang-ylang for dark hair. Rub in this mixture on your scalp, cover your head with warm towel and stay that way for 20 minutes. Then wash the hair.
Dandruff Treatment for Dark Hair
Even the normal hair will benefit from procedures with essential oils. Depending on the hair type, certain oils are more appropriate from others.
Cedarwood Oil Balm
Mix two full spoons oil from Grape seed, one tea-spoon Olive oil and one tea-spoon oil from Wheat germ. Add 20 drops essential oil from Cedarwood (Atlas, Cedrus atlantica) and shake well. Apply this balm on the scalp, massaging it gently, several hours before washing your hair. If you add Cedarwood essential oil to your shampoo, the effect will be strengthened (the proportion is 15 drops oil into 250 ml shampoo).
Lavender Oil Balm
Mix 60 ml juice from Aloe vera with 30 drops essential oil from Lavender and shake well. Massage the scalp a few hours before washing your hair. Works best on greasy scalp.
Light haired people may replace the Lavender with essential oil from Lemongrass or Chamomile.