Our curls are constantly attacked by pollution, limescale, colouring, brushing... Not to mention the many hair care products we use, which damage the hair fibre, attack and suffocate our scalp with harmful components.
But there are other alternatives to conventional hair care to take care of your curly hair naturally, such as aromatherapy (taking care of yourself with essential oils).
TAKING CARE OF MY CURLY HAIR WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Excellent for taking care of your health but also your hair health, we recommend you adopt essential oils for curly hair! Essential oils are not only used to perfume hair care products or oil baths; they are very powerful and are known for their repairing and protective benefits, and are ideal for promoting hair growth, strengthening the hair fibre and soothing a damaged scalp. They help fight dandruff and hair loss, and also have the power to act on hair that is too oily, too dry, fine or dull.
To do this, you will have to analyse the needs of your hair (which are constantly changing) in order to take care of it effectively!
(Please note that essential oils for curly hair are not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, or for children under 3 years old).
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS ON MY HAIR?
First of all, it is important never to apply pure essential oils directly to your hair. They should always be diluted in a liquid or oily base!
You can use essential oils in different ways:
Create a massage oil for your scalp by mixing a vegetable oil with the essential oils that suit your hair's current needs (1 to 2 drops of essential oils for curly hair to 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil). Apply the mixture to your scalp before shampooing and massage gently.
Mix in a neutral shampoo up to 20 drops of essential oils (for 10cl of shampoo) and shampoo your hair as you would with a regular shampoo.
By mixing a vegetable oil with a few drops of essential oils of your choice, you can create a mask to apply to your hair, leave on for 15 minutes to overnight and then rinse off. The longer you leave the mask on, the more effective it will be.
WHICH ESSENTIAL OILS FOR MY CURLY HAIR?
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
This essential oil is known for its anti-oxidant, purifying and toning properties. It invigorates and softens the scalp, reduces dry flakes and dandruff during shampooing. Essential oils for curly hair help to combat hair loss. Ideal for dry and curly hair as it stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which leads to healthier, stronger and shinier hair.
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
Rich in amino acids and carbohydrates, it strengthens the hair follicle and the hair. Anti-free radicals, this essential oil protects against environmental aggressions. It neutralises limescale in water. And we love its wonderful citrus aroma.
HÔ WOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
Native to China, this oil is rich in linalool, a monoterpene alcohol. In addition to its woody scent, much appreciated in perfumery, it offers tonic, revitalising and purifying virtues. A good alternative to Rosewood essential oil.
ESSENTIAL OIL CEDAR WOOD OF THE ATLAS
The essential oil of Atlas Cedar is known to fight against hair loss and eliminate dandruff. It also has the power to fight against oily hair by regulating the sebum of the scalp.Essential oils for curly hair will become your precious beauty allies for ever silkier curls!