How To Use Essential Oils for Dry Hair

Using Essential Oils for Dry Hair

Some of the best essential oils for dry hair and scalp care are:

  • Carrot seed
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Palmarosa
  • Peppermint
  • Sandalwood
  • Thyme (linalol type)
  • Vetivert

For a simple dry hair aromatherapy shampoo, Healing With Aromatherapy suggests adding the following to an 8-ounce bottle of nondetergent shampoo:

  • 8 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 5 drops neroli essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil 

You can also experiment with this aromatherapy shampoo by using any of the listed essential oils to see which ones work best for you. Use 8 to 15 drops of essential oil(s) in an an 8-ounce bottle of shampoo.

Dry Hair Rescue Mask

For dry, damaged hair, use this rescue mask:

  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 to 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 3 to 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  1. Place the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  2. Shampoo your hair. 
  3. Massage the mask into your scalp and hair.
  4. Place a shower cap on your head or use a towel to wrap your head.
  5. Relax for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse off the mask using warm water.

Source: EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs

Dry Hair Treatments with Essential Oils

For a dry hair treatment, massage 1 teaspoon of the following blend into your hair and scalp and leave it on for at least several hours. To leave the blend on overnight, wrap your head in a towel before going to bed.

  • 10 drops ginger
  • 10 drops rosewood
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

Source: 500 Formulas For Aromatherapy

Another hair treatment option is to spend two to three minutes massaging the following blend into your hair and scalp. Let the treatment stay on for 60 to 90 minutes, and then wash your hair:

  • 6 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops sandalwood or geranium
  • 2 drops patchouli
  • 1 teaspoon carrier oil

Source: Essential Oils Desk Reference

For more help for dry hair, see 10 Homemade Hair Treatments for Dry, Dull or Frizzy Hair.

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