Many people are familiar with the benefits that essential oils can bring to the skin and body. But less clear to some is the effects these oils have on hair. As you’ve probably guessed, certain oils provide incredible benefits to the head. Here is a list of the best essential oils for hair:


Rosemary is rich in compounds that maximize metabolic cell function, which results in the stimulation of greater hair growth. Some researchers believe this oil can stop hair loss, speed it up and make the hair stronger overall. It is currently the subject of research in the treatment of alopecia areata, which is a debilitating condition resulting in the loss of hair.


Chamomile is prized for its anti-inflammatory characteristics. These effects are seen throughout the body, including the scalp and hair. A link has been found between inflammation and the loss of hair along with itching, and those who use this essential oil have been found to alleviate those problems while boosting the strength of their scalp.


Lavender that is applied to the scalp can provide nourishment while reducing irritation and fighting off skin that is flaky or dry. It is also known to give relief to those suffering from various scalp conditions which are often the result of inflammation. Using it frequently can prevent hair loss while increasing the hair’s luster.

Ylang Ylang

This essential oil is sought after for its ability to increase hair thickness, which will make it stronger and more attractive. Usage of this oil has also been found to prevent split ends and when applied to the scalp it will enhance the oils which the scalp naturally produces.

How To Apply These Essential Oils

You will first need to produce a blend. To do this you will want to purchase your essential oil of choice, along with carrier oil. Some of the top carrier oils include coconut oil, grape seed or sweet almond. The carrier oil will then need to be mixed with one of the four oils above in a container and then massaged into the hair and scalp. This should be done once per day for a few minutes. You may also want to consider wrapping your head in a towel afterwards so that the oil is sealed in, and you can keep the towel on for about a half hour.

Hair often becomes unhealthy due to the environment, products that are applied to it, diet, and how often it is washed. These essential oils repair the damage by soaking into the scalp and maintaining the optimal moisture levels which will give your hair luster, strength and shine. While many people spend enormous sums of money on cosmetic hair care products that are full of harsh chemicals, wiser people use these all natural oils, which bring tremendous benefits to the look and feel of their hair.