Healthy Hair Spray

recipe for hair sprayThis hair spray is not the kind you use to style your hair, but rather to give your locks a health boost. It’s kinda like a “hair vitamin“. The essential oils used in this hair spray have properties which are particularly beneficial for hair; and have been used to treat and prevent various conditions like dandruff, greasy hair, brittle hair, lice and even hair loss just to name a few. Even if you have perfectly normal hair, this spray will still protect it from the harsh environmental factors it is exposed to every day.

I personally use Rosemary and Carrot Seed essential oils (EO) in my hair spray, but there are other essential oils you could try. I do highly recommend Rosemary and Carrot Seed as they suit all hair types and have the widest application in the number of conditions they treat. Lavender EO is another good all-rounder. I understand that everyone won’t be able to afford Carrot Seed oil, so you can leave it out altogether or use another substitute mentioned below. Please note that there is a difference between Carrot and Carrot Seed EO. Carrot Seed is the more expensive one:

Normal hair: Lavender, Eucalyptus (Lemon),  Geranium, Carrot, Carrot Seed, Rosemary.

Dry hair: Lavender, Geranium, Sandalwood, Yarrow, Carrot, Carrot Seed, Rosemary.

Greasy hair: Lavender, Eucalyptus (Lemon), Basil, Thyme, Yarrow, Carrot, Carrot Seed, Rosemary.

Fragile hair: Lavender, Chamomile, Thyme, Sandalwood, Carrot, Carrot Seed, Rosemary.

Hair loss: Lavender, Thyme, Sage, Carrot, Carrot Seed, Rosemary.

Dandruff: Lavender, Thyme, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus (Peppermint), Carrot, Carrot Seed, Rosemary.

You can find organic essential oils here.

COST & SHELF LIFE

Lasted me about: 1 month using everyday.

Estimated shelf life: 6 months if using distilled water, and stored away direct sunlight and moisture.

Remember: Most of these ingredients have a long shelf life and are common in natural recipes, so you will be left with ingredients to make more recipes, and won’t have to buy everything all over again.

*Costs accurate at time of writing this blog post.

CHALLENGE

  • Although carrot seed essential oil is an excellent ingredient for hair products, it is expensive.

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  • Takes less than a minute to make.

INGREDIENT BENEFITS

  • Rosemary essential oil (EO):  Stimulates hair follicles, which helps hair grow stronger. Eliminates microbial activity which is often a cause of hair loss. Slows down premature hair loss and graying. Removes dandruff (buy here).

  • Carrot seed EO: is rich in Carotene, Vitamin-A and E, and has a naturally high sun protection factor (SPF). Therefore, carrot seed repairs and protects hair from the damages done by environmental factors like sunlight, and other free radicals. It also stimulates hair growth, strengthens hair roots and promotes soft and shiny hair. (buy here)

  • Green tea: rich in antioxidants. Studies show that topical application of green tea offers some protection against the detrimental effects of ultraviolet light and UV radiation. Vitamins  C and E in green tea also help hair repair. (buy here).

Need help finding these, or other ingredients? My shopping guide may help you.

Healthy Hair Spray
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Ingredients
  1. 100ml Distilled Water
  2. 20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  3. 5 drops Carrot Seed Oil
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients directly into your spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before each use.
  3. Use every day for best results.
Essential oils for healthy hair
  1. All hair types - Rosemary, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Carrot.
  2. Dry hair - Geranium, Sandalwood, Yarrow.
  3. Greasy - Eucalyptus Lemon, Thyme, Basil.
  4. Fragile - Chamomile, Thyme, Sandalwood.
  5. Hair loss - Thyme, Sage, Clary-sage, Yarrow.
  6. Dandruff - Basil, Thyme, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Peppermint
TIP
  1. Instead of using plain distilled water, make a herbal tea with the distilled water for added benefits. I recommend using green tea (UV protection), or rosemary tea. Other good herbs to use are lavender, thyme, basil or chamomile. Although a "tea" cannot substitute the concentrated essential oils, it does still provide benefits in diluted form.
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Which essential oils have you chosen to use for this hair spray, and how has it worked for you? Please share in the comments below.

Are you new to essential oils? Please read how to use them safely.

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