BY BHAVYA CHOPRA
We all are dazed by the amount of hair products available in the market today and are as confused when it comes to choosing the right shampoo or conditioner for our hair problems. Statistics show that about 35 million men and 21 million women are the victims of hair fall today and therefore we all look for the best hair products as we step into the supermarket pertaining to subjective issues such as hair loss, dandruff, baldness and so on. The innumerable products available in the market have different price ranges depending on the chemicals used. Very often we ask ourselves if these chemicals are further destroying the quality of our hair or improving it. A lot of shampoo selling companies employ synthetic chemicals and artificial perfumes that deplete hair’s natural nourishing oils slowly and our routines like hair styling and the effects of pollution that has contaminated the air and water further adds to the problem. Our hair growth is affected by a lot of factors including genetics, hormonal imbalances, sleeping habits,quality of water, stress vitamin deficiencies and routines like swimming, ironing of hair and dying of hair.
The good news is that it is possible to control all these problems at once with a worthy solution and that is- Essential Oils. Therefore, a natural approach to all the issues is not only viable, but also effective and efficient.
Essential oils for hair are nature’s gift from Mother Earth, so pure that they ensure that the quality of hair is not compromised. They address many problems at once and go on to give a new & fresh life to our hair by making it lustrous, thicker and healthier. Essential oils in addition, take care of hormones in the body and work to bring the hormonal levels to an equilibrium point so that our body doesn’t stop the secretion of hair’s natural nourishing oils.
Some of the best essential oils for hair are Lavender, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Lemon, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, Thyme, Lemongrass and Ginger. These Oils work in the following ways,
One the first mentions of frankincense in ancient literature is in the bible where the three wise men from the east arrive and present the Christ child with gold, myrrh and Frankincense. The Oil has been used medicinally to treat a wide variety of ailments including nausea, chest-congestion, indigestion, & recovery from childbirth