Hi HT babes! Today we're sharing a topical DIY that you can add to your HAIRtamin regimen to get the most out of your hair journey.While on your HAIRtamin journey, let's be mindful of how important a healthy lifestyle is as well as treating your scalp from the outer surface, in order to get the best results possible from our little miracle pill.
This one is quick and simple and will have you feeling super cool, not kidding! We're talking about none other than the best and proven most effective essential oil, the peppermint oil. Peppermint essential oil is filled with properties that will nourish your scalp and help you achieve your hair goals. Here’s why!
Help with Dry Scalp/Dandruff
Peppermint essential oil is composed of anti-microbial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties that help eliminate bacterial build up that clog your hair follicles, which may lead to dandruff or other scalp conditions.
It's safe to say that whatever product you use on your scalp will penetrate hair follicles, therefore, you need to make sure to use nourishing products that will improve your scalp and overall hair health. When peppermint essential oil penetrates the surface of your scalp, it will immediately stimulate hair follicles and help promote the circulation of blood. This will encourage the blood circulation, even on those dormant hair follicles, and will allow for hair growth.
Normalizes Oil Production
Peppermint oil will balance the oil production as well as the pH levels of your scalp. If you have an excessively oily scalp, this could potentially help your case. An excess production of oil in your scalp may also mean that it's dry and needs some TLC, the perfect balance of oil production, will lead to a healthier scalp.
Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
Add to your shampoo/conditioner: Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to your shampoo for an extra added boost of freshness and stimulation to your scalp every time you wash your hair.
Mix with water: As peppermint needs to be diluted before adding it to your scalp, add 2 drops to a cup of water and rinse your scalp and hair, leave on for 15 minutes. Massaging your scalp is a definite plus.
**You can always lessen or add the amount of peppermint essential oil added to anything as it may have too strong of a reaction for some. Also, be careful not to get it in your eyes!