I have never been an essential oils person, but recently I realized that it is actually beneficial to the hair and scalp, I purchased a couple of them and jasmine oil was my first choice. The fragrance alone caught me from the very moment the package arrived. It had this warm, sweet floral aroma that was actually relaxing and romantic.
BENEFITS OF JASMINE ESSENTIAL OIL FOR THE SCALP
Jasmine oil is a powerful fungicide with antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which makes it an excellent choice to cure scalp ailments and prevent infections. It is a good solution to dry and itchy scalp as it moisturizes and tames unruly hair leaving a nice fragrance even after washing. It strengthens hair roots and it is very soothing. Its strong scent can inhibit the generation and increase of head lice. Also, it is efficient for hair growth especially when used with coconut oil.
HOW I INCORPORATE THE USE OF JASMINE ESSENTIAL OIL IN MY HAIR REGIMEN
Essential oils are really concentrated and as such should not be used alone i.e. without diluting it with a carrier oil (e.g. olive oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, coconut oil, castor oil etc.). They cannot be used as a sealant because they evaporate way too quickly to have a long-lasting sealing effect. Most essential oils are stimulating for living cells. Our hair fibers/strands are dead and cannot be stimulated. Our scalp is alive and will benefit from the use of these oils.
Few drops of the oil should be added to the conditioner; carrier oil or mixture you use as a pre-poo treatment. Apply it to your hair length, cover it up and leave it on for at least 30 minutes and then wash hair as normal.
I also add a few drops of the essential oil to my deep conditioner. It gives a stimulating effect on the scalp whilst deep conditioning and it is soothing.
The jasmine oil can be used for scalp massages three or more times in a week. You could also add a few drops of it to your castor oil for scalp massages.
MOISTURIZING AND SEALING
Add a few drops of jasmine oil to my spray bottle mixture (olive oil, Jamaican black castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil) so it leaves my hair with an awesome fragrance after moisturizing and sealing.
Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Pregnant or lactating women should not use any essential oil unless they have consulted their doctors. Not for internal use.
Have you tried jasmine oil? What are your thoughts on it? What essential oils do you have and how do you use them? Do you recommend I try any other essential oils? Please leave a comment in the comment sectionGet your Sizzelle on!