two essential oils to help your hair :: amzreviewtrader

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Tea Tree Oil (mine is from Apothecary Extracts*) has shown to be effective with things like dandruff and acne, and is often found in low concentrations in some cosmetics! TTO can be used by most adults (it's not recommended for children!) when diluted.

How it can help your hair:
• The oil contains terpinen-4-ol, a terpene that has anti-fungal properties (which is also found in nutmeg). Because of these anti-fungal benefits, applications of tea tree oil to your scalp can kill the bacteria that creates the dandruff.
• It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help with scalp itchiness that commonly comes with dandruff and dry scalp issues.

How to apply it:
• Mix it with jojoba oil, which I'll talk about later in this post!
• Mix it with another carrier oil, like olive, coconut, or almond oil. For each one, you'll only need 5 to 15 drops of tea tree oil. Or, you can add ~10 drops to your shampoo (add more if you have those giant economy sized bottles of shampoo).
• If you've mixed it with a carrier oil, let it sit on your scalp. Some websites I've read recommend 10 to 15 minutes, some say overnight.
• If you've mixed it with shampoo, just shampoo like you normally sham-do. 

So what about jojoba oil?? Well, my bottle is from Foxbrim, a company I love. Their jojoba oil is certified organic, none of their items are tested on animals, and most of their products are made and bottled in the US. Unfortunately, this one doesn't seem to be made in the US, but it doesn't say where it's from.

The wax from the seeds of the jojoba shrub is similar in nature to what our skin naturally produces. It won't clog your pores due to being hypoallergenic and, like TTO, it's anti-inflammatory!

How it can help your hair:
• When jojoba oil is applied to your scalp, its anti-bacterial properties help to cleanse your scalp. A quick google search will show you how a lot of conditioners and shampoos contain fairly harmful ingredients, so sometimes using plain essential oils can help cleanse the havoc that may have occured on your scalp.
• Your body produces sebum, which contributes to hair growth. Too little and your hair dries up and becomes dull, which can result in split ends. Jojoba oil helps keep hair follicles active and promotes proper production of sebum. Too much sebum can clog hair follicles, stopping hair growth. That's where jojoba's cleansing properties come into play.

How to apply it:
• Remember when we talked about tea tree oil (I hope so, it wasn't that long ago)? And remember how I said mix them together? DO IT AGAIN! I've seen many "recipes" that recommend mixing the two with avocados. Everyone on the internet loves putting avocados with their hair.
• Mix it with your conditioner (great if you're not keen on the smell of straight jojoba oil) or use it alone as a conditioner. I prefer to use mine after I've washed out my normal conditioner.

Please keep in mind that, like pretty much any product you're putting on your skin / hair / whatever, you run the risk of it causing an allergic reaction. Be safe and do a small patch test before trying new products.

* - I received these products at a discounted price in exchange for an Amazon review. I've also decided to post my honest opinions and uses here! You can learn about how to get discounted products in exchange for reviews in my blog post here.

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