In my opinion these are the six most important essential oils for a kinky haired girl:
- Peppermint - especially if you have an itchy scalp
- Ylang Ylang or Bergamot
Except for bergamot I have used all the other 6 essential oils for a very long time. I started using lavender, rosemary & ylang ylang in 2006 for massage. I added peppermint a little later on and when I went natural in 2011 I immediately added cedarwood and thyme because I knew they were reputed to be great for hair growth.
In 2013, I added bergamot - I love the smell and it's also great for weak, dull or thin hair.
I actually use a wider range of essential oils than those used in my DIY Hair Care Recipes because I have a certificate in therapeutic massage and a Muji burner. The first one (on the left) is the one I have.
I have always loved citrus essential oils like orange for an invigorating massage and mandarin smells awesome in the burner. However, citrus essential oils can be drying for a dry-haired girl like me. That said, you don't use very much essential oil so they're not a problem to use...
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