Essential oils are extremely potent. They always have to be diluted in a carrier oil before use.
Generally, if you are an adult woman that's not pregnant you should aim to include a total of 12-15 drops for every 30 ml (1 oz.) of carrier oil. If you use too much carrier oil (or too little essential oil) the benefits of the essential oil will be eroded.
Warming the carrier oil before use enhances the effectiveness of the essential oil. However, don't make the carrier oil too hot as you will kill the vitamins and phytochemicals.
USAGE: These are the three main ways to use essential oils for hair.
1. Massage into scalp as often as you remember
Get a small dark plastic (or better glass) bottle and make the following blend.
Massage this into your scalp every night. This 30 ml blend can last upto 2 weeks. Store in a cool dark place.
Alternatively, spare yourself the effort and get Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator which already includes the best blend of these essential oils.
2. Hot Oil Treatment
A hot oil treatment will make your natural hair feel softer and more bouncy. Do the hot oil treatment before your wash routine . Add drops of essential oil to a carrier oil, then baggy your hair with a shower cap for 20 to 30 mins.
For a specific formula see Neno Natural's Growth Boosting Hot Oil Treatment.
3. Add to shampoo or conditioner
Essential oils can be used to boost the performance of your regular shampoo or conditioner. Just add a few drops.
Always add the essential oil to the portion of shampoo or conditioner you want to use rather than to the whole bottle. Use a small mixer bowl or old plastic/glass jar. I use an old espresso cup.
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