Essential Oils For Dry Hair

Essential oils for dry hair can be used in shampoo, rinse or conditioner. 

If you have dry hair, not enough sebum is being produced to protect the hair. And your hair becomes brittle, tangled, split and broken. The sun, harsh hair products and chlorine can also aggravate this condition.

But don't despair...

Make your own natural essential oil treatments and give your hair a new glow!

First of all, see how to make your own basic shampoo, rinse and conditioner and then add the essential oils for dry hair listed below...

Essential Oils For Dry Hair

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Geranium
  • Birch
  • Carrot
  • Parsley
  • Yarrow
  • Sandalwood

Vegetable Oils And Waxes For Dry Hair

  • Sesame
  • Jojoba
  • Evening primrose
  • Borage
  • Peach kernel
  • Almond
  • Cocoa butter
  • Sunflower
  • Avocado


  • Stimulating225ml soap stew
    1 teaspoon almond oil
    2 drops Lavender
    5 drops Carrot
    1 drop ParsleyMix in blender and shampoo your hair.
  • Moisturizing225ml soap stew
    2 teaspoons peach kernal oil5 drops carrot oil
    2 drops SandalwoodMix in blender and treat your hair.


Don't give up if you don't have all the ingredients...

Be creative!...

Choose from the list at the top of the page and make your own essential oil treatment for dry hair...

Dry Hair: More Essential Oil Treatments

Conditioning Treatment

Using the bain-marie method (Mix the ingredients in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of water. Bring the water to the boil but don't let the water get into the bowl.) Mix the following well together:

1 teaspoon lecithin base
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cold pressed almond oil
1 tablespoon peach kernel oil
2 drops avocado oil
2 drops borage or evening primrose oil
2 drops carrot oil
4 drops parsley oil
3 drops Geranium

Apply all over your scalp while the oil is still warm. Leave for 10 minutes and then shampoo off. Make this essential oils for dry hair treatment extra effective and sit in the sun while it is on your hair.

Conditioning Treatment For Sun-Damaged Hair

Again, using the bain marie method, mix the following:

2 tablespoons lecithin base
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
6 drops evening primrose oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 drops carrot oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
5 drops Eucalyptus

Apply all over your scalp whilst warm. Massage in and then cover your hair with a plastic bag. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse. Finish off with the vinegar rinse that follows, leaving a small amount on your head.

Vinegar Rinse For Dry Hair

Add 1 drop of sandalwood essential oil to 1 teaspoon cider vinegar and mix well. Add to a cup of boiled water and then add this to a bowl of water that you will use for your final rinse. Rinse your hair thoroughly in this water.

Try This...

A mixture of rosemary and jojoba oil is very effective to bring back moisture into your hair. You can use these essential oils for dry hair blend once a week and apply it onto your hair. I like to leave it in overnight for the healing properties of the essential oil to fully penetrate the roots and follicles of my hair.

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