An exceptional moisturiser for the hair and scalp, the botanical aloe vera goes a long
way back, often used in English remedies since the early 1700s. Aloe vera cleanses and conditions the scalp, balances pH levels, reduces oiliness, moisturizes and repairs damaged hair. It is also said that the gel from aloe vera leaves can stimulate hair growth.
Though most popularly known for curing digestive disorders, headaches and bad breath, mint leaves that contain menthol are antibacterial and actually make a really good moisturising hair rinse. When shampooing, your scalp may tingle a little, but the results are well worth the tickle – clear, silky-smooth, shiny, no-frizz hair.
Extracted from the nuts of the argan tree that grows in Morocco, argan oil is high in antioxidants, Vitamin E, Omega 3, Omega 9 and other essential oils. Argan oil repairs damaged hair follicles, locks in moisture, protects hair from pollution, increases hair growth and tames frizzy, unmanageable hair.
Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant and is an astringent that normalises your scalp’s oil production to balance the moisture levels of your scalp. Peppermint makes greasy, flat hair a thing of the past.
One of the best aromatherapy oils available, lavender oil (extracted from the purple lavender flower) is known to be very effective in treating hair loss. Regular use controls hair fall and improves hair growth, a popular remedy for a medical condition called alopecia areata that causes patchy hair loss. As a plus, the soothing, intoxicating aroma also relieves insomnia, anxiety, depression and stress. One whiff and you’re in la-la land.
Brazil nut oil is cold pressed from the Brazil nut tree found in South America and contains linoleic and oleic acids, rich in both vitamins A and E and proteins. A wonderful hair conditioner, Brazil nut oil acts as a scalp moisturiser and renews dry, lifeless hair by replenishing malleability and softness, leaving hair smooth and hydrated.
An edible oil extracted from the avocado fruit pulp with a sweet, nutty aroma, avocado oil has a light texture that makes it easy to soak into the scalp. Avocado oil is rich with nutrients like Vitamins A, D E and B6, magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids and folic acid, all of which will whip your hair into great shape by hydrating dry hair, adding volume and accelerating hair growth.
Rosemary is not just a herb that you use to flavour your filet mignon – considered by the Romans to be a sacred plant that was a gift from the gods, rosemary is generally believed
to slow down or even permanently hold off premature hair loss and greying by stimulating the hair follicle. Rosemary oil also soothes and moisturises dry, flaky scalps, removes dandruff and nourishes the hair.