Lemongrass: My New Essential Oil

Hello ladies

I love love love using essential oils for scalp massages once or twice a week and my go to essential oils are rosemary and peppermint oils. I have been using these two essential oils mixed with Jamaican black castor oil for scalp massages for over 4 years now.  I intend to carry on using them but wanted to experiment with something new and decided to purchase some lemongrass essential oil.

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What Are the Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil for the Scalp

Lemongrass has antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It contains vitamin A, B complex and vitamin c. It great for keeping our scalp healthy and for reducing the risk of scalp conditions. This is because it minimises the spread of bacteria and fungi so it is a natural cleanser. It is often said that lemongrass essential oil strengthens the hair follicles (the root of our hair), helps to reduce hair loss and relieve itching.

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How To Use Lemongrass Essential Oil in your Regimen

Essential oils are not ideal for sealing. They evaporate way to quickly to have any long lasting sealing effect. Also many essential oils are stimulating for living cells. Our hair fibres/ hair strands are dead and cannot be stimulated. Our scalp on the other hand is alive and will benefit imensely use essential oils.
All essential oils including lemongrass must be diluted before use. A few drops should be added to a carrier oil ( eg olive, coconut oil, castor oils, almond oil grapeseed oil, etc) before it is used. I tend to add about 5 to 6 drops of essential oil to a table spoon of my carrier oil.
The diluted lemongrass oil can be used in the following ways.

Pre-poo
The a few drops can be added to the carrier oil or conditioner you use as a pre-poo treatment. Simple apply to your hair length and leave it on for 30 minutes plus and then continue with your wash day. This is how I use lemongrass essential oil in my regimen.

Mixed Into Your Deep Conditioner
A few drops can be added to your deep conditioner. This will give have a stimulating effect on your scalp whilst you deep condition.

Scalp Massages
The diluted lemongrass oil can be used for scalp massages two or more times a week. I think i might add a few drops to my black castor oil for my scalp massages on my next stretch.

 

Please note that pregnant women should not use any essential oil unless they have been given permission by their doctor to do so.

I am very interested in learning about and using more essential oils. I think I may purchase some lavender or clary sage essental oils soon. What essential oils do you have and how do you use them on your hair journey?

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Lade

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11 Comments

  1. maryam
    May 9, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    I’ve used rosemary oil in the past and i loved it. Currently using Tea tree oil, vitamin e oil, coconut oil and castor oil as my pre-poo.

  2. Bridgette Osei Yeboah
    May 10, 2016 / 10:02 am

    I want my hair to be thick and long as well. please how can I do that? I love your technical ideas

  3. Kp
    September 27, 2016 / 5:43 am

    HI can you use a relaxer on hair that was once texlaxed

  4. Antonia
    October 24, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Hello I believe Iam protein sensitive and my hair has been breaking,shedding and thinning, how should I go about my hair regimen?

    • Lade
      November 1, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Hello Antonia

      You should probably cut back or reduce the amount of protein you use however you must use protein occasionally otherwise your hair may begin to feel weak. On the days you do use a protein deep conditioner make sure you use a moisture leave in conditioner.

      Hope that helps

      x
      Lade

  5. November 19, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I trying to grow my natural hair, its doing a bit good but not growing fast. how do I get all this oil.

    • Lade
      November 28, 2016 / 6:37 pm

      Hello Merci

      I get my hair products from Sizelle in Cherub Mall in Lekki. They are also online so you can purchase from them wherever you are in Nigeria.
      Please note that these oils lone don’t cause faster hair growth…the oils and regular massaging should help.
      Please note that you must also follow a good hair regimen.
      Hope that helps
      x
      Lade

  6. Nkem
    January 14, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I have used lavender (love the fragrance), tea tree (don’t like the fragrance) and peppermint essential oils. I mix drops of the essential oils particularly lavender oil in my Castor oil and olive oil mixture. I add it to my daily spritz too and Leave-in.

    • Lade
      January 25, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Wow Nkem….
      I love the ways you use the oils. Ive been thinking about introducing lavender oil in my regimen. Its actually really good for the hair and scalp.
      Thank you so much for sharing
      x
      Lade

  7. Damilola
    February 6, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Hello. I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now and I must say that most of it is much needed revelation. I wanted to ask why pregnant women shouldn’t use essential oils. What’s the effect on the pregnancy?

    • Lade
      February 8, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Hello Damilola

      Thank you soooooooooo much. I am happy you are learning from Hairducation.
      Essential oils are very strong and potent and some can be absorbed into the blood stream. This MAY have effects on pregnant women that is why it is important to get clearance from your doctor/midwife before using any essential oil if you are pregnant. So I do not know what the actual effects are but I know as a precaution it is best to get advise from a doctor about this.
      I hope that helps.
      x
      Lade

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