These Essential Oils Are Great at Reducing Frizz

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If there’s one thing that we curly girls seem to battle with on a regular basis, it’s combating frizz — you know, those hairs that seem to go their own direction instead of conforming to the curls that we have or the hairs that would rather do their own thing than lie flat like we want them to. If you’ve ever wondered what causes frizz to literally rear its ugly head, the leading factors are humidity, hair damage and a lack of moisture.

That’s what’s so cool about today’s topic because the following essential (and carrier”> oils that we are about to discuss have an uncanny way of tackling all three of these issues so that your hair is healthy, your cuticles are smooth and frizz is literally a thing of the past. How awesome is that?

What makes it a great oil for reducing frizz?

Not only can oil deeply penetrate your hair shaft, it contains properties that will repair your hair follicles and make your hair more manageable, so that it doesn’t become frizzy during the styling process.

Essential Oils for Reducing Frizz

Although some essential oils are fine to apply directly out of the bottle, for the most part, it’s a wise rule of thumb to add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil to a carrier oil. Not only will this reduce the chances of any essential oil irritating your skin or scalp, but you can keep those tiny bottles of oil around longer — plus, you can benefit from what various carrier oils have to offer.

1. Lavender Oil

When it comes to essential oils that are great for your hair, a leading one is definitely lavender oil. Although it has a pretty delicate floral scent, the properties in it are actually super potent. So potent, in fact, that lavender has been scientifically proven to encourage the growth of hair that is longer and thicker. Not only that but because this is the kind of oil that falls into the “antimicrobial” category, it helps to fight off scalp infections and dandruff. Lavender oil is also good for decreasing scalp inflammation.

What makes it a top oil as far as frizz is concerned is the fact that lavender oil also helps to seal moisture into your cuticles. This means that your tresses are able to remain hydrated longer. Plus, since its scent cultivates a calming sense, lavender oil can literally benefit you from head to toe, day and night.

2. Rosehip Seed Oil

This is the kind of oil that comes from the wild rose bush. It’s great because it’s loaded with antioxidants and also Vitamin F. Vitamin F is especially good for your skin and hair because it’s the kind of nutrient that literally traps in moisture and helps to protect you from environmental damage. As for your hair, specifically, rosehip seed is effective because it contains fatty acids that can also protect your hair from UV damage and it contains Vitamin E which helps to deep condition your hair. Also, if you’re prone to getting a lot of split ends, applying this oil to your hair before styling with heat can help to reduce those as well.

The combination of these nutrients is what makes rosehip seed oil so great at taming frizz. So, if you’re looking for an oil that will soften your hair, maintain moisture and heal your scalp in the process, rosehip seed is totally a top contender.

3. Chamomile Oil

Chamomile oil comes from the chamomile plant. When it comes to what it can do for you holistically, it’s got quite the reputation for reducing anxiety. So, what makes it so good as it relates to your hair? It provides a great amount of moisture. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce dandruff and scalp irritation. Chamomile oil also has a great reputation when it comes to naturally lightening your hair (with less drying”>, adding sheen and preventing hair loss.

Since it is so effective when it comes to moisturizing your hair, that’s what makes chamomile a leading oil at reducing frizz while making your hair more manageable in the process; especially if color-treated or grey hairs are what seem to be giving you the most problems.

4. Sandalwood Oil

If you’re looking for a new essential oil to wear, you can’t go wrong with sandalwood oil. It’s got a floral scent that is more “sexy” than “dainty” (if that makes sense”>. Hair-wise, it’s the kind of oil that contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that fight off scalp inflammation and dandruff. It also contains ingredients that can promote hair growth (if you’ve recently experienced hair loss”>. And, if you’re looking for some extra sheen without your hair looking oily or greasy, sandalwood can certainly help in that department too.

Since it’s the kind of oil that can bring relief to dry hair in a way that many other oils cannot, that’s what makes it so effective when it comes to eliminating frizz.

5. Rosemary Oil

If someone were to offer me a few bucks to sing the praises of rosemary oil on a commercial, I would do it without hesitating! When it comes to an oil that has slowed down the aging of my skin and the greying of my hair, it is completely unmatched (it’s also really affordable”>. Some other ways that it benefits my hair is rosemary improves blood circulation (so that my hair follicles are able to receive nutrients faster”> and, when I use it as the base oil for a scalp massage, it helps to reduce my chances of hair loss.

These Essential Oils Are Great at Reducing Frizz

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My Favorite Carrier Oils

Here are my personal top three carrier oils that you can blend the essential oils above with.

Sweet Almond Oil

If you’re looking for the kind of oil that will immediately make your hair feel softer in texture without leaving a heavy residue behind, sweet almond oil is perfect for you. Thanks to the high amount of Vitamin E that’s in it, sweet almond oil can also soothe your scalp, strengthen your hair and reduce the amount of breakage that your tresses can experience from lots of heat and styling manipulation.

Grapeseed Oil

Another oil that is loaded with Vitamin E is grapeseed oil. Something else that Vitamin E does is fight off free radicals (things that can damage your hair over time”>. Another nutrient that this oil contains is linolenic acid and flavonoids. The first strengthens your strands while the second is an antioxidant that helps to rejuvenate hair follicles.

Jojoba Oil

This oil is awesome. For starters, it’s rich in vitamins B, C, E, copper (which can slow down premature greying”> and zinc. The combination deeply moisturizes your locks, decreases dry scalp, increases hair thickness and, if your hair is color-treated, it can extend the life cycle of your color too. Just what you need if you want a lot less frizz and a lot more curl!

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