Lemon oil is nature’s goodness for your hair packed into one small sphere. For centuries, people have been using lemon oil for its medicinal properties. Let’s have a look at what it does.
When I was younger, someone told me using lemon juice for hair turns it white, fast. For years I ran away from all lemon hair care products, equally fast.
How I wish I knew then what I know now. The tangy, zesty, mouth-watering lemon is not as evil as it seems and in fact lemon oil has been known for centuries for its medicinal properties.
Lemons might come cheap, but lemon essential oil does not. It takes about 3000 lemons to produce one kilo of the essential oil. It is a premium product, and rightly so because it can do so much for your hair. Read on to know the benefits of lemon oil for hair.
#1 For hair growth
Lemon is loaded with vitamin C and B, folic acid and minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. If you want gorgeous, strong hair that shines with health, you need to use lemon oil for hair growth.
Using lemon oil for hair growth:
-Mix together 1 tablespoon lukewarm olive oil, ½ tablespoon warm castor oil and 3 drops of pure essential lemon oil.
-Massage this deeply into your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
-Leave it overnight.
-Wash your hair with a nourishing shampoo like Pantene Pro-V.
-Do this once a week.
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#2 Antifungal properties
Lemon has the perfect acidity to fight bacterial and fungal infections without damaging the scalp. This all-natural cleansing agent fights dandruff.
Using lemon oil for dandruff:
-In 2 tablespoons of warm coconut oil add 2 drops each of lemon and camphor oil.
-Massage this blend into your scalp for 5-10 minutes and leave overnight.
-Upon waking up, cover your hair with a warm towel for ten minutes.
-Wash as usual with a gentle anti-dandruff shampoo. We recommend Pantene Pro-V.
#3 Scalp cleanser
Lemon oil’s acidic properties make it the most natural way to cleanse your scalp of dead cells and other impurities.
#4 As an antiseptic
The antiseptic properties of lemon work as a natural disinfectant for any minor cuts or abrasions that you might have on your scalp. Lemon oil stimulates the white corpuscles that defend the body against all possible infections. Just massaging in a few drops of lemon essential oil can rejuvenate your scalp.
#5 To balance oil and sebum
You can use lemon for hair that seems greasy. This is usually a result of overproduction of oil and sebum on your scalp. Lemon oil balances this production and restores the natural levels of your scalp.
Simply put four drops of lemon oil on your wet hands and massage through damp hair. Do this regularly to reduce oiliness and the need to shampoo frequently.
Five easy ways to use lemon oil for hair. Try these simple beauty treatments and let us know how your hair benefitted from the natural hair therapy.