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Essential Oils for Hair: Your Complete Guide

The tea about essential oils is that they are essential, literally. If you’re ready to give your hair a complete 180, dive into this article.  


Essential oils are plant-based like a lot of the fine things in life! They are super concentrated, smell like the plants they’re distilled from and have a lot of the benefits of those plants. Because of how concentrated they are, essential oils rely on the help of some pretty great pure and natural oils, called base oils. They are usually cold-pressed from seeds, nuts, and kernels and always move in silence, with little to no scent. Think argan, jojoba, coconut oil. With several qualities of their own, they also give essential oils a helping hand by diluting and carrying them to the hair or skin.   


Why essential oils are used in hair care 


The truth is that essential oils are multi-tasking queens! That friend who is good at everything? Yeah, that’s them. They’ve been used for skin and hair treatments for centuries (as early as 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt) because of the various perks they offer, from stimulating the scalp to adding lustre to the hair and being anti-inflammatory. And they are all-natural!


Lavender essential oil for hair: the stress reducer 


We know you’ve heard of lavender oil, the head cheerleader of the essential oil squad who brings hair growth and anti-microbial benefits to the table (Healthline). Its antimicrobial properties prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in the hair, translating to the elimination of conditions like dandruff, which is caused by an imbalance of bacteria found on the scalp. We love it so much that we chose to include it in the ByErim Hair & Beard Oil and she does not disappoint! 


Rosemary essential oil for hair: the hair thickener


Rosemary oil, the second essential oil in the ByErim Hair & Beard Oil, also has our seal of approval! It protects against hair loss, even in extreme cases like androgenetic alopecia, and relieves the itching that comes with the condition, according to a study carried out on human subjects in 2015 (PubMed). Rosemary oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and with the help of one of its star components, carnosic acid, it helps reduce scalp irritation among many other benefits (ScienceDirect). 


Bergamot essential oil for hair: the scalp cleanser


The third and final essential oil in the ByErim Hair & Beard Oil is Bergamot oil. With a boujee name like that, it comes as no surprise that hair lovers claim that it softens curls in addition to soothing the scalp (Healthline). Besides these benefits, Bergamot oil promotes hair growth and is anti-inflammatory, which has benefits for the scalp (NCBI). 


Why essential oils are perfect for dry hair


Essential oils in general are super moisturising for your hair and have got sealing properties. The best part about this is that you don’t have to do anything but buy the ByErim Hair & Beard Oil because our Founder and CEO, Erim Kaur, and her team have done all the work for you. The ByErim Hair & Beard Oil has the perfect blend of lavender, rosemary, and bergamot oils diluted at 1% as per industry guidelines with five equally beneficial base oils.  


Can essential oils repair damaged hair?


Here’s your answer: Yes and yes! Just ask Erim. From stopping further hair loss and breakage to boosting the elasticity of your hair, strengthening your roots, and restoring follicles, essential oils are always making moves to repair damaged hair.


Essential oils and hair growth: what's the story?


Hair growth is boosted by essential oils in so many ways! Some essential oils increase scalp thickness and the number of hair follicles you’ve got, giving you a thicker mane or unclog the blocked hair follicles that are holding your hair growth hostage. Others like Rosemary oil help restore scalp tissue and improve blood supply in the scalp which everyone knows leads to hair growth. It’s great news all around!


Essential oil for facial hair including beards


Just like we’ve said before for hair on your head, essential oils like the ones found in the ByErim Hair & Beard Oil can support fuller, thicker beard growth. These oils do their part to contribute towards beard growth (blood circulation to up your growth rate, unclogging follicles, etc.), with Rosemary oil moisturising the skin underneath the beard so that you’re never caught in public with flakey skin trapped in your beard.


The ByErim essential oil blend


Concocted with love by Erim and her Dhadi (grandmother), ByErim boasts a rich infusion of their heritage. Lavender, rosemary and bergamot oils were chosen specifically to be included in the ByErim formula because of their extensive qualities, how well they complement each other, and the five base oils used.


The ByErim Hair & Beard Oil has the perfect formula, giving you the benefits of essential, base oils, and everything in between! We are a luxury haircare brand founded by hair enthusiast, modern-day Rapunzel, and social media influencer Erim Kaur. Aside from our amazing unisex Hair & Beard Oil (which is all-natural, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly), you can shop our Luxury Hairbrush which helps to evenly distribute our hair oil throughout your hair.


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