Peppermint oil has been used in so many ways – from chewing gum to cold remedies. But we naturals know it is also good for our natural hair. Not only do I love the menthol effect on my scalp, I also love how easily accessible it is in the UK.
So, if you haven’t jumped on the band wagon yet, let me encourage you in giving this essential oil a go by giving you 4 great benefits of peppermint oil on natural hair.
1) Itchy Scalps
I hate, and I hate, and I absolutely hate when my scalp itches. And I hate it, especially, when I find myself subconsciously scratching my scalp the public.
My favourite remedy for this is peppermint oil. The menthol effect of the peppermint oil instantly soothe any itchy sensation. I will recommend adding a few drops of peppermint oil in your conditioner. Also, especially in the summer, keep a little spray bottle with water and peppermint oil mix, and use it as a refresher during the day.
2) Dandruff or Dry Scalp
Peppermint oil is great at balancing your scalp PH level. Meaning it is good at eliminating dry flaky scalp problems because it makes sure that your scalp is not too oil or dry.
3) Hair Growth
Yes, peppermint oil is great at simulating hair growth! How? Well, remember the menthol effect of peppermint oil? It is because peppermint oil simulate blood circulation and draws them to the scalp area.
Blood circulation on your scalp is the best thing ever, because it brings nutrients and essential vitamins to your hair and scalp – hence, encouraging rapid natural growth.
4) Antiseptic Agent
Finally, another great benefit of peppermint oil on natural hair is that is a great and effective natural antiseptic agent that shoos away bacteria that could lead to hair lice, bugs etc. And it also helps clear away dead skins, and helps heal any open scratches or wounds.
For maximum antiseptic property, I would recommend mixing the peppermint oil with tea tree essential oil – tea tree oil also has a wonderful antiseptic property that would act like dynamite with peppermint oil.
So what do you think? Let me know how these 4 Benefits of Peppermint Oil on Natural Hair worked for you by commenting below!