Essential Oils for Hair

If you are Newly Natural you may have heard the term Essential Oils a few or more times.  If you are like me when I first went natural, you have no idea what Essential Oils are.

Essential oils are the highly concentrated, volatile, aromatic essences of plants. They are non-oily and highly fragrant which is extracted from a plant and evaporates quickly.

So why do naturalistas rave about Essential Oils?
Essential oils are believed to be the most effective as well as safest hair care products as they promote hair growth and hair nourishment.

With Hundreds of Essential Oils out there, how do you choose which one to use?
I suggest you use them based on what they are known for.

Essential Oils for Hair Growth





Essential Oils for Dry Hair





Essential Oils for Itchy/Dry Scalp





*Tea tree


Essential Oils for Dandruff








Tea tree

Essential Oils for Hair Loss




Essential Oils for Shine


Essential Oils for Conditioning


How do you use essential Oils?
Essential oils can’t be used straight from the bottle. They must be diluted.  Always dilute with a carrier oil (jojoba, avocado, grapeseed etc) , and/or with distilled water.

An easy way to dilute your essential oil to add no more then 12 drops of essential oils to every 1fl oz of carrier oil/distilled water.  So to make a larger batch add no more then 48 drops to 4fl oz of carrier oil/distilled water.

Essential Oil Safety?
If you are pregnant, there are some essential oils that you must not use. Avoid putting essential oils on babies.

Sources: essential-oils-for-hair-growth best-essential-oils-for-hair  essential-oil-safety

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • IamKira

    Why can’t you use some essential oils straight from the bottle? I use olive oil straight from the bottle sometimes as a hot oil treatment. 

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Hey love,

      This is a GREAT question. There are many forms of Olive oil.

      The olive oil that you are using straight from the bottle is most likely “Extra Virgin Olive Oil”.

      Olive oil as an essential oil can not be used straight out the bottle like that.

      • IamKira

         Oh ok! Thankies sweetie! I was totally confused. I learn something new everyday. Lol

        • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

          Its okie.
          Thanks for asking because I know you were not the only one thinking this. ;-)

  • Danielle

    can you mix multiple essential oils with a carrier oil?

  • Dennelle Simms

    How do I use my oil, I have tea tree ,castor ,jojoba ,almond and evoo, so what do I do? I did a hot oil with the castor and evoo mixed and I used the castor and alond oil to seal..I use the tea tree when I scalp it itchie..is this ok

  • Yasmine

    I’m sure these would be natural/ organic. Where can we buy them from?