Peppermint Oil + Tea Tree Oil for Natural Hair Care: What You Need to Know
We joyfully celebrate Earth Day. As a brand that’s heavily inspired by nature, we’re incredibly thankful for all of the goodness that our planet innately produces. We believe that plants, herbs and natural ingredients truly assist in maintaining the body’s heath and original design. While the key ingredients across our entire suite of products draw from the earth, today we’d like to focus on the green - our classic Peppermint Tea Tree collection, that is. This OG quadruplet is formulated to clarify and treat any dry, flaky, or irritated scalp.
invigorating clarifying cleanser
high-slip rinse-out conditioner
lightweight leave-in lotion
penetrating scalp oil
If anything is expected to grow and flourish, its roots must be well-nurtured. The same rule applies to hair care! A scalp that’s experiencing dandruff, itch, or heavy buildup will ultimately affect the health, look, and feel of the strands too. That’s what motivated our creation of a collection that would utilize plants to tackle scalp-related concerns. Although this line has been around for some time, we’re still frequently asked questions about how and why it works. We've got the details just for you!
How Do Peppermint Oil and Tea Tree Oil Benefit the Hair + Scalp?
Peppermint Oil is a powerful essential oil made up of vitamin A and C, plus an array of minerals and Omega-3 fatty acids. It has natural antiseptic properties which allow it to heal stressed or inflamed skin. Peppermint Oil also contains menthol, which provides a stimulating and therapeutic cooling sensation meant to soothe an itchy scalp. Tea Tree Oil is an antioxidant that’s both anti-fungal and antibacterial, so it effectively fights off bacteria and fungi. It acts as a solvent, with the ability to break down layers of dead skin and product.
Can Increasing Scalp Circulation Help With Hair Growth?
Yes! Many factors contribute to hair growth, however, increasing scalp circulation means that the blood flow is stirred up or reactivated in that particular area; this acts as a wake up call to hair follicle roots which may have otherwise been dormant. Regular scalp massages combined with the application of products that provide a natural tingle can help encourage this kind of stimulation.
Are Clarifying Products Harmful to Natural Hair?
Let’s first settle the myth surrounding clarifying products like our Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo. Many believe that for a cleanser to be clarifying, it must contain sulfates, which result in that squeaky clean feeling, but can ultimately be harsh and drying to the hair. Thankfully, this is not the case! What actually qualifies a product to be considered a solvent (“clarifying”), is its ability to dissolve other substances like oils, creams and dirt. Tea Tree Oil does just that… naturally! As a result, the Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo removes all traces of product from the hair + scalp, without harmful detergents. Not to mention, it also provides a great lather!
Why Should A Clarifying Shampoo Be Used?
Leave-ins, butters, oils and gels build up on the hair shaft and scalp over time. Natural sebum and dead skin cells also accumulate. All of these substances can clog the scalp’s pores, which blocks beneficial nutrients from entering and can eventually cause irritations and even prevent growth. Using clarifying products at least once per month ensures that all residue gets removed. Doing so results in a clean, clear base, ultimately promoting a healthy environment in which the hair can flourish.
How Often Should A Clarifying Shampoo Be Used?
It depends on the individual. One wash day per month dedicated to a clarifying shampoo is enough for many naturals; however, for those who regularly expose their hair to chlorine, combat scalp issues, or sweat often, it can be used in a weekly wash routine (we suggest no more than once per week).
How Do The Conditioning and Leave-In Products Benefit The Hair?
While Peppermint + Tea Tree Oil within the Conditioner and Hair Milk work their magic to tingle and soothe, both of these products are packed with other natural ingredients that infuse hydration. To name a few, JojOba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, and Aloe provide an array of nutrients to the hair. These ingredients balance pH, and keep the hair feeling soft, hydrated and easy to detangle.
How Is The Hair Oil Used?
The Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil is a lightweight blend of oils formulated to specifically treat the scalp, but it’s also beneficial to the hair shaft. The oil is easily absorbed, and it promotes shine. Spray it directly onto the scalp, and massage it in, allowing a little to slip down the strand as well. Apply daily, or as needed between washes.
Still have questions about this collection? Watch it in action!
Curlfriend, BreAnna Dona’e used Peppermint Tea Tree from start to finish to wash and style.
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