5 Benefits of Peppermint Oil That Will Make Your Hair Feel Amazing

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A lot of people rave about the unique benefits of peppermint oil. Most people like this essential oil because it gives your scalp a wonderful tingling sensation. In addition to feeling amazing on your scalp, there are some great benefits to including peppermint oil in your hair regimen. Below, I discuss 5 benefits of peppermint oil for your hair.

Before I share the 5 benefits, I must say that I love peppermint oil because when I use the oil, it leaves me feeling like this:

#1 Soothes a Dry Scalp

Peppermint oil is anti-inflammatory, which means it will help soothe your scalp. This will in turn help with dry scalp, prevent lice, and eliminate dandruff. For optimal results, it is best to add peppermint oil to your favorite carrier oil and apply it at night, right before you go to bed.

#2 Helps to Grow Hair 

Peppermint oil is an essential oil that can help with hair growth. Essential oils help with blood circulation to the scalp, which in turn creates thickness of the hair and follicles. When working on growing your hair, you should apply the peppermint oil to your favorite carrier oil or shampoo/conditioner for deep moisture. Then, let the oil do its work. Once deep in your scalp, peppermint oil can help make your hair roots stronger and provide some needed nutrients to your hair. 

#3 Strengthens Hair/Roots 

Peppermint oil is made from menthol and menthone, which helps to strengthen your hair roots and prevents damage. Many shampoos have peppermint in them, but if yours does not, then you should add a few drops of peppermint oil to it. In a shampoo, peppermint oil acts as a cleanser for your hair, which helps to naturally cleanse it. This will help your scalp to breathe and feel rejuvenated.   

#4 Refreshes Hair 

Peppermint oil gives your hair a refreshing look and creates more shine. Due to its makeup, peppermint oil can kill off many types of fungus. For peppermint oil to refresh your hair, it is important to do a pre-shampoo treatment with peppermint oil and another carrier oil and then rinse it before shampooing it. Peppermint oil may feel tingly with a minty feeling to your scalp, and it will act as a deep conditioner and will refresh your hair. 

#5 It is All-Natural 

Peppermint oil is light, with a great scent! It can moisturize your hair without it feeling greasy and weighed down. Studies have shown that peppermint oil can help to balance your scalp’s PH level. The good news is that peppermint does not contain harsh chemicals, which also makes it a good herbal treatment. 

***Please Note*** Undiluted peppermint essential oils can cause a burning sensation on your skin. Always dilute oils with a carrier oil to help protect your skin.

These 5 benefits of peppermint oil suggest that by adding this small addition to your hair care routine you can possibly receive large benefits in your hair journey. If you are looking for a product that combines the most hair enriching essential oils, including peppermint oil, check out the Voice of Hair PureFix Elixir! The PureFix Hair Elixir is a 6-in-1 hair and scalp treatment that works together to support longer, stronger and moisturized hair.

The Key Takeaways

Just in case you did not have time to read the above information, no worries, I get it, life can be busy. That is why I have included the key takeaways for you to read below at a quick glance. Here are 5 benefits of peppermint oil for your hair. 

  1. Soothes a dry scalp. 
  2. Helps to grow hair. 
  3. Strengthens hair roots. 
  4. Refreshes hair. 
  5. It is all-natural. 

This article was first published on November 14, 2019 and was updated on December 10, 2020.

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Brandelyn Green
Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hairstyles and hairstylists! After living in 8 cities and in Sweden within a 10 year span Brandelyn became frustrated after trying to find trusted hairstylists who could help her maintain her natural hair. Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends. VoiceOfHair provides hairspiration (hair + inspiration) as well as styling tips for women with relaxed and natural hair!
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