Ylang-ylang essential oil is very well known in the world of natural cosmetics thanks to its incredible virtues.
You could allow your hair to benefit from its benefits by integrating it into your hair care.
You will be fascinated by its actions and your hair will love it to the point where it will become a must for them.
So, discover the benefits of ylang-ylang for your hair.
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What is ylang ylang?
Ylang-ylang is a flower with elongated petals of yellow and green colors whose sensual and very pleasant fragrance.
Apart from its delicious smell, ylang-ylang is a real gem with a thousand virtues for skin and hair.
It is also widely used in aromatherapy, cosmetics and perfumery.
This plant from Southeast Asia is nicknamed the flower of flowers in Indonesia which macerated allows to obtain an essential oil .
If ylang-ylang has so many benefits for your hair, it is because of its composition quite rich in sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and esters.
What are the benefits of ylang-ylang for your hair?
Ylang-ylang is a miraculous flower whose essential oil contains all the properties that hair needs to grow properly.
1 – An excellent moisturizing agent
Ylang-ylang is a fairly effective remedy for thin, dry hair.
If you have high porosity hair , include ylang-ylang essential oil in your hair routine to make your hair scales more compact.
If your hair has low porosity , use ylang-ylang to stimulate the scales so they have better water retention.
Repetitive chemical treatments such as hair coloring, straightening, constant exposure to heat sources damage the hair.
Ylang-ylang will restore vitality and shine to your damaged hair by strengthening the structure of the hair follicle.
It makes the hair easier to detangle while giving it more suppleness and strength .
With ylang-ylang, your hair will be perfectly hydrated or retain moisture longer .
2 – A sebum regulator
Ylang-ylang is an ally for oily hair. In addition, it is suitable for all hair types.
For oily hair, ylang-ylang essential oil balances sebum secretion.
As for dull and fragile hair where sebum is difficult to secrete or rises with difficulty to the ends, ylang-ylang provides the nutrition the hair needs.
With ylang-ylang, you can say goodbye to dry , brittle, dull and fragile hair.
3 – An anti-breakage for the hair
Ylang-ylang is a purifying oil that purifies the scalp by ridding it of dandruff, excess oil and harmful products for your hair thanks to its antiparasitic properties .
It is also an anti-inflammatory that soothes the scalp and promotes blood circulation, which boost hair growth.
In addition, it forms a protective barrier throughout the hair against aggressive agents and external pollutants. It thus limits breakage or facilitates the retention of lengths.
Ylang-ylang on its own is a miraculous oil for your hair. The latter will be full of vitality, nourished, supple, long and silky.
How to use ylang-ylang essential oil on your hair?
First of all, ylang-ylang essential oil should not be applied directly to your hair.
The flower’s active ingredients are highly concentrated in the oil and can irritate your scalp.
You must therefore dilute it with non-greasy vegetable oils or combine it with other ingredients to have the desired effect.
You should not use ylang-ylang essential oil on children or if pregnant.
If after using ylang-ylang you experience scalp irritation, then discontinue use and try other alternatives such as horsetail instead .
With these three ylang-ylang care recipes, you can give your hair all the benefits of this oil .
To use ylang-ylang essential oil, prepare this special growth oil for your hair . To make it you will need:
- 3 tablespoons non-greasy vegetable oil of your choice (almond , coconut, wheat germ, jojoba, olive oil, etc.).
- 1 tablespoon of nigella oil.
- 10 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
In a bowl in a bain-marie, mix the three oils and transfer everything into a bottle for application.
After your shampoo and conditioner, apply the oil to the hairline and massage for five minutes.
Cover your head with plastic wrap and a hot towel for up to ten minutes and rinse it off.
You can also apply this oil on your braids and rub your scalp with your fingers once a week to nourish your hair, make it grow and fight against itching.
This nourishing hair butter is a pomade to have on you.
You can use it to seal the moisture in your hair, apply it before doing a protective hairstyle or use it for your oil baths.
To get a nourishing ylang-ylang butter, you will need:
- 3 tablespoons of shea butter.
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil of your choice (jojoba, coconut, olive, mustard, almond, grapeseed, wheat germ, hazelnut, etc.).
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil.
- 15 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
Pour all the above ingredients into a bowl. Using a mixer or a whisk, whip the mixture until you get a smooth, creamy, white and homogeneous pate.
Shea butter will deeply nourish your hair.
Vegetable oil and essential oils will provide hydration, form a protective barrier and fight against the problems of your scalp.
To make an oil bath , apply your butter to the hair from root to tip.
You let the mixture sit under a plastic film and a hot towel for 45 minutes to 1 hour and then you shampoo.
You can also use it as a nourishing butter by applying a few hazelnuts to your beautiful hair!