Essential Oils for Better Hair

A brief guide to better hair with essential oil

Essential oils have numerous benefits that often go unnoticed. The beauty industry, however, has been fully aware of the benefits that essential oils offer hair for quite a long time. That is typically why you will see essential oils being used in various hair care product lineups. Below, we will be going over some of the different essential oils that can dramatically improve your hair’s health.

Top Essential Oils for Better Hair Health:

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Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for a variety of reasons. Not only does it offer numerous benefits beyond hair health, but it also smells fantastic. A majority of hair care products that you will see on the marketplace that incorporate lavender do so primarily because of its fragrant effects. However, lavender offers much more than an appealing scent. In fact, lavender oil has shown an ability to effectively increase the number of hair follicles in mice. Along with this, it has even shown an ability to increase the depth of hair follicles and even boost the volume of the thermal layer in a study conducted by the Korean Society Of Toxicology.1

Along with this, lavender has also been shown to have antimicrobial properties which make it an excellent addition to any hair care product since it has the ability to naturally reduce bacterial and fungal problems that might exist on the scalp. In addition to this, it comes with the ability to help minimize dry skin that may be causing flaking to occur and other issues that can prevent optimal hair growth. These relaxing benefits can be found in MONQ’s Sleepy essential oil diffuser.

Chamomile essential oil


Chamomile oil is another very effective essential oil that can be used to improve hair health. It has a lot of natural properties that can positively affect overall hair health, including its ability to help add both shine and softness to your hair. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is also capable of helping reduce inflammation throughout the scalp region and even soothe the scalp if it is being irritated by either environmental factors or if it is directly caused by levels of chlorine in the water.

Another common issue that many are faced with is hair damage from either hair styling itself or from the use of styling products. Chamomile oil is great for those that experience this type of damage because it has the ability to reverse the effects naturally.

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Clary sage oil is another very effective essential oil that can be used to enhance hair health. Not only is it capable of reducing skin inflammation, but it can work effectively as an antibacterial agent as well. Thus, it can be a great substitute or addition to a hair care routine during showering as it can offer a natural alternative to harsh chemicals and other additives found in commercial shampoos.

Not only can it work when topically applied to the scalp region, but it can be an effective way to relieve stress and anxiety that might be disrupting your hormones causing issues with hair health. Stress is something that can play an integral role in your hair health. Having too much stress can lead to hair falling out and minimized growth potential. Happy, from MONQ, contains clary sage oil to help one feel joy and kindness through their grounding essential oil blend.


Another essential oil that can be an effective addition to any hair health routine would be peppermint oil. Peppermint oil can be applied topically to stimulate blood circulation throughout the entire scalp region. Those that suffer from a lack of hair growth are likely experiencing reduced blood circulation throughout the scalp region, which causes an insufficient amount of essential nutrient delivery, therefore, stunting hair growth completely.

Along with this comes its ability to reduce any inflammation that you might be experiencing within the scalp region as that alone can disrupt hair growth. Experiencing inflammation in the scalp region might cause issues with nutrient delivery, clogged pores, and more. Each of which can disrupt normal follicle growth and production.

By adding peppermint oil to your favorite hair care products directly, you should be able to improve the level of blood circulation that you are able to achieve throughout your entire scalp region which can promote optimal hair health.



Lemongrass essential oil is a very underrated essential oil that comes with numerous benefits with the potential to lead hair to better health. Not only does it feature some of the best healing properties that you can get from an essential oil, but it also works as an effective natural cleanser. Because of this, it can be a good addition to any hair care routine.

It has even been shown to strengthen hair follicles and minimize issues that might be experienced with dry scalps. Those that are suffering from dandruff and other dry scalp related issues are likely to experience the biggest benefits from incorporating lemongrass into their hair care routine because it has been shown to cut the amount of dandruff on the scalp exponentially.2


Cedarwood is another essential oil that has been used to optimize hair health and hair growth potential. It can be used to help stimulate hair follicle production by maximizing the circulation throughout the scalp. It is not only good at promoting better hair health and follicle production, but it can even help to slow down hair loss. It also contributes to minimizing skin inflammation and skin irritation.

Essential oils can prove to be an excellent addition to anyone that is looking to improve their hair health. Whether used directly with proper dilution or incorporated into your favorite hair care products, you should be able to experience many of the benefits that essential oils have to offer for your hair health.


By Savannah Wilson

Savannah is an aromatherapy enthusiast who takes pride in knowing everything about essential oils, from ylang ylang to chamomile. When taking a break from learning more about essential oils, Savannah likes to spend her time reading books or working out.

Favorite MONQ blend: Sexy

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The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above.  Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers. MONQ blends should not be inhaled into the lungs.

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