Should you use cedarwood in hair care?

Cedarwood in hair care routin

What is cedarwood?

To make it as simple as it is, cedar is the tree, cedarwood is its wood. We all know the majestic cedar trees. These evergreen trees of the pine family originated from Lebanon, but can be found all over the world. They can live up to 300 years and grow over 100 feet. Strong trees and they thrive in damp climate. They provide habitats and nesting places for animals. And don’t forget about the scent. Cedarwood is a natural repellent and perfect against moth.

The usage of cedarwood

The wood itself is often used for home improvement projects, or for making furniture or musical instruments. You probably saw those cedar balls or squares, too, to put them into your wardrobe against moth, but it’s time to talk about the oil. The cedarwood essential oil.

Cedar trees. Cedarwood can be used in hair care.

The history of cedarwood oil

Cedarwood essential oil doesn’t have to come only from the wood. We can also obtain it from the leaves, the berries or the bark of the tree, too. We know, that people used this essential oil already around 1800 BC. Some Sumerian clay tables refer to this oil. It was used due its antiseptic and sedative properties. In many traditions, cedar is sacred and regarded as the tree of life. In ancient Egypt, they used cedarwood oil in the mummification process, and it was used as a remedy for coughs in England around the 17th century. So, it has been with us since ages, and still here to support our health and beauty.

The benefits of cedarwood for hair?

  • It enhances circulation to the scalp
  • Supports hair growth and regrowth
  • It can balance the oil producing glands in the scalp
  • This oil can help dry scalp
  • It can slow hair loss
  • Helps to defeat fungal infections
  • Can help to treat dandruff

Cedarwood essential oil for use in hair care

How to use cedarwood in your hair care routine?

You can use the cedarwood essential oil itself. Only with a carrier oil, of course. You can mix a few drops of cedarwood essential oil with some coconut oil or/and some argan oil. Mix them together and use it as a hair mask. Cover your hair and leave it on for 20-25 minutes, then rinse well.

Or, you can choose hair care products with cedarwood oil, too. You can find shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments. The decision is yours. Try and find what is working for you.

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Remember safety always

Always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before applying it topically. Do a patch test before using the oil to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin.


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