Essential oils are naturally distilled from plants and have been used for generations in health and wellness. While essential oils often smell like the plant from which they were distilled, they can also have healing properties. It’s no wonder that essential oils are more popular than ever and can be found in our skincare products, cleaning products and, now, haircare products. Peppermint essential oil is known to relieve headaches, and sandalwood essential oil can promote focus. But perhaps the most used and well known is lavender essential oil. It’s a multi-purpose life-saver that is often used for stress relief and to promote a sense of calm. And now, its uses include caring for hair. We spoke to Brennen Demelo, L’Oréal Paris Canada Hair Artist & Expert, to learn more about it.
Why lavender oil?
Lavender essential oil is primarily used to help with stress, but it has so many uses beyond that. It can be used to treat bug bites and fungal infections on the skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties. If nothing else, it helps promote relaxation and calm—and we could all do with a little of that. But using it in your hair isn’t always the most obvious fix—despite the fact that is has some seriously impressive qualities.
How does it affect your hair?
Lavender essential oil is a great way to take care of your hair. Most notably? It can promote hair growth and has even been used by alopecia sufferers. On a more immediate level, according to Demelo, lavender is beneficial to your scalp, no matter what type of hair you have. A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair, so when you use L’Oréal Paris EverPure Soothing Lavender Oil Shampoo, you’re supporting your scalp with a sulphate-free product that is gentle and nourishing. It delicately soothes the scalp while cleansing, leaving it fresh and clean without anything harsh or irritating.
How does lavender improve your haircare routine?
L’Oréal Paris EverPure Soothing Lavender Oil Conditioner is also sulphate-free. This natural conditioner is even safe for colour-treated hair (as is the shampoo) so no matter what type of hair you have, you can enjoy the benefits of lavender oil. The most obvious benefit? It softens and nourishes hair and completely hydrates it from roots to ends. Because there are no sulphates in the formula, your hair is less likely to become dull or to have its natural oils stripped, leaving you with soft, radiant, healthy and moisturized hair.
Consider an elevated hair experience.
While there are plenty of physical benefits to using lavender oil in your haircare routine—the nourishment, the scalp care, the hydration—the one you’ll notice as soon as you open the bottle is the scent. Because lavender essential oil is used for its calming and stress-relieving properties, you can expect every shower to be a spalike experience, tranquil and relaxed, when you incorporate it into your haircare routine. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, simply using L’Oréal Paris EverPure Soothing Lavender Oil products
whenever you step into the shower is like taking a little “me” time. This, in addition to the salon quality of the shampoo and conditioner, means you’ll have a good hair day as well as a bit of a mood pick-me-up—almost as if you actually went to the salon or spa. By combining the physical benefits of lavender essential oil with the well-known mental health benefits, this haircare system is truly an all-in-one experience.