You may have thought of peppermint as the perfect way to steam away a cold or use as a necessary pre-date breath freshener, but have you ever considered what it could be able to do for your hair?
Peppermint is a powerful plant, one of nature’s true miracles, having antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and carminative properties. It’s also packed to the brim with a host of minerals and nutrients, including calcium, copper, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium and manganese, as well as omega-3s and vitamins A and C.
Who would have thought such a little plant could be such a powerhouse!
But for these wonderful little leaves, it doesn’t just stop there… When used for hair treatment, peppermint oil can have a whole bunch of amazing effects. Let’s take a look at what peppermint can do to refresh and revive your locks!
Soothes the scalp and follicles
Peppermint oil has astringent properties, meaning that no matter what hair or scalp type you have, it’s going to cool and soothe your skin and give your hair an added boost of moisture. Peppermint oil is known to regulate sebum production on the scalp, meaning that your hair will be significantly less greasy if used regularly. Peppermint oil also has the perfect PH balance to level out the acidity of your scalp, meaning you’ll be left feeling fresh and dandruff-free after use.
Stimulates hair growth
Peppermint oil has amazing stimulating properties, meaning that it will penetrate the surface layers of your scalp to deliver much-needed moisture and invigoration to your hair follicles. Regular application of peppermint oil will increase the blood flow to your hair follicles… which we think is the perfect excuse to spend a few extra minutes in the shower giving yourself a luxurious head massage! This is the perfect recipe for encouraging hair growth, and will make sure that all your new hair emerges strong, moisturised and super healthy.
Leaves hair smooth and silky
Peppermint oil is an excellent addition to your hair routine if your hair is looking like it could use a little bit of extra love. Dry, damaged or frazzled hair will benefit greatly from the smoothing and moisturising properties of peppermint oil, leaving it healthy, shiny and silky-smooth. Delicious.
Adding the beauty of peppermint to your routine
If your hair looks like it could do with a little extra TLC, Hair&Me has got your back. Our Intense Repair Hair Mask is a quick and easy way to soothe irritated and dry scalps, as well as leave hair ridiculously moisturised and silky. Did we mention it will also beat your split ends and leave your smelling so good you’ll have to stop yourself from eating it?
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