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Want Amazing Hair? Here's Why Grapefruit Oil Is a Must in Your Shampoo

Want Amazing Hair? Here's Why Grapefruit Oil Is a Must in Your Shampoo

The fresh, light, sweet scent of grapefruit is great any time of the year. In summer, it’s refreshing. In winter, it’s uplifting. Combine that with strong, shiny, healthy hair and you’ve just met your new beauty go-to.

Grapefruit essential oil comes from pressing grapefruit peels to extract the oil that is in them. This oil is packed with nutrients and a whole host of beauty benefits...in addition to smelling amazing!

Grow Long and Strong

Grapefruit oil stimulates blood circulation, and more blood flow means more nutrients are being brought to the hair follicle, which can promote hair growth.

Whether you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, you’re trying to grow out that pixie cut, or you just want your hair to grow faster, give grapefruit oil a go.

Try this: Mix a few drops of grapefruit essential oil with a carrier oil, like jojoba or coconut (use however much carrier oil that you need in order to cover your scalp), and massage into your hair, then shampoo and condition as usual.

Add Shine and Bounce

If you’re like most of us, you’ve reached a point at some time in your life where your hair was in dire need of a deep cleaning. Hair products, especially conventional ones, can create a buildup on your hair that leaves it dull and lifeless.

Grapefruit oil contains high levels of limonene, which has cleansing, detoxifying, and purifying benefits. Use it to naturally strip away product buildup on hair to reveal shiny, healthy hair that isn’t weighed down.

Try this: Use a natural shampoo that’s loaded with nourishing, cleansing ingredients, including grapefruit oil, like Hair La Vie Shampoo.

Banish Grease

Let’s face it: greasy hair happens. Maybe you’re trying to not wash your hair as frequently or your scalp is a grease monster, but we’ve all been there.

Dermatologists use grapefruit oil to treat acne and other oily skin conditions, and it can help with your hair, too!

The oil that your skin produces is called sebum, and too much of it can lead to that flat, dull, greasy look better reserved for grunge metal bands.

Grapefruit oil is astringent and helps control sebum production, which leads to less greasy-hair days.

Try this: Add a few drops of grapefruit oil to your shampoo and massage into your scalp to give it a cleansing boost that will help control grease.

Control Dandruff

The same deep-cleansing properties that remove buildup and regulate the amount of sebum that your scalp produces can also help get rid of dandruff, especially dandruff related to an oily scalp.

Detangle With Ease

Brushing out tangles is a constant in life. Like washing your face or brushing your teeth, it’s one of those daily beauty tasks that we do all of our lives. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was a little easier?

Besides being potentially time-consuming (and sometimes painful), brushing out tangles can damage your hair, causing breakage if you’re not meticulously careful about it (and who is 100% of the time?)

First, a little science: The sebum that your scalp produces is naturally a little acidic on the pH scale. This balance can be upset by using shampoos and hair products that are harsh or too alkaline, which causes the cuticle to open.

Open cuticle equals less smooth hair equals more tangles. Got it so far?

Acidic products help your hair and scalp return to the slightly acidic level that it wants to be at, and closes and smoothes the cuticle.

Closed cuticle equals smoother hair equals less tangles that are easier to brush out. It makes sense, right?

All that science is just to say that the acidic properties of grapefruit oil help balance your hair to detangle it and make it smoother and shinier.

Try this: There are several grapefruit hair-detangler recipes out there for all you DIY-ers. They basically involve a mixture of grapefruit oil and aloe vera mixed into filtered water and used in a spray bottle. Shine on, you handcrafting natural beauty mavens.

Support a Super Healthy Scalp

A healthy scalp means healthy hair. Bacteria and fungi can cause major problems for your mane, especially if your scalp is already alkaline due to harsh, chemical-laden products.

The antiseptic and disinfectant properties of grapefruit oil (not to mention its pH-balancing acidity) can help keep them in check and support a healthy scalp and hair.

Grapefruit Oil: Your Hair’s New Best Friend

Whether you’re adding a few drops of grapefruit oil to your shampoo, massaging it with a carrier oil onto your scalp, or simply switching to products that contain grapefruit oil, get ready to reap the beauty benefits!

Your hair will not only be shiny, strong, and healthy, but you’ll also get the added bonus of grapefruit’s fresh, clean scent that is energizing and uplifting.

Good hair, good mood. What more could you want?

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