ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR FINE OR OILY HAIR
When deciding on an organic shampoo and conditioner suited to fine hair or oily hair that can tend to be oily, it is important to keep an eye out for ingredients that will offer deep cleansing properties to help clarify the hair and scalp of excess oil and product build up, without weighing it down or leaving it limp and lifeless.
This can help to maintain volume in the hair and reduce the need to shampoo every day.
WHAT IS BERGAMOT?
Native to the Italian Ionian Coast, The Bergamot Tree is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit.
You may be familiar with Bergamot as the distinctive flavouring ingredient found in Earl Grey Tea.
Extracted from the peel of the Bergamot Orange, Bergamot Oil has a light citrus scent with floral notes that are said to have numerous healing properties and health benefits.
Commonly used in aromatherapy to elevate mood and alleviate stress, Bergamot Oil is also said to have antiseptic, antispasmodic, and analgesic properties.
BERGAMOT OIL FOR FINE OR OILY HAIR
Bergamot Oil has been known to aid in balancing natural hair and scalp oils (sebum) and reduce the need to shampoo the hair every day.
As fine hair can often tend to become oily more quickly than thick or coarse hair, Bergamot Oil can assist in reducing sebum production, stopping the hair from being weighed down by excess oil, and in turn, maintaining its lightness and volume.
As well as reducing sebum production and maintaining volume in fine hair, Bergamot also offers many other benefits for the hair and scalp:
Promotes Hair Growth
Noted for its stimulating properties, Bergamot’s natural stimulants increase blood flow to the scalp, ensuring optimum delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. As a result, the hair fibres are nourished and growth is accelerated.
Dull or dry hair is a common problem and can affect people with all different hair types. Bergamot Oil is rich in antioxidants and antimicrobials that help protect the hair and scalp against the damaging effects of oxidative stress caused by free radical damage. The antioxidants also help to remove the dirt and chemicals that can cause the hair to dehydrate, revealing healthy and shiny hair.
Alleviates Scalp Conditions
Chemicals contained in some hair care products can build up on the scalp over time, congesting pores and causing irritation. This can sometimes increase the likelihood of developing scalp issues such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. The antimicrobial properties of Bergamot are effective in ridding the hair and scalp of this build up by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, stopping infection in its tracks before it can start.
Hydrates Dry Hair
Rich in fatty acids, Bergamot can help to tame frizzy or dry hair with its conditioning and antiseptic properties. Due to silicone and chemical build up, hair can sometimes become dry and prone to damage. Bergamot Oil works to reverse this affect by clarifying the hair and scalp of build-up, allowing the hair cuticles to breathe and absorb the moisture they need, leaving the hair healthy and hydrated.
Soothes the Scalp
Another notable feature of Bergamot is its calming properties. When used on the scalp, it not only helps to stimulate blood flow, but it also induces soothing effects. This is one of the reasons why Bergamot Oil is often used in aromatherapy for reducing stress, anxiety, and even blood pressure.
Some Other Health Benefits of Bergamot Oil….
Topical and Oral Treatments
Bergamot Oil can be used as a nasal decongestant when inhaled, and as an antibacterial agent when applied directly to the skin.
Anxiety and Stress
A 2001 study published in Phytotherapy Research suggests that Bergamot Essential Oil may help alleviate anxiety and stress at the biochemical level, as well as use in aromatherapy practice to aid in the symptomatic treatment of mild stress and anxiety.
Bergamot Oil has long been touted for its antibacterial and antifungal effects, with some proponents suggesting that not only treats skin infections but those affecting the mouth and digestive tract.