What is chamomile oil?

If you’ve ever had a cup of chamomile tea, you will know that this is a product that comes with a gluttony of positive health claims. Though many of these claims cannot be stood up (yet), chamomile oil has become a major part of the healthcare industry today. And it’s easy to see why. Chamomile is an extremely potent herb that has been used for years as a natural healing remedy all around the world.

As part of t he Asteraceae plant family, chamomile is an extremely strong and potent substance. Many used it to help with all manner of health issues that they might experience. How beneficial is using chamomile oil for our hair?

Is there anything to suggest that using chamomile oil in your hair could lead to healthier hair? 

Chamomile Oil For Hair: Benefits

Chamomile has been used for years and its wide-reaching health properties are beginning to become more widely known. Let's take a further look in to the benefits we could expect to see when using chamomile oil in our hair.

  • Some early studies have linked chamomile oil to helping boost hair brightness.
  • It’s also been linked as a natural softener for hair, removing brittle and damaged hair.
  • Helps to leave your hair with extra moisture, without making it feel oily or matted.
  • Has been linked with scalp hydration, which can minimize itching.
  • Chamomile oil has also been linked with killing off issues like lice and dandruff. 
  • A strong anti-bacterial substance that can help to kill off scalp infections.

Chamomile Oil Side Effects

We would recommend that anyone using chamomile oil should make sure they have fully diluted it before you use it. This is a powerful and potent solution, and it could cause skin irritation if you don’t dilute it enough. Keep that in mind and you can avoid your skin become inflamed and irritated. 

Also, please note that chamomile has been linked to interacting poorly with drugs involving warfarin or cyclosporine. If you are taking medications with either ingredient, then please speak to your doctor before going any further. 

 

Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 

 

Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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