With so many natural products that we can use on our hair and skin, it's hard to know where to start. For those looking for a natural product to help improve the condition of their hair and scalp, using clary sage essential oil is a great place to start.
Clary sage is taken from the plant that grows in the Mediterranean Basin and has become a vital part of day-to-day health care for many. The oil is taken from the leaves and the buds of the plant and is known for its strong, unique aroma used widely in aromatherapy.
Clary sage essential oil has many benefits when inhaled and applied to the hair and skin.
Clary Sage Oil For Hair: Benefits
Clary sage oil has many benefits for our bodies from being used to reduce stress levels to relieving menstrual cramping. However, this essential oil comes with a few other benefits that could help you to improve the condition and the quality of your hair and scalp too! Some of those benefits include, but are not limited to:
- A rich source of linalyl acetate, which is great for increasing hair growth over time.
- It also helps to make your hair more durable than usual, making it less prone to breakage.
- It’s a strong antibacterial substance which can help to reduce scalp damage overall.
- Can help to reduce stress and blood pressure which can be useful for hair growth.
- Great for cleaning wounds, which makes it useful for scalp cleaning and maintenance.
Clary Sage Oil Side Effects
At the time of writing, we don’t know of any particular side effects which are linked to clary sage oil. If you are going to use it, then you should look to speak to a medical professional. Some anecdotal evidence points to those with low blood pressure perhaps finding clary sage oil to be unsuitable for use. As ever, speak with a doctor and they can evaluate the likelihood of clary sage oil being a problem for you or not based on your present health condition.
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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