Fragrance fanatics love it for its uplifting scent; skin-care enthusiasts swoon over it for its softening properties; and spa-goers clamor for it because of its stress-reducing abilities, but could jasmine also be the ultimate cure-all for a dry, itchy scalp and overall hair health?
“Jasmine is extremely nourishing and healing for the entire body-and not just the skin,” explains Kathy Zia, director of operations for ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA. “Just a few drops can help treat a dry and itchy scalp, while providing a protective coating to leave hair healthy and glossy.”
While Zia doesn’t recommend applying undiluted essential oils directly to the hair or skin, she does recommend getting a scalp massage in-spa that incorporates the elixir or using at-home hair-care products that contain it. These three products are packed with the oil and promise to get your scalp-and strands-in tip-top shape:
Harnn Jasmine Natural Shampoo ($28): Packed with natural extracts, softening sunflower oil and hair-healthy vitamins, this delicately scented cleanser nourishes and protects the scalp while giving volume to lifeless locks.
Leonor Greyl Masque Fleurs de Jasmin ($60): This superhydrating conditioning treatment utilizes Indian jasmine flower to fuse the hair with strengthening botanical oils. Use it as a conditioner after shampooing or as a more intensive masque.
Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum ($16): Providing instant and long-lasting shine to all hair types, this lightweight serum soothes the scalp, prevents unwanted frizz and gives serious shine, definition and light reflection to dull hair.
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