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Peppermint is a natural hybrid plant – a cross between water mint and spearmint - which was apparently first discovered in a field in England, way back in the 17th century.
The best way to support your hair is through eating a balanced diet and proper maintenance.
Genetics also has a part to play in hair growth. So, if your parents for example enjoy good hair growth – chances are you might too.
However, that is not to say that you cannot do something to help support your hair.
Some essential oils, such as peppermint oil, may offer additional support - especially if you suffer from a dry, flaky or congested scalp.
Studies show that peppermint oil has a positive effect on hair. Peppermint oil for hair can also be found in hair mask products, shampoos or essential oils for the scalp.
To read more about how peppermint oil, DIY hair masks and other products might benefit your hair, check out this short article, ‘9 Things Essential Oils Are Great For’, on our Health Hub.
Peppermint oil has a variety of uses.
At a basic level, many people find the scent of peppermint oil to be invigorating, which helps them to focus and clear their mind.
As a result, peppermint oil can also be used for aromatic therapy, and dispersed through various diffusers and room sprays.
Peppermint oil can be added to baths or shower gels to help soothe sore muscles, perhaps after a workout at the gym or other exercises.
To read more on the many benefits of peppermint oil, check out, ‘The 7 Most Popular Essential Oils’, on our Health Hub.