Essential oils in beauty products react mixed. While many of these oils are high in powerful antioxidants, they can be significantly irritating and damaging to the skin. Are essential oils in hair care just as questionable? In general, an abundance of fragrances in any skin or hair product is considered no-no.
Patricia Debrant – founder of the French hair care brand Mon Shampoing – swears by essential oils in their products. In the following, the expert explains why she prefers the ingredient so much that some consider it controversial.
Mane Addicts: Why Do You Prefer Essential Oils in Beauty Products?
Patricia Debrant: Known since ancient times, they have excellent virtues for the skin and hair. The benefits of essential oils are recognized today which is why brands are using them for hair and skin care.
MA: What are the benefits of using essential oils in hair care?
PD: The benefits of essential and vegetable oils are recognized in many areas: cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medicine. In the field of hair care, they help to keep hair healthy and restore its natural beauty. They also add plenty of shine and softness to the hair without weighing it down. And we’ve worked on the natural scents of essential and vegetable oils as a great fragrance for every product in the range.
MA: Why did you choose to include essential oils in your hair products and what have you done to ensure that their inclusion is not harmful?
PD: We decided on essential and vegetable oils because they complement each other: the essential oil brings the natural scent of aromatic plants and the vegetable oil the nourishing side of the hair. The natural shampoos currently on the market that do not work with essential or vegetable oils have a disappointing result for the hair: it is too dry and difficult to comb. By incorporating and selecting the best essential and vegetable oils from around the world, we achieve incredible results in terms of hair softness, shine and health.
MA: Is there anything else you would like to add to this matter?
PD: We have managed to create natural products that help hair regain its health, add shine, softness and daily fragrances and simple styling. Hairdressers and customers are happy about the incredible result! Mon Shampooing is reinventing the way you care for your hair.
If you are an advocate of essential oils in hair care, we recommend a list of seven oils HERE!