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Here are the best oils for natural hair! Oils play a great role in the care of natural hair. They coat the hair shaft and add shine and luster to your hair. These natural hair oils I will be sharing also protect, moisturize, and promote healthy hair.
The benefits of these best oils for natural hair are numerous. Personally, I use oils for detangling, to massage my scalp and stimulate natural hair growth, for sealing moisture and I use for hot oil treatment. These oils I will be sharing with you are the best oils to meet your hair needs.
Oils for Natural Hair
Coconut oil fixes everything! Really coconut oil is amazing. It is versatile! Coconut oil contains healthy fatty acids and slow oxidation. Its chemical structure allows it to penetrate the hair strands and to moisturize the hair. I use this as a sealing oil, to detangle hair or to add shine to hair and to avoid frizzy hair.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not only for healthy cooking but its benefits stretch to include healthy hair with its anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective in fighting dry scalp and dandruff. Mix it with essential oil for scalp massage to stimulate hair growth. EVOO penetrates the hair shaft and keeps your hair moisturized.
Pure unrefined Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish the hair. Its makeup is the most similar to the sebum of natural hair. It is excellent for sealing in moisture, prevents dry scalp and helps prevent split ends and tangles and aids hair growth. This is one of my best oils for my hair.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
This oil is derived from Jamaican castor beans and it has a deep brown color compared to the plain castor oil. JBCO is known to strengthen, grow, and thicken natural hair. I use this thick oil as a sealant and has been used by many women to regrow thinning edges by massaging twice daily to stimulate growth. With this oil, a little goes a long way because of its thickness, so use sparingly.
This oil is rich in amino acids and vitamins, avocado oil helps moisturize the hair and lock in moisture. I use the fruit in my DIY deep conditioner, this oil softens the hair and makes it more manageable and promotes healthier hair and it is a good light penetrative oil. I add it to my conditioner for extra slip.
Sweet almond oil contains fatty acids, proteins, and antioxidants. This oil is a light sealant and it is great to detangle, as a moisturizer, for hot oil treatment, and for scalp massages, because of its moisturizing nature. It restores moisture to the hair and is good to reduce hair loss, combat dry scalp, and promote hair growth.
Pure natural grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil that contains antioxidants and is a good moisturizing oil for skin and hair. It is a good oil to fight dry scalp and dandruff, I use this oil for scalp massages, for oil treatment and because of its high smoke point, it is a natural heat protectant when blowdrying or flat ironing natural hair.
Morrocan Argan Oil is rich in fatty acids and is good to revitalize dry, brittle hair. This liquid gold in its pure form does not contain any additives and can be pricey. I use argan oil to moisturize and for luster to my hair. It is not as greasy as most oils but gives amazing shine and fights frizziness.
Natural 100% Emu oil is rich in essential fatty acids and penetrates into the scalp to reawaken hair follicles and stimulate growth. Emu oil is an all-natural oil that can be used for scalp massages to stimulate hair growth and for oil treatment.
Apricot Kernel Oil
This is great on the hair and skin and it has moisturizing benefits when used for the skin, hair. It deters dryness, effective in treating dandruff, and promotes hydration of the hair strands and can be used as a sealant.
These oils are extracted from plants. They have a lot of uses from purifying the home to wellness, beauty, and hair growth. I use essential oils a lot from diffusing to promoting healthy sleep. Essential oils help in hair growth, add strength, and shine to natural hair.
Pure essential oils should not be used by certain people and you should talk to your doctor if you have any concerns before using them.
They should be not be ingested and should be mixed with carrier oils.
Essential Oil for hair
Essential oils should be mixed with carrier oils when used on the skin or hair. These oils promote hair growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp and some of their antimicrobial and antifungal properties help fight dandruff. I use jojoba and coconut oil to mix my essential oils but any of the ten above can be used as a carrier oil.
Peppermint Essential Oil
This stimulates the scalp and helps with dry scalp and dandruff. It has a refreshing and soothing smell. I add peppermint essential oil to my shampoo and for scalp massage to stimulate hair growth. It gives a tingling feeling. To use for scalp massage, I add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage into your scalp.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
This oil is one of my favorite essential oil, it has cleansing, antimicrobial anti antibacterial properties. It is very effective in treating dandruff and dry scalp, just add a few drops to your shampoo and conditioner. For a stimulating scalp massage, I add a few drops with a carrier oil and rub gently on my scalp.
Lavender Essential Oil
This oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties like tea tree oil. I use it for scalp massages as well, mix with a carrier oil and enjoy its stimulating effect on the scalp. It aids faster hair growth
Rosemary Essential Oil
This essential oil has properties that make it ideal for conditions, promote growth, strengthens the hair, and improves circulation to the scalp when massaged into the scalp. It works to improve hair thickness and can be added to shampoo or conditioner for optimal effect for healthy hair.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of this oil make it effective against dry scalp and dandruff. I use this to reduce hair loss and I combine it with others, the smell of this oil is divine and I love to diffuse it. It can be added to your shampoo and can be mixed with a carrier oil for a scalp massage.
Bergamot Essential Oil
This oil is a natural stimulant for hair. It is calming and soothing and improves the circulation of blood through the scalp. I use this for a scalp massage and I love the moisturizing and conditioning effect to my hair.
DIY hair growth oil for Black hair
We talked about how these different oils are good for scalp massages and for oil treatment. To simplify my hair regime, I mix some of my favorite oils together to make a hair growth oil for my hair and I am going to be showing you how to make one with your favorite oils.
For the first hair growth oil recipe, I mix about 4 oz each of EVOO, Coconut oil, 1 oz JBCO, and add 5 drops of Peppermint oil and Rosemary essential oil. I use this for scalp massages and as a sealant. This hair growth mix is a good moisturizing oil that stimulates growth and helps defer hair loss and promotes healthy hair and growth.
For the second hair growth oil mix, I combine equal amounts of Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, a little JBCO, and 5 drops each of tea tree, lavender, and bergamot essential oils. This oil mix can be used for hot oil treatment or scalp massages to stimulate growth and promote healthy hair free of dandruff.
Store-Bought Oil Mix
Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil
This multipurpose oil is a light oil that is moisturizing. The active ingredients are Soybean Oil, Olive Fruit oil Jojoba seed oil, carrot seed oil, almond oil, and other oils. It has a nice smell and can be used for skin and hair.
Wild Growth Hair Oil
The oil is advertised to grow hair thicker and longer and is a well known grow oil. Some of the ingredients are Olive oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut oil, grapeseed oil, pumpkin seed oil, safflower, and others. It is a good scalp energizer and helps make hair more manageable.
Everyone’s natural hair is unique and hair needs differ. To meet the needs of your hair, you can make a hair growth oil mix to suit your hair or use store-bought oil.
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