Hair oils are important for every natural hair girl. Try as you may but you simply can’t do without them and there are so many oils present in the market it can be very hard to make a choice as a new or even old natural.
I believe in mixing oils to get all the benefits and I feel like that way I don’t need to buy hair oils every other day and I get the goodness of many oils at once. So today I compiled eight hair oils that are a must-have for every natural hair girl. All these are carrier oils and they can be used individually or mixed.
What are hair oils?
Remove the hair, that is just an adjective to show the fact that the oils are used for your hair. Oils are liquid fat but they contain a lot of other substances like carbohydrates and amino acids. They have a wide variety of uses from food to various cosmetic purposes.
Oils may be carrier oils or essential oils. essential oils are usually more concentrated and are used in very little amounts. They are usually added to carrier oils that serve as their vehicles.
What are carrier hair oils?
Base oils are another way to refer to carrier oils. They are used in large quantities and serve as vehicles for essential oils. They are usually vegetable oils derived from the seeds, kernels or nuts of a plant.
My top carrier hair oils are;
The white fleshy part of the coconut fruit is the source of coconut oil. It is solid at temperatures below 24°C and is has many household and beauty uses. The oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties to fight infections which is great for the scalp. It also gives hair volume and shine.
This oil is an edible oil you can easily extract from sunflowers or buy at a store. It has a high-fat content and many health benefits you can read about later. It is a light oil that penetrates the hair shaft easily and stimulates blood flow to the scalp. The oil also acts as a sunscreen protecting the hair from UV rays and it is rich in vitamin E.
You probably will initially consider avocado a cooking oil but it has many cosmetic uses and it a top naturalista favorite. It eases a dry scalp and stimulates blood flow to the scalp which helps for hair growth. The oil also acts as a humectant, that is why you will find it in many moisturizing hair products.
This is another popular food oil that is also great for hair, scalp, and skin health. It strengthens and moisturizes the hair giving it an extra shine and reducing frizz. Massaging warm olive oil into your scalp is great to stimulate blood flow and hair growth.
This oil is a thick wax similar to the natural hair sebum secreted from the scalp. It is a non-edible oil and has mostly cosmetic uses. The oil helps alleviate dandruff, promotes hair thickness, and it is a great hair moisturizer.
It helps to lock in moisture, reduce frizz, and split ends. This edible oil is odorless which is great. It is a scalp and hair moisturizer and it gives the hair a nice shine. This oil also slows down the hair aging process which is great for length retention and it fights dandruff.
This edible oil is very popular in the natural hair community as a heat protectant. It is a great moisturizer for the scalp fighting dandruff and dry scalp. Argan oil has antioxidants and vitamin E, this makes it a good remedy for thinning and damaged hair.
This oil is pretty easy to make, I made it myself. It has a nutty smell that may turn you off but its benefits outshine the smell. It helps to fight dandruff, prevent or reduce hair fall and thinning and has antiviral and antibacterial properties to maintain scalp health.
Which one of these oils is your favourite and which will you be getting sometime soon?
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