As a natural girl, I’m pretty sure we all know the importance of oil on our hair. I use oils on my hair for pre-pooing, deep conditioning, scalp massages and to seal in moisture.
Grapeseed oil is very lightweight, so it does not weigh your hair down. Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid and rich in antioxidants. It is also rich in Vitamin E, which is essential for hair growth. This oil helps to strengthen your hair from root to tip. One of the reason’s I love using grapeseed oil is because it does not leave my hair feeling greasy and weighed down.
As I stated in a previous post, I use this oil on my body as well. (You can read that article here). Because it is so lightweight, it absorbs into my skin well and does not leave me with a greasy after feel.
Coconut oil is rich in both Vitamin E and Lauric Acid. This oil does a good job of penetrating your hair shaft. Coconut oil helps to reduce your hair’s frizz and add sheen. I also love Coconut oil on my skin as well. This oil is a staple for both my hair and body and my son as well.
Olive oil is a heavier oil that does a great job of penetrating the shaft of your hair. This oil is rich in fatty acids that coat your hair shaft. It does a great job of sealing the hair and will help to reduce frizz.
Castor oil is a bit of a heavy oil comprised of ricinoleic acid and fatty acids. Castor oil is well known for helping to grow your hair. When massaged into your scalp it helps to improve your circulation, which in turn strengthens the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shaft, promoting new hair growth and strengthening current hair. This oil is also good for sealing your hair.
Jojoba oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and E. It is the only oil whose molecular structure is similar to sebum (the oil that the scalp naturally produces). Because of its antibacterial properties, it helps to soothe your scalp and can be used to treat dry scalp problems and dandruff. This oil is also good at helping to repair hair damaged by heat and styling.
What oils do you use on your natural hair? Share them with me.
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