Whether you are trying to avoid chemicals or are just looking to experiment with some new hair care products, the world of natural oils has an oil for every hair type- yes even for oily hair!
Packed with qualities that help nourish and strengthen the hair, natural oils such as argan, jojoba, almond, olive and grapeseed are some of the best oils for hair health and can be used directly on the skin and hair.
Since there are so many choices, many people wonder which oils are the best to use on their hair. Once you’ve decided on your hair needs and goals, this helpful guide will help you choose which natural oil will work best for you.
Argan oil, also known as Moroccan oil and “liquid gold”, is derived from nuts produced from argan trees. Rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and Vitamin E, argan oil not only makes your hair look and feel amazing, but it also has many protective qualities.
All-natural, organic argan oil is best to use, since it is minimally processed and does not contain any chemicals or additives.
Ideal for: Dry, brittle, frizzy or coarse hair that is frequently styled and exposed to heat. Also ideal for people with hair that tends to get greasy.
Benefits: Argan oil protects hair against damage from UV rays and heat. It also moisturizes and smoothes hair, making it soft and manageable while leaving it with a lustrous sheen.
Jojoba oil, pronounced ho-ho-ba, is a product of the jojoba plant. Jojoba oil is ideal for use on the hair since it shares many characteristics with sebum, the oil our skin and scalp naturally produce. This means it won’t interfere with the scalp’s natural ph balance making it perfect for people with scalp issues. Since it deeply penetrates the hair shaft and follicle, working from the inside out, jojoba oil is a great moisturizer. Jojoba oil also has antibacterial qualities.
All-natural, unrefined jojoba oil is the best type to use on hair and skin, since it does not contain any chemical ingredients.
Ideal for: Dry, damaged or dull hair and those with dandruff and dry scalp issues.
Benefits: Jojoba oil moisturizes hair, prevents dandruff and dry scalp and leaves hair feeling soft and looking beautiful.
Almond oil comes from the kernels inside almonds. It contains Vitamin E, fatty acids, proteins and antioxidants, along with magnesium, which reduces hair breakage and helps it grow.
All natural almond oil is best, as there are no added chemicals.
Ideal for: Dry and damaged hair, dandruff-prone hair and those with slow-growing hair or hair loss issues.
Benefits: Almond oil moisturizes, seals and protects hair whilst also protecting against hair loss and breakage. Using it regularly helps you grow longer and stronger hair.
Olive oil is another extremely versatile oil, derived from pressing olives. It has protective and moisturizing properties. Olive oil nourishes and strengthens the hair by penetrating the hair shaft and preserving moisture.
Organic extra virgin olive oil is best, since it is rich in natural antioxidants and does not contain any chemical ingredients.
Ideal for: Damaged, dull, dry or frizzy hair, as well as hair that is dandruff-prone.
Benefits: Olive oil protects against heat damage, imparts a sleek look and shine, moisturizes and gives damaged and broken hair a healthy appearance.
Grapeseed oil is an extract of cold-pressed grape seeds. It contains emollients, antioxidants and nutrients that are essential to the growth of healthy hair. While it possesses the same moisturizing qualities as many other natural oils, grapeseed oil is superior in its ability to treat brittle and weak hair and hair loss. It is also an effective dandruff and dermatitis fighter and may help people regrow hair.
Pure, all natural grapeseed oil is the best type to use for skin and hair care purposes.
Ideal for: Dry, dull and brittle hair, hair that is prone to getting greasy and dandruff-prone hair. It is also effective at combating hair loss.
Benefits: Grapeseed oil moisturizes and conditions hair. It also helps make hair healthy and strong and is effective in treating frizz and split ends. Grapeseed oil is helpful in fighting dandruff and reduces scalp inflammation in those who suffer from dermatitis.
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