As a natural, I have come across tons of information regarding what is and isn’t good for our hair. After trying every product that my favorite bloggers said that I should try, it dawned on me to learn what’s best for my hair. I researched dozens of hair oils, but in this blog post, I’ve compiled a list of seven that every naturalista should try at least once. Read on to learn 7 best hair oils for natural hair.
1. Emu Oil
This was an oil I was unfamiliar with. I was surprised to learn that this oil has been used for centuries by aboriginal people. It is believed to restore existing hair and regrow frontal hair (edges.) Some of the properties of this oil are:
-Bacteriostatic (it does not grow bacterial organisms)
-Highly penetrable (easily absorbed)
-Contains Omega 3 Fatty acids which are building blocks for health
2. Melaleuca Oil (Tea Tree Oil)
Tea Tree oil is an essential oil. I’ve used this oil for cuts, bruises and burns. Tea tree oil is an ingredient in my favorite shampoos which are the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo and the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo. I love the tingle from the oil as well and the fragrant smell. This oil is perfect for scalp massages, too. Here are some of the benefits of this popular oil:
-Unblock pores in the scalp
-Antibacterial- reduces follicle buildup which encourage natural oil production
-Antiseptic- kills lice and fights bacteria
-Anti-inflammatory- which helps regeneration of your present hair and new hair growth
3. Argan Oil
This Moroccan miracle has been hailed the world over by celebrities such as Dr. Oz. Argan oil contains omega fatty acids and vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps cells absorb oxygen. If the scalp receives more oxygen, that increases circulation which promotes hair growth. This is another oil that works great for scalp massages. See the perks:
-Protects against UV rays and pollution
4. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary is an essential oil used for many personal care items such and lotions and shampoos. Rosemary oil is great for massaging the scalp and stimulating the follicles.
-Great for dandruff prone scalps
-Combined with olive oil it can darken hair naturally
-Can slow down grey hairs
-Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral
5. Sweet Almond Oil
-Contains vitamins A, B and E which add shine
-Contains UV fighting Omega 3,6, and 9 which keeps hair from becoming dull
-Seals moisture and fights split ends
-Light weight makes this oil a natural sealant
6. Coconut Oil
Anyone who is natural has coconut oil in their product stash. Bloggers have been singing its praises for a while now. Many of you probably even consider it one of your ‘holy grail’ products. If not, here are a few reason why you may consider it.
-Low molecular weight
-Binds to hair to minimize loss of protein
-Helps relieve dandruff
-Reduces friction and static in the hair
7. Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is great as a pre-poo, hot oil treatment or as an ingredient in deep conditioning treatments. Read the features below to learn why!
-Contains Vitamins A, D, E, B6, magnesium, folic acid, amino acids and copper
-Restores scalp health
-Lightweight for easy absorption
-Provides softness and sheen
-Resembles natural scalp produces oils
-All nutrients that make it ideal for use to help prevent damage to the hair.
-Blocks UV rays
-Great as a sealant
-Relieves itchy scalp
These are my favorite hair oils for natural hair. What are yours?
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