Natural oils are the best-kept secret for your natural hair. It can restore many of the nutrients that conventional shampoos can strip from your hair. No matter how “good” manufacturers say they are for your hair, nothing beats Mother Nature’s all-natural ingredients.
Below are six of the best natural oils for your hair. You can choose them by the benefits they proffer and, of course, the availability in your area.
This type of oil is most similar to the natural oils your body produces to treat and protect your hair (sebum). This means that the natural PH balance will not be affected by jojoba oil. Jojoba also contains many essential vitamins including A, E, B1, B2, and B6. Jojoba oil is most effective at treating dandruff and other symptoms of unbalanced PH levels. In addition, it also strengthens your hair follicles.
This is very light oil that will not leave your hair feeling sticky and greasy. It is also rich in Vitamin E and linoleic acids, which work to strengthen hair follicles. In addition to addressing dandruff and other dry skin conditions, grapeseed oil is also used to protect your hair from heat. Grapeseed oil is also odorless and mixes well with other hair treatments.
This is perhaps the best natural hair tonic due to its penetrative properties and quantities of lauric acid and vitamin E. What does this mean for you? In a nutshell, it means that these nutrients will be delivered and absorbed into the hair shaft itself. Coconut oil also imparts a healthy shine, addresses dandruff and controls frizz.
This oil is much heavier in consistency than any of the other oils mentioned so far. It is also loaded with fatty acids that it will deliver to your hair strands, which makes it a very good sealant. Another important feature is that this oil is very good at controlling hair frizz in humid climates while imparting a beautiful shine.
Among the best is avocado oil. It is loaded with amino acids, lecithin, Vitamins B6, A, E and D. It is also penetrative oil and provides impressive results in very little time. Avocado oil is best for nourishing damaged hair and maintaining the health of your healthy hair.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil has a heavier density than other oils. This particular oil works to seal moisture and nutrients within your hair. This is especially beneficial for dry hair and hair that has developed damaged tips.
So, there you have it. In between your salon visits, I suggest you use more natural oils on your hair. It will hydrate your tresses and give you the appearance of healthy, shiny hair.
About the author: Sherry Harris is the solopreneur of Sherry’s Life. On the blog she writes about any and everything related to hair care and hairstyles.