When I first started studying natural hair, I came upon a LOT of new terms. One thing that shocked me was the vast types of oils for hair! I was totally lost. What's the difference between castor oil and olive oil? Why should I invest in stuff like avocado oil and grapessed oil? And who's ever heard of a jojoba??? Most importantly, which is the best for MY hair? It took a long time for me to figure out these answers. And I'm always learning something new (thanks Pinterest!)
That's why I wrote this article: to help naturals figure out this whole deal with hair and oils. Every oil type featured is listed alphabetically. I tried to address the really popular ones, but if there is an oil you would like featured, let me know! This list will never stop growing! Also, check out my Pinterest board "Natural Hair Oils" to learn even more!
Argan oil- Vitamin E (which creates healthy follicles which causes longer hair), moisture, hair growth, sheen, repairs split ends
Avocado Oil- Sheen, softness, healthy scalp, protein, smooths hair cuticle, protects from damage, seals moisture,
Castor Oil- Hair growth, moisture, sheen thicker hair, deep conditioning, seals moisture, prevents hair damage, cures scalp infection, prevents dandruff, reduces frizz
Coconut Oil- Vitamin E (which creates healthy follicles which causes longer hair), hair growth, lice prevention & treatment, styling, eliminates dandruff, strengthenes hair, prevents hair loss, prevents split ends, strengthens hair shaft, reduces protein loss
Grapeseed Oil- Sheen, seals moisture
Jojoba Oil- Moisturizes, antibacterial properties, prevents hair loss, controls fizz, removes build up, reduces dandruff
Olive Oil- Sheen, Vitamin E (which creates healthy follicles which causes longer hair), conditioning, improves hair elasticity, killis bacteria, strengthens hair, seals moisture, prevents dandruff
Oils for Sheen- Avocado oil, argan oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil
Oils for Hair Growth- Argan oil, castor oil, coconut oil
Oils for Sealing in Moisture- Avocado oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil
Oils for Scalp Infection/Dandruff- Castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil
Oils for Oil Rinsing- Avocado oil, castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil
Oils for Low Porosity Hair- Apricot oil, argan oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, pomegranate oil, sweet almond oil (To find our what porosity is and what type you have,click here!
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