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Natural oils are essential in your hair journey! Oils are awesome for sealing in moisture from water, conditioners and moisturizing products. Oils have MANY countless benefits for our hair, skin, and overall health. Oils are also excellent at boosting products such as conditioners and even shampoos. By adding a few drops of essential oils to your conditioner can boost its effectiveness. Oils have different benefits and offer a ton of goodness to our natural hair, especially as we are approaching colder months it’s awesome to begin incorporating natural oils into our regimens for healthier hair. Lets take a look at some of my favorite carrier and essential oils…
“A carrier oil dilutes the essential oils and aids in the delivery of their healing properties without irritation.”
Olive Oil (great for dry hair)
– Can be used for moisturizing, detangling, deep conditioning, eliminating dandruff and improving the strength of your hair, softens hair and helps to eliminate frizz. I love olive oil. I use it on my hair before applying my styler if I am wearing a wash and go. I also add Olive oil to my regimen and massage my scalp with it as it’s loaded with antioxidants which help to fight hair loss.
Coconut Oil (great for dry hair)
– Can be a solid as well as a liquid. Coconut oil can prevent and help with dandruff, repairs damaged hair, adds shine, promotes hair growth, thickening hair, and strengthening hair. I like coconut oil and how it makes my curls feel. I use it often when “scrunching the crunch” of my wash n’ go’s. It’s a lighter oil therefore works awesome when I just want a little moisture and shine!
Castor Oil (great for dry hair)
– GREAT for promoting hair growth, thickening hair, correcting scalp issues and infections, conditioning the scalp, preventing thinning hair and solves dandruff. This oil is SUPER thick, and a little goes a long way. I use this oil when massaging my daughters edges. I also use this on my ends to seal in moisture as it is so thick it is amazing for the edges and ends of my hair. There are tons of success stories of women who have experienced thickness and growth from consistently using castor oil or Jamaican Black Castor Oil (Sally’s).
Sweet Almond Oil
– Excellent for moisturizing your hair without it feeling oily. It’s helpful at combatting dandruff on an itchy scalp while strengthening the hair and encouraging growth. I like to use this oil to seal in moisture on my daughter. It works great as a sealant!
Jojoba Oil (great for dry hair)
– I love jojoba oil as it works just like the natural oils your scalp already produces. It leaves your hair so soft and it has such a light feel that won’t weigh your hair down. If you have fine or thin hair this oil is awesome because it actually prevents your hair from looking oily or greasy. It promotes a healthy shine while strengthening your hair and promoting a healthy sebum production.
Avocado Oil (great for dry hair)
– Awesome… because it’s full of fatty acids and has high levels of antioxidants and vitamin E. It’s a thicker oil that’s great for moisturizing and promoting hair growth. It’s also great for deep conditioning as well as using this oil to massage your scalp which in turn stimulates circulation to your hair follicles. A little goes a LONG way.
– Can be a natural moisturizer and conditioner. I like grapeseed oil because it’s lighter than olive oil and coconut oil, so when I want just a little shine and light oil I turn to this. This oil also strengthens and fights hair loss. It gives a remarkable shine and reduces dandruff.
– Great for stimulating hair growth. It has antifungal properties which are great for soothing a sore scalp. Rosemary oil is also great for strengthening hair as well as preventing hair loss. It also has properties to prevent greying. Hello! You can add rosemary oil to shampoo’s and conditioners for that extra stimulation and to boost shine and strength. Just a few drops and wallah!
– Can help treat alopecia by treating the hair follicles which in turn can promote hair growth if used consistently. Lavender Oil enhances blood circulation and is a natural inflammatory and also aids with stress! You can add a few drops to one of your favorite carrier oils like olive or jojoba oil and massage it into your scalp for some excellent benefits!
You can find natural oils almost anywhere. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil at the supermarket or nutritional shops like GNC. Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil and Rosemary oil can be found in nutritional shops like GNC, Wholefoods, The Vitamin Shoppe, Sprouts, some beauty supplies.
Use your carrier and essential oils for hot oil treatments that help to treat damaged hair!
Hot oil treatments:
Incorporating hot oil treatments into your hair regimen is essential as hot oil treatments help with damaged hair by infusing strength and moisture into your hair shaft. If you use a lot heat styling this is something you should consider trying, your hair and scalp will thank you! Hot oil treatments work great to prevent frizz, condition the hair and treat and soothe a dry scalp along with a host of other benefits! You can use almost any oil for a hot oil treatment, you can create your own mixture of oils for added benefits as well as adding certain natural ingredients (egg yolks, avocados, bananas, aloe vera gel if you’d like too!) to the mixture to boost its effectiveness.
You can warm your oils up in the microwave for about 20 seconds. You can also warm it up by placing your oils in a glass container in a saucepan of boiling water for about five minutes. Please determine if the temperature is right for you by carefully checking the oil before putting it on your hair and scalp. You would then apply it on your scalp and hair allowing it to sit on your hair with a plastic cap for a hour or more. Then you would shampoo with a sulfate free shampoo and continue with your regular styling routine. Try incorporating hot oil treatments once a month!
Tip: You should always use a carrier oil with an essential oil for a hot oil treatment. Carrier oils should be used generously than an essential oil. You can combine carrier oils or use just one for a hot oil treatment. When mixing different carrier oils it provides more benefits!
What’s your favorite carrier and essential oil? Do you implement hot oil treatments in your hair routine?
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