As we’re all very well aware, most hair oils are sealants. Very few are moisturizing oils. With that being said, oils play a very important role in hair care when used right. As naturalistas, we can’t do without oils. Or can we? Here are some oils you ought to have as part of your hair regimen.
As the name suggests, Avocado Oil is made from avocado. If you’re looking for a light hair oil to moisturize, strengthen and repair your hair then you’re in luck. In case your hair is brittle and susceptible to breakage, you definitely should use avocado oil. It contains minerals which help in sealing cuticle cells thus making your hair less prone to breakage.
Dry scalp? Itchiness? General scalp issues? This is your oil. Peppermint Oil when used on the hair has a minty sensation a lot of people enjoy. Due to its microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, peppermint oil would serve you right when using it to treat dandruff. Other users have confirmed its potency for treating bald spots. Although this assertion is generally recent, it’s been proven in many instances to restoring blood flow to bald spots thus aiding in the regrowth of hair. At this point, it feels like we’re writing a thesis. Sigh!
Vitamin E Oil
The natural antioxidant found in Vitamin E Oil makes it perfect for hair care. Not only does it improve scalp circulation for healthy scalp but it also helps in preventing hair loss. Using it often on your hair and scalp also helps in locking moisture (after moisturizing) and adding shine to it. Unlike other pure oils, Vitamin E Oil is a very thick oil. Just a little bit of the oil goes a long way.
Coconut Oil is very common within the natural community and for good reason. When used properly, coconut oil helps in reducing protein loss for healthier hair. Aside this, coconut oil is better absorbed into the hair shaft due to the presence of lauric acid. This makes it more of a moisturizing oil. Coconut oil can be used as a stand alone oil or mixed with other oils for moisturizing and for the general health of your hair and scalp.
What comes to mind when you hear of Castor Oil? Hair growth – yes we know! Many people, after using castor oil, testify to growing their hair. The good news is that, it’s true. If you're experiencing bald patches or are losing your edges, apply castor oil to the affected parts. It also nourishes the scalp and roots of the hair for healthy hair growth. If you’re fond of using castor oil, just a little bit of oil used daily is perfect. You don’t want to use too much to weigh down your hair. There are different variants of Castor Oil on the market. They all work great when used on the hair.
Sweet Almond Oil
The healing properties of Sweet Almond Oil makes it the perfect oil for strengthening your hair and improving its shine. As an emollient, almond oil does a great job at softening hair. If you’ve ever complained of having very ‘hard’ or ‘tough’ hair, Sweet Almond Oil is here for you. As an added benefit, it helps in promoting hair growth whilst keeping the scalp healthy.
There are no right or wrong oils when it comes to natural hair care. All you have to do is to keep experimenting to find what works for you and your hair. For further hair consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Eya Naturals on +233 204 600 464 or +233 59 237 7008 @eyanaturals on Facebook and Instagram
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