When I was younger I thought the more oil, the better. The result was a big grease fest that made my natural hair untouchable, dry and which reminded me of the soul glow stains on the couch in Coming to America Since I’ve always dealt with dry natural hair this idea of adding more oil was installed in my head until I realized that with a small dosage I can get the maximum effect for each oil.
There are many wonderful oils out there but to make your choice easier I wanted to share my top 5 oils to use on natural hair, take a look!
Jojoba Oil Benefits
Is a light oil that is easily absorbed into the hair. I use jojoba oil both for my hair and skin since it penetrates quickly.
– most similar to natural hair sebum
– reduces dandruff – antibacterial properties
– prevents hair loss
– controls frizz
– removes build up around natural hair follicles
Castor Oil Benefits
Castor oil is quite sticky and I needed some time to adjust to it. At first I was afraid my hair would feel the same way but a little goes a long way when it comes to castor oil and I love how it makes my hair so soft. I find it most effective using it in my overnight hot oil treatments.
– improves scalp circulation
– helps (re)grow hair
– seals preventing breakage and split ends
Coconut Oil Benefits
Coconut oil is another staple in my hair and skin care routine. Besides this I also use it as a tooth paste, for oil pulling & to detox
– deeply conditions from the insides of the strands out
– provides protein
– eliminates dandruff thanks to its antibacterial properties
Avocado Oil Benefits
Avocado oil is a bit ticker compared to jojoba oil but very pleasant to the touch. It’s filled with vitamin E which gives you radiant skin and moisturizes your natural hair
– penetrates the hair
– smooths hair cutticles
– helps protect from future damage
– high in protein
Olive Oil Benefits
This is probably the easiest oil to use on your natural hair because we all have it in our kitchen! In fact when I started oil cleansing and experimenting with oils, olive oil was the one I tried it with since I already had it at home.
– great sealant
– penetrates the hair
– helps with dandruff, frizz, shine & sealing hair
Get the oils for your natural hair here:
Dabur Vatika Olive Enriched Hair Oil 300 Ml • Dabur • $6.79
Avocado Oil 100% Pure Organic Cold Pressed 8 Oz • $8.29
Coconut Revolution Oil For The Body • Urban Outfitters • $15.00
Sunny Isle Extra Dark Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8 oz • $13.99
Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil • Desert Essence • $13.99
What oils do you use on your natural hair?
Thanks for reading!