5 Hair Oils and their Uses

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The use of hair oils go back thousands of years in history and is used by both genders. Hair oils are important as it acts as a protectant and maintains hydration to the hair to avoid the loss of water. It mimics the natural action of sebum that coats the hair follicles. The best oils to use are those from a fruit or vegetable.

1. Olive Hair Oils

Native to the Mediterranean Basin, olive oil is produced from pressing whole olives. Olive oil is common for cooking, pharmaceuticals, soaps and used as a hair oil.

Hair Oil Benefits

  • Can prevent and cure hair loss
  • Maintenance of soft and shiny hair
  • Antibacterial and Antifungal properties
  • Tames frizzy hair
  • Natural moisturizer
  • good for flaky scalp

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2. Black Seed Hair Oils

Obtained from tiny black cumin seeds, black seed oil has been used since ancient times in Egypt and the Middle East civilization. Its been used as a hair oil for hair loss prevention and treatments as well for its medicinal properties.

Hair Oil Benefits

  • promotes healthy hair growth
  • prevents premature greying
  • strengthens hair follicles
  • helps regrow bald or balding spots

3. Argan Hair Oils

Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the argan fruit tree originating in Morocco. Argan oil has been gaining in popularity for its beneficial uses as an hair oil for hair care treatment.

Hair Oil benefits

  • vitamin E in high quantities
  • hair growth and regrowth
  • treat split ends
  • tames frizz
  • reverses damages done by chemically treated hair

4. Coconut Hair Oils

Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel of the coconut palm tree to create this edible byproduct.

Coconuts have been around for millions of years and thrives in places with abundant sunlight, high humidity and regular rainfall. Coconuts are known for its fresh water, milk, meat and extracted oil which carry many benefits to human health.

Hair Oil Benefits

  • prevents hair loss
  • helps reduce protein loss in damaged hair (high in lauric acid)
  • has moisture retention
  • anti-dandruff agents
  • protects from head lice
  • soothes those who suffer from severe scalp sweating with its cooling properties

5. Jojoba Hair Oils

Jojoba oil is a form of liquid wax extracted from the seeds of an Evergreen shrub. Jojoba is very rich in nutrients such as Vitamin E, A, D and antioxidants. Jojoba oil is a native to Arizona, California and Mexico. It also carries a long shelf life.

Hair Oil Benefits

  • hydrates the hair from inside the hair shaft
  • reduces hair swelling and shrinkage as it gets wet and dries
  • helps to add shine, softness and elasticity
  • repairs and strengthens damaged hair
  • similar molecular structure to sebum (natural oil in the scalp)

+ Hair Oil Massage tips:

  • Using the pads of your fingers apply the oil of your choice a bit at a time to different parts of the scalp while parting and sectioning your hair as needed.
  • work the oil into your scalp using circular motions at a relaxing pace
  • oil may be warmed or used straight from the bottle

All 5 of the natural hair oils mentioned are great aids to healthy hair care. They work best once massaged into the scalp creating good circulation for hair growth.

About the Author

For 9 years Melonie has been working as a loctician in the natural hair field. Encouraging individuals through education and popularizing natural hair through media has driven Melonie towards becoming a louder voice within the natural hair movement. While away from her work Melonie enjoys spending time with family.