Oils are naturally good food for our hair no matter the hair type, be it relaxed hair or un-relaxed hair (virgin hair). As you should know natural oils helps stimulate hair growth, moisturize and nourish hair with essential hair nutrients, they also soften the hair.
It is important to note that these oils reviewed below are not for artificial hair like bone straight hair, instead, they are for treating natural hair. Natural oils are derived from fruits or plants or even seeds of fruits.
Numerous natural oils can be used for your hair but here are the best of them all. We have numerous natural oils that can be used for skincare and hair growth. But today, our focus lies on those that would add extreme value to our hair.
Today, I’ll introduce you to the 8 best natural oils you should use to keep your hair in a good, healthy, and perfect condition. Without further mouthing, let us delve in.
Castor oil is a natural oil extracted from castor beans which are of a plant called Ricinus Communis. Castor beans are said to contain some toxic enzymes referred to as ricin but when the castor oil is produced in heated, this toxic enzyme is lost and the oil becomes safe for use.
Castor oil is a natural beauty product, also a natural remedy for treating certain illnesses like constipation, etc Castor oil contains ricinoleic which is a fatty acid that fights inflammation. When applied to the hair and massaged properly it would result in healthy hair follicles and prevent hair loss.
Castor oil is helpful in the prevention of harmful bacteria that could attack the hair because it contains antimicrobial properties. Castor oil is one of the best natural oils for keeping your hair in good condition. It is recommended to use just once a week, which alone gives a wonderful result.
Coconut oil is one of the popular natural oils in Nigeria; it is also known and used by other countries around the world for different purposes. It is widely used in Africa and is very effective for hair growth and softening.
Coconut oil when left in the hair overnight prevents the scalp from being dry and flaky; it also cures dandruff and prevents hair breakage. To get a good result when you rub coconut oil in your hair, try to possibly leave it to sit in hair for at least 20-30 minutes or even overnight as you may prefer then rinse it out and apply shampoo and conditioner to keep hair in clean and healthy condition.
Maybe you have coconuts at home or feel it’s less expensive to produce coconut oil for your hair by yourself, and then you should know that coconut oil is easy to produce and can be produced in the convenience of your home through the following process:
- Crack open the coconut.
- Bring coconut out of its hard shell carefully, using a small knife.
- Grate the coconut using a grater.
- Now add at least 1-3 cups of water to the grated coconut
- Sieve mixture after squeezing out juice from the grated coconut
- Heat mixture for just 2 minutes without stirring and leave to cool
- After cooling, use a spoon to skim off coconut fat above the mixture
- Now heat the mixture until the coconut matter separates from a brownish oil
- Gently use a spoon to scoop oil out of the cooking pot and leave the oil to cool
That’s it! Your coconut oil is ready for use either for your hair, facial treatment, or health recommendation. Remember, Coconut oil is a perfect choice for healthy hair.
Argan oil is also called Moroccan oil, it is gotten from nuts from argan plants or trees. Argan oil is nicknamed “liquid gold’ because of its clear golden colour. This oil is rich in fat and very good for the hair. It keeps the hair in a moisturized and smooth condition.
It causes the hair to glow and also protects the hair from being damaged by Uv Rays. Its recommendation for use is just a few drops for rubbing into the hair. Remember to wash off with shampoo and conditioner after a while. It can be used more than once a week.
Olive oil or virgin oil is a natural oil derived from olives in olives trees. The olive fruit is crushed to form a paste, after which the oil is extracted or separated. Olive oil is said to strengthen the hair follicle and cause rapid hair growth, it also prevents hair loss.
So to enjoy moisturized soft hair, try to massage oil into the hair and leave it for up to 15 minutes before washing out. Olive oil protects the hair and by this I mean it protects the hair against microorganisms when mixed with lemon. It can be used to prevent dandruff.
Olive oil is very healthy for all hair types.
Peppermint essential oil is highly recommended for skincare and haircare too. It is produced from the peppermint plant. It contains menthol which gives a cool sensation when applied. Peppermint oil is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It has been proven to stimulate hair growth.
It is okay and safe to leave this oil in your hair over the night, for a better result. Peppermint oil is recommended for people with dry scalp as it softens the hair. When this oil is used it gives a cold feeling to your scalp. Peppermint oil is majorly used to prevent hair loss improve hair growth.
Jojoba oil is a good hair moisturizer. It is processed from a plant called Jojoba. This oil fights bacteria in the hair and does not have chemical contents or makeup. It is purely natural oil. Jojoba oil is good for dry scalp as it is moisturizing oil; it softens the hair and also is a solution for hair with dandruff.
It is recommended to be applied by pouring or rubbing into hair as a leave-in treatment or overnight treatment for great results. Jojoba oil which is pronounced jojoba is a good hair food for healthy hair.
Grapeseed oil is gotten from the Grapeseed plant after pressure is applied to it. The good for using this oil is that it strengthens weak hair that could probably fall off. It gives the hair strands healthy and strong roots on the scalp. Grapeseed just like other natural oils moisturizes the hair and prevents dandruff.
For use, leave grapeseed oil in hair for 12mins or overnight and then washed off with Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s good natural oil for one’s hair.
Almond oil is gotten from the kernels of an almond. Almond is used for cooking and also does a great job on the hair. This hair oil is natural its constituents include protein, fatty acid, and vitamin E. It is ideal for slow-growing hair and for improving hair growth too when hair is lost.
If you continue to apply Almond oil, you would grow longer and thicker. The process for its use remains this easy; rubbing in a little quantity into hair and leaving in for a few minutes or overnight before washing out with shampoo and conditioner.
These natural oils are highly recommended for all hair types for healthy hair, they have no side effects unless they are used more than required especially those containing chemical ingredients. But if used in the right proportion, I can assure you that these oils will keep your hair in good condition.
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