If you have natural hair, it is easy to become what is known in the natural hair community as a ‘product junkie’. This may be beneficial when you are first starting on your journey so you can discover which products work best with your hair type, you do not have to spend money on brand name products. In fact, some of the best oil products for natural hair can be made in the comfort of your home.
Natural oils are amazing for soil hair or anyone who has unprocessed hair. These oils can help make the hair stronger, shinier and softer. Hair needs oil so it can grow healthy, so consider using products that contain the following oils to see improvement in the health of your hair.
This natural oil can not only make the hair stronger, it can also help thicken the hair, reduce thinning, reduce frizz and split ends and promote growth. Castor oil can also prevent infections and irritation on the scalp.
Castor oil can be used as a prepoo, a hot oil treatment or added to conditioning treatments. Keep in mind that the oil is very thick. This means that if you are using it as a hot oil treatment or conditioning treatment, be sure to rinse the hair well afterwards.
This is an ideal oil for natural hair. It is full of nutrients that are necessary for healthy hair including:
EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids)
Avocado oil is a carrier oil and it is extremely lightweight. It also has the molecular ability to go past the hair shaft, and that leads to deep conditioning of the hair when combined with other oils. It also helps to heal hair that is damaged and weak, and helps to increase shine.
Olive oil is often referred to as the ‘godmother’ of the natural oils. This oil is great for eliminating dandruff, strengthening hair, moisturizing, deep conditioning and it also contains antioxidants that can help prevent hair loss.
There are many products that contain EVOO. You can find shampoos, conditioners and styling products that have olive oil in them.
Not only is peppermint oil an essential oil, it is also has a nice smell and can be used weekly on the scalp to help promote hair growth. Peppermint oil, with a few other essential oils, can help to stimulate blood circulation to the scalp.
You can add a few drops of peppermint oil to your favorite carrier oil in order to get the best results.
This is an essential oil that is loaded with antioxidants. It is considered to be one of the best oils for natural hair because it can condition and soothe the scalp and also prevent premature graying and thinning. It can also help with itchiness and dandruff.
This is another carrier oil that is rumored to be able to block DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is an androgen hormone that causes hair fall and hair loss.
Pumpkin seed oil can be purchased in pill form or in oil form, and many women have used it to repair damage from alopecia.
Sweet almond oil is an excellent sealant. A sealant is a product that is used to ‘lock’ moisture in the hair. Oils, pomades and hair grease are all sealants, but natural hair thrives when it is sealed with an oil like sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil is also used as Hair Mask For Colored Hair
Although not as popular as other types of natural oils, wheat germ oil should not be ignored. As the name suggests, wheat germ oil is an oil that is derived from a plant that has linoleic acid. It is also very similar to avocado oil due to its rich essential fatty acids content.
As a rich source of Vitamin E as well, wheat germ oil is ideal for very dry and brittle hair. It is very thick and should be added to a spray bottle mixed with aloe vera juice or water. It can also be added to your favorite deep conditioner.
These are some of the best oils for natural hair. Look for products that contain one or all of these oils to add to your hair care regimen.