Oil It Up: A Pocket Guide to Hair Oils

The demand for natural hair products is up and still on the rise. More and more, women are looking for hair products that will keep their hair looking beautiful, without damaging it and without using harsh chemicals. There are various oils women use on their hair. So many in fact that I can hardly keep up with the latest craze. Here is some info on some of the more popular oils.

Argan Oil

You may often see this billed as “Moroccon” argan oil, because the argan tree grows in Morocco. The oil is actually extracted from kernels of argan fruit. The oil is used for controlling unruly hair, correcting damage caused by coloring and perming hair, and restoring luster. Some hair stylists believe it is the best product out there for dealing with damage from heat styling and chemical processes. I’ve tried products with argan oil and have to admit it is great. I highly recommend it.

Argan fruit kernals

 

Try this. Organix Moroccan Argan Oil

 

Jojoba Oil

This is an oil taken from another plant you’re probably not familiar with. The jojoba plant grows in certain areas of Arizona, California, and Mexico. Jojoba oil is especially good for those who struggle with dry hair and scalp.

Jojoba plant

Try this: Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural daily oil cream moisturizer

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, like the other oils discussed so far can be used for shine enhancement. However, it ALSO has anti-aging benefits for hair. Hair loss can be stymied by antimicrobial agent, and behold, the lauric acid found in coconut oil is an antimicrobial agent. I have not tried coconut oil, but I know some ladies who have and they rave about it. In just a short amount of time using it, I can see a big difference in their hair. It is definitely worth a try.

Try this!

Olive Oil

The great thing about oils, is there is no need to break the bank. You may be able to find what you need right in your kitchen. Olive oil anyone? Unlike some of the other oils, olive oil is best used as a conditioner. So put it in, relax for a while, and wash it out. You can heat it up before using if you’d like.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is supposed to aid hair growth. I have lavender oil at my house that I use to moisturize my body, but have never used it on my hair. I’ll have to give it a try.

3 thoughts on “Oil It Up: A Pocket Guide to Hair Oils

  1. Hello-
    Several girls at your hair meet-up mentioned grapeseed oil. Have you ever tried it? And where can I buy lavendar oil without breaking the bank? 🙂

    • I left grapeseed, castor, and tea tree oil off of the list, I’ll have to do another post w/ them and rosemary oil. But I have never tried grapeseed oil, so don’t know much about it. I do know that some grocery stores have it though. You can get tea tree and castor oil at Sally’s.

      I get lavender oil from Trader Joe’s. You can also get it from Whole Foods or The Body Shop, with it being most expensive at The Body Shop. It is very oily/slippery and a little goes a long way, so it will last you forever.

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