6 Oils You Must Incorporate Into Your Hair Care Routine

Hair oils are an essential hair care routine. Not only will a good hair oil retain moisture in your hair, but oiling also has other benefits which include softening your hair while protecting it from the sun.

There are quite a number of oils that are beneficial to the human hair, essential oils are extracted from plants while the carrier oils are vegetable oil gotten from seeds and nuts. It doesn’t matter if it’s an essential or carrier oil, here are 6 oils you definitely need to add to your hair care routine.

1. Castor Oil

If you’re having issues with hair growth, this oil is your well-sought solution. It can be found in pharmacies because it also benefits the body. This essential oil will help promote blood flow to your scalp which results to production of healthier hair. It also helps to seal in moisture, so if you’re having dry or flaky scalp, here’s the answer. Castor oil can be used for thick beard growth as well. This oil is thick and should be mixed with another carrier oil to make it more suitable for application.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil doesn’t disappoint in maintaining its title as a multi-purpose oil. This penetrating oil can be used for a pre-poo and even a leave in treatment. It drastically reduces protein loss and hair breakage while locking in moisture and giving your hair that needed shine. This oil is quite popular for its softening properties that aids the hair detangling process.

3. Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is a beautiful green oil gotten from the avocado fruit, it is a carrier oil loaded with amazing benefits for your hair. It helps to unclog your hair follicles which automatically creates a healthy environment and surface area for hair growth. The beautiful part is that it is light weight so it doesn’t weigh your hair down while trapping moisture and adding shine.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Have you been having dandruff problems or your scalp has been flaking? Not to worry anymore because this oil is blessed to bless you. To make your scalp healthy, It naturally prevents build up of chemicals and dead skin that can clog your pores. Just like we eat some food tagged as being “healthy”, so does your scalp need this oil to be fresh and active. Make sure to add a carrier oil like coconut oil before application as using it directly can irritate your scalp.

5. Jojoba Oil

The jojoba fruit shouldn’t be confused with the jujube fruit (commonly called date), while jujube is edible, jojoba is unsafe to eat. A thick and voluminous hair is the product of using this oil. This oil is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant and it is packed with nutrients for your hair. Apart from giving you thick and luscious hair, it helps to lock in moisture to your hair and scalp which generates soft and silky hair.

6. Peppermint Oil

This is another oil  essential for hair growth if properly used. This oil majorly functions at promoting blood flow to the area it is applied to. Apart from its antimicrobial properties, it is a great oil for performing scalp massage.

NB: The best way to apply any oil to your hair is by massaging it into your scalp. A regular scalp massage helps to open up your hair follicles to produce thicker hair and easily absorb the oil you’re rubbing in. When oiling your hair, please ensure that you don’t apply a lot to avoid clogging your hair follicles.

What other oil do you think should be included to this list?

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