Many companies are going out of their way to make healthier hair products that don’t contain sulfates and synthetic dyes. However, many of these products still include alcohol, parabens, and propylene glycol. This damaging chemicals can destroy your hair by making your hair brittle and your scalp dry. Instead of harsh chemicals, try these 5 oils to style, moisturize and even clean your hair.
Castor oil is a vegetable oil made from castor beans. It is great for your hair because it contains Omega 9 fatty acids which prevent dry scalp and stimulate hair growth. This oil is also a humectant, which means it locks moisture into your hair. Castor oil is most known as treatment for growing back hair and preventing hair breakage.
The delicious smell is just one of the many reasons coconut oil is great for your hair. The oil from coconuts contains lauric acid and capric acid which make it an antimicrobial. Coconut oil reduces protein loss, limits flaking of the scalp and contains vitamin E which strengthens hair. It’s also a good styling aid, but in moderation.
Avocado oil is from the avocado fruit and is an edible oil. If your want to soothe scalp irritations like dandruff, cradle cap, dermatitis or scalp psoriasis you’ll want to try this oil. Vitamin A,D,E B6, amino acids, and folic acid are some of the great organic compounds in this oil. Avocado oil is a natural SPF for hair and absorbs into hair easily.
The holy grail of hair oils has to be olive oil. It improves blood circulation in scalp, stops thinning hair and hair loss, and is the best carrier oil for applying essential oils to your hair. This oil can be used as a pre-shampooing treatment, a deep conditioner, and as a moisturizer. If you ever run out of shaving cream, reach for some olive oil.
Rosemary oil is an essential oil that is made from the perennial herb rosemary. Since it is an essential oil it is best that you mix it with a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil before you apply it to your hair. Rosemary oil works well as a natural dry shampoo, it cleans the scalp getting rid of product build up and dandruff. Strengthening hair and leaving it silky soft are some of the added benefits of using rosemary oil.
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I put coconut oil on my hair before. BAD MOVE if you have thin hair, just saying. It took 4 washes to get it all out!
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