Popular Essential Oils – The Best Ones For Your Hair
by Makeup by Sharms
As always, I was scouring the internet and came across this article and I thought it was great so I wanted to share with you!
These points are all from this blog but I will let you know which oils I use and how I use them 🙂 We always hear this oil that oil use this don’t use this so I thought it would be great to share some of the essential oils and their uses with you.
- Glycerin: Glycerin is a humectant which means it allows your hair to absorb as much moisture from the atmosphere as it can. It is great for dry & brittle hair which breaks easily. Use to deep condition or add to your other oils in a spray bottle.It works best when applied to damp hair.
- Aloe Vera Juice: Same idea as glycerin, it allows your hair to retain moisture. It can be used alone or with water in a spray bottle. It is also great for soothing a dry and itchy scalp as it has soothing properties.
- Grapeseed Oil: This is an awesome light sealant and it is also good for keeping your hair moisturized. It is a very light oil and so you can also mix it with your moisturizer or deep conditioner.
- Argan Oil: This oil leaves your hair feeling soft and moisturized however, it tends to be a little expensive. It works best on damp hair.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a favourite because it is light weight and has just gained a lot of popularity over the years. Coconut oil is great because it is a carrier oil and so it is able to penetrate the hair follicles. If it is used with water, it is able to transfer the moisture into the hair follicles. You can also mix coconut oil in with your shampoo if you find that it is too drying or you want to give your conditioner that extra boost.
- Jojoba Oil: An extremely light oil that can be used to seal moisture in (after applying a moisturizer). It is also great for soothing a dry, itchy scalp. It can also be mixed in with your deep conditioner to provide your hair with more slip and lubrication.
- Shea Oil (melted shea butter): This is great if you are looking for a heavy sealant. I personally mix it with my deep conditioner. I also use actual shea butter on my roots when I am a few weeks post relaxer. It really softens my hair and leaves it looking shiny. It is also great for moisture retention.
- Avocado Oil : You can add a little avocado oil to your moisturizer as it helps seal in the moisture. It is also great at providing shine/sheen to the hair.
- Castor Oil: This is what I use to massage my scalp every night (if I can). It really aids hair growth and soothes a dry itchy scalp. It is also a little heavier than coconut oil and so it is good for a preepoo or hot oil treatment.
- Olive Oil: Another favourite, but with olive oil, you need to make sure you are getting the PURE kind, which I haven’t found yet and so it makes me a little worried. I find that it works best when you mix it with castor oil for a hot oil treatment or you mix it in with your deep conditioner. It is also good for sealing in your moisturizer.
Of course there is no need to use all these oils in your hair as most of them have the same use. I personally use Castor Oil, Shea Butter/Shea Oil and Coconut oil in my hair. Can’t be bothered with the others! Check out all the products I use on my hair here.
Which oils do you use in your hair? Comment below.