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Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is really great and beneficial for relaxed and natural black hair. Organic avocado oil and pure avocado oil both achieve the same results therefore you can use either. These two oils are easily available to the public but the organic avocado oil has a longer shelf life.

This is great for moisturizing, strengthening, deep conditioning and boosting shine in black hair. It has plenty of nutrients, proteins, essential fatty acids and amino acids. It also has vitamins A, B, D, and E. Even though it's loaded with amazing natural nutrients, the texture is light and easily soaks into the hair and scalp.

Another option is to mash ripe avocados and apply it directly to the hair as a deep conditioner, but this process may be messy and you might not get the full benefits you could get. Avocado oil is also known for naturally acting like a sunscreen for hair. The properties in it can protect the hair and scalp from damages caused by UVA and UVB rays.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is extremely beneficial for relaxed and natural black hair. It is used in a lot of products like shampoos and conditioners because of its performance. It can help those who suffer with thinning of hair, hair loss, dry, damaged or greasy hair. It deeply moisturizes the hair and seals in moisture but at the same time, balances the pH levels of your scalp. This balances the amount of oil on your scalp perfectly by controlling and balancing the sebum production in the scalp. Applying and massaging it into the scalp will promote new hair growth because it encourages new hair cells to develop.

It is also great for those who suffer from skin conditions like psoriasis and scalp dermatitis. These skin conditions can cause hair loss, so applying jojoba oil will help you achieve new growth and strength because of its anti-fungal properties. This all natural oil can be used as much as you’d without ever having to worry about irritating you scalp like a regular man-made product could.


Castor oil performs really well for black hair. It promotes hair growth, prevents thinning, prevents hair loss, tames frizz, reduces split ends and helps to prevent scalp infections. Castor oil not only makes hair more manageable, but it also contains anti-bacterial and moisturizing nutrients. These nutrients will leave your relaxed or natural black hair smooth, soft and thick. There will be no need for a leave-in-conditioner as castor oil can easily replace it after washing your hair.

Organic castor oil can thoroughly clean the scalp without ever leaving it flaky or dry. This oil can cure damaged hair and will remove dirt and bacteria that contributes to dandruff and hair fall. Castor oil has healing properties that can cure problems that come with chemical treatments and can cure a variety of scalp infections too. While this oil is healing your scalp it will hydrate both your scalp and hair at the same time.

Castor oil only requires you to use small doses because of its thickness. A bottle of castor oil will last you a very long time.

Olive Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Olive Oil - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Extra virgin olive oil is also known as the “Godmother of hair oil.” This is one of the best oils to cure hair loss and promote hair growth. The purest olive oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that combat issues like dandruff, lice and bacteria on the scalp. Most people suffer from hair loss because of the hormone DTH present on the scalp. Olive oil prevents this hormone from producing and that in return prevents hair loss.

Extra virgin oil is also a natural deep conditioner that makes the hair soft, shiny, and stronger. Black hair will definitely benefit from a hot olive oil treatment.

Coconut Oil
Coconut - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Coconut oil has been used in the hair for a very long time. It contains beneficial nutrients such as vitamin E, lauric acid and capric acid. This oil helps to prevent damage, thicken hair, prevent dandruff, strengthen hair, moisturize and promote hair growth. To experience the full benefits, extra virgin coconut oil is best. Extra virgin coconut oil contains much more nutrients because it’s unrefined.

Coconut oil will make your relaxed or natural hair less prone to combing damage because of its ability to fill gaps in your hair while making it stronger.


Safflower Oil
Safflower - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Safflower oil is very rich in essential fatty acids and can be found in shampoos and conditioners. The types of shampoos that contain safflower oil are hypoallergenic and mild on the scalp and hair. Safflower oil protects, moisturizes and nourishes the hair and its follicles. It also promotes hair growth and thickness by stimulating blood circulation. This oil is extremely effective for chemically treated hair and contains high amounts of oleic acid. The texture of Safflower oil is light and has no odor.

 



Sweet Almond Oil

Almonds - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Sweet almond oil is a source of much protein. Ancient Egyptians used to use this oil in mixture with castor oil in order to improve the texture and smell. While using sweet almond oil, ancient Egyptians realized how much this oil made their hair silky with a bright sheen.

Sweet almond oil is a carrier oil that often is mixed with other essential oils like sandalwood or castor oil. It nourishes the hair, promotes growth, promotes thickness, prevents hair loss, controls shedding and adds shine. This oil locks in moisture very well and is often referred to as a sealant.

Mustard Seed Oil
Mustard Seed - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Mustard seed oil is a source of many great things that are beneficial to relaxed and natural black hair. This oil has iron, calcium, traces of magnesium, manganese, and a healthy amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. The Omega-3 fatty acids help nourish hair by feeding the follicles that contribute to hair growth and added shine. Mustard seed oil also has beta carotene (source of vitamins and nutrients), and high levels of zinc and selenium. If you have a lack of selenium or zinc in your body, the chances of hair loss is more likely. This oil is not used very often around the world except for in India. You would have to go to an Indian market in order to find Mustard seed oil.

Mustard seed oil can be used as a treatment but also has a strong smell which requires you to shampoo afterwards.

Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame Seeds - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Sesame seed oil is excellent for those who suffer from dry scalp and scalp infections. Applying and massaging warm sesame seed oil will nourish dry scalp and flakiness while deeply penetrating. It is a natural healing oil that will help clear regular and fungal scalp infections because of its antibacterial properties. Massaging sesame seed oil into your scalp, neck and even shoulders will also help to alleviate stress.

Sesame seed oil also has the ability to promote healthy hair growth by nourishing the scalp and hair. This nourishment will strengthen the hair shafts and roots while adding luster to damaged chemically treated hair. The properties in sesame seed oil act as a natural sunscreen for hair by protecting it from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Another added bonus is its ability to not allow pollution to stick to the hair because of that natural properties within the oil.

Sesame seed oil is also known for naturally darkening the hair, so this will be beneficial to those who are graying.

Rosemary Oil
Rosemary - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Rosemary oil is another substance that can darken hair over a period of time. This oil can be used as a natural dye although the transformation is not immediate. It is a therapeutic oil that has been used for years and does great things for the hair. Rosemary oil stimulates circulation in the scalp, stimulates hair follicles, promotes hair growth, prevents hair loss, strengthens hair, prevents dandruff, darkens gray hair and adds shine. This oil is light in texture therefore it will not clog the pores in your scalp. It Is recommended to avoid rosemary oil and rinses if you hair is naturally light or bleached.

Lavender Oil
Lavender - Natural Oils for Natural and Relaxed Hair
Lavender oil is another great substance that does well in promoting hair growth and healing the scalp from other problems. It is known to be one of the best oils for treating issues with hair loss. Those who suffer from skin problems like alopecia areata or any condition that results in losing hair can use lavender essential oil to treat it. By applying and massaging it into your scalp daily, a significant amount of re-growth will happen within a few months. Lavender oil fights and treats fungi infections, viruses, dry scalp, lice eggs, lice, nits and other problematic issues because of its powerful antiseptic properties.

Lavender oil is also known for its scent and massaging this substance into your head will help get rid of hair loss catalysts like stress, insomnia and depression. It will also give you a sense of calm and using this before bed will help you to achieve a sufficient amount of good rest. All of this contributes to healthy hair growth and makes hair loss less probable.

 

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