These oils do wonders for your hair

By Drum Digital
16 June 2014

Natural oils are essential to the hair's protection and promoting healthy hair growth. There are two main categories in essential oils: penetrating oils and coating oils. Penetrating oils have the ability to enter the cortex of the hair shaft while coating oils sit just outside and ‘seal’ whatever the shaft has in it. This could be water or hydrolyzed protein. These oils are high in polyunsaturated fats which cannot be absorbed by the hair shaft 

Here are the six most important natural oils for natural and processed hair:

Coconut Oil It actually can patch and protect the hair from the inside out. It is light in weight and non greasy and one of the highest recommended oil for promoting healthy hair. It’s an excellent conditioner, helps prevent dandruff and is wonderful for scalp massages. Olive Oil A light oil that also penetrates the hair shaft. Its main benefits include sealing, reducing split ends, strengthening hair from the inside out and conditioning. Olive oil can be added to shampoo to protect the hair from getting stripped.  It is also great as a pre-conditioning treatment before shampoo.  Grape Seed Oil You can add any strong essential oil that may need to be diluted to grape seed oil. Grape Seed Oil is used to nourish the scalp and prevent dandruff.  It contains Vitamin E and linoleic acid and can also be used as a natural heat protectant due to its properties.  Avocado Oil Comprised of beneficial nutrients such as vitamin A, E and D, protein, copper, magnesium, iron, folic acid, and amino acids. All these nutrients are vital for hair growth and health.  It also conditions the hair and helps with moisture retention.

Jojoba Oil

The structure of jojoba oil is the closest to the makeup of the sebum that is naturally produced from the scalp. This makes the oil highly superior for nourishing the scalp.  It has anti-bacterial properties which help keep the scalp and hair healthy.

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