FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT HAIR OILS !
FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT HAIR OILS!
The key to healthy growth and minimized breakage is moisture. A lot of the beauty information on the internet can be pretty confusing when it comes to which oils to use on our hair and why.
Scientifically, there are only 3 oils have a molecular structure small enough to actually penetrate the hair shaft and induce moisture; while the rest will sit on top of the strand, coating the cuticle, as more of a sealant of moisture. An understanding of both types will ensure an effective hair regimen. But, as always, since no two heads are alike it is helpful to try different oils and methods to see which works best for your particular hair type. Here are the moisturizing and sealing oils worth putting to the test!
Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is the least processed form of the oil and your best bet for optimal hair health. It has been debated whether Coconut Oil is a moisturizer or a sealant, but studies have proved it to be a bit of both. The molecular structure of the oil is small enough to allow it to penetrate, unlike most other oils, but in a very limited quantity. The majority of the coconut oil applied will actually stay outside coating the cuticle as a sealant. This is how and why it can be seen as both!
Avocado Oil is the 3rd of the penetrating and moisturizing oils. High in essential vitamins and nutrients, many have seen improved hair stimulation and growth using this oil regularly. Best used as a pre-poo (before washing) weekly deep treatment.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
JBCO is the unprocessed version of Castor Oil. One of my favorite parts of this oil is its hair softening effects; as well as its ability to draw out impurities and stimulate hair growth. Its honey-like consistency makes it an ideal sealant for those with thicker textures in need of more hold.
Jojoba oil is another light yet highly effective oil for sealing moisture in natural hair. It’s actually my favorite considering it is the oil closest to that of our natural oil.
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