Today we hear a lot about the use of oils to condition/treat our hair, but many people still have questions, like which oils should I use and what are the real benefits. I’m addicted to oils, so I decided to share some information with you.
WHICH ONE IS BETTER: VEGETABLE OR MINERAL?
When it comes to using oils on your hair, always use “vegetable” oil, not “mineral“. Vegetable oils works best to care for both skin and hair, because they are full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, unlike the mineral oils that are derived from petroleum, and can have a negative effect on live organisms.
When I think of maintaining my hair, specially the “type 4” hair, vegetable oil is virtually essential.
Here’s a list of some of my favorites:
Jojoba oil resembles the human sebum, an oily substance that is naturally produced by the sebaceous glands below our skin surface, so that the use of Jojoba in our skin and hair will have great benefits.
This one is often praised as “the best vegetable oil from the earth.” Hyperbole aside, coconut has indeed tons of undeniable benefits. It stimulates hair growth, penetrating deeply into the follicles. It promotes a healthy scalp and protects from problems like insect bites, lice and dandruff. It adds ultra shine and leaves our hair smooth, while also avoiding breakage and split ends.
Extracted from the Moroccan Argan tree, it can be used as a moisturizer, emollient and conditioner for both your hair and skin. Often called “liquid gold” for its amazing qualities, it contains large amounts of nutrients, including vitamin E and fatty acids and antioxidants that will fuel the cells while stimulating the grow of healthy hair.
One of the most effective oil remedies for dry scalp, split ends and hair loss, Castor oil has been widely used for decades in a variety of treatments. It’s fantastic as a stimulator for hair growth and because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it’s found in many beauty products as well. Rich in protein, minerals and vitamin E, Castor oil can work like a magic potion for your hair.
The almond oil is rich in vitamin A (helps maintain the cell membranes healthy), B1, B6 (promotes hair growth) and E (high in antioxidants; helps blood circulation). Almond oil is also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, protein, potassium and zinc, as well as a number of other minerals and vitamins, which explains why it’s so good for our hair and skin.
Avocado oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry, brittle and/or damaged hair. It contains many nutrients such as vitamins A, B, D, E, proteins, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium, and folic acid. All of these nutrients encourage hair growth. Avocado oil has properties that facilitate the natural moisture retention, while its lightweight formula is easily absorbed by the hair and scalp. It’s great for deep conditioning treatments, providing a lot of shine for your hair.
Well, that’s it for today. Hope you found this information helpful.