Oils - An Essential Part of Our Hair Routine
Oils are the underrated superstars of a healthy hair journey. Pure, natural oils are packed with nutrients for our hair and scalp, making them an essential part of our hair care toolbox. Although there are countless oils out there, these six are worth a mention. Let’s take a look at some of the best oils for promoting hair and scalp health.
Avocado oil is a light weight oil rich in amino acid, Vitamin A, B, D, and E. Avocado oil penetrates easily into the scalp and promotes healthy hair growth while strengthening the root. It can also be mixed with shampoo, glycerin, or other hair oils.
Argan oil contains fatty acids Vitamin E and has antioxidant properties that restore the scalp’s damage while relieving itchiness.
This natural hair oil prevents breakage and add shine to the hair. Jojoba oil aids in stimulating blood circulation in the scalp, thereby making the hair grow longer and stronger. However, it is advisable not to use this oil in large quantities to avoid product buildup.
Chamomile oil has been used for hundreds of years due to its numerous benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe an itchy scalp. This oil also treats dandruff and lice.
This lovely oil contains disinfecting properties that help fight virus, fungi, and microbes. It also promotes hair growth and balances the scalp’s pH and sebum production.
Castor oil is rich in omega fatty acids, Vitamin B, C, and E. It contains ricinoleic acid, a strong anti-fungicidal and antibacterial agent that protects the hair and scalp from infection. Castor oil has a very thick consistency which lends itself well for pre-shampoo treatments.
Consistency is Key
As with every product or concoction, the best way to ensure good results when embarking on a healthy hair journey is to be consistent. Struggling to say consistent with your hair routine? This post can help!
Build a habit of oiling your hair and scalp, a scalp massager is a great way to enhance the experience. Time your new habit at a time when you’re most likely to do it, such as on a weekend when you can spare an extra 30 minutes before you wash your hair, when you sit down to watch a show. A new habit is most likely to stick if you add it onto an existing routine.
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