Why You Should Be Using Hair Oils

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Hey, lovelies

Today's post is by guest blogger Joana Teixeira.

Your natural hair goes through a lot day-to-day, whether it’s taking a battering from the elements or heat styling products. That’s why it’s important to make sure you pay attention to the condition of your natural curls with a simple hair care regime, and adding in essential oils can give your locks a boost.

Let’s check out some of the reasons why you should be using hair oils, from the ease of use and learning how to get shiny hair to how hair oils can stimulate growth and soothe an itchy scalp.

Easy to use

Before we get into the specific benefits of hair oils, one of the first good reasons to try them is because of how easy they are to use. We’ll come on to why, but suffice to say that the
nutrients in oils like cedarwood, coconut, avocado, peppermint, jojoba and more all contain characteristics that will help support the overall health of your natural hair.

For certain oils like peppermint, you have to mix with a carrier oil such as olive. Otherwise, it could irritate your scalp. With any oil, it’s a good idea to mix with warm water just to be on the safe side. But it’s as easy as that!

Promote shine and smoothness

If you struggle with frizzy hair, oils can help. All you have to do is rub a little in the palms of your hands and then apply through your natural locks. Not only does your hair benefit from the nutrients, but it’ll also settle down and become smoother. In addition to that, oil rinsing after shampooing can increase moisture and promote shine. All you have to do is simply combine conditioner with your chosen oil, let it sit in your hair for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. To read more tips on how to get shiny hair, click here.

Help strengthen strands

The presence of a range of vitamins and minerals, fatty and amino acids, and protein in oils such as avocado are great for preventing damage and boosting hair strength. Jojoba is another oil that can lessen the risk of damage, mainly by avoiding split ends. That’s because jojoba mimics natural sebum protection, one of the critical components of keeping your hair in good health.

Stimulate growth

Without a doubt, one of the most significant benefits of hair oils is the way in which they can help boost growth. Simply massaging lavender, peppermint, rosemary or one of the many other types of oil deep into the scalp helps promote blood flow to the area. This, in turn, can help stimulate the follicles and lay the foundations for improved growth.

Soothe dry scalp

Another great benefit of using oils is their ability to soothe a dry scalp, moisturize hair and help fight dandruff. The best way to do so is to apply peppermint or rosemary oil before you shampoo. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of oils like these calm irritated scalps and help keep flakes at bay.

Now that you know how much your natural hair can benefit from essential oils choose the types that best suit you and enjoy the results!

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