Finding the right oil for your tresses can be quite a stressful task, especially when the usual commercial brands tend to blend perfectly natural oils with silicones and other things that are not-so-great to your hair. So why not try making your own blend that won't break the bank and will work just as well or even better? Continue reading below.
Coconut Oil - this one is great for those with damaged hair, since it's the most penetrative oil going well into the hair shaft and protecting and moisturising the hair from inside-out. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties helping with dandruff. However, since it gets soaked up by your strand, it's not the best for sealing the cuticle.
Castor Oil - perfect for thickening fine hair. It's a dense oil with great anti-inflammatory properties which when applied to the scalp can help regrow thicker hair. It's also a great to sealer.
Jojoba Oil - perfect for those with thin hair looking for an oil that will not weigh their hair down. Jojoba is light and moisturising to the hair. It's the closest oil to the scalp's natural oils (i.e. sebum) and gets absorbed almost immediately once applied.
Olive Oil - perfect for treating bald patches or hair loss in general. This oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids. It has Niacin, Biotin and Vitamin D (a great anti-inflammatory) to help regrow bald patches. Since it can be a bit heavy, those with fine hair might not appreciate it.
Argan Oil - perfect for frizzy hair, which is basically one of the symptoms of dry hair. Since it doesn't penetrate so deeply into the hair shaft, it's able to nourish it and also form a barrier protecting the hair from harmful UV rays and environmental pollution. Rich in omega-3, omega-9 and Vitamin E. It's quite thick, so don't overdo it if you have thin hair.
Add a few drops of these essential oils for some additional benefits:
Rosemary Essential Oil - it's the perfect essential oil to help heal your scalp from any issues that may be hindering hair growth. It's rich in antioxidants, vitamin B, iron and calcium.
Lavender Essential Oil - if you have irritated or inflamed scalp, this essential oil will help soothe it, due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Thyme Essential Oil - an itchy scalp is no fun, so thyme essential oil is great at handling bacteria and fungus that may be causing that massive itch.
Beware that you should avoid putting too much oil on your scalp. Limit to 2-3 drops to give you some slip when massaging your scalp. The focus should be on your ends, since these are the oldest part of the hair and, therefore, more prone to breakage and/or damage.
Also, beware of nut-based oils if you have any nut allergies. Your well-being comes first.
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