If you’re the type of person who regularly dyes, blow dries, or straightens their hair, you may be familiar the harsh effects of chemical dye and heat. What you may not be familiar with, is that hair products designed to moisturize hair don’t always work. Damage caused by these hair styling methods need intense hydration to repair the burnt and broken strands. Most conventional hair moisturizes contain chemical ingredients that can cause further damage to your hair health over time, even though they may temporarily soften and hydrate the hair. This type of moisture can only be found in natural substances. Here are a few oils that are great for encouraging soft healthy and hydrated hair.
Argan Oil This natural oil has a rich and vibrant scent often used in fragrances. It can be used on both skin and hair to promote strength, growth, and healthy glow. It is high in vitamin E, and fatty acids that can protect your hair from breakage.
Jojoba Oil This natural plant based oil is one of the only plant-based oils that has a similar make up to sebum. Sebum is the oil that our bodies naturally release to moisturize hair and skin, making it perfect for maintaining hair health.
Olive Oil Massaging your scalp with olive oil is a great home remedy for dry skin and dandruff. If hair dyes and heat tend to make your scalp a little flakey, olive oil is a great way to soothe the skin. It helps to remove dead skin from the scalp, accelerating the exfoliation process, then soothes the new skin underneath to promote hydration and health.
Coconut Oil Coconut oil is able to penetrate much deeper into hair follicles to provide ultimate moisture. It’s perfect for helping to reduce breakage and split ends. Because of its consistency, it also recommended for styling as it’s highly moisturizing and has a strong hold on even the thickest curls.
You can easily apply any natural oil to the ends of your hair on a daily basis to promote a healthy glow. For more intense moisture, cover your hair in oil from roots to ends before bedtime and rinse in the morning.