The Best 6 Oils To Use For Your Natural Or Relaxed Hair

The Best 6 Oils To Use For Your Natural Or Relaxed Hair

Natural Oils are a significant and necessary part of healthy hair care they have a variety of benefits and are so important to hair growth because they provide the slip and protection our hair needs to maintain its moisture and prevent breakage.  Oils can be categorized in many ways but for the purpose of this article the two categories used will be Penetrating oils and Coating oils.

Penetrating Oils – Put simply penetrating oils are oils that have the ability to enter the cortex of the hair shaft

1. Coconut Oil – Once coconut oil enters the hair shaft it actually has the ability to patch and protect the hair from the inside out. It is light in weight and non greasy and one of the highest recommended oil for promoting healthy hair. It’s an excellent conditioner, helps prevent dandruff and is wonderful for scalp massages

2. Olive Oil – A light oil that also penetrates the hair shaft. Main benefits include sealing, reducing split ends, strengthening hair from the inside out, and conditioning. Olive oil can be added to shampoo to protect the hair from getting stripped it is also great as a pre conditioning treatment before shampoo (prepoo).

3. Avocado Oil – Comprised of beneficial nutrients such as vitamin A, E and D, protein, copper, magnesium, iron, folic acid, and amino acids. All these nutrients are vital for hair growth and health; it also conditions the hair and helps with moisture retention.

Coating Oils– These oils Do not have the ability to penetrate the hair shaft, however they sit just outside and ‘seal’ whatever the shaft has in it, this could be water or hydrolyzed protein. These oils are high in polyunsaturated fats which cannot be absorbed by the hair shaft

4. Castor Oil – This is heavy oil that is one of the best sealants because of its structure. It conditions the hair giving it the strength and resilience it needs to stand up to daily care. It promotes hair growth, moisturizes the hair, hair appears thicker with consistent use, and helps tames frizz.

5. Grape Seed oil – Also known as a carrier oil for other essential oils, in other words you can add any strong essential oil that may need to be diluted to grape seed oil. Grape Seed Oil is used to nourish the scalp, prevent against dandruff, it contains Vitamin E and linoleic acid and can also be used as a natural heat protectant due to its properties.

6. Jojoba Oil the structure of jojoba oil is the closest to the makeup of the sebum that is naturally produced from the scalp. This makes the oil highly superior for nourishing the scalp; it has anti bacterial properties which keeps the scalp and hair healthy.

Bonus! More Cool Oils

Protein Based Soy Bean Oil – The stuff that Crisco is made of, is high in protein and with consistent use it can actually strengthen the hair making it resilient, moisturized and nourished. Because of its protein properties it is great when using heat tools at minimal temperatures.

Essential Oil Roundup:

Basil Oil: Promotes growth

Chamomile Oil: Great for golden highlights

Clary sage Oil: Used in the treatment of dandruff

Lavender Oil: Scalp treatment, massages, even Lice

Lemon Oil: highlights, encourages under active sebaceous glands to get active

Peppermint Oil: Used to combat dry hair, promotes hair growth, tingles on the scalp and great for massages

Rosemary Oil: promotes hair growth, minimizes dandruff

Tea tree Oil: Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands




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  • Synamon

    Is Shea Butter not considered an oil? Please educate me.

  • Emily

    Even though it behaves like an oil in the sense that it can effectively seal in your moisture, it is actually a very heavy butter. There is Shea oil that you can purchase that is pretty much an oil. – hope that helps

    • Synamon

      Thank you, thst does help

  • BJM

    I am suffering from Alopecia…start using Castor oil in Nov 6, 2013…I co wash, deep condition…hot oil treatment…very little fine hairs are growing in my crown…what suggestions do you have that help my hair grow back…I am 60 yrs old…Thanks

    • Terri

      I am suffering from alopecia it in the crown what can I do for growing thanks

  • https://www.facebook.com/lynette.sanchez.54 Lynette Sanchez

    what kind of oil is that???

  • https://www.facebook.com/tekita.hoston Tekita S. Hoston

    I use them all but Grape seed is one of my staple oils

  • https://www.facebook.com/angela.jenkins.503 Angela Jenkins

    Coconut oil is new to me..I will try it

  • https://www.facebook.com/shantel.neckles Shantel Neckles

    Coconut oil is my fave. Natural organic. And it smells sooooooo good lol

  • https://www.facebook.com/laura.mabon Laura Jehue Mabon

    I use coconut & castor oil. Just ordered rosemary oil for greys & avocado & almond oil.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kay.allen.359778 Kim Allen

    Tea tree oil, organic jamaica liquify coconut oil, organic sweet almond oils, organic jamaican black castor oil.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kaylyn.powell.73 Kaylyn Powell

    Latorria I have castor oil… doesn’t help. Think ima go across tha water & start there. This Crowder is rough! Lol

  • https://www.facebook.com/richards.richards.98 Richards Richards

    Olive

  • https://www.facebook.com/syrinthiah Syrinthia Haskell

    coconut.tea tree/jojoba my fav

  • cortezya

    Hi i mix coconut oil and olive oil is that ok to do…and is it ok to mix a number of oils such as castor oil and grapeseed oils in also i actually would love to mix about 8 oils into one container

  • https://www.facebook.com/xRavenMarie Raven Marie

    Coconut and olive oil are amazing. I also like safflower oil after days without moisturizing.

  • https://www.facebook.com/WhoaItsNikki Nicole Renee

    at the moment i use jbco, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and grape seed oil….im thinking about trying advocado oil

  • https://www.facebook.com/audreia Audreia Walker

    I use Coconut, Castor, Olive, and Sweet Almond..my hair absolutely love Castor.

  • https://www.facebook.com/tamiko.ross.9 Tamiko Ross

    Where to buy all these oils at

  • https://www.facebook.com/andrea.tater Andrea Angie Tater

    Great use indian hemp but not happy with the waxiness tangles my hair.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Harrys.Gurl Chelle Johnson

    Castor, almond, olive and coconut oils for me.

  • https://www.facebook.com/shey.eagle Shey Eagle

    Olive oil does nothing for me

  • https://www.facebook.com/shey.eagle Shey Eagle

    Argan oil pure works great for me

  • https://www.facebook.com/XO.brytnei.elle Brytnei Elle

    Sweet bran oil is amazing!! Add cayenne pepper and it helps stimulate hair growth

  • https://www.facebook.com/cameshia.hall Cameshia Le’chette Hall

    Little known fact: coconut oil is best for treating psoriasis of the scalp as well.

  • https://www.facebook.com/cameshia.hall Cameshia Le’chette Hall

    @tamiko Ross. You can buy pure oils on amazon.

  • https://www.facebook.com/DenisenRaymond Denise N Raymond Sanders

    Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and Olive Oil is what I use

  • https://www.facebook.com/roxanne.pinkston Roxanne Pinkston

    Argan oil n Virgin Shea Butter

  • https://www.facebook.com/naomiMADISONMOMMIsummage Naomi Summage

    Love it

  • https://www.facebook.com/jamila.kelly.790 Jamila Kelly

    I used to use coconut oil, but I was using the bad kind you buy at pharmacy, not the organic kind that has nothing but pure coconut that you can buy In huge tubs at a natural grocers. I noticed the difference right away !
    And you can use it to cook too :3

  • https://www.facebook.com/lesa.anne Lesa Anne

    I use olive oil, coconut oil, aragon, macadamia oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil!

  • https://www.facebook.com/nyoki.lewis Qwiet Storm

    A lot of the oils can also be bought in stores like Whole Foods

  • https://www.facebook.com/frankye.campbell Frankye Campbell

    very nice information to know!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kimmie.vaughan.9 Kimmie Vaughan

    Coconut, balsam, grapeseed, shea butter all natural, jojoba oil, Aloe vera oil all natural great for skin as well

  • https://www.facebook.com/jazmynh1 Jazmyn Yoshie Hilton

    I have very course and nappy curl hair .. what oil will do best on my hair??? Any Suggestions???

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Moraima Perez Salgado

    Information please!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/michelle.nesbeth Michelle Nesbeth

    I use a mixture of olive, JBCO, Avocado, sweet almond, jojoba and Vitamin E. My hair loves that mixture.

  • https://www.facebook.com/zakia.rowland Joy Wonderfully Made Rowland

    Ahhh I am doing well. I have all of these oils and more n my cabinet!!! I notice a positive difference in my hair. Softness, manageability, shine and absolutely no breakage.

  • https://www.facebook.com/zakia.rowland Joy Wonderfully Made Rowland

    I get my oils in whole foods & food for less.

  • https://www.facebook.com/ladonna.georgeclinton LaDonna George-Clinton

    thank for the info nice to know when will you be getting it ?

  • https://www.facebook.com/ladonna.georgeclinton LaDonna George-Clinton

    and you have to still oil her scalp all the time, not just sometime and not just putting on her hair. and her hair must still be shampoo and conditioned all the time. and done all the time also. Love U hugs & kisses

  • https://www.facebook.com/germaine.woodley.7 Germaine Woodley

    I would like to try

  • https://www.facebook.com/germaine.woodley.7 Germaine Woodley

    Does this work for people who has dreads?

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-world/263993073754048 Hair world

    good—–

  • https://www.facebook.com/tmcmannen TeeJay Mc

    Castor Oil is working wonders here!

  • https://www.facebook.com/michelle.hammonds.18 Michelle Hammonds

    Use raw shea butter and mix in hemp oil, argan, jojoba. Just found on ebay organic oils you can order in any size you want. I am getting hemp, coconut & babassu (new to me so I googled it) They say it is better than coconut so I may just order the hemp & babassu.

  • https://www.facebook.com/rhonda.echols.1 Veronica Williams

    What is good for all natural very thin hair I have Lupus and what’s is also good for washing and conditioning I have been natural for a year now and I have chunks of my hair come out when I wash and condition it. plz help

  • https://www.facebook.com/alana.douglasglasgow Alana Douglas-Glasgow

    question do u mix the oils or use seperately

  • https://www.facebook.com/mariieme.jonas Marieme Sy

    I love Olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil

  • Kayla

    Hi my daughter’s are half native American and half African American. There hair is very fine and straight at the roots but curls, abd coils up on the ends. I’m trying to find a good regimen promote growth, as well as seal in moisture. I recently was told that u could mix a oil in with there moisturizing hair dress creme.. is that a good regimen.. I would like to start with the jojoba oil since I’ve
    already introduced it to their hair.. im open to all suggestions. However please be mindful that my twin daughters are 2 years old.. thanks in advance!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/michelle.hammonds.18 Michelle Hammonds

    Alana Douglas-Glasgow I mix mine with raw Shea butter..but I also add to my castle peppermint shampoo. You have to read up on the oil you want because some are carrier oils and those you would normally mix with something else. Then find what works for your hair. I been also daily dabbing flax seed and hemp in the top of my head.

  • Hanna

    Don’t forget argan oil! I love the one from pro naturals!


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