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

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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 – Penetrating

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


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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

  • Lynette Sanchez

    what kind of oil is that???

  • Tekita S. Hoston

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

  • Angela Jenkins

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

  • Shantel Neckles

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

  • Laura Jehue Mabon

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

  • Kim Allen

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

  • Kaylyn Powell

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

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  • 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

  • Raven Marie

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

  • Nicole Renee

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

  • Audreia Walker

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

  • Tamiko Ross

    Where to buy all these oils at

  • Andrea Angie Tater

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

  • Chelle Johnson

    Castor, almond, olive and coconut oils for me.

  • Shey Eagle

    Olive oil does nothing for me

  • Shey Eagle

    Argan oil pure works great for me

  • Brytnei Elle

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

  • Cameshia Le’chette Hall

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

  • Cameshia Le’chette Hall

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

  • Denise N Raymond Sanders

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

  • Roxanne Pinkston

    Argan oil n Virgin Shea Butter

  • Naomi Summage

    Love it

  • 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

  • Lesa Anne

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

  • Qwiet Storm

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

  • Frankye Campbell

    very nice information to know!!!!

  • Kimmie Vaughan

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

  • Jazmyn Yoshie Hilton

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

  • Moraima Perez Salgado

    Information please!!

  • Michelle Nesbeth

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

  • 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.

  • Joy Wonderfully Made Rowland

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

  • LaDonna George-Clinton

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

  • 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

  • Germaine Woodley

    I would like to try

  • Germaine Woodley

    Does this work for people who has dreads?

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  • TeeJay Mc

    Castor Oil is working wonders here!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Alana Douglas-Glasgow

    question do u mix the oils or use seperately

  • 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!!!!!

  • 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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