A Strengthening And Nourishing Oil Mix For Your Healthy Hair Journey

African american woman with natural hair smiling with eyes closedThere’s nothing more gratifying in your hair growth journey than when a random stranger stops you in the street to admire your hair and ask you about it.

This happens to me on occasion, except when I go out in my Miss Celie braids (I wonder why that is?). Aside from the wonderful confirmation of all the hard work I’ve put into my hair, I actually really enjoy a little chinwag about all things hair with perfect strangers!

If it ever happens to you, you will notice a few questions that tend to pop up more often than others. An FAQ of hair care if you will.

You are likely to get the standard How long did it take you to grow your hair, Are you mixed?, So how do you get your hair curly like that etc. You are also likely to get What do you put in your hair?

Now as a black woman, you will understand that this particular question has little to do with which shampoo or conditioner you use.

Nope, the average unenlightened black women doesn’t think that anything as ‘useless’ as conditioner ever made a difference to anyone’s hair. They want to know which grease you use gurl!

I will pause here a minute to reminisce about a time when I was about 15 years old. I was so convinced that greasing your scalp was the absolute best hair care practice that my friend and I resolved to grease our scalps every night to grow our hair long.

I don’t remember how long we actually kept it up for but my hair never did get longer than shoulder length throughout high school so clearly it never made much of a difference.

Now that I’m all grown up and after doing away with the myth that you need ‘certain products’ in order to grow your hair long and healthy, I certainly know better. Many of us however are still left with trying to wade through the confusing world of hair care products.

Trying to decide between the winners and losers of the hair oils can be extremely daunting for those unused to reading ingredients in hair products or those who simply don’t know how these oils benefit our hair.

As your knowledge about hair products increases, you may find yourself yourself in possession of a fair few oils but still wondering how exactly to use them in your regimen. Should you use the coconut oil for pre-pooing or sealing? How about the JBCO, EVOO, and which oils exactly penetrate the hair shaft?

Well, the following simple nourishing oil mix is a staple product in my hair regimen. The recipe combines three of my favorite oils in a convenient way so that I am able to use it for pre-pooing, oil rinsing or sealing in moisture without resorting to using a different oil for each activity.

Because of the oils contained in the mix, it is also one of the best oil mixes you can use on your hair for strength and elasticity.

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About Alma


Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.



31 Comments

  1. 1

    Love this love this love this! I was actually wondering how to use some grape seed oil that I purchased months ago. I am thinking of replacing the wheatgerm oil in your recipe with grape seed. What do you think?

    • 2

      Grape seed oil is great because it also contains ceramides so I don’t think it will negatively impact the strengthening qualities of the oil!

  2. 3

    My coconut oil leaves white flakes on my hair and scalp. When it dries it feels like large dandruff. It itches also. Its natural organic. When I don’t use it the flakes and itching are not present. Can I use black castor oil instead? Thanks

    • 4

      That’s odd Sadie. Is it proper virgin coconut oil? Have you tried melting it before using it? You can certainly use the castor oil instead but it doesn’t have the same penetrating power as coconut oil.

      • 5

        I’ve actually had this same problem. The coconut oil I purchased was virgin oil from a health food store but still it would dry and become white when put on my hair. This is even after melting it. Once the oil returns to room temp I notice that my ends are left hard with the white oil.

  3. 6
    patrica says:

    Very interesting and informative! I really like it. Thanks!

  4. 7
    Caramel says:

    Sorry I’m confused. If you are protein sensitive, you surely would not be using coconut oil or anything which acts like a protein, so what else would you suggest, maybe avocado oil or macadaemia nut for instance?

    • 8

      Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft but it does not have the ability to bind to your hair like protein does so it’s not likely to cause stiff hair as would happen with protein sensitivity. In any case, even if you are protein sensitive you still need to find a way to strengthen your hair mildly. Remember that you lose protein from your hair every day so if your hair’s structure is not being maintained, your length potential will be quite limited.

  5. 9

    Hi, can I use the EVCO, EVOO and the JBCO/ Jojoba oil if I do not have the grape seed oil, and can this combination be also used as a hot oil treatment?

  6. 14

    I will use the grapeseed oil. What does one use back castor oil for? And how should I use it daily or weekly?

  7. 15

    I found the information about jco. I wish I could write the information but I have tremors and can’t.

  8. 17

    Hi, how do you do oil rinsing?

  9. 20

    Kendall Lanford George

  10. 21

    Beautiful!!!

  11. 22

    I use EVOO and peppermint oil as my mixing oil stable and my hair is moisturized and healthy. I always wanted to try coconut oil, so will coconut and peppermint oil work good together?

  12. 23

    KamGlam Iam i so love her big hair

  13. 24

    Star Herring me too

  14. 25

    Can’t wait until mine looks like this !!

  15. 26

    Shamesha Lee

  16. 27

    Thanks Shaniqua Hill

  17. 28

    There are videos on YouTube I will text you some of the people I watch to help you

  18. 29

    Raya Anderson

  19. 30

    Gorgeous

  20. 31

    Hi. I was wondering what other product can I use if I can’t find wheat germ oils? Thanks for the information. I love using EVOO but never thought of combining with coconut oil. Will definitely try out. Thanks :)

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