Hair Care

Oils for African American Hair

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There are some essential oils for African American hair that can enhance growth, eliminate itchy scalp, seal in moisture, and more.

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Tea Tree Oil
Helps purify the scalp to help with dandruff. Keep the scalp free of nasty bacterial and fungal problems. Along with moisturizing and balancing your hair’s natural oil it also helps unblock the clogged up follicles of your hair.

Sage Oil
Cleanses the impurities out of your scalp also helping with scalp conditions such as psoriasis. If combined with zinc it can help get rid of dandruff.

Coconut Oil
This oil does not sit on top of your hair follicles, it actually penetrates deep within the cortex to help seal in moisture.

Olive Oil
Really good for hot oil treatments and can successfully be mixed with rinse-out conditioners. Also a great base to mix with other oils like Castor to thin it out.

Jojoba Oil
The closest to our scalp’s natural oils and can be used right out of the bottle. It’s also wonderful in mixtures with moisturizers and conditioners.

Avocada Oil
A very good oil for dry hair due to it’s moisturizing properties.

Castor Oil
Great scalp cleanser that aids in removing toxins, and it also helps promote thicker hair growth. Can be used once or even twice a week. Castor oil is one of the top oils for African American hair due to its ability to coat and seal in the moisture.

Peppermint Oil
The one oil that helps with stimulation of blood flowing to the roots of hair which sets up proper conditions for the hair to receive nourishment for growth.

Rosemary Oil
If you have dry hair this oil is beneficial in getting rid of of this problem along with helping alleviate itchy scalp and dandruff. (NEVER use while pregnant as it’s DANGEROUS to unborn children)

Basil Oil
Stimulates blood circulation encouraging hair growth. Can be found in conditioners or shampoos that are formulated to help promote a healthy scalp.

Lavender Oil
Treats alopecia areata and hair loss from studies done by the University of Maryland. Combined with other essential oils, it makes a natural hair re-growth scalp treatment. Massaging it into your head stimulates the scalp along with the energizing properties of essential oils. In individuals with skin allergies or extremely sensitive skin, lavender oil may cause skin irritation. It may be poisonous if taken orally.

Source: LiveStrong

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