By Dr. Phoenyx Austin
Hola chicas- Phoenyx here! Do you tend to rely solely on big, brand named products for your hair care? Well you donâ€™t always have to. Sometimes the best products are actually very simple- and even cheaper. What are these simple hair products? Well theyâ€™re natural oils. Iâ€™m a natural haired woman and know first-hand that natural oils are amazing for hair. They work wonders on my hair. And Iâ€™ve been using natural oils for years to make my hair softer, shinier, and even stronger. So if you havenâ€™t already, why not check out a couple or all of these 8 fabulous natural oils for natural hair. And let me know how they work for you!
Avocado oil is particularly great for natural hair. Itâ€™s loaded with nutrients, amino acids, essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B, D, and E. And itâ€™s excellent for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, strengthening hair, and boosting sheen.
Castor oil thickens hair, promotes hair growth, prevents thinning, moisturizes, helps reduce split ends, helps to tame frizz, and prevents scalp infections.
Coconut oil is great for preventing dandruff, promoting hair growth, moisturizing, strengthening hair, thickening hair, and preventing damage.
Jojoba oil is great for skin and hair. It has a very similar chemical makeup to sebum- an oily/waxy matter that your skin naturally makes. Many like it because itâ€™s non-greasy, odorless, and colorless. It also makes an ideal daily moisturizer and conditioner- especially for dry, damaged hair.
Olive Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Olive oil, which is also referred to as the â€œgodmother of hair oil,â€ is great for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, eliminating dandruff, and also has powerful antioxidants that can help fight hair loss.
Rosemary oil is great for stimulating hair follicles for hair growth, preventing hair loss and greying, preventing dandruff, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.
Safflower oil protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness. And it is extremely beneficial for natural as well as dry chemically treated hair.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil works great as a â€œsealant.â€ This means that it â€œlocks-inâ€ moisture. Sweet almond oil also nourishes hair, smoothes hair cuticles to control shedding, promotes hair growth and thickness, prevents hair loss, and boosts sheen.
What are your favorite hair oils? Let me know how these oils work for you!
Have a Happy Hair Day! Mauh! – Phoenyx
If youâ€™d like to send a comment/question to Dr. Phoenyx, you can find her on her Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Phoenyx Austin is a writer, media personality, and physician who has been featured on numerous natural hair blogs and print publications for her gorgeous natural hair.