All-natural hair oils has long been known as the secret to healthy, shiny hair. But how do you know which oil works best for your hair type? Whether you have fine or coarse hair, there's a hair oil out there that will work wonders on your tresses:
FINE: Pomegranate seed oil Contains punicic acid, which helps in revitalizing dull strands and increasing flexibility. Mix it with olive oil to thin down its texture before applying to fine hair. THIN: Rosemary oil High in iron, calcium, and vitamin B, the oil acts as an anti-aging agent to help boost color, shine, thickness, and prevent hair loss. Great for mixing with other natural oils to stimulate the hair follicles. WAVY: Sweet almond oil Packed with vitamins A, B, and E. Use this to heal split ends, improve circulation in the scalp to produce stronger hair, and can add luster and shine to dull hair. The fatty acids also offer extra UV protection.
COARSE: Avocado oil Rich in proteins and amino acids, with high levels of vitamins A, D, and E. The proteins will help fill in all the crevices in your hair’s cuticles, ensuring each strand is stronger and better protected from future breakage. Due to its consistency, this works best on medium- to coarse-textured hair.
THICK: Olive oil This works great as a deep-conditioning treatment, since olive oil contains monounsaturated fat to help alleviate dryness. Also contains nourishing antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to improve elasticity and restore strength and shine. Due to its consistency, this works best on thicker, coarser hair. ALL HAIR TYPES: Rice Bran Oil contains vitamin E and creates a harder shell around the cuticle so your strands have less breakage. Hemp Seed Oil is packed with amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and minerals that make hair stronger and healthier overall.”
The high fat content in all these natural oils gets absorbed into your
skin to instantly soothe irritation and rid dryness. Here's how to apply it at home:
Once or twice a
week, use your fingertips to massage these natural
hair oils into your dry tresses. Brush the oil through from roots to
ends using a hairbrush until your mane is completely
saturated. Then shampoo or condition normally.
If you have more time,
you can attempt a DIY hot-oil treatment. Use the microwave to heat the oil until it's just warm to the
touch (not steaming hot!). Coat your hair before wrapping a warm, wet towel around it. Wait 30 minutes before rinsing.
For really damaged hair, cover your
oil-drenched mane with a shower cap and leave in overnight. Sleeping with oil in your hair can be a bit messy, so be sure to use a thick, tight shower cap to minimize the mess.