Understanding The Relationship Between Hair Type And Essential Oils

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Are you using the right essential oil for your hair? This is a typical Kenyan girl; know what’s trending about hair, buy what everyone in the world is using, use it for a few weeks, then complain that it’s not working and the cycle continues.

Did you know that not all essential oils that are sound beneficial to hair may not be beneficial to your type of hair? We cannot deny that essential oils are key to healthy hair but you have to get the prescription right.

One thing you need to note that even African hair is not the same, people from north Africa and Sub-saharan part have different hair texture so the requirement is different.

So if your hair is Kinky this are the essentail oils that will work best on your hair.

Coconut oil

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Coconut oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E, which help strengthen the hair, decrease breakage and promote hair growth. Due to its low molecular weight, coconut is proven to penetrate the hair shaft.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil

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The original is a brown syrup mix of goodness known to treat acne, dandruff and relieve muscle pain. Jamaican black castor oil is the holy grail for naturalistas who seek length, thickness and healthy hair. Containing Vitamin E, protein, unsaturated fatty acids and minerals,

Jamaican black castor oil is rich in vitamin E, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids and minerals. It is proven as one of the best boosters for hair growth. It increases blood flow to the scalp resulting in stronger, longer and thicker hair. With anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, JBCO is the best treatment for balding areas and brittle hair that is prone to breakage.

Extra virgin olive oil

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Olive oil is proven to penetrate the hair shaft just like coconut oil. Unlike coconut oil, Olive oil does not dry the hair. The goal is to always have an oil that you can use for hot treatments and hair repair preventing hair damage. 

Jojoba oil

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Jojoba oil is rich in Vitamins B, C, E, zinc, copper and minerals that nourish the hair. A unique fact is that it is said to adapt to the hairs natural oil (sebum) which facilitates absorption into the hair shaft giving the hair a silky, shiny and smooth look.

It is the best product to prevent hair breakage and add strength to your tresses. It is lightweight therefore it can be used by natural hair with high, low and normal porosity hair. 

Avocado oil

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This is the ultimate moisturizer and is rich in monounsaturated Omega-9 fatty acids, amino acids, protein, magnesium, iron, copper and folic acids.

Cold pressed virgin Avocado oil contains Vitamin A, B, D, E a reason why its recommended for protecting the hair against damage caused by UV rays. This is your hair sunscreen as it is your go-to product for that added shine and lustre.

Due to its lightweight, its good for both low and high porosity natural hair as it doesn’t weigh down your hair or clog your pores. It also prevents split ends, hair loss and a dry scalp.

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Essential oils are used for length retention, address hair issues like dandruff, itchy scalp and hair loss. Example of essential oils includes sage oil, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil and rosemary oil.

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