OILS FOR YOUR SPRING HAIR

“What a lovely winter we’re having this spring”

Ugh!  The temperatures are still fairly low for spring, but soon we natural haired beauties will be free to rock our wash and go’s!  The pacing back and forth in beauty aisles and trying samples of pretty much everything will become a part of our “summer hair” routines.  No matter your hair texture, one thing is for sure.  You need some type of moisturizer!  Whether you want length, a poppin’ curl, or just softness, a good moisturizer is key. 

I’ve compiled some popular (and not so popular) oils to try this spring.

Carrier Oils

Avocado Oil:  Loaded with potassium, amino acids and protein, avocado oil’s moisturizing properties make hair shiny while locking in moisture into the hair cells.  High levels of antioxidants like Vitamin E absorb into the scalp and hair shafts stimulating growth and strength.

Argan Oil:  Thin and brittle hair?  Add argan oil to your daily routine.  In addition to acting as a moisturizer for the scalp and fighting dandruff,  argan oil promotes the growth of strong and healthy hair.  It also treat split ends and hair damage from chemical treatments and dye. 

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Sunflower Oil:  Sunflower oil contains high levels of  Oleic Acid (an Omega-9 acid), which is essential to stimulating natural hair growth.  It prevents hair loss and strengthens brittle hair.  Sunflower oil is also packed with potassium, iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B, C, and E.  It acts as a conditioner and smooths the hair. 

 

Essential Oils

Peppermint Oil: I love this oil for aromatherapy as well as hair care.  It rejuvenates and refresh the hair when paired with jojoba oil.  Add a drop or two to your oil treatments and feel the tingly sensation!

Rosemary Oil: If you suffer from dandruff, rosemary oil is a great way to treat it.  Although it’s known for its great aroma,  rosemary is also helpful with treating dry scalp, stimulating blood flow and growth.

Ylang Ylang Oil: I was unfamiliar with this oil, but ran across it while surfing the internet.  Popular in Europe, ylang ylang is known to be powerful and strong, so it’s probably best to mix it with other essential or carrier oils.