Ladies, as a naturalista, I know how hard it is to find cheap and effective products. But surprisingly enough, oil is the answer! These three oils are my top picks for leaving my pockets and my hair happy.
CASTOR OIL: Lol, okay, I know what you’re thinking, but Castor Oil is the truth! I’ve always heard that castor oil works miracles for thinning hair and it does! Castor Oil treats dryness and dullness while conditioning and strengthening your hair. But because Castor Oil is so thick, you MUST mix it with a lighter oil if you plan on using it for more than deep conditioning. You don’t want to go around looking like your grandmother greased your scalp, do you?…I didn’t think so.
OLIVE OIL: This oil is AH-MAY-ZING. Aside from being useful in the kitchen, Olive Oil is very beneficial to African American hair. It strengthens and protects, as well as defining your natural curls. Olive Oil is perfect for wash and go-s and deep conditioning. It locks in moisture and leaves your hair looking fresh and radiant all day!
COCONUT OIL: I’ve just recently learned about the wonders of Coconut Oil, but I must say that I have no complaints. I’ve found Coconut Oil to be very lightweight and it makes my hair feel as soft as cotton. I love this oil. Coconut Oil seals in moisture, it’s also great for conditions and it promotes hair growth. But because Coconut Oil is so lightweight, you may feel the need to use a lot. DON’T DO IT! A little really does go a long way.
While these three oils are great, try experimenting with others to see what works best for your hair. Oils like Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Grapeseed Oil are great for combating dandruff, dryness, and damage. Comment and tell us about your favorite oils and tips for hair!